NEA’s new market design seriously problematic

A new market at Chong Boon built by the National Environment Agency (NEA) turned out to be seriously problematic for stallholders. According to a chicken poultry seller, he only had...

UBS: Singapore has 4th most unaffordable housing in the world

According to the latest Global Real Estate Bubble Index by UBS group, Singapore is ranked 4th as the city for having the most unaffordable housing in the world. With a...

ACCA: Singapore businesses are very pessimistic

According to a business outlook survey conducted by global accountant associations, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), businesses in Singapore are very...

Massive inconvenience caused to elderly by station cash counters’ closure

Many elderly Singaporeans were severely inconvenienced by the closure of cash counters in 11 train station on the first day of the cashless "Smart Nation" implementation today (Sep 1)....

Consumer Association of Singapore dodge responsibilities as two investment firms play investors

The Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE) received 9 complaints against two investment firms but ended up paying lips services saying they "counselled" the complainants because the association "does not...

Singapore Government rewarded SBS and SMRT S$1.2 million as incentives

The Singapore government through the Land Transport Authority (LTA) rewarded private public transport operators SBS and SMRT a combined of S$1.2 million as incentives for "improvements" in services. SBS...

10% jump in skipping of debt payments

According to the latest press release by Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS) today (Oct 5), the number of consumers who skipped unsecured debt payments for two or more months jumped...

iProperty survey: More Singaporeans felt annual income is insufficient

According to the latest H2 property report by iProperty, 45% of the survey respondents this year felt that their annual income is insufficient - a 10% increase as compared...

Singapore taxi companies apply to use Uber pricing structure

Four major taxi companies - ComfortDelgro, Prime Taxi, Premier Taxis and Transcab - submitted an application to revise the pricing structure similar that of popular ride-sharing app Uber. The...

Bloomberg: Singapore stocks losing as much as Greece in 2015

According to a media report by Bloomberg, Singapore's stock market is on track for a 15% decline in 2015, drawing similarities to Greece's projected 24% decline. The Straits Times...

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Epilogue

The past week has been heartening to read that many Singaporeans have expressed disappointment in the shut down of States Times Review. I have been...

STR to shut down

The States Times Review website has been blocked under false charges of "fake news" and "criminal defamation" laid by the Singapore dictatorship.   As such, the...

Law Minister K Shanmugam threatens 2 years jail for “Criminal Defamation”

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam has gone to the local state media threatening that the articles published by States Times Review is "criminal defamation"....