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World record broken for the environment

World record broken for the environment
SINGAPORE: More than 2,000 young people gathered in the heart of Orchard Road on Saturday to commemorate Youth for the Environment Day.At the same time, they also celebrated breaking the Guinness World Record for building a castle with beverage carto...

Authorities searching waters for missing S'porean ferry passenger

Authorities searching waters for missing S'porean ferry passenger
SINGAPORE: A female Singaporean passenger travelling on a ferry from Malaysia has been reported missing, after the ferry berthed at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.The Singapore-flagged ferry "SINDO EMPRESS" had departed Tanjong Pengelih at 7.30am on ...

S’pore to promote ASEAN culture with new National Gallery Singapore

S’pore to promote ASEAN culture with new National Gallery Singapore
SINGAPORE: Singapore will continue to promote the rich and diverse culture of ASEAN with its new National Gallery Singapore, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said on Saturday.Speaking at the 6th Meeting of the ASEAN Mini...

Safe-driving campaign launched for private bus drivers

Safe-driving campaign launched for private bus drivers
SINGAPORE: A new safe-driving campaign has been launched for private bus drivers to plug gaps in safety training and raise the quality of bus services.Drivers who are members of the Singapore School Transport Association (SSTA) will be encouraged to ...

S’pore remains significant transit point for illegal ivory shipments

S’pore remains significant transit point for illegal ivory shipments
SINGAPORE: While the sale of ivory in Singapore has fallen over the years, the country remains a significant transit point for shipments of illegal ivory moving from Africa to Asia, and even within Asia itself, animal welfare activists said.Some of t...

New initiative to recognise low-wage workers for their contributions

New initiative to recognise low-wage workers for their contributions
SINGAPORE: The U Appreciate Movement was launched on Saturday to encourage employers and the public to show more care and respect for low-wage workers.In discussions held last year, several issues were raised over the lack of respect and appreciation...

PM Lee appalled by harassment over Philippine Independence Day event

PM Lee appalled by harassment over Philippine Independence Day event
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is appalled to read about those who harassed the organisers of the Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Singapore. In a post on Facebook on Saturday, Mr Lee said these people are a "disgrace to...

Helping ex-offenders soar in the workplace

Helping ex-offenders soar in the workplace
SINGAPORE: A new programme to help ex-offenders return to the workforce was launched on Saturday. The Strengthening Opportunities, Advocating Resilience (SOAR) programme aims to give ex-offenders training and career advice.About 375 ex-offenders are ...

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