Tag: Singapore

Woman body-blocks SBS bus from moving off because she missed her stop

It’s not every day you encounter something like this. One video recorded by a netizen has been shared almost three thousand times already and has drawn thousands of reactions from the online community. A woman used her body and blocked Bus 43, bound for...

Local start-up gives out money for social media shares

Some things are definitely free in this world, such as money. A local startup, RateX, gave out money to those who took a photo and shared it on Instagram with their hashtag #TakeAdvantageOfUs. On January 23, RateX had a booth for the College of Science...

Jail, banned from driving for cabby after igniting insecticide

When anger is mismanaged, it will result in violence and injuries. This is exactly what happened between two cab drivers caught in road rage. The attacker Ng Soon Kim, 66, was sentenced to 14 months of jail time and banned from driving for 18 months...

Lawrence Wong announces S$72m fund to boost workforce, skills training in construction industry

The government has set up a S$72 million training fund to boost the workforce and provide skills training in the construction industry from June last year to May 2020. National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who delivered a speech at the iBuildSG Scholarship and Sponsorship Ceremony...

MHA reports terrorism threat to Singapore remains high; urges S’poreans not to be complacent

Terrorism threats to Singapore remain high, as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to proliferate in the region and beyond. This is according to the Singapore Terrorism Threat Assessment Report 2019 of Ministry of Home Affairs' (MHA), which was released on Tuesday,...

Government boosts support to caregivers of elderly through financial assistance

The government plans to boost its support to caregivers of elders through giving of financial assistance and improving of respite care, according to the Senior Minister of State for Health Edwin Tong. This is part of the Ministry of Health’s review of support for caregivers...

S$8,000 fines for Vietnamese phone salesman carrying undeclared S$380,000 to Singapore

A Vietnamese was fined S$8,000 for carrying undeclared cash amounting to S$380,000 upon entering Singapore. The incident happened on Jan 30 last year when a baggage-screening officer at Changi Airport Terminal One found the amount of cash in the luggage of Nguyen Thanh Thuy, a...

Market outlook reports wage increase slowing down, demand for jobs going up

The market outlook for 2019 reported a slowing down in the increase of wages but high demand for certain job sectors in Singapore. This was according to Randstad, one of the top recruitment agencies and headhunters in Singapore. The sectors to have great demand for employment would...

Two Singaporeans smuggle bak kwa in packets of durian-flavoured biscuits from Malaysia

What could have driven these two Singaporeans to smuggle bak kwa from Malaysia to Singapore, who unfortunately were stopped by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at Woodlands Checkpoint? In two separate cases, ICA officers intercepted bak kwa or barbecued pork hidden inside packets of durian-flavoured...

Golden Mile Complex: preserve or demolish? Netizens have spoken

You have been to Singapore if you know that building with an iconic architecture on Beach Road in Kallang—the 46-year old Golden Mile Complex. Recently, there have been discussions on whether the building should be preserved or just demolished. Will it be able to...