Daily Archives: 2019-03-05

BCA orders demolition of illegal 9th floor on building in Alexandra

The Alexcier’s secret and illegal ninth floor will have to be demolished by early April as ordered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The illicitly constructed floor made news last weekend when the BCA received an anonymous tip that the 8-level Alexcier building in Alexandra had a secret 9th floor spanning about 5,000 sq ft that was built without …

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Studies say vaping may be as dangerous as smoking but netizens rubbish the claim

There’s no dispute that smoking is addictive, and it causes endless health issues which eventually could lead to death. But when it comes to vaping, there is no consensus. Since 1993, Singapore has banned sales of imitation tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. But, in February 2018, Singapore also made it illegal to buy, use or possess these. Vapes, or commonly known …

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Govt finally disbands streaming 38 years after Dr Tan Cheng Bock spoken against it

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced in Parliament today (5 Mar) that streaming in secondary schools will be removed and replaced by subject-based banding (SBB) by 2024. Also, following this, the O-Level and N-Level examinations will be combined into one common national examination. The existing system of streaming students into Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) based on their PSLE …

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