Tourists in Singapore fall victim to touting taxi drivers charging exorbitant fares

Tourists in Singapore express concerns as complaints about overcharging and touting by taxi drivers near Marina Bay Sands increase. Recent reports by 8world highlight the persistence of some drivers charging up to $65 for rides. Marina Bay Sands and the Land Transport Authority are taking measures to address the issue.

WP’s Jamus Lim pushes for structural COE reforms to curb price fluctuations

In a recent Facebook post, WP MP Jamus Lim reiterated the critical need for Certificate of Entitlement (COE) system reform.

He advocating for balanced annual vehicle quotas to address cyclical price fluctuations, and criticized the government’s tentative measures, calling for decisive actions to stabilize COE prices and prevent future escalations.

Over 4,600 cases of duty and GST evasion detected at Singapore Land Checkpoints in 10 months, US$1.03 million penalties imposed

In the first 10 months of this year, over 4,600 cases of travelers and importers evading duty and GST payments were identified at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints. Penalties exceeding S$1.4 million (US$1.03 million) were imposed, and S$14,200 in dues and GST were retrieved.

ICA emphasized the necessity of declaring and paying for overseas purchases, even when transporting items for others.

Public criticism arises after roof leak at Cawang LRT Station in Indonesia

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The Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Bekasi Light Rail Transit (LRT Jabodebek), inaugurated in August 2023, faced a roof collapse during heavy rainfall. Public concerns and criticisms were shared on social media, leading to swift repairs and assurances from PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) and the Vice President of Public Relations, Joni Martinus.