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Daily Archives: 2014-10-21

Approval for CPF protest event cancelled due to on-going investigations

In a joint statement on Tuesday evening to the local media, The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Singapore Police Force announced that the approval for blogger Han Hui Hui to speak and demonstrate at the Speakers Corner this Saturday, 25 October for the monthly CPF protest event has been cancelled. NParks said that the cancellation of the approval for Ms …

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Speak Good English movement unfairly targeting Singlish?

International Baccalaureate Diploma student from Anglo-Chinese School (International), Rina Tan speaks at a TEDx talk about Singlish as the native language of Singapore, highlighting that the government's official stand on Singlish (and other local dialects) is unjustified in light of its importance in Singaporean culture. In her talk around the controversial Speak Good English movement and Speak Mandarin campaign, Rina …

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No announcement made for SMRT EW line disruption

This morning at around 7.30 am, there were train delays along the SMRT's East West line varying between 5 mins to 10 mins. The photographer of the above photo, took a snap shot of the situation at Jurong East MRT station and reported that the station had announced that the trains will have 10 min delay for those travelling from …

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Ho Kwon Ping: PAP would eventually lose its dominance

Mr Ho Kwon Ping , executive chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and an S R Nathan fellow, gave his first lecture, "Politics and governance" of the series of five organised by Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) at the University Cultural Centre at NUS on Monday. The three elephants in the room for the next fifty years of Singapore Mr Ho …

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Is the government listening to ground grouses?

The first IPS-Nathan Lecture by Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, Ho Kwon Ping took place at the National University of Singapore's Cultural Theatre on Monday evening. In his lecture, Prof Ho presented his views on how Singapore's political scene would be shaped in the next fifty years. In his speech, Mr. Ho had earlier brought up the issue about Singaporeans …

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MDA banned film: Missed opportunity for the government

  The first IPS-Nathan Lecture by Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, Ho Kwon Ping took place at the National University of Singapore's Cultural Theatre on Monday evening. In his lecture, Mr. Ho presented his views on how Singapore's political scene would be shaped in the next fifty years. During the Question and Answer session, Prof Tommy Koh shared that one …

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Seven tactics to maximize the return of your investment property

By Property Soul (This article is extracted from my book No B.S. Guide to Property Investment, a bestseller at Kinokuniya and Times bookstores.) As an investor, you have two major objectives when you are holding your property: To generate an optimal return from your investment; andTo increase its value to be sold at a good profit in the future. To increase …

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ACRES founder Louis Ng to join PAP

By Howard Lee In what could be a rarity for Singapore civil society and politics, animal rights activists Louis Ng has announced that he will be entering politics, joining the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP). Mr Ng, the founder and executive director of the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES), made the announcement on his Facebook page, saying that …

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