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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017


Singapore passport is the world’s second-most ‘powerful’: 2017 Passport Index

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans are holding on to the world’s second-most “powerful” passport, according to a worldwide ranking for passports. Singapore was joint-second with Sweden, with a visa-free score of 156, while Germany took the top spot with one point ahead in the 2017 Passport Index. Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States all tied for third at 155 points. Singapore moved up one spot from last year’s index and overtook South Korea to become the highest ranked Asian passport. The worst passports to haveRead More

Kim San Leng Food Centre in Bishan fined $1,100 and suspended for a day due to rat infestation

SINGAPORE – The Kim San Leng Food Centre at Bishan Street 13 will be suspended on Friday (Jan 20) due to a rat infestation, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. The popular food centre was also fined $1,100 by NEA for two offences of failing to keep its premises free of rat infestation, and one offence of failing to deposit refuse in refuse bins lined with plastic bags. These offences totalled 16 demerit points over the last 12 months under NEA’s Points Demerit System, according to a suspension notice putRead More