Singaporeans lose over $100,000 to new crypto gaming craze, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

Singaporeans lose over $100,000 to new crypto gaming craze, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – About 20 police reports have been made against a Singaporean named as the chief marketing officer of a play-to-earn game that has allegedly cost local players more than $100,000 in lost cryptocurrency.The Neko Inu game rode on the play-to-earn crypto gaming craze and was launched earlier this year, allowing players to earn USDT, … Read more

Singapore-based TripleA gets MAS licence to provide crypto payment services, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

Singapore-based TripleA gets MAS licence to provide crypto payment services, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Cryptocurrency payments provider TripleA has secured a licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to offer digital payment token services in Singapore.The licence will allow the company to provide end-to-end cryptocurrency payment services for businesses, including crypto payments gateway for e-commerce, crypto payouts and crypto remittances. Please subscribe or log in to … Read more

S’pore-based crypto exchange Coinstore enters India despite pending curbs, Banking News & Top Stories

S'pore-based crypto exchange Coinstore enters India despite pending curbs, Banking News & Top Stories

MUMBAI (REUTERS) – Singapore-based virtual currency exchange Coinstore has begun operations in India at a time when the Indian government is preparing legislation to effectively bar most private cryptocurrencies. Coinstore has launched its web and app platform and plans for branches in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai, which will act as its base in India … Read more

S’pore reports 1,723 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths; weekly infection growth rate at 0.97, Health News & Top Stories

S'pore reports 1,723 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths; weekly infection growth rate at 0.97, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – There were 1,723 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Nov 14), down from 2,304 a day earlier, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily report. The Covid-19 weekly infection growth rate dipped slightly to 0.97, from 0.98 on Saturday. The number refers to the ratio of community cases in the … Read more

Covid-19 treatment facility for seniors, at F1 Pit Building, operational from Nov 9, Health News & Top Stories

Covid-19 treatment facility for seniors, at F1 Pit Building, operational from Nov 9, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – This Covid-19 treatment facility has a “five-star view” of Marina Bay, and is customised with seniors in mind – from well-lit wards to meals that are high in fibre and low in salt to toilets that have anti-slip mats and grab bars. Each ward has a communal area where patients can eat, watch … Read more

S’pore reports 3,635 new Covid-19 cases; weekly infection growth rate down to 0.96, Health News & Top Stories

S'pore reports 3,635 new Covid-19 cases; weekly infection growth rate down to 0.96, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The Covid-19 weekly infection growth rate was at 0.96 on Wednesday (Nov 3), down from 1.09 on Tuesday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). This refers to the ratio of community cases in the past week over the week before. A weekly infection growth rate that is more than one shows that the … Read more

Singapore reports 3,163 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths, Health News & Top Stories

Singapore reports 3,163 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Thirteen people aged between 57 and 89 have died of complications linked to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Sunday (Oct 31). Eleven had various underlying medical conditions, while two people were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals who had no known medical conditions, said MOH in its daily virus update. … Read more

Geylang Serai Market to close for three days after detection of Covid-19 cases, Health News & Top Stories

Geylang Serai Market to close for three days after detection of Covid-19 cases, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The Geylang Serai Market will be closed for three days from Monday (Nov 1) till Wednesday, after Covid-19 cases were detected there over the past seven days.  Fliers posted at the market by the National Environment Agency (NEA) said the venue would be closed to facilitate deep cleaning and disinfection of the premises.  NEA … Read more

4,248 new Covid-19 cases; 16 people die of complications, including 44-year-old, Health News & Top Stories

4,248 new Covid-19 cases; 16 people die of complications, including 44-year-old, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Sixteen people aged 44 to 90 years old have died of complications linked to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Oct 29). All had various underlying medical conditions, said MOH in its daily virus update. The 44-year-old had not been vaccinated against Covid-19, it added. It gave no further details … Read more

Reddit r/HermanCainAward posts stories of anti-vaxxers dying of Covid

Reddit r/HermanCainAward posts stories of anti-vaxxers dying of Covid

Sarah Ostrowski was convinced to finally get vaccinated after reading numerous stories on Reddit’s r/HermanCainAward of unvaccinated people dying from Covid-19.Courtesy of Sarah OstrowskiFor most of the pandemic, Sarah Ostrowski went to her full-time gas station job in Indiana, accepting the risk of being unvaccinated. Many times a day she interacted with customers and even … Read more

Crypto at a crossroads: What’s next for Singapore?, Banking News & Top Stories

Crypto at a crossroads: What's next for Singapore?, Banking News & Top Stories

Crypto at the crossroads as S’pore okays firms offering digital payment token services The cryptocurrency revolution has been gathering pace of late and looks set to shift into a new gear in Singapore after three firms were given the green light to provide digital payment token services. Jargon aside, it means it will soon be … Read more

Students, staff on quarantine order can return to class if they have negative Covid-19 ART results, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

Students, staff on quarantine order can return to class if they have negative Covid-19 ART results, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Students and staff  under quarantine orders can return to school from Monday (Oct 11) if they feel well and get a negative antigen rapid test (ART) result for Covid-19 the day before. With the new rules, quarantine orders, leave of absence or approved absence will no longer apply for primary and secondary schools, and … Read more

Those unvaccinated against Covid-19 can no longer eat at hawker centres, enter malls, from Oct 13, Health News & Top Stories

Those unvaccinated against Covid-19 can no longer eat at hawker centres, enter malls, from Oct 13, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Unvaccinated individuals will no longer be able to dine in, go to shopping malls, hawker centres and coffee shops, or visit attractions from next Wednesday (Oct 13). However, unvaccinated children under the age of 12 can still do so. The Ministry of Health said on Saturday (Oct 9) that this is a move … Read more

Unrealistic for Covid-19 curbs to go on indefinitely, say two-thirds of S’poreans in survey, Health News & Top Stories

Unrealistic for Covid-19 curbs to go on indefinitely, say two-thirds of S'poreans in survey, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Close to two-thirds of Singaporeans surveyed believe it is unrealistic for Covid-19 restrictions to go on indefinitely. They are also least willing to put up with measures that impact their social life, such as limits on the size of household gatherings and dining in food and beverage (F&B) establishments, according to an online … Read more

S’pore’s new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark; unvaccinated man, 90, dies from complications, Health News & Top Stories

S'pore's new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark; unvaccinated man, 90, dies from complications, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Singapore saw its 60th Covid-19 fatality when an unvaccinated 90-year-old man died on Friday (Sept 17), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday. Singapore also saw more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, with a total of 1,009 new cases reported, the highest daily number since April 23 last year. The man had … Read more