Daily Archives: 2018-08-21

You don’t own your flat. The government does.

By categorically stating that the fundamental reason as to why HDB flats only have a 99 year lease on them is to prevent social division is surely simplifying the matter. In his National Day Rally address, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) said that the leases of HDB flats expire so that Singapore will not run out of land …

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Siemens Pte Ltd and STEE Ltd consortium awarded S$18.8 million contract to develop and implement Rail Enterprise Asset Management System

Siemens Pte Ltd and ST Engineering Electronics (STEE) Limited consortium have been awarded an S$18.8 million contract to develop and implement a Rail Enterprise Asset Management System (REAMS). In a press release on Monday (20 August), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated that it currently tracks asset information using multiple systems on individual lines. With REAMS, it will integrate asset information and maintenance …

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Precautionary recall of Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula – Step 1 (850g)

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has announced in a press release on Monday (20 August) that it has detected cronobacter sakazakii bacteria in samples of Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula – Step 1 (850g). It further noted that it had directed the importer, Danone Dumex, to recall the implicated batch and that the recall has been completed. According to AVA, …

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LTA releases road closure plans for F1 2018 SIA Grand Prix

Land Transport Authority has announced the road closure over seven days during the Formula 1 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, which be returning to the country between 14 and 16 September 2018. The authority stated in a press release on Tuesday (21 August) that the race organisers have made arrangements to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and facilitate accessibility, while …

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PM Lee implying that citizens should like those in developing country while living in a country that professes to be first world

While I was hoping against hope that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s (PM Lee) National Day address would be a breath of fresh air, I was left disappointed albeit not overly surprised. In trying to explain away the increased living costs, PM Lee, unfortunately, cited some rather irrelevant examples. For instance, he gave the broad opinion that the increased costs …

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Five ways to save on your destination wedding

by ValuePenguin Thinking of having a destination wedding? Here are some money-saving tips you should know. Destination weddings are a great way to make a memorable event even more special. Whether you want to get married where you first got engaged or someplace you’ve dreamt about since you were little, the destination is one of the most important aspects to consider …

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Chee Soon Juan National Day Message 2018

Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chee Son Juan delivered his National Day Message 2018 on Saturday (18 August). Delivering his speech across SDP’s social media platforms, Dr Chee stated that this country’s future is not in a good place, unless some significant changes are made to set things right. Here is what he said in his speech in full: …

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Police advisory on SMSes claiming kidnap of loved ones

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued an advisory to warn members of the public of SMSes (Short Message Service) claiming the kidnap of their loved ones. In a Facebook post on Monday (20 August), the Police stated that it has received numerous reports from members of the public informing that they have received SMSes citing their loved ones had been kidnapped. …

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PM Lee has been talking about coping with cost of living since 2011

At the May Day Rally in 2011 just before the general election held that year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Singaporeans that his Govt was focusing on cost of living issues. He said that the best long-term response was to ensure workers have jobs and enjoy a steady increase in wages. He also acknowledged, in spite of measures such …

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