Vaping is the new chewing gum in Singapore's nanny state

Vaping is the new chewing gum in Singapore's nanny state

bloomberg.com 21 Feb '18, 8pm

Back in 1992, Singapore feared that its gleaming new subway would be wrecked by people using something sticky to disable automatic train doors — so it banned chewing gum. Twenty-six years later, the prohibition on the import, manufacture and sale of gum is still in place, 1 even though the utility of that harsh curb has never really been proved: Hong Kong's MTR Corp. hasn't seen the need to restrict mastication to run a rail network many times more reliable than Singapore's. Revisiting this history is necessary. The otherwise pragmatic city-state seems to have gotten its hackles up over something that may once again put it on the wrong sid...

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han 'tries to flee by sea'

bbc.co.uk 21 Feb '18, 5pm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chew Eng Han and five others were convicted of misappropriating millions of dollars from the megachurch...

Corruption Perceptions Index 2017

transparency.org 21 Feb '18, 6pm

Governments and businesses must do more to encourage free speech, independent media, political dissent and an open and engaged civil society....

Singapore Ministry Of Defence Concludes Successful Ethical Hacking Program

informationsecuritybuzz.com 21 Feb '18, 9pm
Singapore Ministry Of Defence Concludes Successful Ethical Hacking Program

Defence Ministry Resolved 35 Vulnerabilities in Three Weeks , Thanks to Hackers The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) today announced th...

180221 B1A4 Rollin' Stargram Launch in Singapore

youtube.com 22 Feb '18, 12am

Learn more You're viewing YouTube in English (US) . You can change this preference below . Learn more You're viewing YouTube in English . You...

Eat & Drink

Just when everyone thought that SING HK Cafe has closed its shutters at Everton Park for good, the eatery has...

Just when everyone thought that SING HK Cafe has closed its shutters at Everton Park for good, th...

misstamchiak.com 21 Feb '18, 12pm

With Chakey’s departure from the food scene, Sing HK Cafe’s Signature Salt Baked Chicken Noodle ($6.50) seems like it will be a crowd-puller....

The Food Bank Singapore lets you donate canned goods and chips you have at home but don’t want to...

alvinology.com 21 Feb '18, 5pm

The Food Bank Singapore lets you donate canned goods and chips you have at home but don’t want to eat anymore The Starbucks Spring Collection...

Are you interested in participating in the Home Baking Association’s 2018 Educator Award? Here ar...

homebaking.org 21 Feb '18, 4pm

Share your successful baking program with other educators and you might win $1,000 plus an all-expenses-paid trip for the 2018 Home Baking As...

Arts & Culture

The JUICE guide on how to spend that CNY ang bao with ‘prudence’ https://t.co/sC2SubIKEW

juice.com.sg 21 Feb '18, 9am
The JUICE guide on how to spend that CNY ang bao with ‘prudence’ https://t.co/sC2SubIKEW

By Sadat Osman • February 21, 2018 in Lifestyle The JUICE guide on how to spend that CNY ang bao with ‘prudence’ Happy Lunar New Year everyon...

Startups, Entrepreneurs & Hackers

Machine Learning Engineer job at Clik Malaysia

startupjobs.asia 21 Feb '18, 3am
Machine Learning Engineer job at Clik Malaysia

We are an internationally-funded FinTech startup looking for the brightest minds in Cambodia. Working with some of the biggest names in the F...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore: Travel Advisory for the Maldives [Upda...

mfa.gov.sg 21 Feb '18, 9am

The Maldives Government has extended the state of emergency for 30 days effective from 20 Feb...

Government Blockchain Experiment Is a Road to Regulatory Understanding

cointelegraph.com 20 Feb '18, 4pm
Government Blockchain Experiment Is a Road to Regulatory Understanding

Last Monday, Feb. 12 Chief Fintech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Sopne...

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