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NS $9000 handout – is it enough?

NS $9000 handout – is it enough?

I refer to the article "NS handout: The money is not the point" (ST Sep 1). I agreed with the writer that there are many other ways to appreciate local citizens  who have served their national service  (NS) without resorting to giving out [...]

Graduate starting salaries in 2009

Graduate starting salaries in 2009

Which degrees command a more lucrative pay package for fresh grads? Statistics published by MOM give us their median salaries in 2009. Asiaone Accountancy Three-year programme at NUS/NTU - $2,400 Four-year programme at SMU - [...]

Working after 62 – is it possible?

Working after 62 – is it possible?

I refer to our Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's recent urge for retirees to keep on working  after their retirement age at 62. There is enough scientific proof to show that retirees who keep on working long after their retirement has found a [...]

The tutor who earned $520,000

The tutor who earned $520,000

Sep 3, 2010 The tutor who earned $520,000 By Rachel Scully, Multimedia Journalist   PHANG Yu Hon is part of the booming tuition industry in Singapore. Last year alone, he earned more than half a million dollars (after expenses) as a [...]

Gambling husband destroyed my family

Gambling husband destroyed my family

Hi Gilbert My divorce is already at the final stage and we now in the process of  allocating our assets.  Yes till today, I still believe that a imperfect marriage is definitely better than a divorce.............if only this is possible. [...]

The school of hard knocks

The school of hard knocks

The school of hard knocks Obtaining a diploma is only the first step; you'll need a great work ethic and determination to make it 05:55 AM Sep 02, 2010 by © 2010 Richard Branson (Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate) Richard [...]

Government’s Latest Measure To Curb Property Speculation Is The Right Move

Government’s Latest Measure To Curb Property Speculation Is The Right Move

I applaud the government's move to curb property speculation.   This move is timely as the red-hot raging property market has created  the risk of a unhealthy bubble asset which if left uncheck may create alot of damage  on the economic [...]

My HDB 4-room flat valuation appreciated 10% in 6 months!

My HDB 4-room flat valuation appreciated 10% in 6 months!

Posted by:  willieregister - Asiaone forum http://forums.asiaone.com/showthread.php?t=32444&page=2 I bought my resale 4-room flat at Geylang East Central at $385k (valuation) + $42k COV, in March this year. I remember drawing the cash [...]

Thoughts of a foreigner reader on Singapore

Thoughts of a foreigner reader on Singapore

I am in the UK now. Prior to that I had not left Singapore for almost three years so I had observed all sorts of things through what was an incredibly depressing recession.   My wife flies around internationally  and my job has been to look [...]

Interview with man who changed 10 jobs in 14 years

Interview with man who changed 10 jobs in 14 years

Some, rather most organizations reject his CV today because he has changed jobs frequently (10 in 14 years). My friend, the ˜job hopper™ (referred here as Mr. JH), does not mind it. well he does not need to mind it at all. Having worked full-time [...]

Dad killed himself due to prolonged unemployment

Dad killed himself due to prolonged unemployment

My dad, S, killed himself on March 16, 2009 because he ran out of money and could not find work. My whole family had been devastated by the economy. He was 61 years old and could not take it anymore. He could not figure out how to keep the electric [...]

Jobless Man Happy To Be a House-dad

Jobless Man Happy To Be a House-dad

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for the prompt reply. Attached is my resume for your better  understanding. I'm a Diploma holder in HRD and possessed  a  ITC (Higher Nitec) in Electrical  Engineering. Spent the early part of my career in plant [...]

Hong Kong stages march

Hong Kong stages march

Aug 29, 2010 MANILA HOSTAGE AFTERMATH HK stages march HONG KONG - THOUSANDS of people joined a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand justice for victims of the Manila hostage bloodbath, as the city's Filipino community staged its own memorials [...]

Views sought on white-collar dispute process

Views sought on white-collar dispute process

Aug 28, 2010 Views sought on white-collar dispute process   THE Manpower Ministry is asking for feedback on proposals for a less cumbersome way for white-collar executives to resolve pay and other disputes with their employers. Designed [...]

Migraine = stroke?

Migraine = stroke?

When life's a headache Some people do not think that migraine is real because there are no visible symptoms. -NST Wed, Aug 25, 2010 New Straits Times By Kasmiah Mustapha LET'S clear up a few misconceptions about migraine. First, it's [...]

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