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Tuition - the magic word that affects most of us, whether we are grandparents, parents or children.
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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.
The heartland was abuzz the past week about a survey showing that hawker food prices seem to have increased.
The survey by the Consumers Association of Singapore released a few days ago shows that more hawker stalls and coffee shops are charging higher prices for popular local fare.
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CAUSING MUCH ANGST: Train service disruptions, such as this one on Dec 15, 2011, have inconvenienced many heartlanders. LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE PICTURE
It's early Saturday morning and this heartland aunty's traipse on ground zero has yielded thoughts on the latest HDB cooling measures, announced at a press conference on Friday evening.
Motorists rev the engines, honk or yell at us, say elderly heartlanders in Ground Zero this week.
Madam Alice Ang, 70, a grandmother of five, is quite certain she will die in a road accident.
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Affairs are really no big deal in this age and time.
That's what heartlanders have told our Ground Zero columnist, over two days after Mr Michael Palmer quit abruptly over an extramarital affair on Wednesday.
Heartlanders have been wondering about that one person who snagged last Monday's $3.4m Toto jackpot.
They are also abuzz with hope that they may also strike it rich one day.
And hope is what Heartland Aunty Maureen Koh thinks the lottery really is to many heartlanders.
What is it about young people and their eagerness to publicise everything that should be kept secret - be they personal affairs and private parts - ask heartlanders in this week's Ground Zero.
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