Daily Archives: 2018-08-17

Ryde expands into on-demand courier services and motorcycles market with RydeSEND

Ryde Technologies (Ryde), Singapore’s homegrown mobility app, has clarified that it will not tap private-hire drivers and cabbies for the new peer-to-peer, which was said to be available from 3 September 2018. The company stated earlier that it is expanding beyond ride-hailing services to on-demand, door-to-door courier services with its latest feature RydeSEND, claiming to be the only ride-hailing app to offer a …

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Do the mystery box vending machines really constitute gambling?

Singapore has always had a strict approach when it comes to public gambling or gaming. It is after all the rationale that the authorities needed to  curb the trend of punters who were “vulnerable to filching, unfair play and other illicit practices” that justified the setting up of Singapore Pools. In short, gambling under the auspices of governmental authority is legal. …

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Gradual easing of dry and warm conditions in the next fortnight

Gradual easing of dry and warm conditions with increased showers forecast in second fortnight of August. Singaporeans may expect 5-7 days of late morning and early afternoon thundery showers, and 2 or 3 days of morning Sumatra squalls, therefore, a few warm days can still be expected. Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) stated in a press release on Thursday (16 August) that …

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HSA alert: ‘Body Slim Herbal’ and ‘Sparkle Twins’ sold online found to contain banned substance Sibutramine

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) alerted members of the public not to purchase or consume two slimming products ‘Body Slim Herbal’ and ‘Sparkle Twins’. In a press release on Thursday (16 August), HSA stated that it had tested both products and found them to contain an undeclared and banned substance, sibutramine, which poses serious health risks. Both products were detected …

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We need the Press more than ever

by Shiro In the West, for every liar or propaganda outlet, they have ten newspapers willing to report facts and truth, to get out there, to find and tell the story. Here in Singapore, and in Asia at large, we don’t have anyone with the guts to tell news. We don’t have anyone not primarily based in Hong Kong, Taiwan, …

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