A Doc's Life is a underground Medical Blog about some poor Singapore doctors. They are sibei sian and very buay song. Best practices not observed!
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

My humble thoughts on the SMRT Strike 2012

So now they officially call it a strike. And as you know, strikes are illegal in Singapore.

Nowadays COE so expensive, Dr Og also gotta take public transport. Compared to many countries, our transport system is very steady (bom bi bi) liao loh. In some countries, strikes are so common that they become a part of daily living. But usually, you have local people buay song their gahmen unlike in our case.

The Straits Times yesterday (not me hor) aptly pointed out  that Singapore is so reliant on foreign labour and talent even in healthcare sector.This to me is quite scary.

If strike how?

As we approach the ten years anniversary of SARs (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - Singapore, 2003) and with news of a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-Like Virus Resurfaces And Infects A Family In Saudi Arabia) lurking, I can't help but wonder whether we can depend on any other than Singaporean healthcare workers should another pandemic erupt.


  1. Anonymous4:27 PM

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  2. Anonymous4:58 PM

    I agree with Dr Og...I think it's time for the relevant govt authorities to be even more stringent with the issuance of work permits and employment passes. In times of crisis (national crisis), it's really the Singaporeans who will stand up for Singapore.