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Public Holidays

Sorry, none this month.

Events By Date

1-16 Sep - Sentosa Sandsation KID FRIENDLY Free event; 10am - 9pm daily; Siloso Beach. All locals and local residents get to enjoy complimentary island admission via the Sentosa Express or drive-in via Car from 1 – 16 September 2018. Screening of several Marvel movies at 7.45pm.

6 - 16 Sept - Indian Heritage Centre CultureFest CULTURE

7 - 12 Sept - MUSIC MATTERS LIVE 2018 MUSIC Free (except Liquid Nights @ Zouk, venue rules apply); 6pm onwards

7 - 16 Sept - Grand Prix Season Singapore SPORTS

7 - 16 Sept - SMU Arts Festival ARTS

10 Sept - LEO GANDELMAN | LIVE IN SINGAPORE MUSIC $38 – $48

10 - 14 sept - A PROVENANCE-LED GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE FOOD & DRINK 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm

12 - 13 Sept - GLAMOROUS GIVING FASHION & HOMEWARES CLEARANCE SALE SHOPPING

13 Sept - Jimmy Carr COMEDY $88-158; 8pm; Kallang Theatre

14 - 16 Sept - THE LANDMARK CIRCUIT: GLOBAL PITSTOPS FOOD & DRINK $118; 6:30pm - 10:00pm

14 - 15 Sept - NUS ARTS FESTIVAL 2018: EMPIRE OF THE SON ARTS $15; 7.30pm - 8.40pm

11 - 17 Sept - REV UP YOUR APPETITE THIS RACE SEASON AT AQUAMARINE FOOD & DRINK

12 Sept - Formula 1 Tech Talk WORKSHOP Free event; 7pm; Victoria Theatre

12 sept - YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF RUSSIA MUSIC

13 sept - LIVE RIGHT, FEEL BRIGHT! SPORTS AND WELLNESS Yoga; $15; 10am - 11am

15 Sept - SEMINAR: SELF-CARE & ME! WORKSHOP 4pm - 6pm

15 Sept - WORLD INTERNET ACADEMY LIVE WORKSHOP 9am - 7pm

15 Sept - MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION @ SCCC CULTURE Free event; 10am - 7.15pm

15 Sept - EASY PLANT-BASED COOKING WITH NATIVE AUSTRALIAN SUPERFOODS WORKSHOP $65; 10am - 12pm

15 Sept - Dan & Phil COMEDY $30 - 200; 8pm; Kallang Theatre

15 Sept - COURTS Home & Furniture Day Out; SHOPPING Free event

15 Sept - An Acoustic Night w/ David Choi presented by M Social MUSIC

15 Sept - Arts Management Collective #3 TALK 3-5pm; SAM; Free Event

15 Sept - Fairy-Lit Bouquet Workshop WORKSHOP 2 & 3.30pm; Centrepoint L2; Minimum Spend of $30 to attend

15 Sept - Community Cookout with Ankit Chopra: Epic Chutney! FOOD & DRINK Green Pasture Cafe; 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM; $13.11

15 - 16 Sept - AMBER LOUNGE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX VIP PARTY 2018 NIGHTLIFE

18 Sept - Postmodern Jukebox MUSIC 8pm; Kallang Theatre; $78-158

18 - 22 Sept - Shakespeare's Globe MUSICAL $88-$148

19 Sept - Musical Bento Box MUSIC 6.30pm UOB Plaza Atrium

19 Sept - Public Housing and the Singapore Improvement Trust SEMINAR NUS ~~Baba House; 6.30pm – 8.00pm; \FULL Currently only on waitlist*~~*

19 - 22 Sept - ONTHELIST’S FIRST FLASH SALE IN SINGAPORE SHOPPING 8am - 5pm

20 Sept - ArtScience Late: Sougwen Chung MUSEUM Free Admission; Expression Gallery, Level 4; 8pm

20 Sept - FinTech: Empowering Youth and the Future of Work WORKSHOP 6-9pm; SMU

20 Sept - Our Planet in 2050 MOVIE 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; NUS; Free

21 Sept - COMO MARKETPLACE – MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2018 FOOD & DRINK 8pm - 9pm

21 - 23 Sep - Singapore Tea Festival FOOD & DRINK Free event; 10am to 10pm; Ion Orchard

21 - 23 Sept - Global Art Forum: 'I Am Not A Robot' CONFERENCE FREE Expression Gallery

