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Daily Archives: 2018-11-27

Baby’s death “could have been avoided” if domestic helper’s welfare was “taken care of”: Jolovan Wham

The tragic death of one-year-old Richelle Teo Yan Jia two years ago could have been prevented had her parents cared for the welfare of their domestic helper, said labour rights activist Jolovan Wham. Mr Wham highlighted in his Facebook post on Thursday (22 Nov) that the domestic helper, identified as Maryani Usman Utar, was subjected to “18-hour” working days “throughout …

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Six theme parks in Asia that you must visit with your kids

by BankBazaar.sg School vacations are here and it is time to decide which theme park you cross off your kid’s bucket list this year. Asia is teeming with options. One fun park after another in country after country, with some countries boasting multiple world-class complexes. With the region as your playground, here are some theme parks you could choose from. 1. …

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Humanist Society Singapore’s light-hearted response to the Disney Christmas decorations on Orchard Road

In a cheeky response to unfolding reactions about the Disney-themed Christmas decorations on Orchard Road and the subsequent letter of concern from the National Council of Churches (NCC) to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Humanist Society of Singapore (HSS) released a statement to express their “concern that others are concerned about the STB’s themed Year-End Light-up along Orchard Road”. The …

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National Council of Churches voice concerns over Disney-themed Christmas decorations distracting from the real reason of the celebration

There was a bit of an upset yesterday from the National Council of Churches (NCC) about the Disney-themed Christmas decorations that went up on Orchard Road as we approach the holiday season. In a letter to the Singapore Tourism Board, the NCC stated that the Disney characters which are part of the brightly lit decorations have “no meaningful connection” to …

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Nine top secret romantic island retreats near Singapore

by BankBazaar.sg The location of our island city-state has blessed all lovers here with close proximity and inexpensive ferry rides to pretty islands. So there’s no financial obstacle in planning holiday nights to remember for two. More significantly, these island paradises are considered uncommon on the average holiday agenda compared to Batam and Bintan. This means more privacy on its uncrowded …

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Are you safe at home?

by Teo Soh Lung I don’t know if you have ever asked yourself whether you are safe at home. I have and I have been asking this question for a very long time. With the recent police raids conducted at the homes of Terry Xu, the chief editor of The Online Citizen and Willy Sum, a blogger, apparently with the …

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Helper denied entry into Singapore Cricket Club even as a guest

One Mr Nicholas Bloodworth took to social media to share an unfortunate instance of discrimination that took place at the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) over the weekend that has no place in this world or community. Mr Bloodworth and his family were at the SCC to watch a game of rugby. After the match, he and his family – including …

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Goh as 2nd Asst Sec-Gen became PM even though Tony Tan was 1st Asst Sec-Gen

The recent news of Heng Swee Kiat assuming the position of 1st Assistant Secretary-General of People’s Action Party while Chan Chun Sing assuming 2nd Assistant Secretary-General has Singaporeans talking about how Heng would naturally become the next PM of Singapore. However, going through the history of PAP, this may not necessarily be so. In fact, among the second generation PAP …

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