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GOOD NEWS FOR PROPERTY AND ASSET OWNERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 7:00pm

The Australian Govt is planning a slate of hikes in fees for foreigners buying properties in Australia. They believe in a level playing field for Australians and to protect the interests of Australians in property ownership. I quote Abbott, ‘This govt is determined to ensure that the aspirational people of our country get the fairest possible go.’ 


DEAR TRS, TOWN COUNCILS SHOULD TAKE MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HAZARDS AROUND THE ESTATE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 6:28pm

My daughter was on the way out to her friend's house on Eve of Chinese New Year when she met with an accident. She was walking passed the bus stop when she fell into this uncovered drain. The drain is deep, till the height of her knees and she wasn't able to walk for days.


WHY SINGAPOREANS ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE GOVERNMENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 6:13pm

I am increasingly filled with chagrin at the inadequacies of the government. I really am. True enough, Singapore has come a long way from being a small fishing village to what it is now, thanks to the Collective efforts of all segments of society. Not just the government.


VIETNAMESE WOMAN BELIEVED TO HAVE COMMITTED SUICIDE FROM WEST COAST HIGHWAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 6:07pm

A 25 year old Vietnamese woman died after falling from the West Coast Highway overpass onto Telok Blangah Road. It is believed that she had gotten off a motorcycle and leapt off the expressway. The woman was declared dead at the scene while her companion, a middle aged Singaporean man who was riding the motorcycle with her was seen by her body attempting to revive her. 


THE HORROR OF CANCELLING A RECURRING PAYMENT ON DAD'S CREDIT CARD

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 5:46pm

I would like to share my dad’s story and make aware the frustrations we had to go through just to do something as simple as cancelling a recurring payment linked to my dad’s credit card. It happened when my dad went on a overseas trip and came back to his business office to find that his employee has gone Missing In Action while he was away, realizing that she wasn’t coming back after a few days, my dad decided to cancel an insurance plan that he had taken up for her in case of any accident at work.


PRITAM SINGH'S BUDGET SPEECH 2015: SINGAPORE NEEDS A DEEP MINDSET SHIFT

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 5:30pm

By MP for Aljunied GRC, Pritam Singh [Delivered in Parliament on 4 Mar 2015] Madam Speaker, A major theme of this year’s Budget revolves around preparing Singapore and Singaporeans for the future. The two aspects of the Budget that are the focus of my speech are SkillsFuture and more briefly, the inclusion of Temasek in the Net Investment Returns (NIR) framework. 


COE PRICES FOR ALL CAR CATEGORIES RISE, MOTORCYCLE COES SEE SLIGHT DROP

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 5:21pm

The latest bidding exercise for COE prices closed mainly higher with Cat A COEs now at $61,410, an increase from the $57,199 in the previous exercise. Cat B Cars also rose to $68,668. In the last bidding exercise, it was only $66,751. Open Category COEs also rose in price to $70,500, up from $67,901. 


FACING UNCERTAINTIES… NOT AFRAID TO BE INSECURE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 4:48pm

Sedated and on mechanical ventilation, Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s condition reportedly ‘improves slightly’. His son PM Lee Hsien Loong is recovering from his prostate surgery. The once self-pronounced seat-warmer PM#2, Mr Goh Chok Tong, appears to want his seat back, discussing succession. But while trying to sound stateman-like, he appears to undermine his successor. 


CNA DELETES ARTICLE ABOUT JOSEPHINE TEO SAYING WE SHOULDN'T PAY NSMEN MORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 4:23pm

In a feedback session on Budget 2015 on Feb 26, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo said “service for the country cannot be measured in dollars and cents” when one participant suggested that National Servicemen should be paid more. (Strangely, the article on Channel News Asia which reported this can longer be found online though a cached copy can still be found on Google as this post was being drafted. 


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