Home Briefs: More given time for 'Eat With Your Family Day'

More given time for 'Eat With Your Family Day'

Staff at 612 organisations were given unrecorded time off yesterday to go home for dinner with their families.

It was to mark the "Eat With Your Family Day", proposed by non-profit organisation Centre for Fathering.

The number is a 93 per cent increase from that of last year.

Of the organisations, 219 were from the private sector, 360 were schools, and 33 were from the ministries and statutory boards.

"Eat With Your Family Day" serves as a nation-wide movement to remind fathers how mealtimes provide a unique opportunity to build stronger family bonds.


Road blocks during security summit

The police will be conducting road blocks and security checks around Shangri-La Hotel from June 3-5, when the 15th IISS Asia Security Summit will be held there.

Motorists are advised to avoid the surrounding roads, especially Anderson Road and Orange Grove Road. Those heading to Balmoral Road or Stevens Road from Tanglin Road, or Orchard Road from Stevens Road, are advised to use Scotts Road instead.


Car-lorry accident causes ECP oil spill

An oil spill from an accident between a car and a lorry held up motorists travelling along the East Coast Expressway (ECP) yesterday morning.

The spill, which measured 2m by 10m, occurred before the ECP's Bayshore exit in the direction of Changi Airport.

The accident took place at around 7am but all lanes were open to traffic after about three hours. No injuries were reported and investigations are ongoing, said a police spokesman.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe