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Daily Archives: 2018-08-10

Former NUS student maintains injustice done to her by university

A former National University of Singapore (NUS) student has exhausted all her life savings of over S$100,000 fighting a legal battle that has ruined her life for the last 10 years. In a High Court ruling last month, Justice Woo Bih Li, in delivering his judgement on 9 July, reasoned that the claims made by Jeanne-Marie Ten Leu Jiun, 47, on the …

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AWARE recommends free childcare, stronger workplace protection and financial incentives to help low-income mothers break out of poverty

To help break low-income mothers out of poverty, gender equality group AWARE recommends that low-income households should have access to free good quality formal childcare; the State should put in place a robust employment protection for casual workers and enforceable prohibitions against workplace discrimination; and it should enhance its ComCare and Workfare Income Supplement Scheme to make low-wage work pay …

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4,510 sachets of chewing tobacco found hidden in a Malaysian car

4,510 sachets of chewing tobacco were found hidden in a Malaysia-registered car on Thursday (9 August). Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) posted on its Facebook page on Friday, saying that the 25-year-old lone male Malaysian driver arrived at Woodlands checkpoint with a car fully loaded by the tobacco. According to ICA, sachets of chewing tobacco were concealed in almost every part …

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Five health misconceptions that can burn a hole in your wallet

by ValuePenguin Not all health advice is created equal. Below, we discuss the 5 most commonly held misconceptions about leading a healthy lifestyle and how they can actually take a toll on your finances. Most of us have a desire to be fit and healthy. However, our hectic lives can often get in the way of living up to that potential, …

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Embarrassing typos on Singapore’s tourism logo at Crazy Rich Asian red carpet

The recent red carpet event in Los Angeles for the upcoming movie Crazy Rich Asians was a supposed to be grand debut for Singapore into the world of Hollywood. But it turns out, Singaporeans are all now facing second-hand embarrassment thanks to couple of silly errors on Singapore’s tourism logo. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157600995900130&id=751990129 As you can probably see from the photos, the …

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Three adventurous vacations depending on your budget

by ValuePenguin Do you want to get outside of the museums and typical tourist traps during your next trip? Regardless of your budget, this article will help you get the ball rolling when it comes to planning your next adventure, by estimating the costs of exciting vacations. If you're an active person and have been feeling as if you are chained …

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Are coding bootcamps worth your time and money?

by ValuePenguin Coding bootcamps offer ambitious individuals the opportunity to learn new tech skills without the cost and hassle of earning a degree from a university. With that said, how effective are these courses and how do they stack up to university degrees? Due to the demand for programmers and the high cost of university tuition, coding bootcamps are becoming increasingly …

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Five seemingly harmless things that can get you in trouble with your car insurer

by ValuePenguin Some habits are harmless, others may result in significant financial loss. Read on to find out what seemingly innocuous habits may end up harming your relationship with your car insurer. We all know that drink driving or texting while driving will get you in trouble. However, besides these glaringly obvious examples of driving faux pas, there are other certain …

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