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RIDICULOUS COURT DECISION TO ALLOW KONG HEE TO TRAVEL FOR $1.5 MILLION BAIL

After reading that Kong Hee is allowed to travel overseas on condition of a $1.5 million bail, I couldn't believe my eyes. Who in the right mind will allow Kong Hee, the main culprit in the CHC scandal to travel out of Singapore? This is ridiculous. None of these convicts should be allowed to travel at all with all their passports surrendered. I do not know what is the basis that the judge is allowing KH to travel at all. Isn't this giving him an opportunity to jump bail?

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TIGERAIR DOUBLE STANDARDS FOR BAGGAGE CLAIMS, OVERCHARGES S’POREAN CUSTOMER

Travelled via #tigerairways on 19th September 2015. Got stopped after checking in at the gate where you show your passport and boarding to the cisco officer. A man wearing black jacket, showing "baggage .... " from #tigerairways stopped me, saying that my luggage exceeded the dimensions allowed on board. Brought me to the counter at the side to check in and was charged S$50. On the receipt, it did not mention that the dimensions were over the limit. It just states that it is 8kgs,(baggage's weight allowance is 10kgs for #tigerairways, which is better than another budget airline). Before he brought me there, i told him that there were a few caucasians (I am not here to offend any caucasians) before me with the same luggage sizes, some bigger i guess and they did not check in. He just told his friend, "Got meh, got meh, never see."

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MFA CONSULATE PROVIDES LITTLE HELP FOR SINGAPOREAN ROBBED OF PASSPORT

Recently, while on holiday in San Francisco in the United States, my family and I were robbed of our valuables. We lost all our cash, passports and China resident visas. We tried getting official paperwork from the police and other relevant authorities. My husband, a Dutch citizen, received immediate support and was able to apply for an "emergency passport". I was not as privileged. The Singapore Consulate-General issues only a "document of identity" for those whose passports are stolen. This document is a piece of paper with a stamp, a signature of the consul and a photograph of the applicant. It seems it is not recognized by any other airport authority or government and, to make matters worse, is valid only for direct entry to Singapore.

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Travel concern among S’poreans due to political unrest, MERS

Protests in Vietnam and rising concerns over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are making Singaporeans think twice about travelling overseas. Some 300 people have signed up to go on tours to Vietnam in May and June, but the travel agencies organising them have urged their customers to postpone plans or change their destination due to the anti-China protests there.

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