Daily Archives: 2016-09-07

LTA announces temporary closure of MCE Tunnel on 11 Sept midnight

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Wednesday (7 September) that the entire Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) Tunnel in both directions and its slip roads will be temporarily closed to traffic to facilitate tunnel works on Sunday (11 September) from midnight to 6.00 am. Motorists are advised to drive carefully and follow the directional signs on display. Should motorists have any …

Read More »

More diversity in voices needs to be heard on racism in Singapore

By Kokila Annamalai This article, "Racism in Singapore: Stop telling us minorities how to react to it". has been shared widely, and I definitely think it is an important voice. I see a growing number of articles/conversations about racism, and a wider range of people speaking up, which I think are encouraging signs that there is more awareness and willingness to …

Read More »

Singapore next in line as best financial center, states report by PwC

Singapore rises to the second spot on the PwC index, overtaking New York. That brings Singapore to next in line of the first position if London loses its status as leading business center in the world, Bloomberg reported. Earlier this year in April, Straits Times reported that a Global Index placed Singapore behind London and New York and two points …

Read More »

First case of pregnant woman infected with Zika in Malaysia confirmed

Malaysian Health Minister Sathasivam Subramaniam said that the first case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus in Malaysia was confirmed on Wednesday (7 September). The Malaysian woman reportedly had a fever, rashes, and body ache. The Minister said that the woman is 3 to 4 months pregnant, who lives in Taman Desa Harmoni, Johor Bahru. He also advised members of …

Read More »

WHO issues advice on the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a press release which advised on the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus. WHO states that a total of 17 studies or reports have been published on sexual transmission of Zika virus. Based on the research findings, WHO advises members of the public to have protected sexual intercourse or abstinence for six months, …

Read More »

One hundred days

By Teo Soh Lung It is exactly 100 days since I went to the Cantonment Police Headquarters to be interviewed on four offences allegedly committed on Cooling Off Day, a day when all political parties are supposedly forbidden to advertise themselves. I gave a full statement admitting that I posted the four articles and confirmed that I was the only …

Read More »

ICA : Heavy traffic expected for upcoming Hari Raya Haji when using Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints

The Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) reminds travellers to expect heavy traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas on the Hari Raya Haji which falls on Monday (12 September). Heavy departure traffic is expected on Friday (9 September), while heavy arrival traffic is expected on Monday (12 September). As security at the checkpoints remains top priority against any potential …

Read More »

China disagrees with giant pandas being classified as no longer “endangered” but “vulnerable”

Giant pandas are no longer endangered - That is according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a non-governmental organisation that maintains the authoritative list of the world’s rarest species. The pandas, the animal used in the logo of the World Wildlife Foundation, were classified as rare, or, in newer terminology, endangered, in 1965. IUCN stated that the status …

Read More »

Singapore and Philippine affirms bilateral ties with meeting of leaders before the Asean Summits

VIENTIANE – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had their first meeting on Tuesday (6 September) morning. The two leaders met before the Asean Summits in Vientiane. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said, in the half-hour meeting, PM Lee congratulated President Duterte on his election and invited the Philippines President to visit Singapore. "Both leaders …

Read More »

Five ways shopping at malls in Singapore beats online shopping

By SingSaver.com.sg Shopping at malls in Singapore offers great experiences you can’t capture on online shopping. Once you’ve had a taste of the incredible bargains it can net you, how could you shop IRL (in real life) ever again? Well, don’t pooh-pooh the good ol’ bricks-and-mortar shop just yet. With a little bit of legwork, you can save more than just …

Read More »