Answered on Quora: Is there any mayor or governor in Singapore?

Answered on Quora: Is there any mayor or governor in Singapore?

Reading Time: 1 minute There are five mayors in Singapore, each helms a Community Development Council, which is to aid in local administration of governmental policies and schemes. Each CDC encompasses several GRCs/SMCs and follows the boundaries of the the constituent GRCs/SMCs. The five mayors are namely: Ms Denise Phua – Central Singapore Mr Teo Ser Luck – North East Dr Teo Ho Pin – North West Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman – South East Ms Low Yen Ling – South West Sources: Community…

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Answered on Quora: Why can’t we shorten NS (Singapore) to one year?

Answered on Quora: Why can’t we shorten NS (Singapore) to one year?

Reading Time: 3 minutes First, let’s look at the basic training regiment. Officers goes through officer cadet course after basic military training. All in all, it takes 9 months to complete the course. NCOs goes through specialist training after basic military training. That takes 6 months. Others varies, depending on vocation and unit. Great! If the service cuts off at 1 year mark, everyone will be happy! However, after the basic training, there are other activities that reinforces the training. Some get shipped out…

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Answered on Quora: Why can’t foreign ships bypass the Strait of Malacca and Singapore port by traveling another sea route (Strait of Sunda) and stop in Jakarta instead?

Answered on Quora: Why can’t foreign ships bypass the Strait of Malacca and Singapore port by traveling another sea route (Strait of Sunda) and stop in Jakarta instead?

Reading Time: 1 minute Being a non-seafaring person, I can only guess based on my limited geographical knowledge. Longer route. Bypassing Straits of Malacca means traversing on the outer side of Indonesia. Current route into Straits of Malacca hugs Malaysia’s coastline. Stronger currents. Outer side of the Sumatra island have to face the stronger currents generated by the Indian Ocean. Shallow and irregular waterway at Straits of Sunda. Without sufficient clearance, tankers and cargo ships would not be able to use the straits. Infrastructure….

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SSL and WordPress

SSL and WordPress

Reading Time: 1 minute This talk was given during WordPress Singapore, January 2016 edition. The talk covers on the basics of SSL and the importance of SSL. I also covered where and how to implement SSL in general. Lastly, I introduction Let’s Encrypt offering as a viable implementation for sites on a budget. Video Slides Video is recorded by engineers.sg.

[email protected] Photo Contest: Celebrating Harmony at Work

[email protected] Photo Contest: Celebrating Harmony at Work

Reading Time: 2 minutes The annual [email protected] Photo Contest is back for a third year! The contest, organised by the Ministry of Manpower’s Community Engagement Programme Unit, will take place from 11 May to 26 June 2015. The [email protected] Photo Contest is open to all working adults in Singapore aged 18 and above. To participate, participants will have to submit photographs that display camaraderie and team spirit at work on the [email protected] Facebook page. Winners of the photo contest stand to win over $3,000…

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Advertising on Twitter, the wrong way

Advertising on Twitter, the wrong way

Reading Time: 1 minute Recently, I have seen some tweets coming from an account, like this: Noticing the link, I went to Ad Plus Platform’s website and this is what they sell:   Paperless Flyer Distribution? Online, it is called spam. If anyone wants to advertise on Twitter, just use the system that Twitter has. It is definitely cheaper and the reach is wider. Doing this will more often than not leave a negative impression of the business that is being advertised. By the…

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Clearly, doodling is much faster than writing

Clearly, doodling is much faster than writing

Reading Time: 1 minute Picture paints a thousand words. I attended a training session by Nicholas Bate, who was brought in to brush up our presentation skills and widen our arsenal. Part of the session touched on creativity and how everyone can be creative at any point in time. As a part of a pressuring 90 seconds or so, I doodled what I learnt for the day.