Daily Archives: 2018-06-25

Finding new species of fauna in Ubin should enhance its status for protection

The news that five new species of fauna being found in Pulau Ubin has brought the spotlight on the island which has retained its rusty authenticity in stark contrast to the modern skyscrapers found on mainland Singapore. Over the years, there have been rumours on its potential for redevelopment despite protests from those who think that Pulau Ubin should be …

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Can PUB explain how we’re charged 550 times more after buying water from M’sia at 3 sen per 1,000 gallons?

Bloomberg published an interview with Dr Mahathir today (25 Jun) saying that he would be seeking to renegotiate a longstanding water supply agreement with Singapore. In the interview, Dr Mahathir commented that the 1962 water supply deal with Singapore is “too costly”. Water is among issues with Singapore “that we need to settle,” he said. “We will sit down and …

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Former Ambassador-at-large Bilahari accuses Dr M of raising water issue to avoid paying HSR compensation to SG

In a Bloomberg interview published today (Jun 25), Dr Mahathir said that the water deal with Singapore is “too costly” and added that his government needs to renegotiate the agreement with Singapore. “We will sit down and talk with them (Singapore government), like civilized people,” he said in the interview. Bloomberg quoted Dr Mahathir as saying that he would be …

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What is exactly a ‘higher value job’ ?

by Terence Lim I attended an event at a community club for my upcoming Build-to-Order (BTO) HDB flat yesterday and had the chance to interact with a People’s Association volunteer who I thought might perhaps be a business owner. He asked me to complete a form which solicits my details for grassroots activities, besides that, it contains a few questions …

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Uniquely Singapore: Ideas that no other country wants to copy

by Augustine Low Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Great ideas are imitated in no time because there are always people and countries which actively search for ideas worth copying. But there are ideas that originate in Singapore and have stayed uniquely Singapore because nobody bothers to copy them. In 1994, the bright idea of benchmarking ministerial and civil …

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MFA: Trump-Kim Summit cost $16.3M instead of $20M

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday (24 Jun) that the actual cost of hosting the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by Singapore is now calculated to be about S$16.3 million, less than the earlier estimate of S$20 million. Most of the money was spent on security, it said. PM …

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