Monthly Archives: February 2018

Seven important things to look for when buying a resale flat

by Singsaver.com.sg Purchasing a pre-owned flat is a big commitment. Make sure to check for these 7 things to ensure you’re spending your money well. Many Singaporeans prefer a resale flat to a new one, as there’s no waiting time involved. Besides being able to move in right away, resale flats are also often in mature districts; all the convenience stores …

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PRC-owned hotpot restaurant at Clarke Quay suspended by NEA

by Vincent Low Channel News Asia reported that the Clarke Quay branch of hotpot restaurant HaiDiLao has been suspended for two weeks (Feb 10 to Feb 23) by the National Environment Agency (NEA). According to a suspension notice on NEA‘s website, the branch at 3D River Valley Road (Clarke Quay) had accumulated 12 demerit points over the last 12 months and the …

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PTC: Commuter satisfaction with public transport dipped 1.9 percent to 94.5 percent in 2017

Public Transport Council (PTC) has released the result of its annual Public Transport Customer Satisfaction Survey (PTCSS) in October 2017, across 22 train stations and 25 bus stations / bus stops, which states that commuters’ satisfaction with public transport decreased from 96.4 percent in 2016 to 94.5 percent in 2017 due to a dip in satisfaction levels for MRT services. According to …

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Release of 2017 Singapore Cambridge GCE A-Level examination results on 23 Feb

Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that the results of the 2017 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) examination will be released on Friday, 23 February 2018, noting that school candidates may collect their results from their respective schools from 2.30 pm that day. MOE stated that private candidates will be notified of their results by post. …

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Seven strange money-related superstitions you didn’t know existed

by Singsaver.com.sg Forget Li Chun. Here are 7 more money superstitions from around the world you could try. Various cultures all have different beliefs about money. And as a great melting pot, many of them have even made their way to Singapore. Now that the practice of depositing money during Li Chun has been debunked, here are 7 other money-related superstitions you …

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Second train service disruption along NSL on Tuesday, without announcement from SMRT

Signal fault caused yet another service disruption along North South Line during Tuesday’s evening peak hours. This comes after an earlier service disruption in the morning. Information released by the transport operator, Singapore Mass Rapid Transport was limited to the train platforms and trains with no postings made on its Facebook, Twitter and transport app despite Land Transport Authority’s requirement that commuters must …

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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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SPP’s statement on Budget 2018: Improving Singaporean’s quality of life, bridging inequality, spending prudently

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 out various proposals to resolve social issues that it highlighted in its statement. Pointing to a recent …

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