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Daily Archives: 2017-04-26

High Court increased jail sentences of three National Service defaulters

In view of the attitude that NS can be avoided, the High Court said that the attitude would ‘weaken our national security – (which is) simply intolerable’. To avoid this mindset, the High Court increased the jail terms of three National Service (NS) defaulters on Tuesday (25 Apr). The court is expected to issue a detailed judgement, to set out a …

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Three types of people who should get annual travel insurance

by ValuePenguin Singaporeans love to travel. With round trips tickets from Singapore to other destinations in SE Asia costing S$100 to S$200, it's not surprising that people find it relatively affordable to plan a weekend getaway in other countries. In fact, people travel so much that there are roughly 60 million passing through Changi Airport every year compared to only …

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ICA: 750kg chewing tobacco and 6,470 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Woodland Checkpoint

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the Woodlands Checkpoint successfully foiled two attempts to smuggle duty-unpaid cigarettes and prohibited chewing tobacco into Singapore by hiding the contraband items among consignments in cargo conveyances. A total of 6,470 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes and 74,940 sachets of chewing tobacco, weighing approximately 750kg, were seized. Case 1: About 750kg of prohibited …

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Beeline – Singapore’s first crowdsourced bus services

Local bus sharing app, Beeline SG, has slowly been gaining momentum in Singapore since its launch in August 2015. The crowdsourced bus services app allows commuters to either suggest a route that other commuters can "hop" on if they're going to places around the same destination, or alternatively suggest a route to see if there are enough people who want to reach …

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Six Singaporeans briefly detained in Batam during a raid last weekend

Six Singaporeans were among 32 foreigners arrested by Indonesian authorities during random raids on nightspots in Batam last weekend. The Jakarta Post reported that among those who were detained during the raid on bars in Kampung Bule, six were Singaporean military personnel who could not show their passports or any travel papers. Kampung Bule is an area which is usually frequented …

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SLA served last warning to three homeowners along Merpati Road to move out

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has legally possessed three freehold terrace houses along Merpati Road on Tuesday (25 Apr), and an enforcement notice was issued, after which they have a 28-day grace period to move out. SLA's deputy chief executive Simon Ong and four other officers visited their homes yesterday to serve the notice. All the other 12 homeowners of the two-storey …

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Double standards on societies intervention?

Just yesterday, former journalist, Suresh Nair posted a post on his Facebook post, claiming that Tampines Rovers, one of the oldest clubs in town, did not make a police report in 2010 when a staff member took away close to a six-figure amount from the club jackpot machines. He claimed that Former Tampines Rovers Chairman Teo Hock Seng has a lot of …

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