Daily Archives: 2012-08-20

MOM is not the only one buying expensive designer chairs

By TR EMERITUS – You know there was this hooha on Ministry of Manpower and their ergonomic chairs right? [Link to story] In short, they “spent almost $272,000 to buy a total of 472 Herman Miller chairs for its staff.” One chair costs $575 – sparking public debate whether the chair is too expensive and excessive. That was last year …

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Workfare: We want CPF, not cash?

By Leong Sze Hian – I refer to the article “Many low-wage workers prefer cash plus CPF mix” (Straits Times, Aug 11).   Only 14% prefer cash? It states that “Of the respondents, 47.8 per cent always picked the CPF combination package, regardless of the total sum. Only 14 per cent always preferred cash payments, found the study, which polled …

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Asia's fastest data cable links Tokyo to Singapore

By BBC/Katia Moskvitch – A new high-speed undersea data cable has opened to traffic in Asia. The 7,800km Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) connects Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. It transfers data via an optical fibre system at 40 gigabits per second, and is three milliseconds faster than any other cable between Singapore and Tokyo. The gain in speed may …

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