Daily Archives: 2017-11-08

Citizen well-being should be ultimate goal of long term population and urban planning, not greater profits
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Yeoh Lam Keong “Dr Liu said his idea of the population increasing from the current 5.6 million to 10 million in less than a hundred years was a low estimate of the growth rate. While the Government has been taking steps to Read More

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Singapore transport failure clown show: The Parliament edition
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by Vernon Chan Singapore’s train system has been suffering from one public embarrassment to another, breaking its own record for breakdowns every year while the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Ministry of Transportation double down by releasing questionable statistics to show that in some metrics Read More

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Dr Chee Soon Juan: Who holds them accountable?
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan has written an article questioning the behaviour of the Government in pointing their fingers towards others, instead of admitting to the mistakes committed. He gave the example of Minister of Transport Khaw Boon Wan, Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan: No plans to introduce a reciprocal charge on vehicle permit fees by Malaysia
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has stated in Parliament that there are no plans to introduce a reciprocal charge for now, though the Government will monitor Malaysia’s implementation of the VEP. He was responding to questions filed by MP for Jurong GRC Mr Read More

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PSB Academy’s life science grads top La Trobe University cohorts again, ready to contribute to Asia’s life and health sciences sector
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

La Trobe University (LTU), ranked Australia’s joint best university for research in Biological Sciences by Excellence in Research for Australia in 2015, celebrated its second class of graduates from PSB Academy, Singapore, yesterday. These graduates have topped the cohorts in Singapore and La Read More

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Ding Yi Music Company fires up the stage with Songs Of The Dragon Kiln, unique multi-disciplinary production
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Come 3 December, a forgotten aspect of Singapore’s heritage – dragon kilns will be brought back to life on stage at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Songs of the Dragon Kiln a multidisciplinary concert by Ding Yi Music Company (鼎艺团) will take its audience Read More

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Growing Tourism in Singapore, but Falling Hotel Industry? (Airbnb, PCLN)
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

by Value Penguin An interesting article caught our attention recently. Boosted by growing wealth of the Chinese middle class who are enjoying overseas vacations more than ever, Singapore seems to be enjoying a healthy growth in its tourism industry. However, there was an even more interesting Read More

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Why your car loan interest is secretly double what it seems
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

by SingSaver.com.sg Your car loan may advertise low interest, but the real rate could be twice as high. A common point of confusion, when it comes to loans, is the different ways interest rates are calculated. This is especially true when it comes to Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan: Government don’t need SMRT to make money
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister of Transport Khaw Boon Wan had stated in Parliament on Tuesday that despite the inherent conflict of interest between Land Transport Authority (LTA), Temasek Holdings as the government investment body and SMRT as a 100% owned company under TH, the three can Read More

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SCDF ambulance drivers now allowed to run red traffic lights and make U-turns at non-designated junctions
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that SCDF ambulance drivers are allowed to proceed past red traffic lights and make U-turns at non-designated junctions when responding to life-threatening emergencies and thereby avoid the appeal from 1 December 2017. Currently, the law does not expressly Read More

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