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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Changi Airport Singapore 

Harry Potter casts a spell on fans at Changi Airport’s Wizarding World Holiday launch

SINGAPORE – Eight-year-old Euwan Lorena stared intently at the many shelves of Harry Potter merchandise in Changi Airport Terminal 3 on Friday (Nov 16), unable to decide what he wanted. Dressed in Gryffindor school robes from the popular book and movie series, the Primary 2 pupil finally decided on a stationery set with a Harry Potter-themed A4-sized notebook and pencils. “He really loves Harry Potter,” said the superfan’s mother, recruitment consultant Athlea Lorena, 43, noting that Euwan has watched all the Potter movies. “He had a Harry Potter-themed birthday party…

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Scam Singapore 

Jail, fine for 2 men linked to cheating scam involving over $10 million

SINGAPORE – One of two masterminds of a scam involving false quotations and fictitious job requests obtained more than $4.2 million in the ruse that defrauded a company of more than $10 million. On Monday (Nov 12), renovation firm manager Tan Aik Gee, 54, from Ying Xin Services was sentenced to 11 years’ jail and a fine of $900,000 after pleading guilty to 25 charges of cheating construction services company United Engineers Limited (UEL) and five counts of taking his ill-gotten gains from Singapore to Indonesia. The court heard that 186…

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Singapore 

Don’t get scammed while shopping online on Singles’ Day, Black Friday: Police, SingCERT

SINGAPORE – Those hoping to have an online shopping spree on Black Friday and Singles’ Day should be careful not to get scammed, the authorities have warned. In a statement on Saturday morning (Nov 10), the police said that scammers look to cheat victims eager to take advantage of big discounts. Singles’ Day, falling on Nov 11 (also known as 11.11), is a 24-hour multibillion-dollar sales event that popular online retailers like Taobao, Zalora, and Amazon typically take part in. Black Friday, originally a US shopping promotion, is on Nov…

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Environment Singapore 

Singapore’s largest reef structure installed

Singapore’s largest man-made reef structure being installed in the waters off Small Sister’s Island yesterday. This 10m-high structure will form a three-storey ”terraced house” upon which corals may take root and grow, and double as a new home for other forms of marine life, said Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, who witnessed the structure’s installation. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN Man-made reef in waters off Small Sister’s Island will boost marine conservation efforts In an effort to preserve Singapore’s marine biodiversity, the Republic’s largest man-made reef structure to date was installed…

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News 

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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