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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Singapore-registered cars to be charged when entering Malaysia at land checkpoints

Starting from 1 November at 12.01am, Malaysia will charge Singapore-registered cars entering Malaysia at two of the land checkpoints, Woodlands and Tuas second link. Malaysian Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai stated to the press that the Singapore cars will have to pay a road charge for RM21 (S$6.60) levy. The local news said that Malaysian government has never practised discrimination …

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LTA: No changes to ERP rates for the 4th quarter of 2016

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced on Monday (31 October) that there will be no changes to the ERP rates for the 4th quarter of 2016. LTA said that it has completed its quarterly review of traffic conditions on Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)-priced roads and expressways and the ruling was made based on this review. In the last quarterly review …

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Students’ suicides and accolade-induced agony

By Kai Lin In 2015, a girl threw herself off a building after receiving two Bs in her O Levels. In 2016, a boy plunged to his death because of two failed subjects. That students should take their lives under the duress of poor grades is tragic. Yet, these suicides are manifestations of the more subtle undercurrents of stress that …

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A miscarriage of justice

 by Teo Soh Lung On 27 October 2016, the Court of Three Judges delivered its judgement on the application of the Law Society of Singapore against Mr Ravi s/o Madasamy, a well-known human rights lawyer in respect of conduct incompatible with his position as an advocate and solicitor. The charges relate to his inappropriate behaviour at the premises of the …

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Punggol’s 8.8 km-long network of cyclist path opens months ahead of schedule

The 8.8 km-long network of cyclist path in Punggol, which was originally slated for completion in the first quarter of next year, has been completed, several months ahead of schedule. Guest-of-Honour, Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security, and Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, launched the completed network on Sunday afternoon. He was …

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Celebrate local writing with the revival of Desmond Sim’s ‘Shrimp in Space’

GenerAsia Limited is back after its highly successful Peranakan Arts Festival 2015 with a revival of 1999’s Shrimps in Space - a one-man play written by award winning Singaporean playwright Desmond Sim. Three generations of practitioners - veteran (Desmond Sim), experienced (Jeffrey Tan) and upcoming (Hang Qian Chou) - along with a growing team of young theater-makers join hands to …

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Singaporean male feared to be drown while kayaking in Sungai Tesong, Malaysia

IPOH Malaysia – A Singaporean man is feared drowned in Sungai Tesong at Felda Sungai Klah near Sungkai, while kayaking yesterday with six friends. Koh Kah Wei (30), the Singaporean kayaker, fell overboard and was swept away by the river’s strong current.when his kayak suddenly overturned. A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said a distress call was received on Saturday …

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