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Daily Archives: 2019-01-02

Majority of netizens support the No Smoking Zone move in Orchard Road and urges ban of smoking altogether, with minority saying that it is ridiculous

The air in Orchard Road is now a lot cleaner as the No Smoking Zone has come into effect covering public areas, since yesterday. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a press release last Wednesday (28 November) that the Orchard Road precinct will be designated a No Smoking Zone from 1 Jan onwards. NEA added that smokers can only …

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Yakult joins the no-straw movement in 2019

Yakult Singapore is stepping into the New Year greener than before. In a Facebook post on 27 Dec, the company announced that they will stop providing straws in their drink packages. The announcement follows a number of food and beverage giants around the world pledging to cut down their use of plastics. This includes entire cities such as Bali enacting …

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Three-quarter tank rule expanded to cover Singapore-registered diesel-powered vehicles leaving Singapore to Malaysia via land checkpoints

Singapore Customs stated in a press release on Wednesday (2 January) that the three-quarter tank rule will be expanded to cover Singapore-registered diesel-powered vehicles, which is in line with the introduction of a usage-based diesel duty announced in Budget 2017 to reduce diesel consumption and resultant air pollution. Singapore-registered vehicles are required to have a minimum amount of motor fuel …

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900,000 Singaporean HDB households to receive GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate in January 2019

About 900,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next installment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate in January 2019, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced in a press release on Wednesday (2 January). The ministry stated that the U-Save rebate is one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme. “The U-Save rebate helps HDB households by …

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