Daily Archives: 2018-11-13

HDB launches 7,214 flats in November 2018 BTO and SBF exercise

7,214 flats were launched for sale on Tuesday (13 November) under the November 2018 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise, which comprised of 3,802 BTO units and 3,412 SBF units across various towns/estates. The Housing & Development Board (HDB) announced in a press release on Wednesday (13 November), HDB stated that a wide selection of flats, ranging …

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Visits by Chile Sebastián Piñera and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in conjunction with 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

President of the Republic of Chile Sebastián Piñera and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will be visiting Singapore at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, to attend the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits as Guests of the ASEAN Chair. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a press release on Tuesday 13 November. The ministry stated that …

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No direct correlation between Facebook’s refusal to remove posts and intended regulation

The Ministry of Law has stated in a press release that Facebook’s refusal to take down a controversial States Times Review article which it says is “clearly false, defamatory and attacks Singapore, using falsehoods.” shows shows why legislation is required to protect Singapore from “deliberate online falsehoods.” I don’t agree with Facebook’s (FB) stance not to take down posts that are proven to …

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In-app games and various other promotional materials being used by e-commerce players to pique Singaporean consumers’ interest in 11.11

What began as a day to celebrate the singledom of students at Nanjing University in 1993 turned into one of the world’s biggest shopping festivals, thanks to commerce giant company Alibaba in 2009, and Singaporean consumers as well as businesses, particularly e-commerce ones, are not exempt from the hype surrounding 11.11. A recent study by iPrice Group has identified several trends utilised …

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Train breakdown on Sunday afternoon along the Circle Line

A train disruption occurred on Sunday (11 Nov) afternoon along the Circle Line (CCL). This time, while there were not many passengers because it was not a work day, SMRT was quick to inform about the incident, SMRT informed in a tweet that there was no train service between Marina Bay/Dhoby Ghaut to Paya Lebar due to signal fault at …

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Malaysian AGC contradicts AG’s directions in the case of a Singaporean Man

On October 9 2018, the Malaysian Immigration Department detained Gilbert Louis, a Singaporean National, at his home in Johor Bahru. He was detained together with four Phillipines Nationals – three of them who allegedly had no valid visas. As of 13 November 2018, he has yet to be charged with any offence. The Immigration Department has also yet to deport …

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