Home Briefs: Extend ActiveSG dollars by Dec 31

Extend ActiveSG dollars by Dec 31

If you have not used your ActiveSG dollars, you have until Dec 31 to extend the $100 in credits for another year.

ActiveSG was launched in April 2014 to encourage more citizens and permanent residents to live a healthy lifestyle. According to March 2016 figures, there were around a million ActiveSG members.

All members, upon signing up, are eligible for the complimentary $100 ActiveSG credits, which can be used at Sport Singapore facilities, including swimming pools and gyms, and to book sports facilities.

For members who signed up but have not used their credits, the credits will expire by the end of the year. But they can extend the validity of the ActiveSG dollars by performing a transaction on the ActiveSG website or app.

HSA seizes vaporisers worth $50k

Prohibited vaporisers worth about $50,000 were seized in a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) raid in the Serangoon North area last Friday, the agency said in a press release.

This was HSA's largest raid to date in terms of seizure value and the scale of the peddler's business.

A 30-year-old man, who had stored the vaporisers in his home and at a nearby storage site, is assisting with investigations, HSA said yesterday.

The man came to the attention of the authorities through his online activities.

HSA said that it has obtained transaction records that connect him to the sale of $30,000 worth of vaporisers and vaporiser accessories on seven online platforms.

Licence for cooking oil collectors

Used cooking oil collectors can apply for a General Waste Collector licence from today onwards, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said yesterday.

To stay in business, they must have a licence by June 1, next year.

NEA said that the licensing scheme would ensure that proper waste collection standards, including waste storage and transport standards, are met.

The licence, which is valid for one year, carries a $175 fee.

Unlicensed used cooking oil collectors, or food retailers and food manufacturers who do business with unlicensed collectors, face a fine of up to $10,000.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe