No GST for Investment-Grade gold & precious metals

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Investment-grade gold (in the form of a bar, ingot, coin or wafer) must be in purity of 99.5% and above, with the following characteristics that differentiates it from gold in other forms such as jewellery: (i) Capable of being traded on the international bullion market; (ii) Bears a mark/ characteristic accepted as guaranteeing its quality; and (iii) Trade at a price based on the spot price of the metal it contains. Read more »

Let The F1 Circus Begin

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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. Read more »

Kate & Willie Unveiled Jet Engine

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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. Read more »

Pastor Steven Yang Jailed For Lying

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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. Read more »

Tyra Banks Spotted In Orchard Road

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Tyra Banks was spotted strolling along Orchard Road. She is in Singapore to promote her company ANTM. Read more »

Law Professor In Sex Scandal

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A National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor who allegedly gave his student prime grades in exchange for sex is under investigation. Read more »

City Harvest Church Founder Charged

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City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee and five other CHC members were charged in court for alleged misuse of church funds. Kong, 47, faced three charges for committing criminal breach of trust as an agent of CHC and for allegedly misappropriating about $24 million from CHC’s building funds for unauthorised use. His right hand man, Tan Ye Peng, 39, faced ten charges. A church board member, John Lam Leng Hung, 44, faced three charges. The church finance manager Sharon Tan Shao Yuen, 37 faced seven charges. Serina Wee, 35, chruch ex-finance chief and Chew Eng Han, 52, church ex-investment manager faces ten charges each. Each charge carries the maximum punishment of life imprisonment and a fine. The court has allowed Kong Hee to travel overseas for pastoral purposes. His bail was set at S$1 million. Read more »

Silver River Furniture Fined For Non GST Compliance

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Silver River Furniture, a Singapore Furniture Retailer, was fined S$4,000 on four counts of not complying with GST regulations on price displays. The Internal Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) found two of Silver River Furniture’s advertisements in a local English daily in early 2012 with small print stating “all prices exclude delivery and GST”. Read more »

Private Company To Built Electric Car

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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. Read more »

Singapore Government May Open Up Changi Runway

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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. Read more »

Singapore Government Collected About $100M

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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. Read more »

M-346 Completed First Test Flight

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The first of the twelve RSAF M-346 completed it first test flight over Venegono Superiore in Italy. Read more »

MOE Scholar Jailed

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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. Read more »

Gardens by the Bay Opened

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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.
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Dr Woffles Wu Fined For Lying

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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. Read more »

Scooted Off To Sydney

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Singapore long haul budget carrier, Scoot, took to the skies with its inaugural flight to Sydney, Australia. The plane load of 400 budget traveller departed from Singapore Changi Airport at 11.25pm. Hello Australia!

WP Won Hougang By-Election

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The Elections Department declared the by-election was won by Workers Party (WP). Two parties, the ruling PAP and the WP, fought for the vacated seat. Read more »

Heron To Replace Searcher UAVs

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RSAF is replacing all its IAI Searcher Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), which have been in use since 1994, with the more advanced IAI Heron-1 UAV. A key feature of the new Heron UAV is its fully automatic take-off and landing capability. Read more »

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