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Daily Archives: 2018-05-11

VISA: Singaporeans confident to go cashless for up to three days

Singaporeans are becoming increasingly confident of going cashless with 7 in 10 (68 per cent) saying they can go without cash for an entire day, and almost half (42 per cent) saying they can go cashless for up to three days, according to the 2017 Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes survey. The majority of Singaporeans (85 per cent) prefer electronic payments …

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Dr Mahathir says Anwar will be given full pardon and highlights the need for ministries to be filled immediately

In a press conference held at Yayasan Albukhary in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (11 May), Malaysia's newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced that jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will be given a full pardon and released soon. Dr Mahathir stated that the King of Malaysia has indicated he is willing to pardon Anwar and he should be released immediately, saying, "It …

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MOM advisory to employers of Indonesian FDW on new Performance Bond requirement

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has advised that Employment Agencies (EAs) in Singapore have been notified by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore that it would impose a new $6,000 Performance Bond requirement on employers who hire Indonesian foreign domestic workers (FDWs). MOM stressed that this is not a requirement of the Singapore Government, which is separate from the $5,000 …

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How costly is a healthy pre-conception diet in Singapore?

by ValuePenguin Recent headlines have shed light on how the health of parents before conception can their child’s health later on in life. But, is eating healthily really that financially restrictive? Here, we explore the real cost of healthy diet in Singapore and how one can make it more affordable. It is well known that a woman's diet during pregnancy can …

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Culinary Training Centre gives a “rice bowl” to ex-offenders

One signed up for the course while in prison, while another hopes to be a chef someday. Dwight and Colin are amongst the inaugural batch of trainees at the newly-launched HCSA Academy Culinary Training Centre. Homeless after being released from prison, they had nowhere to go. HCSA Highpoint took them in. Now, they both have a common goal – to …

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Doing good while on vacation: Eco-friendly travel on a budget

by ValuePenguin Feel good about your next vacation by going green. Read our guide on how you can embark on a sustainable adventure and still save money. The travel industry is responsible for almost a tenth of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study by conducted by Lenzen et al. What is most worrisome is that this figure may actually be …

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How much money can you save by being a safe driver?

by ValuePenguin Being a safe driver can not only save your life and the lives of others, but save you money as well. Read on to find out how much you save by practising defensive driving. With all the stressors in our daily lives, it can be easy to get distracted. Distraction is especially prevalent during our daily commute, when many …

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LTA & SLA announce details of Jurong Region Line

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Singapore Land Authority (SLA) have announced the alignment and station locations for the seventh MRT line in Singapore, the Jurong Region Line (JRL). In a joint press release, it was said that the JRL will be an elevated MRT line, which will serve existing and future developments in the western part of Singapore. LTA …

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