Singapore’s beach countdown 2009 party is over; but the news is not. [Read more…]
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has secured supplies from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for one million doses of its Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. This is part of our phased and diversified approach in securing a sufficient quantity of the vaccine for our population. The GSK vaccines are expected for delivery by the end of this year. [Read more…]
Solar technology is making headway in Singapore’s retail sector, as new and revamped malls in Singapore incorporate photovoltaics (PV) into their “green” strategies.
Sembawang Shopping Centre (SSC), a revamped mall that was re-launched in December 2008, boasts 51 solar panels on its roof that generate 34.52kWh of electricity per day. The daily output is said to be able to power a 32W fluorescent light for some 45 days.
via Straits Times,
Fugitive who escaped from Whitley detention centre last year is tracked down and captured in Johor after tip-off from Singapore; he is being held for interrogation by Malaysia
Singapore will revise its laws this year to improve disclosure on foreigners evading income taxes in their home countries, the island nation’s finance minister told his Japanese counterpart according to a Japanese Finance Ministry official.
Launched on Wednesday, 1 October 2008, the Riding Centre is a community project by the Singapore Turf Club and its parent body, the Tote Board. The Centre’s primary aim is to promote riding to the general public, in particular school children from 8 to 18 years of age, at affordable prices. [Read more…]
The annual crackdown on people who have not paid their $110 TV licence is under way. Several thousand home owners who have not paid up so far will get a court summons, and if they ignore this, they risk arrest and fines of up to $40,000.