Singapore

Become Unemployable

Every unvaccinated and non-exempted worker in Singapore is barred from returning to the workplace. Two weeks from now, every partially-unvaccinated worker who refuses to take the second shot will be barred from returning to the workplace. Employers are supposed to redeploy these workers to remote positions wherever possible, or allow them to work from home. […]

Riding Out the Great Termination

The world is in the throes of the Great Resignation. Workers are quitting en masse, seeking better prospects elsewhere, triggering a labour shortage across the board. Hidden in this trend is the Great Termination: vaccine mandates, official or otherwise. In Singapore there is no formal mandate. However, unvaccinated workers are barred from returning to the […]

Into 2022

2021 was the darkest year I’ve lived through yet. The pandemic. Government responses to the pandemic. Ever-changing policies and advisories. Supply chain crisis. Inflation of the US dollar. Growing societal divisions. We’re going to see the effects spill over into the coming year. 2022 will demand the most and the best of us. Courage. Motivation. […]

No Jab, No Job Comes To Singapore

No jab, no job has come to Singapore. The government won’t call it that, of course. They are simply barring the unvaccinated from returning to the workplace, even with a negative pre-event test, starting 15 January. Partially vaccinated workers have until 31 January to complete their vaccination regimen. Employees who cannot work from home risk […]

Walking Alone in the Age of Covid

All my life, I have walked alone. In all things I have forged my own path. As a child, I favoured solitary pursuits over group activities. My tendencies drew me away from the crowds, and towards the meditations of the ancient philosophers, the craft of art, the way of sword and pen in accord. In […]

Adapting to Omicron

Omicron is the word on everyone’s minds now. The word ‘Covid’ conjures up memories of lockdowns, mandates, restrictions, a full-court press of fear and flip-flops in the news. With the Omicron variant, it’s so tempting to fall back into the old patterns of thinking. As for me, I’m quietly optimistic. The data is extremely limited […]

The Cost of Compliance

Compliance is easy. The state says you must get vaccinated. The media says you must get vaccinated. The celebrities, the scientists, the influencers, every public personality say you must get vaccinated. The government says you must get vaccinated or you’ll be banished from public life, and you must incur significant financial costs just to exist. […]

The Damning Silence

In 2011, I cheered when the Workers’ Party won Aljunied Group Representative Constituency. In 2020, I voted against the Workers’ Party. IN 2021, my choice to vote against the WP was vindicated. Singapore has implemented a series of vaccine discrimination measures over the past three weeks. Unvaccinated people are banned from entering malls, save for […]

[See Correction Notice Below] Do Not Participate In A Society that Rejects You

CORRECTION NOTICE: This post contains a false statement of fact. For the correct facts, click here:https://www.gov.sg/article/factually291121 — The above statement is required by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act Office and the Minister of Health of Singapore. — Today, the Singapore government has banished hundreds of thousands of citizens from public life for […]

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