Daily Archives: 2016-08-03

Modest food stalls in Michelin Guide Singapore 2016

Along with 29 dining venues to feature in the new Singapore guide, 2 local hawker stalls, were awarded 1 Michelin Star. These two local hawker stalls are: Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle at Level 2 Chinatown Food Complex Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles at Crawford Lane The Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, at …

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Fallen canopy at Tuas Checkpoint injuries two

Two canopies at the Tuas Checkpoint fell down at 5.35 AM this morning, injuring a Malaysian motorcycle driver and his pillion driver. The collapse was caused by strong wind and heavy rain. The two injured individuals were immediately sent to the Ng Teng Fong Hospital. There were no other injuries reported in both the motorcycle and car zones. The Immigration and Checkpoints …

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NUS students walk the streets to raise funds for charity

More than 6,000 National University of Singapore (NUS) students went out to the streets yesterday, in this year’s National University of Singapore’s Student Union (NUSSU) Flag Day. As participation in the institution’s annual efforts to raise funds for charity they started their day early in the morning, joined by their President and Provost. Earlier this week, after the announcement that …

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Public advised to expect extra security measures for this year’s NDP

Audience of the National Day Parade (NDP) are warned of longer waiting time due to extra security measures that will be put in place at the SportsHub due to increased terror threats around the world. This year’s National Day will be the first of the next 50 years of our Singapore story and will address the Singapore of tomorrow as was …

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Three train tracks delayed due to the faulty tracks enraged commuters

SMRT enraged commuters for having three delayed train service due to track fault in two of its lines, the North-South and East-West lines. SMRT tweeted the first fault on 7.54 pm yesterday morning. There was no train service between Boon Lay and Joo Koon due to track fault. [EWL] UPDATE: No train service between #BoonLay and #JooKoon due to a …

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MOM dismantles syndicate which was bringing in illegal workers

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) conducted an island-wide operation, revealing the modus operandi of a syndicate which was involved in bringing foreign workers for illegal employment. The operation which was conducted from 26 to 27 July 2016 lasted for more than 48 hours and took place at several locations including offices, residential units and construction sites. MOM arrested 44 persons during the …

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Upcoming National Day gazetted as Special Event

The Singapore Police Force has declared that the upcoming National Day Parade (NDP) has been gazetted as a Special Event under the Public Order Act. The gazetting of NDP 2016 as a Special Event means additional security restrictions will be applied on the Special Event Area and Special Zone. Special Event Area’ is referring to the Sports Hub and the surrounding areas around …

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A tale of an “Orientation” escapee

By Jeannette Chong Aruldoss To this day, whenever I see the word “Orientation”, a sense of fear and anxiety would arise in my guts. I can never read “Orientation” without feeling discomfort. The year was 1982. I was 19 and in the happy position of fielding two degree offers. One was a place at the local university to read political …

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SDP: PM Lee should help Singaporeans instead of cheerleading for Obama’s TPP

Singapore Democratic Party issued a statement on the support that Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong has given to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) during his visit to United States. SDP states that TPP is seen by many as a plan written by giant multinational corporations (MNCs) to further exploit labour and natural resources and fatten profit-margins. And that free trade agreements like the …

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Parliamentarians call for united front with civil society to fend off threats to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia

DILI, TIMOR-LESTE, 3 August 2016 — The future of democracy and human rights protection are under threat in Southeast Asia and parliamentarians and civil society from around the region will have to work together if they are to endure, lawmakers warned during a meeting with hundreds of civil society representatives here yesterday. “We must prevent the erosion of democracy in …

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