04 February 2005

Oh...how I miss u

I do miss the Streats. It was a tabloid that was my companion every morning. It was what a person like me needed...having no time to go through whole chunks of news, this paper was the sole window to the world for me. The forum page was my most favourite one as it gave an insight into the society and the people. I came to understand more about Singapore and its people from these forums. Also this page had mails and discussions on anything important happening around the world. One can be assured of a heated debate on any issue or law that affects the general public. It was also pleasant to note that the government and other organisations, companies, shops, etc paid attention to this column and would take immediate action to the grievances addressed here.

There have been quite a few things that took a turn once it was reported on this paper, like the intended sale of Robinsons. From the day it made Front page news on Streats, there were huge protests against the sale, such that the sale was dropped. Then, there's the incident of shops throwing away unsold breads...after the news was reported, an organisation was formed where by the unsold bread was collected and delivered to hospice and Old Age homes and other such needy places... These are but a few of the incidents that proved the power of this paper...

Now, the streats is no more and I do find it difficult to go through Straits Times in the evening. Also the online papers are not as handy and easy to access as the Streats....

I do hope they bring back the Streats!!!

2 comments:

Chakra Sampath said...

If its that powerful a newspaper, why did they stop it? Any idea??

PVS said...

Thats a big story..to cut it short, there were two English tabliods here... Streats and Today. Streats was a new one and was just making a break even...but since it had incurred losses in the early days, to cut the losses a merger was planned and the result was "NO MORE STREATS" :(( Only Today...