Daily Archives: 2019-03-14

Filipino on S-Pass: We are humans who have families to support

Singapore Business Review (SBR) published an article last Mon (‘Singapore’s foreign workers left in limbo amidst tighter manpower rules‘, 4 Mar) highlighting that foreigners working in Singapore are “left in limbo” after the recent announcement by the Singapore government to cut work pass quota. During the recent budget debate, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a cut in the foreign …

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Facebook undergoes the most severe outage in history, affecting Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger as well

In the wee hours of Thursday (14 March), social media users around the globe, including Singapore, had problems accessing the Facebook family of applications, which include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. This is because the company went through in what appears to be the most severe outage in their history. According to Downdetector, a website for reporting problems on applications …

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Media Literacy Council introduces fact-checking starter kit and curriculum to fight against online falsehoods

As part of efforts to combat online falsehoods, the Media Literacy Council (MLC) launched two new media literacy resources – the ‘Get Smart with Sherlock’ fact-checking starter kit and the News and Media Literacy Toolkit – for students, educators and the members of the public on Monday (11 March) at the Better Internet Conference, where experts shared insights into the …

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Deer crashed into motorcyclist on Upper Thomson Road

Yet another deer collision was caught on camera, this time on Upper Thomson Road. A car dash cam caught sight of a deer running full pelt out of the tree line and crashing straight into a motorcyclist. The animal got back up right after the collision and stood on the empty road looking dazed. The motorcyclist on the other hand, …

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Singapore and Malaysia agree to revert to original port limits

Governments of Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to revert to their original port limits after both governments agreed to suspend the previous extensions of their port limits within a month from Thursday (March 14). Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan met in Putrajaya, Malaysia …

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Hong Lim Park

by Teo Soh Lung In September 2000, the Singapore Government designated Hong Lim Park as the venue for Speakers’ Corner. Initially, people were not interested in trying to turn it into the famous London Hyde Park. They thought it was a park for the government to spy on vocal citizens. As the years went by, Singaporeans relented. The Singapore Democratic …

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Puthucheary not in hurry to open Hume MRT station for residents

Following an announcement by Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary that Hume MRT station would be opened by 2025, TODAY polled 20 residents at bus stops along Upper Bukit Timah Road and Hume Avenue this week. 85% of them – or 17 residents – felt that the wait was too long. The Senior Minister of State said that the new …

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ICA advises commuters to plan journey during March school holidays

Travellers should expect heavy traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas from Friday (15 March) to Sunday (24 March) as the March school holiday approaches and are asked to expect delays and advised to adjust their travel plans where necessary. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) noted in a press release on Wednesday (13 March) that traffic is …

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Property investment tricks revealed

Recently, I received many messages from my blog followers asking me to comment on some social media ads promoting free property seminars and investment schemes. When the market is dead quiet, it is not surprising to see frequent appearance of such ads. Although Singapore’s real estate market is licensed by CEA and regulated by URA, cleaning up of the industry …

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