What two qualities make a good hawker centre?
Quality healthy food that is priced to fit common people's daily budget.
Tan P Chiew
Tasty food and cleanliness.
Cooks with at least 20 years of experience making the food they sell, and tasty food.
First, value-for-money meals that cater to all races. Second, accessible locations that are clean, well ventilated and reasonably spacious.
No "chope-ing" with tissue paper, and make it mandatory for consumers to clear their trays after eating.
Is a third link between Malaysia and Singapore via Pulau Ubin a good idea?
Definitely a no-no. Simply leave this rustic island as it is.
Unless there is a concrete long-term plan to boost Singapore's economy, I don't see the need for us to spend such money. We need to weigh the pros and cons before coming to a pragmatic decision.
Pulau Ubin is a good place to seek respite from the concrete jungle and urban madness on the mainland. Encouraging traffic (be it human or motor) on this island is a horrible idea. Even with the limited ferry services, Pulau Ubin is already so packed.
Ze Wei Ng
Should foreign entities be allowed to influence Singapore's affairs?
We will never allow any external third parties to order us around when it comes to how we run our family affairs at home. This same logic applies here.
Sin Kiang Chua
A foreigner, whether working or studying here, must learn and respect Singapore.
Chia Yong Kit Isaiah
If a foreigner makes a comment here, is that interfering or influencing? You run the danger of passing ill-defined laws that can criminalise almost any behaviour.
Yuen Kit Mun
Singapore has no problem admitting that it models its education, transportation, industries and others after other countries, but now we're acting like we decided on our political system in a vacuum without any influence from anyone.
Li Yan McCurdy
Some people just don't get the difference between having foreigners working here and foreign entities interfering with Singapore affairs.
Lobbying, that is, influencing policymaking via local and foreign entities, is not new. There are many lobbying entities influencing policymaking, such as trade associations, business chambers and social and self-help groups. Singapore too would attempt to influence, directly or indirectly, the policymaking in other countries, diplomatically, financially or otherwise.
Choy Weng Leong