Daily Archives: 2018-07-10

Six ways you are overspending on your smartphone

by ValuePenguin How much are you spending on your smartphone every year? Here are 6 ways that you might be overspending on your favorite device to help you reduce this big cost centre of your life. Singaporeans love their smartphones. In fact, the smartphone penetration rate in the country is already at 150%, an extremely high number that suggests an average person …

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Should you really use premium petrol for your car?

by ValuePenguin Due to the high import duties and other taxes imposed on automobiles in the country, cars are one of the most valuable personal possessions in Singapore. But, is it really worth the cost to use premium petrol for your prized possession? Cars are one of the most valuable personal possessions in Singapore. Due to the high import duties and …

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Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore announce cage-free egg initiative

Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore announced their commitment to switch to a 100-percent cage-free egg (shell and liquid) supply chain by 2025 or earlier. Humane Society International, one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations, welcomes this announcement and praises both Hyatt hotels for joining the global cage-free animal welfare movement and taking a leadership role within Singapore’s hospitality sector. …

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Parliamentary questions for 10 July 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 for the 79th session of the 13th Parliament. *47 oral questions and 15 written question had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, there will be an introduction of Government Bill: Transport Safety Investigations Bill (Minister for Transport), And there will be notices …

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The country is rich but the people are poor

by Augustine Low A friend told me about an encounter with a cleaner at a hawker centre. He chatted up the cleaner, who was hunchbacked and labouring over his task. Revealing that he was 82 years old, the cleaner’s parting shot, in Hokkien, was: “The country is rich but the people are poor.” More prescient words have hardly been spoken. …

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