Daily Archives: 2018-02-19

Where is the matching grants for sports announced by Minister Heng in Budget 2017?

by Jose Raymond Exactly one year after announcing the One Team Singapore matching grant in Parliament for Budget 2017, not a single National Sports Association (NSA) appears to have benefited from the fund despite having submitted claims to government agency Sport Singapore. What’s worse, in response to queries from NSAs, Sport Singapore officials have said that it was still “awaiting …

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Train delay along NSL on Monday morning due to track improvement work

A train disruption occurred along the North South Line during peak hours this morning (19 Feb), this time with an official tweet posted by the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT). At 8:29am a tweet from SMRT announced a track improvement work, advising commuters to add 5 minutes train travel time from Ang Mo Kio to Raffles Place: [NSL] : Due …

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Terminal 1 arrival pick-up facility to be relocate to Basement 1 on 21 Feb

Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced that the Terminal 1’s (T1) arrival pick-up facility, which is currently located at Level 1, will be relocated to Basement 1 of the terminal on 21 February 2018. This relocation is part of the ongoing T1 expansion works, which commenced in March 2015, in conjunction with the development of Jewel Changi Airport. "Wayfinding signs …

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Understanding heritage here beyond colonial perspective

by Wong Chee Meng There is an old joke, that if any major building bears a name to remind us of Singapore’s emergence as a young nation, it would soon be demolished: remember National Theatre at Fort Canning, National Library at Stamford Road, and National Stadium in Kallang. Looking at the current en bloc sale of Pearl Bank Apartments in …

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Leadership Planning II: The best-laid plans of mice and men…

by Law Kim Hwee It bears repeating: The leadership of People's Action Party should and must not be conflated with Singapore’s leadership and two, Singaporeans deserve the leaders and leadership we elect. Consider this famous (mis)quote, “What’s good for General Motors is good for America”? (Charles E Wilson, President GM, 15-16 Jan 1958). Read how the quote came to be here. Misquote …

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