22 Sept - Rock Central 2018 MUSIC 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM; BLACKBOX ITE CC

22 Sept - Genvaganza XI: Milestones MUSIC 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; Republic Poly; Free

22 Sept - FOOD OF THE FUTURE FESTIVAL – ASIA’S FIRST EXPERIENTIAL FOOD EVENT FOOD & DRINK 10AM - 4PM

22 Sept - FREE OUTDOOR FILM: DREAM SG: Homerun ENTERTAINMENT 7.30pm; Dhoby Ghaut Green (Lawn); Free event

22 Sept - Soap Crafting WORKSHOP 2 & 3.30pm; Centrepoint L2; Minimum Spend of $30 to attend

22 Sept - AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR LIVE MUSIC 7pm

22 Sept - Heritage Saturdays by hash.peace: Visit to Baha'i Centre CULTURE 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM; Free

22 Sept - SSO IN YOUR COMMUNITY: NORTHWEST SINGAPORE MUSIC 73.0pm; Parade Ring; Free

22 - 23 Sept - Italian Culinary Masterclass COOKING CLASS 10am - 4pm; Tampines Central; $25

22 Sept - NUS Choir and Symph Orchestra MUSIC 7.30pm; University Cultural Centre Hall; Public: $25, NUS Students: $15

22 - 23 Sept - Ground Zero Carnival CHARITY Our Tampines Hub; 11am-9pm

22 - 23 Sept - SG Farmers' Market My Village @Serangoon Gardens 9am - 2pm

25 Sept - The Piano Guys MUSIC $98-178; 8pm; The Star Vista

26 Sept - SHIOK! & AWE – A MAGIC & COMEDY EXPERIENCE COMEDY $15; 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

26 Sept - HUMAN PINBALL KIDS & FAMILY 6pm

26 Sept - 14 Nov -HeadStart Brown Bag Series WORKSHOP One Marina Boulevard

27 Sept - Profiting from Disparity SEMINAR 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; The Arts House; Free

27 Sept - TDS Session 16: Moving World EXHIBITION 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; National Design Centre; Free

27 Sept - DESIGNER COLLECTIVE POP-UP SHOPPING $45; 6:30pm - 10:00pm; Novotel Singapore

27 - 30 Sept - The GREAT Food Festival FOOD & DRINK Till 10pm; RWSS

28 Sept - Nulab Drinking Code meetup SOCIAL Free; NuSpace

28 - 29 Sept - LES PETITS CHANTEURS DE SAINT MARC – AN EVENING OF DISNEY DELIGHTS AND SEASON’S GREETINGS MUSIC $48; Victoria Concert Hall

28 Sep to 6 Oct - One Kind of Science Musical KIDS AND FAMILY $25 on sistic; Science Centre

28 Sept - 10 Oct - Archifest 2018 Festival Village @MBS 9am-9pm

28 Sep to 20 Oct - Peter and the Starcatcher Musical KIDS AND FAMILY Ticket prices $20 -$90 on Sistic

28 Sep to 31 Oct - Halloween Horror Nights™ 8 LIFESTYLE Ticket prices $58 - $68, discounts available

29 Sept - I, Devotion MUSIC 4.30pm; $15; Decline @ Yu Ling Building

29 Sept - BUBBLY BEATS Vol.3 - The Brunch Social@Food Exchange Novotel on Stevens FOOD & DRINK $100

29 Sept - SATURDAYS@ACM – SET SAIL! LIFESTYLE 1pm - 5pm

29 Sept - Bath Bomb Making Workshop WORKSHOP 2 & 3.30pm; Centrepoint L2; Minimum Spend of $30 to attend

29 - 30 Sept - 13th Kranji Countryside Farmers' Market NYEE PHOE (Gardenesia) 240 Neo Tiew Crescent

30 Sept - 31 Oct - Spooky Seas LIFESTYLE Resort World Sentosa

Every Weekend - The Balvenie House of Craft FOOD & DRINK 115 King George's Ave

Ongoing - Movies @ The Projector

Till 16 Sept - Choc Spot Chocolate Carnival FOOD & DRINK Centrepoint L1

Till- 24 Sept - Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay CULTURE Free; From 6pm

Till 28 Sept - Dance, Learn and Stay Fit! HEALTH & WELLNESS 2 & 3.30pm; Centrepoint L2

Till 30 Sept - MARGARITA MADNESS FOOD & DRINK

Till 30 Sept - Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen's Strandbeests MUSEUM $18; Art Science Museum

Till 30 Sept - Marvel Studios: Ten Uears of Heroes Exhibition MUSEUM $18; Art Science Museum

Till 30 Sept - A.I READY @ SCIENCE CENTRE SINGAPORE EDUCATION

Till 8 Oct - Mid-Autumn Festival Light-Up CULTURE

Till- 28 Oct - Nguan Singapore EXHIBIT Gillman Barracks*; FREE*

Till- 9 Dec - 6th Singapore International Photography Festival LIFESTYLE

Till 27 Jan 2019 - A Craftsman’s Journey: From Dream to Reality WORKSHOP Singapore Visitor Centre

Till May 2019 - Singapore Experience Lab EDUCATION Lab tours are scheduled daily at 10.30am, 11.30am and 4pm.

