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‘Too many poor people in our country’ says Tommy Koh, upon learning many Singapore students are in financial need

“Singapore may be a very wealthy country but there are too many poor people in our country,” wrote Ambassador-at-large and academic Tommy Koh in a Facebook post on Thursday (Dec 8). Prof Koh wrote that he found it shocking that one-third...

Man asks “How can I find jobs?” after being jobless 2 years, doesn’t get selected after interviews, even friends and a girl cut ties...

A man not able to find a job for almost two years took to social media asking netizens for advice. His situation became unbearable after a girl who wanted to date him left when she found out he was...

Chee Hong Tat: SG needs to stay open to foreign talent, so future generations can share in larger ‘economic pie’

Speaking at the 37th Singapore Economic Roundtable at Orchard Hotel on Monday (Dec 5), Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport Chee Hong Tat underlined the importance of Singapore remaining open to foreign talent. And while he acknowledged concerns...

Meme depicting ship-big cost of living in SG compared with excavator-small worth GST voucher circulates online

It seems as though some Singaporeans are coping with the intensity of the financial situation in Singapore with some humour after an online page shared a meme depicting how some believe the government's GST vouchers amidst the cost of...

“Madness. Hope Mr Lawrence does something to stop inflation”: Netizens react to S$81,802 COE price for commercial vehicles after tender

Netizens are not backing down from voicing out their concerns, reacting to news of the new Certificate of Entitlement (COE) price, which is now at S$81,802 for commercial vehicles as a result of the tender that took place on...

S’poreans are still stressed! ‘Top stressor: Cost of Living’ — Stress levels significantly higher compared to global average

A recent survey has shown that stress levels in Singapore are still as high as they’ve ever been, if not higher, than the global average. A whopping 86 per cent of Singapore’s respondents to the Global Well-Being survey are...

Leon Perera fires back Chee Hong Tat: ‘Gov’t decision to press ahead with GST hike doesn’t embody political courage SG needs’

In an article posted online on Tuesday (Nov 22), Senior Minister of State for Finance Chee Hong Tat wrote that the recent debate over the increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Parliament reveals the “fundamental differences”...

“Property prices need correction, not moderation” — S’poreans react to Desmond Lee’s comments on signs of moderation in public & private housing markets

In response to Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration Desmond Lee's recent statement on the apparent moderation of private and public housing markets, Singaporeans are putting their two cents in. In recent news, Mr Lee cited...

S’pore workers risk losing flexi-work options amid weakening economy; more workers to go back to office

Eight in ten business leaders in Singapore believe economic uncertainty threatens flexi-work arrangements for workers. A survey released by LinkedIn on Thursday (Nov 17) found that 51 per cent of executives in the country prefer employees to frequently work in...

Ling Weihong: Cost of living remains top concern for residents. Inflation has hit everyone’s pockets hard

In a recent social media post, People's Action Party (PAP) Sengkang East (Sengkang GRC) Branch Chairman Ling Weihong discussed residents' concerns, saying that at the top of their list is the cost of living in Singapore. On Tuesday (Nov 15),...
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A local man took to Reddit to ask what to do after a situation with a female friend left him uncomfortable, choosing to remain...

Spotify Wrapped 2022! Top Singapore Streams: Comeback Stars & Asian Artists

Spotify revealed its 2022 Wrapped campaign which announces this year’s top artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts alongside the vibrant kaleidoscope of more than...

OPINION | Contrast Christopher de Souza with Pritam Singh, and dancing on MRT divides Singaporeans

This week, news broke that Peoples' Action Party member of parliament (MP), Christopher de Souza has been found guilty of professional misconduct. According to...

Landscape worker dies after being hit by tree trunk, 43 workplace fatalities in 2022

A Bangladeshi worker passed away on Wednesday (Dec 7) after being hit by a tree trunk, marking the 43rd workplace fatality in 2022. A tree...

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