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Theft of customer data a 'deplorable act': K Box

Theft of customer data a 'deplorable act': K Box
SINGAPORE: K Box Entertainment Group, which runs a chain of Karaoke outlets, said it is taking the theft of its data as well as publication of its customers' details "very seriously". Its Chief Operating Officer Priscilla Ng issued a statement late T...

High spirits as David Beckham drops by Changi

High spirits as David Beckham drops by Changi
SINGAPORE: A surprise bar none for fans of retired football stud David Beckham. He made a brief appearance at Changi Airport's Terminal One on Tuesday (Sep 16), as alcohol beverage company Diageo unveiled the world's first travel retail campaign for ...

Slight dip in confidence on Singapore trade: HSBC survey

Slight dip in confidence on Singapore trade: HSBC survey
SINGAPORE: The outlook for Singapore's trade over the next six months remains positive but confidence has taken a slight dip. According to HSBC's Trade Confidence Index (TCI), the reading for Singapore fell slightly to 110 from 115 six months ago.Sti...

New clinic helps diagnose those with inherited heart conditions

New clinic helps diagnose those with inherited heart conditions
SINGAPORE: In Singapore, about 1,000 people die suddenly each year with no apparent reason, and often, the cause of death can be undiagnosed, inherited heart conditions. But a new clinic - the Inherited Cardiac Conditions Clinic - provides genetic te...

City Harvest trial: Church's board members asked not to reveal details of Suntec bid

City Harvest trial: Church's board members asked not to reveal details of Suntec bid
SINGAPORE: "Palm Oil" was  the code name among City Harvest Church board members for a project that involved acquiring a stake in Suntec convention centre as a bigger venue for its growing congregation.The church's finance manager Sharon Tan said thi...

Businesses cash in on Singapore Grand Prix

Businesses cash in on Singapore Grand Prix
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has said the F1 Night Race has generated an average of about S$150 million in incremental tourism receipts for the last six years, with the exclusion of 2009 due to the recession. This exceeds its target o...

SingTel subsidiary Amobee acquires two US-based firms

SingTel subsidiary Amobee acquires two US-based firms
SINGAPORE: SingTel made its largest investment in the digital space two years ago when it bought Amobee. Now, through Amobee, it has completed the acquisition of two more firms - Adconion Direct and Kontera Technologies - totalling almost S$450 milli...

Transport workers' union welcomes PTTC guidelines

Transport workers' union welcomes PTTC guidelines
SINGAPORE: The National Transport Workers' Union (NTWU) has welcomed the employment guidelines issued by the Public Transport Tripartite Committee (PTTC), saying it is pleased that the job security of bus workers has been addressed.The union has been...

UOB renews MOU on increasing China-SEA investment and trade

UOB renews MOU on increasing China-SEA investment and trade
SINGAPORE: The United Overseas Bank (UOB) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which aims at increasing foreign investment and trade between China and Southeast A...

New EC launches to give property market a boost: Analysts

New EC launches to give property market a boost: Analysts
SINGAPORE: Developers of executive condominiums (ECs) had been enjoying roaring business, up until measures introduced by the Government last year curbed demand and eased the pace of new project launches.The measures included a rule that restricts de...

Leaders offer good wishes to Lee Kuan Yew on his birthday

Leaders offer good wishes to Lee Kuan Yew on his birthday
SINGAPORE: Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew "looked well and sharp" as he turned 91 on Tuesday (Sep 16), said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.Mr Goh posted on Facebook that he dropped by Mr Lee's office to wish him "Happy birthd...

Keppel FELS secures rig deal with Gulf Drilling International

Keppel FELS secures rig deal with Gulf Drilling International
SINGAPORE: Keppel FELS, a unit of Keppel Offshore and Marine, has secured a new contract to build a jackup rig worth US$227 million from Qatar-based Gulf Drilling International (GDI).The new rig, to be named Halul, is scheduled for delivery in first ...

President Tony Tan hosts reception for special education teachers

President Tony Tan hosts reception for special education teachers
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam played host to 80 teachers and school leaders from 20 special education schools at the Istana on Tuesday (Sep 16).A news release by the President's Office said the tea reception was to show appreciation for teac...