From 1st July - RAINFOREST LUMINA NATURE 7.30pm - 12mn; $22; Mandai Lake

Mooncake Fairs in Singapore during Mooncake Festival 2018 (credit to singaporemotherhood.com)

  • Bugis Junction | 10-23 Sep
  • Causeway Point (Level 1 Atrium) | 10-23 Sep
  • Century Square | 7-23 Sep
  • Change Alley (Chevron House Ground Floor) | 20 Aug – 24 Sep, weekdays only
  • Clementi Mall (Level 3 Event Square) | 14-24 Sep
  • Compass One (Level 2 Atrium) | 11-24 Sep
  • Junction 8 (Level 2 Atrium) | 10-23 Sep
  • Jurong Point (Level 1 Atrium) | 3-23 Sep
  • Lot Onelot | 10-23 Sep
  • Millenia Walk (North Galleria) | 25 Aug – 24 Sep
  • NEX (Level 1 Atrium) | 3-24 Sep
  • Northpoint City | 8-23 Sep
  • Novena Square (Level 1 Atrium) | 10-23 Sep
  • Parkway Parade (Basement Atrium) | 10-23 Sep
  • Plaza Singapura | 12-23 Sep
  • SingPost Centre | 10-23 Sep
  • Suntec City (Level 1 East Atrium) | 28 Aug – 23 Sep
  • Takashimaya Square (B2 Atrium) | 22 Aug – 24 Sep
  • Tampines Mall (Level 1 Atrium) | 12-23 Sep
  • VivoCity (Level 1 Atrium) | 28 Aug – 24 Sep
  • Westgate (Level 2 Atrium) | 10-23 Sep

LOOKING AHEAD:

HIGHLIGHTS OF OCTOBER

2 Oct - Sam Smith | Tickets are sold out!

2 Oct - Blood Donation Drive | Viva Business Park | 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM

5-7 Oct - Octoburst! 2018 | Esplanade Theatre | $25

6 Oct - Free Sake Tasting Event with Pot luck | 65 Ubi Rd 1 Free | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

13 Oct - Scream SG | Fort Canning Park (Fort Canning Green) | Free | 7.30pm; PG13; Free popcorn and cotton candy 

19-21 Oct - Singapore Wine Fiesta 2018 | The Fullerton Bay Hotel | From $45 | 12-10pm

21-28 Oct - WTA Finals Singapore | Singapore Indoor Stadium| From $65

27 Oct - Food Japan in Singapore | Suntec| $4 | 10am - 530pm

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Hi again. I'm the OP from this post. First I'd like to thank all that have offered advice and sent messages offering help. It was a bit overwhelming, I replied everyone (I think) but I'm sorry if I left some of you hanging. I've met two Redditors who have really helped me survive the week.

I met the first Redditor nearby Ubi MRT and she treated me to a meal and gave me some dry food, along with guidelines on where to buy food/places to shower/sleep, and advice to prevent me from being taken advantage of with leasing. I'm happy that finally I've gotten a proper meal but I can't help but being ashamed when it's being paid by another person, especially after someone I just met a few minutes ago. She was very kind, friendly, shared her own experiences of hardship and really helped me put things into perspective on what I should and shouldn't do.

The second Redditor messaged to me saying he was a property agent and he'd help me with the legal process. After the next few days I was able to find and decide a decent place to stay. The only thing left was to deal with the landlord n agent and pay the rent. I arranged to deal with them at night and notified my company. In the afternoon, the landlord told me and my company the amount I have to pay, but my company told me that the amount is too big and the landlord has to bill them first. The landlord n agent wasn't happy and said they'll have to find a different tenant and cancel the deal. I told my company about it and urged them to at least talk to the landlord if they can't bank transfer the money. I messaged the Redditor about the problem. He said he'll come over and work something out. Come the time to meet the landlord, I was alone and I have no idea what to do or say to them. I'm tired with my luggage of clothes, with zero replies from my company, with barely a quarter of the money the landlord wants from me.

