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SingTel SMS services have been restored, said the telco on Tuesday afternoon in an update on its Facebook page. "However, some applications which use SMS may take a little longer to come back on line," it said. "We are continuing to monitor services closely and apologise for the inconvenience caused." In an earlier post on the same day, SingTel notified customers of intermittent difficulties in sending and receiving SMS messages. The telco had said that it would provide regular updates as its engineers investigate the issue and work to restore the service as quickly as possible. SingTel subscriber Tian Xian Jun, 29, who works in a bank, said: "I couldn't log into internet banking just now at about 2.15pm as I couldn't receive the one-time password and I didn't have my token." Source :
Posted on : 2013-12-18
Singapore exports fell 8.8% in November
Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) fell 8.8 per cent in November, due to declines in both electronic and non-electronic exports. This follows a 2.8 per cent expansion in the previous month, according to statistics released on Tuesday by trade agency IE Singapore. Electronic Nodx fell 8.9 per cent in November compared with the same month last year, due to fewer exports of disk media products, parts of PCs, and integrated circuits. Non-electronic Nodx dropped 8.8 per cent, on the back of declines in exports of pharmaceuticals, structures of ships and boats, and non-monetary gold Source :
Posted on : 2013-12-17
Lower Seletar Reservoir Park declared smoke-free
Anyone caught puffing at Lower Seletar Reservoir Park can now be fined up to $2,000 after it was declared smoke-free. Yesterday, the park along Yishun Avenue 1 joined seven other parks islandwide to be designated as non-smoking zones, as part of a broader initiative towards smoke-free living in the community. The others include the Singapore Botanic Gardens, HortPark, Bedok Reservoir Park and Yishun Neighbourhood 8 Park. Signs have already been put up around Lower Seletar Reservoir Park to inform visitors of the new rules. Some 20 Nee Soon South residents have been trained as volunteer "health ambassadors". Their task is to inform park users, including smokers, of the park's smoke-free status, said Nee Soon South MP Lee Bee Wah, who launched the initiative yesterday Source:
Posted on : 2013-12-16
Marina Bay Sands is most 'checked-in' place in Singapore
Integrated resort Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is the most "checked-in" location in Singapore, appearing in Facebook's 2013 list of top 25 destinations. Universal Studios Singapore, Woodlands Checkpoint and Orchard Road are placed second, third and fourth respectively. The data, released to The Straits Times, comes from Facebook users clicking on the "check-in" button on their news feed page to indicate that they have been to a place. The Global Positioning System location-sensing feature in their smartphones helps to mark the exact location and time of the visit. Source :
Posted on : 2013-12-13
SMRT raising fares of some taxis from Monday
Taking a ride in an SMRT taxi could cost a third more from Monday. In the latest series of taxi fare changes, SMRT Corp is upping the flagdown fares of all its Chevrolet Epica cabs to $3.60. Distance fares of its Mercedes-Benz, London, Hyundai Starex and Ssangyong Rodius cabs go up to 30 cents for every 400m travelled for up to 10km, every 350m after 10km and 45 seconds of waiting time. Previous rates were $3.40 and 22 cents respectively. Source :
Posted on : 2013-12-12

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