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Daily Archives: 2016-07-11

Bank robbery suspect arrested with assistance from Royal Thai Police

The Singapore Police Force has just announced that the the suspect involved in the case of robbery at the Standard Chartered Bank branch along Holland Avenue on July 7, 2016 has been arrested by the Royal Thai Police (RTP). At 11.25am on July 7, the suspect robbed $30,000 from a bank branch of Standard Chartered Bank at Holland Village, making it …

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$25,000 scam attempt foiled by remittance company

Samlit Moneychanger, a remittance company foiled a scam attempt on July 8, 2016 by alerting the police department when a customer could not answer to questions about her intended remittance. This company has successfully detected two scam attempts within just two days, stated the police. A 69-year-old victim were called by a person who said that she had a parcel containing …

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LTA: The first batch of US-made trains also had cracks

LTA (Land Transport Authority) said that the entire first batch of US-made trains which arrived here in 1999 also had cracks due to "normal wear and tear", and 12 of them had been fixed here in Singapore. LTA had earlier confessed in its press release that 26 out of 35 China-made trains which has been delivered to the country had hairline cracks …

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Parliamentary questions for 11 July 2016

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1.30pm today for the 21st session of the 13th Parliament. 86 oral questions and 50 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. The topic of lift breakdowns seems to be the main concern of the MPs in this parliamentary, having 5 MPs from both People's Action Party and Workers' Party fielding questions surrounding the …

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Singapore reveals its latest plan to fight climate change

Singapore President, Tony Tan Keng Yam has revealed two documents at the opening ceremony of the World Cities Summit, the Singapore International Water Week and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore to tackle effects of warmer weather due to the climate change on Sunday (July 10). The two documents are entitled "Take Action Today : For a carbon-efficient Singapore" and "A Climate-resilient …

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Police announced unusual death at Geylang Lorong 23 as murder

A 52 years old  former coffee shop worker, Mr Niu-ge, was found dead near the coffee shop at Geylang Lorong 23 on July 9, 2016. The police said that a man called for assistance at Geylang Lorong 23 at 8 am. When they arrived 10 minutes later, a man was found laying on the ground motionless. The paramedics announced the …

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Security measures of banks in Singapore not in top condition, implied MAS

Security measures of banks in Singapore have to be enhanced, urged the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), following the bank robbery at Holland Village on Thursday (July 7) Read : Robbery in Holland Avenue, the first since 2008 A MAS spokesman said on Saturday that the measures could include adding more security personnel and deploying CCTV surveillance and alarm systems. However, MAS stopped short of …

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Dream Again: Children inspire grown-up women to never give up their dreams

SK-II’s commitment to its #changedestiny movement spurred the brand to take a closer look at women who had stopped pursuing their dreams, after findings from the brand’s Global Dreams Index Survey* revealed one in two women around the world have given up on them. Could this be a worrying reflection of the increasingly tough economic situation globally, including in Singapore? With …

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HPB launchs campaign to prevent falls among seniors

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) launched a new campaign on last Saturday (July 9) to raise more awareness of how seniors and their caregivers can reduce the risk of falls. The Falls Prevention Awareness Campaign, an initiative under the Action Plan for Successful Ageing, is the third in a series of campaigns under the National Seniors’ Health Programme. According to the agency, …

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