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Daily Archives: 2016-08-08

Michelin Awards: A double-edged sword for hawkers?

Since the reception of the Michelin star honour on 21 July, business went on as usual for many of the award winners in Singapore. Read: Singapore gets its first edition of the Singapore Michelin Guide Many would think that awards would surely help the winners in increasing their customer base but are they happy with the outcome and is there any …

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Dead body found floating near Woodlands Waterfront Jetty

Netizen Azmi Suarez was playing Pokemon Go on Sunday morning near Woodlands Waterfront Jetty, when he saw a body floating on the water . He posted photos on his Facebook page showing the body floating facedown. He posted the pictures at about 11am this morning from Woodlands Waterfront Park and captioned them: “Early morning finding Pokemon. Suddenly find dead body. …

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Showcasing SCDF’s Mass Decontamination Vehicle (MDV) for NDP 2016

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) shares on its Facebook page, how the Home Team Officers are readying to make this upcoming National Day Parade (NDP) another memorable and safe one for the public. In a video release in the SCDF facebook Major Muhammad Rizal Bin Zakaria, the commander of the fire station in charge in the NDP events, said …

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Batam Police continues its search for alleged Terrorist Network

BATAM – Police Headquarters Detachment 88 and Riau Islands Police continue to hunt down suspected terrorists Katibah (group) network GRD, led by Bahrun Naim, an Islamic State (IS) movement member from Surakarta, Central Java. Batam Pos reported that Police suspects the new network is spread in some other areas outside of Batam. “Not in Batam alone, and it is not …

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S$200,000 scam attempt foiled by alert staff of Maybank

Police stated on Monday (8 August) that an attempt to scam a 72-year-old was foiled by a staff of Maybank. Police said that Ms Doreen Ong and Ms Christine Ting, who work at the bank’s People’s Park Centre branch, was requested by an elderly woman to transfer a sum of S$200,000 to help a friend facing problems with foreign immigration …

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Hot-meal vending machines launched at Sengkang

The first pilot vending machine cafe operated by JR Vending was launched on Sunday (7 August), at Block 320C Anchorvale Drive, Sengkang. Anchorvale’s VendCafe, operated by JR Vending, is a cluster of six vending machines accompanied by stand-up dining tables. At such machines, the menu will displayed on a touchscreen and costumers can select the dishes they desire. The customers …

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Team Singapore Rower Saiyidah Aisyah enters quarter-finals in Rio Olympics

National rower Saiyidah Aisyah finished third in her heats on Saturday morning (6 August). She has qualified for the quarter-finals of the women’s single sculls at the Rio Olympics. The 28-year-old rower clocked 8min 44.71sec to finish behind China’s Duan Jingli (8:18.57) and Jeanine Gmelin of Switzerland (8:28.10) in her heat. The fastest qualifier overall was Mexico’s Kenia Lechuga Alanis …

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China asks Singapore to respect its stance on the South China Sea dispute

China has asked Singapore to respect its decision to ignore the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruling made on 12 July 2016 . The court ruled that China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the ‘nine-segment line’. The contested area in the South China Sea includes the Paracel Islands, …

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Why following your passion (usually) doesn’t make you rich

By SingSaver.com.sg They say follow your passion and the money will come. But this is dangerous advice for young Singaporeans to follow. Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. A familiar saying, and a dangerous one. The majority of people who follow this advice will end up disillusioned. Free markets are cruel, and consumers or …

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