ICBC Singapore issues largest RMB bond issuance

ICBC Singapore issues largest RMB bond issuance
SINGAPORE: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Singapore Branch (ICBC Singapore) issued 4 billion yuan (S$821 million) worth of offshore yuan bonds in Singapore on Tuesday (Sep 16).These "Lion City" bonds are the biggest yuan bond issuance in Sin...

PDPC to investigate M1 'security loophole'

PDPC to investigate M1 'security loophole'
SINGAPORE: The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is investigating a "security loophole" that caused M1 to temporarily suspend pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 6 smartphones on Monday (Sep 15).  A Computer Science masters student had told Channe...

Singapore welcomes Indonesia's ratification of ASEAN haze pact

Singapore welcomes Indonesia's ratification of ASEAN haze pact
SINGAPORE: Singapore's Government has welcomed the Indonesian parliament's decision to ratify the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution. The decision to ratify the pact comes 12 years after it was first signed. It obliges Indonesia to stren...

New TransitLink guidebook to help commuters better navigate Singapore

New TransitLink guidebook to help commuters better navigate Singapore
SINGAPORE: TransitLink on Tuesday (Sep 16) launched the 2014 edition of TransitLink Guide, an annual publication detailing MRT and LRT routes and bus services.This would allow commuters to check routes, plan journeys and calculate fares on the go, th...

Spotted in Singapore: F1 stars 'Vettel' and 'Hamilton'

Spotted in Singapore: F1 stars 'Vettel' and 'Hamilton'
SINGAPORE: With the 2014 Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix roaring into town this weekend, it was perhaps fitting that the first sports celebrity wax figures to arrive in Singapore were those of motor racing stars Sebastian Vettel a...

Singapore world's most friendly place for female bankers: Survey

Singapore world's most friendly place for female bankers: Survey
SINGAPORE: The Republic is the most female-friendly place to work in financial services, according to a survey by a financial recruitment website released on Tuesday (Sep 16).The poll respondents were asked if they would recommend their company to a ...

Polytechnic Forum to discuss ‘kampung spirit’

Polytechnic Forum to discuss ‘kampung spirit’
SINGAPORE: Three hundred students from the five polytechnics will discuss ways to build upon the 'kampung spirit' of old, and recreate a strong sense of community, at this year's Polytechnic Forum.The students will be divided into four groups explori...

Don't let disputes overshadow cooperation: PM Lee on China-ASEAN ties

Don't let disputes overshadow cooperation: PM Lee on China-ASEAN ties
NANNING: China's economy will have its ups and downs, but Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he expects strong growth for China over the next 10 years.Giving the keynote address at the annual China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) in Nanning on Tuesday...

IKEA recalls children's swing worldwide due to risk of serious injury

IKEA recalls children's swing worldwide due to risk of serious injury
SINGAPORE: Swedish furniture retailer IKEA on Tuesday (Sep 16) issued a global recall of its Gunggung children's swing, saying it poses a risk of serious injury.IKEA said it is recalling the product worldwide because the suspension fittings on it "do...

Accessible, affordable healthcare on the agenda as ASEAN Health Ministers meet

Accessible, affordable healthcare on the agenda as ASEAN Health Ministers meet
SINGAPORE: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong will attend this week's 12th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting (AHMM) in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Ministry of Healthy (MOH) announced on Tuesday (Sep 16).According to MOH, the meeting, held from from Sep 17 to 19, will...

Unfazed by the haze: Singapore F1 organisers say there's a contingency plan

Unfazed by the haze: Singapore F1 organisers say there's a contingency plan
SINGAPORE: A day after the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hit the "unhealthy" range, the organisers of the 2014 Formula 1 (F1) Singapore Airlines Grand Prix said the possibility of haze has been factored into its contingency plan.In response to a Ch...

Organiser of illegal Million Mask March Singapore fined S$1,000

Organiser of illegal Million Mask March Singapore fined S$1,000
Jacob Lau Jian Rong, 24, had planned the march despite a police advisory advising that it is illegal to take part in a public assembly without a permit.

Two injured in fire at Petir Road maisonette

Two injured in fire at Petir Road maisonette
SINGAPORE: Two people, including a young child, were sent to hospital after a fire broke out at a maisonette at Block 138 Petir Road on Tuesday (Sep 16) afternoon.The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at 12.46pm...

