While maintaining a clutter-free car may seem like an easy task, maintaining a car that also smells clean can seem a bit daunting. Like any vehicle, cars are often privy to the scent of stale air, dirty pets, and harsh odors. Purchasing a car air freshener can not only improve the smell, but can change the overall esthetics of your vehicle in an instant.
When it comes to air fresheners, there are several types on the market. Some function as scent boosters and release a pleasant aroma to mask harsh odors. Others function as odor eliminators, containing compounds that actually purify the air inside the car or capture lingering odor particles. Whether you're searching for odor eliminators, natural air fresheners, or hanging scent boosters, we've researched the right product for your vehicle.
Instead of a visible car air freshener, you may be looking for a discreet and easy way to freshen your car’s interior. A can of gel air freshener, like the Farcent Silver Gel Car Deodoriser is a popular pick.
Just pop the top on this gel air freshener, and Farcent Silver Gel Car Deodoriser gets to work eliminating odors and leaving a pleasant scent in your car cabin. As a combination between an odor eliminator and an air freshener, this air freshener is widely known for being able to tackle even tough odors like cigarette smoke. You can place it under a car seat, in a cupholder, or tucked away in another inconspicuous spot.
While you don't have options when it comes to the scent of this gel air freshener for cars, the light citrus scent works for most people. It also lasts for a reasonably long time, especially if you only partially open the vent holes on the top of the container. Of course, serious odor cases or heavy cigarette smoke scenarios will shorten the lifespan of the product. Overall, though, this is a great set-it-and-forget-it gel air freshener for cars.
SINGAPORE: A 27-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday (Jun 20) when police officers "came across a dispute" at 230 Balestier Road, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Monday.
A video circulating on social media shows the man resisting arrest while several police officers attempt to subdue him.
The man was arrested at about 2am for "causing annoyance to the public when drunk, using abusive language against a public servant and using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty", SPF said in response to reporters queries.
The man is also suspected of driving while drunk, the police said.
Police investigations are ongoing.
SINGAPORE - A taxi driver who hit a pedestrian's elbow with his car's side mirror drove into him again, as the man was trying to photograph the front side of the vehicle following the incident.
On Monday (June 21), Michael Hui, also known as Kuswara Mahmud, was sentenced to four weeks' jail and a fine of $800. The 71-year-old has also been disqualified from driving for a year after his release.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Kelly Ho told the court that a couple with a young child were passengers in the taxi at the time of the incident.
The court heard that on March 19, 2018, at about 9.30pm, Hui, who was a taxi driver with Transcab, drove to the drop-off point at the InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay and hit Mr Dirk Eduard Gustaaf Motman's right elbow with the taxi's side mirror.
An argument followed and Mr Motman, then 53, told Hui that he was going to take a picture of the taxi and call the police. Hui told him tp go ahead, DPP Ho told the court.
When Mr Motman, a Dutch national and permanent resident here, walked to the front of the stationary taxi, Hui suddenly accelerated and the taxi hit Mr Motman's legs.
Mr Motman suffered a microfracture on his right knee and was treated with medication and physiotherapy. He was issued two months of medical leave as he had difficulty walking.
DPP Ho noted that the act caused "public disquiet" as at least 10 people witnessed the incident.
Hui's lawyer, Mr Vas Kumar, told the court that Hui has not been able to get his taxi licence renewed and drive for a long period of time, and that this has affected his livelihood and caused him to stay with a friend who can support him.
He added that his client was truly sorry but could not afford to compensate the victim.
Hui was unable to pay the $800 fine and will serve two days in jail in default. He began serving his sentence on Monday.
For those of us hooked on sashimi, it’s always a constant struggle between angling for that prized cut, and the tug on our heartstrings when we see the dip in our bank accounts. Economics bites sometimes, doesn’t it?
