Daily Archives: 2016-12-06

SMU opens its first full sports scholarship, named ‘Yip Pin Xiu Scholarship’

The Singapore Management University (SMU) opened its first full sports scholarship named ‘Yip Pin Xiu Scholarship,’ at SMU’s 3rd Leadership Symposium on Tuesday (6 Dec), in honour of the Paralympics gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu. SMU said that the scholarship will start in August 2017 and it is opened to ‘outstanding Singaporean athletes who have gained admission to any SMU …

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GIC to invest S$376.3 million in Indonesia company

GIC Singapore has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with PT Nusantara Sejahtera Raya (NSR), which operates the Cinema 21, Cinema XXI and The Premiere brands in Indonesia, to further anchor the leadership position of NSR and to set up the company for the next stage of growth. GIC, a Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, would be investing …

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How inconvenient is Singapore’s public transportation system

By Niwde Weis I have never found the Singapore public transport system convenient. MRT and buses simply refuse to compete along the same route. This does not happen in any other country I have been to. Other than being totally held ransom by the system, there is also too much walking from one point to another to change transport . Read: SG …

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WP calls for more inclusive measures by Government for Persons with Disabilities

In light with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, the Workers’ Party (WP) commemorates by making several recommendations to the Government in Parliament on improving mobility, public transport safety and accessibility for persons with disabilities. “It is a day to reflect on the achievements of the community in overcoming barriers. It is also a day to …

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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival cancels two of its performance in light of IMDA’s assessement

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival has announced on Tuesday (6 December) that it will not be presenting the performances of Ming Poon’s Undressing Room and Thea Fitz-James’ Naked Ladies at the upcoming edition of the Festival, as the the Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)’s assessment stated that the works have exceeded the R18 rating under the Arts Entertainment Classification Code (AEC). …

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Unfair report on human rights lawyer, M Ravi by Straits Times

By Teo Soh Lung Measured approach in lawyer M. Ravi’s case Lawyer M. Ravi’s case caused a “lot of mess” but the Law Society came out of it quite well because people realised we were prepared to be tough in a rational and fair way, look at the big picture and the profession’s interest, said Mr Thio Shen Yi. “I …

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