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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Locals-first job website launched by Singapore amid backlash against migrants

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Party has moved to curb the entry of foreign workers in the face of complaints from citizens they are competing for jobs, public housing, health care services and space in public transport. ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Online campaign launched to save famous Singapore nightclub Zouk

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by Satish Cheney

    ... that are part of our national, social and personal memories, of course. We should consider preserving parts of older government housing estates as they are part of our national heritage as well," said Ong, who pointed out the vast changes that have taken place in Queenstown, Singapore's earliest housing estates. But the designer says that finding the right balance between ...

  3. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Cut price Johor homes fuel Singapore sprawl

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... two-storey home and car. "It's worth it," said the Malaysian financial adviser, who leaves his house before 6.45am to get to his job at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp on time. "I'm saving on rent and I'm paying for my own house." Chin is part of the expansion of Southeast Asia's richest city across its borders as residents and companies seek property, ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singaporeans ‘no longer trust their government’: Writer Catherine Lim criticises PM in open letter

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by Satish Cheney

    ... their trust". Lim, who is in her early 70s, said there were clear signs of a trust issue. She cited the recent case of graffiti at a public housing block that was targeted at the ruling People's ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Security guard sacked for posting vulgar comment on Singapore PM's Facebook page

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:17am by Satish Cheney

    ... at the top of a public housing apartment block. If found guilty, they could be facing a maximum of three years in jail or even the possibility of being caned. Such displays of rebellion are rare ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s ruling party defends ‘robotic’ youth wing video after mockery online

    Posted May 15th 2014, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... humble in-house production would go viral like this,” it said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. It said the video represented the Young PAP’s “spirit of activism – to serve our nation and to care ...

  7. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Housing prices continue to rise in Singapore, prompting new curbs

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to a record in the second quarter as gains in suburban housing values accelerated, prompting the government to implement new measures on property loans. The island state's private residential ... a housing bubble may form. That prompted the government to widen a four- year campaign to curb speculation in Asia's second-most expensive housing market. On June 28 Singapore unveiled new ...

  8. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore sees record price rise in house values for second quarter

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Pace of gain in suburban housing more than doubles, sparking fears of possible bubble Singapore home prices climbed to a record in the second quarter as gains in suburban housing values ... home prices more than doubled from the previous three months. Record home prices amid low interest rates raised concerns of a housing bubble and prompted the government to widen a four- year ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    As online lynch mob targets expats, Singapore concerned about reputation

    Posted May 07th 2014, 11:12am by Satish Cheney

    ... for their daily woes – from a lack of good jobs to adding stress to existing infrastructure like public transport and housing. The online lynch mob parade was out in full force to roast and stoke ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Celebration by Filipinos sparks wave of anti-immigrant abuse in Singapore

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... per cent of the population- see the new arrivals as competition for housing, schools and space in a city whose per capita income of US$54,500 masks one of the biggest income gaps in the world. ... government has sold us out by bringing in foreigners to replace us at the job front and new homes are specially build to house them. We can't allow them any ground any more else we become ...




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