Daily Archives: 2014-01-08

Liquidation of local travel company, Five Stars Tours

  From the website of Five Stars Tours Pte Ltd, “Over the last two decades, Five Stars Tours has expanded across the island with 8 branches, more than 200 dedicated staff, and a growing customer base of more than 300,000.” Lianhe Wanbao reports that Five Stars Tours Pte Ltd has applied for liquidation of the company. All its business operations …

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Cartoon Press: Hospital Bed Crunch

Post by Cartoon Press. The ST report, titled “Hospitals facing severe bed crunch take unusual steps”,  said the hospitals were housing patients in “tents and corridors” or were sending them to other hospitals. It said Changi General Hospital (CGH), for example, is “housing patients waiting for beds in a large air-conditioned tent”. Tan Tock Seng hospital, on the other hand, …

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Hands Off Cockburn! – What Singaporeans can Learn from the Aussies

By Nix I work in the south-western region of metropolitian Perth. So it is an everyday thing to drive past through the City of Cockburn. Lately I spotted some curious signage all over the city that cried, “Hands off Cockburn!” Many of these signage were not professionally made. Some were even handwritten and erected casually by the side of the …

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 21) – “Minimum wage” for cleaners

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “New licensing scheme for cleaning companies from September” (Straits Times, Jan 8). Oh no – not another scheme to increase cleaners’ pay? It states that “The Government will introduce a new law in Parliament this month where cleaning firms that do not comply with the minimum wages in the cleaning sector …

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Flagday Pertapis’s Children Home

Pertapis held its flagday for its Pertapis’s Children Home on last Saturday to raise funds for its annual operating expenses. The Pertapis Children’s Home was established in 1991 as a gazetted home and a place of Safety under the Children and Young Persons Act. The home aims to provide a safe environment and a holistic developmental of the children. Children …

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MediaCorp’s Statement on Celebrate TV50 Countdown show

By Masked Crusader MediaCorp made a statement on the Celebrate TV50 Countdown show, which had generated much controversy following Ivan Heng’s Facebook complaint about the significant use of Mandarin on the program shown on its English channel, Channel 5. In the 5 January statement, a contrite Remesh Kumar, Senior Vice President of English Entertainment Productions, acknowledged: We could have done more to engage Channel 5 …

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Higher fees for rail operators

The Straits Times reported that rail operators in Singapore will pay as much as 2.5 times more in annual fees to the Land Transport Authority (LTA). In all, the regulator will collect $7.53 million or $1.75 million more from April, when the increases take effect, said a government gazette. The sum, however, excludes the fee of the new Downtown Line 1, …

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