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Did Singaporean Feel The Pain in This Global Recession?

Good day to all readers of dk.sg! As you know that DK is currently “on leave” to serve his country, he has “employed” me to blog on his behalf during his absence…for free of course.

My name is Neo and I blog at thenewdimension.com.My area of interest is in Technology and venture capital (alright, it sounds boring). More often, I write articles on latest gadgets in town and tech-related stuffs. I usually don’t blog about society and public issues as they are very much controversial in nature. By agreeing to write on blog.dk.sg is a challenge. As you might have known, DK had been nominated as “most insightful blog”. As a guest blog, I have to put up this disclaimer up front. If my blog entry is not as insightful as DK’s, at least I have set up some expectation here. :)

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I always have the impression that Singapore is suffering from the worst recession in the past 60 years. However, my sentiment changed until recently when I witnessed the super long queue outside the Showroom at Tanah Merah – Optima and it is not surprising that the property was completely sold out in 3 days! Optima is only one of the many examples. The question is “are we heading for recovery?’

If we are, how come our unemployment rate keeps rising Q-on-Q? I am sure you find the scene shown in the picture below very familiar. People are still looking for jobs! Ironic, isn’t it? On one hand, people are buying home (even to an extent of paying at a high price) and on the other, people are queuing for jobs (government jobs is in the radar of the young job seekers.).

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I can’t seem to make the comparison of both. As an economics graduate, such phenomenon can only mean that the rich in Singapore does not seem to be affected that much during this crisis.(otherwise, how are they able to push up the price of the property?)

I am not so worry about the low-income group. It is just a matter of the salary. As a low-income Singaporean, will you be willing to get the same low salary as the foreign workers?  I am glad that Singapore government is handling this crisis well (at least they are hiring to keep the unemployment rate low). If you are looking at the list of exhibitors in the Career and Learning Fair 2009, almost all of them are government bodies.

Good time is coming soon? If US, the largest consumer in the world, is undergoing a long period of recovery, what make you think that Singapore, a trade-dependant economy, is recovering any sooner? Stock and property market are doing well but only the rich benefit from there. Luckily, we have a very caring government who continue to spend on projects such as upgrading of HDB’s elevators to keep workers employed. Even residents who stay in Hougang and Potong Pasir which are run by opposition parties got lift upgrading too! Recently, I heard from a friend that she is busy attending training to be a helper in the next General Election.

By the way, I am a happy Singaporean. Hope you enjoy my blog post.

Get sneak preview of HTC Hero

Hi everyone, this is my first time being a guest blogger at DK’s. Well I really wanted to do an entry titled “The dark & dirty secrets you never knew about DK” but I realised that he’s got none of such secrets that I know of. Haha oh well so anyway here’s my first entry.

I am sure some of you have heard of the new HTC Hero, and yes it’s coming to Singapore, and yes the public finally have  a chance to get a sneak preview of this “Hero”.

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So for those who are keen, do register early. You might catch me there at the event! *Winks*

P.S. Too bad someone will only be released on the 5th and cannot go… …

Yoo Hoo!

Hello fellow readers!

Firstly, thanks DK for giving me the opportunity to vandalise his blog for the very first time :P

A short introduction first, I am Jacelyn and I blog at daintyflair.net :) Shameless plug I know, that’s what I am here for (kidding :D)

I am still cracking my brains what to blog here. Feel free to give me ideas! Too techie like DK, I don’t know la. But I don’t mind plastering cutesy stuff here LOL! :P

nicole in da hse of dk’s blog

Howdy folks!

As you all may know, am not a new guest blogger on DK’s blog. Did guest blogging here before, thus I believe, not much introduction to begin with.

But for the sake of introduction, I shall write a little more here. Blogs at nicole.sg (plug!) as well as part of Tech65

First, a big thank you to DK, for the opportunity to mess up his blog guest blog here. While he is in reservist, the guest bloggers are here to play. :P

I am still trying to find my groove in blogging once again, as I feel I am lagging behind in blogging on my own site. LOL. All is well, and doing what I love would be the most satisfying experience.

Alrightey, I shall take my leave here, and let the rest of the guest bloggers intro themselves too! :)

I shall go enjoy my well deserved break first. Fret not, will be back. :)
Nicole

The 8 guest bloggers

I’m going for Reservist again tomorrow. I know, you must be wondering why I so much reservist one. I also don’t know leh. So happen that my reservist unit very the on, every year sure recall back without fail. Which is good lah. I will finish my reservist cycle faster so that I don’t need to worry that I cannot fulfill my obligations to the country due to age.

I will schedule some blog entries while I’m away. On top of that, I’ve also invited some of my friends to help guest blog while I’m away. And judging from the guest blogging last year, its going to be fun. Too bad I have limited internet access.

Anyway, the 8 guest bloggers are:

CobaltPaladin
Dottie
Jacelyn
Neo
Nicole
Poisonvine
Ridzuan
Sheryo

I will leave the introduction to them. Have fun everyone.