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MOH: WE WILL BE BANNING SHISHA IN SINGAPORE ISLANDWIDE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 November 2014 - 2:27pm

The Ministry of Health has announced that it will be banning the importation, distribution and sale of Shisha in Singapore later this month. Businesses who are currently licensed to sell shisha will be allowed to continue operating until 2016 after which they will need to stop.


GAN KIM YONG: WE WILL NOT PUT AIRCON IN B2 AND C CLASS WARDS DESPITE YEARLY HAZE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 November 2014 - 1:41pm

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong explained in parliament that the B2 and C class wards in hospitals were designed to be naturally ventilated so that they could cut costs. He said that the government would not be looking at installing aircon in all these wards.


SURVEY: POOREST 10% OF HOUSEHOLDS SPEND $800 MORE THAN THEIR INCOMES EACH MONTH

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 November 2014 - 1:24pm

According to figures from the Household Expenditure Survey 2012/2013, the poorest 10% of households in Singapore are spending $801 more than they earn each month on average. The survey found that the poorest 10% of households in Singapore earned an average household income of only $1,043. However, the average monthly expenditure for these same households was about $1,844. 


HARD TO FIND A BUSINESS THAT IS NOT MONEY-ORIENTATED THESE DAYS, KUDOS TO EYE STORY!

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 November 2014 - 1:10pm

In today's Singapore, where almost everyone is just trying to lay their hands on some extra money, it feels refreshing when somebody goes against the grain and is willing to forego a chance to make money, just to make somebody's day. Story goes that it is past 9.30pm on a Sunday night. Something on my spectacles (that piece of rubber pressing on your nose, I don't know what it is called) breaks off, and the wife and I are scrambling to find an optician that is still open to help me fix it.


WORKERS' PARTY: PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS FOR 4 NOVEMBER 2014 SITTING

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 November 2014 - 12:53pm

Parliament continues with WP MPs raising questions on the National Stadium pitch, sharing economy taxi applications on easing peak hour taxi demand, withdrawal of monies from the Supplementary Retirement Scheme, labour productivity growth, security officer licences, the Home Protection Scheme, credential checks on foreigners, and legal challenges by medical doctors.


LAWRENCE WONG: MORE EXHIBITIONS AND TALKS WILL BE HELD TO ENCOURAGE USE OF MALAY

ROY 4 November 2014 - 12:51pm

To enhance the use of the Malay Language, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said that more exhibitions, performances and book talks will be held. He also said that "group discussions, debates, role-plays, and the use of technology" have been used in schools to make lessons "more fun and engaging".


GAN KIM YONG: PIONEER GENERATION CARD WILL NOT COVER TCM

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 November 2014 - 12:49pm

In response to a parliamentary question, health minister Gan Kim Yong explained that the pioneer generation package will not cover traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Minister Gan explained that TCM is more of a complementary medicine rather than a primary one and so the Pioneer generation package’s outpatient benefits will not cover such treatment.


MND: WE GIVE THE WORKERS’ PARTY TOWN COUNCIL A “RED” RATING FOR TOWN COUNCIL MANAGEMENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 November 2014 - 12:46pm

The Ministry of National Development (MND) explained in a Town Council Management Report released today that the Workers’ Party Town Council is performing “poorly” and it is a matter of “grave public concern”. MND highlighted that the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) has had poor performance in the areas of S&CC arrears management and corporate governance for quite a long time. 


MALAY PMET FEELING DESPERATE DUE TO UNPAID SALARY ONE MONTH AFTER SERVING NOTICE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 November 2014 - 12:44pm

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for helping fellow Singaporeans struggling with employment issues. My name is Musa, a Singaporean from Tampines. I have recently left my ex-employer, as an Executive in an advertising firm after serving a 2 – month notice period as stated in my contract.


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