Monthly Archives: February 2017

CNB: Total of 3,245 drug abusers in 2016, a 3% decrease from 2015

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has announced that it had arrested a total of 3,245 drug abusers in 2016, noting that this was a 3 percent decrease from the 3,343 drug abusers arrested in 2015. While CNB stated that the number of repeat drug abusers arrested decreased by 7 percent, from 2,034 in 2015 to 1,898 in 2016, the number of …

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HDB launches 4,056 Build-To-Order flats in February’s exercise.

The Housing & Development Board (HDB) launched 4,056 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats in Punggol, Clementi and Tampines on Tuesday (14 Feb), HDB announced on its press release. These flats are in six projects: Waterway Sunrise II, Northshore Cove in Punggol, Tampines GreenBloom, Tampines GreenFlora, Clementi NorthArc, and Clementi Peaks. They are the first portion of 17,000 flats to be launched in …

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Syonan – The Museum of Betrayal

By Tan Wah Piow I was about to release a photo essay on my visit to the London Imperial War Museum on Sunday when I saw the  news about a Singapore museum to be launched on Wednesday.  I was shocked. Who in his or her right mind would name a museum in Singapore, Syonan? Syonan-To is the name given to Singapore by …

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Sungei Road Flea Market to close permanently after 10 July

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 Jalan Besar and Rochor Canal Road, for ground preparation works for future residential development use. The joint …

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SCDF: Fire outbreak at 13th floor unit of Blk 248 Compassvale Road

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 dispatched two Fire Engines, a Red Rhino, a Fire Bike, an Ambulance and a support vehicle to …

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