Daily Archives: 2017-03-17

When is an ‘amenity’ not really an amenity
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg When buying a property in Singapore, think twice before paying a premium for amenities. ‘Amenity’ is the most overused term in Singapore’s property market. It is a generic, catch-all term to suggest there are various conveniences around you. However, it’s important to get Read More

More...
Posted in Property | Leave a comment
Suggestion of floating nuclear power plants belittles the consequence of catastrophic nuclear accident for Singapore
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

In an opinion piece by Lim Soon Heng, managing director of Floating Solutions LLP that was published in Straits Times, it was suggested that a floating nuclear power plant can be the solution to meet the future energy demand for Singapore. Mr Lim said Read More

More...
Posted in Environment, Opinion | Leave a comment
Personalisation vs Privacy: How brands in Asia-Pacific can do better
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Results of the “SAP Hybris Consumer Insight” survey revealed that almost 4 in 5 (78 percent) of consumers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will not choose to purchase from a brand again if their data had been used without knowledge. Despite this, more Read More

More...
Posted in Business | Leave a comment
Respond fast or risk losing customers in Singapore, shows survey by SAP Hybris
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Results from the “SAP Hybris Consumer Insight” survey, revealed that responsive customer service, ensuring data privacy and transparency and personalisation as key factors in ensuring great customer experience and retention of consumers in Singapore. The survey found that at least two-thirds (67 percent) of Read More

More...
Posted in Business | Leave a comment
Lay-offs and unemployment rose while job vacancies fell in 2016
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Singapore labour market went through its roughest patch in 2016. The condition is shown in the official full-year data released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Wednesday (15 Mar). Unemployment rose, and employment grew at a slower pace while rate of re-entry Read More

More...
Posted in Business, Labour | Leave a comment
Doctors a step closer to give liver cancer patients more healing opportunities
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and the A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) supported by the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Translational and Clinical Research (TCR) flagship program Precision Medicine in Liver Cancer across Asia-Pacific Network (PLANET) have made a Read More

More...
Posted in Health | Leave a comment
MPs issue alerts on fake accounts masquerading as them in social media
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Cheryl Chan, MP for Fengshan, and Tin Pei Ling, MP for Macpherson SMC, have both posted alerts on their Facebook saying page saying that their friends have been receiving friend requests on their behalf from fake Facebook account. Ms Cheryl wrote on her Read More

More...
Posted in Current Affairs, Media | Leave a comment
85,000 employers to receive $660 million in Wage Credit Scheme payouts by 31 March
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has announced that over 85,000 employers in Singapore will receive about $660 million in Wage Credit Scheme (WCS) payouts by 31 March 2017, adding that SMEs will receive around 70% of the sum disbursed. Through the WCS Read More

More...
Posted in Current Affairs | Leave a comment
Grab vs Uber: Which is the Better Hailing App in Singapore?
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By Value Penguin Everyone has heard of Uber and Grab. These two apps both rank as the top 5 most downloaded app in the Apple app store, and has huge followings in every community ranging from its users, media pundits and investors. But Read More

More...
Posted in Finance | Leave a comment
Green light to dynamic pricing system for taxi companies
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Taxi dynamic pricing in the form of flat fares for trips booked via mobile applications proposed by taxi companies and Grab has been given a green light by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Public Transport Council (PTC). LTA and PTC said Read More

More...
Posted in Transport | Leave a comment