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Daily Archives: 2018-09-07

61-yr-old cleaner sentenced three-years imprisonment for making calls to 999

A 61-year-old cleaner was jailed for three years on Thursday (6 September) after pleading guilty to five counts on making calls to an emergency telephone number, intending to annoy the operators and send false messages. Twelve other similar counts were taken into consideration for his sentence. Gurcharan Singh had faced the same matter several times since 2000. He made calls …

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It is the PAP that is disloyal, not the four Singaporeans

The Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) has everything to gain to paint the four Singaporeans who met the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in a bad light. Firstly, it is no secret that relations between Dr. M and the Lee family who wield all power in the island state have not always been smooth sailing. The surprise elections across …

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Polytechnic courses for next year’s intake to be reduced by 20 to 200

In an effort to keep polytechnic courses up to date to prepare students for a rapidly evolving workforce, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that it will be reducing the courses for next year’s intake by 20. Speaking to TODAY Online, MOE said that the total number will be reduced from 220 in 2018 to 200 in 2019, and …

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A conversation with Platinum Pass winner Tzai Wei Phua

Singaporean poker player, Tzai Wei Phua was one of the big winners of the recent APPT Manila. His victory in the Mega Stack Shot Clock Big Blind Ante earned him a Platinum Pass, which guaranteed his ticket to the Bahamas next January, where a USD 25,000 poker event will be held. During his talk with Somuchpoker afterwards, Tzai shared with how important this title is to him, as well as the …

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Travel cancellations, delays and postponements: Will your insurer pay out?

by ValuePenguin Under what circumstances will you get your travel insurance claim accepted if your trip is cancelled, delayed or postponed? Read on to find out. A delayed or cancelled trip not only brings anxiety about missing important transfers or a part of your holiday itinerary, but it can also cost you hundreds of dollars. As an unlucky traveller found out, even …

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Rare glimpse into Joseph Schooling’s rigorous journey to Olympics glory in Yakult’s Billions Strong publicity campaign

Yakult Singapore, partnered up with ADK Singapore to introduce Joseph Schooling in its Billions Strong publicity campaign, offering a rare glimpse of Schooling’s rigorous journey before he emerged under the spotlight. Joseph Schooling has an impressive swimming career that shows no signs of stopping. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, he bear an 8-year old Olympic record held by world renowned swimmer Micheal Phelps in …

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Six people arrested and nearly 1.5 kg heroin worth about $102,000 seized

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) revealed on Thursday that nearly 1.5 kg heroin worth about $102,000 seized and six people were arrested in the afternoon of 4 September 2018. It said that its officers were deployed in the vicinity of Tuas South Avenue 1 to conduct observation on a group of suspected drug traffickers. At about 5:45 pm, two cars – …

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COE price declines: How much do Singapore’s most popular cars cost now?

by ValuePenguin Cars in Singapore are typically very expensive; however, COE premiums dropped in the last year, which may entice Singaporeans to consider purchasing new cars. We dug into the data to find out which cars were most popular and how much these cars go for at local dealerships. Singapore is famous for its exorbitant car prices, largely thanks to legal …

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Man jailed two weeks for resisting arrest by Singapore Customs officers

A Singaporean man was sentenced by the State Courts on 4 September 2018 to two weeks’ imprisonment for resisting arrest by Singapore Customs officers and was also fined $1,000 for storing duty-unpaid cigarettes. Singapore Customs (SC) in its press release, stated that Hizman Bin Amran, 23, had pleaded guilty to one charge of intentionally offering resistance against lawful apprehension and …

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