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u/Aquatrium · 1 pointr/singapore

Hi! Does anyone know where I can buy one of those forehead phone mounts? Like this one. I'd love to record some footage from my pov but I can't afford a gopro and my phone's camera is good enough for me. I'll mostly be walking around with it strapped on so I don't need a super amazing one. I'm using an HTC one so it needs to be big enough to fit it.


u/MissCreepyStories · 8 pointsr/singapore

I recommend the book "Rich by Retirement: How Singaporeans Can Invest Smart and Retire Wealthy" by Joshua Giersch. You can read the preview of the book on Amazon ("Look Inside" link). The author has been giving personal finance advice on Hardwarezone for SG investors since 2010. You can also get the PDF version of the book for USD$8.


I have no affiliation with the author. I bought a copy of his book on the recommendation of others for my own research and found it useful. I refer to it time to time. Basically, the author tells you:

• exactly what to invest in
• how to do it in Singapore
• what ratio of ETFs and bonds you should be having in your investment portfolio (depending on how old you are.)

u/ginger_beer_m · 1 pointr/singapore

> no scrimping to pay for education

The best teacher for your kids is yourself (along with the husband, of course). It's more important to instill a sense of curiosity and wonder of the world than sending them to expensive tuitions and 'elite' schools, where many teachers actually don't know what they're talking about either. Basically, if you want the children to be smart, you have to be a role model of smartness yourself, instead of offloading that burden to the school. I'd argue that excessive homeworks and school assignments are actually harmful to the children's intellectual development.

u/RedFoxyMoron · 13 pointsr/singapore

The PS4 1TB model is 199USD(280SGD) with free shipping from amazon.

u/anotherDocObVious · 1 pointr/singapore

I'd picked up the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100 .. and went to town today. So much hair got trimmed today. Now feeling nice and trim.

Only one "low" point .. PSA - do NOT take the body grooming tool to your wrinkly man sac .... it pulled out some skin .. there was blood..


Lesson learnt.

u/pvoberstein · 1 pointr/singapore

How anyone read Singapore: Unlikely Power, and if so, is it any good? I'm trying to find a decent general history book and this one seems to be getting attention.

u/aaaaalvin · -1 pointsr/singapore

OP isn't looking for neutral, he's looking for insights into how Singapore came to be. My recommendation: Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World. Not a book written by LKY, but a collection of his thoughts.

u/doctorwhybother98 · 1 pointr/singapore

This comes highly recommended online, have it on my wishlist currently.

u/phunkynerd · 1 pointr/singapore

I learnt a lot from reading Shiny Thing's thread in HWZ. And I went on to buy his ebook; it's also available on amazon:

u/DavlosEve · 0 pointsr/singapore

<== has a BA in International Relations

If you really want to get into International Relations, the LKY School of Public Policy isn't very highly-regarded in the field. NTU's RSIS is far more respectable. Main reason is: Kishore Mahbubani of LKYSPP is a prolific huckster who spouts a lot of BS in order to drive sales of his own books.

And then there's the issue of your reason for wanting to pursue this Masters. You need to ask yourself on what you really want to get out of it, because admissions committees are going to pay a lot of attention to your reason for making them bother to read your application in the first place.

There's also the problem where you don't seem to know a lot about IR. If you don't, this beginner's guide is very effective at covering what undergrads usually go through in a semester-long Intro to IR course.

For more detailed reading, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics presents one of the dominant theories of International Relations and according to my very biased opinion, the one which represents what our global order moving towards in the next couple years.

Read those two at the very bare minimum, then you should have a fair idea if you're keen on this path. If reading those two makes you bored, then forget it, because you'll be reading a lot of this kind of material.

u/mrdoriangrey · 5 pointsr/singapore

My BookDepository order has arrived! Been hyped to read this book about tea since I drunkenly made the order two weeks ago!

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/singapore

Non-mobile: this one

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/singapore

This is a refreshingly honest and mature response to criticism.

Instead of deflecting the criticism or using personal attacks, she questions the framing of the debate and acknowledges the causes as systemic and institutional.

As an obnoxious expat myself, I've witnessed the way behaviours (both good and bad) are institutionalised in every culture. And in Singapore it's crystalised around a culture of empty material consumption. Eat, shop, work, express yourself only through consumer choices. Singapore took this false image of progress and amplified it. It's little surprise that this culture does not make people happy in the long term.

