Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sell HDB Buy Condo – Costly mistakes to avoid

How to sell HDB buy Condo safely? It is always difficult to move house considering the amount of complexity with so many new home loan financing rules, additional buyer stamp duties (ABSD), taxes and remissions, etc. Buying a property is stressful especially if you are switching from HDB to Private Condominium. This is because the timing of purchase and sale …

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2 million pilgrims arrive in Makkah to perform Hajj

With the annual Hajj pilgrimage having officially started, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the arrival of 2 million pilgrims to the Holy City of Makkah. Saudi Arabia shoulders the responsibility of organising and conducting the pilgrimage, under the supervision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, as well as Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. “Hosting Hajj each year …

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Public Service Division on GrabHitch: Civil servants need to declare additional trade or work that draws income to ensure that there is no conflict of interest

In a statement to the Straits Times, the Public Service Division (PSD) has said that civil servants need to declare additional trade or work that draws income to ensure that there is no conflict of interest and noted that civil servants can apply for permission and the request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, The statement issued by PSD, …

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Government’s lack of engagement bares its insecurity

by Jose Raymond The Government’s lack of engagement and consultation with Singaporeans ahead of critical policy changes is disturbing, and bares its insecurity. Since 2015, there have been multiple changes in policies and the lack of engagement and consultation with citizens before implementation is apparent. Just a few examples of major policy changes and shifts since the last General Elections …

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How to upgrade your HDB flat to condo

HDB flat - The Pinnacle

In this second part of our condo buying guide, we look at the nuts and bolts of the whole procedure. How do you go about buying your right to higher maintenance fees and annoying management council meetings, and into a pool you’ll use once and never again? That’s right, this is where we work out the steps of going from HDB …

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Pet owner raises queries on level of medical attention received at Mount Pleasant Jalan Gelenggang

by Kimberly Yeo This is a long one, regarding Waffles’ health issues, his medical treatment at Mount Pleasant Veterinary Group, and the inadequate medical attention he received at Mount Pleasant Jalan Gelenggang. Pet dog injured in 2015 but recovered Ever since 2015, Waffles’ birthday always marked disaster. That’s why we didn’t celebrate for him this year. On 12 April 2015, after …

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Welcome to the mad, delusional world of the Elected Presidency

by Dr Chee Soon Juan SOMETHING STRANGE HAPPENED in 1993. Mr Goh Chok Tong, then prime minister, appeared to have caught a bug, mild as it was, that threatened to infect the entire PAP. It was a pathogen of the bacillus democratus strain. Mr Goh first exhibited symptoms in Parliament when he said: “In introducing [the Elected-President] Bill, the present Government is, …

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