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Daily Archives: 2018-05-25

Ten easy ways to minimise your travel costs

by Singsaver.com.sg Save on your travel costs with these travel hacks Most of us love to travel – almost as much as we hate the costs involved. Between flight tickets and accomodations, it’s not always we can afford that much needed break. But look on the upside: air travel is getting cheaper, and here are some ways to lower the costs: …

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Lee Hsien Loong has yet to identify a clear successor – but what about Ho Ching?

While the lack of an identifiable successor for next Premiership has concerned Singaporeans, another critical entity – Temasek Holdings – also seems to face a lack of a successor. According to the Government, the national investment entity manages $198 billion of our reserves. The weight of this organization was also emphasized by former Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who said in Parliament …

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The differences between bank account types that you need to know

by Singsaver.com.sg Not all bank accounts are made equal We keep hearing about how bank accounts are “all the same”, but it’s not true. There are significant differences between bank accounts, and it’s important to pick the one that serves your purpose. Brief yourself on these account types, so you can make an informed choice: Common types of bank accounts The …

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SCDF announces measures in response to “ragging” activities in SCDF premises

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has announced that regular officers will be punished if they are found to be aware of ragging and unauthorised initiation activities, however, did not attempt to stop or report them. It added that closed circuit television coverage within SCDF premises will also be expanded and a metal grating will be installed across the opening of pump …

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He who thinks he is the Special One

By Augustine Low Football manager Jose Mourinho famously called himself the Special One. We have in our midst a politician whose demeanour is that of a person who can do no wrong, who thinks he is the Special One. Chan Chun Sing reeks of the idiom too clever by half – defined by the Oxford dictionary as persons “annoyingly proud …

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MOU between Singapore gov’t and Decathlon raises many questions and demands justification to the public

by Jose Raymond The Singapore Government's Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with sports retailer Decathlon leaves many questions unanswered. Towards the end of 2016, Singapore's national cricket teams were displaced from their training site in Kallang, as the government agency did not renew the Singapore Cricket Association's year-on-year lease of the space. The teams ended up training in Johor Bahru, about …

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Powerful Passport: Top Priority; Press Freedom: No Priority

By Augustine Low Much diplomatic huffing and puffing went towards securing Singapore as a venue for the Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un historic summit (which will now unfortunately not take place). Similarly, diplomatic efforts go into overdrive to make the Singapore passport the most powerful in the world (sometimes second most powerful, like currently with the latest Henley Passport Index). Having a …

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Two employment agencies charged for deploying underaged foreign domestic workers

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has charged two employment agencies on Thursday (24 May) over allegedly bringing in underage maids as young as 13 years old to work in Singapore. MOM charged an employment agency licensee, 35-year-old Khor Siew Tiang, who is also the sole proprietor of Vista Employment Services, for breaching employment agency (EA) licence conditions. She failed to ensure that …

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