ScamShield: A New Local App that Blocks Scam Calls and Texts

What it’s about? The first half of 2020 saw S$102 million lost to scams, according to the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). The frauds were of various natures, such as e-commerce, internet love scams, as well as SMS or phone call scams. Despite the efforts of the Do Not Call (DNC) registry, scam calls and…
26 Nov 2020 2 mins read

Food Bank’s New Initiative Provides Hot Food for the Needy via Vending Machines

Fill Me In Under a new community initiative, up to 45,000 people from low-income families can soon redeem a free hot meal at any time, from a vending machine at a void deck in their neighbourhood.  These vending machines are under an educational initiative led by Philips and the Food Bank called “Powering better living…
16 Nov 2020 2 mins read

All You Need to Know About TraceTogether

Fill Me In The TraceTogether app or token will be mandatory at cinemas, restaurants, workplaces, schools and shopping malls by the end of December, following Singapore’s move into phase three.  However, the TraceTogether token distribution came to an abrupt halt after residents formed snaking queues to pick up the tokens. Last week saw the collection…
2 Nov 2020 2 mins read

New Gardening Plots Available in NParks Initiative; Applications Open

Fill Me In Minister for National Development Desmond Lee announced that there would be 1,000 more allotment garden plots available islandwide by 2021. The announcement was made in his opening remarks of the Community Gardens Festival 2020.  New gardening plots available Gardening enthusiasts and more families now have the opportunity to nurture their miniature gardens,…
29 Oct 2020 2 mins read

3D Printed Food Can Help the Elderly

Fill Me In It is now possible to cater to people with chewing and swallowing difficulties through 3D food printing. Read on to find out more about how this advanced technology can help the elderly.  Singapore’s elderly population A quarter of Singapore’s population will be made up of older people by 2030. Growing old poses…
28 Oct 2020 2 mins read

Pasir Panjang Park Opens in 2021; Here’s What to Expect.

Fill Me In The new Pasir Panjang Park will feature natural elements with maritime history infused in its design. Located at the West Coast Park to Labrador Nature Reserve, the park is part of the Greater Southern Waterfront. The park is slated to open in phases from 2021 onwards.  Pasir Panjang means “long sand” in…
22 Oct 2020 2 mins read

Footage from Private Homes Leaked and Sold in Local IP Camera Hack

What Happened Local IP cameras have been hacked, with footage being posted and sold online. A dedicated group uploaded the private videos on pornographic sites for viewing, with people are paying S$203 for lifetime access to such clips in a Discord group.  The videos range from being under a minute long to over 20 minutes,…
17 Oct 2020 2 mins read

Singaporean Firms that Hire Persons with Disabilities are now Recognised

Fill Me In The Enabling Mark is a national-level accreditation that recognises firms with inclusive hiring practices toward people with disabilities (PWD). Launched on Thursday, October 8, the move follows President Halimah Yacob’s call for inclusion and acceptance of disabled persons in the workforce.  “Supporting the employment of people with disabilities should be made part…
11 Oct 2020 2 mins read
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