Monthly Archives: February 2017

Seven ways to save on your big day

By ezbuy.sg Your wedding is one of the biggest days, and expenses, of your life. Studies show that couples who spend less money on their weddings have a more successful first year of marriage – most likely because less debt equals fewer money troubles – and are more likely to still be married by their 10th anniversary. So here’s how to …

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Fire engines in front of Shenton House, building evacuated

Fire engines were seen deployed outside Shenton House this afternoon(24 Feb), although no fire was seen from outside the building. At least one tenant was taken by an ambulance. A general manager in the building, Raymond Tan, posted the incident on his Facebook. “Fire at Shenton House 15F. Luckily my office 24F and car 4F. Docs and computer should be …

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Water system operating cost $1.3 billion in 2015, jumped $0.8b over 15 years

The cost to operate Singapore’s water system in 2015 is about S$1.3 billion, compared with S$0.5 billion in 2000, national water agency PUB informed. Over 15 years, PUB has invested about S$7 billion in water infrastructure, and will flow out about S$4 billion from 2017 to 2021 to boost the infrastructure and resilience of the water system to meet the …

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Lawrence Wong: Companies must think global from the beginning

The current economic uncertainties gives Singapore companies no choice but to think regionally or globally from the start, said Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong. “You could say that it’s a handicap or disadvantage but in a way, it’s a motivation, a catalyst,” Mr Wong said. He was speaking during Channel NewsAsia’s Singapore Budget Forum …

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Prosecutor seeks for maximum jail term for couple who starved maid

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Tan Soo Tet called for the maximum jail term of one year for a married couple who had starved their maid in 2015, saying that it is sickening that the victim had been forced to endure inhumane treatment of such cruelty and duration in what must have for her been an unspeakably hellish and unbearable existence. …

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Cat injured at Henderson road recovers after care from SPCA

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in a Facebook post has informed that Willow, the injured cat from Henderson road, is currently recovering at its shelter and doing well. The videos of the cat were previously posted by Facebook account, Cats of Redhill, showing a suspected case of cat abuse with the cat having its stomach split open with guts …

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GES: Starting salary of three oldest Singapore universities hit new high in 2016

Fresh graduates from three oldest Singapore universities reached a new high of $3,360 a month, according to the latest Graduate Employment Survey (GES) released on Wednesday (22 Feb). The joint survey carried out last November by the three universities involved 10,904 graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Singapore Management University (SMU). A little …

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Minister for Defence and US Congressional Delegation affirm bilateral defence relations

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen hosted a United States (US) congressional delegation led by US Congressional Singapore Caucus Co-Chairs Bradley Byrne (Republican-Alabama) and Denny Heck (Democrat-Washington) to breakfast this morning (23 Feb). The delegation also included Rick Larsen (Democrat-Washington), the Ministry informed on a press release today. During the breakfast, Dr Ng and the congressional delegation affirmed the …

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