Households poverty jumped 7%, welfare cost jumped 10% in FY2015

In the latest welfare figures from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) today (Dec 9), the number of households on welfare jumped...

Elderly cardboard collector earns S$3 a day in Singapore

In a media interview with Chinese papers Shin Ming Daily, an elderly cardboard collector revealed her daily routine, shedding light on abject poverty in...

Lee Hsien Loong admit defeat to death of TPP

Due to countries not buying his hard-selling tactic of the Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong finally threw in the white towel...

Number of Singaporeans forced out of retirement to work doubled

According to the latest labour statistics from the Ministry of Manpower, the number of Singaporeans, aged 60 and above, being forced out of retirement...

DPM Tharman lectures France on economy and governance

In a 20-min speech to French representatives at the Singapore-France Economic Forum, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Tharman Shanmugaratnam lectured the France delegates on...

Singaporeans to pay forced donation for struggling Singapore cleaners

A permanent fund raising scheme will be implemented next year to make Singaporeans pay more for certain local sanitary products as a form of...

Bangladesh construction worker hang himself in toilet, likely due to poverty

A Singapore construction worker from Bangladesh committed suicide, likely due to extreme poverty. Sarkar Surzit hanged himself in the toilet of a rubbish collection...

Statistics: 25% of retirees developed chronic diseases in 2016

In a healthcare statistic research released by the Centre for Research on the Economic of Ageing (CREA), 25% of the retirees aged 65 and above...

Report: Singapore’s second most expensive Asian city for the rich

A luxury lifestyle cost of living report by private banker Julius Baer revealed that Singapore is the second most expensive city in Asia for...

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