The tax is based on categories determined by the distance between a country’s capital city and London – a method that has provoked outrage. [Read more…]
Philippines’ Airphil Express and Malaysia’s Berjaya Air are the sixth and seventh new airlines at Changi airport this year. [Read more…]
Singapore’s beach countdown 2009 party is over; but the news is not. [Read more…]
Singaporean student Ram Tiwary, found guilty of murdering two of his flatmates in Australia, has been sentenced to a maximum of 48 years in jail (25 years for the murder of Tay Chow Lyang & 30 years for the death of Tony Tan Poh Chuan). The latter sentence will start from 2012.
Ram Tiwary was on a scholarship awarded to him by the Singapore Armed Forces.
Standard chartered singapore marathon 2009 was a great event in Singapore; I know you can’t wait to know the results.
Reigning Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) champion Luke Kibet has won the full marathon category race for the second year running.
It was an exciting climax to the 42km race as Johnstone Chepkwony mounted a late surge to pressure Kibet all the way to the finish line. Kenyan runner Kibet prevailed however, to finish first with a winning time of 2:11:24, which was just eight seconds ahead of Chepkwony (2:11:32) and 2 mins 37 seconds short of the 2:13:01 course record he set last year. [Read more…]
The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) have reviewed the safety of CSL Limited Panvax H1N1 Vaccine in children aged 10 years to 18 years and are satisfied with the safety profile of the product in this age-group. The use of Panvax in children younger than 10 years of age is currently under review and a recommendation would be made soon. [Read more…]
The H1N1 vaccine will cost S$29 at Singapore polyclinics, said the CEO of Singhealth Polyclinics Dr Tan Chee Beng. Appointments will be set up for those on the waitlist when the clinics finally receive the vaccine.
I will probably get H1N1 vaccine as traveling out of Singapore is not avoidable in the coming year.
A Singapore-flagged 24,637-tonne container ship “Kota Wajar” with 21 crew was seized by infamous Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean; and, at least five vessels are now in the hands of Somali pirates.
This Singapore-registered container vessel, “Kota Wajar”, was boarded by unidentified men north of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean (position Lat 01o33’S Long 54o52’E) on 15 October 2009 at about 1012hrs (Singapore time).
Source: MPA Singapore
American punk legends Green Day will still leave many Singapore rock fans scrambling for tickets for the band’s concert in Singapore in January. According to its official website, the concert will be held on Jan 14, 2010.
On the current tour, Green Day has been unleashing classics like Longview, Welcome to Paradise, American Idiot, Brain Stew right to new favourites Know Your Enemy and 21 Guns.
Tickets will be available from all SISTIC outlets at S$128, S$88, S$128 and S$148. SISTIC fees apply. Public sales date is Oct 15. Hotline 65 6348 5555. Browse sistic.com.sg.
China National Day 2009 is a big celebration in China and people will celebrate 60 years of Communist Party rule tomorrow with a massive military parade passing by Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, where Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic on October 1, 1949.
This year, it will be more on hardware designed to show China’s modernization and military strength. Soldiers will march at an exact pace of 116 steps a minute in China’s National Day Parade and it will take each column one minute and six seconds to march past the top leaders at the main podium. Amazing, huh?
The government has issued nearly 1 million coupons to encourage people in the capital to watch patriotic films over the period to “create the proper atmosphere” for National Day. Beijing’s international airport will close for three hours on the morning of October 1 for security concerns.
If you are a stranger to China’s National Day Parade, you can watch the videos below.