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Daily Archives: 2018-05-22

Hyflux seeks court protection from creditors

Singapore water treatment firm, Hyflux has applied to the High Court today (22 May) to commence a court-supervised process to reorganise its liabilities and businesses. The company, dragged down by Tuaspring– the first Integrated Water and Power Project in Asia – marked its first full year losses of $116.4 million in 2017. The company also reported losses in the first quarter …

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Train service disruption along Circle Line on Tuesday late afternoon

A train service disruption occurred along the Circle Line (CCL) due to unknown reasons on Tuesday (22 May) late afternoon. Though there was no official announcement posted by its train operator, SMRT, passengers noted different causes for the disruption via the train announcements. Affected commuters who are part of the TATA SMRT Facebook group posted what they heard on the group's timeline. …

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HDB launches 6,992 flats under May BTO and SBF exercise

The Housing Development Board (HDB) has announced that 6,992 flats are launched for sale today under the May 2018 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise, which comprises 3,970 BTO units and 3,022 SBF units across various towns/estates. HDB noted that a wide selection of flats, ranging from 2-room Flexi to Three-Generation (3Gen) flats, is offered to meet …

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Shanmugam: Children can succeed in Singapore despite challenging family circumstances including single parenthood

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam stated on Sunday (20 May) that it is possible to bring up a child to succeed in Singapore despite challenging family circumstances including single parenthood, as he reiterated the importance of individual responsibility in society. Speaking at a dialogue session with about 110 residents on women issues which was held in collaboration with the …

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6,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Tuas Checkpoint

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced that on 18 May 2018, at about 4.15pm, its officers found a total of 6,000 cartons of cigarettes in a container with the total duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) evaded amounting to about $512,400 and $37,556 respectively. ICA shared that its officers at Tuas checkpoint directed a Malaysia-registered prime mover for checks as ICA …

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“Frontrunners” for PM: Was there even a race to begin with?

by Han Lang Given the fact that our students have consistently topped international education rankings, including the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) tests, it is baffling that our local mainstream media continues to "believe", genuinely or otherwise, that there are three "frontrunners" to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Let's look at the three "frontrunners" as declared by the …

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Five affordable destinations for different types of travellers

by Singsaver.com.sg Whether you’re a fan of beaches, nature, history, food or shopping, your travel dreams are now a reality – because you can afford them For some, their ideal vacation constitutes relaxing on a nice beach, while to others, it could mean the total opposite – such as going on a hike in the great outdoors. But whether you’re a …

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