Nee Soon celebrates Kew Ong Ya Festival

The Kew Ong Ya (九皇爷) Festival is celebrated in a major way every year in Nee Soon. Thousands attend it over nine days. This Taoist festival is also, in a way, a multi-racial and multi-religious affair. The colourful and energetic celebration has very much become a part of the Nee Soon culture and heritage.....

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Shanmugam: I wouldn’t be here if not for…

At one point during the Lianhe Zaobao interview, Shanmugam was emotional when talking about how founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the system he built has benefitted people like him. 59 years old Shanmugam was born in March 1959, two months later, Lee Kuan Yew’s team won the elections and Singapore became independent. He was born in a simple family, they lived in a rental flat. Since young, his studies were never a cause of worry for his parents.....

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Shanmugam: If I think something is wrong, I want to call it out

It does the country no good if leaders are not forthright in their public views and, at the same time do not deal honestly with controversial statements or allegations of great importance to the nation. Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam made this point recently in an exclusive interview with Lianhe Zaobao. So it becomes even more necessary for leaders to challenge the premise of false allegations made not just to the public but also as a submission of facts to Parliament,....

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HIP II, PMD fires and SkillsFuture credits

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 1-2 Oct 2018 1. To ask the Minister for National Development in view of the 370 applicants on the waitlist for heavy vehicle season parking spaces in and around Nee Soon GRC (a) how long will the waiting time be; and (b) what is the Ministry doing to expedite the waiting process. Answer   2. To ask the Minister for National Development whether he can clarify on the timetable for implementing the Home Improvement Programme extension for the HDB estates that are now eligible.....

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