See: The globalization of addiction.

u/boysabr3 · 0 pointsr/singapore

Sure, here is how a company / university / school / nation can be more diverse and more meritocratic:

  • Recognise unconscious biases that you have against under-represented and make sure they don't play a role in performance reviews, results, promotions, etc. This way, meritocracy will work properly as people will get the results they deserve. It has been shown time and time again that under-represented groups perform worse even when they're equally capable.
  • Understand that that underrepresented groups may have problems at home (lack of money, abuse, etc) that affect their performance. If a teacher / manager is trained to recognise this and has resources available to act on it, they can help equalise the troubles an individual from an under-represented group might be facing.
  • Spend more time looking for people from under-represented groups. They often don't have the channels to apply / reach out or the coaching along the lines of what to say and how to say it in an interview to make it to the level where they are accessed for their competence. E.g. a rich ang moh dad will teach his child how to make a killer resume and connect the child to his business colleagues, a poor Malay dad might not be able to. You need to provide more support to the malay kid. You cannot just say "too bad lor... Singapore is meritocratic. You figure out your resume yourself. You don't know how to make resume then you cannot join our uni. Singapore will provide equal training to Chinese and Malay. After that it's up to you."

    You know what is not on this list (which is what you seem to believe diversity is about):

  • Filling up quotas with incompetent members of the under-represented groups. That is stupid. No successful company with a serious diversity program does that. No good HR department debates over it. This is not the 90s wall street.

    And you sound like a logical guy. Here is some logic to prove that this is not a zero-sum game:

  • 1 position available in NUS Med School program. 2 candidates:
  • Malay kid with meritocracy heuristic score "A"
  • Chinese kid with meritocracy heuristic score "A"
  • Hire Malay kid.
  • Did meritocracy drop? Nope.
  • Did diversity go up? Yes.
  • Is this a zero-sum game? Nope.
  • Is it unfair? Yes, to the Chinese kid it is. But it is not a zero-sum game.

    Btw, I'm not making this shit up. This is implemented in companies (the new age financial industry is actually pretty good at diversity—better than the tech companies that are slowly getting there). And this actually works.

    If you are actually interested in learning more instead of shitting on diversity + equating it to racism/poor-quota-policies, you may check out: There is no point in me regurgitating stuff that is readily available.
u/Athedi · 1 pointr/singapore

To add to u/nusgawker re: South China Sea, look up Bill Hayton's book The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia

The public libraries should have some copies available.

u/sciencetaco · 4 pointsr/singapore

>inner city Baltimore areas where drugs have absolutely devastated entire neighborhoods.

I think you have it the wrong way around. Drug use and drug trades in poor areas are a symptom of economic devastation, not the cause. Although it does make it harder to pull a population out of poverty once a drug trade takes hold.

Bruce Alexander thoroughly covers this in his book (

My view on weed is that while it's not good for you, it's not so bad that it's worth criminal penalties and the amount of effort of law enforcement and the court systems. You said yourself that you tried it you think you should have gone to jail for doing so? Obviously all that effort that goes into law enforcement isn't working if you managed to try it when it was illegal.

u/Etular · 1 pointr/singapore

As a European also myself, I'm waiting to see how long it would take before another European was to call you out on your nonsense, but it seems that's not going to happen.

For those who want a bit of context, the views held by /u/bjarkebjarke represent the nationalist segment of Europeans, in a continent where literal Neo-Nazi groups like Jobbik and Golden Dawn (before they got arrested) - whose active role is to march in groups and physically attack minority individual citizens who are simply living their daily life - are prevalent.

To give context, PEGIDA is one of these groups, stemming from a part of Germany known for its Neo-Nazi population, and found containing a large number of Neo-Nazis and football hooligans. This explains why the counter-demonstrators outnumbered the demonstrators - because no rationally-minded person wants violent groups legally condoned to attack people on the streets and create division.

This situation in Europe is exactly why Singapore, with its lack of violent mobs roaming the streets and stupid people preaching hate being given a voice, is a better country at the moment than European countries to reside in.

As for the anti-Muslim claims, almost all of which are false and/or misleading, have a vast amount of reputable academic literature - such as this - opposing such nonsense claims.