Then he appeared at the door. We sat down and I hand over my documents, passport. The Redditor started negotiating with the agent. They came to an agreement to only pay the deposit first, and the rest within a week's time paid by my company. I still didn't have enough money, but the Redditor pulled out his own wallet and paid the difference. He told me I just have to survive for the two months, pay my company first, then him. When the deal was closed and settled, he brought me to a nearby food court and told me he did it because he saw the huge effort I put into my motion design.

This whole thing, it feels nothing short of a miracle. To have people who trust me, help me through incredible extents. I am lost for words, incredibly happy to have made it out but so scared of not being able to repay what I was given. I'm eternally grateful for you guys.

Edit: My first Reddit gold! Thank you kind stranger. I'm touched by everyone's overwhelming response. I didn't expect so much support. However I'm a bit busy managing my basic necessities (food/table/toiletries/clothing etc) and I have to settle a few more documents before I can start working. I'll be responding to your messages and questions soon!

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This happened when I was in my first year of secondary school so I was 12 turning 13. I was having having my first psychosis episode (wasn’t diagnosed yet but I have bipolar). I had insomnia and was hearing voices. I was doing very badly in school, I couldn’t focus in class and was punished by my Teachers for not completing homework, resting my head on the table in class and daydreaming. One day, my teacher came up to me and asked me if anything was wrong. I told her I couldn’t sleep and that I was hearing voices. She then referred me to the school counsellor.

The counsellor was a female with short curly hair. She was very nice and well liked by the students. Me and my Friends would hang out at her office and just talk to her during recess. So I felt like I could trust her.

The first few sessions were fine until one day, I entered her room and she locked the door. She closed the blinds and turned off the lights. I was sitting on the sofa and she sat on the table really close to me, our knees touching. She kept saying “it’s going to be okay” and proceeded to rub up and down my thighs and under my skirt.

I couldn’t move. At that age, I didn’t know what was happening. I thought all counsellors did that. She eventually stopped, and told me to leave and she locked the door behind her. The next day, I told my teacher that I tried to commit suicide and she told my counsellor. The counsellor sent me away to the mental hospital. The next 4 years I spent in the school, she would try and avoid me unable to look me in the eyes.

It really fucked me up because the person who was supposed to help me, hurt me.

I am now 21 and studying to be a counsellor. I want to be the person I needed when i was younger and to prove that she was a poor excuse of a counsellor.

Recently, I was asked by my social worker if I wanted to make a police report. I said no, because it has been such a long time ago but I worry that she has been doing that to other kids. What do you think?

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Here's the scenario:

A previously dormant rabies-like infection has entered the country via several channels such as businessmen from foreign countries, ship crew on shore leave and returning citizens from other nations. They are quarantined at several hospitals such as Changi General, Tan Tock Seng and Raffles Hospital. Now take into consideration that these hospitals are generally located in the South and East areas.

A trigger event rapidly mutates the virus into sending the infected into a rabid state, focused on murdering the people in their vicinity. They are NOT dead - only sent into an unending and persistent rage aided by artificial metabolism in the host body. They retain the simplest of rudimentary knowledge and muscle memory like opening simple doors, using melee weapons and climbing stairs. Infected martial artists are the most dangerous as they maintain their ingrained skillset when overrunning the uninfected.

The Patient Zeros are dispatched quickly and restrained but many people who were attacked contracts the virus and themselves are quarantined but a few were able to evade and returned to their homes.

Previously, the Patient Zeros who urinated at the local toilets and had it flushed into the sewerage means that a small detachment of the virus made it into the NEWater supply and subsequently diluted into the tapwaters. This concentration of the virus was much less volatile and only infected those with very weak immune systems and even those take around 2 days of feverish symptoms and progression of dementia before completely turning.

Day 1 after Patient Zero deaths

Several infected return to their homes, developing feverish symptoms. During this time the trigger event from before have caused the virus to rapidly evolve and decrease the time of transformation from 3 days to 24 hours and very soon, in a manner of minutes and seconds.

The news spreads out and goes viral on social media as this version of reality zombie lore still exists such as The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later and World War Z. Anxiety is high in Singapore and immediately a sharp decline in investment and economic activity is observed. Life goes on as usual but many survivalists begin to flee the country via outbound flights and the Tuas/Woodlands checkpoints.

Day 2-4

Life goes on as per usual. Peak hour traffic, NSF bookins and crowded trains remain a sight. However those infected from the previous day refuse to come out of their bedrooms. When disturbed, they begin attacking the rest of their household, creating a ruckus and infecting several people in the vicinity. First responders are quickly dispatched to places like Clementi, Geylang Bahru, Bukit Panjang and Marine Parade. Once again, these incidents hits the headlines and the attacked victims were quickly transported to nearby hospitals. The Ministry of Health and NEA at this point have been engaged and are actively looking into the cases but are unknowingly walking into a trap as the virus mutates into its peak form, which transforms the infected within 20-45 seconds.

