In general, animals allowed for sale and possession in Singapore include dogs, cats, small rodents, and licensed fish and birds. 🐶🐱🐹🐰 Only three species of reptiles and amphibians can be legally owned - red-eared terrapins, green tree frogs, and Malayan box turtles. Hedgehogs and sugar gliders also cannot be legally kept as pets. Assuming the turtle in the picture isn’t one of the allowed species, the answer is 5! 💁♂️
The keeping of “exotic pets” (animals apart from those that can be legally kept in Singapore) without a licence is punishable under the Wild Animals and Birds Act. Offenders risk paying a fine of $1,000 per animal, on top of having them confiscated.
In addition, offenders may face higher penalties if the animal is protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Those without a CITES permit can be fined up to $50,000 per animal (capped at $500,000) and/or jailed for up to 2 years. As tempting as it may be to own a unique pet, it’s best to consider the possible consequences if you get found out first! 🤧 #SingaporeLegalAdvice
Qian’s first foray into fashion started in secondary school. “In secondary school, I would wear unique sneakers, even though it’s breaking the school rules. I would tuck my uniform in a way so I can look different from everyone. I was quite a bad student,” she said with a laugh.
From ah lian become fashionista leh. You break rules in school, to break boundaries with fashion today. Can make this story into a movie.
Her art teacher discovered her eye for fashion, and recommended Qian to infuse elements of fashion into her artwork. “Then I realised I would like to make these drawings come to life. I wanted to learn how to make, sew and wear the garments that I drew.” I also like to draw things in my notebook in school, but sadly, none of my teachers discovered my talent. What are those drawings ah? Better don’t say lah, they also cannot see the light of day lah.
Swipe 👉 With the recent news about people fighting in the MRT, it’s best to know what you can (or cannot!) do to defend yourself if you ever get caught in such a situation. 🤧
Apart from the examples mentioned in picture #4 (on when self-defence applies), keep in mind that you cannot inflict more harm than is necessary for self-defence! 😤🙅♀️ If it is clear that your attacker has been defeated or repelled, it is not reasonable for you to continue attacking him in the name of self-defence.
It’s also good to note that the right to self-defence can extend to killing your attacker in certain extreme situations, such as rape or robbery. It may not be illegal to kill your attacker if you might’ve gotten killed, or grievously hurt, if you did not do so. Unless the situation is dire, though, it’s best to seek the help of the police 👮♂️or people nearby! #SingaporeLegalAdvice
Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t always the case! 😳 Before arresting someone, police officers must first assess the offence being committed and determine whether it is arrestable.
An arrestable offence is one that the police may arrest offenders for without a warrant. On the other hand, the police will need a warrant before arresting someone for a non-arrestable offence. Generally, offences punishable with death 💀 or 3 or more years of jail time are arrestable. You can check whether an offence is arrestable or non-arrestable in the First Schedule of the Criminal Procedure Code. 🔍📖
If an arrestable offence appears to have been committed (e.g theft, robbery, rape), the police is empowered to arrest the offender on the spot. If the offence appears to be non-arrestable (e.g voluntarily causing hurt), the police may only gather witness reports and record the identities of the parties involved, and advise the victim to file a Magistrate’s Complaint.
Upon receiving the Magistrate’s Complaint, the Magistrate will decide if the case is worth pursuing, and may issue a warrant for the alleged offender’s arrest. In any case, think twice before doing anything illegal, regardless of whether you’ll be arrested on the spot (or not!) 🤔🤧 #SingaporeLegalAdvice
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What’s Qian Qian doing among menswear? Well, they are actually her creations! The talented 26-year-old is the designer and creative director of Graye Studio, a local menswear label.
She first started Graye Studio in 2016 at her house, which she converted into a studio so customers could drop by. Wah Qian, you invite people to your house, bojio?
But not anymore ok? Today, she has her own studio space at 16 Shaw Road in Tai Seng.
The fabric she chooses are also mainly linen and Tencel because they are breathable and suitable for Singapore’s hot weather.
Yes, I mean, I was a T-shirt kinda guy lah. But I need to impress my girlfriend and upgrade to better clothes from Graye.
Her designs focus on loose silhouettes because she wants the wearer to feel free. Steady sia, suitable for me to hide my beer belly. Next time you see a yandao in Tai Seng, it’s most likely me ok? With clothes from Graye Studio hor.
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*cries over my $8 pumpkin spice latte*
Photo: Dick Cashman/Facebook
Every time I go past the magazine shop at Holland Village, I wonder how they manage to keep going. It's practically an institution - it's been there for ages, and continues to sell magazines despite the fall in demand of actual hard copies of magazines. This shop has also outlasted another magazine shop that opened up and closed down on the other side of the street. Do you know anyone who patronises this shop?
This original drawing is part of a set of 20 Postcards from Chip Bee. You can use them as love notes, wall art, keepsakes, or even postcards(!). Pre-order now and get them beginning December. Link here and in my bio.
Applies to BKK too, you can sMeLL the Singaporean accent from afar.
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Look at this chart. Matthew and his team call it the “Spiderman chart”. Wah, you make it very cool leh. And is Matthew and his team ownself coin it one, cos the bars look like buildings and the line looks like Spiderman jumping here and there.
But the “Spiderman chart” is actually a term Matthew use to call a diagram that is too complicated and shows too much data.
He says that now, cos everybody think data is the next big thing, there is too much volume. It means there is so much data that people don’t do anything with them because it’s all noise.
So, ClayOps hopes to help their customers cut through this noise, simplify and identify the problem, so businesses can make better decisions and find good solutions. “You have more data now, but it’s what you do with it that matters,” Matthew said.
I agree. So, Matthew, stop all the noise and tell me have you generated my winning 4D numbers not?
Get a headache whenever you try to read anything law-related? Roundabout phrasing in statutes too tough to make sense of? 😔 We think so too! 🤢 Thankfully, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is working on simplifying Singapore's laws. 💪This comes about as more people visit the Singapore Statutes Online law website every year (5.1 million last year, which is a 0.8 million-increase from 2015!)
The AGC is taking multiple steps to tackle the issue, with longer sections and difficult concepts broken down into separate paragraphs, while new laws will be drafted using simpler English. Sentences will also be kept under 45 words. Finally, old-fashioned words such as “hereby” and “heretobefore” are no longer going to be used.
As great of an initiative this is, it’s going to take a while, given that there’s currently more than 500 statutes in existence. 😶 In the meantime, there's another law website that's been working hard to make Singapore's laws more easily understood for everyone! 😍 They're called #SingaporeLegalAdvice. You should check them out some time 😜
Matthew used to work in Microsoft before he started ClayOps in 2010 with two other partners. Today, it has 14 staff, and they operate at Leong Huat Building in Tai Seng.
Wah, huat ah! Even the building you work in so lucky got the word “huat”, you just generate four numbers for me later ok?
I asked Matthew if data can earn a lot of money. Cos I read newspapers and watch TV they always say data scientists command high salaries and how data is the next big thing.
But he tells me: “There is too much hype about data that it creates a halo effect.” Wah, is that you trying to bluff me and block me from entering the industry ah? I believe I make a good data analyst ok. Last time I collect money from other people one ok so my math is sibei steady. Eh no lah, who say Ah Long? Banker lah, banker collect money what.