Daily Archives: 2018-10-25

Six travel experiences that every family must try

by BankBazaar.sg Travelling as a family can play a strong role in shaping the thinking of your children and grandchildren. There are so many benefits of travelling together as a family. During travel, your children get exposure to new places, people, cultures, and things. It gets them to step out of their comfort zone and gives them a perception of …

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President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards honour heroes confronting social issues

The National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) announced the eight distinguished winners of the 2018 President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) on Wednesday (24 October). President Halimah Yacob presented the PVPA to this year’s winners at an awards ceremony this evening, honouring individuals, companies, ground-up movements, non-profit organisations and educational institutions that have achieved excellence in giving. Several of this year’s awardees …

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66 arrested for suspected involvement in organised crime

61 men and 5 women, aged between 17 and 63, were arrested for their suspected involvement in gang-related activities, operating of illegal gambling dens, and other criminal activities, the Singapore Police Force announced on Wednesday (24 October). In a large-scale operation against a suspected Organised Criminal Group (OCG), on Wednesday, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, Police Intelligence Department, Special …

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Five skills to hone as Singapore builds a smart nation

by BankBazaar.sg The digital revolution is here, and it is here to stay. The digital revolution has already started disrupting jobs and impacting wages. Instead of trying to resist it, Singapore wants to embrace the change and lead the pack in Asia. As such, Singapore is embarking on a transformation of its traditional economy into one that focuses on technology …

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LTA awards contract for 60 Electric Buses to three tenderers

60 electric buses will be deployed progressively in the country from next year, with the final batch delivered in 2020, announced Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (24 October) as it announced the awarding tender to three suppliers. LTA stated that it has awarded the tender to procure the buses to three tenderers, which comprised of 20 single-deck electric buses to BYD …

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Unrealistic for NEA to rely on SEHCs to produce “tech or business model innovations” that can remedy hawker industry’s “cost disease”: Former academic Donald Low

It is “unrealistic” for the National Environment Agency (NEA) to expect social enterprise hawker centres (SEHCs) to be the panacea for “the underlying cost disease in the hawker industry,” says former academic Donald Low. Baumol’s cost disease, or the Baumol effect, refers to a rise in wages in industries with no productivity gains as a result of higher wages observed in …

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Early closure of six MRT Stations along East-West Line in November 2018

Six MRT stations along the East-West Line (EWL) will close earlier at around 11.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays in November 2018, announced Smart Rapid Transit (SMRT) on Wednesday (24 October). SMRT stated that engineers from the Land Transport Authority and SMRT will be using the additional hours to continue works to renew the power supply system as well as conduct …

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Dear Pritam, please see page 12

by Tan Wah Piow I was not surprised when Dr Thum Ping Tjin was savagely mauled by the People’s Action Party (PAP) establishment for his intervention as a concerned citizen and historian at the select committee hearing on the proposed legislation against fake news. That the PAP dominated Select Committee would rubber stamp the proposal was a foregone conclusion. What …

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Has the wind been knocked out of the Opposition?

When Singapore’s biggest and most successful Opposition party has to resort to making a public appeal for money to pay for legal battles and “deal with the prospect” of bankruptcy, you know they are in dire straits. It would be no surprise though if Singaporeans, by and large, still go about their lives thinking what happens to the Opposition is …

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‘Off Centre’ by The Necessary Stage

The Necessary Stage’s (TNS) landmark play, Off Centre makes its return to the stage more than two decades since its premiere in 1993. Written by TNS’ Resident Playwright, Haresh Sharma, Off Centre casts an honest and unflinching spotlight at how mental illness is regarded in Singapore society. The play remains relevant today as it was more than 25 years ago, …

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