HDB resale prices fall for first time in 8 years

Resale prices for Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats fell last year by 0.6 per cent, compared to 2012 — the first annual decline in eight years. And in a further reflection of a market chilled by several rounds of cooling measures, HDB statistics released yesterday showed that there were only 18,100 transactions involving resale flats last year, almost 30 per cent fewer compared with 2012, and the lowest since the HDB started collecting the data in 1997.

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ANTON CASEY: WE HOPE TO RETURN WHEN WE FEEL SAFE

Briton Anton Casey, who sparked a furore by calling public transport users "poor people", left Singapore for Perth yesterday because of threats made against his family. The 39-year-old, who took along his wife - former Singapore beauty queen Bernice Wong - and five-year-old son to Western Australia state, also apologised again for his remarks, this time offering to do community work.

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COCKY BRIT ANTON CASEY SACKED

Crossinvest Asia is deeply concerned by the recent comments made by Mr. Anton Casey on social media which have caused great distress amongst Singaporeans. Those comments go against our core corporate and family values that are based on trust, mutual understanding and are respectful of diversity. Crossinvest Asia is a family business which has been built here in Singapore. The online comments made by Mr. Casey do not represent the culture that we have built over many years.

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UK Number 1 Hit - New Single "I'm A Wuss" by Anton Casey

 

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SMRT Train stalled at Redhill MRT station

The train was travelling in the direction of Joo Koon on the East-West Line. The incident occurred at about 11.10pm, according to affected commuters. "The train door opened and closed for like 10 times. Then there was an announcement asking passengers to leave the train," said student Sarah Au-Yong, 21, who boarded the train at Outram for Queenstown. "But many of us were still confused. It was only when they turned off the lights in the train that people realised it had broken down."

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Singaporeans to have a say in nation’s 50th birthday celebrations

This was announced at the launch of the official SG50 today (Jan 24). “Having gone through 50 years together, what is it about our people, our values, and our achievements that we want to celebrate?” said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is also chairman of the SG50 steering committee. “We are starting our celebrations by asking Singaporeans what and how they want to commemorate this occasion.”

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International Nasi Lemak: Alamak, which Nasi Lemak!

International Nasi Lemak was the king of the Nasi Lemak stalls there in the old days. They were the one with the longest queue and the other two stalls opposite them where the ones I would go to because the queue at International was way too long. But when the queue was short, I would buy from International because I always found that they used better grade jasmine rice and so the texture of the grains were better, unlike the airy, starchy Malaysian type rice that is used by the other two stalls.

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SINGAPORE'S OVER-RELIANCE ON ANTON CASEYS

This blatant preference for foreign academics is even more frustrating when aspiring young academics are refused jobs at local universities and forced to pursue their academic research overseas. But this is hardly surprising since the faculty heads themselves are dominated by foreigners, who by nature are inclined to bring in their entire village of B-grade talents. This lust for foreigners not only denies opportunities to capable Singaporeans, it also dwindles our already minuscule Singaporean core within the local education system.

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CONGRATS: Pinoys Achieve Top 15 World Ranking In Watching Porn

Hard data now proves what we've secretly known all along: Filipinos really, really, really like porn. In a report by gmanetwork.com, (and radio DJ Mo Twister), porn site pornhub.com has released their data regarding the usage rate and porn viewing habits of Filipinos. As it turns out, we're one of the most voracious in the world! A report found that "In 2013, the Philippines ranked 26th in worldwide traffic to Pornhub, but interestingly they ranked a solid15th for visitors using mobile devices. That's quite a significant difference!"

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