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Daily Archives: 2017-04-17

Mr Othman bin Wok passed away at the age of 92

Mr Othman Bin Wok, one of the signatories of the Separation Agreement and a founding father of Singapore passed away at Singapore General Hospital on 17 April at 12.21 pm. He was a key member of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s Cabinet, during the critical period when Singapore was in Malaysia, and then separated from Malaysia to become an independent republic. …

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Yusof Ishak Mosque is officially opened in Woodlands

Singapore has a new mosque which was named Yusof Ishak Mosque - after Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak. Located in Woodlands, the Yusof Ishak Mosque was officially opened by Ms Noor Aishah, the late Mr Ishak widow on 14 April, witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister-in-Charge for Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim. The plans for the mosque …

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Empathy and adaptability – Important future skills Singaporeans are lacking in

by Robin Low With technology advancing rapidly, there are always people who are left behind. Most people take action out of fear or necessity.  And if your job is displaced by automation, it will already be too late. The top companies create great user experience, customer experience and brand experience. Empathy is a most important skill. When leading companies focus …

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CAG, SIA, and STB investing $33.75 million to promote Singapore

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have announced that they will take an ongoing joint partnership, aimed at promoting inbound travel to new heights by jointly investing $33.75 million under a renewed three-year partnership. This is the highest-ever amount to promote Singapore as an attractive stopover and twinning destination. Twinning is travelling to two destinations …

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How much of my salary should I invest?

By SingSaver  Many Singaporeans want to know how much of their salary should go to investments. There are many approaches to deciding this. In the end, what it comes down to are your individual financial goals. If you want to retire with five houses and a yacht, you will have to invest much more aggressively than someone willing to retire in …

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Singapore-based photographer Juliana Tan launches her first travel zine

In 2015, Singapore-based photographer Juliana Tan swapped her comfortable life here for one of uncertainty, travelling solo to the United States to hone her craft. Over the next 14 months, she visited 33 cities in nine countries. On one of these backpacking trips to Latin America and the Caribbean, she was caught in the chaos of a Haitian elections, stayed …

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Woodlands set to be ‘Star Destination of the North’

Woodlands is being transformed into a ‘Star Destination of the North’ with almost 10,000 new dwelling units and three new MRT stations by 2019 to serve residents in the town. This will be joined to the future Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS). The Housing Development Board informed that the plan is part of the Housing Board's programme, …

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Singapore Eye Bank sets a new record in its 26 years of cornea donation

Singapore Eye Bank (SEB) has set yet another record in its 26 years of history in cornea donations. It achieved the highest number of local cornea donations in 2016 with a total number of 236 donations, an increase from the previous record set in 2015 which had 222 donations. The primary objective of the SEB is to provide safe human corneal …

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