For humanities’ sake

There will be more training and career opportunities for Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and polytechnic graduates, the Straits Times reported yesterday. They will get on-the-job training which is expected to lead to higher pay.

It’s no secret that polytechnic graduates start on a lower salary that university graduates. [Read more...]

How much Singaporeans earn

Singaporean salaries

Singaporean salaries

One out of 10 working Singaporeans earns less than $1,000 a month. That was the gross monthly income from work of more than 207,000 residents as of June last year, excluding the employer’s contribution to the Central Provident Fund (CPF).

More than 44,000 earned less than S$500 a month. [Read more...]

The Economist finds CPF wanting

Singapore’s new moves to help the less well-off show its pension fund policy had to change – it was no longer inadequate. So says The Economist in one of its rare articles on the city-state. The commentary follows Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech. [Read more...]

Lee Kuan Yew Chair at Calcutta University? Mamata wants it

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

Will there be a Lee Kuan Yew Chair at Calcutta University? I am delighted.

Mamata Banerjee herself wants it. The West Bengal chief minister said so after a meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

It’s only fitting that Singapore is the first country she chose to visit since coming to power in 2011, ending 34 years of communist rule in West Bengal. [Read more...]