Daily Archives: 2018-02-13

Singapore Airlines’ blockchain-based loyalty program: is it a good move for consumers and the company?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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ICA releases statistics on immigration and custom offence
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Police issues statement on Thaipusam incident, said it received noise disturbance complaint on Thaipusam procession
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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SPP’s statement on Budget 2018: Improving Singaporean’s quality of life, bridging inequality, spending prudently
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The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has issued its statement on the upcoming Budget 2018 that will be announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on 19 Feb 2018 at the Singapore Parliament. SPP highlights the growing issue of inequality in Singapore and lists Read More

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Can bike sharing services in Singapore really help you save money?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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MINDEF to tap NSF talent pool to bolster Singapore’s cyber defences
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Customers take to social media to air their grievances with SingPost’s poor services
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A SingPost postman was reported to have been dismissed by SingPost after it was revealed that he had thrown mails into the rubbish bin. This was said by a SingPost spokesperson in response to media queries regarding a viral social media post which had a Read More

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Singapore tourism sector performance breaks record for the second year running in 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Train delays along NSL and EWL on Tuesday morning
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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Appointments to the Supreme Court Bench
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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