The Police Force are dispatched and murder the infected in the hospitals as they show no signs of cooperating or being incapacitated by conventional means. The news has spread far and wide on social media such as Facebook, Reddit, Snapchat, Instastory and news outlets that panic is beginning to spread in Singapore. To the average viewer, their neighbourhoods and immediate vicinity are still the same as before, but the gory images and recorded phone camera footage makes the hair on their skin stand.

Meanwhile, the SAF increases its threat level and begins to dispatch security troops to patrol major areas as the government begins to pick up on the viral threat. Many NSFs fail to report for their duties and have gone AWOL, most likely in anticipation of a widespread outbreak. Malaysian Immigration authorities begin to show concern over the high traffic across the two checkpoints.

Day 5-7

Thousands of unlucky victims to the tapwater contamination succumb to the infection, rapidly spawning infected across the entire country, mainly Boon Lay, Yishun, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Tuas, Marine Parade, Serangoon, Sengkang and Pasir Ris. These infected begin to terrorize neighborhoods but the density is still too thin in order to cause an unstoppable outbreak. 2PDF troops and Transport Security tactically take down the growing number of infected. Several overrun areas such as Primary and Secondary Schools, Hospitals, Shopping Centres and certain Military Camps are raided by Commandos and SWAT teams as well as Riot Squads in order to contain the outbreak. These areas are then cordoned off to the public.

The rapid spread of the infection has made headlines everywhere and the country begins its rapid descent into mass panic. By the end of Day 6, many have packed their luggage and flights out of the country are overbooked across most airlines. Traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint halt to a standstill and Tuas Checkpoint is completely closed off by the Malaysian Authorities. Many NSFs who refuse to face the coming onslaught decide to flee the country as well as soon as they could, reducing the effective strength of the reserve troops by up to 35%. Schools and businesses begin to close until further notice as a widespread quarantine is under way. As the situation in the country rapidly destabilizes, the daily addition of new infected individuals begin to take its toll on the manpower and widespread panic ensues.

Day 8-10

This is where everything rapidly collapses. More than 650,000 residents have successfully fled the country at this point. The infected begin to outnumber the patrol troops and overrun entire neighbourhoods such as Yishun, Bukit Panjang, Marine Parade, Bukit Timah, Pasir Ris and Serangoon. Many residents lock themselves up in their homes with stockpiles of groceries to ride out the chaos. The sounds from outside are ear-screeching, as the population rapidly succumbs to anarchy and rioting. Many take refuge in bomb shelters, high rise buildings and miitary bases. At this point, the government has declared a State of Emergency and the SAF/SPF/SCDF are fully given control of the situation and rapidly aide in the evacuation of citizens out of the country. Many safe zones are established and people who make it to these zones are transported by helicopeter to airbases to be evacuated by plane. The entire Singapore Airlines and SilkAir Fleet as well as detachments of fleets from other airlines and armies aid in the rapid evacuation of survivors. Woodlands Checkpoint is quickly overrun and as the infected make a beeline towards JB Sentral, the Malaysian Air Force napalm bombs the highway leading into Johor Bahru. The bombs are powerful enough to completely destroy it and physically detaches the country from Malaysia for the first time in several decades.

The chaos in Singapore has made headlines worldwide, causing panic in other countries as well as they quickly realize that the fear of an actual zombie outbreak happening has become reality. Social media feeds are flooded by survivors in the country begging for help and saying their goodbyes as they are overrun by the infected. SGSecure App as well as the Reddit Live Feed has listed safe zones established at major neighbourhoods for survivors to try and get to, as all military enforcement in the country has been rerouted to these zones as well as the airbases. Major military bases in SG have been abandoned with the personnel being reassigned at the evacuation zones. The MRTs are at a standstill at this point, with many major stations teeming with the infected, most notably Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall, Raffles Places and other stations within the CBD and Downtown Core. Automated trains continue to operate.

Changi Airport was quickly overrun and the entire aerodrome ceases operations. An automated message has been activated from the control tower to inform inbound aircraft at all frequencies to avoid Singapore altogether. Many survivors during the onslaught managed to get onboard the last departing planes at the several terminals before being completely overrun and many airliners remain dormant at the airport grounds.

