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The Online Citizen

How much does it cost to send your children to a university abroad?

by ValuePenguin Studying at a university abroad offers students a great opportunity to gain foreign language skills, exposure to other cultures and even international work experience. With that said, studying overseas can be very expensive. We set out to determine about how much it would cost to send your child to some of the best universities outside of Singapore. A recent …

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Top travel destinations of 2018: How much will they cost you?

by ValuePenguin Lonely Planet always has great recommendations for your next travel destinations. But how much will these trips actually cost for Singaporeans? We did a little bit of research to find out. The popular online travel guide Lonely Planet has released its Top Travel Destinations for 2018 guide and the results couldn't be more exciting. Destinations included everything from Singaporean favourites such …

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Muslim women tackle stereotypes head on through diverse stories

This evening, AWARE, Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group will be launching its latest book, Growing Up Perempuan, where a mother of two, talks about trying to break out of the cycle of poverty and domestic violence she had been in since she was a child. “It was like I could never escape this vicious cycle. When …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Passages Contemporary Season 2018

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be presenting its annual full contemporary season of the year, Passages, from 28 - 30 October at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. The Straits Times hopes Timothy Harbour’s Another Energy “remains firmly in SDT’s repertoire” (2016), and Seeing Dance reviews Ma Cong’s Shadow’s Edge as “visually, an interesting dialectic” (2016). Timothy Rushton, the former Artistic Director …

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A movement towards hope: Pakatan Harapan?

by Constance Singam The other day I was at the AWARE forum on “Poverty has a women’s face”. I noticed as I have in the past few years the increasing number of young people who attend forums, discussions and raise questions about issues of concern. Some of the questions that come up inevitably are “so what can we do”, “what …

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The debate about representation

by Constance Singam I saw Crazy Rich Asians yesterday and was thoroughly entertained. I wanted to see the jewels, the fashion, the glamour and beautiful people. I was a voyeur! In defense of my view on representation and the lack of interest in it with regard to this movie is that for me it was just a Hollywood movie, set …

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Four things prospective homeowners need to know about the August BTO sales launch

by ValuePenguin Owning a brand new HDB flat is an enticing proposition. The new sales launch gives Singaporeans this chance, so we dug into the details of the sales launch in order to help prospective homeowners understand the newest BTO offerings. The Housing & Development Board's latest Build-To-Order (BTO) sales launch offers Singaporeans an exciting opportunity to purchase a new HDB …

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Forum letter justifying Singapore Cabinet’s pay as $10 per resident, draws harsh criticism from citizens

A forum letter from Dr Yik Keng Yeong published in The Straits Times (ST) wrote, “We face graver and more complex socioeconomic and geopolitical problems with each passing decade, and these will not go away with the simplistically expedient measure of decreasing the pay of the executive branch of the Government, convenient whipping boy though it has become,” Dr Yik was …

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