November 19, 2020

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Yokoyama and Quek strike three medals for Singapore in 24th Deaflympics bowling

Gold, silver, and bronze. Singaporean bowlers Adelia Naomi Yokoyama, 23, and Kimberly Quek, 22, edged and struck out the competition bagging a total of three medals at the 24th Deaflympics in Kuala Lumpur.  The tournament from 20 to 30 October saw 97 deaf athletes from 16 participating countries striking the pins in a bid to…
2 Nov 2022 3 mins read

Unwrapped: S’pore set law to stop cancel culture but is POFMA cancel culture?

A law in place to prevent cancel culture. That is what Singapore is setting out to do to stop people from docking others’ free speech through aggressive online attacks, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in an interview in September. This seems timely as this is a time when social media has grown…
1 Nov 2022 1 min read

Singapore’s first Chief of Armed Forces, Brigadier-General Kirpa Ram Vij dies

Singapore’s first Chief of Armed Forces and Brigadier-General Kirpa Ram Vij died on 29 Oct. He was 87. Before becoming the Director of General Staff, Mr Vij served in the civil service. He was head of the SAF between 1970 and 1974, and became a brigadier-general in 1972. Mr Vij was appointed the Deputy Secretary…
30 Oct 2022 3 mins read

High inflation and economic uncertainty: How Singapore Boomers and Zoomers cope

High inflation and recession. News of their impending arrival dot the landscape of print, broadcast and online platforms non-stop and practically every day.  According to the World Bank, global growth is expected to slump from 5.7 per cent in 2021 to 2.9 per cent in 2022. It will also hover around that pace over the…
28 Oct 2022 5 mins read

Poor worst hit by inflation, middle class not spared as well

Inflation is wreaking vengeance on the poor and low income, eroding the value of real wage and savings, and leaving them poorer. Even Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned of challenges in the cost of living and that a global recession could occur within the next two years. Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) says it has…
28 Oct 2022 4 mins read

Working the savings harder in a time of high inflation

As inflation spirals and life costs a lot more than it did two years ago, it is time to make whatever money you have in the bank work as hard as possible, if not harder.  A common back-of-the-envelope calculation used by financial planners and experienced investors is “The Rule of 72” – which estimates the…
28 Oct 2022 4 mins read

Recession and inflation: Why the economy will worsen before conditions improve

Recession plus inflation. These are the ingredients for a perfect storm and Singapore needs to be prepared for a prolonged period of pain in the months ahead. While jobs remain plentiful in the country despite slowing economic growth, the situation may not last. Weakness in the US, Europe and China curbs demand for electronics components…
27 Oct 2022 4 mins read

Big Read Unwrapped: The deal about ageing in place. Are we already there?

What is the deal with ageing in Singapore? With one in four Singaporeans aged 65 or older by 2030, there is the need to chart the way forward to grow old more confidently and gracefully. Yet, Singapore still talks about the growing longer life expectancy, without realising that health expectancy has a 10-year debt behind…
27 Oct 2022 3 mins read

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