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Daily Archives: 2017-05-15

Joint statement calling for an open Presidential election in September

With Mr Ong Teng Cheong being Singapore's first elected President, the upcoming Presidential election in September should be considered an open election. That is National Solidarity Party's (NSP) Secretary General, Mr Lim Tean's message in a joint statement he wrote on his Facebook page. More than 500 people have signed Mr Lim's joint statement, initially signed by Lim Tean, Tan Kin …

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Singapore and Guantanamo

by Teo Soh Lung The whole world knows about prisoners in Guantanamo. Few however know about a high security prison in Singapore where prisoners suffer the same fate as those in Guantanamo. They are detained indefinitely without trial with many tortured and unknown. According to Wikipedia there were 779 prisoners in Guantanamo since 2002 (the year it was established). Nearly …

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Two hidden costs of getting in a car accident in Singapore

by ValuePenguin How much will getting into a car accident cost you in Singapore? The answer could be more than you might think. Our team at ValuePenguin took a look at the various ways a car accident could affect your budget in the short and long term so that you can make sure you're prepared if the worst happens. Upfront …

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How much should your first home cost?

by ValuePenguin You've been working for quite a few years, saving money to buy your home one day. You are getting married, and now you've finally saved enough to make it happen. However, with homes easily costing close to a million dollars or more, you won't be able to do it without the help of some bank financing. But, how …

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How can you tell if you’re ready to start a family in Singapore?

by SingSaver Raising children is one of the most transformative stages in life. For new parents in Singapore, the road ahead can be an unpredictable one, and financial preparation is key. Here’s how to tell if your wallet is ready to start a family, or how to make sure it will be. You Have Sufficient Insurance We always hope for …

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All the Ramadan buffet deals you can enjoy in Singapore

by SingSaver Sharing a meal to break fast together is a beautiful tradition. Not only does a Ramadan buffet give you and your loved ones a chance to catch up, but it also provides a moment of togetherness that is all too fleeting in our hurried digital age. Why not combine the time-honoured tradition of iftar with the convenience of …

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Simplify your budget with the 50-30-20 rule

by ValuePenguin With unexpected events and irresistible cravings hiding in every corner of our lives, controlling our expenditures on a daily basis can be a difficult task. However, just because it's difficult to do, it doesn't mean we can ignore it completely. One way to keep our spending habit in check is to create a budget and try to stay …

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AWARE to launch petition to call for changes to housing policies for single parents and their children

14 May 2017 ​- To mark Mother’s Day (14 May) and International Day of Families (15 May), AWARE will launch on 15 May a petition bringing together single parents, their children and supporters in calling for changes to housing policies. The Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group is launching its petition accompanied by a powerful video (“Single …

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