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Korean bus conglomerate bidding for Singapore bus contract at Loyang

A Korean bus conglomerate is bidding for a Singapore bus contract at Loyang in a joint venture with a Singapore company Tian San Shipping. Kumho Buslines is South Korea's biggest express bus operator and a subsidiary of the Kumho Asiana Group. Singapore will be Kumho Buslines's 4th overseas business venture after China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Kumho Buslines announced its...

Malaysian “credit for sex” scam made S$1.25 million within five months

A Malaysia-based cheating syndicate made S$1.25 million within the first five months of 2015 using a "credit for sex" scam. The modus operanti of "credit for sex" scam is to put up profiles of freelance prostitutes on social media applications like WeChat and then entice the victim for a prostitution deal. The victim will then be instructed to purchase...

Property crash sees 2,067 Property Agents quitting their job in the past 6 months

The recent property crash started in Q3 2013 has resulted in 2,067 property agents quitting their job in the past 6 months because of the lacklustre market. This figure registered an 8% drop from 26,014 in end 2014 to 23,947 in April 2015. Singapore's HDB resale price index started its downward slip from Q3 2013 at an index point of 149.4...

Employers complaining about the lack of foreign staffs

In an interview with The Straits Times, many employers are complaining about the lack of foreign staffs and the increasing difficulty to fill in job vacancies. Ms Serene Tan, director of department store BHG, said: "It's taking a longer time to fill vacancies. Information technology (IT) staff and managerial level roles (now) take up to six months to fill, compared with...

Singapore Government to give S$41 million to all Civil Servants as SG50 bonus

The Singapore Government will be giving away S$41 million as an one-off SG50 bonus to all 82,000 civil servants, working out to be S$500 per person in July.  Also in July, all civil servants will receive a 0.5 month mid-year Annual Variable Component (AVC). In addition to the bonuses, about 2,500 Division IV civil servants who typically earn between...

Singaporean couple abuse maid until she jumped from 3rd floor to escape

A 30 year old Banquet Manager at Resort World Sentosa has been jailed only 4 weeks for abusing his 34 year old Indonesian maid. The Indonesian maid, who has lost 20kg from 64kg to 44kg in the eight months of abuse from her employers, jumped from the third level of the HDB apartment at Edgefield Plains in Punggol in August...

Complaint: TPY Hub Macdonalds staffs refuse to let me buy old lady a meal

I was approached by an old lady with a hunched back, outside the Macdonalds restaurant at Toa Payoh Hub earlier this evening. She timidly asked if I could buy her some chicken nuggets and a hot milo drink. So I brought her into the restaurant to place an order for her food. I was appalled when the counter staff...

Minister Chan Chun Sing: Singapore workers must be ready to fight for jobs of tomorrow

In a speech made at a high tech machinery factory yesterday (Jun 15), Minister-without-portfolio Chan Chun Sing said that Singapore workers must be ready to fight for jobs of tomorrow too: "Our challenge is always to make sure that our workers can keep pace with new demands and not fight for jobs of yesterday, but always be ready for jobs...

CAD interfered with Singapore High Court’s approval over PRC Yang Yin’s surrendering of S$98,000 insurance policies

The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) has interfered with the High Court's approval to allow PRC national Yang Yin surrender his two life insurance policies worth S$98,000. In April 13 this year, the High Court ruled that the PRC national, who is currently still waiting for trial over cheating an 88 year old Singaporean rich old lady's S$40 million assets, is...

Randstad Research: Singapore workers at bottom 10 for job satisfaction

The latest global human resource survey by Randstad revealed that Singapore workers ranked at the bottom 10th for job satisfaction among 34 countries. Only 67% of the Singapore workers interviewed are satisfied while 25% are neutral and 8% are dissatisfied. Here are other findings of Singapore in the survey: 1) Job Change Appetite: To what extent are you currently looking for...

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