Daily Archives: 2017-09-29

FDW owed 10 months of salary, sent back home after Ministry of Manpower said she must return
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

  On 18 September this year, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) published a post about Listi (*not her real name), a domestic workers from Indonesia, who had 10 months, or more than $5,000 withheld by employer. She had no rest days, and Read More

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IN TIME TO COME: a film that sets you thinking
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

IN TIME TO COME, an adventurous film produced by local director, Tan Pin Pin is showing exclusively at Filmgarde Bugis+ for a short run from Thursday to Sunday. The film’s official write up goes like this, “As enigmatic remnants of life from 25 Read More

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Owner of employment agency with demerit points from MOM, re-opens another company to operate at same location
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A member of public wrote in to The Online Citizen stating the below, “Happen to know that an Employment Agency, Reliable Link Services , a firm opened by PRC specialising in getting S Passes and Employment Passes numbering about 150 for the past Read More

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A Foreign Domestic Worker’s Open Letter to Her Employer: What Your Helper Wants you to Know
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Bhing has been a domestic worker in Singapore for 22 years. On her day off, Bhing volunteers at the helpdesk of HOME, giving advice to fellow domestic workers when they have trouble with their work. Unlike many others, Bhing has had good employers throughout her time Read More

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CPF changes methodology to measure CPF investment made by members but how transparent is the measurement?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

The CPF board has just changed the methodology it uses to measure performance of members’ investments made through Ordinary Account savings so as to have a more rounded view of how they are performing. Besides excluding members with no investments in CPFIS, the new formula Read More

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Part 3 of “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”: Rise of the Single-Person Household
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by Ku Swee Yong, Co-founder of HugProperty and Shannon Aw Qian Tong, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, a three part series on “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”. Previously, in part one and part two of this series, we discussed Read More

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Part 2 of “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”: Income Growth and Housing Affordability
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by Ku Swee Yong, Co-founder of HugProperty and Shannon Aw Qian Tong, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, a three part series on “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”. Key Point 2: Medium-term potential GDP growth for Read More

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Chinese developers: Who exactly are they?
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by Property Soul Since the start of the year, cash-rich property developers from mainland China have been actively participating in Government Land Sales (GLS) tenders. Aiming to expand their footprint in Singapore, they have set new records in bidding prices for residential sites. Read More

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