Daily Archives: 2017-03-29

URA: Call for public feedback to rejuvenate Kallang River

The 10km Kallang River – about three times the length of the Singapore River – that stretches from Lower Peirce Reservoir to the Kallang Basin, is to be rejuvenated, as revealed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) through the ‘A River Runs Through It’ exhibition launched on Wednesday (29 Mar). Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong officiated the launch of …

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GovTech and NUS signed agreement to develop public sector agencies

The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with the National University of Singapore (NUS) on Wednesday (29 March) to collaborate in the areas of technological innovation, specifically manpower and capability development for the benefit of public sector agencies. In a joint statement, NUS and GovTech stated that the two parties …

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The effect a post-secondary education can have on your salary

By Value Penguin The average cost of attaining a post-secondary education in Singapore has risen at staggering rate of 38% since 2007, which is 10% faster than general inflation. Despite this trend, education continues to be one of the biggest spending areas for Singaporean families: according to the government’s Household Expenditure Survey, families spent over S$1 Billion alone in 2014 on post-secondary …

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Man arrested for possession of airsoft guns

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has arrested a 26-year-old man for the possession of airsoft guns on Monday (27 March). On 27 March 2017, officers from Tanglin Division conducted a raid at his residence along Woodlands Drive. During the raid, two airsoft guns with pellets and two handgun magazines with plastic cartridges found in his possession were seized as case exhibits. …

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Asian female senior execs in multinational firms confined to regional roles

– 90% of Asian female senior leaders aspire to global roles, but only 36% are at least somewhat confident that they will have the opportunity – An astonishing 85% are considering leaving their current companies in the next two years HONG KONG ‒ As the shortage in the Asian executive talent pipeline continues to pose a major business challenge for many multinational companies, a …

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SingPost to open SingPost Centre mall at Paya Lebar Central

Singapore Post (SingPost) is to open a new retail mall at the SingPost Centre next to Paya Lebar MRT Station in the second half of this year. SingPost Centre will house the new General Post Office, which combines traditional counter service with technology-enabled innovations such as POPStations and eSAM machines over a space measuring 3,330 sq ft. The new General …

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