Daily Archives: 2017-01-03

Cambodian NGO engages local law firm to look into complicity of Singaporean Entities in ‘environmental destruction’ arising from Sand Mining
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

Mother Nature Cambodia, a NGO that is “fighting to put an end to the systematic destruction of Cambodia’s precious natural resources” has engaged Singaporean law firm, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP (‘ET LLP’), to provide advice in relation to the alleged complicity of Singaporean Entities in Read More

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Energy-efficient and remote controlled LED street lighting system to be used by 2022
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Street lights to be converted to LED island-wide, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) informed on a 3 Jan press release. A more energy-efficient lighting system which is more responsive to weather changes will be used on the island roads by 2022, LTA stated. Read More

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Property boom between 2008 and 2013 due to foreigners?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

I refer to the article “Investing in commercial real estate in Singapore” that was published by Yahoo Finance on 30 Dec in 2016. Property boom from 2008 to 2013 The article states that “Many Singaporeans rode the property boom in the years from Read More

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Taiwanese APOs: Same basic pay, but $16m CPF savings?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

The Straits Times article, “Singaporean auxiliary police officers are paid more than foreigners, says Certis Cisco” on 30 Dec states that “Following the announcement that private security firm Certis Cisco is looking to recruit Taiwanese nationals to fill the need for auxiliary police Read More

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Singapore Budget 2017 to be delivered on 20 February
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is expected to convey the 2017 Budget statement in Parliament on 20 Feb. Member of Parliament (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC) Liang Eng Hwa, who chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Finance and Trade and Industry, and GPC Read More

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2016-2017 IELTS Prize application timeline extended
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The British Council informed on a 3 Jan news release, it has extended IELTS Prize 2016-2017 application deadline from 31 December 2016 to 28 February 2017. Greg Selby , Director Examinations, East Asia said, “Since we have received lots of enquiries from students Read More

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460g of heroin seized from Malaysian rider at Woodlands Checkpoint
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A bag of heroin found in a Malaysia-registered motorcycle of a rider who was stopped by a checkpoint officer for checks upon arrival at the Woodlands Checkpoint on 2 January 2017, at about 3.40am. The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on a 3 Read More

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So many things up or down 1%?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Many things went up or down by 1% After attending a count-down in church with very nice food – I slept very well and had a dream that many things went up or down by one per cent. 10 new year wishes & Read More

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2016: The end of the establishment?
By Raphael Wong Published on by Raphael Wong 0

Last year has been a year of many ups or many downs – depending on where you are situated on the political spectrum internationally. In fact, it has been such a momentous year, that it deserves a comprehensive review. It seems though that Read More

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$6.2million two storey complex to replace burnt market at Jurong West Blk 493
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Temporary Market at Jurong West Street 41 was officially opened on Sunday (1 January) by DPM Tharman accompanied by SMS Desmond and MP of Jurong GRC Ang Wei Neng. The original market was burnt down after the massive fire which happened on Read More

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