Saturday, April 22, 2023

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. DPM Wong - the govt welcomes the role of the opposition in a democracy
2. 3,500 wealthy millionaires are expected to be Singapore citizens in 2023
3. Buses with seats facing each other

Vote in

Friday, April 21, 2023

WOTC - Charges against Donald Trump

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 67% of the respondents said that Donald Trump will be found guilty of the charge that is levied against him by the New York prosecutors.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

WOTC - Peace in Ukraine

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 50% of the respondents said that China will be able to help achieve peace in Ukraine. The other 50% said that China will be unable to achieve this goal.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

WOTC - Macron's visit to China

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 67% of respondents said that the visit of Macron to China was a success as it strengthened relations between China, France and the European Union.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Can a Malaysian buy property in Singapore?


Malaysians are allowed to buy certain types of property in Singapore, subject to certain conditions and regulations.
Under the Residential Property Act, foreigners are generally not allowed to purchase landed properties in Singapore, with the exception of those who are permanent residents or citizens. However, foreigners including Malaysians are allowed to buy certain types of non-landed properties, such as apartments and condominiums, subject to certain restrictions.
Foreigners who are not permanent residents or citizens of Singapore may be subject to certain additional requirements, such as obtaining approval from the relevant authorities for the purchase of a property that is subject to restrictions under the Residential Property Act. It is always recommended that foreign buyers consult with a qualified lawyer or property agent in Singapore to ensure they understand and comply with all applicable regulations and requirements.
Tan Kin Lian

Friendly and helpful Malaysians

 On my 3 hour journey from Gelang Patah to my home, I had to take the bus on 3 legs. For the first 2 legs (from Gelang Patah to 2nd link CIQ and then to Tuas CIQ), I had to ask other passengers or the counter staff for information on the bus to take, the place to wait for the bus and the waiting time.

I found the Malaysians to be polite and helpful. They were sincerely helpful. For the Chinese, I spoke in Mandarin and for the Indians and Malays, I spoke in English and sometimes in Malay. I appreciated their help.
On boarding the bus, I had to pay RM 4.50. I had RM 10 and the driver could not give change. The passenger behind me immediately gave me his RM 5 and asked me to pay the RM 10 for both of us. That save me RM 5.
I thanked him and he said that it was all right.
I found many Singaporeans to be generally helpful also, but there are some nasty ones, such as the people who make nasty comments now and then.
Tan Kin Lian

Grab app and outdated warnings

 I booked Grab to take me from Forest City to 2nd link CIQ.

A driver took my booking and the app said that she would appear in 4 mins. Later, it was changed to 8 mins and, after waiting for 5 mins, the pick up time was changed to 15 mins. I cancelled the call.
I made another booking. The app said that the driver was nearby, in Forest City, but he took over 10 mins to arrive. It should take only 2 mins.
I learned later that he was living in Forest City and had rented an apartment for RM 500 a month.
The Grab app sent me warning a message several times that it was compulsory to wear a mask. I searched for a mask that I carried in my bag.
When the driver arrived, he was not wearing a mask. I left the mask in my pocket as it was not necessary. The app was clearly outdated, and it continued to impose a useless and troublesome requirement.
Most people do not wear a mask in Johor now. I hardly see anyone wearing a mask in the malls or buses.
It is easy for the government to issue the mask mandate, but they do not seem to be taking the trouble to remove the mandate when it was no longer required.
I wondered why the IT developers in Grab continued to keep the useless message in their Malaysian app.
Tan Kin Lian
All reactions:
Tan Kin Lian

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Are there many issues that need to be fixed in Singapore?
2. Will things get better when there is a change of prime minister?

Vote in

WOTC - Retaliatory sanctions

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 70% of respondents said that China should retaliate against sanctions by western countries in a reciprocal manner.

Blog Archive