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Thursday, May 11th, 2017


Singapore Customs warns public about emails impersonating officers

SINGAPORE:¬†Singapore Customs has warned the public to be wary of e-mails claiming to have been sent by its officers asking for personal information. “Singapore Customs does not ask for confidential personal information through emails nor do we send official correspondence from personal email accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or other unofficial email domains,” it said in a public advisory on Sunday (May 7). This follows some members of the public reporting that they had received e-mails purportedly sent by Singapore Customs officers, requesting that recipients do one of theRead More

Singapore property prices to double by 2030: Morgan Stanley

    The protracted downtrend in Singapore’s property market is poised to end next year, with home prices set to double by 2030, Morgan Stanley said in a Wednesday note. “Property market bears expect slower population growth, an ageing population, and a structural growth slowdown to weigh on the long-term property market outlook,” the note said. “We disagree and believe home prices will double by 2030.” That implies a 5 to 6 per cent increase per annum and would mark a reversal from a long downtrend in home prices. InRead More

Singaporean charged with attempted murder over Brisbane hammer attack

SINGAPORE: Australian authorities have charged a 31-year-old Singaporean man with one count of attempted murder, Queensland police said on Wednesday (May 10). In an announcement on their website, police said the alleged murder attempt on a 20-year-old woman took place at Norman Park in Brisbane on Monday. They confirmed that the alleged attack happened at around 9.30pm at a Norman Avenue residence, and that the woman had been hit on the head with a hammer and stabbed multiple times. Authorities also said that the man had fled the scene onRead More

Kidnap threat at Philippine tourist hotspots

MANILA:¬†Terrorists are planning to kidnap foreigners in tourist hotspots across the central and western Philippines, Western governments said Wednesday (May 10) following a foiled abduction attempt by Islamist militants a month ago. President Rodrigo Duterte said security had been increased on the western island of Palawan, one of the Philippines’ most popular tourist destinations, after the US embassy warned of a kidnapping threat there. “The US Embassy has received credible information that terrorist groups may be planning to conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in the areas of Palawan,” itRead More

Nutrition and health claims to be prohibited on formula milk: AVA

SINGAPORE: Formula milk manufacturers will not be able to use nutrition and health claims, as well as images that make drinking formula milk look attractive, once changes to Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) regulations take effect. AVA will also streamline its import regulations in order to facilitate the entry of more suppliers and brands of formula milk. These changes are expected to be finalised by end of this year, AVA said in a joint media release with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) on Wednesday (MayRead More

Ding-dong… It’s durian at the door: King of fruits delivered fresh as more sellers go online

Durian lovers no longer need to trek to Geylang or Balestier to hunt down the best deals. The king of fruits can now be delivered fresh to your doorstep at the click of a button, with more sellers turning to e-commerce to beat the competition. Durian sellers are listing their products on e-marketplaces such as Qoo10 or setting up their own websites to drive online sales. Mr Tan See Thong, who runs Durian Plantation in MacPherson Road, said the company started listing its products on the Qoo10 platform last monthRead More