Tag Archives: Straits Times 10 Sep 2014

MHA SAYS TRAVELLERS COMING IN BY YACHT ENJOY FLEXIBILITY IN CLEARING IMMIGRATION?

Crew and passengers are required to notify the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in advance and provide passenger and crew information by facsimile. ICA officers will then facilitate immigration clearance at the anchorages. Alternatively, they may seek immigration clearance at Raffles Marina, which is a gazetted landing and departing point for pleasure craft and yachts, and operates from 9am to 5pm. Crew and passengers on pleasure craft and yachts entering Singapore via Raffles Marina during the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine operating hours are required to inform Raffles Marina of their arrival in advance. Thereafter, Raffles Marina will notify the ICA, for officers to conduct immigration clearance at the vessel's expected arrival time. The same process applies for craft departing Singapore from Raffles Marina. Outside of the operating hours, they have to seek immigration clearance at WQIA or CGPA.

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HENG: FUTURE OF EDUCATION LIES IN QUEST FOR SKILLS

That, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday, goes to the heart of a national report to improve the career prospects of Singapore's polytechnic and technical institute's students. After two days of impassioned debate by MPs on the Applied Study in Polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education Review (Aspire) report, Mr Heng set out what he described as "limiting beliefs" that could inhibit people from achieving their full potential. The first is the mistaken belief that qualifications are all that matters. But "the highest qualifications will do a person no good, if there are no good jobs available in the first place", as shown in Taiwan and parts of Europe, he noted.

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MALAYSIA LEAFY VEGETABLES COST 10% MORE

But supermarkets have not been affected by the bout of wet weather across the Causeway. Both Sheng Siong and FairPrice said there had been no significant changes to their prices or supply of Malaysian vegetables to date. A FairPrice spokesman said: "We practise source diversification so that our consumers are protected from supply and price shocks." FairPrice gets its leafy vegetables from local farms, Thailand, Indonesia and China.

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APPLES UNVEILS THE WATCH, CALLING IT THE COMPANY’S “NEXT CHAPTER”

The tech giant unveiled the long-anticipated Apple Watch on Wednesday under the glare of both the technology and fashion media at the packed hall of Flint Center for the Performing Arts at Cupertino. This marks its foray into the fledgling wearable market. The Apple Watch features an unique touchscreen display the recognises the difference between a tap and a "force press". In addition, it has a "digital crown," a dial that is sits on the right side of the device.

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