Stocks priced above S$0.25 more liquid than lower priced stocks: SGX study

Stocks priced above S$0.25 more liquid than lower priced stocks: SGX study
SINGAPORE: Singapore-listed stocks priced above S$0.25 are more liquid and investors who dabble in these stocks tend to enjoy lower trading costs because of the greater ease in executing trades, a study by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) has found.SGX s...

Leaked: K Box Singapore database with more than 317,000 names

Leaked: K Box Singapore database with more than 317,000 names
SINGAPORE: Personal details of more than 317,000 members of Karaoke entertainment operator K Box Singapore appear to have been leaked publicly.At 4.17am on Tuesday morning (Sep 16), a group calling themselves The Knowns emailed links to the list of m...

Tuas South industrial site released for sale

Tuas South industrial site released for sale
SINGAPORE: JTC Corporation (JTC) has launched an industrial site at Tuas South Street 11 for sale by public tender under the second half of the Industrial Government Land Sales Programme.The 9,000sqm site was successfully triggered from the reserve l...

Asian Civilisations Museum tops in Singapore: TripAdvisor

Asian Civilisations Museum tops in Singapore: TripAdvisor
SINGAPORE: The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) beat out the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum (SAM) to come out tops in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Travellers' Choice Museums in Singapore list. It also came in ninth in the Asian ranking...

Restrictions on unmanned aircraft in place during F1 race

Restrictions on unmanned aircraft in place during F1 race
SINGAPORE: There will be restrictions on the flying of unmanned aircraft during the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said on Tuesday (Sep 16). The flying of unmanned aircraft will be ...

Employees of bus operators' interests to be protected with new guidelines

Employees of bus operators' interests to be protected with new guidelines
SINGAPORE: The Public Transport Tripartite Committee (PTTC) on Tuesday (Sep 16) issued guidelines to safeguard the job security and welfare of bus employees' during the transition to the bus contracting model.The guidelines, covering areas such as em...

Tennis: Simona Halep third singles player to qualify for WTA Finals Singapore

Tennis: Simona Halep third singles player to qualify for WTA Finals Singapore
SINGAPORE: World No. 2 Simona Halep on Tuesday (Sep 16) qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore competition in October, said the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).In a press release, the WTA said the 22-year-old Romanian won titles at the Q...

KKR completes acquisition of Singapore’s Goodpack

KKR completes acquisition of Singapore’s Goodpack
SINGAPORE: Global investment firm KKR has completed its acquisition of Singapore’s Goodpack, the world's largest maker of intermediate bulk containers, Goodpack said in a press release on Tuesday (Sep 16).Under the terms of the acquisition, shares in...

Channel NewsAsia launches Asia’s first sustainability ranking for businesses

Channel NewsAsia launches Asia’s first sustainability ranking for businesses
HONG KONG: Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia, in partnership with CSR Asia and Sustainalytics, on Tuesday (Sep 16) launched the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking for Asia’s top businesses at the CSR Summit in Hong Kong.The first of its kind...

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NUS, NTU rise in global university rankings

NUS, NTU rise in global university rankings
SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) both climbed two places in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released on Tuesday (Sep 16).In its press release, NUS said it ...

Wishes pour in ahead of Lee Kuan Yew's 91st birthday

Wishes pour in ahead of Lee Kuan Yew's 91st birthday
SINGAPORE: Scores are tweeting and posting birthday messages to Singapore's founding father and former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his 91st birthday on Tuesday (Sep 16). The People's Action Party headquarters set up the happybirthdaylky.org...

Singapore firms urged to explore opportunities in Asia's sports industry

Singapore firms urged to explore opportunities in Asia's sports industry
SINGAPORE: Singapore companies should explore the growing business opportunities in the sports industry, and Singapore is believed to be among the best location in Asia to start tapping into this growth. These are some of the views from a panel discu...

CHC trial: Kong Hee said Xtron was like City Harvest's "own GIC"

CHC trial: Kong Hee said Xtron was like City Harvest's "own GIC"
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church board members were told to be discreet about the relationship between the church and music production company Xtron Productions, said the church's finance manager Sharon Tan on Monday (Sep 15).Tan is one of six church l...

