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Founders’ Memorial to be built at Bay East Garden

In a press release today (19 Oct), the Founders’ Memorial committee has declared that a five-hectare site at Bay East Garden will be allocated for the “home of the Founders’ Memorial”. The memorial is to commemorate the values and ideals of Singapore’s pioneering PAP leaders. The site will include a garden, within which an indoor gallery will be built including …

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NEA on Koufu’s boss giving contracts to own brothers: Koufu upfront about it

Earlier, TOC published an article revealing that Koufu’s subsidiary, Hawker Management Pte Ltd, operating the new public funded Jurong West Hawker Centre, has awarded its cleaning and dishwashing contract to GreatSolutions, a company owned by one brother of Koufu’s boss. The contract let GreatSolutions earn close to $64,000 a month. With netizens’ anger mounting and more people talking about possible …

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Temasek pays US$250m for 3-yr-old Israeli cybersecurity firm when original investor only put in US$4.3m

Reuters reported yesterday (16 Oct) that Temasek Holdings is buying Israeli cybersecurity technology and services provider Sygnia. Financial details were not provided but a source with knowledge of the deal, who asked not to be named, told Reuters that Temasek is paying US$250 million. Sygnia, which has offices in Tel Aviv and New York, will maintain its operational independence while …

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NTU linguist: Nothing wrong speaking English with Singaporean accent

Dr Tan Ying Ying, an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies at NTU, wrote a commentary frowning upon some Singaporeans who have gone to lengths to deliberately speak like Westerners. Her article was published on CNA last Sat (13 Oct). “Just like how one can tell if a person is American, British, Filipino, Indian, or French, just from the …

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NEA defends operators: None of them has raised rental or operating costs

Recently, food guru KF Seetoh from Makansutra published a series of blogs highlighting the dire situation those hawkers operating under the Social Enterprise Hawker Centre (SEHC) operators are in. In particular, he published an open letter to Senior Minister of State Dr Amy Khor last Tuesday (9 Oct) imploring her to preserve Singapore’s public hawker centres. In essence, Mr Seetoh …

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