Daily Archives: 2018-02-13

Singapore Airlines’ blockchain-based loyalty program: is it a good move for consumers and the company?

by ValuePenguin Last week, we wrote about the possibility of traditional retailers launching Bitcoin based loyalty programs. Only a week later, Singapore Airlines serendipitously announced that it will be launching the world's first blockchain based airline loyalty digital wallet, just as we predicted. We believe many others with any form of loyalty program will eventually follow suit, with retailers, hotel chains and credit card issuers being the …

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ICA releases statistics on immigration and custom offence

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that in 2017, its officers arrested 1,176 immigration offenders (IOs) and 300 harbourers and employers of IOs. 90,327 contraband cases were detected at the checkpoints and 53 persons were convicted for marriage of convenience offences. In its report, ICA stated that he total number of immigration offenders (IOs) arrested last year decreased by 8.0 …

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Police issues statement on Thaipusam incident, said it received noise disturbance complaint on Thaipusam procession

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has released a statement regarding the commotion between police and Hindu Endowment Board (HEB) officers and devotees during Thaipusam procession on 31 January along  Serangoon Road and Selegie Road. In the video posted by Pradeep Thana, netizens can clearly see the officers recording the devotees as they held the ceremony, causing discomfort for all of them. Mr …

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Can bike sharing services in Singapore really help you save money?

by ValuePenguin With the promise of providing cheap and environmentally friendly mode of transportation, bike sharing services have been growing like weeds all over the world. But do they really help consumers save money? Just like how we compare credit cards to bring the best solution to consumers, our team at ValuePenguin crunched numbers to compare different modes of transportation in Singapore …

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MINDEF to tap NSF talent pool to bolster Singapore’s cyber defences

Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence Mr Ong Ye Kung officiated the signing of the work-learn Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Cyber NSF Work-Learn Programme between the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)'s Defence Cyber Organisation (DCO) and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) on Monday (12 February). The MOU was signed by MINDEF's Deputy Secretary …

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Singapore tourism sector performance breaks record for the second year running in 2017

Both tourism receipts and visitor arrivals for 2017 attained record highs for the second time in two years. announced the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). According to STB, tourism receipts rose by 3.9 percent to S$26.8 billion, due primarily to growth in visitor arrivals across all top 10 markets and higher visitor arrivals from high-spending markets such as China, South Korea, United States …

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Train delays along NSL and EWL on Tuesday morning

Train disruptions occurred during peak hours on Tuesday (13 Feb) morning, starting on the North South Line (NSL) and continued to the East West Line (EWL). No official announcement posted by the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) on its social media platforms. At 7:58am Kok Siang informed that a signal fault was announced over the train's public announcement system along the …

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Appointments to the Supreme Court Bench

It is announced that the President of the Republic of Singapore, on the advice of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr Tan Puay Boon, Ms Mavis Chionh, and Mr Ang Cheng Hock as Judicial Commissioners of the Supreme Court of Singapore under Article 95(4) (a) of the Constitution. The Supreme Court noted that the appointments of Mr Tan and Ms Chionh will take …

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