Monthly Archives: February 2018

The hands of a sadistic political psychopath behind Operation Coldstore

by Tan Wah Piow 2nd February 2018 marks the 55th anniversary of Operation Coldstore in Singapore. In the early hours of 2nd February 1963, Singapore’s Internal Security Council (ISC) ordered the arrests without trial of 107 political leaders from leftwing opposition parties, civil society leaders, trade unionists, and students. That ‘security’ action paved the way for late Lee Kuan Yew’s …

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SIA makes U-turn decision on auto-insurance inclusion

The national carrier, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has backtracked on its decision to automatically charge passengers for travel insurance. The “auto opt-in” feature, said to have been introduced last year in Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong, raised eyebrows with customers when they realised that they were charged with travel insurance without being clearly notified at the point of booking. In a …

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Here are all the ways budget airlines charge you extra

by With extra fees on luggage allowance to seat selection and even to print your boarding pass, budget flights may not give you the best value. We love to travel, and we love scrambling for cheap air tickets. But before you click “buy”, ask yourself: is it really possible that your flight costs less than S$50? Sometimes, you’ll find out …

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