The crown jewel of the sashimi selection is undoubtedly the Otoro Sashimi. Derived from the fattiest part of the Bluefin Tuna belly, this is literally a cut above the rest.
Delicately marbled and sinfully thick, each mouthful melts so quickly on your tongue, it leaves you wanting to eat at a slower pace to savour it fully.
Prefer to munch on some rice with your sashimi? Try their Bara Chirashi Don instead. Cubes of salmon, tuna, and other fresh seafood rest atop a bed of Japanese rice. The subtly sweet taste of tamago chunks mingled with the savouriness of the fish, with the crunch of diced cucumber adding a refreshing layer of texture.
Enhancing the texture even more is a liberal sprinkle of tobiko (fish roe) – popping these in your mouth is always fun.
But as much as sashimi abounds in Japanese cuisine, raw fish might not be for everyone. Not to worry; you can always try their variety of grilled appetisers.
A grilled appetiser to try is their Fugu Mirin Boshi — yes, fugu as in puffer fish. The dish is served with a dollop of mayonnaise – the sour flavour complementing the saltiness of the pufferfish.
For a more substantial appetiser that's bound to appease fans of mentaiko. A combination of smelt and cod fish roe, this dish is served in small cubes of briny goodness. The burst of flavour from the roe lingers on your palate, and as rich as it is, you just might find yourself finishing the entire dish on your own!
Delectable as their dishes are, you won’t want to leave without dessert – particularly, their ice cream. Smooth, with the consistency of sorbet, the ice cream here comes in three flavours: Yuzu, Goma, and Matcha.
WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received the her first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday (Jun 18), as the country steps up efforts to inoculate its population.
The Pacific island nation shut its borders and used tough lockdown measures to become one of the few countries to have virtually eliminated COVID-19 in the community, but the government is facing criticism for a slow rollout of vaccines.
"I'm smiling under the mask," Ardern said as she sat down to receive the shot at a vaccination centre in Auckland, as the media watched on.
"For me, I never wanted to be amongst the first, for me we needed to get those front line workers but I also need to be a role model and this demonstrates that it's safe, that it's effective and that it's really important that everyone is vaccinated when they have their opportunity," she said after receiving the vaccine shot.
"It's really true when they say it's actually pretty pain-free."
About 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have so far been administered in New Zealand, a nation of 5 million people. The country's medical authorities are yet to approve the use of any other vaccine, including AstraZeneca.
The country was on track for everyone eligible to be vaccinated by the end of the year, Ardern said last week.
Pressure has been mounting on the government to speed up vaccinations and reopen its borders. Ardern has said having more people vaccinated gives the nation more options at the border.
Vaccinations would be allocated according to age, with people above the age of 60 offered one from July and those above 55 from August.
Those above the age of 45 would get vaccine invitations from mid- to late August, while those above 35 will receive them from mid- to late September.
Everyone else would be eligible from October.
SYDNEY: The Australian state of New South Wales reverted on Friday (Jun 18) to making the wearing of masks mandatory on public transport in Sydney, as a cluster of the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus expanded to a fourth person.
Authorities said all planned outdoor events with good COVID-19 safety plans can proceed in the country's largest city.
The latest cluster, the first in the state in more than a month, was traced back to a driver who occasionally used to transport overseas airline crew.
Health officials said the latest case likely picked up the virus through minimal contact with an infected person in a Sydney shopping centre.
"We don't want people panicking but at the same time we want everyone on high alert," New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.
Masks will be mandatory in trains and on buses and ferries from 4pm local time on Friday for five days, while officials urged Sydney's 5 million residents to wear masks in all indoor venues, including supermarkets and theatres.
"We feel the response we have outlined today is enough for the information we have today ... we have room to move if the situation worsens or something unexpected happens," Berejiklian said.
Australia has successfully contained all past outbreaks through tough social distancing rules, snap lockdowns and internal border controls, helping keep its COVID-19 numbers relatively low with just over 30,300 cases and 910 deaths.
