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Neyla Zannia

China asks Singapore to respect its stance on the South China Sea dispute

China has asked Singapore to respect its decision to ignore the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruling made on 12 July 2016 . The court ruled that China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the ‘nine-segment line’. The contested area in the South China Sea includes the Paracel Islands, …

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Pokémon Go officially launched in Singapore

After weeks of waiting, Pokémon Go is finally officially launched in Singapore today (6 August). Fans of the game can download it from Apple and Google Play store. The official account Twitter of the game announced the news at around 8 am this morning. #PokemonGO is now available on Android and iOS devices in the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan. pic.twitter.com/TJBfSzkSUl …

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LTA chief Chew Men Leong resigned after less than two years on the job

Chief Executive of Land Transport Authority Chew Men Leong has announced his resignation saying that he was leaving for a personal career development in the private sector, in just less than two years after he served the position. Mr Chew, 48, did not mention where he was heading for, while some speculation spread that he might join the Singapore Technologies fold. …

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Suspected terrorists arrested in Batam for plan to attack Marina Bay

Six suspected terrorists were arrested at various location in Batam by Indonesia’s counter-terrorism force, Densus 88 this morning (5 August) according to local media Batam News. The suspects are Gigih Rahmat Dewa, 31, Trio Syafrido, 46, Eka Saputra, 35, Tarmidzi, Hadi Gusti Yanda, 20, and M Tegar Sucianto, 19. All of the arrested work at a fabric factory except Trio who …

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Former NCMP shares thoughts on educational options for autistic children

Parents of special needs children should not be paying any more in school fees, than those with children in mainstream schools, wrote Gerald Giam, former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament from Workers’ Party, on his Facebook account. Mr Giam was sharing an encounter during his house visit that he had with a family. The parents shared with him that they are very concerned about …

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Lady hit by a car after crossing the road on Punggol Way carelessly

A jaywalking pedestrian was injured after a car hit her along Punggol Way on Wednesday (Aug 3). A video posted by Facebook user Andrew Ng shows the woman being hit by a car when she was crossing the first lane of the road. In the video, she was seen crossing the lane without first checking for oncoming traffic from her …

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Fire at Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, put out by SCDF

On 1 pm today (5 August), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) posted a news of a fire which took place at Blk 574, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. SCDF said that it was alerted to a shop on fire at about 11.10 am. The SCDF officers dispatched two fire engines, one red rhino, two fire bikes and one support vehicle. The …

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85 members of public awarded with Public Spiritedness Award

Adrienne and Marienne Chew, 21, and their father Vincent Chew were among the 85 people who received the Public Spiritedness Award for helping others in need during the Home Team National Day Observance Ceremony, held by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) headquarters at Irrawaddy Road. In November 2015, Adrienne and her twin sister, Marienne, heard a scream of a woman …

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Netizens go crazy over Ho Ching’s remarkable choice of purse

Ms Ho Ching, the CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, was spotted bringing a S$14.80 purse during her visit to the White House of United States. The purse is designed by a 19-year-old student, See Toh Sheng Jie who has been on Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme (ADP). Pathlight is a school for students …

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