By the 10th day, power goes out to all of Singapore and the water supply stops running. All utility services have ceased to exist as their center of operations are abandoned. Evacuation efforts continue and humanitarian aid is sent in to reinforce the safe zones and top up the number of airborne craft available. The remaining survivors outside the safe zones drop to less than 100,000 nationwide. By the 10th day more than half of the population has been evacuated and are thoroughly quarantined and decontaminated at their destinations.

Day 20

The streets are dark, and overrun by the infected. The global economy is in major flux as Singapore's share in the trade game means that the downfall and cessation of operations at the Singapore Port has caused chaos in the global stock market. In a last ditch effort before abandoning the country altogether, what remains of the military decides to restore power and sends dedicated teams to clear and secure key power plants to restore energy to the country. Lights come back on and electricity is restored to all remaining residents still holed up in their homes. They send out the message far and wide across all cable program channels and analog and digital signals. SGSecure has been updated and mass messages are going everywhere in all manners possible to inform what remains of the population on where to go and what to do. The military has taken over the operations of the SMRT trains and certain stations have been cleared and converted into mini safe zones. These trains will make a beeline towards the nearest station in proximity of a safe zone or airfield where the passengers will be evacuated. They are given a list of items to bring if possible such as travel documents, birth certificates, credit cards and other valuables such as electronics. As the power goes back on, many survivors charge their phones for the first time as Telcom signals return, letting the world know that at least several thousands of survivors are still alive. Many of these people do not make it as the hordes of infected overrun them as soon as they step outside. As of now, the outbreak has been contained to Singapore and no traces of the infection are seen elsewhere in the region such as Johor Bahru. However, cases have begun to pop out in other parts of the world.

From the shores of JB and from the ships camping out off the southern coast, unattended fires plague the city skyline. After another week, the SAF and joint multinational UN forces completely pull out of the country. It is currently unknown how many survivors remain alive. The military keeps manning the power plants for several months before abandoning them, plunging the country once again into eternal darkness.

P.S: Feel free to brainstorm and include ideas of your own how certain aspects of the outbreak would play out in detail such as the military/civil defense response, nationwide protocol, impact to tourism and environment, etc.

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Allowing only men to serve is akin to saying that women are too weak to protect the country. That is gender discrimination. Our ladies are growing up with the mentality that they are weaker than men. That is wrong and must change.

Protecting the country can be done in many ways. Even if they are not suitable to serve combat roles, they can serve in non-combat roles or contribute in monetary terms. The additional taxes they pay should be reflective of our NSF sacrifice during their 2 years of service.

Gender equality does not only mean additional privilege but additional responsibilities as well.

Women can protect the country too #Feminism

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Hi all. Im not sure if im doing the right thing posting here but I really hope someone can help me out on this. I came back from Tampines just a while ago and as all folks who go to Tampines often would know, there's quite a number of tissue-selling elderly along the stretch from Tamp interchange to Tampines One. But today was the first time I saw this man; I noticed him because of the way he was moving. This man has a condition where his head is tilted to one side and he moves in a way in which his knees point out in a disturbingly awkward angle. I dont know the name of his condition but all I can say is that he stumbled really really badly everytime he took a small step and looked like he could collapse anytime. Everyone who walked past him were a bit shocked. My boyfriend and I as well as many others donated money but all of us did not know what else we could do. So im just wondering if there's any organization anyone knows we can refer him to. It felt really horrible to watch him struggle and be unable to help in better ways. This man here SHOULDNT BE WALKING AT ALL and not least without a walking aid yet there he was trying so damn hard in the middle of the bus interchange. It was really heartwrenching.

I feel a bit silly posting here because I dont even know his details and I dont know if im overreacting. But I just feel really emotional still and am just wondering if there's anyone who have any advice on what we can do to help him.

EDIT: Fellow Easties, if you have seen him before, please let me know what time/day it was. As suggested by someone below, I’ll write a letter to the MP to see if they can approach him and help him!

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Just to let people know. Canberra block 105 coffeeshop, malay auntie sell superb bagus curry potato puffs and sardine puffs at $1.20 each. Big and well stuffed, very nice. Used to operate at old Woodland bus interchange but relocated. If you stay around the area can come buy, super worth it. 👍🏻👌🏻

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Sorry for this shitpost. I just need to vent for a bit. So here's my story.

School has only made my life worse. I was bullied from P5 to P6 by my classmates. I was ostracised and discriminated for my views opinions. I has a crush back then and she meant everything to me - cute laugh, alluring voice and a smile that would brighten my days. The day I confessed to her (through a letter) was the day of my downfall. She never talked to me since and that letter got passed around to everyone and all my classmates had their own little joke about how "creepy" I was. The only time I was honest and expressed my true feelings for someone, I became a laughing stock. I was shattered inside as people teased and made fun of me over and over and over again, every single day.

