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NDP 2015 Song
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NDP 2015 Song

The song for this year’s national day celebrating the country’s 50th birthday. A tribute to the aspirations and the glorious past of Singapore as we strive towards the future.

Beware the Conman
Singapore Today

Beware the Conman

Model gets conned by an agent after not receiving pay for weeks, and when she does, it’s lower than what she was promised. Check out the correspondence below. Notice even after the wait she still gets paid lesser than what was promised.

Dick to sing NDP theme song
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Dick to sing NDP theme song

  This year’s NDP 2015 theme song is written by Eric Khoo and sung by Dick Lee! Pretty cool… we just find the phrase “A land to treasure right down to the core” a bit out of place. Just because it rhymes with Singapore? Hmmm… Here we go!   <<Music video – Our Home, Our Heart, Our Singapore>> Here’s Eric Khoo’s brand new video on the NDP 2015 theme song “Our Singapore” by Dick Lee. – Ng Eng HenNDPeeps Posted by Ng Eng Hen – Defence Minister on Tuesday, 26 […]

Singapore’s disappearing (and disappeared) companies
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Singapore’s disappearing (and disappeared) companies

  There’s something going on in Singapore – big, well established firms are shutting and leaving the country. Amongst some of the reasons cited include: Rising rental rates Inability to hire manpower Neighbouring countries competing to take businesses away Small domestic market There has to be something said about rental rates. For such a small country, I think we need to understand a little bit more about how REITS affect our prices. Properties managed by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) will only go higher on rental fees for its investors […]

So what if you have a degree?
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So what if you have a degree?

Once upon a dark age, people believed in a piece of paper called “a degree”. They worshipped this degree and believed it brought riches, financial freedom, power and respect. Everybody coveted this piece of paper and they paid high prices for it. No matter how unreasonably expensive, they forked out the money. And soon – a new type of business formed: the business of schools. They made it faster and cheaper to get this degree. And employers lustfully coveted it. People started turning up with cheap, fast degrees and demanded […]

Chelsea Wan: The Frog Princess
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Chelsea Wan: The Frog Princess

In the words of Albert Einstein, Chelsea Wan is insane. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This quote is something the 31-year-old holds dear to ever since she got her hands dirty with her father’s American Bullfrog Farming business. The irony? She never wanted to hold a frog (much less kiss one). In fact, she wanted to have nothing to do with the business. Surely, as a sociology major from the National University of Singapore, any 9 to 5 office job will bring […]

Can you pick up a coin with a forklift?
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Can you pick up a coin with a forklift?

Chan Chun Sing makes a visit to a forklift with NTUC Learning Hub… the precision of the driver is pretty impressive we thinks…

Time for employers to pay fairly
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Time for employers to pay fairly

Enough is enough. Companies who outsource their cleaning, landscaping and security services, need to take it back and hire directly. And guess who needs to lead the way, the public sector. Schools for example, outsource all their cleaning, landscaping and security services to service providers. Unfortunately some of the schools who are service buyers practice cheap sourcing which suppresses the wages of the workers. Even with NWC (National Wage Council) recommendations which call on employers to give a built-in wage increase, the wages of the cleaners, security officers and landscape […]

8 issues Roy never considers in his criticisms 
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8 issues Roy never considers in his criticisms 

  Now before Roy thinks that I’m picking on him, I’m not. He’s always preaching discourse, debate and exchange, i’m just highlighting a few things that I realised he never discusses in any of his articles. And even if he does, he piles on layers of unrelated statistics that never answers the concern. Perhaps Roy might be able to address his thoughts on these clearly in a future article, but he somehow fails to consider that:   1. That other countries have high taxes The countries that he wants us […]

Questions for the NWC
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Questions for the NWC

The National Wage Council (NWC) which is made up of the tripartite body – unions, employers and the government – usually puts out its recommendations for wage adjustments within the unionised and non-unionised sectors around this time of the year. It takes into consideration factors such as productivity growth, employment situation and economic growth etc. But before the guidelines for this year are put out, let’s ask a few questions: 1.) Are the NWC guidelines pre-fixed? Have the guidelines been pre-fixed by the authorities even before they are put out […]