Daily Archives: 2015-07-14

Inferior material used in Choa Chu Kang BTO

A resident of a new build-to-order flat in Choa Chu Kang has informed The Online Citizen (TOC) of defects found at his new home. The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, had written to the authorities, including the Housing and Development Board (HDB) in April, informing them of the problems the new homeowners were facing. He says that the skirting …

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Itemised payslips to be made mandatory for workers

Amendments to the Employment Act were tabled in Parliament on Monday, including measures that will require employers to provide itemised payslips – electronic or otherwise – to their workers. Key employment terms will also have to be made known within 14 days of employment. “Itemised payslips and KETs benefit both employees and employers. They provide security and assurance to employees …

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Sengkang East and West Loop delayed during AM peak hour commute

Sengkang LRT East and West Loop services towards Sengkang were delayed during morning peak hour commute at around 8am on Tuesday. SBS Transit did not announce any delay on Twitter and the cause of delay is unknown. The service delay was only known through mentions on social media. What happened to #sengkang LRT? Suddenly so crowded on both sides of the …

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BTO flats in Punggol flooded by rain, residents complain to MP

Following reports of defects which first surfaced in May at the Waterway Terraces I build-to-order flats in Punggol, homeowners have now taken to approaching their Member of Parliament to complain about the poor workmanship of their homes. Apparently, some of the flats were affected by leaking rainwater during the downpour on Monday night. Postings on the Hardware Zone forum showed …

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School outdoor programmes to go on, expert panel to advise on safety: MOE

Outdoor adventure and learning programmes organised by schools will continue, but more effort will be put into enhancing safety aspects, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament yesterday, 13 July. Mr Heng had said that such programmes are “effective learning platforms”, and MOE will set up an advisory panel, consisting of local and international experts, to help enhance the quality …

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“When it’s set up, everyone will know”: PM Lee in January

Clean fight, please Weeks before GE 2011, then Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, commenting on the elections, called for “a clean fight – no personal attacks, no rude language.” He also said that “we are a gracious, generous community”. With PM Lee keeping silent about the appointment of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) for “two months”, keeping it from …

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W!LD RICE: The Importance of Being Earnest in Australia!

W!LD RICE’s acclaimed, all-male production of Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST will take the stage at the prestigious Brisbane Festival from 11 – 13 September 2015. The Importance of Being Earnest is the headline show of a series of works from Singapore, which new Artistic Director David Berthold has programmed for his first Brisbane Festival to mark the …

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Two hurt in “land grab” incident at Vietnam-S’pore industrial park

Vietnamese news have reported that two persons, including a 54-year old woman, have been injured in what is described as an anti-land grab protest on Friday at a Vietnam-Singapore industrial park. A video of the incident has since been uploaded online. The 150-hectare park is a collaboration between Singapore’s Government-linked Sembcorp Development and Vietnam’s Becamex IDC. The video showed the …

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