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When you think duty-free, the first place that comes to mind is the Duty-Free Shop (DFS) at Changi Airport.
And it’s legal one hor.
Here’re seven news that Singaporeans are talking about today.
Uber in Singapore Won’t Leave on 15 April, But on 7 May
The Grab-Uber merger is like an episode of Days of Our Lives: you think it’s going to end, but it won’t. And deep within you, you hope it won’t end – at least not only Go-Jek is here.
Uber has initially wanted to close its doors in Singapore permanently on 8 April 2018, in which its platform would be deactivated; however, it was postponed to 15 April 2018 as the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), the watchdog that ensures competition exists in different industries, requested so.
Here’s the thing: despite that, Uber is now “empty”. Its chief business officer for Asia Pacific has this to say: “Our funding is gone. Our people are gone. We don’t intend to come back to these markets.”
Well that’s true because all Uber staff in Singapore has been put on gardening leave – I mean, Garden Leave, which is a fancy term for paid leave (while worrying about the future without worrying about bills).
The CCCS has requested Uber to continue its service to 7 May 2018 while they continue to decide on the next move.
Would the merger still occur? You’ll know on 7 May 2018. I suggest you download our app here for the latest news lah.
But here’s what I heard from my colleague who tried to take an Uber ride a few days back (God knows why that idiot hasn’t downloaded Grab yet): he was at Woodlands and he got a driver…who’s at Mandai.
Okay, not that far but still considered far.
He cancelled that and tried again – this time, he got another driver from…Tampines.
It was very early in the morning, so either he’s still sleepy or Uber is sleeping.
So even if the app remains, let’s just say that it’s like Michael Owen: a soccer player who’s expensive AF but is always injured.
Got heart no people also no use.
S’poreans Can Now Buy Duty-Free Alcohol From DFS Without Travelling
From now till 30 June 2018, even if you don’t travel overseas, you can purchase duty-free wines, champagnes and sakes. Simply view the selection of alcohol on their online store, iShopChangi, and email your selection to [email protected] or call 6891 9180 during office hours.
Remember, you won’t be able to order and enjoy the duty-free alcohol via the website like any online store (you know, like Amazon or Qoo10).
After they’ve confirmed your orders, you can choose to have it delivered to your house or pick them up yourself.
If you order above $250, the goods will be delivered to your house for free. Or you can choose to pick up your goods at Terminal 3.
6-Year-Old Boy Knocked Down by E-Scooter Near Punggol Park
E-scooters strikes again. And this time, it’s two days in a row.
If you haven’t heard, the government is putting advanced cameras and sensors on street lamps. These new fixtures have the ability to monitor Personal Mobile Devices (PMD) speed, and has facial recognition as well.
And I hope it can be up soon because some e-scooter riders really ride like they own the pavement. Disclaimer: my own opinion, not Goody Feed’s.
(Editor and proofreader’s note: our opinion, too!)
The latest victim of inconsiderate e-scooters this time is a six-year-old boy.
It was reported on 13 Apr that a collision took place between a six-year-old boy and a middle-aged man on an e-scooter near Punggol Park.
A witness to the incident said that he was jogging in the area when he saw a crowd. Curious, he went closer to find out what’s going on and saw a damaged e-scooter and blood on the rider’s hands.
A six-year-old boy nearby was crying badly nearby and he might have been hit on the back of his head.
The police said that they’ve been alerted to a case of negligent hurt and are investigating the incident.
And this isn’t the end.
Remember what I said about two days in a row?
E-Scooter Rider Who Knocked Out Girl’s Teeth Arrested on 12 Apr
On 12 Apr, Ardini Nabila was walking home from tuition at around 7.15 pm in the evening when she was allegedly hit from behind near Pasir Ris East Community Centre.
Five passers-by rushed to her aid and called for an ambulance. Her parents were also informed about the incident.
She was sent to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital where they managed to realign her jaw.
Her gums needed a few stitches and they found that she has lost two teeth.
The 24-year-old e-scooter rider was arrested and investigations are still ongoing.
Lest you’re not aware, the Active Mobility Advisory Panel are seeking the public’s opinion on how PMD riders should behave on pedestrian pavements.
You can air your views there.
Female Students Bully Special Needs Peer with Toilet Equipment & Filmed It All Down
Just yesterday, we wrote about how Singaporeans should change how they view people with disabilities.
Well, apparently these ladies got the memo. Except they went about it in the wrong way.
Instead of pity, they decided to bully them instead.
A video showing four young female students from Assumption Secondary School bullying a peer with special needs.
The 29 second clip showed the victim crouched on the ground with a trash bag over her.
Then, they used a toilet brush to scrub her head. When she attempted to get up, they pinned her against the wall and used the brush against her chest, groin and face.
If that’s not enough, they hang a toilet seat around the girl’s neck and flipped the cover against her face several times.
The school has responded and said that the culprits have been suspended. One of the bullies even apologised publicly on Facebook.
Like that’s gonna help.
The video has been circulating in Facebook like crazy, but we’ll do Mark Zuckerberg a favour and not link it here.
20-Year-Old NSF Cheated Singtel And Others Over $33K
If you’ve watched the movies, you’ll see this 16-year-old hacker who managed to get himself a few million dollars and get away scot-free.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen in real life. not in Singapore, at least.
20-year-old Ronny Lee Jia Jie was charged in court yesterday and pleaded guilty to 16 charges of cheating, with another 50 to be taken into consideration during sentencing.
He volunteered at a brisk-walking event at Nee Soon East Community Centre and obtained a list of names and NRIC numbers.
Using these details, he applied for post-paid contracts via Singtel website and got himself cheap or free phones from Singtel.
In total, he obtained 28 phones worth $30,152 (the power of personal data, indeed).
He also cheated people on Carousell amounting to $2,486 by failing to deliver items to his customers.
And if you think that’s all, there’s more.
He had swindled 3 people out of $820 and local courier delivery service, FastFast, of $581.10.
But at least we know one thing now. Singtel’s online purchase security seems a bit…iffy.
Lesson to learn? Don’t suka suka give your NRIC number to just anyone.
S’pore Table Tennis Never Disappoint, Despite Bad Start At Commonwealth Games
Like it or not, Singapore’s table tennis’ game is strong.
So when the Commonwealth Games started off on a bad note for them, Singaporeans were dismayed.
If you’re a die-hard, patriotic, Singapore table tennis fan, you’d love what’s coming next.
The table tennis team sent to the Commonwealth Games fought valiantly, and managed to get their first gold medal for table tennis.
Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu trashed India’s Manika Batra and Mouma Das 3-0 in the table tennis game on 13 Apr.
And they did it within 30 minutes.
Speaking to oktosports, Feng said that this is a much needed booster for the team. And that the opponents in that match did not cause a lot of problems for them.
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