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Bus services affected by the opening of the Marina Coastal Expressway
The routes of four buses run by SBS Transit will be amended from Dec 29, when the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) opens. Bus services 133, 400, 402 and 502/502A will call at five new bus stops along Central Boulevard and Shenton Way. They will also no longer stop at four existing bus stops along Marina Station Road, Marina Street and Marina Place. Bus services 400 and 402 will also call at a relocated bus stop along Central Boulevard from its current stop at Marina Boulevard, SBS Transit said in a statement on Tuesday. The routes of another 11 bus services - 30/30e, express service 513 and nine premium services 538, 539, 544, 545, 552, 553, 554, 566 and 585 - will also be diverted to travel along the MCE instead of the East Coast Parkway. No bus stops will be skipped for these services. Source :
Posted on : 2013-12-24
Courts to donate $1 from every customer transaction on Christmas Day to charity
Furniture and electronics retail giant Courts will be donating $1 from every customer transaction on Christmas Day to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF). This will take place in all of Courts' 15 stores islandwide on Dec 25, excluding online transactions. The money will go towards providing pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. In its press release on Monday, Courts said that its contribution will go to families to help them with their children's school-related expenses, such as a meal at recess, transport fares to and from school, and stationery. Source:
Posted on : 2013-12-23
Project Jewel at Changi Airport to cost $1.47b
Changi Airport has inked a joint venture with CapitaMalls Asia to develop the much-touted Project Jewel, which will be the iconic centrepiece of the airport when it is ready in 2018. Construction on the $1.47 billion mixed-use building designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie will start in the second half of next year. Mr Safdie was also responsible for another Singapore icon - the Marina Bay Sands. To be built on the 3.5-hectare surface car park in front of Terminal 1, Project Jewel will have five storeys above ground, and five basement storeys of retail and car park spaces. The complex will have a total gross floor area of about 134,000 sq m, of which nearly 70 per cent will be retail space. The rest are for airport operations, attractions and a hote Source :
Posted on : 2013-12-21
Heavy rain expected in Singapore this weekend
Heavy rain and moderate to rough sea conditions are expected to lash Singapore between now and Sunday. The National Environment Agency (NEA) has also said in an advisory that flash floods may also occur in low-lying areas early in the afternoon if the rain coincides with predicted high tides. The advisory was issued as Singapore came within half a degree of recording its lowest ever December temperature at 10pm on Wednesday, when parts of the island registered 21.1 deg C. The coldest on record was Dec 2, 1964, when it fell to 20.6 deg C. Between 2008 and last year, the lowest December temperature ranged from 22.1 to 23.2 deg C. Source :
Posted on : 2013-12-20
Former SCDF director charged with misappropriating two iPads
A former director of technology from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was charged on Thursday with two counts of misappropriating iPads. Jeganathan Ramasamy, 62, allegedly committed criminal breach of trust of the $939 Apple iPad2 on two occasions in September 2011 by converting them to his own use. He is said to have given one to his daughter, and sold the other. He had obtained the two iPads from NCS. The iPads, meant for use in testing mobile applications, were delivered to his office at Ubi Avenue. Responding to media queries, the SCDF confirmed that Jeganathan was a civilian officer and his last appointment was director of its technology department. "He resigned from the SCDF on 10 September 2012," said an SCDF spokesman. "It is inappropriate to comment on the case as it is now before the courts." He is represented by Mr Sanjiv Rajan. Bail of $10,000 was offered and his passport has been impounded. The case will be heard again on Jan 16. Source :
Posted on : 2013-12-19

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