The long-running AHTC saga coming to a close

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Today is the day (November 9, 2022) when the judgment is released. Although the Town Councillors and Employees involved may have acted in good faith, there was neither an adequate nor an independent safeguard in AHTC’s approval process for disbursing payments to FMSS and FMSI. The court found that the members and senior employees of […]

Where in the world has a Government produced homes for every family?

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Singaporeans love to complain. They want their BTO fast. They want it cheap. And they want it big. For an island-state that is so small – just 719 sq km – Singapore has managed to build homes for 85% of households. Countries with vast lands have not done so. While many governments have focused public […]

Delivering on promises: Punggol Digital District turns from vision to reality

Delivering on promises: Punggol Digital District turns from vision to reality

Look no further than Punggol Digital District (PDD) for the possibilities for Singapore as a smart nation. What the Singapore Government envisioned is turning to reality. In 2007 at the National Day rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled the plans for Punggol 21. 10 years later, the plans became reality. Three years ago, Prime […]

Rest stops for drivers are available!

Rest stops for drivers are available!

Over the past (long) weekend, I was hoping to catch up on some much-needed rest but was hit by the sudden news of Singapore going into heightened alert. Whatsapp and telegram groups chats went a flurry over the new heightened rules that have just been implemented. Many poked fun at those who panic bought toilet […]