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It's at Admiralty Park. Check the link to the article below.
Time taken from Changi airport MRT to Admiralty Park is approximately 1 hour 26 minutes by bus, and 1 hour 45 minutes by trains.
The Marina Barrage is Singapore 15th water reservoir with 10,000 hectares of water catchment area ( one-sixth the size of Singapore). The project officially opened on 31st Oct 2008 by then Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong and commissioned by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Benefits of the Marina Barrage:
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has a robot that has two mechanical arms to build an Ikea Stefan chair.
Read more at Science Robotics (US$15):
Coming October 2018, the non-stop service between Singapore and New York is rolling out again. Operated by Singapore Airlines (SIA) this time with the ultra long range (ULR) variant of the Airbus A350-900. This will be a premium route: 67-seats Business Class and 94-seats Premium Economy seats.
Travelers look for cheaper alternative or want stop-over could take the economy class in other routes/ airlines.
SIA will be the launch customer for the A350-900ULR:
Singapore has a dockless bike sharing system. This is in contrast to docking system in London, Spain, Taiwan, etc.
Read more on the dockless bike sharing system:
Since 2010, Singapore's university fees have largely gone up every year. The fee hikes for local undergraduates for previous years ranged from 0.6 per cent to 8 per cent.
Tuition fees for AY 2018 new intake
Example at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore)
All Programmes accepted in 2018
The highest Tuition Grant also comes from Medicine programme granting Singapore Crtizens S$102,200 off the bill.
The Singapore's Ministry of Education covers all the taxes (GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Resident.
Thinking about renovating your new home or something?
Pay close scrutiny to the list of companies below, provided by SMRT Feedback
DISCLAIMER: We are not implying these companies are in deep shit. It just so happens that they are on our radar based on a compilation of tip-offs by insiders. We haven't got around to verifying the information but at this point, we are advising that if you are moving forward with any projects, just have closer scrutiny. It may be that there is no cause for concern. - SMRT Feedback
The NRIC number is a unique identifier assigned by the Government to each Singapore resident that is often used as a required document or identifier with the Government and commercial transactions. The physical NRIC not only contains the individual’s NRIC number, but also other personal data, such as the individual’s full name, photograph, thumbprint and residential address.
Hence, organisations are to comply with the obligations under the Personal Data Protection Act, such as to make reasonable security arrangements to protect the personal data from unauthorised disclosure. Organisations should not retain an individual's NRIC include when renting a bicycle or when issuing visitor badges for buildings. An organisation may merely have sight of an individual’s physical NRIC and the information on it for verification purposes, the commission added. This includes the checking of NRICs for the sale of cigarette to verify the customer's age. Organisations should consider using alternatives such as organisation or user-generated IDs or passwords, tracking numbers, QR codes, or monetary deposit.
Read more from:
Ensure 1.2 meters clear width of spacing at the corridors in public housing (HDB). Also note that the placement of items in the corridors should consist of removable or fold-able items only. Fixed (drilled/glued/screwed/etc.) items are not allowed accordingly to guidelines.
Corridor widths across different public housing projects:
According to Singapore Police Force via Straits Times, the overall crime rate are down 1% but molestation (+22.2%), scams (29.9%) and loanshark harassment (+12.3%) have gone up.
From 1st May 2018, the government of Singapore has revised the number of people staying in public rental housing. The largest changes apply to the 4-room or larger groups, 33.3% reduction in number of occupants (from 9 occupants to 6 occupants).
Find out more:
E-scooters are not allowed on roads in Singapore. E-scooters are a type of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) that can be buy from retail and online shops.
Note: Those caught riding e-scooter / PMDs on roads may face a fine not exceeding $2,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or both. Those caught for repeated offences may face a fine not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both.
Where can we ride PMDs?
PMDs are only allowed on footpaths, cycling paths, and shared paths. PMDs are not allowed on roads, as well as pedestrian-only paths.
How fast can we go?
PMD users must keep below 25km/h on cycling and shared paths, and 15km/h on footpaths.
Are all types of PMDs allowed?
Your PMD must not weigh more than 20kg, must be less than 70cm in width, and must have its speed capped at 25km/h. This reduces the risk of serious injuries during a collision, allows devices and pedestrians to pass each other safely, and ensures users do not exceed the speed limit.
More information at:
Are you still a student or incoming student to Singapore? Enjoy cheaper movie tickets at selected cinema by flashing your student pass.
More information please refer to:
$4 Students Small Popcorn Combo
More information please refer to:
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Hebe Tien of the S.H.E, Taiwanese girl group, singing her famous pop song 小幸运 in Singapore 2015. S.H.E, widely regarded as the most successful Mandarin popular music, has recorded 12 albums with sales totaling more than 10 million. Most Chinese speaking population in the world, including Chinese Singaporeans, knows who they are and have heard of their song.
电影 我的少女时代 主题曲
为什么没有发现 遇见了你 是生命最好的事情
是谁风里 雨里 一直默默守护在原地
来不及感谢 是你给我勇气 让我能做回我自己
是谁风里 雨里 一直默默守护在原地
Planning to visiting or leaving Singapore? Take note of the disruption to normal service on the red line and the green line. The line going to the airport is going down for servicing too. Expect longer waiting time for arrival of trains.
Do plan early or take alternate transport !
Enlarged images of the notices:
Ministry of Transport, Singapore (www.facebook.com/motsg)
They could have invite the flight attendant or cabin crew to advise the other passenger.
On the 30 September 2010, an RSAF AH-64 Apache made an emergency landing in an open field between Woodlands Ave 12 and Woodlands Dr 64.
In most all neighborhood in the heartland of Singapore, there would be these cafe-restaurant place where you can have beverages on the go. These are called coffee shop (or kopitiam in the local slang). The beverages are put into plastic bags like those shown below. These are the unique Singapore experience from the old days of Singapore.
Do try one if you come to Singapore. These plastic bag coffee are going extinct soon.
"The first graduate employment survey on students from nine private institutes who graduated in 2014 found that 42 per cent of them were unable to secure full-time jobs within six months of completing their studies. This is striking contrast to an 83 per cent successful full-time job rate among public university students." -CNA
I am lucky to have job offers right after I complete my final exam and before receiving my degree certificate in the convocation.
I have good grades but not like those exceptional elite smart student grade with perfect score. My grade landed me with two different public university offers in my final semester of polytechnic. I don't always have good grade, and I not going to elaborate here to save for an extraordinary article in the future.
Thoughts of applying to a private university never came into my mind before as the job market at that time was flourishing for poly graduate, even now too.
I do have a large number of friends and ex-classmates who have gone the private university path. They have many different reasons for choosing a private university. A lot of them just can't afford the tuition fee expense, family commitment, need for income, etc. Many of the private university offers night classes or weekend classes that the public university do not offer.
You can read more at the CNA article to know more about the local culture towards private/public university.
I drink bottled water or double filtered water.
Rare show in the city center by 10 RSAF F-16C/Ds and 10 Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) F-16s
As part of global ‘May the 4th’ celebrations and to mark the 40th anniversary
since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, a three-day extravaganza –
STAR WARS DAY™: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU took place at the
Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay from May 4th to 6th.
Dates: 4 to 6 May 2017, Thursday to Saturday
Time: 3.00pm to 11.00pm
Venue: Supertree Grove and The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay