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SingPost: We hire M’sians and PRCs as postmen cause locals spurn such jobs – MOM data shows median salary of only $1,540
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by Vincent Low Last week, it was reported that SingPost had dismissed a PRC postman for throwing away mail into rubbish bins. When confronted by a resident, he admitted throwing the mail away but explained that the reason for his actions is because Read More

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Qoo10 sees a rise in sales growth in January 2018, with food orders contributing significantly due to Chinese New Year preparations
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Qoo10, Singapore’s largest e-commerce marketplace, announced on Wednesday (14 February) a 14 percent growth in sales for January 2018, amounting to SGD$42 million. The growth was driven by Food & Baby division with the sales of abalone and bak kwa, in preparation of Read More

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AWARE and DPA call for stronger protection against employment discrimination
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Gender equality group AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) and disability advocacy group DPA (Disabled People’s Association) are calling for stronger protection against employment discrimination in a joint submission to the public consultation on the Employment Act review. “We welcome this Read More

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Why Colombians are denouncing this Singapore restaurant themed after drug kingpin Pablo Escobar
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by Natalia Angel Colombians in Singapore are taking a stand against a restaurant concept that is causing indignation in the city-state by showcasing a theme with everything from its name, to its menu and decor, centered around the late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Upon Read More

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Seven important things to look for when buying a resale flat
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by Singsaver.com.sg Purchasing a pre-owned flat is a big commitment. Make sure to check for these 7 things to ensure you’re spending your money well. Many Singaporeans prefer a resale flat to a new one, as there’s no waiting time involved. Besides being able Read More

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PRC-owned hotpot restaurant at Clarke Quay suspended by NEA
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by Vincent Low Channel News Asia reported that the Clarke Quay branch of hotpot restaurant HaiDiLao has been suspended for two weeks (Feb 10 to Feb 23) by the National Environment Agency (NEA). According to a suspension notice on NEA’s website, the branch Read More

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Seven strange money-related superstitions you didn’t know existed
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by Singsaver.com.sg Forget Li Chun. Here are 7 more money superstitions from around the world you could try. Various cultures all have different beliefs about money. And as a great melting pot, many of them have even made their way to Singapore. Now that Read More

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Singapore Airlines’ blockchain-based loyalty program: is it a good move for consumers and the company?
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by ValuePenguin Last week, we wrote about the possibility of traditional retailers launching Bitcoin based loyalty programs. Only a week later, Singapore Airlines serendipitously announced that it will be launching the world’s first blockchain based airline loyalty digital wallet, just as we predicted. We believe many others with Read More

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SPP’s statement on Budget 2018: Improving Singaporean’s quality of life, bridging inequality, spending prudently
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The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has issued its statement on the upcoming Budget 2018 that will be announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on 19 Feb 2018 at the Singapore Parliament. SPP highlights the growing issue of inequality in Singapore and lists Read More

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Can bike sharing services in Singapore really help you save money?
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by ValuePenguin With the promise of providing cheap and environmentally friendly mode of transportation, bike sharing services have been growing like weeds all over the world. But do they really help consumers save money? Just like how we compare credit cards to bring the best Read More

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