Daily Archives: 2015-05-20

New one-stop weather information website

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) today launched a new one-stop website to provide “authoritative weather forecasts, warnings and advisories of heavy rain, smoke haze and geological hazards, as well as long-term climate statistics of Singapore”, announced the National Environment Agency. The website, www.weather.gov.sg, allows the public to access more comprehensive real-time and past weather information of Singapore. One key feature of the …

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Malaysia and Indonesia to take in Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat migrants

Responding to international pressure, Malaysia and Indonesia have pledged on Wednesday, 20 May, to provide temporary shelter for the thousands of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants stranded in the Andaman Sea, on condition that the international community resettles or repatriates them within a year. The two countries and Thailand have sparked unhappiness from international rights groups when they prevented vessels packed with starving migrants from …

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Poor living conditions for animals in pet shops and farms: ACRES investigation

By Howard Lee An undercover investigation conducted by the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) from March to May this year found that pet shops and farms in Singapore, including those licensed by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) might not be practising good standards in terms of housing their pets. ACRES highlighted a need for AVA’s licensing system, which grades …

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Service standards – a 15-year battle to be among the best

When it comes to service, Singapore is still not quite where it wants to be yet. That was what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday in his speech at the 2015 Singapore Service Excellence Medallion awards event. It is a message which is not new and one would recall that it was 10 years ago – in his …

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