Tag: Singapore

How Pan Pacific Hotels Group Celebrate World Food Day 2017

October 11th, 2017   •   no comments   

World Food Day 2017 Pan Pacific Hotels Group

All smiles from the Pan Pacific Hotels Group team

Do you know that around 800 million people go to bed hungry every night?

That’s a staggering 1 in 9 people. What’s more ironical, at least according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, is that we actually produce enough food to feed everyone on our planet.
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How Singaporeans Can Truly Celebrate National Day Online

August 9th, 2017   •   no comments   

singapore flag photo

Photo by missbossy

Happy 52nd birthday Singapore!

While our country prepares to celebrate its independence with a rousing National Day Parade this evening, I reflected upon how Singapore projects herself online, and what we Singaporeans can do to build a better “digital nation”.
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Are Women Equal to Men in Singapore? Insights from a Minister

February 23rd, 2017   •   no comments   

Ms Yang Lan of Sun Media Group interviewing Minister for Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan Jin

Are women being fairly treated here in Singapore? How could we ensure a fairer spread of responsibilities and opportunities between the sexes?

These weighty issues were given a hearing last week at the Conference on Harmony in Diversity by the International Women’s Forum supported by DBS Bank.
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This Is How Joseph Schooling Won Singapore’s First Olympic Gold

August 14th, 2016   •   no comments   

Joseph Schooling Olympic Gold Lessons in Success

Courtesy of Clive Rose/Getty (image source)

Congratulations to Joseph Schooling and Singapore!

Thanks to Schooling’s amazing feat in the 100m Butterfly Finals in the Rio 2016 Olympics, Singapore secured our first ever Olympic Gold!
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7 Ways To Feel Right At Home In Singapore

August 9th, 2016   •   no comments   

7 Ways to Feel At Home In Singapore

Courtesy of Martial House

Congratulations and welcome to Singapore!

If you are somebody who traveled thousands of miles to arrive on our sunny tropical shores, you may have hundreds of random thoughts in your head right now.
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Who should I vote for in Radin Mas [GE 2015]

September 1st, 2015   •   no comments   

Radin Mas candidates

Courtesy of The Straits Times

Today, 1st of September, is Nomination Day for Singapore’s 17th parliamentary elections.

Also known as the General Elections 2015 (GE 2015), a total of 89 parliamentary seats were up for grabs. They are divided into 16 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) and 13 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs).

Between 11 am and 12 noon today, electoral candidates from the nine political parties as well as independent candidates have filed their nomination papers at the nine Nomination Centres located around the island.
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A Cheapskate’s Guide to Enjoying Singapore

May 17th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Cheapskates Guide to Singapore
Anybody wants a $1 T-shirt and 50 cents underwear?

How can you enjoy yourself in Singapore without spending a bomb? Especially if you have a family with kids in tow?

A lot has been written about the high cost of living in Singapore.

They include a recent study by the Economist Intelligence Unit which ranked Singapore as the world’s most expensive city to live in, a clarification by our Finance Minister that living costs are higher for expatriates (as opposed to locals) due to the strong Singapore dollar.
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8 Leadership Lessons of Lee Kuan Yew

March 29th, 2015   •   6 comments   

8 Leadership Lessons of Lee Kuan Yew

Photograph taken by Larry Burrows (1926 – 1971), a photojournalist from Life Magazine

This week must be one of the saddest for Singapore. Our first and longest serving former Prime Minister – Mr Lee Kuan Yew – passed away on 23 March 2015 at 3.18 am. He was 91 years of age.

Better known by his initials LKY or Minister Mentor (MM) Lee, Mr Lee’s political and public legacy was legendary. Considered by many to be Singapore’s founding father, his imprint is seen in virtually every square foot of our tiny island nation – from HDB flats, schools, hospitals, roads, air and sea ports, to parks and other public infrastructure. 
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My Memories of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

March 23rd, 2015   •   no comments   

Lee Kuan Yew family

Mr Lee Kuan Yew with his wife Mdm Kwa Geok Choo and son PM Lee Hsien Loong (courtesy of PM Lee’s Facebook)

At 3.18 am this morning – the stillest hour of the pre-dawn night – Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew slipped quietly away to join his beloved wife Kwa Geok Choo. 91 years of age, he was surrounded by his family and loved ones.
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Buying a New Condo in Singapore

March 20th, 2013   •   58 comments   


Courtesy of Kingford Hillview Peak

To buy or not to buy a condo? That is the question for many Singaporeans looking for new homes.

Riding on one of the most buoyant property markets in the region, private apartments has become one of the most discussed topics here. To slow down white hot demand, the government announced a seventh round of cooling measures on 12 January. More recently, Minister Khaw Boon Wan has also spoken about bringing government-built HDB flats back to their original purpose as homes rather than investments.
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