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10 reasons Singapore is an innovative city

10 reasons Singapore is an innovative city

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A new study just out claims Singapore is most innovative city in Asia Pacific. We wonder if the people behind the study considered these 10 points to come to that conclusion:

1. GRC system: Think your party is going to lose some seats in parliament? No fear! Cut the boundaries in such a way that you can subsume the opposition-supporting estates.

A 36-man super-GRC is in the works -- marked out in the red boundary.

A 36-man super-GRC is in the works — marked out in the red boundary.

2. We tear down Bukit Brown and all its green stuff and build Gardens By The Bay. Add fake green stuff.

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3. It’s all about control, control, control. Adjust supply of COEs, adjust lending rates and adjust Additional Registration Fee (ARF). Watch people writhe in pain as they pay through their noses.

The government knows the perks of owning a car... that's why they can afford to make you pay through your nose and you'd still buy them.

The government knows the perks of owning a car… that’s why they can afford to make you pay through your nose and you’d still buy them.

4. Start a $2 “software” company. With limited experience. And no website. And not declare that it is owned by the ruling party.

The guy on the left is Chandra Das for sure, the other two... erm ya.

The guy on the left is Chandra Das for sure, the other two… erm ya.

5. Take over an established business with a tender.

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6. Create a new word such as “ponding”.

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7. Turn academic freedom and tenure issues to one as basic as “employment”. And refuse to discuss it in public.

Cherian George has been researching about media ever since "The Internet" was known as "Cyberspace".

Cherian George has been researching about media ever since “The Internet” was known as “Cyberspace”.

8. Say you quit your cushy corporate job and call yourself a full-time MP. In reality, still a senior adviser at firm but with less working hours.

Workers' Party Chen Show Mao must be thinking: "Haha noob"

Workers’ Party Chen Show Mao must be thinking: “Haha noob”

9. Government claims the mainstream media is “fair” and “accurate”. Proceeds to give election loser more face on TV.

Why is the loser's picture so much bigger than the elected MP's? Parallax error?

Why is the loser’s picture so much bigger than the elected MP’s? Parallax error?

10. Seal off parking lot as “Danger”. Show public how brave of you to risk your life, limb and pussy magnet to park there.

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