Daily Archives: 2019-08-14

Singaporean couple shares their journey into urban farming

27-year-old Justine Ong-Farmer and her 31-year-old husband Scott Farmer both had well-paying jobs in Singapore. Ong, who is the youngest of four children, was born and bred in Singapore, and comes from a large Peranakan family. She was brought up in a very lively and colourful home, and around strong matriarchs. On the other hand, Scott is originally from the …

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Kaspersky detects a new wave of Wroba Trojan activity in Singapore

According to Kaspersky’s Botnet Tracking System, a new wave of Wroba Trojan activity has been detected in Singapore. Kaspersky experts saw first traces of the malware last Tuesday (6 Aug) when it was targeted at users in Singapore, consisting of commands to send SMS on Singapore’s phone numbers. Kaspersky hinted that cybercriminals tried to attract users with the notification of …

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SCDF should carry out retrofitting works in HDB flats, use data visualisation to map areas with many ageing residents: WP MP Daniel Goh, on the Fire Safety (Amendment) Bill

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) should equip all HDB households with smoke detectors and the Home Fire Alarm Device (HFAD), and utilise new technologies such as data visualisation to map areas where there are large concentrations of elderly residents in a bid to buttress fire safety, said Non-constituency Member of Parliament and Workers’ Party member Daniel Goh. Speaking in …

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Cherian George on racial and religious intolerance in Singapore

With the recent debates swirling again about race and racism in Singapore, Professor Cherian George weighed in on Twitter to highlight a chapter from his book Singapore, Incomplete: A reflection on a First World Nation’s Arrested Political Development which addresses the issue of justice and equality. #Singapore is debating racism, with a refreshing openness among both minorities and the majority, …

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Disneyland Shanghai sued over ‘double standards’

A Chinese student is suing American giant Disney alleging double standards because the company bans visitors to its Asian theme parks from taking their own food. The lawsuit against Shanghai Disneyland takes the entertainment company to task because the same strictures do not apply in its US or European parks. The legal action, which has sparked widespread support on social …

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