Daily Archives: 2014-03-07

SAFRA poster criticised for being sexist and distasteful

A promotional poster by SAFRA – or SAFRA National Service Association – has come under criticism for being sexist and distasteful towards women. The poster, which was spotted at a bus stop in Upper Thomson, has two men apparently exercising in a gym, with a woman in the foreground. The two men are depicted being distracted by the woman. The …

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MND grades AHPETC “red” for corporate governance in TCMR

By Terry Xu The Ministry of National Development (MND) released an update on FY2012 Town Council Management Report (TCMR), following Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council’s (AHPETC’s) submission of its FY2012/13 financial statements, auditors' report, auditor’s management letter and self-declared corporate governance checklist on 10 February 2014. MND has indicated these documents as material for its assessment. Prior to the submission, the …

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Door to door durian seller “sells” durians for $50

By Terry Xu A reader wrote in via facebook to us on an incident he experienced at his HDB flat located at Bukit Panjang. "Recently there are these durian scams going around which i had experienced personally just yesterday night (Thursday) at the doorstep of my HDB flat. The seller was a Malaysian Chinese will keep insisting that you try …

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ELEMENT Magazine celebrates LGBT rights heroes

Launched a year ago, ELEMENT magazine, the organizer behind Asia Pink Awards, decides to celebrate its one-year anniversary by celebrating Asia’s LGBT rights heroes. Asia Pink Awards 2014, the first regional LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex) Awards event, is gaining momentum against the backdrop of the emergence of a progressive Asia. The event seeks to …

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Yahoo and Viddsee collaborates on joint video platform

Yahoo Viddsee Press Release Yahoo brings the best of Asian short films to its users across Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines thereby celebrating cinema and recognizing talented filmmakers. Short films are a ground breaking, inclusive and accessible platform for exciting and engaging story telling. Yahoo has collaborated with Viddsee, an online video platform for curated, quality micro-cinema content to bring short films …

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Companies still hiring more foreign crane operators: WP MP

In May last year, Minister for National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, made a call for more Singaporeans to step forward to be crane operators. He said then that more Singaporeans were “needed to boost productivity in the construction sector and reduce reliance on foreign workers.” "Half of the (current 3,600) operators are Singaporeans,” he said. “But we need more, a …

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Singapore Dance Theatre: Season 2014

By Yasmeen Banu Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be showcasing a series of six contemporary and classical performances throughout 2014. Kick starting SDT's 2014 season is Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of two lovers, Romeo and Juliet. “There’s a great loss… You lose your lover, you feel that feeling and even after the performance is done…Recovering is quite hard,” Senior Artist Rosa …

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Tolerance beyond one’s faith

By Ng Yi-Sheng Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about religion and gay folks. The recent remarks of Lawrence Khong, Assoc Prof Khairudin Aljunied and the Fellowship of Muslim Students have stirred up angry arguments between the people who defend them on the grounds of faith and the LGBT people and straight allies who view their words as hate …

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Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Singapore

By Tiffany Gwee In late February 2014, the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons (co-chaired by Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Home Affairs) partnered with the Singapore Committee for UN Women and H.O.M.E to set up a conference with business leaders, government officials and experts. The aim of the conference was to address the greatest practices in the …

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