Monthly Archives: February 2019

Singaporean parents are not using child car seats, despite owning them

According to the Singapore Medical Journal, securing children in appropriate child car seats can reduce the risk of serious traffic accidents by 8.4 times. Despite the obvious high risk, many parents in the city-state are not are not using them, although they own it. A recent survey with 513 parents by four undergraduates from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) found out …

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Parliamentary questions for 26 February 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1:00pm on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, for the 93rd session of the 13th Parliament. *5 oral questions and 2 written question had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, there will be introduction of Government Bills: Supply Bill – Minister for Finance (President’s recommendation signified). Supplementary Supply (FY 2018) Bill …

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#SGBudget2019: Merdeka Generation Package merely a rebranding of Pioneer Generation Package, opines educator and politician Mohd Nassir Ismail

The Merdeka Generation Package (MGP) offered by the Government in Budget 2019 is merely a rebranding of the Pioneer Generation Package (PGP) that was launched five years ago, according to international educator and member of the People’s Voice Party Mohamed Nassir Ismail. “What is Merdeka [Generation Package]? Actually, it is from Pioneer [Generation Package],” said Mr Nassir, adding: “It’s just …

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Haw Par Villa to reopen on 1 March 2019

Haw Par Villa will reopen for free public access from 1 March 2019, announced the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Monday (25 February). Haw Par Villa was closed temporarily for three months period due to repair works, starting from 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019 to ensure public safety. The board announced earlier that the admission to the park …

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Filipino: Singapore makes my jaw drop every time I visit the place

Filipino Ethan James Coronel recently (13 Feb) wrote on Quora praising and exalting Singapore, saying that Singapore would make his jaw drops each time he visits Singapore. Mr Coronel said that as a child, he visited Singapore thrice but “didn’t really give a damn about the place” initially. “I was then young and patriotic, believing blindly that my country was …

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Bilahari Kausikan’s call to use military force against Malaysia in bilateral spats “akin to cries of desperate opportunists”: Malaysian senator Yusmadi Yusoff

The recent comments made by Singapore’s former Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan regarding deploying military force in bilateral conflicts between the Republic and its northern neighbour Malaysia are “akin to cries of desperate opportunists seeking to rally consensus for war against a bogeyman”, opined a Malaysian senator. In an op-ed article published by Malay Mail on Saturday (23 Feb), Member of Dewan …

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