SPF Commissioner conferred top police award by Malaysia

SPF Commissioner conferred top police award by Malaysia
SINGAPORE: The Commissioner of the Singapore Police Force (SPF), Ng Joo Hee, has been conferred the Panglima Gagah Pasukan Polis award by Malaysia's King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah. An SPF news release on Monday (Sep 15) said this is in recognition of...

Singapore businesses keen to explore opportunities in Nanning

Singapore businesses keen to explore opportunities in Nanning
NANNING, CHINA: The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) has brought what it calls the largest-ever delegation to the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), which opens on Tuesday (Sep 16) in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is also ...

23% of Singapore's wealthy plan to move abroad in next 5 years: Survey

23% of Singapore's wealthy plan to move abroad in next 5 years: Survey
SINGAPORE: A new survey reports that 23 per cent of Singapore's wealthy are planning to move abroad in the next five years. This is according to findings released on Monday (Sep 15) by Barclays Wealth Insights, which surveyed more than 2,000 high net...

TTSH pharmacy's automated system cuts waiting time for patients

TTSH pharmacy's automated system cuts waiting time for patients
SINGAPORE: It is routine for pharmacy staff at Tan Tock Seng Hospital to pick, pack and assemble medications, which can be a tedious process as they have to take the time to carefully count and check the medication."When we pack manually, there may b...

iPhone 6 site security loophole: M1 resumes pre-orders

iPhone 6 site security loophole: M1 resumes pre-orders
SINGAPORE: M1 has resumed pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday (Sep 16), about 12 hours after it was originally suspended. The M1 pre-order site said the first batch of iPhone 6 Plus has been fully booked, while stocks of the iPho...

SMEs will be hardest hit by Causeway toll increase: SCCCI

SMEs will be hardest hit by Causeway toll increase: SCCCI
SINGAPORE: When Singapore raises its toll charges at the Woodlands Checkpoint in October, a car trip to Johor and back will cost S$6.50 on this side of the Causeway - up from the S$1.20 that motorists currently pay. The fresh rates include a new toll...

Singapore condemns 'barbaric killing' of British aid worker

Singapore condemns 'barbaric killing' of British aid worker
SINGAPORE: Singapore says the beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State (IS) militants is "barbaric" and "deeply reprehensible".Video of the beheading emerged late Saturday (Sep 13). It is the IS' third in less than a month. In th...

Place-and-Train programmes should be expanded for working adults: Industry observers

Place-and-Train programmes should be expanded for working adults: Industry observers
SINGAPORE: Following the recommendations by the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (ASPIRE) committee, the Government is set to expand the number of Place-and-Train places for fresh graduates. Observers said it makes sense to do likewise fo...

Expect slight haze on Tuesday: NEA

Expect slight haze on Tuesday: NEA
SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) said to expect occasional slight haze on Monday night (Sep 15). As of 6pm, the 3-hour Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) reading stood at 64, according to the NEA website. This is in the "moderate" band, a...

China still top destination for business expansion by Asian firms: Survey

China still top destination for business expansion by Asian firms: Survey
SINGAPORE: China remains the top destination for business expansion by Asian enterprises. Malaysia took second spot while Singapore and Vietnam are in joint third position as destinations for regional companies to expand. These are findings from the ...

New Judicial Commissioners of the High Court appointed

New Judicial Commissioners of the High Court appointed
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has appointed four individuals as Judicial Commissioners of the High Court, the Prime Minister's Office announced on Monday (Sep 15).The four are: Ms Valerie Thean Pik YuenMs Hoo Sheau PengAssoc Professor Debbie...

First Meta CEO was 'determined to end her life': State Coroner

First Meta CEO was 'determined to end her life': State Coroner
SINGAPORE: The CEO of a Singapore-based digital currency firm had been stressed and depressed over financial and company problems before she committed suicide in February this year.This was the finding of the Coroner's Court, which on Monday (Sep 15)...

Illegal sale of marine gas oil: 58 arrested, 6 boats seized

Illegal sale of marine gas oil: 58 arrested, 6 boats seized
SINGAPORE: The Police Coast Guard has busted seven groups involved in the illegal sale of marine gas oil (MGO) since 2013, with the most recent case on May 21 this year.The Coast Guard has arrested 55 foreign crew members and three Singaporean financ...

