Monthly Archives: July 2013

National Family Council releases Singapore's first Family Pledge
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 2

The National Family Council has unveiled Singapore’s first Family Pledge on Tuesday. “We, the people of Singapore, pledge to build strong and happy Families. We affirm the commitment of marriage between husband and wife. And take responsibility to nurture our children, and respect Read More

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HDB for singles: All pay more, some pay less?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian Worse than I initially envisaged? After writing “HDB: 2-room BTO only $16,000 – Really?” in the evening of 30 July, when I woke up to read the newspapers on 31 July, it Read More

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2-room BTO only $16,000 – Really?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 1

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “4,079 BTO flats on offer for families & singles” (Channel NewsAsia, Jul 30). $16,000 2-room BTO? It states that “The selling price (including grants) of a two-room Read More

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"Uncloaking the Haze": An eye-opening discussion
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:29 pmBy Terry Xu The haze in June 2013 had Singaporeans running around for information on the latest development on the haze situation in Indonesia and where NEA website had its largest views ever since just Read More

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MDA interrupted tea time… for this?
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:12 pmBy Howard Lee If you were to look at the media releases and statements issued by the Media Development Authority the past three months, you might be fooled into thinking that it is actually the Read More

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Interview with Kathleen Loke, Singaporean volunteer with the Sea Shepherd
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:29 pmThe Online Citizen gets in touch with Kathleen Loke, a Singaporean who volunteered with the famous Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) and hears from her about her seafaring experience during the society’s expedition, “Operation Zero Tolerance”. Hi Kathleen! Read More

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Limitations of 3D Printing
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on March 4th, 2014 at 06:37 amBy Yap Shiwen Continued from Introduction to 3D printing. For all the benefits and effects that come about from 3D printing, there is immense hype surrounding the technology and the industry, driven in part by Read More

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SMRT spokesman abrupt resignation, more questions arising
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

By Philip Ang It was reported 2 days ago that Ms Kalai Natarajan, the chief spokesman for local transport operator SMRT has handed in her resignation and will leave on Monday.  (link) Ms Natarajan’s resignation comes on the heels of a major reshuffle where 8 senior Read More

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Latest questions about CPF Life?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian Public forum on CPF Life As I am being invited to be one of the two speakers at a public forum, “The Unofficial Guide to CPF Life & Retirement Planning”, on Read More

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Wrong to name scholarships after politicians
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

By Philip Ang Channel News Asia’s article (27 July) “New role at Temasek “a good challenge”: Lim Boon Heng” diverted from Lim Boon Heng’ new role at Temasek to his past business-related achievements at NTUC. (link) Fortunately, he did not claim he did Read More

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