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Gan Kim Yong: “I Will Jail You If You Don’t Pay Your Medisave”

The Health Ministry goes on the offensive The national healthcare insurance scheme, Medishield, is undergoing a major revamp. The announcement about the end-2015 transition to Medishield Life was first made by PM Lee in his 2013 National Day Rally. Medishield Life promises to be more comprehensive than its predecessor, with "better...

Why The Public Transport Fare Decrease Won’t Actually Happen In 2015

Fares MAY decrease next year, says Transport Minister Public transport in Singapore could be seeing a potential drop in fares next year, working out to a "negative 1 per cent" due to falling oil prices. Possibly. Likely. Probably. Everything but confirmed, according to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. Last month he mentioned that the maximum raised amount...

MOE Locks Horns With Tommy Koh Over ‘Poor Students’ Allegation

MOE takes offence at Prof Koh's column Professor Tommy Koh, former ambassador to the United Nations and current Special Advisor to the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, has said that he is "unhappy that many of our children are growing up in poverty." This sweeping statement was what prompted the...

11 Things That Make Singapore The Most Expensive City In The World

How 'affordable' is living in Singapore? In addition to Singapore's reputation as a fine country, she now has another accolade under her belt – for being the most expensive city in the world. How true is that? To reinforce this claim, we have come up with 11 things that cost way too much...

5 Ideas For LTA To Utilise Money From Fines

To usher in the new year, LTA has shared some good news: 40 more closed-circuit television (CCTV) locations! (Read: more fines!) In addition to the 30 extra CCTV cameras installed earlier this year, LTA is putting in 40 more cameras islandwide to deter illegal parking. From 1 Jan 2015, fine amounts...

12 Things Peter Lim Owns That Will Make You Jelly

Remisier King Not Such A Miser Peter Lim is the very definition of a Singaporean boy made good. The son of a fishmonger, he graduated with a degree in accountancy, and moved into brokering. These days, he is one of Singapore's richest men, with an estimated net worth of $2.5...

This Scene Was So Painfully True It Made Singaporeans Watch A Channel 8 Drama...

Channel 8 TV Show Tells It Like It Is While many people have stopped watching Channel 8 dramas, this 90-second clip of Xu Bin playing an angst-ridden adult has hit the right notes. In it, he rants about the increasing costs of living in Singapore, and it seems like many...

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