EDITORIALS

TWO GERMANS PLEAD GUILTY TO VANDALISING SMRT TRAIN

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 1:27pm

The two Germans who trespassed into the SMRT depot at Bishan and vandalised an SMRT Train pleaded guilty to the charges on Thursday. Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, admitted to trespassing into the Bishan Depot 3 times last year in November 6, 7 and 8 in the wee hours of the morning. 


PAP MP IRENE NG: DON'T LET SINGAPORE BECOME A GENERIC, LUXURY CITY FOR THE RICH

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 March 2015 - 10:09am

PAP MP Irene Ng from Tampines GRC warned that we should be careful not to let Singapore become a "luxury" or "generic" city. She said that Singapore needs to remain unique and not just another city. In particular she pointed to the luxury shops in Orchard and siad that most of these were out of the price range of average Singaporeans and the string of branded goods were no different to the ones that could be bought in any other city like Longon, New York or Paris. 


PM LEE SUPPORTS NMP CHIA'S SPEECH ABOUT KEEPING CPF INFLEXIBLE

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 10:38pm

NMP Chia Yong Yong gave a speech in Parliament during the budget debate criticizing the move to make CPF more flexible. She argued that the money is not all "ours" because there are contributions from employers and public funds and she warned that those who squander their money will become a burden on society.


CASE: WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT CHARGE GST ON OTHER TAXES?

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 March 2015 - 11:28am

The Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE) has raised concerns about the double taxing occurring with some dutiable items and GST. They pointed in particular to items such as petrol, cars, and cigarettes, especially on the back of the recently announced petrol duty hike. 


CHANGI AIRPORT TO SPEND $323 MILLION TO BUILD MORE CHECK-IN COUNTERS AT T1

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 March 2015 - 7:32pm

​Despite plans unveiled recently in the Budget to build a Terminal 5, even before T4 is completed, it looks like there are also plans in the works to expand T1 even more. Changi Airport Group (CAG) explained that they have awarded a tender of S$323 Million to Takenaka Corporation to build new check-in counters and new baggage claim carousels in Terminal 1. 


SIGNAL FAULT DISRUPTS CIRCLE LINE DURING PEAK HOUR, COMMUTERS REPORT SMOKE SMELL

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 March 2015 - 2:00pm

A Signal fault caused a half an hour long disruption on the circle line this morning with SMRT activating free bus bridging services between Pasir Panjang and Harbourfront. The problems started at about 7:30am with delays before services were stopped all together.


LTA: DRIVERS PROVIDING ILLEGAL 'PRIVATE TAXI' SERVICES COULD HAVE THEIR CARS SEIZED

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 March 2015 - 12:56pm

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) explained on Tuesday that it is illegal for any unauthorised driver in a private vehicle to convey passengers for money. The reminder comes after a case of a 'private taxi' in a Silver Honda SJT1444Y scammed a man and his family of $97 for a short trip lasting less than 30 mins. 


UBER LODGES POLICE REPORT AND ISSUES ALERT: SCAM DRIVER SJT144Y IS NOT AN UBER DRIVER

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 March 2015 - 7:42am

Uber issued an alert to the public explaining that the scamming driver of SJT1444Y is not registered with their company. This comes after several reports that a driver in a Silver Honda claiming to be a 'private taxi' driver from Uber scammed a man and his family into paying $97 for a short ride. The victim of the extortion took to Facebook to share what happened and to warn others.


GIANT RATS STILL SEEN SCURRYING AROUND DESMOND LEE'S GRC

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 March 2015 - 9:18pm

Giant Rats have been reported by residents in Bukit Batok continuing to pester residents in the area. Bukit Batok is under Jurong GRC of which Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee is an MP for. The new complaints come from a HDB estate in Bukit Batok a bit further away form the MRT station where the previous rat infestation occurred. 


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