The Online Citizen

Five things you must know before you invest in art

by ValueChampion Investing in art may seem en vogue or even financially advantageous. But what do art investing novices need to know before diving into this market? From "Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)" to "Salvator Mundi", expensive works of art have been in the news for fetching sale prices of hundreds of millions of dollars. This may intrigue wealthy individuals …

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Beyond ownership: This startup plans to change how we shop

by ValueChampion Sharent's brand new app allows users to rent under used items from other users, which allows them to save money and reduce their overall consumption. After Eric Tan's grandmother passed, he frequently walked past the never-used medical bed that his family had scraped together funds in order to purchase for her. When he looked at the bed, he thought …

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Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin posts ST’s nameless experts report to refute Malaysia’s claim that Seletar Airport’s ILS will interfere with development in Johor

Singapore’s Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin shared an infographic from the Straits Times about the airspace dipute between Malaysia and Singapore, specifically with points of an unknown number of nameless aviation experts countering the video put out by Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke on the issue just a couple of day ago. The 1.5 minute video shared by Mr Loke …

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Schools, not just clubs, can be snobbish too

by Seashell The incident at Singapore Cricket Club recently, where a domestic worker was barred from admission, reminded me of a similar discriminatory practice at my secondary school – Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) – earlier this year. I had a junior – graduated about three years ago – who returned to his alma mater as an alumni to assist …

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Two forklift truck operators charged for corruptly obtaining gratifications of $1

Two forklift truck operators employed by Cogent Container Depot Pte Ltd (“Cogent”) were each charged on Tuesday after embarking on a course of conduct to obtain small value bribes from truck drivers at Cogent. Chen Ziliang, a 47-year-old male, was charged with one count of corruptly attempting to obtain from one Jiang Xingnian, a gratification of $1, as an inducement …

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MOT says no objection to Malaysia releasing letters on ILS but asks for all correspondence to be released for transparency

In response to criticism by its Malaysian counterpart for its allegedly "selective" disclosure of information regarding the Instrument Landing System (ILS) operated to and from Seletar Airport, Singapore's Ministry of Transport (MOT), explained that it had released correspondence between Singapore and Malaysia authorities on 4 December 2018 to address media queries as to whether Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) …

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