Home Briefs: Old railway station to open on Hari Raya Haji

Old railway station to open on Hari Raya Haji

The doors of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) will be open to the public again on Thursday, Hari Raya Haji.

Since February, people have been allowed to visit the TPRS on public holidays.

A display board, Faces of Singapore, with contributors' wishes and dreams for the nation's Golden Jubilee will be featured.

There will also be exhibition panels on Singapore's milestones, and visitors can deposit their drawings of the station at its ticketing counter. Selected pieces will be displayed at future openings.


Heavy traffic expected at land checkpoints

Heavy traffic is expected at the land checkpoints in Woodlands and Tuas from tomorrow to Sunday due to Hari Raya Haji, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said.

Motorists are advised to check on the traffic situation at both checkpoints before travelling through the news sources or the Land Transport Authority's One Motoring website.


2 GST cheats declared lower values for goods

Two men were fined for evading goods and services taxes (GST) on items they had imported.

Both had under-declared the value of their goods in fake invoices submitted to Singapore Customs.

PassionKites owner Tan Ting Sin, 29, was fined $96,667.45 last Thursday.

He had imported electric scooters and accessories from China on 48 occasions between August last year and this April, and avoided paying more than $81,000 in GST by faking invoices.

In a similar case, Twelvebox Enterprise director Ku Jin Hao, 28, was fined $156,000 earlier this month for under-declaring the value of pool tables, cameras, and accessories he had imported from Hong Kong, Japan and China.

He had evaded paying more than $42,500 in GST.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Old railway station to open on Hari Raya Haji'. Print Edition | Subscribe