Daily Archives: 2014-07-02

NSL trains to resume normal speeds after sleeper replacements

Commuters along the North-South MRT line (NSL) can expect train speeds to return to normal by October, after works to replace train track sleepers are completed. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew told media that, “from around the fourth quarter of this year… I think commuters will find that their journeys to their respective destinations (will be) a bit shorter than what …

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CDL chairman again calls on gov’t to ease property curbs

For the second time in five months, the executive chairman of Hong Leong Group Singapore and City Development Limited (CDL), Kwek Leng Beng, has called on the government to review property restriction measures here. He told the press on Tuesday that “foreigners were choosing to plough their investment dollars into countries like Britain, Australia and the US over Singapore, while …

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Protection for workers needed: HOME on COI report

The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) said that adequate protection for migrant workers is needed to prevent abuse and exploited, if Singapore wishes to properly appreciated and acknowledge their contributions, as recommended in the Committee of Inquiry’s (COI) summary report on the Little India riot in December 2013. The COI report, while noting that “foreign workers’ employment and living conditions in Singapore… were not the …

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SIA Cargo to ban carriage of shark’s fin on all its flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has announced that its flights will stop carrying shark’s fins from 1 August onwards. “SIA Cargo carried out a thorough review which took into account increasing concerns around the world related to shark-finning. Following this review, SIA Cargo will no longer accept the carriage of shark’s fins, with effect from Aug 1,” said the SIA spokesperson. …

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