Daily Archives: 2018-01-04

CASE: Consumer protection laws may not apply if consumers agree to a business’s request to visit their homes
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) has announced in an advisory on Thursday (4 January) that consumer protection laws may not apply if consumers agree to a business’s request to visit their homes to promote their goods or services. The Singapore’s consumer watchdog stated that Read More

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BlueSG: Is electric car sharing really cheaper than other alternatives like Grab and Uber?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Value Penguin BlueSG, an electric car sharing service that recently launched in Singapore at the end of 2017, has been making headlines as it already served 5,000 rentals within 3 weeks of operation. It is a service meant to lower the cost of car access Read More

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Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism launches short videos to promote use of mother tongue languages
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A series of short videos promoting the use of mother tongue languages was launched by Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng in name of the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism on Thursday (4 January) at New Town Secondary School. The bilingualism Read More

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Six tips to protect yourself from AirBnB scams
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Singsaver.com.sg The popularity of Airbnb also means scammers like to target their unsuspecting customers. Here are 6 ways to protect yourself. You may recall how a Singaporean woman was scammed out of almost S$52,000, by scammers who created a spoof Airbnb website. Now we Read More

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Former Keppel Offshore & Marine CEO named in Brazilian court was also named in UK bribery case in SG court
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by Vincent Low Last week, news broke that Keppel Offshore & Marine was involved in a mega bribery case in Brazil. The whistleblower is a Brazilian, Mr Skornicki, working for Keppel as its agent. Keppel at first issued public statements to deny everything Read More

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SIA makes U-turn on its plan to charge credit card fees for flights
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced in a sale circular that after further review it has decided to cancel the plan to charge credit card fees for flights departing from Singapore booked under certain classes. The circular was announced soon after the company received backlash from Read More

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Sailor Cheryl Teo gets Olympic boost from Chiam See Tong foundation
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

2017 Southeast Asian Games gold medallist Cheryl Teo has received an Asian Games 2018 and Tokyo 2020 boost from the Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation. After applying for funding support in her quest to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the 19-year-old Read More

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Netizens question double standard on President Halimah’s convoy which parked along double yellow lines
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a response to a forum letter posted by Lianhe Zaobao on 28 December, states that it is an offence to park on double yellow line. Public dicussion was raging in regards to the lack of summons issued for Read More

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Grace Fu requests Leon Perera to apologise for comments on edited Parliamentary videos
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Leader of the House, Grace Fu has called on Workers’ Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Leon Perera to apologise to Parliament during upcoming Monday’s sitting for making false allegations that national broadcaster Mediacorp had deliberately edited and removed certain parts of a Read More

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Train withdrawn along North-South Line causes service disruption
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Yet another disruption in train service took place along the North-South Line (NSL) on Wednesday evening (3 Jan 2018) due to a train being withdrawn at Jurong East MRT station. No announcement was made by transport operator, Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) but Read More

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