tankinlian.blogspot.com Archives - 23 June 2017, Friday

  • Bookmark my websites

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 04 Apr '17, 12am

    Fake news, opinion and mistake Has the financial adviser complied with this law? Protect turf Large increase in medical cost in Singapore Learn problem solving with the Intelligence Quiz Develop the problem solving skills This insurance agent served the customer well Friends Provident...

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  • Singapore Taxis United!

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 07 Jan '17, 4pm

    When they first comes, they took the low income job and you thinks its does not affect you! Some old folks affected! Then they took the drivers job, again you thinks it wont matters. Some less educated folks affected! Again they proceed to service line, Once again, you claims local to...

  • Buy travel insurance?

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 22 Nov '16, 1am

    Many people automatically buy a travel insurance policy when they travel. They may not realize that there is a better approach and that the travel insurance policy is not necessary. This is explained in an article here:

  • Bad experience with UOB Bank

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 17 Nov '16, 8am

    UOB has the worst customer service and are good conmens. One night i received a call by the name of a financial adviser called LIM KIM LAI from Bishan branch who told me my 2 of my fixed deposits was up and he asked if i was free the next day so he could discuss more plans with me. He...

  • Treatment at Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC)

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 05 Oct '16, 10am

    I went to Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC) for a lasik treatment to remove the cells that were deposited on my left lens and blocking my vision. The lens was inserted after a catarract operation a year ago. Time spent: Eye test - 5 min Consultation with doctor - 10 mins Lasik oper...

  • Converting air lines to a ticket on SIA website

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 25 Jul '16, 5am

    I have 60,000 air miles. I wanted to convert it to a return ticket between Singapore and London. I visited the Singapore Airlines website. I had a lot of trouble in locating the right page to view the number of air miles required for the different class of seats. After passing through...

  • Get ready for the next wave of enbloc sale

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 13 Jun '16, 2am

    Is your condominium ready for the next wave of enbloc sales? This will come some time in the future. It could be triggered by a change of government policy, relaxation of property financing rules, opening of a nearby MRT station or a global economic recovery. At that time, many old co...

  • The appeal of Bernie Sander's messages

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 29 Mar '16, 7pm

    For a few decades, Americans were told that America is the land of opportunity, a country where they can pursue the American dream. They were told that socialism is bad for the pursuit of the American dream. Many people believed this ideology. They did not realize that they were worki...

  • The appeal of Bernie Sander's messages

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 28 Mar '16, 11pm

    For a few decades, Americans were told that America is the land of opportunity, a country where they can pursue the American dream. They were told that socialism is bad for the pursuit of the American dream. Many people believed this ideology. They did not realize that they were worki...

  • Voting in the US election

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 27 Mar '16, 11am

    The Democratic primary election in Arizona was a disaster. Some voters had to wait in line for 5 hours before they are allowed to vote. Many gave up due to the long queue. There were also disputes regarding who were eligible to vote. On the other hand, many people were allowed to vote...

  • Long working hours in Singapore

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 30 Jan '16, 12am

    I am a firm believer that certain regulations are needed to protect the interests of the common people. Even more important is the common sense implementation and enforcement of such laws & regulations. Europe, Australia and even US have strong labour laws and you don't see their work...

  • Why is the London Eye doing so well, and the Singapore Flyer is struggling? I gave my views here:...

    London Eye vs Singapore Flyer

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 03 Jan '16, 11pm

    I went to the website to get details about London Eye and the Singapore Flyer. I wanted to find out why London Eye is doing well, and the Singapore Flyer is struggling. Here is a comparison London Eye - GBP 20 = SGD 40 30 minute rotation. Entry to 4D movie Singapore Flyer - SGD 33 30 ...

  • Bust of property bubble

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 31 Dec '15, 11am

    These 'rich foreigners'/'FT' come and go. When they are asked a question: "Will you stay and retire as a Singapore Citizen here?" A big majority of them will shock you with their wry answers: "What for!" Do you think that our government policy of welcoming them with a big heart will '...

  • Average travel time for each bus stop

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 29 Nov '15, 5am

    I took bus 859 to Raffles City on a Sunday morning to meet a friend for breakfast. I took bus 859 back to my home. I paid attention to the average time taken for each stop, On the way there, the average time was 1.5 minutes per stop as it was a Sunday morning and the traffic was light...

  • What's Wrong #2 - DBS Bank

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 25 Sep '15, 4am

    I have to make an online payment of $13 for the replacement of my Senior Citizen card issued by Transit Link. The Transit Link website required me to enter my credit card detail. I received a SMS to provide an one time pin (OTP) to authenticate the payment. The authentication failed, ...

