Monthly Archives: October 2017

    BHRN calls for immediate release of journalists and their drivers over drone use
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Burma Human Rights Network calls for the release of photographer and journalist Aung Naing Soe, foreign journalists Lau Hon Meng and Mok Choy Lin and their driver Hla Tin, who were arrested on 27 October on charges connected to the illegal importing or Read More

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    Minister Chan Chun Sing expresses readiness to be the next PM
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Cabinet member Chan Chun Sing, as one of the contenders to be Singapore’s next leader, told journalists at a Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore briefing on Monday (30 Oct), “All of us have to be prepared to do the job when called upon,” when Read More

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    PM Lee: Next Prime Minister “likely” to be already in the cabinet
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    In a Channel NewsAsia report dated 19 october (Thursday), it is reported that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he is ready to step down as Singapore’s leader and that his successor is “very likely” already in the Cabinet. Responding to a question Read More

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    Local NGOs call out Minister for Law and Home Affairs on claims made against stance of anti-death penalty activists
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Six non-government organizations (NGOs) have jointly issued a statement in response to remarks made by Minister of Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam at the Asia Pacific Forum Against Drugs on 26 October 2017 which claimed that there have been growing calls from Read More

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    United Airlines launches World’s longest flight to the U.S. (Singapore to Los Angeles)
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Last updated on November 7th, 2017 at 06:41 pmUnited Airlines (UAL) inaugurated its nonstop Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service from Singapore (SIN) to its hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). United is the only airline operating a direct flight between Singapore and Los Read More

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    Revision of ERP charges at PIE and KPE from 6 November 2017
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced the revised ERP rates  on ERP-Priced roads and expressways with effect on 6 November 2017. The Authority stated that  it has completed its quarterly review of traffic conditions on roads and expressways, and will revise the ERP Read More

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    The Middle Ground announces process of winding down publication
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The Middle Ground (TMG), an independent online news platform, has announced that the site will commence the process of winding down the publication after two and half years of operation and thanked its supporters for all the support. The statement penned by Daniel Yap, publisher of Read More

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    Marina Bay Sands and WWF to embark on sustainability partnership
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Last updated on November 9th, 2017 at 03:57 pmLeading integrated resort (IR) Marina Bay Sands today announced a landmark partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Singapore (WWF) to raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, starting with ocean conservation. Through Read More

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    Another delay early this morning on the North-South Line
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Another train delay started this Thursday morning (27 October) along the North-South Line (NSL). At 5:56 ‏ SMRT tweeted there was a track fault and asked consumers to add 20 minutes train travel time from Ang Mo Kio to Bishan towards Marina South Read More

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    Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations for 2018 revealed
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Last updated on June 7th, 2018 at 10:04 pmBest in Travel 2018 is Lonely Planet’s 13th annual agenda-setting collection of the world’s hottest destinations, experiences and trends for the year ahead.  The best-selling inspirational travel yearbook highlights the top 10 cities, countries and Read More

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