I became a punching bag. People saw that I was weakened from the mental damage I sustained and proceeded to take advantage of me - both physically and verbally abusing me.

"Yeah I know you're desperate for her."

"Come come guys lets move out of the way for Damster to stare at her again."

"Your drawings are shit."

"Ya la ya la you're so smart right? Go away lah, smart kid!"

I still remember that time when my classmates made fun of me in public. I still remember that time when my classmates shamed me for coming from a "poor" family. I still remember that time when one of my classmates purposefully held my crush's hand just to make me feel jealous. Life back then was like a movie without a climax - absolutely miserable. I felt oppressed and worthless.

Barely anyone talked to me for the two whole years of hell and sometimes I felt like I was going insane when sitting in a corner doodling. Doodling as I watched all the cliques having so much fun. I was so lonely that I would cuddle with a stuffed toy, pretending that its a loved one, and crying myself to sleep day after day. I still do :')

I lost my social skills and developed a speech impediment. I couldn't talk properly, I stuttered when asking questions. It got so bad to the point where I became terrifyed of ordering food and would go out of my way to avoid it. I grew thinner and thinner. I felt so tired that I didn't want to do anything at all.

What were the teachers doing when all of this was happening?

"Again and again I'm telling you, just ignore them!"

Fuck you, piece of shit. What an interesting way of saying "I'm too lazy and incompetent to help you.".

I felt so hopeless as even the teachers aren't willing to help me. I felt like a prisoner in my own body and I was going mad.

At least I had gotten a 251 for PSLE. "Your exam results is all that matters!" Eat my ass, dad. Have fun with your mentally handicaped child.

Fast forward to secondary school. Got into one of the schools with a high cut-off point. IP programme. SAP school. Shouldn't be too bad, right?

The classmates there are fine, but now its the teachers that are torturing me.

They don't teach us, they threaten us.

"Stop doodling or I'll give you a demerit point!" What kind of fucking education is this? What am I supposed to learn from this? I get that it's wrong to doodle in class as it's a sign of disrespect for the speaker, but what if some students don't get the idea? They won't learn anything from it.

"You did something wrong. Write me a reflection letter and if I don't like it, you will re-write it." Okay... now what the fuck's the point of a reflection letter when its contents has to revolve around what you personally enjoy reading and not my actual thoughts about the given situation? You just want control over your students, don't you?

There's no freedom of speech. Here's an experience I had:

PREVIOUSLY

Me: *Route A to my math class was blocked. Have to use route B.*

Me: *Arrives at class late.*

2 DAYS LATER

Me: *Route A AND B to my math class was blocked. Had to find and use route C.*

Teacher: "Why were you late?"

Me: "Oh, the route was blocked so I had to find another."

Teacher: "This isn't the first time the route was blocked off. That is not a valid excuse."

Me: "However, this time both routes that I have been using for the past two terms have been blocked, not to mention that this is the first time that so many routes have been blocked before. Basically, I didn't know of route C and has to spend extra time finding it."

Teacher: "Okay, go stand at the back of the class as punishment for being late."

????????????

WHAT? This teacher punishes people for things that they are not in control of, and also punishes people for not knowing information that wasn't even disclosed in the first place. No empathy. Not a human.

He also doesn't take his students' words into account, what's the point of even reasoning with him? He is the kind of teacher that makes students feel worthless because in his eyes, everything a student does is wrong and he gets to decide whether to accept certain things said by students based on his personal feelings and mood.

It's like criticising a historian for not knowing how to do algebra. It's fucking irrelevant.

More, more more bullshit in my school!

(This one happened to one of my classmates.) "You didn't complete the assignment I gave you? Then I shall give you even more homework as punishment!" Fucking what??? The above student is already struggling with that given topic and is trying to catch up with the rest of the class, and yet he is weighed down even more academically because of this? It's not really a punishment anymore when the impact of it can be detrimental to the receiver - that student's academic progress may have actually been slowed down because of this extra homework (Homework on topics that he has already learnt.) which may, as a result, fuck up his final exam grade due to the fact that he may not have time to catch up with all the topics? What shallow thinking from the teachers...

There was once I walked into an unauthorised examination area. Yes, it was wrong of me but the way I got treated afterwards is just.... ???????

"Stupid! Look at these no-brainers! Do you even know who is allowed to enter those areas? *Takes out phone* Going to snap a photo of you two idiots and SHAME you!"

