Tag: pioneer generation

Extended Fairprice discounts starting July 1 for Merdeka and Pioneer generations

Singapore – Members of the Merdeka and Pioneer generations can now enjoy more discounts when they shop at Fairprice starting July 1. The supermarket chain announced on June 17 (Monday) that they are extending for another year their discount scheme of three per cent for...

Elderly man begging people to buy tissues from him lead to questions about the Pioneer Generation Package

A photo of an elderly man begging passers-by to buy tissue packets from him has led to many questions raised about the aid given in the form of The Pioneer Generation Package. The photo, contributed to Facebook page All Singapore Stuff, saw the man hunched...

Pioneers Unsatisfied with Rollout of New Health Benefits

In an attempt to address the rising cost of healthcare, the government has issued changes to the Community Health Assist Scheme. This is indeed a noble effort to provide greater access to health services for low and middle-income individuals. However, with a few snags...

Questions on the President’s Address

By Augustine Low Last Friday, as customary, Tony Tan delivered the President’s Address at the reopening of Parliament. It laid out the government’s broad policy directions for the second half of its term. Politicians, also as customary, reacted positively to the President’s Address. In particular, they...

Pioneers like Mei Yun pose a problem

Mei Yun is from the Pioneer Generation. But she always declines, if you try to coax her, to visit a doctor for her swollen feet. Forget then, any attempt to introduce the complicated healthcare benefits for the Pioneer Generation to her. In the past two...

Politics of the pioneer generation package

Social activist Constance Singam is one of the 450,000 senior citizens who will come under a new programme to support their health needs. .Here she talks about what it means for people like her, the politics behind it and how it fits in with...

PAP’s good old politics

By Tan Bah Bah The People's Action Party has made its best moves so far to recover lost ground with older voters. The measures have come almost thick and fast. This Sunday (Feb 9), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will host a dinner for 1,500 senior Singaporeans...