Singapore mirrors Malaysia’s toll charge

January 17, 2017

TNP, 17 Jan 2017, Singapore mirrors Malaysia’s toll charge

Foreign cars entering Singapore will be levied a new entry charge from Feb 15, in line with earlier government pronouncements that the Republic will match similar fees implemented by Malaysia.

In an announcement yesterday, the Land Transport Authority said a reciprocal road charge of $6.40 per entry will apply at both the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints.

It said the fee mirrors Malaysia’s road charge of RM20 (S$6.40) for non-Malaysia registered cars entering Johor, which was implemented on Nov 1 last year.

singapore-mirrors-malaysias-toll-charge

[Source]

Difference between arbitration and mediation

January 10, 2017

Source

In an arbitration, the arbitrator looks into the legal rights and wrongs of a dispute and makes a decision. Once the arbitrator has arrived at a decision, it is binding on parties whether they agree with it or not. It is very much like the way a court case is decided by a judge, except that the process does not take place in a court room, and it is not open to the public. As in a court case, there is usually a winning and a losing party in an arbitration.

In a mediation, the mediator, essentially, helps parties to settle their disputes by a process of discussion and narrowing differences. The mediator helps the parties to arrive at an agreed solution. He does not decide the dispute. A successful mediation results in an agreement signed by the parties, whereas a contested arbitration results in a decision by the arbitrator himself without the agreement of the parties. In a mediation, there is no such thing as a winning or losing party, because there is no binding decision without both parties agreeing to one.

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre handles arbitration cases in Singapore. Mediation is managed by the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Salaries of poly grads across courses

January 10, 2017

ST, 9 Jan 2017, Poly grads’ starting pay rises after flat two years

The graduating class of 2015 who landed full-time jobs were hired on a median monthly salary of $2,100, compared with $2,000 in 2013 and 2014.

The monthly pay of graduates who had completed national service (NS) after finishing school in 2012 also moved up by $100 to $2,500.

The survey, which involved 10,513 graduates from last year and 4,876 post-NS graduates who completed their diploma course in 2012, also compared the pay levels of polytechnic graduates across different courses. Those with diplomas in built environment, engineering and maritime, and health sciences were the best paid.

salaries-of-poly-grads

Past Results
Demand for Polytechnic graduates has consistently been strong.

GES 2015
– Press release for GES 2015 (Dated 8 Jan 2016)
– MOM Report on Graduate Starting Salary 2015
GES 2014
– Press release for GES 2014 (Dated 15 Jan 2015)
– MOM Report on Graduate Starting Salary 2014

Source of MOM reports: MOM Statistics & Publications

Jobs, Training Options Available in ICT Sector

January 10, 2017

TODAY, 7 Jan 2017, Too old? Not a tech geek? The ICT sector welcomes you

Amid the slowing economy and uncertain job market, many Singaporeans have said they are unsure of where to start looking for opportunities in several growth industries. To that end, TODAY has launched an eight-part weekly series that looks at the openings available, the prospects and how workers can equip themselves with the skills for these positions. In the previous instalments, we looked at the logistics, food manufacturing, hotel and early childhood industries.

This week, in the fifth part of the series, we focus on the fast-growing information and communications technology (ICT) sector, which has generated numerous jobs and seen many mid-career entrants — both young and old — successfully making the switch, and proving that age and a lack of familiarity with ICT are no significant barriers.

jobs-training-options-available

2017 鸡年生肖运程

January 9, 2017

鸡年早鸟运程(危机篇)
: /  :/  :/  

Kah Lai Toi 嘉丽台 2017时来运转之鸡祥如意
: /  :/  :/  

Joey Yap (English)
: /  :/  :/  

龍震天 2017 雞年生肖運程
: /  :/  :/  

2017 Zodiac Forecast by Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong
: /  :/  :/  

麥玲玲2017年生肖
: /  :/  :/  

MamiTv與你分享-【麥玲玲2017雞年運程】
: /  :/  :/  

Read the rest of this entry »

SingPost offers festive postage rates for Chinese New Year

January 4, 2017

Singapore, 3 January 2017 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) is offering festive postage rates for Chinese New Year. The rates will be applicable for stamped and franked greeting cards posted between 7 January 2017 and 29 January 2017.

This is the 16th year SingPost is offering promotional postal rates to encourage the sending of greeting cards during Singapore’s four major festivals: Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas.

(PDF)

singpost-promo-rate

 

王菲幻乐一场2016演唱会免费直播

December 30, 2016

Faye’s Moments Live 2016 (王菲幻乐一场2016演唱会) – 30 Dec 2016 @ SGT 7.30pm

Register using your QQ or WeChat(微信) account.

fayes-moments-live-2016

Ask Kopi Kakis

December 30, 2016

To communicate government policies to the public in a simple and accessible way, PA introduced the Ask Kopi Kakis (AKK) initiative in all Community Centres/Clubs (CCs). Residents can learn more about key government policies and schemes that they can benefit from by visiting any of the Ask Kopi Kakis kiosks conveniently located at 108 CCs island wide.

The Ask Kopi Kakis booklets, a set of three easy-to-read policy booklets, contain bite-sized details on a wide range of topics ranging from healthcare subsidies and housing grants, to transport and education schemes that are of interest to residents at various stages of their lives.

It is grouped into three themes that people would find relevant in different stages of their lives: Getting Ahead In My Career (PDF), Caring For My Family (PDF) and Caring For Seniors (PDF).

Residents can visit their nearest CCs to get a copy of the Ask Kopi Kakis booklets.

