Daily Archives: 2018-06-22

Carousell launches CarouPay for secure and secure transactions

Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing classifieds marketplaces, launched CarouPay on this Wednesday (20 June). CarouPay is the company’s first integrated payment system for users to buy and sell more conveniently and with greater assurance. The feature is developed in partnership with leading financial institutions DBS, Stripe and Visa. Carousellers are now able to pay directly within …

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How much world leaders make compared to the citizens in their country?

It’s no surprise that Singapore’s PM Lee Hsien Loong is still paid the highest salary among all world leaders. But how does the salary of other world leaders compare to the citizens in their country? For example, Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minster of Australia, earns 10x average salary in Australia. IG Index analysed the annual base pay of Organisation for Economic Co-operation …

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Viddsee announces finalists for Juree Awards Singapore 2018

Inaugural Juree Awards Singapore names its shortlist of ten films, winners to be announced on August 18 & 19. Ten imaginative and insightful stories have been selected as the finalists for the inaugural Viddsee Juree Singapore, a festival of short films that celebrates and supports filmmaker communities in Asia. The nominated films were submitted by a diverse range of independent …

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Canada to become second country to legalise use of marijuana

Canada will be the second country, and the first G7 nation, to legalise the recreational use of marijuana after the Canadian Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. In the neighboring country of United States (US), nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use. …

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How about cutting ministerial salaries first?

The rejection of aid to an elderly visually impaired Singaporean has raised the ire of many Singaporeans who see this as unfair and outrageous. For me, this rejection crystallises everything that Singaporeans are unhappy about. They feel that the ruling party is made up of elites who do not understand their daily struggles. They feel that the government is very …

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Is Lee Hsien Yang’s departure from Singapore permanent?

It was announced on Thursday that Lee Hsien Yang (LHY), estranged younger brother to current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LHL) would be stepping down as chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Although the Ministry of Transport was quick to pay tribute to the younger Lee’s contribution to the aviation industry in Singapore, one cannot help but wonder …

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Engineering students recognised at IChemE Singapore AGM

Several school students were recognised for excellence in science and engineering this week, receiving Awards for projects that used chemical engineering skills and thinking. They were presented with the Awards at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Singapore Annual General Meeting, held at NUSS Suntec City Guild House on 19 June. The students were participants in the annual Singapore Science …

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LTA: Many have not attended PDVL training or registered to take PDVL test over past year despite reminders

Private Hire Car (PHC) drivers, who are currently providing chauffeured services on an Approval-to-Drive (ATD) concession and have yet to obtain their PHC Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVLs) will not be able to provide chauffeured services after 30 June 2018. In a press release on Friday (22 June), Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated that about 42,900 PHC drivers, who applied for the …

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Do the world’s highest paid politicians deliver world class performance?

by Augustine Low The world’s highest paid footballers are now playing at the biggest stage, the World Cup in Russia. The likes of Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar are expected to deliver world class performances befitting their status as the world’s most expensive footballers. It is a heavy burden but one they have to shoulder. What about our politicians? They are …

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