农历新年杂菜饭摊收2元附加费 公众质疑收费率是否合理 – 8频道新闻及时事节目

This news extract is in Chinese and everyone is discussing the legality of price increase during Chinese New Year. $0.20 to $0.50 of increase is acceptable to the public.

But the vegetable rice stall is charging $2 surcharge for every plate or packet. You cannot determine whether it is used solely to pay the manpower over time or the bosses extra bonus. It had been a trend that this is the only public holiday where all the business will try to put in the surcharge. I will let you decide whether it is fair and you can comment on it.

为了在农历新年期间继续营业,许多餐饮业者向顾客征收附加费,但有顾客申诉,后港港脚坊(Kang Kar Mall)食阁的一家杂菜饭摊位每包饭征收2元的附加费,引起公众质疑该收费率是否合理。

Source: 农历新年杂菜饭摊收2元附加费 公众质疑收费率是否合理 – 8频道新闻及时事节目

PIE work site collapse: Questions loom over collapse of viaduct segment, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

The collapse of this project allowed us to reflect that we must do evaluation base on 20% cost and 80% on quality and safety. We also need evaluation committee members with engineering background and safety.

Singapore News -The collapse of a 40m segment of a viaduct being constructed in Upper Changi Road East killed one worker and injured 10 others on Friday. While the authorities are investigating the accident, questions have been raised about the tender process and the design of the project.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: PIE work site collapse: Questions loom over collapse of viaduct segment, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Waterless Home of the Future

Imagine that you can wash clothes without using any water. This will save you hundred of dollars on water bills. The reality is there must be a paradigm shift in order for the technology to display its effect on people. Afterall, we had been using water to clean our clothes eversince mankind evolve.

Are you ready to turn off your water tap?

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/apr/28/baths-washing-machines-drybath-almost-waterless-home-of-the-future

Parenthood Tax 2016 Update

I spoke to my friend on how I used the Parenthood Tax and not paying taxes for the past 10 years. This will not happen automatically and you need to file an application with IRAS. Kindly contact IRAS for more information as policy might have change when you read this post.

Remember: You need to take note that you need to apply the scheme with IRAS.

http://sg.theasianparent.com/parenthood-tax-rebate-singapor/