Home Briefs: Unlicensed tour guide fined $1,800

Unlicensed tour guide fined $1,800

A woman was fined $1,800 yesterday for acting as a tour guide without a valid licence.

Enforcement officers from the Singapore Tourism Board caught Su Sooi Hong showing a group of tourists around Merlion Park on June 23 last year.

She was covering the tour guide duties of her elder sister Su Siew Peng, and had received payment from her. The latter was convicted on Nov 4 for abetting an unlicensed tourist guide, and fined $1,800.

AccorHotels' treat for senior citizens

On Tuesday, 283 low-income seniors received red packets and were treated to lunch at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, in celebration of the festive season, courtesy of hotel group AccorHotels Singapore.

AccorHotels has also raised more than $16,000 over the past four months for the Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC) as part of its community engagement programme. The money will go towards the CDC's programme for immobile senior citizens living in the central Singapore district.

Changes to SMRT bus services

SMRT has made changes to some of its bus services in view of the opening of Bukit Panjang and Beauty World MRT stations on the Downtown Line 2 on Dec 27.

The changes are expected to make it easier for commuters to switch to the new train service.

From Dec 27, services 920 and 922 will stop at three bus stops near Bukit Panjang Plaza and Bukit Panjang MRT station.

Other affected services are 171, 173, 970, 972 and 975.

More details are available on www.smrt.com.sg and via the SMRT Customer Hotline, 1800-336-8900.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Unlicensed tour guide fined $1,800'. Print Edition | Subscribe