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Neyla Zannia

Seven long weekends in 2020

There will be seven long weekends in 2020 as announced by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (8 April). The holidays will fall either on a Friday or Monday in 2020. The Friday holidays are Good Friday on 10 April, Labour Day on 1 May, Hari Raya Haji on 31 July and Christmas on 25 December. The Sunday holidays …

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Over 2,000 dengue cases reported in the first quarter of 2019

Over 2,000 dengue cases have been reported in the first quarter of 2019, which is a more than three-fold increase from the approximately 600 dengue cases reported in the same period in 2018. Speaking at the main launch of the National Dengue Prevention Campaign 2019 at the North West District on Sunday 7 April), Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the …

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Five NSL stations closed over Vesak Day long weekend

Up to five MRT stations between Admiralty and Yio Chu Kang stations will be closed over the Vesak Day long weekend (from 18 to 20 May 2019) due to the next stage of construction involves connecting the two existing tracks to and from Canberra station with a new 72-metre long crossover track along the North-South Line (NSL). In a press …

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Singapore says it has received no communication or information from Malaysia related to development of a ship-to-ship transfer hub in the Straits of Johor

The Government of Singapore stated that it has not received any communication or information from Malaysia related to the development of a ship-to-ship transfer hub in the Straits of Johor by KA Petra Sdn Bhd and Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd. “We are seeking more information from Malaysia on the project, including its precise location, as well as any potential implications …

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Anywheel and Moov Technology given in-principle approval to operate dockless bicycle-sharing services in public places

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that Anywheel Pte Ltd and Moov Technology Pte Ltd were given in-principle approval to operate dockless bicycle-sharing services in public places. LTA said earlier in a press release on Wednesday (3 March) that a total of three bicycle-sharing operators (BSO) licences applications were received during the last application cycle which closed on 11 …

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Man convicted and fined $72,000 for unregistered estate agency work

A 31-year-old man was convicted in Court on Wednesday (3 April) for nine charges of holding himself out to the public as being a property agent without being registered as such with the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA). According to the agency, Lim Ruiwen had posted nine advertisements for the rental of HDB and private properties on publicly accessible online …

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Man arrested for series of E-Commerce scams worth more than $10,000

A 24-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams after the Police acted upon everal reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by an online seller who was selling game consoles and mobile phones on Carousell, and renting rooms and cars on “Rent in Singapore” and Roomgo between December 2018 and March 2019. According …

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Singaporeans seniors will receive letters by end April 2019 informing their eligibility for the Merdeka Generation Package

The Ministry of Finance says that almost 500,000 Merdeka Generation seniors will receive their Welcome Folder and Card starting from late June 2019 and Singaporeans seniors who are eligible for the Merdeka Generation Package, will receive letters by end April 2019, informing them of their eligibility. Citizens can also check their eligibility for the Package online at www.merdekageneration.sg. The ministry …

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HSA recalls three brands of Losartan medicines from Hetero Labs Ltd

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has recalled Hyperten Tablet, Losagen Tablet, and Losartas Tablet from Hetero Labs Ltd as they were found to contain trace amounts of a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA), which are above internationally acceptable levels. In its press release, HSA advised patients not to stop treatment on their own as there is no immediate health risk …

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