Monday, April 26, 2010
Try RTM1 for World Cup
Apr 24, 2010
Blocks' central antenna can pick up Malaysian channel's signal.
By Leonard Lim, Chan U-Gene & Jeff Ang
FOOTBALL fans, good news if you are among the 80 per cent of the population living in public housing.
Chances are, you will be able to catch 20 World Cup games live and another 11 delayed on a free-to-air Malaysian channel - if the unthinkable happens and Singapore fails to secure the broadcast rights to the football extravaganza.
And some HDB dwellers who can receive Indonesian channels such as RCTI and Global TV may even be able to watch all 64 matches live.
Almost all the live telecasts will be for matches that kick off at 10pm Malaysia and Singapore time - and they involve top teams like Brazil, Portugal and England. These are matches that will be broadcast on Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) 1.
Four other live matches are being screened on RTM2, which is not available in Singapore.
RTM, which was granted exclusive terrestrial broadcast rights for Malaysia in January, will also broadcast daily highlights of all 64 matches at the June 11 to July 11 showpiece in South Africa. But it is not yet known if these will be shown over RTM 1 or 2.
In the age where people are trying to improve,we in Singapore are doing a backstroke because of greed.
No more free-to-air world events for you folks Singapore. All must pay pay pay.
At least our neighbour in Malaysia and Indonesia are better then us in this aspect.
First world country my foot!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Please do a little for the environment today. (Switch off more lights!)
Was watching The Inconvenient Truth again and it’s a reminder how devastating what we are doing to our planet.
Good luck for the next generation if we don’t do anything this generation.
So folks if you want your sons and daughters to experience the Earth as you know it. Start to do something no matter how small it may be.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Famous peanuts ice at Ximending. Cost only about S$2.50. The peanuts is really soft and had been cooked for more then 8 hours.
Well I totally agreed with Mr Brown! Check out my post back in 2009! Yeah I notice it long ago that Singapore is not the best place on earth.
I find that Singaporean can really take critisim. Also I find that Singaporean are quite proud. Looking down on others and we think we can speak English better then any countries in Asia.
But mark my words, we are losing out fast to people in term of services and aggresivness. We are not hungry and sooner or later we will be left behind with our broken English.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
Ambitious soccer plan overdue
I AM excited by the Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) ambitious plan to take Singapore's soccer to greater heights to match powerhouses Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea ("FAS targets top-10 soccer spot in Asia"; last Thursday).
This project is long overdue.
World Cup 2010 was just a pipe dream for the Singapore soccer team and aiming for the best in Asia is a more realistic target.
The emphasis on youth development is a move in the right direction and taking in boys from as young as eight augurs well for the scene. Stimulating interest at an early age will certainly give a boost and inculcate passion for the game.
The target for a gold medal in the South-east Asia Games has long been my wish.
It has been eluding us for a very long time and it is every Singaporean's desire to win it eventually.
The country has done well in swimming, table tennis, bowling and shooting in the SEA Games, and I hope more funds can be allocated to soccer, which is dear to the hearts of many.
Singaporeans share and believe in the vision that we will one day emerge as a powerhouse in soccer.
This is yet another joke and I must applaud Bennie’s optimism.
Remember what our goal was back in 1999? Yes to be in the final of world cup in 2010. (Hey its this year!)
After pouring in millions of tax-payer’s money, even formed a S-League, look at the state of our national team. Pathetic.
So now we are lowing our standard to be the TOP 10 in Asia. Goash! More money down the drain!
Yes I agreed that our National Team has improved compared to 10 years ago, but don’t forget so are all the National Teams in the world!
We will never keep up with those countries that has developed comprehensive programme to develop their soccer players.
We should just concentrate to win Gold in some, debates or Physics Olympics.
Most soccer fan here rather support a team in Europe rather then the national team I guess.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Apr 8, 2010
Why the delay in upgrading opposition ward?
IT HAS been almost a year since Senior Minister of State for National Development Grace Fu announced that the Government's Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP) would be launched in the two opposition wards of Potong Pasir and Hougang.
The news thrilled residents like me, who live in the selected LUP precinct of Potong Pasir constituency. It gave us much cause for excitement.
However, this euphoria seems to be evaporating as no work has been done.
There is not even an announcement of a date when work is to begin. I am starting to wonder if the project is on track or if some unexpected problems have cropped up.
I hope the Potong Pasir Town Council or the Citizens Consultative Committee can enlighten residents.
Let our constituency be a model of how an ugly duckling can be transformed into a beautiful swan.
Chan Mia Lee
The behaviour of our MIW is just plain childish.
Lift upgrade should not be use as a carrot to buy vote.
People staying in opposition ward deserve every right for facilities upgrade as they pay taxes too!
If our MIW have to resolve into this dirty method to force people out of opposition wards then all I can say is what a sorry state our county is in.