Daily Archives: 2018-02-20

A Week at All Saints Home, Part Two

Note: This is the second of a two-part series on volunteers at All Saints Home. Read part one here. == Three days later, the ABBS volunteers gather at All Saints Home in Yishun. One by one, the volunteers push the elderly residents in their wheelchairs to neatly parked rows facing a projection screen. Today, the volunteers will lead the residents …

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A Week at All Saints Home, Part One

Note: This is the first of a two-part series on volunteers at All Saints Home. Read part two here. == An old lady in a wheelchair looks up at me. She smiles and says something in Teochew to the volunteer beside her. They both share a laugh. “What did she say?”, I ask the volunteer. “She says her painting isn’t …

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EWL curtailed operation hours gave rail operator SMRT and additional 40 nights of extra time to test and install new signalling system

Second Transport Minister Ng Chee Meng told Parliament on Monday (19 February) that he curtailed operation hours on the East-West Line (EWL) over the past two months gave rail operator SMRT the equivalent of 40 nights of extra time to test and install the new signalling system, which would have otherwise taken another 1.5 months to complete. He was responding to …

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SDP: A Budget of Wayang and Cheap Gimmicks

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)’s statement on Tuesday in response to the announced Budget 2018 If ever there was a budget laden with cheap gimmicks and full of wayang, this one is it. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced an ‘ang pow’ of up to $300 for every individual. The giveaway amounts to $700 million. This is against a collection of …

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LTA awards first phase of tender for on-demand bus services trial

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded contracts totalling $466,194.50 to two companies, namely Via Transportation, Inc. (Via) and Ministry of Movement Pte. Ltd (SWAT), as part of the first phase of its trial of on-demand, dynamically-routed public bus services LTA called a tender in August 2017 to seek proposals from the industry to trial on-demand bus services. Such customised bus …

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How does Budget 2018 affect companies and individuals?

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has revealed the Government’s Budget statement for Financial Year (FY) 2018 in Parliament on Monday (19 February). In his speech, Mr Heng revealed several measures to ensure Singapore economy remains vibrant and Singaporeans are looked after for. Below is the announced changes which companies and individuals can look out for in the days to come. …

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