Daily Archives: 2018-01-02

5 ways to prepare for GST hike (that is probably coming)

by Singsaver.com.sg Judging by recent chatter, a GST hike is on the cards. Consider making these 5 changes to soften the blow when the increase lands. While the date isn’t fixed yet, it looks like Singapore is in for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) increase. Whatever your views are on this, one thing’s for sure: the cost of living …

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Singapore readers state that they refuse to pay for propaganda masqueraded as news

In a Today Online report, “Getting Singaporeans to pay for news” dated 29 December, it was said that the recent upheavals in the news industry in Singapore have sparked a conversation on the future of news organisations, and noted that financial support from readers can help to limit the influence of advertisers on media organisations and their reporting. The report wrote, “How do …

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Why are transfer domestic workers getting more popular?

by Value Penguin As the need for domestic workers is increasing in Singapore, some households have turned to hiring transfer domestic workers (aka: direct hires). These are foreign domestic workers (FDW) who are already living in Singapore and are looking for new employment. There are a few reasons why people are opting to hire transfer domestic helpers rather than new ones, …

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Financial penalty of $150,000 imposed on NetLink Trust for not meeting standards

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced that it imposed a financial penalty of $150,000 on NetLink Trust (NLT) for failing to meet its Quality of Service (QoS) standards in the current assessment periods. IMDA said that during the assessment period from July 2016 to June 2017, NLT had fulfilled 91.54 percent to 94.83 percent of residential service orders within …

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