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Daily Archives: 2017-09-28

DPM Tharman: Did not say nor believes that PAP engaged in gutter politics at Bukit Batok by-election

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has posted on his Facebook page to issue a clarification to a reply that he gave during an event at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on last Wednesday, stating that he did not agree that People's Action Party engaged in "gutter politics" in the Bukit Batok by-election where Singapore Democratic Party Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan squared …

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Breaking the presidency and Singapore, straw by straw

by Vernon Chan The radical changes to the presidency that the People's Action Party (PAP) mooted and enacted in 2016 have angered a public originally resigned to seeing the office incrementally remade at the whims of the PAP, for the convenience of the PAP. The old changes fooled no one into thinking they were designed to fix the problems of …

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BBC 100 Women 2017: Who is on the list?

Influential women across the world to be celebrated as part of BBC 100 Women Challenge The BBC has today revealed some of the inspirational individuals who have been chosen for inclusion on the BBC 100 Women list 2017. Taken from across all spheres of modern life – from engineering to the creative industries, from sport to business - they represent …

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Green is the New Black – The Conscious Festival is Back

Green Is the New Black and PARKROYAL on Pickering are pleased to announce the fourth edition of Green Is the New Black: The Conscious Festival, to be held on Sunday, 1 October 2017 (11AM-7PM) at PARKROYAL on Pickering. As the first festival of its kind in Singapore, Green Is the New Black (GITNB) is a conscious event for people who want to …

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Part 1 of “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017”: Downsized Properties

by Ku Swee Yong, Advisor to HugProperty and Shannon Aw Qian Tong, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore. Positive news in the real estate sector started to stream in early in 2017. We began the year with promising data from the manufacturing sector. The value of imports and exports also rose. Several new properties geared …

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HSA: 300,000 units of assorted illegal SEDS seized, largest seizure in five years

Health Sciences Authority (HSA), has announced that on 22 September 2017, its officers supported by the Singapore Police Force (SPF), uncovered a large amount of illegal sexual enhancements drugs (SEDs) in a residential unit of a private apartment block in Geylang. About 300,000 units of assorted illegal SEDs were seized, worth an approximate street value of more than $700,000 – …

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Dr Chee Soon Juan: The PAP failing elitist model

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan wrote an article in which he stated that the People's Action Party (PAP) is failing elitist model. Dr Che stated, "The view from their perch is that we, the unlettered yokels, cannot be trusted to handle free speech, read a free press or enjoy free assembly lest our loutish minds cause …

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Places you can visit for under S$600 on Deepavali long weekend in 2017

by Value Penguin Deepavali long weekend is just around the corner. Although taking a trip somewhere might be an awesome way to spend your vacation, you might be hesitant to do so because it might cost you too much money. For people who haven't booked a flight yet for the upcoming long weekend, we've prepared the below list to help you …

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