CHEAPER HDBs COMING YOUR WAY?

The softening resale HDB flat prices is good news for home buyers but it has not yet reached a "steady state" said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan. However, HDB's fourth quarter resale housing data does suggests that "we have finally turned the corner" with the balance between sellers and buyers is becoming more neutral, said Mr Khaw in a blog-post on Saturday.

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Waking up just got fun: $70 alarm clock doubles up as a VIBRATOR

Have trouble waking up in the morning? Then this might just be the gadget to get you up and at 'em. A smooth, elongated device that looks like a curved iPod, this alarm clock-cum-vibrator promises to make your mornings happier by waking you up with some good vibrations.

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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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