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Monthly Archives: September 2010

GIC report – ‘significant’ recovery but how much exactly?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the report "GIC recovers losses from previous year, sees higher returns" (Channel News Asia, Sep 27). http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1083694/1/.html It states that "The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) said on Monday that it has significantly recovered its losses from the previous year. No figures were given, but the comment came in its latest annual …

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Scandinavians Helping Singapore’s Poor

The following is an excerpt of an article that was first appeared in ScandAsia.com. The hallway is dirty and there is a scent of moist coming from the walls. Inside the apartment it no longer looks dirty – it looks empty. The square room has no furniture. Unless the two mattresses lying on the floor in one corner can be …

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TOC’s queries on work safety regulations – MOM responds

On Sep 8, we ran a video showing a worker entering a flooded manhole without any safety device and asked whether there was any breach of work safety rules. (click here - http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/09/is-this-a-violation-of-worksite-safety-rules/) The Ministry of Manpower responded today with the following letter. Dear Mr Loh, We thank you for your useful feedback on 8 Sep 2010. We take the …

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STB wants offices to waste electricity for F1 ‘wayang’

- By Gangasudhan - Green Drinks Singapore received a tip-off today that at least one office building in the city has been 'encouraged' by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to leave their lights on during the 3 days of F1 races in order to "facilitate a captivating night-view of Singapore City for international TV broadcast and photography". In an email …

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SDP’s Young Democrats celebrate Liberal Solidarity Week

Kirsten Han - The International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) website states that the Singaporean government “is of a clear-cut authoritarian nature and controls its people like a modern day Big Brother.”1 Jarrod Luo, Honorary Secretary of the Young Democrats, thinks that many Singaporeans would be shocked by this assessment. “The people don’t know,” he says, explaining that due to …

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Sarah Cheng-De Winne – sexiest voice in Singapore

- By Gangasudhan - Sarah Cheng-De Winne: singer, songwriter, musician - and even photographer. The up and coming talented artist has recently released her solo album Let's Pretend (left) and it looks (or sounds) like it is going to be a hit both locally and internationally. Sarah's music can be described as jazz, pop, or soul rhythm and blues, and …

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Civic Life’s Where The Heart Is: time to vote

Earlier this year, we mentioned the Civic Life project which explores the ideas of memory, place, belonging and community through film and writing. A short film, TIONG BAHRU, has been shot with a cast of 150 volunteers from Singapore and directed by UK-based filmmakers Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor. In conjunction with this pioneering film, the online 90-second film competition, …

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