Daily Archives: 2016-03-18

Allow bicycles, personal mobility devices on footpaths: advisory panel

On 17 March, The Active Mobility Advisory Panel has recommended that bicycles and personal mobility devices (PMDs), except electric bicycles, be allowed on footpaths used by pedestrians. The Advisory Panel consists of fourteen representatives from various groups of road users such as seniors, youths, grassroots, cyclists and motorists. It is headed by Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Muhammad …

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Punishment for officers in NSF Dominique Sarron Lee’s case appropriate: MINDEF

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in a reply to commentary in Lianhe Zaobao “Societal trust should not be taken lightly”, stated that the military would have overstepped its powers and be legally challenged if it had punished two of its officers who were involved in the incident beyond the level of their offence. Full-time national serviceman, PTE Dominique Sarron Lee …

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The story of Raffles Hotel’s iconic Singapore Sling cocktail

Most Singaporeans would have heard of the “Singapore Sling” but do you know the story behind Raffles Hotel’s iconic cocktail? The Raffles Hotel has just produced an infographic, providing a background to the drink including how it was created to get around a social taboo and that it was locked up in a safe to be kept a secret. It …

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Where’s the law?

By Tan Wah Piow In response to the recent High Court decision to strike out her civil suit against the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for compensation over the death of her son, Felicia Seah, the mother of the late Private Dominique Lee wrote these anguish and heart-wrenching remarks out of sheer frustrations: “They must be right, of course – the …

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