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Daily Archives: 2017-01-26

Man and woman arrested in suspicion of theft at fitness center in Tampines

Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, for their suspected involvement in a series of theft cases at a fitness center in Tampines. On 19 September 2016, the police received a report from a 27-year-old victim who lost her wallet containing S$150 cash and her hand phone valued at S$700 which had been kept inside a gym …

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2017 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) to be released on 2 February

Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that it will release the posting results for the 2017 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) on Thursday (2 February) at 9.00 am. The Ministry stated that applicants can obtain their posting results via the following channels: The JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) accessible through the JAE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/jae; and Short Messaging System (SMS) text messages sent …

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MTI: Singapore will continue to participate in regional trade deals

Responding to the US President’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said in a statement on 24 Jan that Singapore will continue to participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the proposal for a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific. “Singapore is committed to pursuing a rules-based trading system and greater regional …

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23-yr-old driver arrested for dangerous driving

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has arrested a person in a blue Prius who went viral recently for driving recklessly on the road of the country. The Police said that a 23-year-old male driver has been arrested for the offence of Dangerous Driving on 23 January 2017. On 20 January 2017, at about 5.45 pm, the Police said that the man …

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Private residential properties prices decreased by 0.5 percent in 4th quarter 2016

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has announced that prices of private residential properties decreased by 0.5 percent in 4th quarter 2016, compared with the 1.5 percent decline in the previous quarter. For the whole of 2016, it noted prices fell 3.1 percent, compared with the 3.7 percent decline in 2015. Prices of landed properties rose by 0.8 percent, compared with the …

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Increased water level at Linggiu Reservoir in Johor due to heavy rain

Rain has been falling extensively in the country throughout the last three days since Monday, resulting in the raise of the water level at the Linggiu Reservoir in Johor which is operated by Singapore's national water agency PUB. PUB has stated that the reservoir is now 30.8 percent full, up from 27.5 percent a week ago. This marked improvement from …

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Ong Khiaw Hong appointed as new Chief Executive of ACRA

Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam has appointed Mr Ong Khiaw Hong as the new Chief Executive (CE) of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) with effect from 1 April 2017. Mr Ong is currently the Deputy Commissioner (Corporate and Services Group) at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) and will be CE – Designate, ACRA with effect from …

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Singapore’s first taxi sharing scheme to be rolled out

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) Taxis has announced the roll-out of Singapore’s first taxi sharing schem26e, the SMRT Taxi Share. SMRT Taxis said that the it will progressively roll-out taxis at selected locations in Singapore for rent to drivers with a valid Taxi Driver Vocational Licence (TDVL). It said that qualified drivers will be able to rent the taxis in …

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