National Day Rally

WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT CASHLESS PAYMENTS? DON'T BE A SMART NATION JUST FOR THE SAKE OF IT

Our reader thinks Singapore must not be compared to China in terms of cashless payments as we are two very different countries. A Smart Nation should not be smart just for the sake of it. What's the point of "going smart" when people still lack graciousness or if children do not understand the value of money?

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH MOVES TO CONSIDER SUGAR TAX IN WAR ON DIABETES

The Taskforce is studying a possible "sugar tax" on sweetened drinks, as well as implementing warning labels and advertising restrictions on sweetened beverages. Details are not available about this measure yet as the Taskforce is in the midst of consulting with industry stakeholders.

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NETIZEN LISTS ACTUAL ISSUES PM LEE SHOULD HAVE COVERED IN RALLY

A netizen who was equally perplexed by the PM's talking points during the NDR highlighted actual issues which should have been raised at the event. He thinks politicians should not focus on the "rosy outlook" here because Singapore will no longer be a special location in the global economy if they adopt this narrow mindset.

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AWARD WINNING SKYTERRACE @ DAWSON HDB PLAGUED BY PROBLEMS

Shortly after awarding itself the "HDB (Housing Development Board) Design Award" earlier this year, the SkyTerrace@Dawson project, which comprises five 40- to 43-storey high residential blocks located next to the Alexandra Canal Linear Park, has become the next embarrassing HDB project to be plagued by design faults as the growing number of residents complaints in the estate's Facebook community page seems to suggest.

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