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Para-athletes cash incentive scheme doubled! Thanks to DBS!!

This news was first reported on channelnewsasia.com.   DBS stepped in as a new sponsor and would match the council’s Athletes Achievement Awards (AAA), the cash incentive scheme for Singaporean athletes who win medals at major para games. DBS will commit to two Paralympic Games cycles until the Paralympic Games 2024 in Paris Yip Pin …

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Clients With Autism Create Diamond Artwork For Charity

This article was originally found at spd.org.sg. In the article, it describes the difficulties the training officers face when engaging their client in the diamond artwork. It takes them tremendous efforts, bit by bit of encouragement in engaging their client. They are now observed to have better focus, attention span, and sitting tolerance. Seeing the …

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13 Oct – Singapore reports 3190 new COVID-19 cases and 9 more deaths

This was first reported on channelnewsasia.com In summary, Among the fatalities, 6 were men and 3 were women, aged between 52 and 98. Only 1 was fully vaccinated. Singapore’s death toll is now 192.   Vimo Services offers wheelchair transport for any wheelchair-bound passengers going for vaccinations, at $60 for 2hours. We hope by lowering …

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Sawasdee! Thailand to open to travelers from at least 10 countries, including Singapore

This news was first reported on bbc.com. In summary Thai PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha said that Thailand planned to end Covid quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers from at least 10 low-risk nations from 1 November, officials say. The 10 nations seen as low risk include the UK, China, Germany, Singapore, and the US. Travelers must …

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Singapore to establish VTL with 8 other countries

This news was first reported on yahoo.com. In summary, Singapore to establish Vaccinated travel lanes (VTLs) with 8 more countries from 19 October: Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This will bring the number to 11 countries, which also includes Germany, South Korea, and Brunei. What is …

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2021 top 11 private wheelchair transport providers in Singapore

As Singapore’s population ages, there is always a demand for reliable wheelchair transport. Our public taxi fleets and private hire vehicles are not able to fulfill the current requests at affordable rates. Therefore, in this post, we have summarised a total of 11 private companies that share a caring passion and provide excellent wheelchair transport …

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How to operate a wheelchair hydraulic lift safely?

Despite many companies and drivers claim they provide the best and safest wheelchair transport service, we find out many do not follow simple rules of safety and physics. We shall highlight the common mistakes made during the precheck and operating the hydraulic wheelchair lift which we witness during our trips to nursing homes, hospitals, and …

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Singapore and South Korea launching vaccinated travel lane (VTL) on 15 Nov

This is first reported on channelnewsasia.com. In summary, Singapore and South Korea have agreed to launch vaccinated travel lanes (VTL) starting from Nov 15. Under the VTLs, fully vaccinated travelers will be able to travel between Changi Airport and Incheon International Airport and be subjected to COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, in lieu of …

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Singapore, US working on vaccinated travel lane: Gan Kim Yong

This is first reported on channelnewsasia.com and bloomberg.com In Summary A vaccinated travel lane (VTL) between Singapore and the USA is likely before the end of this year 2021. What is a VTL? It allows fully vaccinated travelers to enter Singapore without serving a stay-home notice. Instead, they take multiple COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) …

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