Daily Archives: 2017-12-04

NEA: Food waste accounts for half of waste disposed by Singapore households
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

National Environment Agency (NEA) has found that food waste accounted for about half of the waste disposed of by each Singapore household a day. This was discovered through its household waste study and NEA noted, “Of this, more than half of the food waste Read More

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Media corporates want Singapore to block streams of illegal content from entering the country
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Entertainment titans such as Walt Disney, HBO, the National Basketball Association and the English Premier League has called Singapore a haven for pirating copyrighted programming. Coalition Against Piracy stated that the viewers in the country buy legitimate set-top boxes that also allow unauthorised streaming Read More

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Female poets take top three prizes for the first time for the Migrant Work Poetry Competition
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The fourth edition of the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition saw 19 finalists recite original poems in Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, English, Mandarin, Tagalog, Tamil, and Burmese to more than 220 attendees, the best audience turnout since the program’s inception in 2014. An annual competition Read More

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Frontline Defender issues urgent appeal for Human rights defender Jolovan Wham
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A statement issued by Frontline Defender, an international NGO based in and founded in Dublin with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs), people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Read More

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MARUAH condemns the arrest and prosecution of Jolovan Wham
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Local human rights group, MARUAH has issued a statement against the prosecution of Singapore’s well-known activist, Jolovan Wham over organising of civil gatherings, stating that Singapore’s consitution guarantees citizens of Singapore the right to freedom to of speech and expression and the right Read More

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British Council supports the reform of English teaching and assessment in Asia Pacific
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

British Council, the global leading expert in English language teaching and assessment, and China’s National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) jointly hosted the 5th New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Shanghai from 2 to 3 December. The conference explored the interactions between English teaching, learning and assessment Read More

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MOF seeks public feedback on Budget 2018
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has announced that it is seeking views and suggestions from Singaporeans in preparation for Budget 2018. MOF in its open call, states that individuals, households, and businesses are welcome to provide feedback on issues such as how Singapore Read More

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Singapore band No Duff releases music video for debut single “Exile”
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Spirited new Singaporean indie rock band No Duff releases their music video for debut single “Exile” on 1 December, on the band’s YouTube channel. “Exile” is available on all digital music platforms – Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes. The track presents the band’s Read More

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Electric car-sharing initiative to be rolled out in 12 December
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

BlueSG car sharing service has announced that it will officially launched an estimate of 30 stations and 80 Bluecars on 12 December. BlueSG, a subsidiary of French transportation company, the Bolloré Group, said on Monday (4 December) that there will be two subscription plans, Read More

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