Kiara Xavier

Chee Soon Juan’s book launch venue changed because Lifelong Learning Institute cancelled his booking at the last minute

Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chee Soon Juan was all set to launch his book titled “Never On Bended Knees” on 26 January. Unfortunately, the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) had cancelled his booking at its event hall, citing that the event and the book “do not appear” to be “related to training, skills upgrading and lifelong learning for …

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Netizens dismiss news that Singaporeans are cancelling CNY shopping trips to Malaysia as disputes continue

It appears that Singaporean-organised “shopping tours” to Johor, in conjunction with Chinese New Year, are seeing a lot of last-minute cancellations as situation between two countries tense up over a maritime and airspace dispute, reported Sin Chew daily. Community groups in the Lion City often run yearly Chinese New Year shopping trips for Singaporeans to make use of the cheaper …

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ST readers refute survey results that says salary is not the biggest driver for job satisfaction for Singapore workers

According to a study done by data collection platform Qualtrics, it is revealed that salary is not the biggest driver of satisfaction among Singapore employees. The Straits Times (ST) published an article about the results of the report which was released yesterday (16 January), and sought to provide details of the daily experience of Singapore’s working population and how key …

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NCMP Dennis Tan proposes major improvements for the public transportation system

Speaking at Parliament yesterday (15 January), Non-Constituency MP Dennis Tan suggested crucial improvements must be made to the current public transportation system, which include enhancing incentivisation and monitoring of reliability and service quality as well as adding service quality in the Fare Review formula. In his speech titled “Putting Commuters First in Public Transportation”, he mentioned that rail reliability used …

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