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Neyla Zannia

About 3,500 rental tenants bought first home in BTO or SBF

Around 3,500 rental tenants have bought their first home in the Build-to-Order or Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercises since 2013 with the help of various housing grants. The Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced on Sunday (10 February) that close to 2,000 of these tenants have moved into their new flat. While, the rest are waiting for the completion of their …

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1,169 concealed packets of chewing tobacco found at Woodlands Checkpoint

A total of 1,169 packets of chewing tobacco concealed in the motorcycle’s carrier box, the raincoat bag and haversack, and inside of shoes. In a Facebook post on Friday (8 February), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that its officers at Woodlands Checkpoint referred a 50-year-old male Malaysian motorcyclist for further checks on Thursday at about 4.45 am. True to officers’ …

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SingPost announces immediate measures to improve service quality; Consumers not buying the promise

Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) has announced that it is holding a fundamental review of SingPost’s mail operations is underway to raise reliability and service standards, and to meet the demands of the evolving postal landscape over the years. In a press release on Thursday (7 February), it stated that it accepts the financial penalty imposed by the Infocomm Media Development Authority …

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Lawrence Wong: New option to get HDB flats even sooner

Housing & Development Board (HDB) will provide an option for flat buyers to book remaining flats from the Re-Offer of Balance Flat (ROF) pool at any time of the year, which will start around the middle of the year, with the first batch of about 120 flats. In a blog post, Minister of Development Lawrence Wong shared that every year, about 20,000 …

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IMDA imposes financial penalty of $100,000 on Singpost for not meeting 2017 QOS standards; Consumers remark “too cheap” for the company

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced on Thursday (7 February) that it will impose a financial penalty of S$100,000 on Singapore Post (SingPost) for its failure to meet the delivery standards of local basic letters and registered mail on nine events in 2017. The authority said that “this was not the first instance that SingPost failed to comply” with …

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Special edition Istana 150 Souvenir Series of Medallions launched by President Halimah Yacob to commemorate 150th anniversary of the Istana

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Istana, one of Singapore's oldest National Monuments, President Halimah Yacob launched an Istana Souvenir Series of Medallions and Flashpay cards at the Chinese New Year Istana Open House. In a press release on Wednesday (6 February), the Istana said that the collaboration between the President’s Office and the Singapore Mint, the Istana Souvenir Series consists of …

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SPF: Foreign vehicles with a number of outstanding fines, may be denied entry to Singapore

Starting from 1 April 2019, foreign vehicles with a number of outstanding fines for traffic, parking or vehicular emissions offences may be denied entry into Singapore. This move, according to the Singapore Police Force (SPF), aims to strengthen enforcement of such offences. About 60,000 foreign vehicles enter Singapore daily. While the majority of foreign motorists are law abiding, SPF noted that …

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117 drug offenders arrested in ten-day island-wide operation

117 suspected drug offenders were arrested during the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 21 January to the morning of 1 February 2019. According to the authority, a total of about 280g of ‘Ice’, 13g of heroin, 27g of cannabis, 2,234 Erimin-5 tablets, 41 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 24g of New Psychoactive Substances and a …

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