Daily Archives: 2017-02-24

What is the revenue of water sales if costs are revealed

Cost of supplying water has more than doubled I refer to the article “Cost of supplying water has more than doubled: PUB” (Straits Times, Feb 24). “The cost of developing and operating Singapore’s water supply system has more than doubled in 15 years. In 2000, it cost about $500 million to run the system, national water agency PUB said yesterday. …

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International Premier of “We are not a nuisance! The Ken Ken & Gold-D story

Animal Human Alliance announced the International Premier of “We are not a nuisance! The Ken Ken & Gold-D story” on Saturday (25 February). Based on the real-life story of Ken Ken and Gold-D, the documentary examines the situation of community cats. Looking at cases in Taiwan and Italy, the Alliance ask how to make life better for community cats and their …

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SSG takes action against over 4,400 individuals for false SkillsFuture Credit claims, totalling $2.2 million

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) announced that it has taken enforcement action against over 4,400 individuals who submitted false SkillsFuture Credit claims, totalling about $2.2 million. In end January this year, SSG said that it has discovered about 4,400 individuals who have submitted false claims, effectively encashing their SkillsFuture Credit without attending any courses. “The vast majority – over two-thirds of the …

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17-year-old male dies after falling from 4th floor of Orchard Central Mall

A 17-year-old man passed away from his injuries after he fell from the fourth-storey linkway between Orchard Central and Orchard Gateway on Friday (24 February) afternoon. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the incident at about 4.05pm. The man then was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital which was on standby to receive him. SCDF said that paramedics …

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SIT and UniSIM to offer new programs to allow students alternate studying and working

SIM University (UniSIM) and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will offer new degree programs to allow undergraduates to alternate between studying and working. The program will start on the second half of this year. About 65 places would be available under the SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programs, which would be piloted in those two universities. SIT will have the new programs …

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Result of GCE A-Level released, down slightly from last year

Results of Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) Examination was released today (24 Feb), a joint press release from the MOE and SEAB informed. 12,538 students sat for the 2016 GCE A-Level Examination as school candidates. 11,612, or 92.6%, received at least three H2 passes, with a pass in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry, the press …

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The need to reconsider how Singapore remembers WW2

By Vernon Chan Yes, the Syonan Gallery has been renamed to the less offensive and traumatising “Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies“. But have the professionals behind the formulating, marketing, chronicalising, and critiquing of Singapore history learnt from this episode? Should they seriously reconsider an approach and narrative that is not just stale, not just failed, but poisoning the Singapore …

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14,492 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes confined in gypsum board layers seized, six Malaysians arrested

More than 14,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized and six Malaysian men were arrested on Wednesday, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Singapore Customs said in a press release on Friday (24 Feb). On 22 February 2017, at about 6.25am, an ICA officer at the Tanjong Pagar Scanning Station directed a Singapore-registered truck for inspection. The officer had …

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