fbpx

Daily Archives: 2018-05-31

Indian PM, Modi visits Singapore at PM Lee’s invitation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his three-day official visit to Singapore today (31 May) at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Together with PM Lee, Mr Modi will start by attending a business event at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre today, featuring some of the fintech exhibits. Mr Modi's three-year-old push to digitise India can open …

Read More »

FAS must stop behaving like it is above other sports

by Al Tham The arrogance of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is reflected in its comments after failing to make it to the Asian Games 2018. Singapore Under-23 team had failed to gain a nomination from the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) to participate in the upcoming Asian Games as the results put forward by the FAS do not meet SNOC's …

Read More »

Scrapped High-Speed Rail cannot possibly pay for itself

by Prof Donald Low The Singaporeans who think that the High-Speed Rail (HSR) to Kuala Lumpur can pay for itself are delusional. At nearly S$40 billion, that’s the cost of three or four aboveground MRT lines in Singapore. Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product is about the same as Singapore’s. Even Singapore, with its large fiscal surpluses, wouldn’t build three MRT lines …

Read More »

PAP TCs to increase conservancy charges from 1 June as second-tier increment

It has been announced earlier that service and conservancy charges (S&CC) at all 15 People's Action Party (PAP) town councils (TCs) will be increased from tomorrow (1 Jun) for the second time in two years. The 15 PAP Town Councils involved are: Ang Mo Kio Bishan-Toa Payoh Chua Chu Kang East Coast-Fengshan Holland-Bukit Panjang Jalan Besar Jurong-Clementi Marine Parade Marsiling-Yew …

Read More »

Tun M’s power plays and Singapore politics

by James Lee Less than a month after being swept into power as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir had already implemented a few policies. Notable of most, and closely watched by Singaporeans, is the scrapping of the GST, and the reduction of minister salaries. The scrapping of the GST was an electoral campaign promise, which Tun Mahathir …

Read More »

Retiring Ministers praised for good work by PM, but remembered by people for their unforgettable quotes

Speaking at the appreciation dinner for Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Mr Lim Swee Say and Mr Lim Hng Kiang on Wednesday(30 May), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that political renewal has always been a key priority for the People's Action Party (PAP). The premier said that it was “particularly difficult” for his Cabinet to lose “70 years of solid, battle-tested experience” with leaders who …

Read More »

Are premium brand mattresses worth the cost?

by ValuePenguin Given that people spend almost 30% of their lives sleeping, it's not surprising that they are willing to shell out thousands of dollars on mattresses. But, are these brand name mattresses really worth your money? People spend almost 30% of their lives sleeping. As such, we highly value creating a comfortable sleeping environment. However, creating the perfect bedroom can …

Read More »

Crowdfunded home loans: Could they help you purchase your dream home?

by ValuePenguin Crowdfunding has democratised all types of financing. Crowdfunding home lenders have emerged in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, which led us to explore potential implications for consumers if these platforms were to expand into Singapore. Becoming a homeowner is complicated and expensive. Crowdfunding, which has allowed individuals, charities and businesses to raise money online from large groups …

Read More »