The PAP has announced a slate of fee hikes after GE 2015. Among these is the 30% increase in water prices had was just announced today in Parliament by Heng Swee Keat, which is supported by PAP MPs such as the area cleaning queen Lee Bee Wah who said that the hike is meant to stress the importance of water among S'poreans.
Bought some goods from taobao through Ezbuy Singapore. Parcel arrived in their Singapore warehouse and delivery was confirmed to be send to my house but never show up and no courtesy call. Next day, i called their hotline, reason given was that my parcel was too big to load into their van so their customer service office, Adeline rearranged other delivery date and time, promised that it will deliver on time and they never show up again.
Following day, i called hotline again, they told me that my parcel was missing. Next following day, they told me, waiting for my parcel, to be send back to warehouse. Within this one month, they giving me a lot of excuses and in the end, they declared my parcel is lost/missing therefore only able to compensate capped at S$100 coz I never buy insurance for my parcel. My goods cost me almost S$300. It's clear that it is their negligence but they just want to push away their fault by pointing the faults that customers didn't buy insurance.
No surprises there. How are we going to be an inclusive society if we still have schools that cater for only Chinese students in the SAP school, or on the flip side, caters only to Malay Muslim students in the Madrasah. These kids will only end up having friends of the same race in their social circle, and at the end of the day, we cannot blame them if they don't know about the culture of the other races. It is simply because they are not exposed to friends of other race from a young age, and thus, they will develop a closed mentality. In fact, these type of schools are just breeding an ethnic clique.
She said "I think the increase in water prices is just to bring up the awareness of the importance of water". What? So you increase price just to make people aware that water is important? Just like you raise your own salary to remind people how important you are? Idiotic nonsense.
But the gem has got to be this "I'm sure there will be families who need help. It's a good gesture to help" Just what planet is she even on? They needed help in the first place because you people increase price just to make people aware of importance. But salary never increase. And you pretend to give them a helping hand, and shout from the rooftop you helped.
I am writing this letter not because I am anti-Opposition and pro-PAP. I voted for an Opposition Party in the last general elections in 2015 and am proud to count myself among one of the 30%. And I am writing this in the hope that all the Opposition Parties in Singapore will continue to play a constructive role in politics and policy making as it already is and continue to be an effective check and balance against the PAP in the long run.
It states that “eligible HDB households will also see their service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates increased by half a month”. In this connection, it was announced just three days ago that “15 PAP town councils to increase service and conservancy charges from June 1” (Straits Times, Feb 17). I understand that this translates into an increase of between five to 20 per cent, by next year. As an analogy, it may be akin to telling you that I need to charge you more because it cost me more, but I will help you by giving you a rebate – but I never tell you how much more I will receive from the price increase or how much more it is costing me
During Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Singapore on Monday (20 February 2017), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged Israel and Palestine to resume direct negotiations so as to achieve a long lasting and just solution to their decades long conflict. Lee added that Singapore was good friends with Israel and Palestine and wished for peace and security to both peoples.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced during his Budet 2017 speech that beginning on 1st July 2017, water prices in Singapore will be increased by 30% in two parts over the next 2 years. This was after Water Minister Masagos Zulkifli hinted at the Government's intention to do so last month. Heng justified the 30% price increase by citing the rising costs of supplying water, producing water and installing associated infrastructure. The Singapore Finance Minister said as water sufficiency was a matter of national survival, rising the cost to make such investments into our water infrastructure was necessary.
I took the cab from Tampines Street 11 to Parkway Parade on Friday, 17th February, at around 4pm or later. My phone, an OPPO r9, which is rose gold colour, was accidentally left behind. It has many wonderful memories and contact numbers that are important to me. I have since been unable to contact my own phone number.
Imagine to my surprise, I ordered a Nasi Padang with chicken, potato begedil and some veggie, and i was charged $7 for the meal! Nothing fancy, just one meat and two veggie, and I got charged $7! How is this possible? Prices go up so drastically? Not even eating at some air-conditioned place, just the Geylang Serai market! Like this might as well eat at fancy restaurants. How do these stall owners break down their pricing in the first place? They might just have plucked out some figure from the air, and if they don't like your face, then you will be charged more!