Daily Archives: 2017-05-19

Five money concerns for Singaporeans choosing a BTO site

by SingSaver HDB continues to create new housing, despite worries of falling property prices. This is, of course, great for new home buyers. This May, Singaporeans can choose a flat from these four sites  – Woodlands, Geylang, Bidadari, and Yishun. But before you start choosing a BTO site, take a moment to consider why you’re after this location and the long-term …

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SOTA student defends art students’ choice of dropping art

A former SOTA student, Gabbi Wenyi Ayane Virk, spoke out against the assumptions that has been made since the report of School Of The Arts (SOTA) students going on to pursue non-arts related fields after graduation was released. In the May 15th Straits Times (ST) report, it was mentioned that the percentage of graduates pursuing non-arts related university courses has increased from …

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Your HDB flat might not actually be an asset

  Over the past few weeks, discussion over the intrinsic value of an HDB flat has surfaced. The discussion started after a couple of posts made by Minister of National Development Lawrence Wong. You can read the posts on his Facebook page. Opinions are divided over what an HDB flat is, and more importantly, what it isn’t, from a financial standpoint. …

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Many elderly work out of need, not out of choice

The National Survey of Senior Citizens showed that senior citizens did not consider retirement an option, contrary to the myth that the elderly work to keep fit or stay active. The survey found out in 2011, more than 50 percent of elderly people continued to work to meet their living expenses. 20 percent mentioned concerns about future financial security, less …

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TV personality Nick Mikhail on Ridzuan’s execution: We elected the govt, we chose you, we voted for you, but that doesn’t mean we can’t voice our opinions

“If there is an opinion that we must make this as an example, that people who carry this amount of drugs will be hanged – you already hung 400 people. Its enough example. We get it,” TV personality Nick Mikhail Razak said in an impactful live streamed video for Muhammad Ridzuan. Muhammad Ridzuan was executed by the state at 6am …

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250 grammes of ‘Ice’ seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

Two packets of substances, believed to be ‘Ice’, were seized at the Woodlands Checkpoint, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) informed in a joint release with the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday (18 May). The packets weighed a total of about 250g, and are estimated to be worth about S$30,000. On 17 May 2017 at about 10.45am, an officer …

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