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Daily Archives: 2016-12-07

6.5 Ritcher scale earthquake hit Aceh, destroying buildings with a death toll of 94 people so far

An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit Aceh early on Wednesday (7 December) morning at 5am, destroying several buildings. There were at least five aftershocks followed the quake but no tsunami warning was issued. Mr M. Riyadi, head of the earthquake and tsunami department at the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), said, "The epicentre (of the quake is on) land, …

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PM Najib: Signing of bilateral agreement for HSR project to be held next week

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the signing of the bilateral agreement for the high-speed rail (HSR) project in Kuala Lumpur will be held next week, amid the call from Malaysian opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan to postpone the signing. Mr Najib was quoted by local media, Utusan Online, on Monday (6 December), saying, "We will sign the HSR project agreement …

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STB: Notice of Revocation has been served to Sky Travel & Tours Pte Ltd

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has issued a press statement, stating that a Notice of Revocation has been served to Sky Travel & Tours Pte Ltd (Sky Travel) on 6 December 2016 in accordance with the Travel Agents Act (Chapter 334), as the company has ceased operations and is unable to fulfil its obligations towards its customers. In accordance with the TA Act, …

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DBS/POSB announces extension of Cash-Point services to SPH Buzz newsstand outlets

DBS/POSB announced the addition of some 60 SPH Buzz newsstand outlets to its POSB Cash-Point network. With this expansion, DBS/POSB has effectively increased its POSB Cash-Point locations to around 880 islandwide. Together with DBS/POSB’s network, the bank now has over 2,400 withdrawal touchpoints in Singapore. Introduced in 2013, POSB Cash-Point is a complimentary service that allows customers to withdraw up …

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IMDA to de-register 2G-only mobile devices from 1 January 2017

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has announced that it will de-register 2G-only mobile devices for sale for use in Singapore from 1 January 2017. It stated that retailers and equipment suppliers will not be allowed to sell 2G-only mobile devices to consumers for use in Singapore from the date. Those with a Dealer’s Individual Licence (DIL) may continue to …

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SPF warns of unsubstantiated warning of terrorist attacks spreading online

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has stated that they are aware of a text message that has been circulating via Whatsapp, which warns of potential terrorist attacks in December at popular shopping areas such as Orchard Road and Vivocity. The message was also spread on Facebook, stating that the information came from someone who has a connection with an SPF officer. In …

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Service disruption along EWL on Tuesday evening due to signalling fault

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced on its Twitter on Tuesday (6 December) at 7pm that there was no train on its East-West Line (EWL) between Boon Lay and Joo Koon due to signalling fault at Joo Koon. A moment later, it said that the service had resumed. However, passengers were asked to add 10 minutes additional travelling time. …

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