Year 2010

HDB celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Sunday, 19th December 2010

As Housing Development Board (HDB) celebrates its 50th anniversary in providing public housing in Singapore, it also celebrates its milestone in completing its one millionth HDB flat. At the completion ceremony of HDB's first eco-friendly initiative Treelodge@Punggol, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean and Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan presented the keys to HDB's one millionth flat to its owners, Mr Wang Wei Ji and his wife Christina Ng.

Gambling Den Raided

Sunday, 28th November 2010

Police have raided an illegal gambling den at an industrial unit at Defu Lane.  Ten men and two women were arrested. A 40-year-old man was believed to be the den's manager while the remaining suspects were the patrons of the gambling den. Police also seized 15 modified computers, five modified jackpot machines and cash of about $650. Defu Lane is located in a small industrial estate at the fringe of Hougang Town.

12 Arrested In Sim Lim Square

Monday, 22nd November 2010

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers and Entertainment Software Association (ESA) lawyers hit the retailers at Sim Lim Square, a popular shopping complex selling computer related products.  During the simultaneous raids, 12 men were arrested and seized goods that worth an estimated value of $12,000. They were also believed to have provided illegal modification services for game consoles which enabled pirated games to be played on them.

Ran Up 73 Storeys In Under 7 Minutes

Saturday, 20th November 2010

Thomas Dold ran up 73 storeys of the Swissotel The Stamford Hotel in a time of 6 minutes 51 seconds. He was competing against over 2,000 people in this year's Swissotel Vertical Marathon.

Sentosa Cable Cars Halted

Sunday, 14th November 2010

The Sentosa Cable Car System was halted by a lightning strike. About twenty passengers was trapped in the 15 minutes ordeal that send chills down their spine. This was the first time that such strike has brought down the system. A newly installed backup system was then started to bring the affected cable car cabins back to the Mount Faber, Harbourfront and Sentosa Stations.

Shing Hotel Owner Losses Licence

Tuesday, 9th November 2010

Siah Chen Long, 53-year-old, will not be allowed to run the Shing Hotel as the authority revoke his hotel licence. He had previously been given a police warning for a similar offence of allowing prostitutes to ply their trade on his hotel premises. However, he could rent it out or get someone else to take over the premises as a new licensee.

KTM Train Derailed At Bukit Timah

Tuesday, 9th November 2010

A Kuala Lumpur bound KTM train derailed near the KTM Bukit Timah Station. The station master at Tanjong Pagar said repairs on the damaged track have started. All KTM train services from Singapore have been cancelled.

Man-Made Floating Wetland Opened

Sunday, 7th November 2010

The Sengkang Floating Wetland located within Sengkang Riverside Park was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The Sengkang Floating Wetland in Punggol Reservoir is a floating structure half the size of a football field - the first of this scale to be built in Singapore. The wetland links Anchorvale Community Club to the Sengkang Riverside Park.

Flights To and From Jakarta Suspended

Saturday, 6th November 2010

Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights to and from Jakarta are being temporarily suspended. This is due to volcanic ash from Mount Merapi eruption in Indonesia.

Merapi Volcanic Dust Cloud Effect Arrived

Saturday, 6th November 2010

Southwesterly winds carried the Indonesian volcanic dust cloud from Mount Merapi has affected air traffic leaving Singapore. The eruption of Merapi has been producing a pyroclastic flow and ash.

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