Spotted this old lady working at Hougang Interchange. She is 75 this year and one of her hand is injured due to a fall two months ago. I said she should be resting at this stage and her son also want her to quit! She didn't elaborate more. She stays at Bedok. I asked her why she has to come all the way to work? She said she can't find any cleaning job near her home as 3 companies rejected her. Only at Hougang, this cleaning company accepted her.
A 44 year old man who was arrested for fighting on Sunday tried to bribe the police officers with 2 unopened packets of cigarettes. The two officers "flatly rejected" the bribe according to a statement from the Singapore Police Force. The 44 year old suspect had been picked up along Kim Chuan Road when he and another 40 year old were caught fighting.
An 18 year old boy died earlier this week after being electrocuted by his shower heater. The incident happened at his flat on Hougang Avenue 3 at about 10pm in the evening earlier this week when he was taking his shower. His family described that they suddenly heard him screaming and rushed to the bathroom and found the electrical socket attached to the heater smoking. They tried to open he door but it was locked.
Ms Radha Basu's article and headline ("35,000 older workers earn less than $1,000"; last Sunday) cited the Ministry of Manpower's figures erroneously. The fact is that the total number of older workers has grown by more than three times in the past decade. This is due to many factors, among them, our ageing workforce, our tight labour market and the Government's efforts to boost the employability of older workers.
Channel News Asia is hiring for the position of Senior Digital Copy Editor and they posted a note to Facebook about the position. However, they quickly took down the facebook post following many trolling comments left by netizens. People took the opportunity to say that they should be looking in the Internal Security Department because those people are good at creating propaganda.
The Substation is holding its very first crowdfunding campaign to help hit the SGD$30,000 target that we need in order to renovate The Substation Gallery. Click on http://www.pozible.com/project/181948 The Substation Founded in 1990, The Substation is Singapore’s first independent, contemporary arts centre. The Substation is committed to nurturing 'local voices' in Singapore arts and culture, and supporting diversity and depth in the arts.