Please help stop this balloon release. Visit the Punggol West facebook page post and leave a comment to explain why they should reconsider this. If you can, also comment on the Punggol Vista Community Centre facebook page post of the same event. Thanks to Qiaoling X for the heads up. My comment was: "Balloons released will eventually fall into the sea, where they resemble jellyfish, the favourite food of sea turtles. When sea turtles eat balloons, they will die a slow and painful death. More here.
One evening in November, just before dinner, three security agents entered the third-floor apartment Chia Thye Poh shares with his elderly parents. They had come many times in the past but always with files and questions and a brusque manner. Chia knew right away that there was something different about this visit. For one thing, they were smiling. For another, they carried no folder stuffed with official papers.
The account information and statements of almost 650 clients was stolen from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. StanChart was notified of the security breach by police and CEO Ray Ferguson released a statement explaining the issue. He assured the public that the privacy and confidentiality of their clients are of paramount importance and that the incident is being taken very seriously.
The ‘winner’ of last Sunday’s Standard Chartered Marathon admitted to cheating by taking shortcuts in the race. In total, he only ran about 6kms of the 42km race. 43 yr old Tam Chua Puh, a pastry chef, had said that he had not intended to win the Singapore men’s division and that he just wanted to get the shirt and medal for completing the marathon. When Tam had crossed the finish line, there was confusion as no one had expected an unknown 43 yr old man to beat the SEA Games marathoner Mok Ying Ren.
The headline of the report (“Govt will continue to help Malays”; Nov 24) and its sub-head (“789 get $1.2m worth of bursaries; Shanmugam urges support for community in tackling concerns”) may have created the impression that the $1.2 million worth of bursaries were funded by the Government. Since its formation in 1965, the Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Memorial Scholarship Fund Board (commonly known as LBKM) has not received any funding from the Government. Our funds are from donations and sponsorships from individual and corporate donors, sponsors and well-wishers.
I come across this advertisement on gumtree where a Indian expat family is looking to hire educated Singaporean to be their domestic maids for $600-$800. I find this advertisement shocking as I have never seen or met a Singaporean working as a filipino maid. The ad state that salary varies from $600-$800 depending on our education and qualifications. I am a unemployed degree graduate but am I so cheap?
I am about to write a highly sensitive piece that could cause a lot of controversy and potentially get me into trouble.. that being said, I will try to keep my charged up thoughts and emotions out of this and write the following based on actual facts. I boarded the train at Bunoa Vista at sometime after 9pm a few hours ago. There was this man (pictured) standing at first door in first carriage holding up his arm pointing the middle finger.
Pink IC and Blue IC right now are considered as one identity for foreign quota for work permit holder and “S” Pass. Something is not right here. PR are not the citizen of Singapore and is only rightful stay in Singapore. PR have the right to go back to their own country if they choose to leave Singapore at the end of the day. This create uneven playing field for Singaporean.
A man tried to make his getaway after allegedly snatching about $200 from a fishmonger at Chong Pang Market, but was caught by four others who restrained him with cable ties. According to a report in Shin Min Daily News, the incident had occurred yesterday morning (Dec 3) at about 10.30am, at Yishun Block 104's market. The stall owner, 50-year-old Mr Ye, said that the man had snatched the money, placed it in a plastic bag, and fled when he was chopping fish for a customer.