Singapore real estate agents are entering Malaysia as visitors and soliciting for business without a work permit to capitalise on the boom in the Iskandar Malaysia property market.   This was said by Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents Johor branch chairman S. Vadeveloo. He said these property agents have been flouting immigration laws for quite some time. He said these agents would focus on Singaporeans and foreigners in Malaysia were looking for new or secondary-market properties.   “The commission gained from a transaction...

BOSS: Congratulation Andy on the big win in the world cup 2014! Germany won every single matches! I am amazed by your dad’s insightful intelligence. I know you want your dad to stop… and you should be glad that he didn’t, else, how would he win even more? Moving forward, please have more faith in your dad. Since CPF is neither adequate for retirement...

A document which appears to be the scoring sheet for the new IPPT system has surfaced online, a day after Singapore’s Defence Minister Dr Eng Hen revealed changes to the IPPT system.   These documents were uploaded on Hardzware Zone forum by a user named “Arsene_Wenger”.   It shows that: -the new IPPT is based on a total of 100 points -points...

As Muslims prepare to celebrate Hari Raya Puasa next week, a tweet by an outspoken politician in France has caused a huge stir amongst the Muslim community there.   Businessman and politician Jacques Renaud portrayed the killing of an infant in the Gaza Strip as similar to animals being slaughtered according to Islamic ritual.   The tweet has been deleted...

Singapore’s monetary authority says that core inflation is higher than the historic average, although it remains contained. The economy is expected to grow by 2 to 4 percent this year. This was said at the release of the MAS annual report for the financial year 2013/2014.   MAS Managing Director Ravi Menon said the MAS plans to maintain core inflation expectations...

Starting August, students will need to maintain a lower Cumulative Average Point (CAP) score to qualify for the HonoursProgramme at the National University of Singapore (NUS).   The new cohort of students will need only to maintain a CAP score of 3.20 at the end of 3 years to pursue an Honours degree in their 4th year. That’s down from the previous CAP...

The Monetary Authority of Singapore says home prices remain elevated in spite of the cooling measures introduced in recent years. It said that over the past 4 years, property prices rose by 60 percent.   MAS Managing Director Ravi Menon said that it’s too early to ease cooling measures even as the property market appears to be stabilising. Over the last 3 quarters,...

Quiz time: When was “Majulah Singapura” first performed? 6 September 1958 at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall during it’s official re-opening. 7 years on, that song would become the symbol of Singapore’s independence. “Majulah Singapura” was composed by Zubir Said. Summing up his philosophy when composing the song, he said,...

SMRT and SBS Transit will be fined S$1.65 million by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) for 5 separate incidents which led to service disruptions. The incidents happened between October 2013 and May 2014.   SBS Transit will be fined S$50,000 for an incident on the North East Line (NEL).   SMRT will incur a S$1.6 million penalty for four separate...

We’ve been told that the increase in Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees for Malaysian vehicles entering Singapore is meant to ease congestion within the country. Does the Singapore government really but that, or is it just another smokescreen and mirror tactic to increase the country’s coffers?   $5.85 Million More a Month for the Government   An estimated...

JENNI MURRAY: One recalls allowing a man she’d just met to ‘do a line of cocaine’ off her breasts; another writes of pursuing a chap down the street for sex; yet another brags of getting ‘so wasted’ that she woke up remembering nothing of the night before.   You’d be forgiven for thinking these were the secret confessions of...

The Singapore public is alarmed and angry that the Malaysian government wants to extract more cash from each Singaporean vehicle crossing the causeway, by implementing the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) scheme.   Trade associations in Singapore say the move might increase costs for companies which have dealings or operations in Malaysia.   Malaysia has proposed...

Some people, you just can’t trust to sit the right way on a toilet bowl. These are probably the same people who can’t hang a flag right. I mean, how difficult is it to hang a flag right, right? Unless, of course, your sole aim is to give a big middle finger f*ck you to the Singapore government and Singaporeans in general. Please leave your name and number together...

MAS has released a report detailing the nationalities of the passengers and crew aboard MAS Flight MH17. No Singaporeans appear to have been on board the plane. All 293 passengers and crew on the plane are believed to have died. Most of the 298 passengers came from the Netherlands and Malaysia.     Singapore Airlines   Singapore Airlines (SIA) has...