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The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has cautioned SingPass users of a website that appears to have been set up to collect usernames and passwords.

In a Facebook post yesterday, IDA said the website www.singapass.sg, asked users to enter their username and password.

"Please note that this is NOT the SingPass website. The official SingPass website is www.singpass.gov.sg," the post read.

SingPass users had faced problems getting one-time passwords to log in after teething issues brought about by "heavy traffic" to a new authentication system affected the website earlier in the week.


More than 400 young people joined an eco-adventure race to raise awareness of food wastage.

Recognising food waste as a pressing environmental issue, City Developments Limited adopted "Trace Your FOODprint" as the theme for its annual eco-race for young people.

The amount of food wasted in Singapore has been rising and is expected to rise further with a growing population and greater affluence.

Participants travelled by green modes to various stations which involved both physical challenges and knowledge-based puzzles.

The event was supported by the Building and Construction Authority, National Environment Agency and National Parks Board.


Holidaymakers stranded for days in Bali began departing yesterday.

The island's main Ngurah Rai International Airport was closed since Thursday as Mount Raung on Java spewed ash into the sky, grounding hundreds of flights.

Indonesia's transport ministry opened the airport after the ash cloud drifted southwest, clearing the skies for take off.

Long lines quickly formed at the airport as passengers queued in the hope of their flights being rescheduled soon, with dozens of planes listed for departure yesterday evening.

Flights to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta were among the first to depart, according to air traffic website flightradar24.com.

- AFP


Hundreds of schoolchildren in the southern Philippines have fallen sick after eating durian-flavoured sweets, the provincial governor said.

Up to 1,350 elementary and high school students were treated in hospital in nine towns overnight after they complained of stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting and headaches late on Friday, Surigao del Sur governor Johnny Pimentel told AFP.

Nine men and women who sold the sweets from a van while the children were on their lunch break have been arrested, he said.

Police are investigating whether the sweets were expired or were deliberately laced with poison. The group denied to police that they meant to poison the children, he added.

- AFP