A Singaporean man will serve a 43-month jail term after he defaulted on SGD 3.6 million fine, which was slapped on him for evading duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 983 imported motor vehicles. As per a joint statement by Singapore Customs and Land Transport Authority, Tan Lye Khim, the accused, imported the […]

Singapore Customs seizes 3,749 cartons and 3,628 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes at Tuas and Marine Parade

In its drive to suppress illegal cigarette activities, Singapore Customs conducted two operations in Tuas Link 3 and Marine Parade Central on 6 December and 7 December 2023 respectively, an official news release stated. In the operation conducted at Tuas Link 3, CS officers conducted checks on a truck in an industrial unit. They uncovered […]

Singapore Customs arrests two men with 4,150 cigarette cartons, evading nearly half-a-million dollars in duties and taxes

Singapore Customs has released information about the arrest of two Singaporean men, aged 19 and 26. The duties and taxes they tried to dodge on thousands of cigarette cartons amounted to SGD444,216.

Singapore population shrinks to 5.45 million; lowest since 1970

According to the latest census data, Singapore’s total population shrank by 4.1 per cent to 5.45 million in June 2021, largely due to a fall in non-resident numbers amidst the COVID-19 travel restrictions, indicating the sharpest fall since the government began collecting such data in 1970.

Singapore government announces waiver on foreign workers’ levies during stay-home period

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) yesterday said it would waive levies on foreign workers, including maids, during their stay-home notice periods from January to September 2021 to help employers manage the increased costs associated with the COVID-19 safety measures.

Anuraag Saxena, India Pride Project in the limelight in ‘Blood Buddhas’ documentary

Highlighting the sterling efforts of the volunteers and members of the India Pride Project, an initiative founded by Singaporean NRI Anuraag Saxena that tracks stolen Indian artefacts, documentary filmmaker Nikhil Singh Rajput’s ’Blood Buddhas’ offers us a unique and broad perspective of the s

Direct container service to from Tuticorin to Singapore to cut down costs, transit time

India’s far-south port of Tuticorin has started a direct container service to Singapore and countries on the eastern sea lanes, significantly cutting down transhipment time and tariff overheads for the importers and exporters on both sides.

One dollar bribe, five years in jail: Singapore’s zero tolerance for corruption

In an incredible instance of zero tolerance for corruption, Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CIPB) apprehended two migrant workers for accepting on Singapore dollar in bribe money. One Singapore dollar or INR 51 or US 73 cents cannot buy even a cup of coffee in three countries of

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