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Daily Archives: 2016-11-11

Why is the Trans-Pacific partnership important to PM Lee?

By SingSaver.com.sg Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership during his recent US visit. But what is it, and why does it matter? If you’ve been following the news, you may have heard Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong emphasise the importance of something called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during his visit to the United States. Also …

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Sackings Galore at Singapore Environment Council

By Chris Soh Does the Board, which is made up of Members of Parliament and Senior Government Officials approve of this? Just days after it showed Executive Director Edwin Seah the door despite clearing him of misconduct, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) has sacked two more of its senior management staff. On Friday, both Assistant Executive Director Gerard Christopher and …

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How Much is Your House Worth?

By Valerie Toh, http://www.hugproperty.com Every day you return to the concrete shelter that houses your stuff, your family and yourself – your house. Every proud homeowner will be most excited to share with you the spanking new furnishing, flooring, and exquisite detail – all carefully and tastefully selected before they moved in, to piece together the place they call home …

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LTA: CCL disruption caused by the signalling hardware on a particular train

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the investigation has traced the source of the signalling problems which plague the Circle Line (CCL) to an intermittent failure of the signalling hardware on one train – Passenger Vehicle 46 (PV46). It said that a joint team comprising LTA, Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT), the CCL signalling system manufacturer Alstom, the IMDA, DSTA, …

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Dr Ng Eng Hen: Singapore must dictate its policy based on its own interests

“What will Singapore do if the US departs from its parts of rebalance to Asia strategy?” The non-Constituency MP Dennis Tan asked this question in the Parliament House to the Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen yesterday (10 Nov). Mr Tan had asked how Singapore would lessen the costs and risks that would arise should there be a major American departure …

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Survey: How Singaporeans Save Money on Online Shopping

By SingSaver.com.sg Singaporeans use 5 different money-saving strategies to pay the lowest price possible online. Online shopping is thought to be the major culprit behind the slowdown of mall traffic in Singapore. While the July 2016 Retail Sales Index show a drop of up to 9.6% in retail sales of watches, jewelry, and apparel, research from Paypal shows that online spend …

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MOE: Training and help for teachers to cope with stress in dealing with parents

Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng said that teachers in the country are supported with resources such as a Parent Engagement Guide and are also given training in parent engagement skills to help them to cope with stress. This is the response to Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap from Aljunied GRC who asked the Acting Minister for Education (Schools) what …

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POSB customers to earn up to S$130 with innovative ‘Bank and Earn’ program

POSB, the first bank in Singapore to reward customers with monthly cashback for regular banking transactions For those who have not heard about the ‘POSB Cashback Bonus’, POSB customers will need only to fulfil three or more types of regular banking transactions to earn up to SGD 130 per month via salary crediting, credit card spending, home loan instalments, insurance …

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A Disruptive Future

By Byran Cheang, libertarianism.sg Recently at the 2016 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong strongly highlighted that ‘disruption’, is the defining challenge that the Singapore economy will have to deal with moving forward. He pointed out in his speech: ‘Old models are not working, new models are coming thick and fast, and we're having to adjust and to …

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