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Neyla Zannia

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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30-yr-old woman sentenced to 3 years and 9 months imprisonment for cheating offences

A 30-year-old Singaporean female was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months' imprisonment for cheating offences when he was working as the Assistant Manager of UE ServiceCorp Singapore. According to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in a press release on Tuesday (4 December), Ng Shu Jun was involved in a cheating scheme devised by Linda Lee, a former Vice-President (Asset Management) of …

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201 suspects arrested in joint operation against transnational vice syndicate

201 people, comprised of 23 men and 178 women, were arrested in a joint operation against a transnational vice syndicate conducted by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) between 22 October and 23 November 2018. The police stated in a Facebook post that officers from the SPF and MPS coordinated simultaneous raids at 83 locations …

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Two women arrested for unauthorised transactions using stolen credit card

Two women, aged 29 and 37, were arrested for their suspected involvement in using a stolen credit card to make unauthorised retail purchases. The Police said that it was informed by the victim that there were several unauthorised transactions, amounting to more than $1,300/-, made with his credit card on 30 November 2018. Through follow up investigations, the police said its …

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Six-month trial for on-demand public buses to start on 17 December 2018

A six-month On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) trial will be started on 17 December 2018, which will enable commuters to book an ODPB ride using their mobile application by requesting to be picked up and dropped off at any bus stop within defined areas during designated hours, even if the bus stops are currently not served by the same bus service. Announced …

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LTA expands account-based ticketing pilot to NETS and Visa

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will expand a pilot of the account-based ticketing (ABT) system with NETS and Visa contactless credit and debit cards for public transport fare payments in December 2018, following a successful pilot with Mastercard. More commuters will get to enjoy the convenience of paying for public transport rides without the need to carry an extra travel card or …

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