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Minister says degree not necessary for success, but poly grads say...

May 6, 2013 - 9:42pm

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PHOTO: ST

A thousand dollars – that’s the difference between a diploma holder’s monthly salary and a degree holder’s.

And that’s the motivation for polytechnic graduates like Miss Tan Yen Ling, 20, to pursue a degree.

He practises calligraphy writing on the ground

May 6, 2013 - 1:26am

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TNP PHOTO: NURJANNAH ZULKIFLI

When an artist’s work is “hot”, it brings in big bucks.

But for retiree Tan Khuang Giap, 86, it’s a different matter. When his work gets “hot”, they disappear.

Poly education works for him

May 6, 2013 - 1:13am

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TNP PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

THE last thing Mr Steven Ong Kia Kian expected was to go to a polytechnic.

Voi-la! The multi-purpose scooter

May 5, 2013 - 10:50pm

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The scooter named VOI not only offers car-like comforts and protection, it also has multiple uses.

“Voi” means “elephant” in Vietnamese and the animal symbolises a safe form of transport.

Students by day, big spenders by night

May 5, 2013 - 12:59am

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ST FILE PHOTO

Last year’s monthly median salary of a Singapore worker, according to the Manpower Ministry, is just $3,480.

And yet young VIP club goers who arrive at nightspots can drop anything from $1,000 to $25,000 a night on drinks.

Singapore's a booming market for private jets

May 5, 2013 - 12:58am

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TNP PHOTO: Jeremy Long

Irritated by long wait at immigration and waiting in line for boarding?

Well, if you have US$9,000 (S$11,000) to spare, that can all be solved.

US$9,000 an hour, that is.

Can you afford to retire?

May 5, 2013 - 12:42am

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BUSINESS TIMES FILE PHOTO

After Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's May Day speech, in which he speaks about a practical approach to re-employing older workers, our columnist asked heartlanders on their views on retirement.

Goldsmiths running out of stock?

May 4, 2013 - 11:48pm

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TNP PHOTO: Kane Cunico

Forget diamonds being a girl's best friend. With the recent plunge in gold prices, gold will be your new BFF.

Town councils' software saga: MND review finds no misuse of funds

May 4, 2013 - 1:04am

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Was public money misused or lost in a 2010 open tender sale of the town council management system (TCMS) software to Action Information Management System (AIM), a company whose directors are ex-Members of Parliament of the People’s Action Party (PAP)?

'What about me and my people?'

May 4, 2013 - 12:56am

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TNP PHOTO: MOHD ISHAK

The indigenous people of Johor, the Orang Laut, have claimed the coastal areas as their home for hundreds of years.

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