Monthly Archives: January 2018

2018 MOE Kindergarten open house and registration exercise

Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that a total of 24 MOE Kindergartens (MKs) will be participating in this year’s MK registration exercise for K1 admission in 2019. Among the 24 kindergartens, 13 will be conducting the registration exercise on 24 and 26 February 2018, while the other 11 MKs will be doing so on 3 and 5 March 2018. …

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Three steps to avoid financial hangover from year end shopping spree

by ValuePenguin With all the sales events and holidays that take place from November to December, it’s easy to end up with a big credit card balance by January. For instance, the year end shopping spree has generally increased the consumer credit card debt in Singapore by 5% from September to December in the past 4 years. At this rate, total …

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Illogical reason for cancellation of seniors’ off-peak passes

I refer to the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) reply “Off-peak pass was a two-year trial” (Straits Times Forum, Jan 16) to “Mr Cheng Choon Fei (Disappointing move to end off-peak transport pass for seniors) and Mr David Kwok Ng Kan (Why stop off-peak pass?; both published on Jan 10), and also Mr Jeff Tan Hong Liak (Caught off guard by …

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Pipe leak at Somerset cause traffic closure

Singapore National Water Agency PUB has stated this morning that one of four  lanes along Somerset Road is temporarily closed to traffic due to a pipe leak at 111 Somerset Road at early Tuesday (16 January) morning at about 12.40 am. On its Facebook page, the agency noted that the repair work on the pipe leak near Triple One, in front of …

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Corporate Governance Council launches public consultation to strengthen corporate governance

The Corporate Governance Council (Council) has released a consultation paper on Tuesday (16 January) on its recommendations to revise the Code of Corporate Governance (Code), which aim to support sustained corporate performance and innovation, and strengthen investor confidence in our capital markets. The Council said that it believes that a well-rounded board with the appropriate mix of skills, experience and …

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Floodings raise questions on existing design methodology for drainage system

According to the Public Utilities Board, the flash floods that occurred in nine locations in eastern Singapore on Monday morning (8 Jan) occurred in low-lying grounds with drainage works in progress and Meteorological Services Singapore said that the floods arose because rain developed too quickly in the area PUB’s director of catchment and waterways Yeo Keng Soon told media that the drains …

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Statement on the Extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA) for another five years

Below is a statement jointly issued by three Human Rights Non-government organisations, Function 8, Think Centre and Community Action Network We are strongly opposed to the extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act by another five years and expansion of its scope. Similar to the Internal Security Act, the CLTPA allows indefinite detention without trial under the hand of the …

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