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SMRT GIVES FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS TO THEIR OLDER CABBIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 9:59pm

SMRT has announced that it will be piloting a new health screening program for its older taxi drivers over the next year to promote good health practices and improve taxi safety. The program will see taxi drivers over the age of 40 coached on how to look after their health. SMRT taxi drivers will be given free health screenings at their Customer Service Centres, to diagnose common, chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.


SINGPOST TO INCREASE POSTAL FEES BY UP TO 30C PER MAIL ITEM FROM OCTOBER 1ST

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 9:35pm

SingPost has just announced that it will be raising its rates for both Local and International postage. The new rates will kick in from October and the rates will be increasing between 4c and 30c per mail item depending on weight. International rates will be going up by slightly more with 5c to 25c increases while local main will increase slightly lesser at rates between 4c to 20c higher than current rates. International Registered items will see a 30c increase in fee. 


PM LEE WENT LIVE ON RADIO FOR FIRST TIME TO ADDRESS RISING DISTRUST OF THE CPF SYSTEM

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 9:14pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong went LIVE on radio to answer questions from the public in a first ever event with MediaCorp's Capital 95.8FM to address the growing concerns and lack of trust surrounding the CPF system and retirement adequacy. In the Q&A session, which happened on Monday evening (Sept 1) PM Lee also spoke about how the government is considering extending flat monetisation schemes such as the lease buyback to private properties too. 


PM LEE WENT LIVE ON RADIO FOR FIRST TIME TO ADDRESS RISING DISTRUST OF THE CPF SYSTEM

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 9:14pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong went LIVE on radio to answer questions from the public in a first ever event with MediaCorp's Capital 95.8FM to address the growing concerns and lack of trust surrounding the CPF system and retirement adequacy. In the Q&A session, which happened on Monday evening (Sept 1) PM Lee also spoke about how the government is considering extending flat monetisation schemes such as the lease buyback to private properties too. 


DPM TEO: IF YOU CRITICIZE THE LEASE BUYBACK SCHEME, JUST DON'T USE IT

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 5:44pm

During a post NDR dialogue session, DPM Teo Chee Hean and other MPs spoke to about 250 residents in Pasir Ris-Punggol on Sunday and discussed many issues including the Lease Buyback Scheme. With the expansion of the lease buyback scheme to 4-room flats, it now affects up to three quarters of seniors instead of just one quarter in the past. 


SURVEY: 1 IN 3 TEENS EXPERIENCED CYBER BULLYING, 90% HIDE ONLINE ACTIVITY FROM PARENTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 5:27pm

A recent survey of teens conducted by cyber security firm McAfee, found that one third of teens had experienced cyber bullying before. The survey also found that 90% of those surveyed had purposely taken steps to stop their parents from finding out what they do online. The study was conducted between June and July this year and involved the interviewing of 512 teens aged 13 to 18 with an even mix of boys and girls from each age group.


SINGAPORE SPENT ALMOST $1 BILLION TO BUILD UNDERGROUND ROCK CAVERN TO STORE OILS

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 4:51pm

A brand new $950 million Rock cavern was officially opened on Tuesday by PM Lee in Jurong today. The cavern is the first commercial underground rock storage facility for liquid hydrocarbons (oil) in Southeast Asia and it took over 8 years to construct. The new cavern will be used to store over 1.47 million cubic metres of crude oil and condensate. This is roughly the same size as 600 Olympic swimming pools. 


PRIVATE CLINICS SAY THEY ARE SEEING MORE ELDERLY PATIENTS SINCE PIONEER SUBSIDIES STARTED

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 1:39pm

The benefits under the Pioneer Generation Package healthcare cards officially kicked in on Monday with Seniors seeing enhanced subsidies at healthcare clinics. The benefits allow holders of the Pioneer Generation Card to visit CHAS clinics, Polyclinics and Specialist Outpatient Clinics and received enhanced subsidies. 


MAN PUNCHED 2 RANDOM PEOPLE BECAUSE HE WAS ANGRY THAT HE DIDN’T WIN 4D

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 4:35pm

Gavin Khoo Theam Min, 37, was jailed for 6 weeks today for randomly assaulting 2 women who were passing nearby. Khoo, who is unemployed, had bought 4D but had just discovered that he had not won. He decided to vent his anger on a mother and daughter who were passing by.


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