Daily Archives: 2017-06-04

HRH Prince Harry learns about HIV/AIDS issues in Singapore

Prince Harry started his Singapore visit by seeing a rapid HIV test at Action for AIDS’ mobile testing van. This is one of a number of services that that NGO provides in their work to fight HIV/AIDS infection along with providing support to people living with the condition. While around 3,000 people are tested in the van every year, some …

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Traits developed in Singapore’s young that are going to be our demise

by Chris Kuan Touche, Dr. Linda Lim, Professor of Strategy at the University of Michigan. The last bit of her address to Methodist Girls’ School (MGS). Conformity, myopia, inflexibility, inadaptability, risk aversion, too ingrained (or too comfortable) with existing orthodoxies – I can relate to these – forget about just educating our young, these traits are gonna be our demise. …

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Singapore and the World: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Reverend Yap Kim Hao shared a brilliantly written address which was delivered by Dr Linda Lim Yuen-Ching at her alma mater (1957-1966), Methodist Girls School’s Strategic Planning Retreat for senior education administrators and teachers, as he found it to be of historical value as Dr Lim reflected in looking back in her career and looking ahead to a challenging future. Noting …

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How can Orchard Road bring back its disenchanted shoppers?

by Singsaver.com.sg To bring shoppers back, Orchard Road needs to find a new identity and meet the needs of modern Singaporean families. At the risk of pointing out the obvious, we’re going to go ahead and say this: Orchard Road has lost its former glory. Orchard Road is (still being) branded as “Singapore’s premier shopping belt”. But when neighbourhood shopping …

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No pay rise for low-wage workers at least 5 years?

Timely call to boost wages I refer to the article “Timely call to boost wages” (Straits Times, Jun 3). NWC: Raise “up to $1,200 workers’” pay by $45 – $60  It writes: “On Wednesday, the National Wages Council (NWC) urged employers to raise the pay of workers earning up to $1,200 per month by between $45 and $60 this year. …

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Activists protest on MRT to show solidarity for ISA detainees

A group of activists took to the trains to protest the horrendous treatment that the Singapore government meted out upon 22 individuals who were detained 30 years ago under an operation that was entitled,”Operation Spectrum”  with the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA). After their arrest on 21 May 1987, the ISA detainees were subjected to ill-treatment, humiliation, and manipulated …

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