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Neyla Zannia

Six firms to pilot new business models for moneylending

Six firms have been selected to pilot new business models for moneylending, as part of an initiative to better protect borrowers through business-led improvements, which include more comprehensive use of data to assess creditworthiness, using digitalised processes to lower cost and giving better terms to those who repay their loans early or on time. The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) said …

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LTA awards TPE-PIE Changi Viaduct completion contract at $95.6 million

The replacement tender of the Tampines Expressway (TPE)-Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) Changi Viaduct has been awarded to Hwa Seng Builder Pte Ltd at a contract sum of $95.6 million. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated in a press release on Monday (10 December) that works are expected to commence in first quarter of 2019 and the indicative completion date for this project …

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HDB to launch the sale of about 15,000 BTO flats in 2019

About 15,000 new flats of BTO (Build-to-Order) will be launched in 2019, fewer than 15,800 flats launched this year, the Housing and Development Board (HDB announced in a press release on Friday (7 December). HDB stated that the 2019 BTO flat supply includes about 2,000 flats with shorter waiting time in the new Tengah town. Home buyers can expect to …

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MND releases first half of 2019 Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme

The Ministry of National Development (MND) on Thursday (6 Dec), said it has decided to moderate the total supply of private residential units for the first half of 2019 Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme as the the demand of private housing units has started to moderate. it stated that the Government will continue to monitor the property market closely and adjust …

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Woman fined $4,500 for failure in duty of care and pet abandonment

A 27-year-old woman was fined $2,000 for pet abandonment and $2,500 for failure in duty of care, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) announced in a press release on Wednesday (5 December). In May 2018, the authority was alerted to a case where a male ginger cat was found abandoned at the void deck of Block 815C Choa …

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SPF warns public of fake letters sent in its name

The police has warned members of the public to be wary if they received fake letters purportedly sent by a Police officer in which the recipients were asked to report to a Police station on a specific date to assist in the investigations of an offence. Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced in Facebook post on Wednesday (5 December) that the letters …

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Mistaken about actual length of fireworks, citizens decry waste of tax-money on hour-long show in year-end celebration at Marina Bay

The Urban Redevelopment Agency (URA) announced in a press release on Wednesday (5 December) that a series of breath-taking fireworks will light up Marina Bay for a full hour leading to midnight for the first time to celebrate New Year Eve. The agency stated that this multi-sensory fireworks musical will take the fireworks display to the next level. The audience will …

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Singapore ranks second most powerful passport after UAE

Singapore’ passport has fallen to the second place in the 2018 Passport Index, behind the United Arab Emirates passport as the world’s most powerful passport. Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital ranks the world’s passports by the cross-border access they bring, assigning a score to each nation’s passport according to the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free or with visa on …

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