Daily Archives: 2018-03-01

Parliamentary questions for 2 March 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 10:00am on Friday, 2 March 2018 for the 64th session of the 13th Parliament. *1 oral question and no written question have been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business there will be introduction of Government Bills: Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill – (Minister for Law), Carbon Pricing Bill (President’s recommendation signified) …

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Retired banker Chris Kuan put PAP MPs to shame in budget debates

by Vincent Low Retired banker Chris Kuan, who spoke at forums organized by oppositions on Singapore’s reserves as well as the estimated long-term return of our reserves, made several postings on his Facebook page recently to rebut some of the budget speeches made by PAP MPs. Not surprisingly, many MPs from the People’s Action Party spoke on Tuesday (27 Feb) to support …

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Singapore Dance Theatre opens up its 30th anniversary celebration with Giselle 2018 Esplanade Theatre (12 – 15 April)

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) is celebrating its 30 years of traditional and modern choreography with the opening of a great romantic ballet, Giselle from 12 -15 April. For the first time, Giselle will be performed at the Esplanade Theatre. Drawing audiences into a work that embodies elements of the Romantic period, Giselle is a ballet filled with thrilling, mysterious and …

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Train delay along DTL on Thursday due to signalling fault

The Down Town Line (DTL) was hit by a train signaling fault this morning (1 March), starting around 6:30am and still went on until the afternoon. At 6:29am َrinnie tweeted to ask an explanation for the train delays along the DTL to the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT), not remembering that DTL is operated by the SBS Transit: Smrt please …

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Budget 2018 passed in Parliament, WP MPs cast “NO” votes against GST hike

The Budget 2018 has been passed in Parliament on Thursday with a majority of votes casted by Members of Parliament from the People’s Action Party. For the public, this means benefits highlighted by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, such as the “Hong Bao” handouts of $100 to $300 (based on income) is confirmed but at the same time, levy increase for …

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Higher airport fees imposed on passengers with Airport Development Levy from July this year

Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced that a new Airport Development Levy (ADL) will be introduced for passengers departing Singapore Changi Airport from 1 July 2018, saying that the passengers who begin their trips from Changi Airport will be charged S$10.80, while who start their trips elsewhere and connect through Changi Airport will be charged S$3,00. …

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New condominium defect Inspection: Expert interview and insider tips


By Vina Ip on behalf of www.iCompareLoan.com Buying your property, getting your home loan is only the first part of your home ownership tasks. What happens when home owners collect their keys to their condominiums when it achieves Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) status? Home owners will conduct new condominium defect inspection before the start of any renovation work. VI = …

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Was Factually.sg factual in respect of “20% quota” and percentage of foreign students in public universities?

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said in Parliament on Wednesday (Feb 28)  said that there have been 186 articles published on the Factually government website since its inception in May 2012, stating that articles on the website hosted on gov.sg are published on a “timely basis so prevailing falsehoods and misinformation are debunked as soon as possible”. This is in …

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