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Credit:Salary.sg MOE has announced the release of the 2017 PSLE results. To help parents and their children better decide on which secondary schools to select, we hereby update our ranking of all secondary schools based on the PSLE cut-off points of their 2017 intake. Schools offering 6-year programmes, i.e. Integrated Programme (IP) and International Baccalaureate (IB), are highlighted in bold. Schools under the Special Assistance Plan (SAP) are also indicated below. Students in the top 30% of the PSLE cohort who take the Higher Chinese subject will be given bonus points, added to the T-Score, for admission to SAP secondary schools: 3 points for Distinction, 2 points for Merit and 1 for Pass. Note also that there are some schools with affiliations, which means that pupils from the affiliated primary schools enjoy certain advantage in the posting exercise. The list of secondary schools with affiliations are listed at the bottom…

Credit: Salary.sg Most of us have been told since childhood that education is the most important asset to have in order to make it in life and become successful. Well that’s a half truth and a half myth. But do you also know that approximately over 30% off billionaires don’t have a university degree, among who are Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey? Living large isn’t only a luxury of the privileged ones who have a university degree. Anyone can be successful sans the university degree from any local university or overseas . Save that tens of thousands of your tuition for other reasons like an investment or capital for a startup. There’s just so many reasons not to pursue your degree. And here’s why! Picture Credits : Collaborate Creations 1. Landing yourself experience is key Experience is more important than anything. And knowledge and experience are a killer combo. Through…

Credit: Weekender.com.sg It was a usual dinner with my friends when the tiresome topic of occupations came up. Instead of divulging salaries and complaining about bosses, I was surprised to find the conversation centralized around the weirdest job positions they ever held. Get ready to go, “huh?” How legit is this? The user was subsequently suspended by the admin of SGClubForums 1. Information Retriever: $10^ per information This is a sticky occupation. While I found information and rates of the other professions in this post easily, this one was much harder to source. Further reading into this thread led me to discover the potential pool of customers he had as most users inquired about his services quickly. Some expressed their doubts but the majority seemed to have someone in mind they wanted more information on. Due to his account suspension, no further information could be derived. Imagine paying a $10 minimum for each detail.…

Knowing the local laws of a country can save you from getting fined or arrested. Sometimes laws and rules in foreign countries can be surprising to tourists.Some foreign laws are just plain odd. But some could land you in a police cell.If you’re travelling to Singapore, beware. The country has very strict laws around everyday activities. Here are some of the most surprising things that could land you with a prison sentence. We’ve put together a list of 10 things you might be surprised to find are illegal in the country, from singing offensive songs to spitting. 1.Walking around your house n’aked Public indecency is one thing, but in Singapore you’re not allowed to walk around your own home naked if there’s a risk of someone seeing you. You could face serious pornography charges and a fine of thousands, or imprisonment. Make sure you don a bathrobe before hopping in…

Born with a silver spoon in their mouths. And one day, the silver will turn into gold when these scions succeed the throne and inherit a billionaire’s empire.

Contrary to Hollywood’s portrayal of heirs and heiresses, these successors aren’t loafers but have instead made their mark in society as accomplished individuals. They may live a privileged life, but they work hard and contribute to society in their own ways as well.

The Coverage has compiled a list of 10 heirs who are likely to follow in their parents’ footsteps and become the next billionaires. Check out the gallery to see who are on the list.

10. Wee Teng Wen: 35-year-old son of United Overseas Bank Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Wee Ee Cheong and grandson of banking tycoon Wee Cho Yaw, who has a net worth of $3.5 billion.

The co-founder of Lo and Behold, a group of trendy establishments, Wee first ventured into the F&B industry when he was 25. He had graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in management, psychology and finance, and started Loof in Odeon Towers in 2005.

Now, he has several restaurants and bars, including The Black Swan, Overeasy, Tanjong Beach Club, The White Rabbit and two Extra Virgin Pizza restaurants under his wing. Wee married artist Dawn Ng mid last year.

9. Carolyn Choo: Daughter of hotel mogul Choo Chong Ngen, who has a net worth of $1.25 billion.

Choo is the Director and shareholder of Hotel 81, which was founded by her father. She helps her father in running his business, which has 24 locations islandwide under Hotel 81 Management Group and V Hotel Management.

Singaporeans go to great lengths to get their favourite food. Nope, long queues don’t deter us at all; not even when it’s a 22-hour wait! From the good ol’ Rotiboy coffee bread, the bubble tea trendsetter Sweet Talk, to the more recent Krispy Kreme donuts, we’ve shown that our love for certain food is simply short-lived. What are some food brands that you used to be obsessed over? Do you still see them around? Take a look at what we’ve gathered into a list of food fads that Singaporeans loved and forgotten! 1. Rotiboy Founded in Malaysia in 1998, Rotiboy brought their signature coffee buns over to Singapore and managed to charm us all. While it looks like an ordinary dome-shaped bun, the fragrance from its butter filling and coffee flavoured topping is irresistibly good. Taking a bite of the crispy exterior reveals its moist, soft insides. Unfortunately, the brand…

Politicians wield not only power, they also gain access to financial wealth. We look at Singapore’s political rich-list. 10. George Yeo George Yeo is a politician from Singapore and  currently Chancellor of the Nalanda University and the also the member of the Governing Board of Nalanda University. Also member of the PAP who served as the Minister of Information and Arts, Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Health, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 2011. George Yeo estimated net worth is US $ 22 million and he is ranked at No. 10 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

They say if you’re good at something, you should never do it for free. So we should all perhaps take a leaf out of the books of the richest Singapore sports stars, and start charging megabucks for things we are well versed in. They’ve worked hard, become the best in their field, and consistently produce world class performances in their respective sport. This is an entertainment industry, and if Hollywood stars make daft money, why can’t our athletes? 10. Shukor Zailan Shukor Zailan is a former and professional football player of Singapore who last played for the Warriors as the midfielder in the S. League. He is a natural playmaker and previously played for the Paya Lebar Punggol, Sembawang Rangers, Home United and Young Lions in the S. League. He previously also served as the Head Coach of the U-13 and U-14 teams of Warriors and currently he is the…

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