"Electricity supply to some areas in central #Singapore was disrupted on Thursday afternoon (Feb 14), with blackouts reported at Bras Basah Complex, Odeon Towers, Carlton Hotel and several MRT stations.
The power outage was caused by equipment failure at the substation serving Carlton Hotel, SP Group said in a Facebook post."
" #Digital #Defence has been added to #Singapore's Total Defence framework, signalling the importance of strengthening #cybersecurity and ensuring that the country stands ready to respond to threats in the digital domain.
This was announced by Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen in his Total Defence Day message on Thursday (Feb 14). Singapore marks Total Defence Day on Feb 15 every year to remember the day the country fell to the Japanese in 1942."
"A new agency to oversee food-related issues will be formed under new laws passed in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 12).
The #Singapore #Food Agency (SFA), which is set to be formed on Apr 1 and come under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, will consolidate the regulatory oversight of food safety and security, which are currently divided among three public agencies."
"From Apr 1, all matters to do with #wildlife, as well as non-food plants and animals, will be under the purview of the National Parks Board (NParks).
This comes after the Amendment Bill to transfer non-food plant and animal-related functions from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) to NParks was passed on Tuesday (Feb 12)."
"Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges will be removed at two gantries along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) as well as another gantry at Upper Bukit Timah Road, the Land #Transport Authority (LTA) said on Monday (Feb 11).
...Motorists will also no longer have to pay #ERP charges at the gantry along Upper Bukit Timah Road, located in the southbound direction after Hume Avenue, between 8am and 8.30am, making it free of charge throughout the day."
"A fire at the Poh Ann Keng temple badly damaged the front hall, prayer altar and many statuettes on Saturday morning, the fifth day of Chinese New Year.
...A temple volunteer, who wanted to be known only as Mr Tan, estimated the damage to be between $300,000 and $400,000.
'I am very sad... some of the statues destroyed in the fire were as old as the temple itself,' said the 56-year-old."
Now that we're in the year of #SingaporeBicentennial, I wonder if events will start liberally applying the "Bicentennial Edition" suffix, like how 2015 saw so many SG50 editions of things
So far I know about River Hongbao + Chingay doing just that, and I wouldn't be surprised if the NDP also resorts to that
"A collision between a Greece-registered ship and a Malaysian government vessel occurred in #Singapore territorial waters off Tuas on Saturday (Feb 9) afternoon.
The Greek bulk carrier was on its way from Singapore to its next port of call at Tanjung Pelepas in #Malaysia when the collision took place."
"... the National Environment Agency (NEA) confirmed that it received feedback of a smoky smell in the eastern part of #Singapore.
Its investigations thus far have not detected any local sources of burning or incidents at factories that could have contributed to the smell, said its spokesman, adding that no sources of transboundary #haze were detected in the region."
The optional Design-Your-Own-Module initiative, which begins in August, is part of the university's efforts to help students take greater ownership of their learning and better pursue their passions."
A BBC video on Henry Ng, a man who says he is likely "the last lion dance costume maker" in Singapore.
"President Halimah Yacob on Wednesday (Feb 6) launched a series of medallions to mark the 150th anniversary of the Istana.
A collaboration between the President’s Office and the #Singapore Mint, the Istana Souvenir Series consists of five medallion designs featuring the architecture of the buildings within the Istana compounds and significant highlights of the Istana."
Sucks that the 2nd day of CNY this year is on a Wednesday, so there's still Thursday & Friday to deal with... And I have to be up super early on Thurs morning too 😑
"Over two episodes, the series takes us on an evocative journey through Singapore’s landscapes to meet a variety of people with rich and diverse stories to tell. The series reflects that there’s not just one singular #Singapore narrative, but a meeting of many tales."
"Visitors in #Chinatown were treated to a spectacle of street lights, the lingering smell of traditional delicacies and a splendid fireworks display on Monday (Feb 4) - all part of a grand celebration to ring in the Year of the Pig."
Seeing swathes of students in red + hearing festive music piped through mall speakers this Lunar New Year's Eve
The ex-employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Ofo terminated around 10 members of staff from the operations division on Thursday (Jan 31), and there were no officials left to move and maintain its fleet of #bicycles on the streets."
"From Feb 1 (Friday), new rules on path- and road-sharing will take effect.
...The rules were announced in September last year when the Government accepted the recommendations of the Active Mobility Advisory Panel.
The recommendations aimed to address the increase in the number of reported accidents involving PMDs, bicycles and power-assisted bicycles on public paths."
me mucking about on the web as a #Singapore 🇸🇬 local
(will come up with some new profile pic later)
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