Sale of Balance flats hover at 5,170, but no price drop

The Singapore government is refusing to lower housing prices despite the increase in balance flats (SBF). In May 2013, SBF flats were at 3,100. 3...

Singapore rated “AAA” for creditworthiness, but little concern for CPF holders

US-based credit rating agency Moody yesterday (Dec 8) rated Singapore "AAA" for creditworthiness and gave a "stable" outlook for the country's economy. The "AAA"...

Minister Sam Tan: Old people have nothing to do for retirement so they choose...

Minister of State for Manpower Sam Tan yesterday (July 29) told state media CNA that old people in Singapore have nothing to do for...

Insufficient CPF a major cause behind 19% jump in Singaporean elderly suicide

According to the latest statistics from the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), more Singaporean elderly are turning to suicide to avoid financial hardship and poverty....

Elderly cleaners stationed inside toilets of Singapore airport terminals

According to a traveller's observation, an elderly cleaner is always found stationed inside the toilet of every Singapore airport terminals. The cleaner, who was...

Elderly Singaporean: I can’t retire, nobody is buying my resale flat

An elderly Singaporean wrote to state media Straits Times earlier this week (Apr 3) calling for the Singapore government to help him sell his...

When to retire? – A study by Dr. Sing Lin

Submission from 长宁: This is worth sharing as it concerns Singapore's working population. Not sure if STR published this before. The finding is alarming as...

AIA Insurance Agent jailed 8 years for cheating elderly couple

A former top insurance agent from AIA was sentenced to 8 years' jail on Thursday (May 19) for cheating an elderly couple of S$8.89...

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...

CPF increase Retirement Sum to S$166,000, payout likely increase to 67

Singapore's Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board has just increased the CPF Retirement Sum (previously known as the Minimum Sum, name was changed due to...

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States Times Review to shut down on Polling Day

States Times Review will shut down tomorrow on Polling Day. I have done enough for Singapore and it is up to Singaporeans to decide their...

Singapore airports to remain close in 2020, reopening in early 2021 pessimistic

Singapore is on track to break the 50,000 figure by the end of July, with daily reporting still in the hundreds. There are currently 45,298...

More arrests, more POFMA and more censorship

Following the increase in public criticism as seen in the PAP candidate Ivan Lim saga, Singapore's ruling party dictatorship looks set to impose stricter...