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New 400-bed Singapore Hospital will be built, but not in Singapore

Singapore's private hospital conglomerate Raffles Medical Group will build a new 400-bed hospital in Shanghai, Pudong New Area, China. In collaboration with Shanghai real estate developer, Shanghai LuJiaZui Group, the new Singapore hospital will cater to Shanghai locals, expatriates and international patients otherwise known as medical tourists. A project commencement ceremony was held at the Shangri-La Hotel this evening with...

Minister Lawrence Wong: SG50 over-budget, require $4 million and maybe more taxes

In the latest interview with Channel News Asia, celebration for SG50 was initially budgeted at $5 million to fund 260 projects led by "Singaporeans". Each project would be evaluated and the successful ones will have 90% of their expenditures, capped at $50,000, subsidized by the Singapore Government. However, the Singapore Government approved more than 260 projects bringing the total up...

You know what kind of person gets a degree from a degree mill?

You know what kind of person gets a degree from a degree mill? Someone who is *out to deceive a prospective employer*. No one sends a credit card number to get a degree in 10 minutes, without being fully aware of what they're doing. It's entirely different from someone who actually paid $300,000 for a degree course, studied to earn it,...

Two Ex-PRC New Citizens inducted into Singapore Sports Hall of Fame

Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu are among the three Singaporean athletes who were inducted into the Singapore Sports Hall of Fame. The two ex-PRC new citizens received their award from Minister Lawrence Wong this evening (May 12) at the Team Singapore 28th SEA Games Flag Presentation. In 2005 and 2007 respectively, the Singapore Government fast tracked the Singapore citizenship of...

First World Country, Third World Morality

I have to say I have an affinity with Christianity. You see, my maternal grandmother is a staunch Christian. As a devotee, her faith of the religion reached a level where she would play Santa Claus at every family gathering. Whoever among who attended church was nice and whoever who didn't, was naughty. She dictated her choice of religion...

Amos Yee requests jail over probation, Prosecution says no

During a Court hearing today, 16 year old YouTuber Amos Yee, through his defence lawyer, requested to be jailed instead of going for probation after being sentenced guilty by the Judge. The two charges faced by Amos Yee - one for making offensive remarks against the Christian faith and one for circulating an obscene image of Lee Kuan Yew engaging in...

DPM Teo Chee Hean: No need of a central system to check for fake degrees

In a Parliamentary response to Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Png Eng Huat's question over whether the Singapore Government will consider setting up a centralized system to check foreign degrees for public service agencies, the Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean flatly shot down the idea. Workers' Party MP Png Eng Huat has raised this question because of several high...

New regulation ban taxi booking applications from specifying destinations

The Singapore Parliament today passed a new law requiring all third-party taxi booking applications like GrabTaxi and Easy Taxi to be regulated under the Land Transport Authority. Failure to register will result in a maximum penalty of $10,000 fine and 6 months jail. However the regulation is filled with restrictions that will dampen the competitiveness and flexibility of the third-party...

Neo Gim Huah’s punishment is too light

I am disappointed with the verdict of Neo Gim Huah, who was jailed 3 weeks for voluntarily causing hurt against 16 year old Amos Yee. This is what Neo Gim Huah said of his actions in Court today: “I remember how arrogant he was…That’s why I thought by giving him one slap would instill fear in him, and also let him know...

Singapore Government in need of more money from new Singapore Savings Bond

Shrouded in opacity and secrecy, the actual amount in the Singapore's National Reserves has always been a question and kept away even from its sole key holder, the Singapore President. The Singapore Government has recently announced the issuance of the new Singapore Savings Bond. Marketed as "risk-free" and having "decent interest returns" by the Government-controlled mainstream media, The Straits Times, the...

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