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STJOBS SURVEY: 1 IN 5 UNDERGRADS EXPECT TO RECEIVE OVER $4K IN STARTING SALARY

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 10:09pm

About 18% of local undergrads expect to receive a salary of over $4,000 a month once they graduate and start working. This is what a recent survey conducted by ST Jobs found. 70% of respondents were more realistic, expecting to receive a salary of between $2.5k and $4k a month, while the remaining 12% felt they would only be paid less than $2.5k for a starting salary.


KHAW: AHPETC'S MANAGING AGENT IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN OTHER TOWN COUNCILS'

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 9:41pm

Responding to a parliamentary question from WP Chairman Sylvia Lim, National Development Minister shared that the WP town council paid higher Managing Agent Fees than the other PAP town councils. He noted that the cost of the AHPETC's managing agent fees increased 20% after the handover from PAP when the town council was managed by CPG. 


SHANMUGAM: S'PORE HAS TO STAY INTERNATIONALLY RELEVANT BECAUSE WE ARE A SMALL COUNTRY

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 9:12pm

Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam warned that Singapore cannot forget the importance of staying internationally relevant. He noted that SG50 is a useful time to restate the realities which inform Singapore's foreign policy. He reminded parliament that Singapore is small, multi-racial, multi-religious and is captured in an evolving geo-political situation. 


GRACE FU: THERE HAVE BEEN MORE RAT SIGHTINGS IN SINGAPORE RECENTLY

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 8:47pm

Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Grace Fu, acknowledged in parliamnt that there was an increase in rat sightings around Singapore recently and she said that the National Environment Agency (NEA) is working with town councils to address the problem. 


FIRST BATCH OF SAF VOLUNTEER CORPS TO START TRAINING THIS MONTH

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 8:29pm

The first batch of the SAF Volunteer corps is beginning training this month with about 100 to 150 volunteers. Minister for Social and Family Development, Chan Chun Sing, explained in Parliament that the recruitment for the new SAFVC started last year in October in order to allow PRs, new citizens and women to contribute to National Defence. 


CAN'T AFFORD TO GET SICK IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 7:48pm

A netizen sent us two photos of her latest cancer pills which cost her close to $5000 and it will only last three weeks! Imagine chalking up $5000 of medication every three weeks...the total amount is mind-boggling. The cost is already after subsidy and she can only use her medisave and insurance to pay - no medifund or medishield can be uitilised. 


NDP 2015: FREE "FUN PACKS" TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO 1.25 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 7:40pm

This year's National Day Parade is going to be a big affair as Singapore celebrates its golden jubilee. To mark the occasion, all Singaporean and PR households will be receiveing a free funpack. The organisers of NDP also explained that the NDP this year will recreate that of the first ever NDP.


SDP TO PUBLISH NEW BOOK ON CHEE SOON JUAN

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 5:28pm

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) is proud to announce the publication of a new book about party Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan. The book, entitled, Thinker Teacher Rebel Why? Portraits of Chee Soon Juan is a set of reflections on Dr Chee. 


NMP CHIA YONG YONG’S ARGUMENTS MAKE SENSE

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 5:07pm

First of all, I would like to declare that I don’t know Ms Chia personally. Also, I’m neither pro-PAP nor pro-opposition. I haven’t made up my mind who to vote for in the next election. I do, however, admire Ms Chia for her perseverance despite her disability. It is heartening to note that she was able to get into law school and graduate with a law degree, when many of her normal peers couldn’t. 


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