Singapore Electricity Tariff Revision for Q1 (2017)

December 30, 2016

Singapore Electricity Tariff Revision for Q1 (2017)

TODAY, 30 Dec 2016

For the quarter 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2017, electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 5.7% or 1.07 cents per kWh compared to the previous quarter. This is due to a 10.6% increase in the cost of natural gas for electricity generation.

2016 Christmas luxurious giveaway treats

December 26, 2016

Waiting for the Christmas gifts given by your true love? Look over here! WonderFox and 15 software companies are here with grand gifts, valued $1144, to all of you. Gifts are coming! Do Not Miss Them Out!

http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/

HD Video Converter Factory Pro Giveaway
. Support all video/audio formats, H265, H264, 4K, 1080P, MP4
. Enhance picture quality, reduce size
. One click convert video to 200 + preset devices
. Download online video from YouTube, Vimeo and 300+ sites

DVD Video Converter Giveaway
. Rip/backup any DVD (Movies/TVs) to digital video
. Convert video/audio between any two formats
. Download video from YouTube and 300+ sites

Watermark Software Giveaway
. Add watermark to 300 photos in 1 minute
. Beautify photos with 350+ effects
. Rotate, crop, mosaic, bokeh, b/w, frame, resize

IObit Driver Booster 4 PRO Giveaway
. Update drivers to enhance PC performance with 200% larger database
. Enjoy time-saving download with optimized auto download

Ashampoo Home Designer Pro 3 Giveaway
. Enables you to plan and design your dream house
. The integrated 3D view allows you to take a virtual tour through your project and various objects

Ad-Aware Antivirus Pro Giveaway
. Provides the most advanced anti-spyware and antivirus detection and threat blocking algorithms, complemented with a powerful two-way firewall

Heimdal Pro Giveaway
. Heimdal PRO blocks ransomware, banking trojans, exploits, malvertising, spyware, and more – before they reach your computer

MailWasher Giveaway
. MailWasher lets you preview all your email before it gets to your computer or mobile device, enabling you to read all your email securely

Process Lasso Giveaway
. It contains a fleet of algorithms designed to dynamically boost the performance of your PC
. Among them is our famous ProBalance algorithm

http://www.giveaway-club.com/ (Time-limited giveaway. Valid through Jan 3. 2017)

Auslogics File Recovery
. Bring back files you considered lost for good!
. Having files lost to a virus attack or a crash is no reason to panic when you have this software installed – you can get your data back in no time

iObit Advanced SystemCare 10 Pro
. One click to optimize PC & protect privacy in real time
. iObit Advanced SystemCare 10 Pro speeds up PC boot time, blocks ads to offer you a safer online environment, manages system resources in real-time

EaseUS Todo Backup Home
. Easy PC backup software designed to protect your digital life
. Fast, safe and easy backup software with intuitive interface and a wizard that guides you through backup & recovery step-by-step

WinX Media Trans
. A-one iPhone, iPad manager software for Windows PC
. Whether your goal is to get rid of iTunes, free up the space of your iDevice, back up cherished photos, export big 4K videos, or manage music/playlist more flexibly, WinX MediaTrans is just for you

iCareFone
. All-in-one tool to tune up and fix all iOS problems
. Tenorshare iCareFone instantly repairs iOS system problems and the new iOS 10 update problems.

Sticky Password Premium
. The secure password manager
. Still forgetting passwords? Let Sticky Password securely save and fill them in for you. Automatically!

iCare Data Recovery Pro
. Bring lost data back from digital devices with just a few clicks
. It includes all basic recovery functions plus unique ‘Deep Scan Recovery’ and ‘Deleted Partition Recovery’ modes for better file rescue

WowTron PDF Page Organizer
. Insert images into PDF, remove, rotate, extract, reorganize PDF pages with ease
. WowTron PDF Page Organizer is a powerful pdf editing program, which also allows users to delete, rotate, extract and re-organize PDF pages to create a new PDF document

ArtScope
. PC Kaleidoscope
. ArtScope is designed for entertainment and leisure. You are the creator of magical images. Enjoy the process of creating and spectating.

Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro
. Optimize your hard drive for maximum efficiency!
. Get your drives optimized for top speed and maximum efficiency with this powerful program’s smart algorithms and boot-time defrag technology

https://www.macxdvd.com/ (Time-limited giveaway. Valid through Jan 5. 2017)

MacX MediaTrans
. Safe & Reliable Tool to Backup/Transfer/Manage iPhone iPad Content
. Transfer photos, videos, music etc between iPhone & Mac.
. Manage iPhone music. Create Christmas ringtones for iPhone.
. Two-way sync video. Convert Mac videos to MP4/MP3.
. Mounts iOS device as USB for extra convenient storage.

MacX iPhone DVD Ripper
. Best way to convert Xmas DVD movies for playable on iPhone iPad
. Rip & convert DVDs to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV & iTunes
. Convert DVD to MOV, MP4, H.264, M4V on Mac OS
. Trim, crop, merge, add external subtitle to DVD videos
. Adjust A/V parameters to customize stylish video

DoYourData Super Eraser
. Sponsored by our partner: Powerful Mac Data Eraser Software
. Permanently shred and erase files/folders
. Format and wipe Mac hard drive or storage media
. Wipe unused disk space to erase deleted/lost data
. Fully compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra

Mac Backup Guru Original
. Sponsored by our partner: Straightforward Mac backup utility
. Quickly make an exact duplicate of a folder or disk
. Efficient cloning where it updates existing files
. Smart backup using hardlinks to keep disk usage minimum
. Set the backup time and days and relax