Effective July 20th, 2014, the Costa Sands Resort in Pasir Ris (Downtown East) will shut down its facility, after 20 years of operations. According to press release, NTUC said it will return the site to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and its 30 workers will be deployed to other roles within its organization.
Ever since I was a kid, I remember my parents bringing me to the NTUC chalet resort to stay for a couple of days. They were some of the most fun time ever, and stay-vacation wasn’t very popular at that time, but we thoroughly enjoy it. I even held one of my birthday parties at the NTUC resort.
Looking back, if the NTUC resort is no longer there; it will be such a loss to the public and families who would like to stay in Singapore during vacation period. NTUC resort offers this great opportunity to get-away. And, by the way… my personal thought, the East Coast one is never going to be the same.
Application to ballot for National Day Parade (NDP) tickets is now open at its website. Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for tickets, either to see the Preview on August 2nd, or the actual day on August 9th, at the Float@Marina Bay.
Applicants can choose to ballot for two, four or six tickets, which will be allocated via an electronic ballot system. Each NRIC holder is limited to one application regardless of the mode of application. If multiple entries are made, only the latest will be entered into the system. Upon submission, applicants will be presented with the following screen, which you can print it off.
Successful applicants will be notified through the contact number they provide in the application from June 5th to 14th and are to accept the tickets via an SMS reply. Failure to do so may result in a forfeit of tickets.
It is also important to note that the NDP tickets (including Preview tickets) are strictly not for sale.
Microsoft has announced that the software giant will issue a fix to Internet Explorer installed in Windows XP operating systems, which it has ceased global support since April. It issued an update on Thursday to fix a bug that let hackers gain access and user rights to computers.
Microsoft said that hackers could exploit the flaw by hosting a “specially crafted website” designed to exploit the vulnerability. If users visited the website, hackers could use it to gain access to their computer and get the same rights as the machine’s user. However, hackers would have needed to convince users to view and interact with the website, and would have had “no way to force users” to view the content otherwise.
Windows XP users can also gain benefits to the security fix, as Microsoft made an exceptions to this case, since the flaw was discovered days after the support for XP ended.
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