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Daily Archives: 2015-06-22

New Biogas demonstration plant to be unveiled in Singapore this September

A new biogas demonstration plant to be unveiled in Singapore this September In the past several years, Asia has been leading the race in clean energy, becoming the standard that western nations should strive for, especially now that we’re seeing the dangers of oil volatility. Some of the latest developments in renewable energy can be found in Singapore where companies …

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Pasir Ris ONE DBSS – yet another development under fire

In what is becoming a recurring series of incidents, another group of homeowners of new flats are crying foul at the shoddy workmanship and design of their homes. The Online Citizen (TOC) understands that some of the owners of the new Pasir Ris ONE have just received their keys to their new homes which are located at the junction of …

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Lessons learned from a property investment trap

by Property Soul I was in Jakarta when I saw an article on the front page of The Jakarta Post with the headline “Property firm deceives thousands of buyers” (May 27, 2015). Another story of property investment scam A property consulting firm known as PT Royal Premier Internasional marketed to the public investment opportunities of 12 complexes across Jakarta, Bali, …

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Passengers up in arms after Scoot flight delayed for more than 21 hours

A 21 hour delay for Scoot flight TZ8 from Singapore to Perth caused many passengers to run riot at Changi Airport. The plane, which was originally scheduled to depart from Singapore at 12.10pm on Saturday (20 June), would only depart at 9.50am on Sunday morning (21 June) due to a technical issue. Despite the 21 hour delay, the flight only took …

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The Singapore Democratic Party and its legacy for civil society

On Sunday, 21 June, Singapore Democratic Party celebrated its 35th anniversary at Holiday Day Inn Singapore Atrium and invited a few speakers from civil society to talk about their experiences with the party and their thoughts about it. One of the speakers who was invited is Jolovan Wham, Executive Director of Local Non-government Organisation, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E). …

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SEA Games plagued by shortcomings, says letter writer

While the recent SEA Games was hailed as a success by the Government, things might not be as rosy as they are portrayed to be. While there is no doubt that our athletes have done a tremendous job of hauling in the medals and setting records in the process, and bringing pride to an entire nation, and the thousands of …

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Death penalty is so good as a deterrence that we should have public executions

For many years, Singapore has received numerous criticism for the death penalty that it practises, the ultimate punishment for crimes that was passed down from its former colonial ruler to manage its colonial slaves, nevermind that the same colonial ruler has basically scrapped that same rule from its constitution. But criticisms have mostly come from liberal western countries that have no idea …

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