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  • Malaysia Minister: Singapore Cars entering Malaysia will have to pay more than RM50
  • Govt increases their own salaries and CPF minimum sum but wages remain stagnant
  • Husband Makes Spreadsheet Of Wife’s Excuses For Avoiding Sex
  • Our useless president Tony Tan should stop wasting our taxpayers' money!
  • If Every Singaporean Behaves Like a Taxi Driver, PAP Will Fear Us

AGGRIEVED HDB BUYERS SHOULD CONSIDER LEGAL ACTION

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 5:21pm

Affected premium HDB flat owners should be given discount, consider legal action I refer to the recent complaints of defects found in new HDB flats in Anchorvale Horizon,Tampines Central 8 and most recently Tampines Greenleaf (complaints from 30% of units). All these projects were built during the period when HDB had to ramp up the construction of public housing due to no planning. 


A WOMAN WITH EBOLA ESCAPED QUARANTINE AND IS ON THE RUN IN A CITY OF 1 MILLION

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 5:04pm

Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease. Radio stations in Freetown, a city of around 1 million inhabitants, broadcast the appeal on Friday to locate a woman who tested positive for the disease that has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak was first identified in February.


ISRAELI MILITARY RESUMES GAZA FIGHTING, SAYS HAMAS IGNORED TRUCE

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 4:58pm

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military started fighting again in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, saying Hamas militants had ignored a 24-hour, humanitarian ceasefire requested by the United Nations. "Following Hamas' incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window, which was agreed upon for the welfare of the civilian population in Gaza, the (army) will now resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip," a military statement said.


4 WELL-PAYING JOBS THAT DON’T REQUIRE DEGREES (IN SINGAPORE)

ANONYMOUS 27 July 2014 - 2:04pm

This job has no fixed income; property agents receive commissions based on their sales. As such, there’s a wide disparity in earnings, ranging from $3000 a month to $50,000 a month. According to a property agent from PropNex, who chose to remain anonymous: “The agent gets a 2% commission. If you sell high value properties, housing in district 9 and so forth, you can make $40,000 – $50,000 from one deal. Agents who specialize in HDB flats can also do quite well. They can make around $10,000 a month quite regularly”.


NIGERIA ON RED ALERT AFTER MAN BRINGS DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS BY PLANE

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 1:13pm

The Ebola virus has already spread from Guinea to Liberia and Sierra Leone Continue reading the main story Related Stories The virus detective who discovered Ebola Why Ebola is so dangerous In 60 seconds: What is Ebola?Watch Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus. The man died after arriving at Lagos airport on Tuesday, in the first Ebola case in Africa's most populous country.


MAS ‘COMPENSATES’ FOREIGNERS FOR BUYING SINGAPORE BONDS

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 12:53pm

The PAP government compensates foreigners for inflation when they invest in Singapore government bonds, but did not compensate Singaporeans for inflation when the MOF took in their CPF money via SSGS. Singaporeans are therefore short-changed by the PAP for giving them a negative real yield on their CPF savings.


SURVEY: GAMBLERS PICK UP THE HABIT AT AROUND 14 YEARS OLD

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 12:06pm

A survey on youth gambling has found that the average age of those who pick up the habit in Singapore is around 14 years old. The survey showed their favourite activities include playing poker-cards, mahjong, and betting on 4D and TOTO. The project by Nanyang Polytechnic and Fei Yue Community Services surveyed more than 1,200 youth. 


IF YOU WANT TO BE RICH, DON'T GET AN MBA

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 11:52am

In her book,“The MBA Bubble,” Mariana Zanetti, an MBA graduate of IE Business School in Spain, argues that getting an MBA is a waste of time and money. The following has been excerpted from the book with her permission. The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: A job will not make you rich.


CPF - IF THEY SPEND ALL THEIR SAVINGS THEN HOW?

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 11:52am

Heard Chuan Jin using this same argument again at the CPF forum. So? Is this an acceptable reason for the govt to hold back the people’s life savings? Many people would not have enough savings in their CPF anyway. This is a normal scenario in all countries. But very few would be so desperate to need govt handouts. So? Whether people spent away their life savings prematurely, many would not have anything left or enough to feed themselves past 70 anyway, is a different problem and a different matter.


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