Daily Archives: 2018-02-07

Only 18% of foreign students granted PR want to become Singaporean citizens

by Vincent Law Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday (6 Feb), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Josephine Teo, revealed that 7,251 foreign students applied for PR in Singapore in the 17 years between 2000 and 2017. However, only 5,932 or 82% were granted Permanent Resident (PR) status. And out of these PRs, only 1,072 or 18% subsequently took up Singaporean …

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Is the issue of terrorism overhyped in Singapore?

by Ghui The Singapore government has always spent quite a significant potion of the state budget on defence. I suppose this dates back to Singapore’s early days when we were fending off potential attacks from neighbouring countries bolstered by our small size and relative vulnerability to external influences. Given that the world has now changed and global eminence is determined …

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Train disruptions on NSL and EWL on Tuesday afternoon

Without official information from Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) another train delays occurred this afternoon along the North South Line (NSL). A commuter, Nur Hidayat Samat, informed a 10 minutes wait at Somerset Station: At 12:22pm Nur Hidayat Samat posted on TATA SMRT Facebook: Nur Hidayat Samat: I think there’s a delay on the NSL, northbound. Was stuck in Somerset …

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Travellers flying through Schiphol Airport from Singapore will no longer be subjected to security checks during transit

European Commission has announced on Tuesday (6 February) that travellers from Singapore flying through Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam will no longer be subjected to security checks during transit and their checked luggage and hand-carry items will not be screened either, paving the way for less stress and hassle. The One-Stop Security arrangement with Singapore is based on mutual recognition of …

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