Monthly Archives: July 2018

NParks appoints former ISD director Benny Lim as its chairman

Former senior civil servant Benny Lim as its chairman has been appointed by the National Parks Board (NParks) to be its chairman with effect on Wednesday (1 August). In a media release on Monday (30 July), NParks stated that Mr Lim, who retired in 2016 after spending 37 years in public service, will succeed current chairman Christina Ong. Mr Lim took on various …

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Bored of your vacations? Six types of travel styles and their costs

by ValuePenguin There comes a time when holidays start to feel like they’re missing something, whether it’s the desire to do something more adventurous or to just sit back and have everything planned for you. With different styles of travel becoming more popular, we broke down the cost of some of the most popular ones to help you plan your next …

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Rising credit card frauds in Singapore: What you need to start doing immediately to protect yourself

by ValuePenguin Cyber attacks represent a big threat to consumers’ finances. Here are a few things Singaporeans can do to immediately reduce the risk of a financial identity theft. From incidents involving global giants like Apple to local entities like SingHealth, Singapore has had no shortage of news regarding cybersecurity data breaches and credit card frauds recently. In fact, this has been a global …

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Minor train delay along NSL due to track inspection on Monday late morning

A very brief train delay occurred along the North South Line (NSL) this morning (30 Jul) at around 11:30am, due to track inspection at Choa Chu Kang crossover. This information was provided by MRT Singapore Service Information and several posts from commuters on Facebook and Twitter, while SMRT did not post any official announcement on its social media platforms. On …

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Joint statement from 10 international NGOs calling for judicial harassment of Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham to end

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and its partners Asia Democracy Network (ADN), Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Forum Asia, Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo (ICD), West African Human Rights Defenders Network, Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN),  European Civic Forum (ECF) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) call on the Singapore …

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Statement by CAPE on SJI Vice Principal’s comments on activism in Singapore

As a community of students concerned with political literacy and civic engagement, CAPE is disappointed with the comments made by the Vice Principal (VP) of Saint Joseph’s Institution (SJI) Mr Leonard Tan on the role and relevance of activism. Mr Tan had made those comments to explain SJI’s rescindment of its invitation to Ms Rachel Yeo, Director of Research & …

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River Valley kindergarten retracts letter, stating grassroots leaders can receive P1 recommendation letters for schools, such as River Valley Primary

A letter dated 27 July that was purportedly written by the Chief Executive Officer of MindChamps Preschool @ Liang Court , Mr Ray Ong Swee Liong, went viral for its allegedly elitist and discriminatory content regarding the application for the grassroots leadership of the River Valley Neighbourhood Committee. In the letter, Mr Ong wrote that parents of children attending MindChamps Preschool “have …

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