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CPF INSIDER’S THOUGHTS ON LEASE BUYBACK SCHEME

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 1:59pm

Recent LHL’s NDR speech He used the case of Mr Tan’s plight of not having enough for his retirement. Being a scholar (tax payers’ monies to give him a better education) and trying hard to impresse the audience that CPF Life, the Minimum Sum and other schemes that the Government introduced were carefully thought out and hoping that every citizen could have no worries in their retirement. 


INDIA COURT ORDERS RAPIST TO BE SLAPPED 5 TIMES BY THE VICTIM'S UNCLE AS SETTLEMENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 1:05pm

A VILLAGE council in Bijnore district, Uttar Pradesh, settled a rape case by ordering the accused to be slapped five times. Makkal Osai reported that the case was considered closed after he was slapped by the victim’s uncle. The rape allegedly took place on Wednesday when the accused dragged the girl to the nearby woods when she was out to answer nature’s call. The girl then told her parents, who made a police report.


A FEW HUNDRED SINGAPOREANS SHOW UP AT #RETURNOURCPF – HDB PROTEST

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 12:42pm

On Saturday, a few hundred Singaporeans gathered at Hong Lim Park for the third Return Our CPF protest which focused more on HDB issues and how CPF is used. The protest, organised by social activist Han Hui Hui, has 7 speakers each having their say about the problems with the CPF system. 


SINGAPORE AUTHORITIES SHOULD REMOVE THE THREE-QUARTER TANK RULING

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 12:19pm

The toll hikes have been bad news for Singapore motorists who travel frequently to Johor Baru ("Expect to pay total Causeway tolls of about $12.80"; Aug 2). Malaysia increased its Causeway toll to raise money for the Eastern Dispersal Link. Singapore has said it would follow suit to match Malaysia's toll charges.


MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTS THAT FUKUSHIMA RICE SOLD OUT IN 2 DAYS

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 12:19pm

300kgs of rice from the radiation affected Fukushima prefecture was approved for import and put on sale at Japanese Supermarket Meidi-Ya in Liang Court on Friday and the Mainstream media reported that all of it sold out in just 2 days. This was the first batch of rise which arrived in Singapore from Fukushima after Singapore lifted the food import ban on certain products after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Singapore and asked PM Lee to start buying their food again. 


EMPTY HOMES ON THE RISE IN S'PORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 12:04pm

The number of vacant private homes in Singapore is steadily rising, climbing 10.3 percent to 21,268 units in Q2 2014 from 19,284 units in the previous quarter, revealed a Savills report. Notably, the vacancy rate rose to 7.1 percent from 6.6 percent in Q1. The greater number of empty units on the market comes despite strong leasing demand in Q2, with rental deals reaching a record 15,053 transactions, or a 12.2 percent increase from the quarter before.


IT WILL BE A SAD DAY IF MACPHERSON RESIDENTS CHOOSE TO KEEP TIN PEI LING

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 11:53am

I refer to Tin Pei Ling has done a great job and Won MacPherson Residents Three years on, Marine Parade GRC MP Tin Pei Ling said she has not only grown up, but also grown a thicker hide. Ms Tin admitted feeling the pressure of having to prove her worth early in her term, given the online excoriation she went through after GE2011. Her youth was initially touted as a major strength by the People's Action Party (PAP) when she was introduced as a candidate. 


BUS STOP IN JURONG EAST NOW COMES WITH CHARGING STATIONS

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 11:47am

A bus stop in Jurong East is currently being redesigned to include a phone charging station as well as a cash card top up machine. More of such functional technology is being rolled out around Singapore as part of the “smart nation” plans announced by PM Lee during his national day rally speech. Other ‘smart’ changes happening around Singapore include the use of smart urban planning technologies by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. 


TEMASEK POLY RESEARCHERS TRY TO BREED MUD CRABS TO MEET CHILLI CRAB DEMAND

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 August 2014 - 11:34am

Researchers from Temasek Poly are exploring more ways to breed mud crabs in a controlled environment so that their supply can be increased to meet the large demand for Chilli Crab in Singapore. Mud Crabs have never been bred before in the region due to the multiple complexities in the breeding of crustaceans. Mud crabs undergo several metamorphoses including 1 stage in their lifecycle where they become cannibals and attack each other. 


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