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Archive for October, 2010

ERP rates increase from next month

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges at four areas will increase by S$1 from November 1. The increase is part of the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) quarterly review of ERP-priced roads and expressways. Motorists will have to pay S$4 from 8.30am to 9am at the gantries at the East Coast Parkway (ECP) at Fort Road and [...]

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PSI level dips after heavy rain

Heavy rain over various parts of Singapore in the late afternoon yesterday saw the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) dropping to below 50, which is in the good range. And if the showers continue today, Singaporeans can experience a respite from the haze. A spokesman from the National Environment Agency told The Sunday Times the hazy [...]

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Rooney to leave Manchester United?

Loyalty, or the lack of it, has a funny way of biting you back in the behind. Back in 2004, when Manchester United fans – me included – were celebrating the arrival of wonderkid Wayne Rooney, a Liverpool-supporter friend of mine made a remark that, at the time, seemed a little cryptic and tinged with [...]

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Use Social Media to build Brand Loyalty!

The current burst in social-media use seems to address a fundamental human need: the need to interact with other people. While it may seem that sitting online leads to less human interaction, consumers actually feel they are more connected to people than they were before they joined social networks. New data from the Harris Poll [...]

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Haze returns to Singapore

By Ion Danker – October 19th, 2010 The National Environment Agency (NEA) says the prevailing southwesterly winds have brought in some smoke haze to Singapore from the fires in Sumatra. A statement from the NEA said that the 24-hour PSI at 4pm was 56, in the ‘moderate’ range, but rose to 84 at 8pm. The [...]

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20-year-old NSF charged with Woodlands murder

By yahoosingapore – October 16th, 2010 Soh Wee Kian, 20, in restraints, has been charged with murder. (Shin Min Daily News) Full-time national serviceman, Soh Wee Kian, 20, has been charged with the murder of a Malaysian woman last month in Woodlands. The slim-built man sporting close-cropped hair showed little emotion as he was charged [...]

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Really: New Windows Phone

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Singapore’s men paddlers clinch table tennis gold

By Ion Danker Singapore’s men paddlers won their first gold medal in the history of its participation in the Commonwealth Games after defeating England 3-1 on Saturday. Victory, however, did not come easy for Singapore’s Gao Ning, Yang Zi, Cai Xiaoli, Pang Xuejie and Ma Liang at the Yamuna Sports Complex. In the first game, [...]

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Local star Zoe Tay gives birth to third son

Caldecott Queen Zoe Tay gave birth to her third son at about noon on Wednesday. Channel News Asia reports that Tay, 42, who has two sons — Brayden, five, and Ashton, three — experienced bleeding at 9am earlier in the day due to a blood clot. Tay’s husband and Republic of Singapore Air Force pilot, [...]

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HUDC flat in Bishan goes for S$1.1 million

A 1,668 sq ft HUDC unit at Block 315 in Shunfu Road has been sold to a Singaporean buyer for around $1.1 million, in a transaction that was approved in July before the implementation of the property cooling measures. The unusually high price tag, which translates to around $659 psf is a record for this [...]

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