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Daily Archives: 2018-04-24

A giant in our political struggle for independence

by Dr Poh Soo Kai SAID ZAHARI was my comrade in Changi in our long years of imprisonment without trial when we were both arrested under the Preservation of Public Security Ordinance on 2 February 1963. The reason for our arrest, code-named Operation Coldstore, was because the British wanted to preserve the efficiency of the military base in Singapore. The …

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Can Dr Janil Puthucheary tell us if his father was a communist?

by Teo Soh Lung I am sure Dr Janil Puthucheary knows as many victims of Operation Coldstore as me because his father Mr Dominic Puthucheary and uncle, the late Mr James Puthucheary were also victims. I do not know if Dominic Puthucheary was a communist who believed in violence and admits that he was rightly imprisoned in 1963. All the …

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Four ways of saving on baby formulas

by ValuePenguin It's easy to want to overspend on your newborn baby. Afterall, what is more important than your child? However, many companies catering to new parents have also exploited this tendency to reap huge profits over the years. For example, the average price of a 900g tin of infant milk powder had increased by 120% over the last decade, significantly higher than …

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Six ways to level up skillsets for free

by Singsaver.com.sg Enhance your knowledge in a diversity of areas, from digital marketing to culture, without paying a cent To live a rewarding life, you need to constantly strive to be better. We’re not talking about competing in the rat race. After all, where’s the joy in that? Instead, we mean improving yourself in a diversity of areas, in the quest …

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Personal loan “interest rate war”? What it means for consumers

by ValuePenguin Since March 2017, 3-month SIBOR rates increased from 0.94% to 1.45%. SIBOR (Singapore Interbank Offered Rate) measures the cost of borrowing for banks, businesses and individuals. Typically, when market interest rates rise, we would expect the interest rates of financial products to follow a similar pattern. However, we noticed a curious pattern recently: interest rates for personal loans have actually started …

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SBS Transit deepens ties with Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation and invests in predictive maintenance to further improve rail reliability

SBS Transit announced that it deepened the strong ties with the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) and Metro Consulting Service Ltd (MCS) through a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening its engineering and maintenance capabilities as it works towards the 1,000,000 train-km Mean Kilometre Between Failures (MKBF ), which is a reliability measure used internationally in the rail industry. The Memorandum of …

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Will your FDW insurance cover you in these emergencies

by ValuePenguin The reason why news of domestic worker mishaps spread so quickly is not just due to their shocking nature—often, the victims of these stories end up with exorbitant medical or liability costs. In most cases, your full-time domestic worker's toothaches, flu or other minor ailments can be addressed with relatively low costs. But what happens when an emergency happens? …

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