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  • CPF money: Yours, ours or the Government’s?

    By: IPS Editor | Aug 14, 2019 | Hits: 815

    To whom does our Central Provident Fund (CPF) money belong? This question comes up regularly in Singapore, and two recent cases attracted wide public attention and deep sympathies among Singaporeans. In one case, a husband wanted to draw out his CPF monies to pay for his wife’s treatment at a private hospital.  She had reportedly…..

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  • Why HDB owners should forget about getting a windfall from Vers

    By: IPS Editor | Sep 11, 2018 | Hits: 1476

    Singaporeans have come to associate property en bloc exercises with windfall gains, where property owners get prices higher than what they would ordinarily achieve if selling on a stand-alone basis. Whether in the private property market or via the Housing & Development Board’s Selective En Bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers) for public housing flats, the redevelopment…..

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  • Singapore’s Future, and Lessons from Boston

    By: admintest admintest | May 04, 2017 | Hits: 9127

    Perhaps the central and most obvious paradox of Singapore is that its national boundaries coincide perfectly with its city limits. And what is more, the fantasy and glamour of Singapore’s global city status often stand in sharp contrast to the insecurities that define its statehood. Sovereign city-states are anomalies, surviving despite their very small size,…..

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  • Donald Trump’s Election: Singapore Prepared to Roll with the Punches

    By: admintest admintest | Nov 17, 2016 | Hits: 3010

    The election last week of Mr Donald Trump as United States president sent shock waves around the globe. But has it translated to a tsunami of doubt about little Singapore’s future? We have always been prepared to roll with the punches and we knew that the day after would be a question of us facing…..

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