Food poisoning Singapore 

Spize owners wanted to relinquish River Valley business soon after fatal food poisoning incident

SINGAPORE – Spize’s owners had decided that they would end the business at the River Valley outlet soon after a fatal food poisoning incident last month (November). Mr Haresh Sabnani, co-founder of the restaurant that has four outlets across Singapore, told The Straits Times on Friday morning (Dec 7) that the company had decided to sell a part of their business. He spoke to ST before a press conference on Friday where the National Environment Agency (NEA) said it has terminated the operating licences of Spize restaurant in River Valley Roadwith immediate effect,…

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cryptocurrency MAS Scam Singapore 

$78k lost to bitcoin investment scams in last 3 months

About $78,000 was lost to scams involving online articles that use false information to promote bitcoin investments between September and last month. These investment scams, which are advertised online, are designed to target Singapore residents, the police said yesterday. The online articles are usually paid advertisements that feature well-known personalities in Singapore who supposedly endorse bitcoin investments and have earned massive profits from them. In these online advertisements, bitcoin investments are portrayed as safe, secure and highly lucrative. People who click on links within the article are taken to a…

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Singapore 

When Singaporeans cannot retire today, the fault lies squarely on the PAP

On Singapore’s public housing, here are somethings to note: (1) Singapore’s HDB public housing is provided to Singaporeans at the expense of their retirement i.e. Singaporeans’ CPF funds are being depleted to fund the PAP government’s HDB. (2) Since HDB resale prices are falling and individuals’ CPF have been used to pay for high HDB resale flat prices when they bought it, people will not have enough to retire, and they will not be able to monetise enough from their flats to retire. (3) HDB flats have always been meant…

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CDAC to offer all-round support for weaker students from disadvantaged families

SINGAPORE – Under-performing students from disadvantaged families will be given more holistic support by the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) from next year. The non-profit self-help group for the Chinese community will expand its student programme to help develop motivation, resilience and discipline in learning among weaker students. This will be done through extra mentoring and supervision from former school leaders, tutors and trainers. The organisation will also help create a more conducive learning environment at home for the students by providing tables and lamps where needed, along with additional…

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Murder Singapore SINGAPORE COURTS 

Woman’s appeal over $25m assets rejected

The top court dismissed a woman’s appeal against a High Court decision which found she had tricked her husband into signing a deed of trust that would have left him a pauper and their infant son a millionaire. The assets included a $25 million inheritance from his late mother who was murdered in an unrelated incident barely a week before he signed the deed. The man, identified in court papers as BOK, had signed the deed on March 26, 2014, while he was grieving over his mother who was killed…

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Arrest Made Australia Chiang Mai Thailand 

I’m just sorry for what I did’: Alberta woman arrested in Thailand returns home

Canadian tourist Brittney Schneider, 23, returned home Friday after she was charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on an ancient wall in northern Thailand. (Brittney Schneider/Facebook) A Grande Prairie, Alta., woman who faced a decade in prison for spray-painting an ancient wall in Thailand has returned home and says she is eager to move on from the ordeal. Brittney Schneider was vacationing in Thailand in October when she was charged with vandalism for her role in spray-painting Tha Pae Gate, the main entrance to the old town of Chiang Mai.…

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Accident Singapore Singapore Police 

2-year-old boy survives fall from 11th-floor Sengkang flat – possibly saved by his diapers

SINGAPORE – A two-year-old boy, who survived an 11-storey fall from a Sengkang Housing Board block on Sunday (Nov 25) morning, was possibly saved by his diapers. The diapers reportedly caught on a clothes rack while he fell, cushioning his fall. The boy, who was found by residents lying on a grass patch at the foot of Block 182A Rivervale Crescent at around 10am, was rushed to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) where he was reported to be in stable condition on Sunday night. When contacted for update on the boy on…

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Property Singapore 

Lease Buyback Scheme extension: Details likely ready by early 2019

The details of the Lease Buyback Scheme’s (LBS) extension to all flats should be ready by early next year, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said yesterday. The announcement that the LBS would be extended to cover five-room and larger flats was made in August this year. Under the LBS, flat owners aged 65 and above who meet several other criteria can sell part of their flat’s lease to the Housing Board while retaining the length of lease based on the age of the youngest owner. The proceeds from such a sale…

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Jakarta 

Top cop wants to cut electricity, water supply of traffic violators

As the Jakarta Police’s Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (E-TLE) gains praise as an effective means of disciplining unruly motorists in the city, deputy National Police chief Comr. Gen Ari Dono Sukmanto has suggested an integration between the ticketing system and the electricity and water supply. He said that through the integration it would be possible for state electricity company PLN to cut off the electricity supply to traffic violators recorded in the police database. “We can [cooperate] with PLN and if the [violators] refuse to pay, they will have their…

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Japan Weather 

First snow falls in Sapporo on Nov 20, the latest date ever recorded in history

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, in Sapporo. The capital city of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido saw its first snowfall of the season early on Tuesday (Nov 20), which matches the latest date ever recorded in history. Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, quoting the Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory, reported on Tuesday that the date was 23 days later than the first snowfall in an average year. It was also 28 days later than last year’s. The last time snow first fell on Nov 20, marking the…

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