Kiara Xavier

Singaporeans being more kind and gracious towards others, reveals Singapore Kindness Movement survey

According to the latest Graciousness Survey commissioned by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), it is said that considerate behaviour among local residents have progressed and corresponded with an improvement in more international acts like volunteering and donating. In addition to that, more youths are aware of their roles towards building a gracious society, and want to make an impact in …

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Photographer receives payment of S$922 from producer after dodging her request for four months, highlighting the unethical practices in the filmmaking industry

A junior photographer named Eskay Seah took to her Facebook on 19 June (Wednesday) to disclose the horrible experience that she went through with a producer called Sha Ali from Ignasia Incorporated Pte Ltd who failed to pay her for a freelance gig despite her constant chasing for over four months. It all started in February this year when Ms …

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Chinese government invites foreign media to Xinjiang to paint a positive image of its Muslim Uighur’s ‘re-education’ camps, but it backfired

In April this year, the Information Office of the State Council of China invited eight overseas media outlets, including BBC and Singapore’s Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao, to visit two of China’s vocational skills education and training centres in Xinjiang. This is done in an attempt to paint a positive image of Xinjiang’s Muslim Uighurs after human rights organisations and some …

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4 tips for LGBTQ and singles to purchase property in Singapore

For the most of us, securing a property is one of the biggest milestones that we would want to achieve in our lives. It gives us a sense of accomplishment to know that we have a roof over our heads – whether it means owning our own home or just renting one. However, it’s definitely easier said than done. In …

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Changi Airport shuts a runway after spotting drone

After sighting an unauthorised drone at the vicinity of Changi Airport, a runway was forced to shut intermittently for about 10 hours, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) on Wednesday (19 June). “To ensure the safety of aircraft operations and passengers, the operations of one runway were suspended for short periods of time between 11 pm and Jun …

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Osman Sulaiman: Nothing to be thankful about Singapore’s “Malay” president

Khan Osman Sulaiman, a businessman and former Reform Party candidate in the General Election 2015, took to his Facebook yesterday (19 June) to unveil his intense conversation that he had with his friend when the latter told him that the Malays should be ‘grateful’ that the country has a Malay president. His friend pointed out that the Government actually considered …

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Netizens support woman sentenced to probation after shouting profanity at police for wrongly arresting her; prosecutor calls for harsher punishment

Evonne Keak Yan Ting, a 24-yr-old female, was slammed with one year of supervised probation on Tuesday (18 June), after she pleaded guilty to two charges last month – using criminal force to stop a public servant from discharging their duty; and verbally abusing a public servant. On 4 July 2018, three police officers who were patrolling around Hill Street …

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