Home Briefs: SG50 note folders for each S'pore household

SG50 note folders for each S'pore household

Every Singaporean household can collect two SG50 note folders for free at community centres and clubs (CC) from Nov 11 to Nov 30.

Folders bearing the misspelling of former president Yusof Ishak's name can be exchanged at the CCs, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore yesterday.

The exchange will be on top of the two folders they are entitled to.

Starting today, foreigners will be able to exchange their old notes for the SG50 commemorative notes at the banks. Each person is limited to five sets of notes, with each set comprising a $50 note and five $10 notes. They will not, however, receive the note folders.

Two in hospital after fight at relative's wake

A fight at a relative's wake landed a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on Monday night.

According to Chinese evening paper Shin Min Daily News, the injured duo were caught in a tussle involving money. The woman's mother had allegedly lent money to her second son for his business, on the condition that he split his profits with two younger siblings.

But this made his other siblings unhappy and a fight ensued at the wake of their sister, a nurse who died from cancer at age 53.

The scuffle, which involved six people, happened in Petir Road in Bukit Panjang.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call requesting an ambulance at about 11pm.

Police have classified the case as one of voluntarily causing hurt.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe