Daily Archives: 2019-07-02

HDB slammed for its “rigid” regulation on renovation

Facebook user, Yap Ching Wi took to her Facebook on Monday (1 July) to criticise the Housing & Development Board (HDB) after she heard that an elderly wheelchair-bound lady is not able to reach the kitchen tap at her place to even boil water to drink. To make it worse, Ms Yap said that the senior “can only drink water …

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Singapore Life secures USD$90 million investment from Japan’s Sumitomo Life

Local wealth technology and life insurance company Singapore Life managed to secure a USD$90 million (S$122 million) investment from Sumitomo Life, one of the largest insurers in Japan. Through this transaction, Sumitomo Life acquires approximately 25% of the total issued shares in Singapore Life, and is geared towards supporting the latter’s expansion plans in offering connected, insurance-led financial services for …

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Doctors Without Borders and WeWork hold 2nd Missing Maps Mapathon in Singapore

For the second time, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and WeWork team up for a public, large-scale Mapathon as a way for people from all walks of life to directly contribute to humanitarian efforts by digitally mapping some of the world’s most vulnerable places. Dubbed as the “Doctors Without Borders and WeWork Missing Maps Mapathon”, the event …

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Scammers posing as ‘Chinese officials’ dupe victims of S$4.8mil in first quarter of 2019; Police issue advisory

In a bid to combat cases involving scammers impersonating “Chinese officials” which re-emerged in the first quarter of this year, resulting in S$4.8mil in total being fraudulently obtained from victims, the Singapore Police Force has issued an advisory regarding the modus operandi of such scammers and ways to avoid falling prey to such scams. “Between January and April 2019, 65 …

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Standardised packaging and enlarged graphic health warnings subjected for tobacco product from 1 July 2020

All tobacco products imported into, or distributed, sold, offered for sale or possessed for sale in Singapore will be subject to standardised packaging and enlarged graphic health warnings starting from 1 July 2020. In a press release on Monday (1 July), the Ministry of Health (MOH) stated that the SP Measure will apply to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigarillos, …

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#PinkDot11: Young Singaporeans chime in on 377A, PM Lee’s recent comments, and voting LGBT-friendly candidates in the GE

Thousands of Singaporean teens and youths flocked to Hong Lim Park last Saturday (29 Jun) to gather for the 11th anniversary of the Pink Dot movement, which supports the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Singaporeans to love and live freely without discrimination. TOC had the opportunity to interview more than a handful of such young Singaporeans, …

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