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Daily Archives: 2017-10-10

Discount Hunters during Great Singapore Sale 2017

by CupoNation Men increase usage of coupons during GSS compared to regular periods as women show the opposite The annual Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is usually the highlight of every savvy and trendy shopaholic’s calendar however the recent GSS which went on from June 9th to August 13th showed that shoppers might not be influenced by the popular sale season …

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How did we become so racist?

by Dr Lee Siew Peng Grace, not race All this talk about race and race relations, culminating with a president elected on the basis of ethnicity, troubles me. An indelible memory of mine is Mrs Jalleh (Primary one, Tiong Bahru Primary School) teaching me to read about Osman and Kew Teng. They have different types of names, foods and religious …

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The Future is Driverless

by Jean-Francois Beaudoin, Senior Vice President of Alstom, Asia Pacific Today, driverless trains are be speeding more passengers to their destinations - faster, more efficiently and more safely - in major metro systems throughout the world. With 55 fully automated metro lines in 37 cities around the world, there has been increase in track length of better than 14% over the …

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Public’s response to intended legal framework to protect police officers, “Respect needs to be earned, not asked or bought”

In a report by TODAY and Channel NewsAsia dated Thursday (28 September), it is reported that Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam vowed to take action against physical and verbal attacks on Home Team uniformed officers. He stated that there is a 65 per cent increase in physical and verbal attacks against officers from 2014 to 2016. He stated that from their perspective, …

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Readers raise questions on reports of ISIS terrorist from Singapore

In a Straits Times report dated Wednesday (27 September), it is reported that Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad, the Singaporean fighter who anchored a recent propaganda video by terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been fighting on its front lines since he entered Syria three years ago. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Tuesday that the man suffered an …

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Netizens slams results of survey on Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore

In a Straits Times report dated Wednesday (27 September), it is reported that commuters are less satisfied with MRT train services, compared with a year ago, while taxi and public bus services see an increase in customer satisfaction levels. According to the second-quarter Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore, which was released by the Singapore Management University's Institute of Service Excellence …

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K Shanmugam criticised on CNA Facebook post as person misleading the matter on AGC advice

In a Channel NewsAsia report dated 8 October (Sunday), it is reported that Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam rejected claims by Dr Tan Cheng Bock that remarks he made in Parliament last week were inconsistent with previous statements he had made concerning the publication of the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ (AGC) advice on the reserved Presidential Election. Mr Shanmugam said that …

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Don’t lose money on these 5 emerging travel scams

by SingSaver.com.sg From staged fights to hidden fees to flimsy souvenirs, Singaporeans should keep an eye out for these travel scams. With travel season right around the corner, all the tourists – and scammers – are coming out of the woodwork. Now you may be familiar with all the old school scam methods, but don’t forget criminals learn. Here are the …

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