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Air Taxi Trials to Begin in Singapore Next Year

Modern technology’s solution to traffic congestion and limited road space – air taxis – are set to undergo trial testing during the second half of 2019 in Singapore as announced by German aerial vehicle manufacturer Volocopter at the Autonomy and the Urban Mobility Summit in Paris last October 18 (Thursday). ALSO READ: LTA Upgrades Transit [...]

New Road Connecting Punggol and KPE, TPE to Open One Year Ahead of Schedule

The construction of a new road connecting Punggol to the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Tampines Expressway (TPE) is set to open to motorists by the end of November – almost one year earlier than its intended opening date. ALSO READ: Qualified Driving License Application to be Available Online Starting Oct. 1 With traffic becoming [...]

ICA Introduces Electronic Arrival Cards for Foreign Nationals

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore has recently introduced the use of an electronic arrival card for foreign travellers to Singapore last October 4 (Thursday). The new initiative is set to run on a three-month trial period and is available at a number of land, air, and sea checkpoints island-wide. ALSO READ: Singapore [...]

A&W, Shake Shack, Pokemon Centre among Stores to Open at Jewel Changi Airport

With the opening of Jewel Changi nearing its due, a flurry of big international names such as the likes of American fast-food chain Shake Shack and the very first permanent Pokémon Centre outside of Japan will make their debut at the highly expected opening of the Singapore airport on the first half of 2019. ALSO [...]

MOM: Employers will no longer be allowed to Handle FDW’s Money Starting 2019

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced last Oct 7 (Sunday), that starting 01 January of 2019, employers will no longer be allowed to hold on to any money which belongs to Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs), including their salaries. ALSO READ: Singapore Bank POSB Introduces E-Payments to Prevent Maid Salary Disputes The new work permit [...]

63-year old Woman Smuggles 490 ‘Balut’ eggs into Singapore, Gets $7,000 Fine

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a joint statement shared that a 63-year old woman was slapped with a $7,000 fine for smuggling ‘balut’ (embryonated duck eggs) into the island. ALSO READ: Advisory to Filipinos Travelling to Singapore: Secure Proper Immigration Stamps The Vietnamese woman, [...]

SMRT Introduces New C151C Trains with Tip-up Seats

With the ongoing drive of the government to improve its public transportation services island-wide, the SMRT has introduced 12 new C151C trains with tip-up seat features – the first of which had been introduced last Sunday (Sept.30) morning from Ang Mo Kio station, as shared in a report by the Straits Times. ALSO READ: Public [...]

Gov’t seeks more Type O Blood Donors as Stock Runs Low in Singapore

Last Friday (September 28), the Singapore government, through the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has announced that it is need of around 500 donors of type O blood as supplies are running low and must be raised to a healthy level to support estimated public medical demand. ALSO READ: Guide [...]

Qualified Driving License Application to be Available Online Starting Oct. 1

Last September 26 (Wednesday), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced in a press statement that members of the public who have passed the Traffic Police (TP) driving test can apply for new and replacement Qualified Driving Licences (QDLs) online starting October 1, as shared in a report by the Online Citizen. ALSO READ: Common [...]

Singapore Needs to Take a New Approach to Plastic Usage as Semakau Rapidly Fills Up

We know that Singapore is not exactly a country with bountiful resources, but we know that they are a country which makes the most of what they have (or don’t have), because out of necessity, a man-made island, Semakau, built out of ash and solid waste was created to serve as the land-scarce country’s landfill. [...]

Singapore Exceeds Target Number of Free Wi-Fi Hotspots with over 20,000 Hotspots Island-wide

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has shared that Singapore has now over 20,000 free public Wi-Fi hotspots island-wide under the Wireless@SG initiative by the Singaporean Government, surpassing its target two years back, as shared in a report by the Straits Times. ALSO READ: How to Stay Connected in Singapore (Phone and Internet Tips) Senior [...]