Daily Archives: 2016-07-18

Big Splash to be closed on Oct 21, 2016
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

In its glorious day, Big Splash was known for having the tallest water slides in Singapore, but the water attractions were demolished a decade ago. Although the attraction kept its name and still pulls in 300,000 visitors a month with its dining and Read More

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The stranded F-17 Football Academy Team has arrived in Gothenburg
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The team from F-17 Football Academy that was stranded in Turkey’s Antalya Airport has caught a flight to Istanbul on Sunday (July 17) afternoon and from Istanbul, they have departed for Copenhagen in Denmark on an 8pm flight. The team has arrived safely to Read More

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WDA warns public of new scam on SkillsFuture credit, offering vouchers in exchange for sign ups
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) said on July 15 that it has been alerted to a training organisation which is offering vouchers in exchange for individuals signing up for their courses and claiming their SkillsFuture Credit via SingPass. Writing on its Facebook page, it Read More

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Residents at landed properties feel it is unfair to pay for parking outside their houses
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

“It’s not fair to pay to park outside our own homes”, seems to be the opinion of most of the residents who parks on the streets outside their landed homes. The issue over whether landed home owners should pay for parking their cars Read More

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Qandeel Baloch’s “honor killing”, one of thousands in Pakistan
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Last updated on July 19th, 2016 at 05:51 pmA social media celebrity from Pakistan was killed on Friday night (July 15) in another case of “honor killing”, a custom which had claimed a thousand lives every year in the country. Qandeel Baloch, 26, Read More

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“We want to live together in peace and harmony”
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Punggol North festival has been an annual grassroots initiative since 2005, celebrating the dynamism of Singapore’s multi-racial society. The festival also aims to promote racial harmony, inter-faith understanding, as well as religious harmony among residents in Punggol North. Speaking at the annual street Read More

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Iran seeks more aircraft as sanctions are lifted
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Iran is looking to order dozens more jets worth around US$50 billion with Airbus and Boeing, said Iranian officials and Western industry sources. This announcement follows the end of international sanctions against Iran in January after it reached a nuclear deal with US and other Western powers. Read More

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How much more business friendly does the government really want to be?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Chris Kuan An open letter in 2014 published on Transitioning.org writes how a IT professional with 12 years of working experience was forced to resign from his work after being bullied by his boss at a bank. Even after speaking to a Member of Read More

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China GDP beats expectations, showing signs of stabilization
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets  China announced its 2Q GDP data on Friday. Its economy grew at an annualized pace of 6.7%, unchanged from the previous quarter, and higher than the market’s expectation of 6.6%. Although this is still the slowest pace of Read More

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A Singapore Engineering Lament
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Yeoh Lam Keong Want to know the real underlying economic reason why we face a shortage of good Singaporean engineers and IT professionals? Because we have been far too liberal in importing cheaper regional engineers and IT staff for over 2 decades. Read More

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