Monthly Archives: February 2017

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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Public should exercise informed giving and be more discerning in responding to appeals

By Mr Jeffrey Tan, Director for Knowledge & Advocacy, NVPC With reference to TOC’s news article, “Heart Foundation files police report on fake volunteers raising donations” (22 Feb 2017), the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) would like to take the opportunity to remind members of the public to exercise informed giving and to be more discerning in responding to appeals. …

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HDT Singapore Taxi to double its fleet by June

Newcomer taxi operator, HDT Singapore Taxi, has announced that it will double its fleet of electric taxis to 100 cars by June this year. Managing director James Ng stated that in the future the company plans to operate up to 800 taxis after acquiring a full Taxi Service Operator’s Licence by the middle of next year at the official launch of the …

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More than 100 enforcement operations conducted, several PMDs impounded

Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it has conducted more than 100 enforcement operations and impounded several Personal Mobility Device (PMD)’s belonging to users found riding on the roads in the first two weeks of February. LTA stressed that PMDS do not belong on the road, saying, “Scoot safe and stay on the correct path.” LTA alerted PMD users that it …

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