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Neyla Zannia

Woman fined $7,000 for smuggling embryonated duck eggs into Singapore

A 63-year-old woman was fined $7,000 for illegally importing 490 pieces of embryonated duck eggs into Singapore. In a joint press release on Wednesday (3 October), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)  and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stated that ICA officers detected 490 eggs, weighing a total of 78.4kg, in two styrofoam boxes while conducting checks on Le’s …

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Trial of ICA’s new electronic arrival card for foreign visitors at air, land and sea checkpoints

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that an electronic arrival card for foreign visitors to Singapore will be launched to replace the paper-based disembarkation/embarkation card that foreign visitors are currently required to submit on arrival. Currently, foreign travellers to Singapore have to fill up a paper-based disembarkation/embarkation card upon arrival. The card contains information pertinent to the travellers, …

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Singapore’s humanitarian assistance for the earthquakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

The Singapore Government has offered to send humanitarian supplies and personnel to assist Indonesia with the ongoing relief efforts following the earthquakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on Friday (28 September). In a press release on Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MFA) shared that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will deliver humanitarian supplies and equipment, including tents, meal …

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Meteorological Service Singapore: More rainy days on October

Singaporeans can expect thundery showers mostly in the afternoon on six to eight days of October in exchange of the dry and warm days that happen in the last couple of weeks. The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) stated the daily temperature is forecast to range between 25 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius on most days. The met service then said that the …

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Nearly 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to existing vulnerability on platform

Facebook users were shocked as the news spread about how nearly 50 million Facebook accounts were compromised by an attack that gave hackers the ability to take over users’ accounts. Social-media giant, Facebook shared that its company’s engineers discovered the breach on Tuesday (25 September). In a blog post, Facebook stated that a vulnerability in the site’s “View As” feature, which …

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MOE: All weighted assessments and exams for P1 and P2 students will be removed

School-based assessment structures at the Primary and Secondary levels from 2019 will be adjusted as efforts to move away from an over-emphasis on academic results to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world, our students need to be lifelong learners. In a press release on Friday (28 September), the Ministry of Education (MOE) stated that to nurture lifelong learners, the …

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LTA: Quick Response (QR) code parking system to be implemented island-wide

Quick Response (QR) code parking system will be implemented island-wide to ensure that users park their shared bicycles within proper parking spaces. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has earlier announced that the QR codes will be installed progressively at public bicycle parking spaces from the end of September, and a public education campaign will also be launched to educate users …

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Singapore Power CEO Wong Kim Yin appointed chairman of SkillsFuture Singapore

Singapore Power CEO Wong Kim Yin has been appointed chairman of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) with effect from 1 October, replacing his predecessor Mr Tan Pheng Hock, who will retire on 30 September after having filled the role since October 2016. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) shares that Mr Wong is currently the chairman of SP PowerAssets, Singapore District Cooling and SP Digital Holdings, …

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