Sharing economy is here to stay

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Planning (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 3/2017] Video Introduction Madam, I stand in support of the Bill. I will focus my speech on short-term rentals and I note that it is already illegal to lease a home for less than six months in Singapore. However, what we are doing in this Bill is codifying this URA subletting guideline and I have concerns about this.....

Read more >

S’pore will encourage long-term solution on Rohingya crisis

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 9 & 10 Jan 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) whether he can provide updates on Singapore’s role with regard to ASEAN’s humanitarian response to support Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state; and (b) whether Singapore will be taking any further measures to help the refugees in light of the unfolding crisis. Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan replied that Singapore continues to encourage all parties, including the Myanmar government and the international community,....

Read more >

All eligible flats in Nee Soon to be selected for HIP by FY2018

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 9 Jan 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Transport following the upgrade of the signalling system at the North-South and East-West MRT lines (a) what improvements have been observed; (b) what is the average interval between train arrivals during peak hours; and (c) what maintenance protocols are in place to ensure that the signalling systems on the newer lines are always in optimal working condition. Answer 2.....

Read more >

A Fun and Endearing Home

Singapore is special to each and every one of us; whether it is our shared love for food or our common use of Singlish. Singapore has a culture and heritage that is all our own. But we want to improve on that and continue to build a fun and endearing home that combines the best of our past, the present and future. Through the recommendations of the Economic Strategies Committee in 2010, we aim to create Asia’s most liveable city.....

Read more >