Monthly Archives: April 2018

    Is Singaporeans’ unemployment rate relatively worse off than that of PRs and foreigners?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Singapore’s unemployment rate drops to 2% in Q1” (Channel NewsAsia, Apr 27). It states that “Singapore’s unemployment rate in the first quarter was 2 per cent, down from 2.1 per cent in December last year, the Ministry of Read More

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    MOM says labour market improved but citizen unemployment rate continues to remain at 3.0% unchanged
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    The Manpower Ministry (MOM) released the advance report today (27 Apr) on the Singapore’s labour market for the first quarter of 2018. “Unemployment rates in March 2018 were mostly lower than December 2017 and a year ago,” MOM announced. “Retrenchments were also lower Read More

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    Are “threats” of withholding HDB upgrading still relevant after Minister Wong’s clarification?
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    At a NUS public forum in 2011 just before the GE that year, a student asked Prime Minisgter Lee Hsien Loong about HDB upgrading in opposition wards. He asked why residents living in Hougang SMC are penalised for picking “a ‘Teochew nang’ (Teochew Read More

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    Army News’ write up on SAR21, leaves reader wondering about the army’s understanding of its equipment
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    A member of public wrote to TOC, highlighting something that he noticed on page 30 of “Army News” issue 250/2018. The short article on Singapore’s SAR21 infantry rifle writes, “The SAR 21 is a bullpup designed weapon (i.e., the butt stock of the Read More

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    ILO, Tokyo 2020 sign agreement to promote decent work in run-up to the Games
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The ILO and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) have signed an agreement to promote decent work in the preparations for, and operation of the international sporting event. “Through this partnership we are committing together to uphold Read More

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    Why is it that private property prices are going up, whilst HDB prices are still going down?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the articles “Private home prices up 3.9% in first quarter” and “HDB resale prices down 0.8% in Q1; 3,900 new flats to be launched next month” (Channel NewsAsia, Apr 27). The former states that “Private home prices rose 3.9 per cent in Read More

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    Dare to be different
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by M Ravi Almost every day we are barraged with the promise that globalisation brings communities together, reduces geographical distances and connects disparate people through what appears to be a shared lifestyle, held together by common values. We are led to believe the Read More

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    Five ways to give your spring cleaned items a second lease of life
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Singsaver.com.sg How to solve one of the biggest headaches of spring cleaning – getting rid of stuff you don’t want The New Year is long over, and your house is still a mess. If you were too busy (or lazy) to spring clean Read More

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    SIBOR rate versus Fixed Deposit Home Rate (FHR) loans
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Singsaver.com.sg What is SIBOR rate? How does that compare to Fixed Deposit Home Rate (FHR) loans? Here’s a summary to help you compare between housing loans in Singapore and decide which is better. There are two main types of home loans in the Read More

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    What kind of travel insurance best matches your travelling profile
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by ValuePenguin Singaporeans took almost 10 million trips in 2017. With an increase in travel insurance awareness due to clever marketing campaigns and an increase in information surrounding its importance, it is reassuring to know that almost 97% of Singaporeans were aware of travel insurance when Read More

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