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    Apex court asks Parliament to consider giving the court enhanced powers to mete out tougher sentences in certain crimes against vulnerable victims
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    The Court of Appeal has asked the Parliament to consider giving the court enhanced powers to mete out tougher sentences until up to 1.5 times the maximum penalty prescribed in cases where the offender commits certain crimes against the vulnerable victims, especially children and young Read More

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    Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2017
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    Last updated on December 1st, 2017 at 11:36 amBack for its fourth Singapore edition , the finals of the annual Migrant Worker Poetry Competition (MWPC) will showcase work from poets in 8 different languages representing 7 different countries. The Migrant Worker Poetry Competition Read More

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    Hospital can’t email invoice: A frequent visitor’s not-so-Smart experience in Singapore
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    Last updated on September 2nd, 2017 at 04:44 pmBy Cassandra Yeo We travel to Singapore every couple of years to see family. While Singapore has been talking about island-wide connectivity and being a smart nation for a long time, our experience as visitors are Read More

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    Three million smokers around the world switch to IQOS, Philip Morris’ first commercialized heated tobacco product
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    Philip Morris Singapore Pte Ltd, an affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI) has just announced that approximately three million smokers have already switched to IQOS, its first heated tobacco product to be successfully commercialized, making a new step forward in the company’s ambition Read More

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    Five money concerns for Singaporeans choosing a BTO site
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    by SingSaver HDB continues to create new housing, despite worries of falling property prices. This is, of course, great for new home buyers. This May, Singaporeans can choose a flat from these four sites  – Woodlands, Geylang, Bidadari, and Yishun. But before you Read More

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    Your HDB flat might not actually be an asset
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      Over the past few weeks, discussion over the intrinsic value of an HDB flat has surfaced. The discussion started after a couple of posts made by Minister of National Development Lawrence Wong. You can read the posts on his Facebook page. Opinions are Read More

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    Five popular but terrible misuses of personal loans
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    by ValuePenguin The rise of household debt has been a big issue in Singapore. Due to lackluster real income growth compared to the rate of inflation, consumers have been borrowing more to fund their consumptions. While this has been particularly case for expensive purchases like Read More

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    Are taxi rides to Changi Airport ripping you off?
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    by ValuePenguin  Changi Airport is one of the biggest airports in SE Asia. In fact, it ranked as the 17th biggest airport in the world, with 60 million annual passengers passing through in 2016 compared to just 5.6 million people living in the Read More

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    Two hidden costs of getting in a car accident in Singapore
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    by ValuePenguin How much will getting into a car accident cost you in Singapore? The answer could be more than you might think. Our team at ValuePenguin took a look at the various ways a car accident could affect your budget in the Read More

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    How much should your first home cost?
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    by ValuePenguin You’ve been working for quite a few years, saving money to buy your home one day. You are getting married, and now you’ve finally saved enough to make it happen. However, with homes easily costing close to a million dollars or Read More

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