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THE ADVANTAGES OF MINIMUM WAGE

THEREALSINGAPORE 17 April 2015 - 9:18am

The minimum wage is the lowest wage an employer is allowed to pay. Although a federal minimum wage is set, the individual states can choose to use the federal wage or make their own laws. States such as Washington and Illinois choose to go above the federal minimum, and states such as Alabama and Louisiana choose not to have a minimum wage at all. As of 2010, the minimum wage in Texas is $7.25 per hour.


POLICE SEEK INFORMATION ON WOMAN POSING NUDE IN PUBLIC

THEREALSINGAPORE 17 April 2015 - 9:00am

A woman has been repeatedly posing nude in public places around various locations in Singapore and posting the photos online in local forums. Police are asking for anyone with further information on the case to lodge a police report. The woman is always seen with her face blurred and wearing just a santa hat and shoes. 


PAP MEMBER LODGES NEW POLICE REPORT AGAINST AMOS YEE

THEREALSINGAPORE 17 April 2015 - 8:43am

A PAP Member has lodged a fresh police report against Amos Yee for allegedly breaching a court order. Lionel de Souza, the assistant secretary of the Hougang branch has lodged the report as Amos Yee has been posting online on his blog and allegedly reproducing parts of his offensive video. 


LTA: THERE WILL BE 41% MORE COES AVAILABLE IN MAY-JUNE

THEREALSINGAPORE 17 April 2015 - 12:23am

The Land Transport Authority explained today that there will be a large increase in the number of COEs available for bidding in the May to July period. There are 19,912 COEs available from next month to July which is a 41% increase from the 14,114 COEs available in the previous 3 month period. 


FOOD STALL IN JEM MALL FLOODED AFTER PIPE BURST

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 April 2015 - 11:00pm

Jurong East Mall (JEM) just doesn't seem to be able to get a break as another flooding incident affected shoppers there on Thursday evening. Shoppers took to social media to share what happened, uploading photos of the water pooling up outside the affected shop. 


CPF EXTRA INTEREST DECLINING?

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 April 2015 - 10:34pm

CPF extra % increasing According to “CPF Trends - Extra Interest Earned on CPF Balances” – it was highlighted that ”The extra interest earned by members increased by 7% annually between 2008 and 2013″. So, is this good news? Ratio of extra % to total % decreasing? 


HOTEL BOOKING SITE ASIAROOMS.COM CLOSES DOWN AFTER 7YRS OF LOSSES

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 April 2015 - 10:06pm

AsiaRooms.com, a travel and hotel booking website has abruptly closed shop and shut down its website, simultaneously laying off all 23 Singapore-based workers. The website has apparently been losing money for the past 7 years and it's company, TLRG, decided to pull the plug. 


SMRT'S PARTNER OMG SAYS IT WANTS TO BE MORE THAN JUST A '4TH TELCO'

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 April 2015 - 9:46pm

OMGTel (OMG) which was recently announced to be partnering with SMRT to submit a bid to become Singapore's 4th Telco, has said that they will not be content with being Singapore's 4th Telco. They said that they have much bigger ambitions in terms of market share. This seems to put OMG's ambitions above those of MyRepublic which had earlier also announced its desire to enter the Telco market and capture 10% to 15% of users.


TIME MAGAZINE REPORTS ON VIRAL 'STUN LIKE VEGETABLE' SONG

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 April 2015 - 8:19pm

Singapore's recent viral song 'Unbelieveable' has hit the international market with TIME Magazine featuring the video on their website praising it for its catchy tune. Here it the TIME report on it: ‘I So Stunned Like Vegetable’ Could Become a Thing After This Video Even better: “Please be the metal cable to my cable car" Singaporean sitcom star Chen Tianwen is on course to becoming an Internet hit because of his kitschy music video Unbelievable.


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