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Daily Archives: 2018-05-18

PM Mahathir: Malaysian government will review all foreign projects including KL-S’pore HSR

There has been uncertainty over mega infrastructure projects like the HSR after the unexpected win of Pakatan Harapan, the opposition coalition led by Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad, The new Malaysian government will review all foreign contracts and projects, including the 350km Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project and those under China's Belt and Road Initiative, Malaysian new Prime Minister Mahathir …

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Train breakdown along EWL on Friday late afternoon

Another train disruption occurred along the East West Line (EWL) at about 5pm on Friday (18 May). According to the tweet by transport operator SMRT, it was caused by a train fault. Two tweets from commuters were posted at 5:03pm and 5:06pm, urging SMRT to 'fix your train' and complaining that the announcement was barely audible: https://twitter.com/qweenellz/status/997402210085490688 @smrt_singapore train fault is …

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Discover Chinatown through Promenade Theatre

Drama Box, a theatre group known for creating works that study the relationship people share with the place they live, introduces Chinatown Crossings – a unique promenade theatre that will take audiences on a journey of time through the streets of Kreta Ayer. Directed by Koh Hui Ling, Associate Artistic Director of Drama Box, Chinatown Crossings is a theatrical experience …

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AG and the legacy of rotten durians

by Tan Wah Piow How many durian lovers in Singapore are aware that the present Attorney-General Lucien Wong had, on 8 January 2018, used the imagery of the most famous Malaysian durian Mao Shan Wang to describe the work of the Attorney General's Chambers? I suspect very few. I do not mind him using durian as a comparator, but I …

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Using CPF LIFE as investment income

by Chris Kuan Good question from a friend who asks what do I think of CPF LIFE as a person who has to use his wits to invest for his retirement income. First my thoughts about what a retirement portfolio should have. In my humble opinion, in a retirement investment portfolio, there needs to be a risk-free component to give …

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Parliamentary questions for 18 May 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 11:00am on Friday, 18 May 2018 for the 77th session of the 13th Parliament. *13 oral questions and 14 written question had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, there will be a President’s speech (address of thanks): Resumption of Debate on Question (14 May 2018) (5th Allotted Day), 'That …

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Illogical reasoning by Minister Wong for not addressing HDB lease problem?

If supporting a 6.9 million population is not a problem – why has land for public housing suddenly become a serious problem now? I refer to the speech by Minister of National Development, Lawrence Wong for Debate on President's Address in Parliament on 17 May. Mr Wong said at the start of his speech that the government has made very clear from …

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