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Daily Archives: 2016-04-13

Campaign to tell the lived experiences of the low-Income in Singapore

The Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), a research center under the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS), has just launched an online campaign to raise awareness on poverty in Singapore. The central theme of the month-long campaign, titled “Singaporeans Left Behind”, is to highlight the poverty experiences among the …

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Is it actually better to pay for sex?

By Zed Dee There was a story published recently by the Straits Times that seems to disagree. The story has this to say about more teenage boys having paid sex with female sex workers: This is a public health concern as sex workers are a major source of infection — and 30 per cent of the boys she polled between 2009 and …

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Alibaba buys Lazada for $1bn, crude soars on freeze optimism

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – Alibaba has spent $1bn to purchase a majority stake in Singapore based Lazada Group, which is a rising e-commerce player in Southeast Asia. This is a good move towards expanding its footprint in the region and securing a seat for future growth. This is Alibaba’s second deal in Singapore since it bought a …

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Complain on Facebook but don’t be petty

By Gangasudhan A set of wedding photos has gone viral on Facebook, after Jaclyn Ying (the bride) posted 21 photos on Sunday that demonstrated the poor quality of the wedding day photography the bride and groom had paid for – “we got one of those "bao ka liao" wedding packages that included actual day photography from a pretty reputable bridal …

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