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Parliament Accepted Revised Ministers Pay

Wednesday, 18th January 2012

Parliament has accepted the proposals made by the Committee to Review Ministerial Salaries after a three-day debate. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is also Minister-in-charge of civil service, said both sides of the House (PAP and two opposition parties) have moved much closer together. 30 MPs took part in the debate. The new salary structure will be backdated to 21 May 2011. Huat Ah!

Tanjong Pagar Train Station To Relocate

Monday, 24th May 2010

The Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) station will be relocated from Tanjong Pagar to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP) by 1 July 2011. Malaysia would co-locate its railway CIQ facilities at WTCP. Singapore would facilitate the relocation to the WTCP and ensure bus service connectivity from the KTMB Station at WTCP to a nearby MRT Station for the convenience of train passengers. Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Passenger Terminal building would be conserved given its historical significance and would be a centerpiece for the new proposed development on the site. In addition, the old Bukit Timah Railway Station building at Blackmore Drive may also be conserved.

HDB To Upgrade 85,000 Households

Friday, 16th April 2010

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has committed $1 billion to upgrade eight towns. The eight towns are in the Central zone like Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Serangoon, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown, Bukit Merah and Central. This upgrade plan was announced by Deputy PM and Minister for Home Affairs, Wong Kan Seng announced this at the HDB's 50th anniversary celebrations.

A Thousand Took Part In Pulau Ubin Run

Saturday, 20th March 2010

About 1,000 people participated in a run on Pulau Ubin on Saturday to raise environmental awareness and to raised funds for an environmental tree-planting programme. The run, a 5-kilometre or 10-kilometre route, was flagged off by NTUC chief Lim Swee Say.

PM Lee, MM Lee awarded 6-figure sums in libel case

Monday, 13th October 2008

The Singapore High Court has awarded six-figure sums to both Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his father, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, in their libel case against the Singapore Democratic Party and its leaders. The Judge came to the conclusion that a fair and reasonable figure for damages was S$500,000 for Mr Lee Hsien Loong and S$450,000 to his father for defamatory remarks which appeared in an SDP publication during the 2006 General Election. The Judge said the amount was commensurate with and proportionate to the gravity of the libel and the "egregious behaviour" of the defendants Dr. Chee Soon Juan and his sister, Chee Siok Chin.

Foreign ministers of ASEAN meets

Monday, 19th May 2008

Foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations are meeting here Monday to discuss help for cyclone-hit Myanmar. The meeting comes two weeks after a deadly tropical cyclone Nargis hit five divisions and states of Myanmar early this month and left more than 77,000 dead, 55,000 still missing and 19,000 injured. The special meeting to discuss the humanitarian situation in Myanmar and consider how best to assist Myanmar in its relief and recovery efforts.

Opening of Changi Naval Base

Friday, 21st May 2004

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) took a step towards achieving world-class status when its Changi Naval Base was opened by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong. Also present were the Minister of Defence, Admiral Teo Chee Hean. This ceremony marked the culmination of more than a decade of planning and construction of a naval base that is among the most sophisticated in this region. The other two Naval Bases are located at Pulau Brani and Tuas.

Singapore Sport School

Friday, 2nd April 2004

The Singapore Sports School under the auspices of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports, the school was officially opened by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong. The #Singapore Sports School# is a specialized independent school providing a conducive academic and training environment for teenagers aspiring to be sports athletes.Students reside five days a week on a sprawling seven-hectare campus that comes equipped with world-class sporting facilities. Students at sports school undergo a modular curriculum of study in specialized classrooms. The mode of study is tied closely to the syllabus of mainstream school and that which allows them the flexibility to compete at sports competition frequently without comprising their studies.

SARS Outbreak

Thursday, 13th March 2003

The SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, outbreaks was traced to a 23 year-old female Singaporean traveler returning from Hong Kong on 25 February 2003. In all, SARS has killed 25 Singaporeans and infected 173 more over the next two months. From March to May 2003, SARS raged in Singapore. Schools were closed. The Pasir Panjang wholesale vegetable market was closed off. Visitors stopped coming to Singapore. Changi Airport was deserted. Shopping malls and restaurants emptied out. The economy took a terrible hit as many businesses folded. Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong told Singaporeans the SAR outbreak costed the country about $1 billion. Update: On 6 May 2003, CDC Lowers SARS Travel Warnings for Singapore. On 31 May, the World Health Organization declared Singapore SARS-free.

Opening of Tuas Naval Base

Friday, 2nd September 1994

The Tuas Naval Base (TNB) was official opened by Prime Minister (PM), Mr Goh Chok Tong. This is the Republic of Singapore Navy's second base. The first Naval Base at Palau Brani was opened in 1974.

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