Although she did (Very very briefly.) explain to me why I shoudn't be there, she spent half the session verbally attacking me. How is this allowed? It suggests that my school supports the idea of using personal attacks, insults and manipulating students' emotions (Using fear.) as a form of education.

This one happened just two days ago:

The teacher told us to take out our study materials to revise for the upcoming tests. I naturally study better at the comfort of my home so I decided that I wouldn't revise and would instead, help out my fellow classmate which is struggling in a subject that I happen to know quite a bit about.

"Helping her to revise? Don't bullshit me! You always try to be different and it makes me very irritated. Do you really think you have the choice to do what you want? Stop making the teachers pissed off, I'm telling you."

Apparently helping others is prohibited now? This makes me think that my school believes that competition is more valuable than cooperation. This suggests that my school supports selfishness and self-centeredness. I feel so helpless in this school, its like everything I do is wrong :( Every time I try to improve myself, the school raises the bar higher and finds even more things to criticise me about. This may work for some students but it genuinely kills me inside. It's honestly really fucking scary to see yourself getting weaker and more exhausted with every day that passes. The pain is immeasurable and I want to scream.

And what the fuck was that about? What's wrong with being different? Oi, we are humans leh. We all have our views and perspectives and you, piece of shit, should learn to respect that shoudn't you? How the fuck are you able to know so much about me to be able to evaluate what's good and what's bad for me so confidently when you barely even know me? Go become a fortune teller lah.

Not to mention that it's his personal choice to get "pissed off" about this. He is pushing his personal thoughts and opinions onto me, trying to use them to gain control over his students?

^^This is the same teacher that separates me from all my friends for "being a bad influence".

Why am I even responsible fo influencing others? Ever heard of victim-blaming in rape? Here's a scenario:

A woman dresses in a way that exposes lots of skin; a man finds her attractive and rapes her. In court, the woman is sentenced to jail because she was the one that caused the man to rape her.

^^Obviously, this is immoral and wrong, right? Becaue it's the man's choice whether to rape her or not and he has full control over whether to do it or not.

AND, just like how its 100% the man's choice whether to rape her or not, it is 100% my classmates' choice whether to get influenced by me or not. Why am I being blamed?

Okay la I know some of the things I've said about teachers and the education system is pretty bullshitt-y, but I just want to vent out my feelings. The purpose of this rant is to seek comfort from fellow Sinagporeans.

I could just seek a school transfer, but what's holding me back? My speaking problems. It gets so bad that I can't even say my name properly (Which is going to give my new school a pretty shitty impression of me.) so I'll just have to stay in my current school.

It's a vicious cycle ;)

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Hi, I'm a Year 2.1 student from Temasek Polytechnic, lives around the north area. Am planning to cycle to school through a park connector and a couple of roads that are quite straight (around 8km in total). Though, I have a few doubts about doing so.

  • 1) How do I deal with being sweaty once I reach school?

  • 2) What if it rains when going back from school?

  • 3) Where and how do I securely place my bike? (preferably for TP students)

  • ~3.5) Can/Should I leave my bike overnight?

  • 4) Should I cycle on the pavements or roads? (p.s. I have a helmet and am aware of the recent policies)

  • 5) How long should I factor in the time taken to reach school? (What time should I leave my house? Time to change clothes to deal with sweat and catch a breath?)

Right now I'm more inclined to cycle to school due to its upsides like losing weight when I get more consistent and train for my upcoming IPPT as well as cut a couple of bucks from public transportation concession.

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance! :)

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Recently i’ve been getting more and more of these kind of calls, even up to twice in one day (today). When I pick up, a robotic voice says ‘Goodbye’ after 2 seconds delay, before hanging up. Really not sure where these calls are coming from? Also can’t classify as scam calls cause... the caller didn’t exactly say anything.

i’m wondering if anyone else is getting these sort of calls, and whether there’s anything we can do about it. I’m sure i’m not the only one getting these calls...

My latest number was 69501911, in case anyone else is getting these calls.

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I’ve been feeling a little down about my performance in NS lately, cos of fitness mainly.

I feel like I shouldn’t care so much even if I OOC from it (spec course) if I can’t hit my vetos, cos I feel like it’s not important? But I can’t really stop myself from feeling a little disappointed.

As many people say, nobody cares about NS outside of NS. But what do y’all think?

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We already have things like SGCL and strong players overseas like Chawy in LoL or iceiceice in DOTA. Along with Razer being a strong partner with the Singapore government in e-wallets, would e-Sports be something seen as normal for a CCA a few years from now?

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