Monthly Archives: February 2017

LawSoc: $2.8m scheme to support law firms adopt technology in law practices

A new Government scheme to support lawyers to adopt technology in law practices is launched today (27 Feb). A joint statement from the MinLaw, the Law Society of Singapore (LawSoc) and Spring Singapore, said the 2.8 million Tech Start for Law program will fund up to 70 percent of the first-year’s cost for technology products in practice management, online research, …

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CCTV footage captures accident scene of 17-year-old teenager

A short Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) footage of the moment that a teenager who fell from the fourth-storey linkway between Orchard Central and Orchard Gateway on Friday (24 February) afternoon was shared on social media platforms. The 17-year-old male, who has been identified as Jonathan Chow Hua Guang, passed away from his injuries after being conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital which was on standby …

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Should Singaporeans be grateful for property cooling measures?

By Property Soul Singapore’s Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong said in a Bloomberg TV interview that the government has not “made any movement in the budget” to relax property cooling measures because “demand remains very resilient” and “property volume in terms of transactions has increased and not decreased”. Sacrificing housing affordability for foreign investment Singapore private property prices have …

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Illogical to say that PUB makes profits due to govt grants?

I refer to the article “PUB makes a profit thanks only to govt grants: Maliki” (Straits Times, 27 Feb). $160m profit, $200m govt grants last year “National water agency PUB made a profit of more than $160 million last year only because it received about $200 million in grants. Without the government grants, PUB would have been operating at a …

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HDB loan vs bank loan – What should you consider?

By ValuePenguin.sg If you are considering purchasing a home in Singapore, you have two options: HDB or private properties. For those buying a HDB flat, which represents about 80-90% of the market, deciding on whether to get a HDB concessionary loan or a HDB bank loan can be like being between a rock and a hard place. Both has unique …

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What is the revenue of water sales if costs are revealed

Cost of supplying water has more than doubled I refer to the article “Cost of supplying water has more than doubled: PUB” (Straits Times, Feb 24). “The cost of developing and operating Singapore’s water supply system has more than doubled in 15 years. In 2000, it cost about $500 million to run the system, national water agency PUB said yesterday. …

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International Premier of “We are not a nuisance! The Ken Ken & Gold-D story

Animal Human Alliance announced the International Premier of “We are not a nuisance! The Ken Ken & Gold-D story” on Saturday (25 February). Based on the real-life story of Ken Ken and Gold-D, the documentary examines the situation of community cats. Looking at cases in Taiwan and Italy, the Alliance ask how to make life better for community cats and their …

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SSG takes action against over 4,400 individuals for false SkillsFuture Credit claims, totalling $2.2 million

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) announced that it has taken enforcement action against over 4,400 individuals who submitted false SkillsFuture Credit claims, totalling about $2.2 million. In end January this year, SSG said that it has discovered about 4,400 individuals who have submitted false claims, effectively encashing their SkillsFuture Credit without attending any courses. “The vast majority – over two-thirds of the …

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