Tuesday, 5th March 2013
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.
Friday, 1st March 2013
Singapore Zoological Gardens celebrates its 40th birthday with a series of events. The Singapore Zoo is giving a 40 per cent discount on its admission ticket prices for Singaporeans and permanent residents who turn 40 this year. But these individuals must visit with four other friends during the birthday month. The discount is valid from now till the end of the year.
Saturday, 26th January 2013
PM Lee announced that the by-election for Punggol East will be held on 26 Jan 2013. Mr Lee said even though he has been busy with national issues, he has decided to hold a by-election to give Punggol East residents their own MP in Parliament, before returning back to refocus on national issues. It was rumored that PAP Activists were stockpiling plywood that is mainly used for election posters ahead of the announcements. The By-Election was eventually won by the opposition, Workers Party, with a deciding 60% majority.
Wednesday, 9th January 2013
Certificate of Entitlement (COE) for small cars hit another all-time high to close at S$92,100. The highest on record since COE was introduced in 1990. So a cheap 1.6litre Korean import should cost about $130,000 (USD105,000) to put it on the road. Singapore would be one of the most expensive place on earth to own a car, as it would cost a family about $2,000 (USD1,600) per month to have one.
Tuesday, 8th January 2013
Minister of State Halimah Yacob to be elected as Speaker of Parliament. She is Singapore's first woman Speaker and will fill the post vacated by former Member of Parliament, Mr Michael Palmer, who stepped down due to an extramarital affair.
Saturday, 29th December 2012
An executive condominium (EC) penthouse from HDB (Housing Development Board) public housing project was sold at a record price of S$2.05 million. A spokesman for the CityLife Tampines housing project said the sale was made within the second hour after the show flat was opened for public viewing. The unit with a huge roof top deck and about 2,800 sq ft of living space was sold to a young twenty something couple.
Saturday, 22nd December 2012
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has the Credit Card rules changed to encourage the responsible use of credit card and unsecured credit.
Wednesday, 12th December 2012
Michael Palmer, MP, resigned from PAP to avoid further shaming ruling Peoples' Action Party, PAP. MP is also Punggol East MP, Member of Parliament, said he was resigning to avoid "further embarrassment" to PAP for "improper relationship" with a People's Association (PA) staff member in his constituency. He is also Singapore's Speaker of Parliament.
Thursday, 15th November 2012
The first advanced trainer Alenia Aermacchi M-346 of the Republic of Singapore Air Force arrived at Cazaux Airbase in France. The M346 Advanced Jet Trainer is the replacement of old Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk.
Friday, 21st September 2012
In the words of Singapore ex-Prime Minister "driving around and then going into the pits; after that, changing the tyres and revving out again ... makes no sense to me." He said he could not understand the allure of such events. For the next 3 days, Singaporeans and Foreigners alike will have to bear with the noise of these loud machines and massive traffic jams into and out of the city due to traffic diversions.
Tuesday, 11th September 2012
UK Prince William and his wife Catherine, aka Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, unveiled the first plane jet engine to be produced by Rolls-Royce at its new factory in Seletar, Singapore. The royal couple introduced the Trent 900 jet which powers the Airbus A380.
Friday, 24th August 2012
A short jail term for Pastor Steven Yang Suan Piau of Eternal Life Baptist Church, after he we found guilty of lying and provide misleading information to an immigration officer at Woodlands Checkpoint. Pastor Yang's lawyer questioned if the Judge had placed previous sentencing precedents "on an altar and obsessively worshipped them?" He also drew similarities to the recent case of Dr Woffles Wu, a high profiled plastic surgeon, who was fined S$1,000 for giving false information to the police about his speeding offences.
Thursday, 19th July 2012
A Singapore Company, Mayton Auto, was setup to develop a Uniquely Singapore electric car. The company with partners from China and the United States will be putting about S$10 million for the project.
Tuesday, 17th July 2012
Singapore may open the third runway at Changi Airport for civil aviation use. The runway, Changi Air Base East, is currently used by the military only. More airport terminals may be built on the 1,000-hectare piece of land in Changi.
Wednesday, 11th July 2012
In the first half of 2012, Singapore Government collected S$93 Million in Casino Entry Levies from locals visiting the city's two casinos. Which translated to about 2 millions Singaporean and PR visits a year. Or about 1,500 local visits each of the casino on any given day. The is a visible rise in gambling addiction amongst wealthy in Singapore. And going to the casino is becoming a social norm here.
Monday, 9th July 2012
Jonathan Wong Wai Kheong, aged 25, was five years' jail. Jonathan Wong was a former Ministry of Education scholar who was caught having sexual offences with an underage (15-year old) girl. Earlier, Wong, was caught for possessing child pornography in Britain, was expelled by the University of York and had his scholarship revoked in 2010.
Monday, 2nd July 2012
Gardens by the Bay welcome it first visitor. The new garden has an elevated walkway between some of the larger Supertrees for visitors to enjoy a breathtaking aerial view of the Gardens. A food and beverage outlet has also been planned atop the 50-metre Supertree. At night, the Supertrees come alive with lighting and project media.
Sunday, 10th June 2012
Dr Woffles Wu, a high profiled plastic surgeon, was fined S$1,000 on for abetting Mr Kuan Yit Wah to provide misleading information to the police in November 2006.
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