Daily Archives: 2018-02-05

AGC’s view on doctored Facebook image exaggerated and unnecessary

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam informed the Parliament that the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) is looking into a doctored newspaper report on Facebook that claimed a lawyer from the People's Action Party (PAP) had saved the accused leaders of the City Harvest case from harsher sentences of the charges filed against them. He was responding to a question by …

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Smoke at Ang Mo Kio MRT station due to overheated bearings of escalator

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has stated that the smoke rising from an escalator at Ang Mo Kio station on Monday (5 February) was due to overheated motor bearings. An escalator, which leads toward the underground linkway to Ang Mo Kio Hub, was cordoned off after the smoke was seen emitting from it. According to Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), one …

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Minister Gan forces private ambulance operators to upgrade ambulances passing more cost to patients

by Vincent Low Last Monday (29 Jan 2018), it was reported that the Ministry of Health intends to table a new Bill, "Healthcare Services Bill" to regulate private ambulances. When it is passed, the Bill will differentiate between emergency ambulance services for acute patients vs medical transport services for stable patients. Under the new Bill, emergency ambulance services will need …

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How e-commerce tax might affect consumers and how to reduce its impact

by ValuePenguin Ahead of the Singapore government's budget announcement in February, there has been much talk of rise in GST. Currently, consumers in Singapore are exempt from paying GST when they purchase less than S$400 worth of goods online from overseas vendors. It is widely believed that this exemption will be wiped out in the new budget as the government attempts …

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“Journeys, a double bill” – A production of two similar yet distinctively flavoured solo-pieces

This weekend saw the performance of two local talented artists, Erwin Shah Ismail and Kimberly Chan of their self-written production in "Journeys, a double bill" at the School of the Arts Singapore. Performed as solo-pieces, each performer single-highhandedly covered 45 mins of showtime (without break), holding a tight grasp onto the audience's attention as they cycled through various characters depicted in …

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Six money facts every Singaporean should know by the time they turn 18

by SingSaver.com.sg You’re never too young to know your money. Boost your money knowledge with these 7 essentials for a sound financial foundation. The start of a new year is a good time to take stock, and reflect on life’s various lessons. For Singaporeans who are turning 18 the coming year, it’s time to take stock of your own financial situation …

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Five fashionable ways of saving on your wardrobe cost

by Value Penguin Shopping can be an expensive hobby. According to the Singaporean government survey of household expenditure, an average household spends about S$200 on purchasing clothing, footwear and other personal effects on a monthly basis, amount to S$2,400 of shopping expenses per year. For avid shoppers, this budget could be easily be multiple times bigger, given that even the cheapest Chanel bag …

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