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Legal smoking age change to impact on young people

Legal smoking age change to impact on young people

A major law change concerning the minimum legal smoking age has been proposed by the Singaporean Parliament. At the moment, the age stands at 18, but some MPs have proposed that the age is raised to 21 in an attempt to dissuade young people from taking it up. The proposal will be made within the next year, whilst tobacco sale... 

Why You Should Not Hoard Your Credit Card Rewards

Why You Should Not Hoard Your Credit Card Rewards

It is not a well known fact that credit card in Singapore are extremely generous compared to other international markets globally. For instance, the best cash back credit cards in the US provide 1.5%-2% reward rates, while the UK market is even worse with most credit cards being simple balance-transfer cards without much benefits... 

Pay more for public transport soon?

Pay more for public transport soon?

Speaking in Parliament, PAP Transport Minister and official story-teller, Khaw Boon Wan said that the upcoming fare formula revision would need to factor in the increasing burden on the government (under the disguised term of “taxpayers”) in injecting subsidies into the public transport system. Touching on the new... 

Had Singapore been a communist country

Had Singapore been a communist country

This morning I started pondering over what Singapore could have been like, had it become a communist country half a century ago. The following might really have happened: 1) there would be social housing; 2) men would be conscripted for two years or more of their lives as a form of social engineering; trade unions would be controlled... 

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