Though no local cases were reported in the country for most days this year, the nationwide vaccination drive has hit another roadblock.
In the latest setback, Australia on Thursday amended its immunisation policy by limiting AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shots only to people above 60 years over concerns of blood clots, while the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for other eligible age groups.
This could hold back an already sluggish rollout as Australia has to rely on other countries for its Pfizer shots while the AstraZeneca doses are manufactured locally.
Only 4 per cent of Australia's adult population of 20 million have been fully vaccinated, while about 25 per cent have had at least their first dose.
SINGAPORE - A woman was fined $5,000 on Friday (June 18) for slapping an eight-year-old girl's face in an MRT train after the latter accidentally stepped on her foot.
A district court was told that the girl apologised to Connie Soh who was talking loudly on her phone and did not hear the child.
Soh, now 46, thought that the girl had failed to apologise and committed the offence.
The Singaporean pleaded guilty last month to one count of voluntarily causing hurt.
Some time before 1.47pm on July 15 last year, the victim accidentally stepped on Soh's left foot after boarding an MRT train with her mother at Choa Chu Kang station.
Soh did not hear the child's apology and confronted her mother.
The mother said her daughter had given one, and an argument ensued.
When the train reached Yew Tee station, Soh slapped the victim to try to prevent her from leaving,
The girl burst into tears and her mother alerted the police soon after.
Later that day, the mother took her daughter to National University Hospital where she was found to have a bruised left cheek.
The child was also given two days of medical leave.
For voluntarily causing hurt, an offender can be jailed for up to three years and fined up to $5,000.
A person who targets a child below 14 can face double these punishments.
SINGAPORE - An Indonesian man who entered Singapore waters illegally was among the Covid-19 patients whose cases were announced on Thursday (June 17).
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said the man entered Singapore waters from Indonesia without valid documentation, and was arrested by the Police Coast Guard.
"He was tested for Covid-19 infection, and isolated until he was conveyed to the hospital when his result came back positive," said MOH.
The man, aged 26, did not show symptoms. He was confirmed positive on Wednesday. The ministry did not say when he was arrested.
He was among the seven new imported cases reported on Thursday.
Here’s your chance to show your gratitude and affection for the special men in your life this Father’s Day by indulging them with a healthy yet scrumptious meal! Miso Salmon is celebrating this special day with a special promotion for the weekend; offering 20% off their Inaniwa Udon Bowls.
Miso Salmon is Singapore’s first Inaniwa udon speciality restaurant. Unlike other udon noodles, Inaniwa udon can be distinguished by the thin and chewy yet silky smooth texture. Miso Salmon also prides themselves on using fresh and wholesome ingredients, customers may choose from an assortment of seafood such as salmon, crayfish meat and Japanese boiled scallop - all at affordable prices to nourish your body.
Included in this Father’s Day promotion are their Speciality Inaniwa Udon Bowls along with their Inaniwa Udon Premium Bowls. The Speciality Inaniwa Udon Bowls are a combination of bowls with different miso soup flavours topped with a myriad of nutritious toppings. Taste the ocean with their Seafood Miso Bowl, which is part of the Speciality Inaniwa Udon Bowl collection. Filled to the brim with seafood - from succulent salmon slices to Japanese boiled scallops and asari clams. Served in their original Shiro miso broth, this bowl is a hearty meal with other ingredients such as tofu, wakame seaweed and Japanese fish cake.
On the other hand, their Inaniwa Udon Premium Bowls are served dry with protein choices such as tiger prawns, unagi and scallops. Order the Unagi Bowl for Dad; sweet and savoury unagi that’s grilled to perfection, it’s served atop their signature Inaniwa udon along with everyone’s favourite onsen egg, and garnished with shredded nori, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and spring onion.
Miso Salmon aims to have every customer satisfied with their good quality and premium selection at affordable prices, and we’re sure that this is one Father’s Day deal Udon want to miss!
