Daily Archives: 2016-11-02

No train service on EWL due to train fault
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced on Wednesday (2 November) afternoon that there was no train service on its East-West Line (EWL) from Queenstown to Outram Park due to a train fault. It also said that the service was estimated to resume on Read More

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LTA and SMRT: Temporary telecommunication signal suspensions to be carried out to assist in investigations
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT ) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) have just announced that their preliminary investigations into the major service disruption on the Circle Line (CCL), Wednesday (2 November) could be similar to that of the incidents in September this year Read More

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2 Malaysians arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoints for possession of $82,000 worth drugs
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that a male Malaysian rider and his male Malaysian pillion rider were arrested for possessing drugs worth about $82,000. ICA said that the suspects were stopped by ICA officers for further checks upon arrival at the Read More

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MAS respond to a concerned father’s request to review minimum salary requirement for credit cards
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

On 27 October 2016, a member of public, Mr Vincent Ong Kok Lam posted a letter in the Straits Times titled ‘Review minimum salary requirement for credit cards’. Mr Ong’s son had struggled to pay his credit card bill for a long time and Read More

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Lee Hsien Loong in RSF new list of predators of press freedom
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

To mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today publishing a grim portrait gallery of 35 presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations that censor, imprison, torture or murder journalists. Most of these press freedom predators Read More

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Lim Swee Say: Improve productivity or Singapore’s competitive primacy will be risked
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Minister of Manpower Lim Swee Say warned that Singapore’s competitive superiority in offering products and services that are cheaper or better, is at risk. The Minister said that cheaper competitors are getting better with higher educational levels, and competitors using better technology are Read More

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Commuters stuck on trains as service disruptions continue on CCL due to intermittent signal fault
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced that Circle Line (CCL) experienced service disruption on Wednesday (2 November) during morning rush hour. It tweeted at around 8 am that the CCL trains are moving slower towards Harbour Front and that it was investigating Read More

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3-storey warehouse engulfed in flames at Sungei Kadut early this morning
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A warehouse in Sungei Kadut was engulfed in flames this morning (2 Nov) around 5:35am. SCDF was alerted and was already fighting the fire since before 6am this morning. SCDF firefighters have surrounded the 3-storey warehouse with seven jets, and have confined the Read More

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Netizens on new levy for Singapore-registered cars when entering Malaysia
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Starting from 1 November at 12.01am, Malaysia charges Singapore-registered cars entering Malaysia at two of the land checkpoints, Woodlands and Tuas second link. Malaysian Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai had earlier stated to the press that the Singapore cars will have to pay Read More

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MOT: Malaysia’s road charge scheme discriminatory and will be matched “in some form”
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Transport (MOT) has said that it will match “in some form” to Malaysia’s new RM20 ($6.60) levy on Singapore-registered cars entering Malaysia’s two land checkpoints. The Ministry said in a statement issued on Tuesday evening that the road charge scheme which Read More

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