Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Ng Chee Meng: Nationalised system of pre-school may not cater to preferences of every parent
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng said that a nationalised system of pre-school education has the potential to provide more consistent quality and affordability, however, this system may not cater to the preferences of every parent. This is his response to questions Read More

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What are you really paying for when you buy chocolate in Singapore?
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg Here’s an honest look at what goes into your chocolates, and how to save money when you buy them. In the old days, you could pay a $5 note for a chocolate bar and expect change. But look at the chocolates at Read More

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Singapore Prison Service: Overall recidivism rate for the 2013 release cohort remains low and stable
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Prison Service (SPS) has released key statistical data of the recidivism rate of its former inmates and states that overall recidivism rate for the 2013 release cohort remains low and stable. SPS notes that the figures from the data re-affirms its commitment Read More

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ezbuy to host one-off warehouse sale on 17-19 February
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

Note: Nearest MRT is Kovan, not Tampines ezbuy.sg, Singapore’s first and largest global shopping platform by page views and number of distribution points, is hosting a one-off warehouse sale this weekend from 17-19 February 2017 11am-8pm at ezbuy.sg’s main warehouse at 1 Greenwich Read More

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MAS: Changes to finance company regulations, enhancing ability to finance SMEs
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced regulatory changes starting this year to strengthen the flexibility of finance companies and enhance their ability to provide financing to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This is a relaxation of business restrictions with enhanced prudential Read More

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Indonesian domestic worker charged with murder for death of 78-yr-old employer
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

A 37-year-old Indonesian domestic worker has been charged in court on Wednesday (15 February) with the murder of her 78-year-old employer in her living room of flat at Block 276, Tampines Street 22 on Monday (13 February) afternoon at around 2.10pm. Minah had allegedly killed Read More

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57-yr-old e-bike rider succumbs to injuries after collision with a car at Hougang
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

A 57-year-old electric bicycle rider passed away after his e-bike collided with a car at the junction of Hougang Street 93 and Buangkok Green on Monday (13 February) at 8.09pm. According to the Straits Times, the man was conveyed unconscious to Tan Tock Seng Read More

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Dollar surges on Yellen’s hawkish tone
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By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Federal Reserve Chairwomen Janet Yellen gave hawkish comments on the Fed’s rate hike path, hinting that the central bank could raise interest rates steady throughout the year. This was in line with our expectations as recent data shows Read More

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CNB: Total of 3,245 drug abusers in 2016, a 3% decrease from 2015
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has announced that it had arrested a total of 3,245 drug abusers in 2016, noting that this was a 3 percent decrease from the 3,343 drug abusers arrested in 2015. While CNB stated that the number of repeat drug Read More

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HDB launches 4,056 Build-To-Order flats in February’s exercise.
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) launched 4,056 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats in Punggol, Clementi and Tampines on Tuesday (14 Feb), HDB announced on its press release. These flats are in six projects: Waterway Sunrise II, Northshore Cove in Punggol, Tampines GreenBloom, Tampines GreenFlora, Read More

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