Daily Archives: 2018-10-25

How to spot property gems and make them shine

Forget about what marketers bluff about hidden gems in the property market. We can never be too good doing anything for the first time, especially when it comes to investment. With lack of knowledge and experience, we can have all the money in the world, but still end up buying a lousy property which turns out to be an underperformer …

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Hawker Centre Public Consultation Panel Chairman: ‘Not-for-profit’ doesn’t mean don’t make profit

Ms Elim Chew who chaired the 18-member Hawker Centre Public Consultation Panel in 2012 was interviewed by the media yesterday (24 Oct). It was the panel who recommended the “not-for-profit” aka “social enterprise” hawker centre model. She defended the panel’s decision by saying the “not-for-profit” model was mooted with good intentions. But she acknowledged that it will now have to …

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Anti-death penalty NGOs urge Singapore govt to halt the execution of Malaysian national, Prabu N Pathmanathan

Statement by local anti-death penalty non-government organisations, We Believe in Second Chances and Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign We strongly urge the Singapore government to halt the execution of Prabu N Pathmanathan, a Malaysian convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore, scheduled to be carried out on Friday 26 October at dawn. Prabu was convicted for committing several acts preparatory to and for …

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Workers’ Party MPs make public appeal to crowdfund ongoing AHTC lawsuit costs

The three Workers’ Party Members of Parliament who are being sued being sued by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) and an independent panel acting on behalf of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) over an alleged breach of fiduciary duties as town councillors have appealed to the public to assist them in funding their ongoing legal costs for the lawsuit. The …

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Fixed deposits decoded: Here’s all you ever need to know about FDs

by BankBazaar.sg In its heyday, a fixed deposit (or time deposit) was quite the dude. Ask your parents. They may reminisce about a generation before them that retired on the 10% interest they earned from fixed deposits. But like an ageing rockstar, the fixed deposit’s appeal has waned over the years as newer and fitter financial instruments promising more value …

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Twenty-seven ways to get a job before graduation

by BankBazaar.sg “What next?” The question on every student’s mind as the course nears completion and the commencement/graduation ceremony draws closer. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could cut out that uncertainty and land yourself a job even before you have graduated? If your university offers campus placements, you are one step closer to that goal. But there are other …

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A guide to picking out the best car rental option in Japan

by BankBazaar.sg The most inaccessible places are usually the most memorable — difficult terrain leading to (relatively) untouched nature, far-flung areas that aren’t close to any form of public transport, or a quiet countryside where no one speaks your language. Likewise, even with Japan’s advanced public transport system, sometimes the best way to uncover the country’s beauty is via car. …

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