The price of formula milk in Singapore has increased by 20.7% to 39.3% over the last 4 years. According to data collected by Babyment.com about baby milk powder sold in Singapore early this month, there was a stark increase in price when compared against data collected in December 2012.
Netizen Tawfik Daud's facebook post went viral after he "exposed" the 3 upcoming MRT stations being built in the Tuas area. Tawfik took a picture of a peeled off MRT Map and underneath it revealed the stations Tuas Crecent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link.
A 34 year old man have been arrested by the police for his suspected involvement in a series of milk powder thefts from supermarkets all over Singapore. This all stemmed from a police report lodged on 6 March, that indicated that 24 tins of milk powder had been stolen from a supermarket along Turf Club Road.
Incredibly, when police raided the suspect's residence, a further 200 tins of milk powder were also found. Possible case of stealing the milk powders and selling it to make money? So desperate to make money to live in expensive Singapore?
Police said that victims are usually men, and the online platforms involved are WeChat, Locanto and OkCupid. Scammers would usually engage their victims via phone calls and online messaging. The victims are usually told to buy gift cards or online shopping credits such as iTunes or Alipay Purchase Cards before they can meet up or date the scammer. What makes the victims desperate to meet the scammer? Usually, sexual favours are dangled to the victim to entice them.
After Amos Yee insulted our ( allegedly) beloved God-King-supreme leader-minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew and made fun of christians and muslims we Singaporeans have to say enough is enough. We made it clear that we are not ready for his western ideals of freedom of speech with no limits, we singaporeans need freedom but with a template and lines drawn in the sand, beautiful lines that is the hallmark of being singaporean. We request the United States of MURICA!!! to take him off our hands.
This time, a staff of a PCF Sparkletots pre-school was diagnosed with active tuberculosis. The pre-school in Clementi was immediately informed when this case is confirmed, triggering a mass screening of staff and children who had been in close contact with the infected staff.
So far, 66 staff and students of the school located at Clementi Avenue 1 had been screened by the MOH , with 45 tested negative, and 21 more awaiting a doctor's evaluation. All 66 screened do not suffer from active TB. This must be a scary time for parents of the kids sent to the school. Most of these kids are very young, and most of the parents are worried about the TB skin test and how that would affect their young children.
Today's news all but confirms what people have been fearing for the past few weeks. Five taxi companies are making the surge pricing their norm, with 10,600 cabs offering this next week onwards. Yet, the taxi companies said to expect to pay less most of the time.
Who are they kidding? Trans-Cab, SMRT, Premier, Prime and HDT Singapore Taxi will join GRab Taxi Singapore in using surge pricing, with Comfort expected to come up with their own pricing structure in two to three weeks. So, from next week onwards, expect less taxis to be on the road in non-peak periods, because who would want to drive when fares are at its lowest? And during peak hours, you want a cab, you pay more. Probably waiting time also longer.
This creepy NTU student started an elitist dating app called HighBlood. It markets itself as an app without banglas, maids, uglies (ugly people?) or escorts. The creator claims that there are no uglies in the app but puts himself in the app and rates himself in the 92th percentile. Is this the world class standard of NTU?
Walt Disney announced on Tuesday that Beauty and the Beast will finally be released in Malaysia without any censorship cuts after the Censorship board backed down and gave it a PG13 rating instead. The Censor Board had earlier demanded Walt Disney to cut out a gay scene or risk barring the movie from screening in Malaysia. When Disney refused to censor the movie, local film distributors pressured the censor board to change their decision to ban.
Do you know that Singapore has only 2.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people? This lags far behind many developed peers including Japan (12.3 per 1000) and South Korea (9.2/1000). Now you know why the PAP keeps asking you to stay fit - it doesn't want you to see what the sad state of our hospitals.