Current Affairs

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Angsana tree beside SOTA to be removed for safety of public
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) has announced that the Angsana tree located beside the vicinity will be removed on Sunday (21 January) for the safety of students, staff and members of public as the arborist’s report on 11 January showed that condition of the Read More

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Shortened operational hours in March along all 35 East-West Line MRT stations
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced that train service hours will be shortened on selected days in March along all 35 East-West Line (EWL) MRT Stations. Shortened operational hours for the month of March will involve all 35 MRT stations along the Read More

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Police: No attempted kidnapping of students from international schools
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In a Facebook post on Thursday evening, the Singapore Police Force states that it has thoroughly investigated into the cases reported on 11 and 16 January 2018, where it was reported that students from United World College of South East Asia and Tanglin Read More

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PayNow Pilot for faster, easier disbursement of Edusave monies to ITE and Polytechnic students
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that it will pilot the use of PayNow to disburse Edusave Award monies to Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and polytechnic students in 2018 for greater convenience and efficiency, in line with Singapore’s efforts to become a Smart Nation. Read More

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Ministry of Finance paid over 50 influencers to promote Budget 2018
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Finance (MOF) has paid for over 50 social media “influencers” to post on Instagram to promote the Budget process in an effort to reach out to younger Singaporeans. Responding to Today Online queries, MOF spokesperson said, “Given the significance of the Budget Read More

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Police establishes no ill intent by male driver in approach of student at international school
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has stated that the male driver involved in the incidents of students being approached by strangers in van has no ill intenion, adding that investigations into the other unrelated incident involving a female driver is ongoing. The Police also said Read More

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Review of Singapore Government’s Budget: 2009-2017
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Value Penguin The government of Singapore is set to announce its budget plans for 2018 on Monday, 19 Feb 2018. While many media outlets have been speculating what we could expect to hear from Minister Heng Sweet Keat next week, few have covered Read More

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Incidents of students being approached by strangers in van, spur warnings sent to parents
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Students are advised to avoid walking alone after female students were approached by strangers and asked to get into a white van on separate occasions within a space of a few days in the vicinity of two international schools in Singapore. Tanglin Trust School’s chief Read More

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SPF warns public of phishing website seeking to obtain sensitive personal data
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) released a warning on Tuesday (16 January) on phishing websites after responding to SMSes (Short Message Service) that were purportedly sent by United Overseas Bank. It stated in a Facebook post that the Police have received reports where victims Read More

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More arrested for oil heist and additional charges filed
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The authorities have earlier brought additional charges on Monday (15 January) against nine Singaporeans who were behind the multimillion-dollar fuel oil heist at Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery. According to Today Online, there were more suspects who have been arrested in relation to the case, Read More

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