News Singapore Singapore Police 

Public advised not to fall for porn scam, to cover computer cameras when not in use: Police

SINGAPORE – Imagine receiving an e-mail from a person who claims he has screenshots of you watching pornographic materials, and threatening to expose you to your friends and family unless you pay money. The police said on Monday (Oct 29) that they have received more than 15 reports of such scams since September this year. The e-mails would either come from unknown accounts or accounts that resembled those of the victims’. In all cases, they demanded that the victims pay a ransom in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. In some cases, victims…

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Advertorial Asia Health Singapore 

Professional home-based massage – The next level in massgae service

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Cannabis Health medical marijuana News Thailand 

Thailand blazes ahead with push to legalise medical marijuana use

BANGKOK: Thailand is rolling out plans to legalise medical marijuana, an official told AFP Wednesday (Oct 31), as the country hopes to cash in on a multi-billion dollar industry with a product its supporters hail as some of the world’s best. Several nations have embraced the use of medicinal cannabis, including Canada, Australia, Israel, and more than half the states in the US. Advertisement But Thailand would be the first country in Asia to do so, tapping into a market that US-based Grand View Research has estimated could reach US$55.8…

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Dyson Economy Singapore UK 

Dyson chooses Singapore for new electric car plant

Dyson, the UK-based company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has chosen to build its new electric car in Singapore. The company will break ground on its new factory in Singapore later this year with the first car scheduled to roll off the production line in 2021. Dyson said the decision was based on the availability of engineering talent, regional supply chains and proximity to some key target markets. Cost was not a consideration. Singapore is one of the most expensive territories in the world to do business and space…

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Singapore 

Cosmetic Aesthetics Industry still suffers

SINGAPORE – Plastic surgeons interviewed by The Straits Times (ST) say that taking photographs before and after aesthetic procedures is a “standard practice” and an essential part of medical documentation. According the the surgeons, it is best the patients be unclad if the area to be operated on is located near the private parts, as the adjacent areas may be affected by the procedure. The comments follow the recent settlement reached for a lawsuit filed by a teenager against well-known plastic surgeon Martin Huang. She sued him for the emotional…

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Online shopping scam on Facebook.

A report from one of the staff at YourVoice Asia. Our staff member was taken in by a advert for a Drone on Facebook to which he ordered and awaited the delivery. This was the Video which is now been shown by several different companys on the internet. https://www.facebook.com/1138212613004831/videos/2030392770409123/?t=31 I recieved a email with the follow text the next day. You may contact us by simply replying to this email. Sincerely, Alex Smith Head Customer Support support@hyperstech.com After waiting 3 weeks I called and was told that it would take…

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Scam Singapore 

Syndicate involved in Internet love scams worth nearly $20 million crippled in joint international operation

SINGAPORE – A syndicate involved in almost $20 million worth of Internet love scam was crippled in a joint international operation involving officers from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Eight Internet love scam cases reported in Singapore, involving at least $450,000 dollars, were solved as a result of the joint operation. The operation was carried out in Malaysia between Friday and Sunday, the Singapore Police Force said in a statement on Monday (Oct 22). Sixteen Malaysians, two Nigerian men and one woman from China were arrested for their suspected involvement in…

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Singapore 

Community police walking, cycling to keep neighbourhoods safe

We see our boys in blue keeping Singapore’s street’s safe every day, but not much is known about what they go through on a daily basis. A series of photos posted on the Singapore Police Force – Recruitment Facebook page shows what Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Bryan Ang from the Serangoon Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) encounters on a typical day. According to SSgt Ang, NPC officers do 12-hour day and night shifts. The day shift begins at 7am, where officers gather for a briefing by the Team Leader for updates on…

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Paper stuffed in Woodlands lift landing wall; HDB says building structure, lift operation unaffected

SINGAPORE – Paper wrappers were found stuffed inside a wall at a Woodlands Housing Board block lift landing, raising concerns among some residents. A resident of Block 729 Woodlands Circle saw the wrapper exposed during renovation works and was worried about the block’s structural safety, Chinese language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported on Saturday (Oct 20). The man, who did not wish to be named, said that paper was stuffed in a gap between the metal frame of the lift door and the wall in both the 10th and…

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Property Singapore 

URA move to cap shoebox units may lead to lower condo prices

Prices of private apartments and condominiums outside the central area may come under pressure with the Government’s move to reverse the trend of developers building more and more shoebox units, say market experts. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced on Wednesday that it will cut the maximum number of units allowed in new private flat and condo developments outside the central area from early next year, in a bid to manage potential strains and stresses on infrastructure. The new guidelines will apply to new development applications for projects submitted on or after Jan 17…

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