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Restriction of alcohol consumption at Tekka Food Centre to tighten starting from 1 August
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Stallholders at Tekka Food Centre has received letters from the Police on 22 July, informing them that starting from 1 August, alcohol will only be allowed to be sold from 6 am until 6 pm on Sundays. Currently, the stallholders can sell alcohol Read More

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Local fashion house fined $72,000 for falsely declaring salaries
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

In a media release by Ministry of Manpower on Thursday (July 21), The Executive Director of local fashion house, Yen’s Studio Pte Ltd, Yen Ser Ming, was sentenced to a fine for $72,000 in default 18 months imprisonment and the company was barred from Read More

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“It Takes a Village to Raise a Playwright”: An Interview with Ivan Heng and Alfian Sa’at
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Ng Yi-Sheng From 30 June to 24 July 2016, W!ld Rice is presenting the Singapore Theatre Festival, a lineup of eight plays, all staged on the grounds of LaSalle College of the Arts. Most of the works are already certified hits. Hotel Read More

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Public applaud efforts by SCDF in its five-hour efforts in fire fighting at Jurong Island
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

It took the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) five hours to put out the blaze on Jurong Island on 20 April after an oil tank at a petrochemical facility caught fire. The fire was reported to have broke out at 23 Tembusu Road Read More

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Equal maternity leave for unwed mothers
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

Unwed mothers are to receive the same benefits as married mothers, announced Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin in Parliament on 12 April. 16 weeks of Government-paid maternity leave for mothers and a Child Development Account (CDA) for their children will Read More

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Alibaba buys Lazada for $1bn, crude soars on freeze optimism
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – Alibaba has spent $1bn to purchase a majority stake in Singapore based Lazada Group, which is a rising e-commerce player in Southeast Asia. This is a good move towards expanding its footprint in the region and Read More

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Singapore’s most expensive parking spots
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

With Singapore coming up to around 700 square kilometres in total area, land here is undoubtedly scarce, and so is parking space for cars. Scanning parking spots in town and the central business district (CBD) uncovers a number of the most expensive car parks around the Read More

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Who demanded “Unlimited Changes” for design in its tender documents
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Yesterday, Kelly Cheng, a designer, posted a Facebook post of a tender document on Gebiz which contained terms and conditions which seem somewhat unbelievable to industry professionals. She wrote, “Multiple Demands for Unlimited Changes for Design Services on Gebiz. As a designer, I Read More

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The Press, MOM and the Law
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on April 5th, 2016 at 01:32 pmOnce again, the mainstream press were quite happy to regurgitate the contents of a Ministry of Manpower press release oblivious to the basic questions which arise from the statement. There is not an iota more Read More

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Men and boys: Part of the solution to ending gender-based violence
By Kirsten Han Published on by Kirsten Han 0

Alvin Wong is the programme coordinator for WE CAN! Singapore, a campaign that seeks to end violence against women. As part of White Ribbon Week, TOC got in touch with him to talk about gender-based violence and how men and boys can do Read More

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