Daily Archives: 2018-09-08

Fei Siong blames staff for miscommunication — Insists only some hawkers need to pay compulsory inspection

Earlier, it was reported that the recent online revelation of the sorry state of affairs at the Social Enterprise Hawker Centres has resulted in many netizens condemning social enterprise operators like NTUC Foodfare and Fei Siong Food Management of profiteering. Makansutra founder, KF Seetoh, has revealed on his blog last week (28 Aug) that hawkers were charged with all kinds …

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Fifth Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum to be held in Singapore (12-13 Sept)

Set up in an emblematic innovation hub, the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum will debate Fintech and Blockchain, Future Energy, Smart Cities, UN SDGs, Medtech and Impact Investing. The 5th edition of SIGEF, the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum, is set up in Singapore on 12-13 September, to coincide with the city state’s ASEAN 2018 Chairmanship and held for the first time in Southeast …

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Making fashion sustainable: Small business interview series with Swapaholic

by ValueChampion In Singapore, Swapaholic gives environmentally-minded fashion enthusiasts the opportunity to trade their used clothes for credits that can be used to purchase trendy attire. The startup has already proven to be effective, by “rescuing” over 20,000 items of clothing in the past year and a half, making it a success story both as a business and as an agent …

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Singaporeans may look forward to hundreds of job opportunities at Facebook’s upcoming S$1.4bil data centre slated to open in 2022

Starting 2022, Singaporeans may anticipate the opening of “hundreds of jobs” at social media giant Facebook’s first custom-built data centre at Tanjong Kling, formerly Data Centre Park, in all of Asia. According to vice president for Infrastructure Data Centres at Facebook, Mr Thomas Furlong, the construction of the 15th Facebook data centre in the world will give rise to “thousands …

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Shanmugam’s “No, No” is a test of our political will

by Tan Wah Piow Why did the meeting on the 30th August of four Singaporeans, and an exile with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Malaysian Prime Minister, rattled the ruling party in Singapore? The background to the meeting was simple enough. The event was initiated by me, arranged by Hishamuddin Rais, a veteran Malaysian activist and writer, and approved by …

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Do you own your HDB Flat? That’s not the real issue

by PropertyAsiaDirect Do you own your HDB flat or are you merely a lessee? This has resurfaced as a hot button topic in recent weeks. Here is a summary of the main arguments to each camp, with some counter-arguments. Why HDB Flat Buyers are OWNERS HDB flat buyers have the right to sell, rent and renovate their flats, within HDB …

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