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130 passengers stuck on plane in Yangon after SIA flight to S’pore gets delayed for almost 5 hours, Singapore News

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight was delayed in Yangon for nearly five hours on Saturday (May 18) due to a technical issue with the emergency brake system. A total of 130 passengers were on board flight SQ995, a Boeing B777, which was scheduled to depart the Burmese city for Singapore at 5.35pm local time. “The aircraft eventually departed Yangon at 10.18pm after a delay of four hours and 43 minutes,” an SIA spokesman told Stomp in response to queries. ​​​​​​ SQ995 arrived in Singapore at 2.46am on May 19 after…

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London Metal Exchange to reboot its cross-border trading channel with Hong Kong, extend trading to Asian market hours

London Metal Exchange, the world’s largest financial market place for base metal futures, plans to reboot its cross-border trading channel with Hong Kong in a three-stage approach to increase transactions during Asian market hours.The first stage, scheduled for the end of 2019, will involve the LME’s parent Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) rolling out six US dollar-denominated contracts for aluminium, zinc, copper, lead, nickel and tin, said the London bourse’s chief executive… Source link

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Foodpanda cancels order at the last minute, even though it has 3.5 hours to do it, Singapore News

Have you ever waited hours for your food to be delivered to you only to have your order cancelled at the last minute? That is what happened to Stomp contributor Vanessa who ordered her lunch in advance from Washoku Goen at Wisma Atria via Foodpanda’s food delivery app on Tuesday (May 7) at about 9.54am. When her meal had not arrived at her Newton address by 1.55pm, she became concerned. She then checked her email and was shocked to find her order had been cancelled at 1.30pm, just 15 minutes…

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#Joeyjios: Here’s how you can spend 24 hours at Jewel Changi Airport , Singapore News

Changi Airport’s sprawling new Jewel is home to over 280 retail and dining options spread out across a massive 10-storey building. Not just another cookie-cutter mall, every brand there has upped their ante, promising an experience that cannot be mirrored anywhere else on the island. Whether it’s offering localised, Jewel-exclusive items on the menu (Starbucks), making a grand comeback (A&W) or being the biggest store in Southeast Asia (Nike), it’s a mall unlike any other. With so much to see, eat and do, we reckon that even 24 hours at…

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Oxygen masks ‘accidentally’ deployed on British Airways flight from Singapore just 2 hours after take-off, Singapore News

Passengers on board British Airways flight BA16 had the shock of their lives when oxygen masks deployed without warning on their way to London from Singapore.  According to The Sun, passengers were two hours into their flight on Monday (April 8) when the media screens and lights in the plane suddenly turned off, following which oxygen masks dropped from the panels overhead. An automated announcement instructing passengers to put on their oxygen masks was also played, alarming passengers who didn’t have a clue what was going on. It was only after two minutes that flight attendants…

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5 teens arrested for wilful trespass after hiding in Ikea Tampines beyond operating hours, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Five teenagers aged between 16 and 18 have been arrested after they hid in Ikea Tampines beyond the store’s opening hours. The police were alerted to a case of wilful trespassing at No. 60 Tampines North Drive 2, where Ikea Tampines is located, at 12.52am on Sunday (March 31). In a release on Sunday, the police said officers from Bedok Police Division located the five boys and arrested them. Preliminary investigations found that the teenagers were hiding in the Ikea building and stayed beyond the store’s operating hours.…

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Gardens by the Bay murder: Woman’s body remained in front seat hours after she was killed, Singapore News

The man left the woman’s body in the passenger seat till the next morning while the car was parked somewhere inside a Yishun condominium. The next day, the man continued driving around aimlessly – with the body next to him – thinking of what to do until he decided to burn the body in the afternoon. Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock, 50, who is accused of murdering Chinese national Cui Yajie, told the High Court yesterday (March 19) – the fifth day of his trial – of what he did after…

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Letterboxes in Sembawang HDB block left open for hours, disciplinary action to be taken against postman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some letterboxes at a block of Housing Board flats in Sembawang were left open for several hours on Thursday evening (March 14). A SingPost spokesman said that disciplinary action would be taken against the postman involved in the incident. The employee would also be given extra supervision and additional training. The postal service provider said that it was alerted at 9pm, and a staff member was immediately dispatched to Block 128C Canberra Street and the letterboxes were locked by 9.25pm. A resident at Block 128B, Mr Jack Teo,…

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How I saved 25 per cent in 48 hours with Grab’s Commute Plan Lite, Singapore News

Are Grab’s Commute Plans worth it? We did the math and found out. Ride-hailing apps are making getting around Singapore easier than ever before. But it can get crazy expensive, especially during peak hours. So when Grab launched their monthly subscription programme last month, I was intrigued. The subscription plans are tiered to suit each individual’s needs and can be used for food, transport, or both. But how much can you actually save? Sometime in late January, with a busy week ahead of me, I signed up for the Grab’s…

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Parliament: CBD to be refreshed ‘so that there will be activities beyond office hours’, says Lawrence Wong, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans can expect a rejuvenated city centre with moves taken to encourage more mixed-use development in the Central Business District (CBD) so that there will be activities beyond office hours. National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, in announcing this on Thursday (March 7), also said there will be a review of a scheme that allows eligible commercial buildings to maximise their use through bonus plot ratios. Speaking during the parliamentary debate on his ministry’s budget, Mr Wong said: “We will explore new incentives to better support rejuvenation in the…

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