Daily Archives: 2017-01-19

Commuters can now tap for fares with fitness bands from Garmin
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

EZ-Link Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest issuer of CEPAS compliant cards, today announced the launch of EZ-Link Wearables, a new product line featuring smart, stylish wearables offering ez-link payment functions and a new array of lifestyle options. Focusing on fitness for a start, EZ-Link Read More

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DBS customers able to spend overseas in local currency without any additional charges
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

DBS Bank has unveiled its plans to help customers save on their overseas spending by avoiding high foreign exchange (FX) and conversion fees. Starting from 18 January, customers with a DBS Visa Debit Card linked to a DBS Multi-Currency Account (MCA) can use Read More

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Square Yards Singapore Pte Ltd fined for failing to provide advisory about risks involved in purchasing foreign properties
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Council for Estate Agencies’ (CEA) Disciplinary Committee has sentenced Square Yards Singapore Pte Ltd (SYS) to a fine of S$7,500 for one charge of failing to provide a written advisory to an investor about the risks involved in purchasing foreign properties. The Read More

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Tuas Viaduct to be opened on 18 February to enhance transport connectivity to businesses
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that it will open the Tuas Viaduct from 6am on Saturday (18 February) to enhance transport connectivity to businesses in Tuas. LTA said that the 4.8km long viaduct is the first integrated road – rail viaduct and Read More

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Dendrobium, Singapore’s home-grown electric supercar to debut at Geneva Motor Show
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Dendrobium, an orchid-inspired car made by Vanda Electrics in Singapore, is ready to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 7 March. According to the company in its press statement, the car was developed by Vanda Electrics with a partnership with Read More

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Decision to partially suspend use of facilities for more than 1000 children, a”genuine legacy” for all to remember
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By Jose Raymond The Singapore Land Authority (SLA)’s decision to suspend Home United Youth Football Academy’s use of two of its pitches at the Mattar Road premises because of complaints by a few residents is a slap in the face for the development Read More

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Singapore and China to tighten bilateral relationship
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Liu Zhenmin visited Singapore to co-chair the 10th Bilateral Consultations between the Singapore and Chinese Foreign Ministries with Permanent Secretary (PS) for Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong on 17 January 2017. The Ministry of Read More

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Fifth Newater plant at Changi increases Newater capacity to 40% of country’s water demand
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A fifth Newater plant has been launched at Changi on Wednesday (18 Jan). Developed by a joint effort of local and foreign companies, the plant is able to produce 50 million gallons of Newater a day and planned to supply the PUB water for Read More

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Phishing emails lure victims into revealing their personal particulars and bank account details
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has stated that it received several reports of phishing emails where the victims were deceived into revealing their personal particulars and bank account details since 5 January 2017. The Police said that in these cases, the victims would first Read More

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Greenpeace: Indonesia forest destruction is being funded by HSBC
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

HSBC, one of the biggest banks in the world, is funding destructive palm oil companies, according to a Greenpeace blog post on 17 January. Annisa Rahmawati, Senior Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, on 17 January posted the secretly filmed footage above which Read More

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