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Overzealous parents

Primary One registration is underway, yet again. And once more, we see the typical ‘kiasu’ Singaporean families who will insist on sending their kids to the top schools. Senior Writer Sandra Davie, in her article in The Straits Times, urged … Continue reading

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Starting pay concerns: University versus Polyechnic graduates

According to the Ministry of Manpower, the starting salaries for university and polytechnic graduates hit a new high in 2011. Although this all seems good for everyone, I think it is a more pressing concern for university graduates to be … Continue reading

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Mobile phones the way forward. But still we are moving backwards.

It’s all about smartphones now. First mobile phones could only make calls and send text messages. Now our portable communication devices are able to surf the web, connect on social networking sites, act as an mp3 player, video player, and … Continue reading

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Goodman Arts Centre has a new sibling

Singapore takes its next step in promoting its brand equity culturally when the Goodman Arts Centre located at mountbatten will be joined by the brand new Aliwal Arts Centre. The National Arts Council is currently inviting arts groups and artists … Continue reading

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Reviewing marriage and parenthood policies

This issue has been discussed and reviewed so many times over the past few years: Singapore’s low fertility rate. Singapore’s current total fertility rate is at 1.20. It was recently announced by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean that the … Continue reading

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Libraries loaning out Ebooks

Libraries are now equipped with e-reading devices for loan to the public, with the service launched by Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan on Thursday last week. I feel it’s a great thing … Continue reading

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Dense, small city can be clean and green

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, at the Rio+20 summit that just recently ended in Rio de Janeiro, said the key to achieve a city that can be concurrently dense and green is to build upwards and to leave space for trees. The … Continue reading

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