Today is June 16, 2015. That’s right, 2015. And can you believe there are still 250,000 people (mostly foreign workers on pre-paid cards) in Singapore on a 2G network? Well, they won’t be on it much longer – the network will be pulled in 2017 to make room for more 3G and 4G networks.
Speaking of more room – people in Sengkang, how happy are you that Kupang, the last “mothballed” – as TNP puts it – LRT station is going to open next Saturday? Someone said this to TODAY about her morning commute: “It’s so packed that my nose is touching the glass doors.”
Slightly gross. Time to whip out the insect repellent – especially if you want to avoid dengue in the coming months. We’re entering into the “warm season” of June to October, and although dengue infections are down, the number of Aedes mosquitoes are up and NEA is worried more people are going to get infected. Have you done your Mozzie Wipeout?
Now, getting serious. In the first quarter of 2015, employment shrank – for the first time in five years! Reasons? Slow growth, tight labour market. Industries most hit – manufacturing, retail, and accommodation and food services. So if you’re looking to switch jobs, maybe hold on to the one you have for now…
… unless you’re already unemployed. In that case, you may want to head to the kopitiam at Block 155, Bukit Batok Street 11 to mull over your options over a kopi or teh-o. Or for some good luck. Incredibly, the coffee shop there has been apparently sold for a record-breaking $31 million.
Who knows, maybe they’re hiring.