Daily Archives: 2018-12-21

“Experts” quoted by TodayOnline say NTUC takeover of Kopitiam will keep food prices low but netizens think otherwise

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has given the green signal to NTUC Enterprise to buy over home-grown food operator Kopitiam after finding out that the move will not lead to a “substantial lessening of competition”. The completion watchdog discovered that NTUC Enterprise and Kopitiam are not each other’s closest competitions as there are other powerful rival groups …

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IMDA throws “bombshell” at TOC’s fundraising efforts by seeking NRIC number for all its donors

After filing a police report on The Online Citizen for a case on alleged criminal defamation, the Info-communications Media Development Authority has dropped yet another “bombshell” on the independent news website this morning. In a letter to TOC, IMDA states that the publication is only allowed to receive contributions from “verified local sources for the provision, management and/or operation of …

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Singapore voted as one of the best places for dining and shopping by tourists

Do you know what tourists visiting Singapore enjoy doing in the Lion City? As what many would have expected, a majority of them like eating and shopping – at least based on how much they’ve spent doing these things. According to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Indulgences, Singapore ranked fifth and tenth in the global index for overall spend …

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Competition and Consumer Commission’s findings on NTUC Kopitiam acquisition disappointing

I am disappointed with the the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore’s (the Watchdog) finding that NTUC Enterprise’s proposed acquisition of food centre operator Kopitiam would not lead to a substantial lessening of competition. Giving the green light to this acquisition would see NTUC Enterprise buying all of Kopitiam Investment and its subsidiaries, which span 80 outlets island wide. With this in mind, this …

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Minor train delay along the NSL caused by a track fault at Sembawang

There was a minor train delay occurred this late afternoon (20 Dec) along the North South Line (NSL) due to a track fault at Sembawang. According to information posted on the social media platforms, the delay was caused by a track fault while there was no official statement from SMRT. A post from Wayne Chew on TATA SMRT Facebook wrote …

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ICA aims to achieve 100% online applications for its services by 2020

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced its aims to achieve 100 percent online applications from its 15 electronic services (e-Services) into the MyICA portal by 2020. According to the authority, its journey to achieve 100 percent online applications began with the launch of MyICA on 27 June 2018. MyICA is an integrated personalised portal where customers can access ICA’s …

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