Daily Archives: 2017-02-09

HDB lift with “Waterfall feature” at Tiong Bahru

A video shows a lift located at Tiong Bahru, showered with "waterfall" as a resident takes the lift up the HDB flat. https://www.facebook.com/mrbrownlah/?fref=nf Renowned Singapore blogger, Mr Brown posted the video on his Facebook page, saying that Tiong Bahru flat has "waterfall feature" He wrote that a reader by the name of Jonathan, sent him the video which was taken …

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LTA to stop issuing physical road tax discs from 15 February 2017

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has reminded the public that it will stop issuing physical road tax discs from 15 February 2017 as part of its efforts to streamline processes as announced in August last year, stating that motorists will also no longer be required to display road tax discs on the windscreens of their vehicles. Starting from 15 February 2017, …

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1.6kg heroin and synthetic cannabis oil seized in CNB operation

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted two separate operations on 7 and 8 February 2017 and arrested four persons and seized about 1.6kg of heroin and a packet of vegetable matter believed to be cannabis and four bottles of suspected synthetic cannabis oil. CNB said that the first case saw the arrest of a young Singaporean male who had ordered …

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MOM initiates new annual survey on freelancers

The Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say said that in September last year the MOM has initiated a new annual survey, to gather statistics on the changes in the freelancing landscape to understand the profiles of freelancers, including whether it is their primary or secondary source of income, and in what sectors and occupations. This was done in relation with …

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Oil rebounds despite inventory pile up

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Oil prices rebounded 1.5% overnight despite a big jump in US crude inventories. Last night’s US DoE report showed that commercial crude inventories rose 13.8 million barrels last week as US refineries cut output. This marks the fifth consecutive week of climbs and also the largest weekly jump in over two years. It seems that …

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AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd appointed to design HSR infrastructure within Singapore

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd and its team of specialist consultants to conduct the Advanced Engineering Study (AES) for the complete design of the High Speed Rail (HSR) infrastructure within Singapore. This includes providing architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and other design services required for the Jurong East terminus, tunnels, and the bridge across the Straits …

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Water is affordable – A perspective check

By Anthony Tan I refer to the commentary “Singapore water cost 10 times more than Hong Kong but average consumption only 30% less” on your site. While I agree with the author view that price of water is considerably higher than in certain countries. As an environmental engineer, I, however, disagree with the way the author makes his argument. Water though …

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