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Daily Archives: 2018-12-14

Three Christmas gifts for kids that are actually good for parents too

by ValueChampion Are you still trying to figure out what to get for your kids this Christmas? Here are 3 gift ideas your kids will love and are actually useful for you too! Christmas is just around the corner, and young parents should start thinking about what they want to get for their kids, if they haven’t already. While most parents …

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Five things you must know before you invest in art

by ValueChampion Investing in art may seem en vogue or even financially advantageous. But what do art investing novices need to know before diving into this market? From “Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)” to “Salvator Mundi”, expensive works of art have been in the news for fetching sale prices of hundreds of millions of dollars. This may intrigue wealthy individuals …

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Beyond ownership: This startup plans to change how we shop

by ValueChampion Sharent’s brand new app allows users to rent under used items from other users, which allows them to save money and reduce their overall consumption. After Eric Tan’s grandmother passed, he frequently walked past the never-used medical bed that his family had scraped together funds in order to purchase for her. When he looked at the bed, he thought …

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Malaysia-Singapore border disputes: Crown Prince of Johor hopes for “a win-win” situation; both nations should “not get entangled in unnecessary issues”

Malaysia and Singapore should resolve the ongoing border disputes in a way that will result in “a win-win situation” and “not get entangled in unnecessary issues,” said the Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim. In a Facebook post on Thursday (Dec 13), he wrote: “On my right is Prem Singh from the Singapore Special Branch. He has …

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Johor crown prince puts Singaporean and Malaysian politicians to shame

A maritime dispute has recently broken out between Singapore and Malaysia. Malaysia has also expressed its intent to take back control of its airspace over southern Johor, with Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke citing concerns over sovereignty and national interest. Amidst the squabble between the 2 neighboring countries, one man has stepped up to show the way forward for both …

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Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin posts ST’s nameless experts report to refute Malaysia’s claim that Seletar Airport’s ILS will interfere with development in Johor

Singapore’s Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin shared an infographic from the Straits Times about the airspace dipute between Malaysia and Singapore, specifically with points of an unknown number of nameless aviation experts countering the video put out by Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke on the issue just a couple of day ago. The 1.5 minute video shared by Mr Loke …

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Govt has exciting plans for Tanjong Pagar after port moves to Tuas

The recent maritime dispute between Singapore and Malaysia has put a spotlight on Singapore’s land reclamation at Tuas. Last Thu (6 Dec), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan dismissed Malaysia’s argument that Singapore cannot claim the disputed waters on the basis of its reclamation works in Tuas in recent years. Reclamation at Tuas has nothing to do with maritime boundary dispute, …

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Time for Singapore’s employment laws to include “clear” and “deliberate” guidelines for workers’ psychosocial health and safety requirements: NMP Anthea Ong

While branding the provisions proposed in Clause 22(a) of the Employment (Amendment) Bill “a significant amendment” to section 139 of the Employment Act (EA), Nominated Member of Parliament Anthea Ong made several suggestions that the mental and psychological well-being of workers in Singapore, particularly those deemed to be vulnerable to abuse and exploitation by their employers. Following Manpower Minister Josephine Teo’s …

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