Oil Price Down But Petrol Price Up


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Pump prices across all petrol stations when up after Government announcement of a hike in petrol duties. The tariff for premium grade petrol is now SGD$0.64 per litre, up by 20 cents, while the duty for lower grade petrol, such as 92-octane and 95-octane, is SG$0.56 cents per litre, up by 15 cents. The petrol companies sell their 95-octane petrol for about SGD$2.02 per litre. Premium grade petrol is around SGD$2.50. Read more »

Lee Kuan Yew On Iron Lungs


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The nation’s first Prime Minister and former Minister Mentor, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, was warded in the Intensive Care Unit at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Mr Lee, 91, was for severe pneumonia and was put on Iron Lungs support (mechanical ventilator). An iron lung is a non-invasive negative-pressure ventilator, used to artificially maintain respiration. Read more »

No More Hybrid Grass For National Stadium


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Sports Hub has finally decided that the pitch at the National Stadium will be fully grass. A new grass pitch will be grown in an external nursery and when it is matured it will be transported to the stadium and laid over of the current hybrid pitch. They have tried unsuccessfully to fully nurture the hybrid grass despite spending lots of money on it even to the extend of employing expatriate consultant to oversee the task. Read more »

22 Ablebody Men and 14 Hours To Catch 40 Rats


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At a hill next to Bukit Batok MRT station large colony of rats scurrying about. So some 22 Ablebody Men from Star Pest Control Company were seen running up and down the hill to 14 Hours to capture 40 Rats. Read more »

Shortage of Punk-Sai-Chua


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Shoppers at Singapore largest chain of supermarket, NTUC FairPrice, had messy situation on their hands. Quite a number of their outlets ran out of Punk-Sai-Chua (toilet rolls). That may have caused consumer to revert back to the old ways of cleaning themselves after they finish “doing-their-business” – with running water and fingers. The supermarket erected signs in affected stores informing shoppers that there was a “temporary shortage” because of a “delivery issue”. According to the company spokesperson, that there an internal delivery glitch caused several stores to receive limited and intermittent stock from its distribution centre. Read more »

Strong Wind Blew Over The Island


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Extremely strong southwesterly wind blew over the Singapore, creating havoc to many part of the city state in early morning. According to Singapore Meteorological Service, they recorded the wind of more than 100km/hr Sumatra squall in some part of Singapore. The highest wind speed of 103.7km/h recorded near West Coast highway. Trees were up rooted with the wind and heavy tropical rain. Debris was blown all island which caused massive traffic jam during morning rush hour. Read more »

Old Blakang Mati Army barracks converted into hotel


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Former military barracks (6 blocks), football field (bus parking) and parade square on Sentosa, previously known as Pulau Blakang Mati (Behind The Walking Dead Island), will be converted into swanky hotel accommodation by Far East Organization (FEO). It was converted in 2005 into a tourism academy by Temasek Polytechnic but the academy was abandoned in 2011. FEO won the bid over three other submissions for the 60-year leasehold hotel site at Artillery Avenue from the Sentosa Development Corporation. The organisation will pay S$32 million up front for the piece land, which is about 4.5 Hectare site with a permissible gross floor area of up to 387,500 sq ft, and a guaranteed sum (S$3.7million/year or 10% of the total annual gross revenue, whichever is higher) every year to Sentosa Development Corp, starting from next year up until the 60-year lease expires. The hotel would be named The Outpost and will integrate two hotels (Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa and Amara Sanctuary Resort) with 700 rooms, set for completion in 2018. Read more »

Riots In Little India


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At around 10pm, a riot was started by an angry mob along Race Course Road in Little India. The rioting mob is consist of mainly foreign imported workers overturned police cars and then set them on fire. The riot began shortly after a 33-year-old worker from India was ran over by a private bus operated by BT&Tan Bus Transport Service. The accident happened at around 9.20pm at the junction of Tekka Lane and Race Course Road. Emotional people that witness the accident started hitting the windshield of a bus with sticks and garbage bins. The first responders to the accident, believed to be extricating the accident victim, were verbally abused by the crowd which later turned to a full blown riot. Read more »

Prime Minister’s Office Web Page Kana Hack


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Subpages on the Prime Minister’s Office was hacked into late night. The hacked page showed “It’s great to be Singaporean today” next to the group’s trademark Guy Fawkes mask, a symbol of anti-establishment defiance worldwide. It was the work by apparent members of activist group Anonymous. PM Lee vowed to hunt down the one who attacks the state network. Read more »

Pulau Ubin Residents Get Micro-Grid Electricity


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Residents and businesses on Pulau Ubin have signed up for electricity from a micro-grid being test-bedded on the island. The micro-grid will allow residents and businesses to enjoy cheaper, cleaner and more reliable electricity supply, as opposed to relying on diesel generators. It is part of a test-bed by the Energy Market Authority to assess the impact of intermittent energy sources, such as solar, on grid operations. Read more »

Fire Knocked Out Bukit Panjang Telephone Exchange


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A number of services in northern Singapore were knocked out after a huge fire burn out SingTel’s Bukit Panjang Telephone Exchange building early afternoon. Investigations showed that 33 fibre cables were damaged by the fire and more than 100 mobile base stations were impacted. More than 60,000 fixed broadband lines, around 30,000 mioTV customers, around 30,000 voice lines were also affected. Read more »

Singapore Lightning Information Online


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The Meteorological Service of Singapore has launched a new real-time Lightning Information on the Internet. The lightning information service will be available on the MSS website via a link from the National Environment Agency (NEA) website at http://online.weather.gov.sg/lightning/. Singapore has one of the highest occurrences of lightning activity in the world. Lightning strikes are a potential safety hazard for anyone engaging in outdoor activities in Singapore. Read more »

RSAF 20 Years In Perth


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The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) celebrated 20 years of flight training at its flying training detachment in Pearce, Western Australia. The RSAF Chief of Air Force, Major-General (MG) Hoo Cher Mou, and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown visited the Australian base, located about 50 km north of Perth, to mark the occasion. The combined parade was also attended by local community leaders. Read more »

Working Poor cannot make ends meet


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A study by National University of Singapore (NUS) Social Work Department has shown that the working poor in Singapore are not getting enough pay to make ends meet. The survey also showed that those who need money want to work and that there are jobs available for them. It has been reported that there are more than 300,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who earn less than S$1,500 a month, excluding employer CPF contributions, despite working full-time. Read more »

Sebastian Vettel Won Singapore Race With Boos


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Sebastian Vettel brings boos on himself with arrogant remarks after winning the Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit. The German has won seven of the 13 races this season, but has been on the receiving end of booing from spectators on the winners’ podium. Read more »

Aung San Suu Kyi In Town


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Myanmar’s democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in Singapore to deliver a lecture on leadership at the Singapore Management University (SMU). Respect is something the 600-strong crowd of students, academics and business leaders clearly had for Suu Kyi. She said “Leadership is not about being popular all the time. Sometimes, leadership means accepting that what you do may be unpopular and may well lose you the next elections. But if you truly believe that what you are doing is good for your country, you must be prepared to lose the next elections.” Read more »

40 Ferraris drove in from KL


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Members from the Ferrari Owners Club Malaysia drove their Ferraris from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Singapore to watch and support the Ferrari Team in the 2013 Edition of the Singapore Grand Prix. Read more »

F-15SG Jet Fighters Ready For Action


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Singapore’s Defence Minister, Dr. Ng Eng Hen, was at Paya Lebar Air Base to declare the new F-15SG multi-role fighter aircraft are operationally ready. He was officiating the ceremony to mark Full Operational Capability status of the 149 Squadron which was formed in 1995. Read more »

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