Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Today's Singapore News

The following are stories that are making the headlines over at Topix Singapore News today, edited by yours truly.

-Buyers paying less cash for HDB resale flats: There are increasing signs that the HDB resale flat market is no longer immune to the economic slowdown.
-Gold not as pure as it seems: The Consumer's Association of of Singapore (CASE) has found that gold sold in local goldsmiths' shops are not as pure as they claim.
-Drivers must give way, or else: Stop for public buses turning out of bus bays, or you may soon be fined $130 under the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) latest scheme to give priority to buses on the roads.
-Hundreds bid farewell: Most did not know her. But hundreds of people turned up to say goodbye to lawyer Lo Hwei Yen yesterday. The 28-year-old lawyer was taken hostage and killed by terrorists during a working trip in Mumbai last week.
-CDC confident all S'poreans can access anti-HIV drugs: Singapore's Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) said it is confident all HIV patients in Singapore will have access to anti-HIV drugs by 2010.
-Number of HIV cases in Singapore this year to increase: Singapore's Health Ministry (MOH) warned on Sunday that the total number of HIV cases this year will exceed that of last year.
-Singapore sentences TV reporter: A court in Singapore sentenced Australian TV reporter Peter Lloyd on Tuesday to 10 months in jail for consumption and possession of methamphetamine.
-Govt commends Aims report: The Government has commended an advisory council for its comprehensive report and insightful observations on the pertinent issues and concerns arising from the emergence of new media.
-New ez-link cards that run on new payment system: Commuters will now have to get new ez-link cards supported by a new e-payment system. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday those with current ez-link cards will be able to get the new cards in a free one-for-one replacement exercise in early January.
-Singapore turns public road Into military airstrip: Singapore's military planes, including fighter jets, can be said to be able to fly from any location in the tiny republic if an air exercise yesterday is any indication.

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