Daily Archives: 2017-03-22

Trio to scale Mount Everest with support from NTU and NIE

Three Singaporeans will begin their quest to climb Mount Everest on 26 March 2017, the first Singapore team attempt since 2009. In one of the world’s most dangerous expeditions, Dr Arjunan Saravana Pillai, Ms Nur Yusrina Ya’akob and Mr Jeremy Tong plan to reach the summit of Everest by early June. The team, with their Facebook account NTUNIEEverestTeamSingapore, is being …

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Jen Teo Pui Heng to be SEC’s Executive Director with effect from 27 March

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) has appointed Ms Jen Teo Pui Heng to be its new Executive Director with effect from next Monday (27 March) to replace Mr Edwin Seah, who was removed from his position as Executive Director. Ms Teo was formerly the senior vice-president of Great Eastern Insurance as head of a team focused on business transformation and improvement. She had previously …

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Award-winning movie POP AYE to hit silver screen in April

Co-distributors Giraffe Pictures and Golden Village Pictures of the award-winning movie, POP AYE, has announced that the movie will hit silver screens in the Republic on 13 April. The Singaporean filmmaker, Kirsten Tan, who also directed and wrote the script, won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January this year. The …

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Grab to implement dynamic pricing starting from 29 March

Ride-hailing application provider Grab has announced that it will implement dynamic pricing, JustGrab, starting from next Wednesday (29 March), following approval granted by the transport authorities last week. The new system will be put on trial starting from today among Grab employees and commuters on its rewards programme. The move means that commuters who book through JustGrab will be picked …

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Yee Jenn Jong: Sending the right signals

Former Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Yee Jenn Jong wrote in his blog on Tuesday (21 March) about the flyers that were recently circulated by the residents' committee of Fengshan constituency, and the privileges that seem to come with serving as a grassroots volunteer. In his post, he mentioned that the issue over priority given to Primary 1 students whose parents are …

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Vivian Balakrishnan visits US to affirm robust and mutually beneficial bilateral partnership

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced that the Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan met US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H R McMaster on Tuesday (21 March) to affirm the robust and mutually beneficial bilateral partnership between Singapore and the US. During the meeting, Minister Balakrishnan and Lieutenant General McMaster also exchanged views on regional and international …

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Man arrested in series of milk powder thefts

Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced on Tuesday (21 March) that a 34-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of milk powder thefts. Earlier this month, the Police said they received a report that 24 tins of milk powder had been stolen from a supermarket along Turf Club Road. After extensive investigations by officers from the Tanglin Police …

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2,041 cartons and 60 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden in bus was seized by ICA at Tuas checkpoint

A total of 2,041 cartons and 60 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized by Officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). The potential duty as well as Goods and Services Tax of the duty-unpaid cigarettes evaded amounted to about S$158,840 and S$11,770 respectively. Officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) directed a Malaysia-directed bus, driven by a lone …

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Five situations that make you spend more money

By SingSaver.com.sg Some situations make you more likely to spend than others. Watch out for your wallet under these circumstances. It’s said that personal finance is 80 percent psychology and 20 percent numbers. There’s a ring of truth to that. After all, if it were simple maths, everyone would save diligently and make good financial decisions. And yet, we wage an eternal …

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