Tag Archives: SINGAPORE

Shark fin demand down in Singapore amid extinction threat

The demand for shark fin soup has been declining in recent years, according to restaurants, hotels and suppliers in Singapore. But observers say that sharks could still face extinction in the next 10 years, and traders have already begun stockpiling fins. To the Chinese, serving shark fins is a sign of prestige and wealth.

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TAIWAN STAR VIVIAN HSU TO MOVE TO SINGAPORE

Taiwan superstar Vivian Hsu has announced that she will be marrying her fiancé Sean Lee in June this year and will be moving to live in Singapore with her new husband. The singer and actress said she will not be retiring from showbiz after marriage.

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More nationality-based prejudice, IPS survey finds

There is a growing discomfort across nationalities, even as comfort levels across race and religion appear to have largely remained the same, a survey has found. Some 32.1 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed felt that prejudice based on nationality has become more widespread now compared to five years ago, and this is more so than the increase in other types of prejudices such as race, age or religion.

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Traffic Police Finds Fault with Truck Driver Josiah Wong

While driving a truck along SLE today a Traffic Police car cut into my lane suddenly and step on the brake multiple times. The car then drove away and a few minutes later, appear in front of me again. Turned on its siren and direct me to stop at the side of the expressway.

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Chiams need a dose of reality

One wonders what led the Singapore People’s Party leaders to re-elect a frail Chiam See Tong and his wife, who lost an Opposition stronghold in the last election, to head the party on Friday. However, he clearly does not have the stamina to lead a political party that is serious about contesting the next general election. He needs help walking. Mrs Lina Chiam, 65, his wife, lost Potong Pasir by 114 votes and is keeping the Chiam flag flying as a Non-Constituency MP.

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Job vacancies rise as Singapore labour market tightens

The tight Singapore labour market continues to push up the number of job vacancies with openings in September last year rising to 61,900, 9.7 per cent more than a year before, the Manpower Ministry said today (Jan 27). Consistent with prevailing trends, services continued to generate the bulk of job openings, making up four in five of all vacancies last year. Overall, there were openings across all occupational groups.

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INDRANEE RAJAH ASKS SINGAPOREANS TO GIVE ANTON CASEY A SECOND CHANCE

Anton Casey caused quite a stir when he posted rude and offensive remarks online about 'poor people' who take public transport. Now, Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah has said that "everybody deserves a second chance." She explained that with social media, everyone must be careful of what they write as it impacts a wide audience including current and potential employers.

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Singapore no longer top expat choice

Aside from being the most pessimistic place in Asean, Singapore also dropped to third place in an annual survey on the most desirable countries for expatriates to work. The nation lost its crown in the recently released Expat Explorer survey by HSBC and fell behind China and Germany amid concerns among respondents over job market security, integration with locals and the rising cost of living.

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Property market slowdown forces home renovation companies to close

The slowdown in the property market, under the weight of policy measures and loan curbs, has impacted the home renovation industry in Singapore. The Renovation and Decoration Advisory Centre said, in the past two weeks, three to four of such companies have told them that they are thinking of calling it quits.

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Singapore’s fourth-quarter home price posts 1st drop in 2 years

Singapore’s fourth-quarter home prices slid for the first time in almost two years, trimming annual gains to the smallest since 2008 as mortgage curbs cooled prices in the Southeast Asian city. The private residential property price index fell 0.9% in the three months ended December, more than the 0.8% drop based on preliminary data announced on Jan. 2. The decline in suburban housing values was 1%, more than the 0.6% slide in the earlier report, according to a government statement today.

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