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Jose Raymond: Government can do more to support caregivers of the elderly

Jose Raymond of the Singapore People’s Party took to Facebook to suggest ways for the government to provide better support to Singaporeans in taking care of their elders. Mr Raymond talked about his own experience of caring for his father during the last few months of his life which he described as ‘the best decision’ he’s made in his adult …

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Former MOF civil servant turned journalist praises Minister Heng’s collaborative approach in building Singapore’s economy

Taking a look at Heng Swee Keat’s tenure as Finance Minister, Channel NewsAisa says his annual budgets have shifted to allow the business community more leverage for positioning the economy for the future which reflects the minister’s own collaborative approach in leading Singapore. With rumours abound that Mr Heng is in line to take over as leader of Singapore, people …

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NTU Students lead campaign to improve urinary health in local community

Private Matters is Singapore’s first health communications campaign on Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) that aims to raise awareness of the severity of UTI and its consequences, as well as encourage adoption of simple lifestyle behaviours to reduce the risk of contracting UTI. An initiative led by four undergraduates from Nanyang Technological University, Private Matters wants to change perceptions in Singapore …

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FitnessFest by AIA returns for a third time in April 2019

The FitnessFest by AIA returns for it’s third edition this year on 27th April at Marina Bay Sands with a bigger line-up of international fitness stars and new ‘Fit for Good’ community pop-up challenges. FitnessFest by AIA has established itself as a key highlight in the local sports calendar with its stellar variety of activities and exclusive workout releases. This …

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Privacy concerns raised over cameras in SIA aircrafts, airline says they’re been ‘permanently disabled’

Singapore Airlines (SIA) were quick to reassure passengers on Tuesday (16 Feb) that the camera embedded in some of its inflight entertainment systems have been ‘permanently disabled’. SIA added that they have no plans to develop any features using those cameras. They were responding to complaints on social media made by passengers who had spotted the cameras on SIA aircrafts …

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Language historian Tan Dan Feng: Displaying all four of the country’s official languages symbolically significant

When approached by Straits Times for his views on the use of different languages on Singapore’s public signs, language historian, Mr Tan Dan Feng said having more multilingual signs would expose Singaporeans to their mother tongues in their daily lives and affirm their status as “living languages” in society. The ST article highlighted how about 40% of the 36 signs …

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Singapore’s 2019 budget lacks urgency and vision to tackle Singapore’s ageing needs, says AWARE

The country’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group, AWARE, said in a statement that they were ‘surprised and disappointed’ that the government did not embrace the opportunity to formulate and present a more expansive and bold strategy to address the urgent problems of ageing and caregiving. While Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat did acknowledge the burden of caregiving …

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