Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

Flash flood at Orchard Road and other parts of city central due to heavy rain
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Heavy rain which occurred in the afternoon has caused flash flood in several areas in central Singapore, including Orchard Road on Wednesday (8 February). Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB tweeted at 5.56pm that there was flash floods at Orchard Boulevard towards Paterson Road, Read More

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Sin Ming Fowl Incident: Can we trust AVA to ownself check ownself?
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By Georgia Tong In the recent case of culling of chickens in Sin Ming, who can verify that all those birds culled were domestic fowls? There is a high probability that there are red jungle fowls among them. A healthy brood of red Read More

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Taking Tharman’s ‘Inclusive Prosperity’ seriously
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By Tan Wah Piow What I like about Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s Inclusive Prosperity talk at the London School of Economics (30 Jan 2017) is that it was not reported in the Straits Times. As a newspaper of record, I would have thought it would Read More

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MHA to conduct review of penalties under Road Traffic Act to take tougher stance against irresponsible motorists
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development, Desmond Lee stated that the Ministry is conducting a review of penalties under the Road Traffic Act in order to take a tougher stance against irresponsible motorists. This is his Read More

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Families of death row inmates allowed to visit inmate more frequently but informed less than a week before execution?
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development, Desmond Lee stated that after being notified of the date on which the sentence would be carried out for a death-row inmate, the inmate’s family is allowed to visit the Read More

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RFP put up for development of 5th desalination plant on Jurong Island
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Singapore’s national water agency PUB has put up a Request for Proposal (RFP) on Tuesday (7 Feb) for the development of Singapore’s fifth desalination plant on Jurong Island, to be ready by 2020. The plant will add another 137,000 cubic metres, or approximately Read More

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MOM: 5 in 10 job vacancies are PMET – Education, healthcare, infocomm and service-related jobs
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Nearly half of all vacancies as at 30 September 2016 were for Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs). The job openings were mainly education, healthcare, infocomm and service-related occupations. These are the key findings from the ‘Job Vacancies 2016’ report released on 7 Read More

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Dollar Index rebounds, oil tumbles
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets China’s foreign reserves fell more than expected to US$ 2.998 trillion – a lowest level in six years. The drop is even larger if we take into consideration the drop in the US dollar in the month of Read More

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4,844 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Woodlands checkpoint
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers made a seizure of 4,844 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes at Woodlands checkpoint on 6 February 2017 at about 3.20pm. It said that its officers directed a Malaysia-registered lorry, driven by a lone 50-year-old male Malaysian, for further checks Read More

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Cleaner in world’s 34th most expensive city, earns 6 times more than a cleaner in world’s most expensive city, Singapore
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “San Francisco janitor who earned S$380k in a year caught hiding in closet during work hours” (Straits Times, 8 Feb). It states that “Mr Liang Zhao Zhang, who cleans the Powell Street station in downtown San Francisco, reportedly Read More

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