Daily Archives: 2019-08-05

192 arrested in CNB 11-day islandwide ops

192 people were arrested in 11-days islandwide operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). In a Facebook post on Saturday (3 August), the bureau shared how its officers arrested 4 suspected drug offenders, including a 30-year-old Singaporean male, in one of the cases on Thursday (1 August) morning in the vicinities of Orchard Towers and the International Building. It noted …

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Research reveals significant shift in life goals and ambitions among Singaporean white collar workers

Traditionally, Singaporeans’ life goals and ambitions were typified by the ‘5Cs’ – Cash, Credit Card, Country Club, Condominium and Car. But, is this material-centric concept still relevant in this modern society? Well, according to an independent research conducted by Tigerhall, the answer is a solid ‘No’. In fact, the traditional 5Cs mentality has given way to a new definition of …

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Tan Cheng Bock calls on Singaporeans to support his party to bring an evolution of change for the betterment of the country

During the official launch of the Progressive Singapore Party (PSP) last Saturday (3 Aug) at Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, founding Secretary-General of PSP, calls for Singaporeans – young and old – to come forward and join him “in making a difference to Singapore”. Dr Tan, a former People’s Action Party (PAP) member of parliament for 26 …

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Sparking joy and fearing shame: The irony of Singapore’s National Day parade

by James Leong American writer Mark Twain once wrote, “Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening, love like you’ve never been hurt and live like it’s Heaven on Earth.”  This free-spirited, cast-your-care attitude hardly describes Singapore, but for just one day of the year, it actually does—at the National Day Parade (NDP). Singapore loves to …

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21 arrested for immigration-related offences

20 men and one woman were arrested between 29 July and 2 August 2019 for immigration-related offences in a week-long enforcement operation conducted by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at various locations in Singapore. The authority announced in the press release that the 20 men and woman, aged between 21 and 55 years old, included Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Sri …

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Tale of two RI classmates who joined PAP

At the launch of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) on Sat (3 Aug), Dr Tan Cheng Bok, who had said that the People’s Action Party (PAP) has lost its way, teared up when he said he re-entered politics “for country, for people”. Recounting the time when Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew invited him to join the PAP, Dr …

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