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Daily Archives: 2017-04-13

S Iswaran: Plans to remake Orchard Road

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran has spoken of plans to remake Orchard Road. During the annual Tourism Industry Conference, Mr Iswaran said that the Government is determined to keep the evolution in the tourism sector. One of the ways to maintain that is by rejuvenating the tourism hardware and enhancing the software.  He said that Orchard Road, a premier shopping precinct, …

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Autism – More than just a word for Adrian Pang

In May last year, Pangdemonium presented a play, giving everyone a chance to fully experience a powerful and emotional performance revolving around autism. Directed by Tracie Pang and written by Deanna Jent, Falling examined the meaning of unconditional love, and dares to ask: “How do you love someone who is difficult to love?” The play revolved around Tami, Bill, Lisa, and …

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Yishun North NPC: Appeal for information of criminal misappropriation

Yishun North Neighborhood Police Centre (NPC) posted an appeal for information on a case of criminal misappropriation of a bird and birdcage which took place at Yishun. On its Facebook account, Yishun North NPC wrote that it is looking for a male subject shown in the photographs below to assist with investigations into the incident which occurred at Blk 316A …

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Corruption in Singapore: 32-year low, but many high profile cases?

Corruption hits 32-year low I refer to the article “Corruption cases hit 32-year low in 2016” (Straits Times, Apr 13). It states that “The number of cases tackled by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) last year was the lowest in 32 years. The bureau received 808 complaints – including some that were not related to corruption – down from …

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Private-hire cars to display pair of tamper-evident decals from 1 July

All private-hire cars used to provide chauffeured services must display a pair of tamper-evident decals on the front and back windscreen of their vehicles from 1 July 2017, Land transport Authority (LTA) announced today. LTA said that this is to allow for easier identification of registered private-hire cars and facilitate enforcement against offences such as unregistered cars providing chauffeured services, or private-hire cars …

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25-year-old man arrested for connection with credit-for-sex scam syndicate

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (11 April) in relation to credit-for-sex scams. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated that it received at least 164 reports on credit-for-sex scams in the first 3 months of the year. In these cases, victims lost more than S$389,000. According to the police, the scam involved female suspects befriending male victims through social media …

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How much income do you need to afford a car in Singapore?

by Valuepenguin.sg While Singapore is the most expensive country in the world to own a car, that doesn't stop many of us from dreaming of having one of our own. But how much money do you actually have to make to be able to afford to own a car in Singapore? The ValuePenguin team did an in-depth study of the …

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Unlocking HDB’s asset value, a choice between downgrade and surrender

HDB a ‘good store of asset value’ for those who plan ahead  I refer to the article “HDB flats ‘good store of asset value’ for those who plan ahead: Lawrence Wong” (Apr 12). The article states that “A Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat is a “good store of asset value” for those who plan ahead and make prudent housing …

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Tsao Foundation partners with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to launch first Specialist Diploma in Community Gerontology Nursing

Tsao Foundation, a pioneer in community-based primary healthcare that promotes successful ageing and enables ageing in place has sealed an agreement with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to deliver Singapore’s first Specialist Diploma in Community Gerontology Nursing with the aim of providing quality healthcare to elders living at home. This is an important step in capacity building to meet the needs of …

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