  • A hassle to file a travel insurance claim

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 04 Sep '15, 10am

    I was pickpocketed while in St Petersburg. I filed a police report with translation provided by my hotel concierge. She forwarded me an emailed copy of the Russian Language police report. She did not want to translate what the policeman had written in the police report possibly to not...

  • Best wishes to the Reform Party

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 29 Aug '15, 2am

    Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam is providing soft but essential leadership to the alliance of the alternative parties. His Reform Party was willing to step aside in Jurong and Clementi and give way to the other parties. He took out the challenge of fielding a team for the Ang Mo Kio GRC and did...

  • Drop in standards for Singapore Airlines

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 08 Jul '15, 2pm

    I spoke to a stewardess who has worked in Singapore Airlines for nearly 40 years and is due for retirement. She flew for many years to wear a purple uniform and was grounded to take up a lounge position during the later years. Me: Has a quality of service of Singapore Airlines dropped...

  • The GST is an example of "chasing the tail". Singapore is excellent in this art. Here is how the wasteful GST can...

    How to get rid of GST

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 05 Jun '15, 12am

    I have made this statement many times - the Goods & Services Tax (GST) is the worst kind of tax that can be introduced by any government. Every one has to make one or two dozen transactions every day - public transport, meals, drinks, small purchases. The less frequent transactions in...

  • GST is a nonsense tax

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 03 Jun '15, 3am

    Here is another example why GST is a nonsense tax. It causes confusion when government hospitals do not charge GST (i.e. absorbed by the government) and private hospitals charge GST separately. If the prices are not controlled, the hospital could have increased the fees to include GST...

  • How Singaporeans can compete with foreigners for jobs

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 30 May '15, 2am

    In recent years, there was a large influx of foreigners who have replaced Singaporeans for the middle management and technical jobs. Employers prefer the foreigners who are willing to accept lower salaries, are more "obedient", do not job hop and are not disrupted by reservists duties...

  • Different school environment

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 07 Mar '14, 12am

    A Singapore citizen was able to send his children to an international school, after getting permission from the ministry. He visited his children in the school and found the children very lively, playing like children during recess time. It was like the environment when he was in scho...

  • We need more technicians rather than degree holders

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 22 Feb '14, 6am

    We need to respect technicians for their knowledge in their technical field and recognize that they may be more useful than degree holders who does not have the same technical knowledge. Here is the definition of a technician from Wikipedia. A technician is a worker in a field of tech...

  • Guarantee to IMF - Appeal by Kenneth Jeyaretnam

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 20 Jul '13, 5pm

    The Govt must understand we are not objecting for the sake of opposing the Authorities. This is not our aim. We are fighting to preserve Singapore's future, for our kids' and grandkids' future. Like what KJ said, imagine a scenario where a future rogue Govt, monkey see monkey do, on t...

  • Tan Kin Lian's Blog: Improve your skill in stock trading

    Improve your skill in stock trading

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 06 Jul '13, 3am

    Property in Johore My friend, who is a Malaysian PR, brought me to see a few condos in Iskandar. Most of them are being sold at M$500 (S$200) psf, are freehol... Shocked about ILP Hi Mr Tan, I regretted not coming across your website earlier. I started working last year and I got "con...

  • Allow elderly to join Medisheld without underwriting

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 18 Jun '13, 3am

    Editor, Forum Page Straits Times Mr. Geoffrey Kung, secretary of the Reverse Cooperative, suggested that seniors should be helped by allowing them to join a group health insurance scheme. I support this suggestion and to use Medishield to achieve this goal. I suggest that elderly citi...

  • Productivity and Innovation Credit

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 24 May '13, 12am

    Many small businesses are not taking advantage of the Productivity and Improvement Credit scheme to use computer software and to buy computer, IT and innovation equipment and for staff training. They can claim 60% cash from the Government or 400% tax credit. Details here http://www.ir...

  • Lessons from a Bank Robbery

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 11 May '13, 12am

    There was this robbery in Guangzhou, the robber shouted to everyone: "All don't move, money belongs to the state, life belongs to you". Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called "Mind Changing Concept --> Changing the conventional way of thinking". One lady lay on the tab...

  • Town hall meeting with Geithner

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 05 May '13, 5pm

    I watch a CNBC broadcast of a town hall meeting with US Treasury Secretary Geithner. He answered many difficult questions posed by the American people regarding the economy, banking crisis and other issues. I was impressed with the manner in which he answered the questions. More impor...

  • Update on Instant Car Pool

    tankinlian.blogspot.com 23 Mar '13, 12am

    Property in Johore My friend, who is a Malaysian PR, brought me to see a few condos in Iskandar. Most of them are being sold at M$500 (S$200) psf, are freehol... The Gold Guarantee Mr. Tan t is Sunday Times feature of the founder of T he founder of Gold Guarantee. Just proves one more...