Monthly Archives: March 2016

Singapore-based carrier, Jetstar adopts Singlish as official customer-facing language
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on April 2nd, 2016 at 12:35 pmUpdate: Oh, it’s an April Fool’s Joke. Singapore-based carrier, Jetstar will be speaking Singlish to individuals based in the city-state. From 31 March 2016, Singapore-based customers who visit www.jetstar.com will be automatically redirected to a Singlish Read More

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Shophouse saga leads property agent to sue for her commission share
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By 99.co The shophouses at Sophia Road Around 2008, a row of nine shophouses along Sophia Road was put up for collective sale. There were around 10 different owners, but for simplicity’s sake we refer to them as just “the owners”. That year Read More

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Takashimaya and Ngee Ann Development in dispute over rent
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

The landlord of Ngee Ann City and its anchor tenant, department store Takashimaya, are currently in a dispute over rent and have taken the case to the High Court. Takashimaya and Ngee Ann Development have been in a business partnership for over 22 Read More

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Taiwan president-elect writes to deceased four-year-old girl, “Auntie will not let your sacrifice go to waste”
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

On 28 March, a four-year-old Taiwanese girl was brutally beheaded in broad daylight as she was on her bicycle with her mother following close behind. Among calls from the Taiwanese public for the harsh punishment for the killer, a 33-year-old man named Wang Read More

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents third instalment of children ballet: Peter & Blue go around the World
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be presenting the third instalment of its sequel children ballet, Peter & Blue Go Around the World, from 2 – 5 June 2016. It will be held at the Singapore Airlines Theatre in Lasalle College of the Arts. Read More

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Mother of 13-year-old files report against police officers’ abuse of power and told no further actions would be taken
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A single mother filed a police report against police officers whom she claimed to have forced her 13-year-old son to admit a crime that he did not commit and the harsh treatment that her son had to go through. Six months later, the mother Read More

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What does Budget 2016 mean for housing?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By 99.co Budget 2016 introduces some subtle, but significant, policies. In particular, we note that the government is sticking to its long time promise of affordable housing. Despite brushing off calls for the lifting of cooling measures, we feel that Minister Heng Swee Read More

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Transcript of SMRT’s address to media on 22 March’s fatal accident
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Last updated on April 3rd, 2016 at 10:03 amSMRT CEO Desmond Kuek (DK): We are investigating exactly how they got hit by the train. What we know is that they were walking along in a single file along the side, along the walkway. Read More

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Widow of technican killed by LRT sued SMRT for negligence in 2010
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

The track incident that led to the deaths of the two young SMRT trainees – Nasrulhudin Najumudin and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari – was tragic, avoidable and certainly not unprecedented. In fact, just 6 years back, SMRT Technician Mr Chia Teck Heng was killed Read More

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Safety First, Murphy’s Laws & SMRT’s safety protocols
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By Law Kim Hwee My Malay friends have shown me how resilient they are. When an unexpected death occurs, family members and friends will close rank, grief deeply but not showily – and then move on with life. As Muslims, they believe anything that Read More

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