For more information on MISO SALMON, please visit:
Location: 60 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079323
About Miso Salmon
Miso Salmon focuses on providing quality Japanese comfort food for customers. The restaurant incorporates miso into dishes, with exclusive flavours like truffle and fish collagen. The menu itself revolves around Inaniwa udon, a type of Japanese noodle that is characterised by its thin and highly elegant taste, and chewy yet silky smooth texture. Miso Salmon also uses fresh and wholesome ingredients, such as salmon, crayfish meat and Japanese boiled scallop - all prepared to serve you beyond expectations at affordable prices.
Miso Salmon integrates the concept of fun and personalisation to the masses. Customers can mixand match their preferred add-ons from the array of varieties tailoring to their taste buds. Apart from serving quality food, Miso Salmon also prides itself in taking care of customers by providing pleasant dining experiences in a comfortable and affable ambience.
SINGAPORE: JTC Corporation and Shell Singapore have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore the development of a solar farm on part of Semakau Landfill, both parties announced in a press release on Thursday (Jun 17).
The MOU is supported by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Energy Market Authority (EMA) and was signed at a ceremony on Thursday morning.
The solar farm is expected to occupy an area of 60ha and have a capacity of at least 72 megawatt-peak, which is enough to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 37,000 tonnes a year, said the four parties in a joint press release.
The energy produced can power up to 17,500 households for a year.
The farm will also be the first large-scale solar project in Singapore where a sanitary landfill is also used for clean energy generation. This project is aligned with Singapore’s target to increase solar deployment to at least 2 Gigawatt-peak by 2030.
If successful, the farm will also help reduce Singapore’s carbon emissions and meet its growing clean energy needs, noted the press release.
“Generating solar energy on this scale on an offshore operational landfill comes with its fair share of complexity and challenges. This is where the innovation and creativity of a joint task force made up of the various government agencies and Shell come into play, to ensure that an optimal balance is achieved,” said the press release.
“Close collaborations” like these are part of JTC’s SolarLand initiative to optimise available land for solar generation in support of Singapore’s clean energy switch, said JTC CEO Tan Boon Khai.
“JTC is piloting new sustainable energy innovations with Shell to maximise the use of renewable energy solutions for our industries. This project is an example of how we are tapping available land to double up for solar generation to maximise renewable energy generation,” he said.
Ms Aw Kah Peng, who is chairman of Shell companies in Singapore, noted that the project is aligned with the company’s 10-year plan to re-purpose its core business, cut down on its own carbon dioxide emissions and help customers decarbonise.
“With a common goal of enabling more and cleaner energy, we look forward to exploring with our partners this opportunity to maximise the use of Semakau in a way that is compatible with its primary purpose as a landfill," she added.
Shell’s Pulau Bukom Energy and Chemicals Park is also located about 2km northwest of the Semakau Landfill and working together would allow an “innovative integration” of an intermittent renewable source to Bukom, added the release.
NEA chief executive officer Luke Goh noted that the plans will contribute towards the national solar deployment target and complement NEA's resource sustainability initiatives.
"NEA is happy to support the deployment of a solar farm on Semakau Landfill,” he added.
“Semakau Landfill remains Singapore’s only operational landfill. To preserve its capacity for as long as possible, we are redoubling efforts to reduce waste and close the waste loop."
EMA chief executive Ngiam Shih Chun described solar energy as Singapore’s “most promising renewable energy source” and a “key switch” for decarbonisation.
“Our energy sector is moving towards a cleaner and more sustainable future,” he noted.
“Given our limited land space, EMA has been working with government agencies and industry players on innovative ways to harness more solar energy. I look forward to the successful implementation of this offshore solar farm on Semakau Landfill which will demonstrate how we can be creative in our solar deployment.”
Next, JTC and Shell will jointly conduct a Request for Information exercise next week to source for innovative solutions from the market.