Daily Archives: 2017-02-14

Sungei Road Flea Market to close permanently after 10 July
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Thieves’ Market, the oldest and largest flea market at Sungei Road, will shut permanently after  10 July, a joint statement from various agencies said on Tuesday (14 Feb). The Government will take back the site of the flea market, which is located between Read More

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Ho Ching’s video of Red Junglefowl at Sin Ming Ave raise questions about AVA’s claim
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Ms Ho Ching, Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings and wife of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted a Facebook video, showing a couple of free-roaming chickens around a bush. Ms Ho wrote in her video, “A friend in AVA tells me Read More

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SCDF: Fire outbreak at 13th floor unit of Blk 248 Compassvale Road
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that a fire broke out from a bedroom and thick black smoke was seen billowing out from a 13th floor unit of Blk 248 Compassvale Road. SCDF said that it was alerted at around 4.10 pm and Read More

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MOH: Travellers to yellow fever endemic countries advised to be vaccinated ten days before leaving
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Health (MOH) has released an advisory on travellers to be vaccinated against yellow fever at least ten days before travelling to yellow fever endemic countries. The Ministry said that Brazil had recently reported an ongoing outbreak of the disease, with most Read More

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MSF: Checks tightened for Tembusu Home after former employee cheated savings out of elderly residents
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Tembusu Home Help Service (THHS) for the destitute now has been given stronger internal controls and governance measures, said the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) on Monday (13 Feb). The measures have been put in place after a former employee allegedly Read More

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Increased number of workplace injury in 2016, while fatal injury cases remained same at 66 cases
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSHI) has announced that the overall number of workplace injury cases increased to 13,014 cases, compared to 12,351 cases in 2015. While, the number of workplace fatal injury cases remained the same at Read More

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STB: Tourism industry reached historical highs in 2016
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Last updated on February 17th, 2017 at 06:39 pmTourism industry in Singapore reaches historical highs in 2016 with breaking records for visitor arrivals, and more importantly, for tourism spend, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) statement said on Tuesday (14 Feb). Both visitor arrivals Read More

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Really? AVA states bird-flu prevention as a reason for culling of “chickens” at Sin Ming Ave
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

During the first few days of the Rooster Lunar New Year, “chickens” which had been roaming freely around Thomson View and Blocks 452 to 454 Sin Ming Avenue, were put down by Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). It was first reported by Read More

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An “unstoppable” rally for US equities
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets The US equities rally fuelled by “Trump optimism”, is “totally unstoppable”, to borrow Trump’s own phrase about a united America. Dow Jones soared to a record new high of 20,412 and S&P 500 climbed to 2,328 points last Read More

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Dr Yaacob Ibrahim: Would have preferred an open election for President
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim urged the Malay community to give the elected presidency (EP) a chance to develop and allow it to evolve in response to a question during a dialogue with tertiary students on whether the upcoming presidential election is “mere tokenism”. Read More

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