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Changes to Sentosa entry fees for cars and taxis

SINGAPORE – Cars and taxis going to Sentosa will pay the same entry fees on both weekdays and weekends, from Monday (Nov 12). Such vehicles will pay $2 during lunchtime (noon to 2pm) and from 5pm to 7am the next day – and $6 at other times – whether it is a weekday, weekend or public holiday. The move is to simplify island admission fees for guests entering in cars and taxis, said the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) in a statement on Monday. It marks a decrease in fees for…

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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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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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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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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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Senior Facebook executive apologises for data breach affecting 50 million users

SINGAPORE – A senior Facebook executive has apologised for a recent data breach that allowed hackers to gain access to nearly 50 million user accounts, in what is believed to be the social media platform’s worst security breach. At the opening of Facebook’s new Singapore office on Tuesday (Oct 2), Facebook’s vice-president of Asia Pacific Dan Neary said: “We are deeply apologetic for this. We are excited about the fact that we actually discovered it and we are able to shut it down, but it should not happen in the first…

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Marketing Adverts all sound very encouraging don’t they? But what has been your experience with High St banks.

You will read these statements like:  “Receive support and advice”  “Transform your business”  “RIGHT BY YOU” on the United Overseas Bank’s Singapore division website . Sounds very encouraging doesn’t it? But, does the UOB Bank really take pride in caring for the local people and business community or does their marketing and business assessment strategy leave some high and dry instead of swimming in the happy service they so confidently portray on their website? The shocking truth about their assessment system with the new accounts may be a real cause…

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Facebook chooses Singapore for $1bn data centre

Facebook has chosen Singapore for the location of its new data centre, which is expected to open in 2022. The new facility will cost more than $1bn (£773m) and be located in the west of the country. It has been designed as an 11-floor structure, in an attempt to conserve space in the crowded nation, according to Facebook. One analyst told the BBC it was another sign of the country’s popularity with large technology companies. The new, 170,000-sq-m (1.8-million-sq-ft) data centre will support “hundreds” of local jobs. ‘Snub’ to India…

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Police manhunt on for suspected attackers who slashed man in Serangoon Road

SINGAPORE – Police are looking for a group of suspects who slashed a man in Serangoon Road on Wednesday (July 25) afternoon, leaving him with serious injuries. The Straits Times understands that a group of four men had carried out the attack with a kitchen knife and a samurai sword at the bus stop in front of Broadway Hotel. The group then fled in a rental car, leaving the victim – believed to be a Singaporean – lying on the leftmost lane of the four-lane Serangoon Road. The man was taken…

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