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 »

Pawn Stars In Singapore


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Famous Pawn Stars, Rick (The Spotter) and Corey (Big Hoss) Harrison, are both in Singapore recently as part of their Pawn Stars Asia Tour. Along with their family members with included Richard Benjamin (The Old Man) Harrison and friends, the father-son team run the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Sin City, Las Vegas (USA) and have become some of reality television’s biggest stars. Read more »

Vietnamese Lady Arrested For Drugs


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A 22-year-old Vietnamese female national was arrested at Changi Airport for 6.25kg of ICE (Methamphetamine, psychoactive drugs) worth $1.25 Million. A detailed search of the luggage found about 6.25kg of ‘Ice’ hidden in the false side compartments of the luggage. Read more »

Public Officers Have To Declare Their Visits To Casino


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The Singapore Government is tightening rules on civil servants visiting casinos. Public officers who visit casinos in Singapore frequently or buy the annual casino entry levy will soon need to declare these actions. Recently, a former assistant director at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), Edwin Yeo, was charged with criminal breach of trust involving S$1.7 million. Read more »

Chinaman Jail For Theft Onboard Jet


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A Chinese national was sentenced to nine months’ jail term, the harshest punishment meted out so far, for theft on board an aircraft. On 8 June 2013, the 32-year-old Yue Liangfu stole a brown trolley bag belonging to 69-year-old Cambodian, Kuy Touch, during a SilkAir (subsidiary of SIA) flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh. Read more »

Hazardous Haze Arrived


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Singapore is hit by smoky air and hazy skies with a strong burning smell. The smoke haze from the fires in Sumatra started about a week back and hit an all time high of 401 PSI (Pollutant Standards Index) at 12pm. The Singapore Environment Ministry said in a statement that 180 hotspots were detected over Sumatra in Indonesia on Tuesday (18 June 2013) which lead to the “bad haze” in Singapore carried over by the monsoon winds. Outlets selling 3M’s N95 Particle Respirator Mask were doing a roaring business and a firm selling air purifier posted a full page advertisement in national newspaper. Read more »

Civil Defense Chief Guilty Of Sex-For-Contracts


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The Commissioner of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Peter Lim Sin Pang (age 52), was found guilty on Friday of corruptly obtaining oral sex from Ms Pang Chor Mui, the ex-general manager of Nimrod Engineering. Lim will be jailed for six months. Lim also faces nine other counts of corruptly obtaining sexual favours from two other women. The prosecution will decide on whether to proceed with those charges at a later date. Read more »

NUS Law Professor Guilty Of Sex-For-Grades


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The law professor of National University of Singapore (NUS), Tey Tsun Hang (Age 42), implicated in the sex-for-grades case has been found guilty of corruption after a trial that lasted for five months, from January to May. Prof Tey was convicted of six counts of corruptly obtaining sexual gratification in the form of gifts and sex from Ms. Darinne Ko Wen Hui, in return for giving her better grades between May and July 2010. Read more »

Singapore Flyer Not Spinning Well


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Singapore Flyer announced that it’s operator, Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd (UEN: 200306169R), is in receivership and appointed Accounting firm Ferrier Hodgson as the receiver and manager of the company’s charged assets. This is 5 years after its grand opening in 2008. The flyer took 3 years to construct. Read more »

Free Entry To The Museums


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Singaporeans and permanent residents (PR) will be able to enjoy free entry to all national museums and heritage institutions from 18 May 2013. This was announced by Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong. Read more »

Kong Hee & Co On Trial


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The six leaders of City Harvest Church (CHC), Pastor Kong Hee & five others, accused of committing criminal breach of trust are in court for trial. Five of them – Kong Hee, John Lam, Chew Eng Han, Tan Ye Peng and Serina Wee – allegedly misused church buildings funds amounting to S$24 million by channelling the money into two companies, Xtron Productions and PT the First National Glassware (Firna), as bond investments. The alleged misappropriation of money took place between January 2007 and October 2008. Read more »

Orchid Named After 14 Year Old Australian Girl


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The National Parks Board (NParks) have an orchid in the Singapore National Orchird Garden named after Bindi Irwin. The Dendrobium Bindi Irwin was named after her to recognise her contributions toward promoting wildlife conservation. Bindi is the daughter of late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin who died in a stingray accident seven years ago in Australia. Read more »

RSAF Jets With New Missiles


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Singapore will buy 120 missiles at the cost of about SGD $300 Million (USD $246 million). The sale will include 100 AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and 20 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All Up Round Missiles. These missiles can be carried on any Singapore’s 24 F-15SGs Jets for counter-piracy and counterterrorism roles. Read more »

PR From China Jailed Money Fraud


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A 51-year old fugitive from China and Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) Mr. Li Huabo, who is wanted by Interpol for alleged embezzlement in China, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for “receiving stolen money” amounting to more than S$180,000 in his Singapore bank accounts. The Commercial Affairs Department has also frozen about S$1.8 million of his assets here, as they were suspected to be the proceeds of crime. During the trial that was held in Singapore Subordinate Court, Mr. Li claimed his personal wealth was built through businesses on the sidelines and not through embezzlement. His last drawn monthly salary was 3000 yuan (S$600) working as as a low-level government accountant in Poyang County. He said, “They were all my own money,” and insisted he had been framed by former co-workers. Read more »

Singapore To Scrap The Idea of Buying F-35B


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Singapore is to buy its first squadron of vertical take-offs jets, which consisted of 12 planes, of Lockheed Martin’s F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) (see update below). The F-35 is the world’s most expensive conventional weapon system but Lockheed promises the F-35 will be four times more effective than contemporary fighters in air-to-ground combat, three times more effective in reconnaissance and suppression, with better range, improved support, and equal costs. Singapore showed interest in acquring the F-35 since 2003. Read more »

SIA Crew Arrested In Australia For Carrying Heroin


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A Singapore Airlines (SIA) cabin crew member was arrested at Sydney International Airport after he allegedly tried to bring in 1.6kg of heroin in Australia. Nicholas Tan Ngat Liang, 50, was a leading steward who was on duty during the flight from Singapore to Sydney. Read more »

Breitling Jet Team Flies Over Sentosa


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The seven ship Breitling Jet Team, largest professional civilian aerobatic display team, performed over the sea in front of Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore. The aerobatic team flies seven Aero L-39 Albatros jets. An aerobatics display showcased the Team’s ability to perform highly complex individual and group manoeuvres, Rocket, Crossbow, Black Diamond, Blackbird, Avenger and Arrowhead, at breathtaking speeds which exhilarated the spectators. Read more »

Lucky Plaza Install Flood Barrier


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Lucky Plaza has installed a million dollar flood barriers. This is barriers are designed to stop rain water from gushing into Lucky Plaza’s basement if there is a flood along Orchard Road. Read more »

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