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SMRT: Free Public Transport on National Day

Private public transport operator SMRT today (August 1) announced that they will be providing free train and bus services on National Day (August 9). Passengers will be able to board the North-South, East-West and Circle and Bukit-Panjang train lines, and in all SMRT bus services including night riders for free. The SMRT staff will also be distributing SG50 souvenirs at...

Woodlands sees 10-hour internet outage

Woodlands residents saw a 10-hour internet outage from Friday noon to Saturday morning 2.15am. The network service provide NetLink Trust said that the outage happened because a Land Transport Authority contractor accidentally broke the fibre network cable at Woodlands Avenue 2. NetLink Trust's CEO Ng Yong Hwee also said: "We put in all available resources to ensure a speedy and safe recovery and...

PAP MP Charles Chong to be sacrificial lamb for PAP

The PAP MP for Joo Chiat will unlikely join the Marine Parade GRC even though his ward has been absorbed by the safe haven constituency of Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. In an interview with the media, 62 year old deputy speaker Charles Chong said that he is going to the Workers' Party-held ward, Punggol-East SMC, to "give the voters a...

Retiring Army General wants to join the PAP

The retiring Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Ng Chee Meng will retire and step down from his position on August 18. This announcement is made by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and have since spiraled rumours of the retiring army general joining the ruling PAP party to contest in the coming elections, which, according to the government-controlled media,...

Scam alert: “Friend” who doesn’t return money

Suppose you have a friend who borrowed money from you and promised to return to you in full at a specific date. But as the day draws nearer, he keeps coming up with various excuses not to pay you back, even accusing that you will blow it all away on women, gambling and all sort of ill habits. He claims...

Sim Lim Square Jover Chew faces up to 10 years jail for cheating

The infamous owner of a mobile phone shop at Sim Lim Square is facing up to 10 years jail for cheating when he forced victims, mainly tourists, to purchase exorbitant "warranties" for their handsets. Jover Chew tricked 25 customers amounting to a total of S$14,449 between the period from January and October 2014. He has also threatened to revoke a...

SMRT made S$20.1 million in a single quarter this year

Singapore private public transport operator SMRT made more than S$20.1 million in net earnings for the first quarter of 2015 ending June 30. The Temasek Holdings-owned company are currently under public scrutiny for numerous breakdowns happening every month and especially for the biggest train breakdown that happened earlier this month (July). The Singapore Government, through the Public Transport Council, approved...

New pro-business PAP candidate introduced

A new PAP candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC has been introduced by retiring MP Inderjit Singh, which the latter touted him as "passionate in helping SMEs": “He’s quite passionate about some things, including helping SMEs like I have been, and I’m glad there’s someone who will be able to play that role." 39 year-old Henry Kwek is an executive director...

Economists: PAP Government will raise GST to fund Medishield Life, PGP and Project Jewel

Singapore economists expect the Singapore PAP Government to raise the GST to fund the slew of healthcare, housing and infrastructure projects announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Project Jewel, Pioneer Generation Package, Medishield Life and Jurong Lake are some of the initiatives by PM Lee Hsien Loong recently and the economists do not expect the PAP Government to raise...

Chan Chun Sing disagrees with PM Lee on overseas employment for Singaporeans

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister of State Chan Chun Sing are in the spotlight recently for giving two opposing direction on overseas employment for Singaporeans. In his interview with TIMES magazine earlier in July, PM Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore will be depleted if more Singaporeans are leaving the country: "With Singaporeans, you speak English, you’re well-educated,...

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