5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (11 December 2019)

Let’s face it: in this social media world, exciting and viral news like a cat feeding a baby beer would often appear in your Facebook news feed, while important news like the GDP growth of Singapore this year wouldn’t get the same reach.

It’s understandable since social media platforms would prioritise engaging and viral contents to keep users in their platform.

In order to ensure that you’d still know about important news instead just social news, below are the top five Singapore news that was reported yesterday which you should know, simplified for you in a bite-sized format:

Reminder: Smoking Age Limit To Be 20 Years Old From 1 Jan 2020

Starting from 1 Jan 2020, the minimum smoking age requirement will be increased from 19 to 20-years old.

In 2017, there was an amendment to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Bill.

It hoped to progressively raise the minimum age of smoking every year until the minimum requirements hit 21 years old in 2021.

According to Parliamentary Secretary for Health Amrin Amin, “Quitting is a journey and it will take time for smokers to successfully quit. The phased implementation recognises this.”

For more info, tap here.

Everything About The Massive Tuas Fire On A Toxic Industrial Waste Collector That Occurred On 11 December 2019

A massive fire broke out at a building in Tuas Crescent on the morning of 11 December 2019.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was informed about the fire at 48 Tuas Crescent at 6 am.

Around 80 firefighters and 32 emergency vehicles were deployed to take down the fire.

A Facebook post by SCDF mentioned that the fire broke out at a building and industrial waste site for recycled oil and solvents.

The flames also spread along nearby drains.

For more info, tap here.

Training Course For Food Delivery Riders Switching From E-Scooters To E-Bikes Launched Following Footpath Ban

A new training programme to help food delivery riders switch from e-scooters to e-bicycles has been launched.

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So far, enough funding has already secured for about 2,000 riders to be trained.

Up to 90 per cent of the course fees will be subsidised by NTUC, SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore.

The acting director of NTUC’s freelancers and the self-employed unit said proper training programmes will help both riders and improve public perception of them.

For more info, tap here.

Officer Kicks Speeding Pmd Rider Off Device To Stop Him & Sends Him Flying

A video that shows an enforcement officer kicking a speeding PMD rider off his device is making the rounds on social media.


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The dashcam footage was uploaded to Facebook.

It shows the officer kicking a speeding rider at a junction near Bedok Reservoir.


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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has said it is currently looking into this incident.

Netizens have expressed that while the rider was in the wrong, the officer should not have taken such drastic actions.

For more info, tap here.

You Can Look Forward To New Polyclinics At Serangoon, Tengah & Kaki Bukit By 2025

Three new polyclinics will be set up by 2025 in Serangoon, Tengah, and Kaki Bukit.

The Serangoon Polyclinic, when ready for operations, will be the largest polyclinic in Singapore.


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It will also have updated medical technology to tackle ailments around the area.

By 2030, the Government hopes to hit the ambitious target of 30 polyclinics all over the island.

Currently, there are over 18 polyclinics all over the island. 12 more will be built by the next decade.

For more info, tap here.

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