Home Briefs: 2016 school holidays

2016 school holidays

Next year's vacation periods for primary and secondary schools are from March 12 to March 20, May 28 to June 26, Sept 3 to Sept 11, and Nov 19 to Dec 31, the Education Ministry said.

For junior colleges and centralised institutes, the year-end holidays start on Nov 26, or after the A-level exams for exam-takers. The other school holidays are: July 3 (Youth Day); Aug 10 (the day after National Day); Sept 2 (Teachers' Day); and Oct 7 (Children's Day).

Contractor fined for tainting water supply

A construction firm that tainted the water supply at Changi Airport Terminal 3 while carrying out pipe diversion works earlier this year has been fined $9,000.

A composition fine of $5,000 was also slapped on Sam Lain Equipment Services for engaging five unlicensed workers to carry out the works. PUB issued a warning letter to each worker as well.

The incident happened on Jan 29, and the water supply at T3 returned to normal only on the following day.

New Hougang-Jalan Kayu bus service

SBS Transit will launch a new bus service on Sundaythat will ply between Hougang and Jalan Kayu.

Service 102, which will operate daily from 5.45am to 11.30pm, will loop between Hougang Central bus interchange and Jalan Kayu.

It will give commuters in Hougang, Buangkok and Sengkang improved access to MRT stations and bus interchanges and local amenities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe