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THE DECLINE OF SINGAPORE'S MIDDLE-CLASS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR US

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 4:06pm

In emerging economies such as the BRICs, the emergence of a middle-class has been regarded as the backbone of the economy; their consumer spending will then go about to propel future economic growth. On the other hand, the exodus of the middle-class could lead to the collapse of a once-prosperous economy such as Zimbabwe in the 1980s.


AUSTRALIAN DOCTORS TRANSPLANT 'DEAD' HEARTS IN SURGICAL BREAKTHROUGH

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 3:45pm

A SYDNEY surgeon has successfully transplanted “dead” hearts into three patients, in a breakthrough that could dramatically boost the survival prospects of people with serious heart disease. St Vincent’s Hospital’s Kumud Dhital has successfully used hearts that had stopped beating, in operations performed over the past few months. The most recent was on Wednesday night.


NUMBER OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS WHO FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTION INCREASED 224%

ROY 24 October 2014 - 3:45pm

There are more than twice the number of real estate agents who faced disciplinary action and were fined this year, as compared to last year, as reported in the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) annual report released yesterday. This year, there were 644 warnings, fines and disciplinary action met out to real estate agents, as compared to only 287 last year. This is even though the number of complaints have decreased, from 880 last year to 751 this year.


JAPAN BEATS SINGAPORE TO SECURE SPOT IN SUPER RUGBY FROM 2016

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 3:39pm

Japan is the preferred option over Singapore to expand the Super Rugby competition in 2016, New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief executive Steve Tew said Friday. Tew was responding to a statement reportedly put out by backers of the Singapore bid, the Asia Pacific Dragons, conceding they had lost the chance of a place in the southern hemisphere competition. 


PRICES OF OFFICE SPACES IN SINGAPORE HAVE RISEN TO RECORD HIGH

ROY 24 October 2014 - 3:10pm

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released the real estate statistics for 3rd Quarter 2014 today. Prices of residential prices saw a slight dip but prices of office spaces have risen to record high. Prices of retail space has only seen a slight dip even though there is a glut in retail space available. There are also expected to be a record number of executive condominiums built in the next 5 years.


FORMER NEW CREATION CHURCH MEMBER: JOIN A SMALLER CHURCH TO HAVE MORE TIME FOR GOD

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 3:08pm

Dear The Real Singapore, This is personal perception on Senior Pastor Joseph Prince's income and the gigantic growth of new creation church. I was a former active church member of New Creation Church (ncc). Dating back to the late 80s. Joseph prince was a young pastor then. The church was relatively small. The church held its services in Hotel Grand Central Ballroom. A nice cosy place to fellowship and to fuel the soul.


MUST SAY SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT THE COURTS TOO

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 3:05pm

Credit must be given when it is due. There was a report in the ST on 22 Oct titled ‘SMC witness accused of overcharging’. A Dr Hong Ga Sze, ‘an expert witness for the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) to the high profile disciplinary hearing two years ago that saw Dr Susan Lim convicted of misconduct for overcharging the Queen of Brunei’s sister, had his claim of $42,000 for appearing as a witness sliced to $5,000 by the High Court.


HAN HUI HUI AND ROY NGERNG TO GO TO COURT ON MONDAY FOR THE CHARGE OF PUBLIC NUISANCE

ROY 24 October 2014 - 2:17pm

Han Hui Hui, Roy Ngerng and four other Singaporeans have been charged for public nuisance. They are required to turn up on Monday 27 Ooctober at the State Court at 10am or face a warrant of arrest. Ms Han and Roy have been charged for speaking up for Singaporeans for the CPF. The government has used police action to prosecute them but has still yet to respond to their demands for transparency and accountability on the management of the CPF. TRS speaks to Roy and Ms Han on their quest for justice.


SUCCESSFUL GOVERNANCE NEEDS A BALANCE BETWEEN POLITICS, BUSINESS AND THE PEOPLE

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 1:51pm

Recently, in an interview with foreign media, Mr Leung Chun-ying shared his concerns about 'poor dominating politics'. Conversely, with 'rich dominating politics', shouldn't that be his concerns too? Given that he said: "If it's entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then obviously you'd be talking to the half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than $1,800 a month" Which "politics" do you think Mr Leung believes Hong Kong is in today? 


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