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Daily Archives: 2016-11-07

Parliament moves motion to honour Paralympians for their achievements

A motion was moved in Parliament today (7 November) to honour the achievements of Paralympians contingent at the Rio Paralympic Games in September. The 13-strong team of Paralympians was invited, however, only nine of them have turned up at the motion, including Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh. Yip earned two golden medals at the Games. The first gold medal in the 100m …

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Two Indonesians kidnapped in Sulu Sea; Indonesia questions Malaysia’s commitment to safeguard its waters

BOGOR, Indonesia — The government of Indonesia asked Malaysia about its commitment to safeguard its waters from the threat of armed groups. Kompas reported that the Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi raised this issue after two Indonesians were again taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines on Saturday (5 Nov). The Indonesian Government has also opened intense communication with …

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Monthly refuse rubbish collection fees will be raised with effect from 1 January 2017

National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced that it will be revising the refuse collection fees for households, in line with the higher cost of providing refuse collection services. NEA stated that it has appointed Public Waste Collectors (PWCs) to collect refuse from households via open tenders. Each household pays its PWC a monthly refuse collection fee through its monthly utility …

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$350 million set aside by MOE over next five years for research in fields of social sciences and humanities

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam has announced that the Ministry of Education (MOE) will set aside $350 million over the next five years for research in fields of social sciences and humanities. Mr Tharman, who was speaking at the launch of the Institute for Societal Leadership (ISL) under the Singapore Management University …

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Agoda credit card promotions for all your 2016 holidays

By SingSaver.com.sg Singaporeans can save even more on hotel bookings with these Agoda credit card promotions. Use them for your next holiday! First published on 14 July 2016. Credit card promotions updated as of 2 November 2016. 2016 is coming to its tail end, but there’s still plenty of time for you to finalise your December holiday. Take advantage of special deals …

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20 electric scooters seized and more than 1,400 notices issued for using non-compliant PABs

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that 20 electric scooters were seized for riding on the road and more than 1,400 notices issued for using non-compliant power-assisted bicycles (PAB) between January and September this year. LTA said that it has been stepping up enforcement efforts to deter unsafe and reckless riding behaviour by cyclists and personal mobility device users since …

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MenstruHeat, a drug-free remedy for menstrual cramps, launched in 7-Eleven stores by home-grown company

MenstruHeat, a natural heat remedy for menstrual cramps has been officially launched today in 7-Eleven stores, a product that for females that could provide comfort and relief. PSLove Company, a home-grown company, started by a young and aspiring female entrepreneur with the vision of saving 500 million females worldwide from menstrual cramps, unveiled its newest sale strategy to offer consumers both …

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HDB wins Special Recognition Award in International Highrise Award 2016

The jury of the International Highrise Award 2016 on 2 November endowed the Housing & Development Board (HDB) of Singapore with a Special Recognition Award (SRA) for its exemplary leadership as a public agency realizing innovative high-rise sustainable residential community projects. The SRA is a branch of the International Highrise Award, which is presented by the culturally rich and diverse …

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The Necessary Stage presents ‘Those Who Can’t, Teach!’

The Necessary Stage (TNS) celebrates its 30th anniversary with the restaging of one of Singapore’s most important theatre classics, Those Who Can’t, Teach! (TWCT). TWCT is a refreshing injection of comedy and drama into a universal narrative about overstretched teachers and troubled teenagers, a subject that remains pertinent to recurring public debate on the education system. First staged in 1990 …

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