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PM LEE: DISABLED SINGAPOREANS ALSO MATTER AND MUST BE VALUED

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 10:32pm

PM Lee said that every single individual in Singapore matters and must be valued regardless of what they were born with. He said that the government is building a fair and just society for all. PM Lee was speaking at the 50th anniversary gala dinner for SPD, the Society for People with Disabilities.


WHY JULIEN BLANC SHOULDN'T BE BARRED FROM ENTERING SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 10:30pm

In case you haven't heard, self-proclaimed pick-up artist Julien Blanc has been barred from entering Singapore. According to the Straits Times article, no definite reason was explicitly stated, although it hinted that the bar was due to his seminars/events that propagate violence against women.


HAWKER CENTRES SHOULD GIVE OUT COUPONS TO ENCOURAGE SINGAPOREANS TO RETURN TRAYS

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 10:12pm

Dear TRS, I was having lunch with my family on a typical Tuesday, at Ang Mo Kio’s food court when I found myself in a trouble that is, quite common to people everyday. Most of the seats available for use have used bowls and plates lying around the table making it difficult for new users to place their bowl of food around and also making the food court unsightly and unhygienic.


'PAP WILL ALWAYS BE ON THE SIDE OF SINGAPORE AND OF SINGAPOREANS'

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 9:55pm

"Sixty years ago, 1,500 people gathered in this hall. There were union members - postmen, hospital attendants, public works employees, teachers, busmen, workers in trade and industry. There were white-collar office workers, there were students, and a wide spectrum of Singapore society - people of all races, speaking different languages - but come together for an important occasion.


MARRIED MAN WHO MARRIED ANOTHER WOMAN OVERSEAS JAILED 2 MONTHS

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 9:46pm

Tan Tee Wee, 48, was sentenced to 2 months in jail for bigamy on Wednesday. Tan had married his long-time girlfriend in New Zealand at the Auckland Marriage Registry on February 20th 2010, but he was actually already married. Tan had been married to Madam Goh Geok Tin since 1988 and they have three children aged between 12 and 18.


REDAS: GOVERNMENT MUST BE READY TO GIVE SUPPORT WHEN THE PROPERTY MARKET CRASHES

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 8:36pm

The number of private homes left vacant in Singapore is set to rise over the next few years with the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) predicting that as many as 10% of all private homes will be vacant. It also urged the government to be ready to provide support should the property market worsen or crash. 


QUITTING OF SMRT CFOS SHOWS HOW CLUELESS THE ARMY GENERAL CEO IS

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 8:26pm

In all my years of working experience in IT, as a project manager and now as CIO, I have found that the best CFOs I’ve ever worked with can be very difficult sometimes, but at the same time, they can also be the best ally you have. Let me explain. This is because when they are being difficult, they are doing it for a very good reason: they know how to ask all the right questions to make sure that the financial, compliance and legal bases are covered (where the company doesn’t have legal counsel to fall back on), and to make sure that all the operating costs and project costs are correctly planned and estimated.


69 YEAR OLD MAN DIES OF DENGUE FEVER

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 8:22pm

A 69 year old man has died from dengue fever. This is the 5th death from dengue this year. The man lived at Chuan Terrance, which is currently in an active dengue cluster as NEA has found 20 mosquito breeding grounds there. NEA is already conducting vector control operations in the area.


HDB RESALE PRICE DECLINE WILL AFFECT MY RETIREMENT!

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 8:22pm

The Housing Board should be applauded for its measures to boost the supply of flats and help applicants, especially newlyweds, obtain homes. I hope the HDB will now focus on helping the older generation. The huge supply of new flats in recent years has helped meet demand but, coupled with the property cooling measures, affected resale flat prices.


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