Monday, 1 April 2019

New Bukit Gombak Park to be ready in early 2020

Work on the new Bukit Gombak Park began on Sunday (Mar 31), the National Parks Board (NParks) announced in a media release.

The 4.8-hectare park, which is located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 opposite the Bukit Batok Driving Centre, is scheduled to be opened in early 2020.

The new Bukit Gombak Park will complement Little Guilin (Bukit Batok town park) and Bukit Batok Nature Park.


AVA issues alert for Chobani Almond Coco Loco yoghurt due to allergen risk

Source: cna

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) issued an alert on Saturday (Mar 30) for a batch of Australia's Chobani brand Almond Coco Loco yoghurt due to an allergen risk.

In a statement, AVA said the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resource had issued an alert that the affected batch of yoghurt was recalled due to “the presence of an undeclared allergen” which is almond.

The affected product is the 140g Almond Coco Loco yoghurt, which has a best before date of Apr 23, 2019, AVA said.

AVA added that it had conducted checks and found that the implicated products were imported into Singapore and that all the products had been sold.

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SCDF will no longer take non-emergency patients to hospitals

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will from Monday (Apr 1) no longer take non-emergency patients to hospitals in their ambulances, it said on Friday.

Instead these patients will be advised to seek treatment from nearby clinics or make their own way to the hospital.

The move comes amid efforts by SCDF to respond faster to life-threatening cases and is part of the second phase of its emergency medical services (EMS) response framework.

“What we are trying to do is to encourage people not to use emergency medical services for minor emergencies. If you do call us, we will not say no, and we will still come to assess you,” said SCDF’s chief medical officer Shalini Arulanandam.

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