Daily Archives: 2017-02-16

Allegation against preschool at River Valley for sub-standard practices

A forum user in Kiasu Parents warned parents against a childcare center located at River Valley. The preschool has been accused by the user on the parenting forum for neglecting the children under their care. The user pointed to a Wechat broadcast exposing that the kids in the preschool were not well cared for. The user posted several photos which showed …

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Fire in shophouse near Mustafa Centre, one person conveyed to hospital

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that there was a fire in a shophouse near Mustafa Centre which caused one person to be conveyed toTan Tock Seng Hospital due to smoke inhalation. SCDF said that it was alerted to a shophouse fire at 11 Lembu Rd, located less than 80m from 24-hour Mustafa Centre, at about 10:35 am and dispatched …

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Animal rights in Singapore – Time to give animals a voice in court

by M Ravi The culling of 24 free roaming chickens in the Sin Ming area hit the headlines this week. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (the “AVA”) stated that it had received over 200 complaints across the island about such chickens last year. The main complaints related to noise nuisance, but the AVA also explained that an unchecked roaming chicken …

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AWARE urges Singapore Govt to accommodate single parents in housing policies

Public housing policies create serious difficulties for single parents, this is according to a report released by the local non-government organisation, AWARE on 15 February. AWARE in its report, suggests that the policies should be amended to be more inclusive. The released study involved in-depth interviews with 55 single mothers and found 95 percent of interviewees who sought public housing faced problems, …

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Craft supplies for that one could get for their kids

By ezbuy.sg School holidays are here again! If you’re looking forward to spending more time with your kids but are struggling to find a way to connect, rest assured—you’ve got company. Here’s where crafting can help. It’s something you can do together with your children, without leaving the house, getting dressed or planning ahead (if you’ve already stocked up on the …

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PM Lee: Singaporeans should never forget darkest times of the country’s history

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long stressed that Singaporeans should never forget the darkest time of the country’s history. He noted that 75 years ago today, on 15 February 1942, the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese invaders at the Former Ford Factory in Bukit Timah. “There followed 3.5 years of terror, hardship and misery under Japanese Occupation, when Singapore was …

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