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Southbound train service on the North-South line delayed due to signaling fault: SMRT

Southbound train service on the North-South line delayed due to signaling fault: SMRT  Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has blamed a signaling error near Marina Bay station for the delay in southbound train service on the North-South line on Thursday.

An SMRT spokesperson said that it was a signaling slipup near Marina Bay station at around 7.50 am on Thursday that caused a general delay of around eight minutes in journey time on the North-South Line.

Singaporeans to see MRA climbing from S$27,500 to S$32,000 from Jan. 1

Singaporeans to see MRA climbing from S$27,500 to S$32,000 from Jan. 1 The Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board has announced that the fund's members turning fifty-five would have to set aside a bigger sum in their Medisave Accounts as the Medisave Required Amount (MRA) would go up from January 1.

Singapore MRT’s North-South line resumed

Singapore MRT’s North-South line resumed  Train services on North-South line have been resumed as Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) is gradually making improvements, following hours-long breakdown.

The latest update at SMRT website shows that train services on the whole North-South line resumed at 1.48pm on Saturday.

Singapore’s non-oil exports jumps 1.6% in November

Singapore’s non-oil exports jumps 1.6% in November Singapore's economy enjoyed a surprise turnaround in non-oil exports in November, following a steep decline in exports in the previous month.

On a year-on-year basis, non-oil domestic exports jumped by 1.6 per cent in November this year, reversing a decline of 16 per cent in October.

SIA pulls plug on self-service check-in kiosks at Changi Airport

Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines (SIA) has stopped the use of self-service check-in kiosks at Changi Airport as passengers are increasingly inclining to Internet and mobile check-ins.

The Straits Times reported on Tuesday that self-service check-in kiosks were no longer available for SIA customers at Changi Airport as the airline pulled the plug on the machines due to low usage. The SIA had introduced the check-in kiosks in late 2006.

CEA launches first educational brochure on estate agency work

CEA launches first educational brochure on estate agency work The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), the real estate industry regulatory, recently launched its first educational brochure on estate agency work.

The educational brochure, titled Consumer Tips for Engaging a Real Estate Salesperson, aims to provide consumers with essential practical information when dealing with property agents.

SMRT Taxis to increase fares starting Dec. 20

SMRT Taxis to increase fares starting Dec. 20 Following ComfortDelGro's footsteps, SMRT Taxis has also announced its decision to increase taxi fares.

Starting December 20, flagdown fares for SMRT's most taxis will jump by 20 cents. Fares for limousines will climb by 70 cents. But flagdown rates for Chrysler cabs will remain unchanged at $5.