Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fourth train service disruption on the NSL in 2 weeks

By FAILRAIL.sg For almost an hour, there was no train service from Marina Bay to Marina South Pier station. At about 7am on yesterday morning, SMRT had tweeted that trains were delayed by 20 minutes between Marina South Pier station and Raffles Place station towards Jurong East. [NSL]CLEARED: Train service between Marina South Pier and MarinaBay are running normally now. …

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No choice but to return home

By Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E.) Thirty year old Khairul has been working in Singapore since 2009. The oldest son in the household, he left his home in Bangladesh and came to Singapore in hopes of making money to support his family. He has one older sister and three younger brothers. On the 30th of April in 2014, Khairul arrived …

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NEA lifts suspension for Hotpot Culture

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has lifted the suspension for Hotpot Culture Restaurant in Marina Square Shopping Mall. The Chinese restaurant was earlier suspended on 9 January by NEA after the discovery of a rat carcass in one of its dishes was made known to the agency. The restaurant had earlier explained the incident by stating that the preparation of the salted vegetable …

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S’pore’s trust in government continues to fall: Edelman

In terms of viewing government officials as credible spokespeople, Singapore now ranks “in the middle of the road at 49 per cent,” says US-based public relations firm, Edelman, in its latest survey on trust in countries around the world. “As content creators, government officials are trusted by just 49 per cent of Singaporeans,” the survey found. The survey also found …

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Was the demolishing of the old National Library a well-thought decision?

The Old National Library Building was closed on 31 March 2004, and was demolished in 2005 to make way for the construction of the Fort Canning Tunnel (FCT) to ease road traffic to the city. The FCT project was based on the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)’s plans for the Museum Planning Area. It is said that in the proposal by URA that over 3,000 …

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Detention without trial: Going beyond Coldstore?

No human being should be subject to detention without trial. Much less any Singapore citizen in this post World War II era that witnessed the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations, of which Singapore is a member state.

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All required info given in accordance with tender: Life Corp

In an announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange on 2 February, Life Corporation said that it had “provided all information required and requested in accordance with the tender conditions” in its bid for the plot of land in Fernvale in Singapore. Life Corporation’s subsidiary, Eternal Pure Land Pte Ltd, has been caught in a controversy since the company won the …

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