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Daily Archives: 2018-07-05

Five property lessons from my early years in Singapore

By Property Soul 30 June 2018 is a special date to me. It marks the 20th year of my relocation to Singapore. On 30 June 1998, I boarded a flight departing for Singapore, with a luggage of personal belongings and banknotes equivalent to six hundred Singapore dollars. When you are in your 20s, you don’t think too much because you have …

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Large amount of heroin and cannabis seized in CNB operations

More than S$197,000 worth of drugs were seized and a total of seven suspected drug offenders were arrested in two separate operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) during the night of 4 July 2018. In a press release, CNB said that on 4 July 2018, its officers were deployed in the vicinity of Raffles Boulevard to conduct observation on …

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Great Singapore sale hacks: Even greater deals you didn’t know about

by Singsaver.com.sg Let’s help you to stretch every dollar of your hard-earned money. Benjamin Franklin once warned, “Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” That’s the sneaky thing about little money leaks – they don’t seem like much until they add up to big money. The Netflix documentary, Living On One Dollar, is further proof that every cent …

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Investigations into 1MDB-related activities in Singapore still running, said MAS managing director

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is closely monitoring and probing new leads surfacing from Malaysia and elsewhere in relation to the 1MDB scandal, said MAS managing director Ravi Menon on 4 July. In a briefing on the central bank’s annual report, Mr Menon said that the MAS has “proactively” responded to “every request for information made by the Malaysian authorities," according …

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LTA’s disappointment in oBike’s failure to return users’ deposit and the people’s disappointment in them for not doing anything

by Willy Sum I am a little surprised over Land Transport Authority's 'disappointment' (LTA disappointed in oBike’s failure to return users’ deposit in light of Singapore exit) despite having done nothing much to secure commuters' deposits but I am certain they know for sure OUR OWN disappointment in them though Edwin Tong tries hard to mask it and shamelessly insisting …

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Social media giants have to take responsibility in today’s world of misinformation

Dr Cherian George, professor of media studies at the journalism department of Hong Kong Baptist University and a former journalist of The Straits Times in Singapore, has criticised social media giants such as Facebook for not being proactive enough in fighting the spread of deliberate misinformation and malicious content throughout its platforms. Speaking at a panel discussion on fighting fake news at …

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PUB Assistant Chief Executive: I don’t know if water prices will go up

In an interview with Channel NewsAsia which was published yesterday ('Need more water? PUB aims to produce more with same amount of resources', 4 Jul), Public Utilities Board (PUB)'s assistant chief executive Harry Seah talked about investing in Research &Development (R&D) to double the amount of water by 2060 to meet demand. PUB wants to double water production by then, with …

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Are Singaporeans obliged to be grateful to public servants?

by Augustine Low Minister Chan Chun Sing ended his speech to public servants yesterday by urging them to not be disheartened if people fail to show appreciation. “I know sometimes it may be discouraging, and it might feel like not many appreciate what you have to go through,” he said. The Minister seemed to be making the point that public …

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PM Lee thinks economic growth of 2-3% is ok for Singapore’s current phase but potential Prime Minister think it is “rather depressing”

Speaking at the Public Sector Transformation Awards ceremony on Wednesday (4 July), Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said that a new mindset is required for civil servants to transform Singapore’s public service. “If we keep doing things the same way, we will do injustice to ourselves and our country. If we are not careful, we will be …

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