Daily Archives: 2019-10-02

Diving deep: Anqi Lim continues to set new national freediving records

Singaporean freediver Anqi Lim has set several new national records while competing in various tournaments in South and Central America. At the 2019 World Freediving Championships, Ms Lim set three Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatiques (CMAS) just after setting three Aida (International Association for Development of Apnea) International record in the Caribbean Cup. CMAS and Aida are the two government …

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Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law takes effect as critics sound alarm

Singapore’s new law to combat “fake news” came into effect Wednesday despite criticism from tech giants and activists, who labelled the tough rules a “chilling” attempt to stifle dissent. The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down. Facebook, …

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Government to roll out GST voucher rebate to 930,000 HDB households this month

On Wednesday (2 October), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced that about 930,000 Singaporean households staying in Housing Board (HDB) flats are all set to receive the next installment of the GST Voucher in October to offset part of their utility bills. In the statement, the Ministry noted that these households will benefit from the Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate, and the …

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Prof Tommy Koh: What Singapore needs is not sycophants but loving critics and critical lovers

Professor Tommy Koh echoed a common adage that Singapore is a first world country with third world citizens, noting that Singaporeans lack the civic-mindedness of citizens from an advanced country. In a dialogue session with Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait at the Singapore Bicentennial Conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, Prof Koh said, “I am more critical of …

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Prof Koh tells 4G leaders: We don’t want more S’poreans to become Grab drivers and angry voters

At the Singapore Bicentennial Conference yesterday (1 Oct), the former Singapore’s UN Permanent Representative Professor Tommy Koh cautioned the 4th generation PAP leaders that two of their priorities should be to maintain racial and religious harmony and make Singapore a more equal society. These include looking into allegations of discriminatory hiring practices and working to make Singapore a classless society, …

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How to avoid overpaying for your next vacation

by ValueChampion According to a report by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), an estimated 81% of consumers report that they were charged a higher price than was initially advertised for their online travel bookings. To help you stay on budget for your next trip, we’ve laid out some of the common causes of expensive trips and tips for …

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