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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Minister Chan Chun Sing expresses readiness to be the next PM

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 asked if he would like the job of prime minister. He said that he and his colleagues had …

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PM Lee: Next Prime Minister “likely” to be already in the cabinet

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 during a CNBC interview on whether he was ready to step down in a couple of years, …

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Local NGOs call out Minister for Law and Home Affairs on claims made against stance of anti-death penalty activists

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 activists and "well-funded campaigns" around the world, including in Singapore, for a softer stance against drugs and …

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United Airlines launches World’s longest flight to the U.S. (Singapore to Los Angeles)

United 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 Angeles. Celebrating the launch, passengers of the inaugural flight were greeted by iconic Hollywood celebrity impersonators and invited to participate in a cake-cutting ceremony. The …

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Revision of ERP charges at PIE and KPE from 6 November 2017

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 rates at the following locations: The toll charge for the ERP located at KPE (after Defu flyover) …

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The Middle Ground announces process of winding down publication

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 TMG wrote that it is a decision that the TMG team has been dreading for some time, and …

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Marina Bay Sands and WWF to embark on sustainability partnership

Leading 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 the partnership, Marina Bay Sands and WWF have jointly developed measurable and achievable goals to improve responsible procurement within the IR and transform its supply …

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Another delay early this morning on the North-South Line

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 Pier: [NSL]: Due to a track fault, pls add 20mins train travel time from #AngMoKio to #Bishan …

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Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations for 2018 revealed

Best 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 regions that Lonely Planet’s experts recommended travellers experience in 2018. Chile takes the coveted top spot of the best country for travellers in 2018, while …

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