More Singaporeans are turning towards having "socially conscious" weddings by engaging the services of social enterprises, so that the money can also be spent on charitable causes. In doing so, jobs have also been created for the socially disadvantaged. This year, two charities have started social enterprises while another one may set up one next year too.
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- 'Heroic' Cafe Manager one of the Two Hostages Shot Dead in Sydney Siege
- Cuddles Cat Cafe being Investigated for Death of 8 Cats
- Malaysian Ringgit and Indonesian Rupiah Weakens to Record Lows against Growing Sing Dollar
- Contrary to What PM Lee Said
- PAP Reviewing the CPF Scheme?
- Graduates’ Starting Salaries Dropped 60% in 15 Years?
- DPM Teo: Terrorism is a Danger to Everyone in Singapore
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- A PAP Comic Opera
It has been more than a year that a company making itself to look like the government was set up to try to get other companies to register with it. However, after hearing no news from the government on how it was going to deal with this suspicious company, SMRT Ltd (Feedback) is taking things into their own hands once again to help affected companies.dat
The Land Transport Authority is stepping up efforts to curb illegal parking in Singapore with harsher penalties and more cameras. LTA explained that starting from January 1st next year, new fine amounts will be implemented but the demerit points will stay the same. The fines will be larger for repeat offenders where more than 1 notice of traffic offence (NTO) has been issued within 12 months.
Several cats were locked up in a flat by the authorities after the man who kept them died and left them unable to get out of the flat. However, the Cat Welfare Society (CWS) found out about their plight and carried out an operation to rescue the cats. By the time it got the cats out, they were emaciated, had sores on their feet and ear infections.
There are so many online posts questioning the current PAP governments views across a whole wide variety of topics and issues. And as you read through them, and the many comments people have written, you are left with the sense that here in Singapore there is an strong under current of opposition supporters. Indeed many of the online comments are quiet vocal in NOT voting PAP for the 2016 election.
The sharp plunge in oil prices has sent the Russia economy into a doldrum, which has also set the oligarchy in Russia panicking. What parallel can be drawn with Singapore's rich? The rich was borrowing excessive amounts of money to let themselves get rich and enjoy their luxurious lifestyle. Indeed, Russia is ranked as second on the crony capitalism index by The Economist, which means that it is the second easiest in the world for the rich in Russia to get rich just by being affiliated to the government. But Singapore is also ranked high - it is the fifth easiest for the rich in Singapore to get rich if they are affiliated to the government. However, Singapore's situation differs from Russia in that Russia's debt is external but Singapore's debt is internal. What this means is that Russia borrows from outside of the country but the Singapore government borrows from within - from Singaporeans' Central Provident Fund (CPF) retirement funds.
China's Xiaomi is raising over US$1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over US$45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said. The fund raising was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which also said this round was led by tech fund All-Stars Investment and included Russian tech fund DST Global and Yunfeng Capital, a private-equity firm affiliated with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma.
It's 1 hour after lunch and I have to leave work early and go home. It is chaos at home. And it started yesterday when the maid who has been with us for 2 months told us that she wants to go back to agency - with no reason. Basically the maid is already boh-chap and determine to go. She has packed her stuff even before discussing with us. Let's rewind a bit further back time.
As the general election draws near, failed PAP candidate Desmond Choo at the Hougang constituency has suddenly been seen making the rounds at the Tampines GRC. One wonders though why he did not continue to stay in Hougang after the last general election, or why the PAP decided to move him out. In fact, Desmond Choo had ran his campaign in the by-election in Hougang on being 'Always Here for You'. But it looks like Mr Choo has decided to stop being there for the Hougang residents and have decided to turn heart towards Tampines.