360° Coverage : Singapore uses anti-stick paint against illegal billboards

12 Updates
Singapore uses anti-stick paint against illegal billboards
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Singapore uses anti-stick paint against illegal billboards

Nov 4 2013, 12:00am CST | by IANS

Singapore, Nov 4 (IANS) Singapore is using an anti-stick paint to prevent illegal advertisements at train stations, along roads and on pillars and lamp posts.

Singapore, Nov 4 — Singapore is using an anti-stick paint to prevent illegal advertisements at train stations, along roads and on pillars and lamp posts. The land transport authority has floated a...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

50 weeks ago

Singapore uses anti-stick paint against illegal billboards

Nov 4 2013, 12:00am CST | by IANS

Singapore, Nov 4 (IANS) Singapore is using an anti-stick paint to prevent illegal advertisements at train stations, along roads and on pillars and lamp posts.

Singapore, Nov 4 — Singapore is using an anti-stick paint to prevent illegal advertisements at train stations, along roads and on pillars and lamp posts.

The land transport authority has floated a tender to apply the solution at 367 locations on the island by 2017 after learning that anti-stick paint is effective in tackling the problem, reports Xinhua.

The tender is for a clear coating that can be applied on glass or plastic.

It is illegal to paste advertisements, which range in size from Post-It notes to A4, at undesignated places such as subway stations, pillars and lamp posts.

They also leave unsightly stains after being removed, especially when strong adhesives are used.

The authority began a trial of anti-stick paint in 2009 at a sheltered linkway leading to a strain station.

It was a success. Since then, the anti-stick paint has been applied at 252 locations. The authority previously said that the move would help it save about $80,000 a year in cleaning-up costs.

The latest tender will expand the coverage to most of the places from where the complaints about such advertisements are common.

The authority has also introduced 27 notice boards since 2010 at 21 subway stations with heavy pedestrian traffic. It costs 50 cents a day to put up an A5-size advertisement.

A spokesman of the land transport authority said there were fewer illegal advertisements at areas which have notice boards and anti-stick paint.

"These initiatives together with regular enforcement and public education have been effective in preventing the pasting of illegal advertisements on streets," he added.

The transport regulator levied 248 fines for pasting illegal advertisements from January to September, compared to 454 last year and 674 in 2011.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

20 hours ago

In emerging Indonesia, Honda's Mobilio muscles in on Toyota's turf

Oct 23 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: Reuters India

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the ...
Source: Reuters India   Full article at: Reuters India
 

 
Update
10

1 day ago

Sharapova blows chance at year-end number one

Oct 23 2014 6:01am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Singapore (AFP) - Maria Sharapova's hopes of becoming the year-end world number one went up in smoke Tuesday when she crashed in straight sets to Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals in Singapore.The Russian superstar needed a win to have any chance of overtaking top-ranked Serena Williams but she blew up in spectacular fashion as Kvitova won 6-3, 6-2 in 75 minutes.It was the second upset in quick succession at the season finale after Simona Halep stunned Williams 6-0, 6-2 on Wednesday, the 18 ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
9

2 days ago

WTA Finals: Serena Williams Thrashed 6-0 6-2 by Simona Halep in Heaviest Defeat Since 1998

Oct 22 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: IBTimes UK

The American loses in Singapore, crashing to joint-heaviest defe ...
Source: IBTimes UK   Full article at: IBTimes UK
 

 
Update
8

2 days ago

Halep stuns Williams at WTA Finals

Oct 22 2014 5:40am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Singapore (AFP) - Romania's Simona Halep stunned Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals in Singapore Wednesday, dealing the world number one her heaviest defeat in 16 years.The diminutive Romanian, who was 0-3 against Williams, took advantage of the American's horrendous serving to clinch the biggest match win of her career and go top of Red Group in the eight-player season finale.The 23-year-old world number four was the aggressor all the way, moving Williams, 10 years her senio ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
6

2 days ago

Top bullion consumer China works on first gold forwards, options

Oct 21 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Reuters India

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) is working on plans for China's first forwards and options in gold, sources say, potentially putting China ahead in the race to set an Asian pricing benchmark that might eventua ...
Source: Reuters India   Full article at: Reuters India
 

 
Update
5

2 days ago

After huge jet orders, budget airlines eye rich seam of aircraft leasing

Oct 21 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: Reuters India

SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - From Scandinavia to Southeast Asia, low-cost airlines have ordered record numbers of planes in recent years, redefining the jet industry. Now they plan to lease out scores of their new planes ...
Source: Reuters India   Full article at: Reuters India
 

 
Update
4

3 days ago

Maria Sharapova really hates this picture

Oct 20 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: NEWS.com.au

THE WTA finals launched in Singapore with a hefty dose of glitz, glamour and selfies galore — but Maria Sharapova was not ...
Source: NEWS.com.au   Full article at: NEWS.com.au
 

 
Update
3

4 days ago

Williams beats Ivanovic, eases knee concerns

Oct 20 2014 9:16am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Singapore (AFP) - Top seed Serena Williams survived a stern test from Ana Ivanovic and eased concerns over her injured knee as she opened the WTA Finals with a 6-4, 6-4 win on Monday.The world number one settled after a nervous start to put in an ultimately clinical performance in Singapore in which she broke Ivanovic at crucial moments in both sets.Williams also proved her fitness, in question after she withdrew from this month's China Open, by chasing down and sliding into points and ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
2

4 days ago

Iraq proposes to split Basra Light crude into two grades

Oct 20 2014 4:37am CDT | Source: Reuters India

SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has proposed splitting its Basra Light crude supply into two grades and has requested feedback from buyers in Asia, trad ...
Source: Reuters India   Full article at: Reuters India
 

 
Update
1

1 week ago

Banque Syz eyes HK tie-up, mulls new offices

Oct 17 2014 1:50am CDT | Source: Asian Investor

The Swiss firm is looking to do a tie-up or acquisition in Hong Kong to expand its regional presence and is mulling further offices, potentially in Singapore and Japa ...
Source: Asian Investor   Full article at: Asian Investor
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

IS abducts Iraqi journalists as its positions get bombed (Roundup)
Baghdad/Paris, Oct 24 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Friday kidnapped three Iraqi reporters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul even as French fighter jets and Iraqi military helicopters bombed its positions in northern Iraq.
 
 
Ethiopia to deploy 210 health workers in Ebola-hit West Africa
Addis Ababa, Oct 24 (IANS) Ethiopia said Friday it will deploy about 210 health professionals to Ebola-affected countries to support the response against the epidemic in West Africa.
 
 
China offers new anti-Ebola aid to West Africa
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China will provide 500 million yuan (about $82 million) in aid to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and international organisations to fight the Ebola virus disease, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
 
 
India, China form Asian Infra Investment Bank
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) India Friday signed on to a China-led initiative to create an international bank to fund development of infrastructure essential for Asia's economic growth and reduce the dependence on Western-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla