Home Briefs: 7 massage parlours have no valid licence

7 massage parlours have no valid licence

The operators of seven massage parlours have been found to be running their establishments without a valid licence, the Singapore Police Force said in a media release yesterday.

The Straits Times understands that illegal services were also offered at some of the parlours.

Police said it had been conducting enforcement operations against massage establishments in several areas between January and this month.

The areas were Chinatown, Little India, Jalan Besar, Middle Road, Bencoolen Street, Jalan Sultan and Coleman Street.

Led by officers from Central Division, the operations targeted establishments that flouted the Massage Establishments Acts.

Students plan social projects for Sinda

From a camp for able-bodied young people and those with disabilities to interact to a mentorship programme to help underprivileged youth, 132 post-secondary Indian students gathered during the weekend to propose projects to address social issues here.

Over the past three days, they explored solutions for issues such as those on the elderly and ageing, as well as youth and family violence, under the annual Singapore Indian Development Association (Sinda) Youth Leaders Seminar, which is now in its sixth year.

These ideas were presented to Deputy Prime Minister and Sinda chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam on the seminar's last day yesterday.

Over the next few months, the students - from various post-secondary institutions - will work with several voluntary welfare organisations to implement their ideas.

As part of the seminar, held at the College of Alice and Peter Tan in the National University of Singapore, the participants also undertook a service learning project, in which they visited rental and interim housing flats in Spooner Road to interact with Indian residents.

They also provided these residents with essential household groceries and helped to tidy up their homes.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe