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26 year old Indonesian NUS PhD Student jailed 6 weeks for molest

An Indonesian PhD student from National University of Singapore (NUS) has been jailed 6 weeks for molesting a 20 year old student on the MRT from Buona Vista to Jurong East. He was arrested by security officers after the lady confronted him for rubbing his groin against her. Irfan Syanjaya, 26, said in court: "She seemed to have no negative thoughts about...

KPMG Survey: More Construction Project Failures in the past 3 years

Singapore's top accounting firm KPMG released a survey report on 8th of May this month revealing that there have been more construction project failures in the past 3 years than before. Below is a summary of the findings: 1) 69% of the projects are over-budget by more than 10% 2) 75% are behind project deadlines by more than 10% from the original...

Singapore’s BioMedical Manufacturing output crashes 28.6% in a year

According to the latest data by the Economic Development Board today, Singapore's biomedical manufacturing output has crashed 28.6% year-on-year in April 2015: "The biomedical manufacturing cluster’s output declined 28.6% in April 2015 compared to a year ago.  The medical technology segment expanded 28.1%, on account of robust demand for medical devices and supplies.  On the contrary, the pharmaceuticals output fell...

More shoddy work done by HDB at Punggol Waterway Terrace 1

A reader has submitted more photos of shoddy workmanship done by the Housing Development Board (HDB), this time, at the Built-to-Order project Punggol Waterway Terrace 1. Just this month, a series of construction workmanship complains were made again DBSS project Trivelis Towers at Clementi and HDB BTO Senja Gateway at Bukit Panjang  by their respective residents. There was also a...

Boss of Asia-Euro Holidays Travel Agency in S$5 million debt from gambling at Singapore Casinos

According to the Chinese papers, Lian He Wan Bao, the owner of a popular travel agency, Asia-Euro Holidays, went into a S$5 million debt from gambling at Singapore's casino, Marina Bay Sands. The established travel agency put up a post on its Facebook page (May 23) saying that the company has closed for business and advised existing customers with unfulfilled...

22 year old NUS Vietnamese student jailed for taking upskirt videos of women

A 22 year old Vietnamese student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) was jailed for 3 weeks for taking upskirt videos of women. On the September of 2014, Dung Tri Nguyen caught by his 27 year old victim for using his Samsung Galaxy mobile phone to take a video recording between her legs. His phone was confiscated and...

Inflation of Education and Food prices rises 3.2% and 2.1% respectively

According to the latest official inflation report today, the prices of Education and Food have risen 3.2% and 2.1% respectively year on year from 2014 April. The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) has fallen by 0.5% as a result of falling oil prices, transport and properties. The category which registers the most significant fall is Housing and Utilities at -3.7%. Singapore's...

Cheapest BTO flats launched right next to WP-held ward ahead of coming General Elections

The HDB is launching one of its most affordable BTO prices ever in recent years, with 2-room flats going as low as S$28,000 and 3-room flats from S$132,000 after Additional CPF Housing Grant (up to S$40,000) and Special CPF Housing Grant (up to S$20,000). These BTO flats are at a housing district called Punggol Northshore, with two projects namely Northshore...

Stressed out Indonesian Maid jailed 12 years for death of 16 year old girl

An Indonesian maid has been sentenced to be jailed for 12 years for culpable homicide not amounting to murder of her employer's 16 year old daughter. Tuti Aeliyah, 30, was verified by medical professionals to be severely depressed with psychotic symptons at the time of the act. The High Court judge Woo Bih Li accepted the explanation that her mental...

Fitness First: We are building a gym so CEOs don’t have to be with a lowly clerk

Gym chain Fitness First will be building a S$9.7 million premium gym so, according to their press release, "chief executives do not want to be down there in the gym with a lowly clerk". The high class gym will be built on the 38th level of the Captia Green Tower at 138 Market Street. It will cost S$3000 for registration...

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