Daily Archives: 2017-03-27

Lim Boon Heng: People should work as long as they can

The former labour chief Lim Boon Heng said people should work for as long as they can, in tune with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announcement that the re-employment age will be raised from 65 to 67 on 1 July 2017. Mr Lim, 69, who chairs National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Enterprise – the social enterprise arm of labour movement …

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When is it worth buying a travel package?

By SingSaver.com.sg Hotel-plus-flight travel packages can help you save money, but may come with inconveniences that can outstrip the initial savings. Some airlines and holiday websites promise deep discounts on flights and hotel rooms if you book travel packages with them. You may have heard stories of how someone got their hotel stay practically for free this way. Travel packages that …

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President Tony Tan: Singapore and France partnership shares world embracing openness, multilateralism, globalisation and rule of law

Singapore and France partnership is a compact of shared values which represent the common vision of a world embracing openness, multilateralism, globalisation and the rule of law, President Tony Tan Keng Yam said on Sunday (26 Mar) in his speech during the state banquet hosted at the Istana in honour of French president Francois Hollande, who is on a two-day …

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Healthcare failure disappoints the market

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US equities closed broadly lower on Friday while gold and silver prices advanced to a nearly-two-month high, after Republicans withdrew President Trump’s new healthcare reform plan due to a lack of support. This shows that the new administration is facing not only external, but also internal resistance to implement their ambitious plans to reform and …

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LTA : Jurong Lake District bicycle-sharing tender to be scrapped due to emergence of private services

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has decided not to award the Jurong Lake District bicycle-sharing tender after reassessing its plans. LTA had earlier called a tender in July 2016 for an operator to build, own, operate and maintain a bicycle-sharing system in Jurong Lake District to improve first-and-last-mile connectivity and encourage cycling for short trips, adding that tenderers could bid for grants from …

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ICA: 11 puppies hidden in a modified fuel tank

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) found 11 puppies hidden in a modified fuel tank of the car of a Malaysia-registered car, driven by a lone 43-year-old male Malaysian on 23 March 2017, at about 9 pm. The said vehicle was directed for further checks upon arrival at the Woodlands Checkpoint. ICA said that its officers found the hidden puppies during the inspection. …

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SingPost : Prototype electric three-wheeler to commence road trial on 28 March

Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) and TUMCREATE have announced that a road trial will commence on 28 March 2017 of a prototype electric three-wheeler that is environmentally friendly and features innovations to boost mail delivery efficiency. The vehicles were developed by researchers with the support of the management team at TUMCREATE, in conjunction with SingPost, the customised vehicle will serve as …

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