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'A' LEVEL RESULTS: 91.4% OF STUDENTS PASSED, BEST RESULTS SINCE 2006

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 3:18pm

The GCE A-Level exam results came out today and this year's cohort scored the best since the cirriculum was changed in 2006 with a total of 91.4% of the cohort achieving at least 3 H2 Passes and a pass in the General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry. A total of 14,185 students sat the exams here in 2014.


SINGAPORE JUSTICE PARTY: WHY SINGAPORE'S FERTILITY RATE IS LOW

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 3:06pm

Why is Singapore's Fertility Rate declining? Singapore needs a replacement fertility rate (TFR) of 2.1 to maintain the population in Singapore. Over the years, Singapore has failed to match or better the TFR. Despite the current push by the Government to encourage more births, it has still failed to encourage couples to have more babies. 


BAD LUCK ALL AROUND

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 2:58pm

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in his Budget speech that the rise in petrol duties is meant to encourage less car usage and reduce carbon emissions. One man took that advice to heart and went one step further. He even skipped the bus alternative - another carbon emission source - and decided to walk on the viaduct between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Gombak MRT stations. 


SINGAPORE'S FINANCIAL SITUATION IS ACTUALLY IN A HUGE MESS!

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 1:55pm

PAP MP Josephine Teo said: “Many other countries around the world actually need additional revenue sources to help pay for programmes that benefit citizens, but not that many have the courage to raise taxes,” she added. “But we think that it is the responsible thing to do.”


TEACH CHILDREN THEIR DIALECTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 1:44pm

WHEN I visited the homes of several friends and relatives during the Chinese New Year celebrations recently, I observed that the adults were speaking mostly in Chinese dialects while the children spoke mainly in English or Mandarin. These children could only communicate with their parents and elders in either English or Mandarin. 


TEMASEK FACES NEW NORMAL WITH SINGAPORE EYING ITS FUNDS

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 1:37pm

Temasek Holdings Pte’s long-term investing strategy will have to include more short-term and liquid assets after the government opened up the option to draw more funds from the state-owned investment company. Singapore’s government is “now ready” to include part of Temasek’s capital gains in its annual budget as the country spends more on its subway network, airport, education and social security to support an aging population, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said Feb. 23.


COMPARING UK AND SINGAPORE: SINGAPORE IS MORE COSTLY AND STRESSFUL

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 1:23pm

Having lived in the UK for almost a decade and visiting the country every year - I can attest that groceries are definitely cheaper there. But considering that a large proportion of their fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy is not imported - they are all produced locally, this accounts for the cheaper prices - for example, milk is only S$1.20 a pint compared to S$5.50 to S$6.50 here (473ml).


NS FOR WOMEN - THEY DON'T LOVE THEIR COUNTRY LESS THAN MEN

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 1:08pm

The executive chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, Ho Kwon Ping, recently made a suggestion which will get not a few people talking – national service (NS) for women. While Mr Ho does not entirely rule out similar two-year stints for women, he suggests that Singapore should start with non-military, shorter-term duration universal conscription for females. 


SNATCH THIEF WHO REPEATEDLY STOLE SMARTPHONES FROM WOMEN IN THE WEST ARRESTED

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 12:53pm

The Singapore Police explained that they have arrested a 26 year old man who is suspected to have been involved in a series of snatch thefts in the Jurong East Area. The man would walk around the housing estates and target women using smart phones. Since January, Police had received 5 similar reports. 


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