Unlicensed property agent fined for illegally subletting rental flat

Unlicensed property agent fined for illegally subletting rental flat
SINGAPORE: A HDB flat was repossessed and an unlicensed agent fined S$16,000 for an illegal real estate transaction that took place in 2012.Jordan Goh Swee Thye, a 48-year-old Singaporean, will face six weeks' imprisonment if he defaults on paying th...

Police appeal for information on missing girl

Police appeal for information on missing girl
SINGAPORE: The police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 12-year-old girl, Angeline Tan Weilin.She was last seen in the vicinity of Blk 130 Rivervale Street on Aug 28 at about 7am, police said in a news release on Monday (Sep 15).T...

Sembcorp to take stakes in 2 Chongqing power plants

Sembcorp to take stakes in 2 Chongqing power plants
SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Industries said on Monday (Sep 15) it will more than double the size of its energy business in China, following a deal to jointly develop a massive coal-fired power plant in the western part of the world's most populous nation.Und...

IT helping to address Singapore's evolving healthcare needs: Gan

IT helping to address Singapore's evolving healthcare needs: Gan
SINGAPORE: Data analytics, tele-health and a national health record repository are key features of the country's Healthcare IT Master Plan, and these are increasingly being introduced to help the population be empowered to self-manage their health, s...

Singapore private home sales down 15% on-month in August

Singapore private home sales down 15% on-month in August
SINGAPORE: The private housing market remained in the doldrums in August, with sales of homes falling 15 per cent from the previous month as developers continued to scale back new launches.Excluding executive condominiums (ECs), developers sold 432 n...

New roads connecting MCE to city centre to open Sep 28

New roads connecting MCE to city centre to open Sep 28
SINGAPORE: New roads in the Marina South area will be opened on Sunday (Sep 28), giving motorists using the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) "a more direct connection" to the city centre, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Sep 15)...

Retail sales up 5.5% on-year in July, driven by strong vehicle sales

Retail sales up 5.5% on-year in July, driven by strong vehicle sales
SINGAPORE: Retail sales in Singapore rose 5.5 per cent in July compared with the previous year, mainly due to strong vehicle sales, the Department of Statistics said on Monday (Sep 15). Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales fell 0.4 per cent compare...

Woman accused of causing 7-year-old boy's death charged with murder

Woman accused of causing 7-year-old boy's death charged with murder
SINGAPORE: A 42-year-old woman was charged on Monday (Sep 15) with murder at the State Courts, over the death of a seven-year-old boy. The woman is accused of causing the death of the boy on Saturday in a flat in Tampines around 12.53pm.The boy, whos...

POSB PAssion Run raises S$1.1m for less privileged kids

POSB PAssion Run raises S$1.1m for less privileged kids
SINGAPORE: More than 8,800 people took part in the sixth annual POSB PAssion Run for Kids at the Promontory @ Marina Bay on Sunday (Sep 14) to raise funds for less privileged children.Organised by POSB and the People’s Association (PA), the run raise...

Affinity Yoga ‘in very serious financial trouble’

Affinity Yoga ‘in very serious financial trouble’
Founder Jeanne Chung said in a Facebook post on Saturday that she cannot make any definite statements about reopening.

UK band Bastille coming to Singapore

UK band Bastille coming to Singapore
SINGAPORE: British band Bastille will be performing live in Singapore for the first time on Jan 9, 2015, announced concert promoter Now/Live on Monday (Sep 15).The 2014 BRIT Award winners for 'Best Breakthrough Act' will be performing at Sentosa's Ha...

Unemployment rate remains low in first six months of 2014: MOM

Unemployment rate remains low in first six months of 2014: MOM
SINGAPORE: The unemployment rate in Singapore remained low amid a tight labour market in the first half of 2014, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced Monday (Sep 15) in a press release.In its statement on labour market developments, MOM reported ...

Singapore delegation to visit Vientiane for ASEAN meeting

Singapore delegation to visit Vientiane for ASEAN meeting
SINGAPORE: Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob and 14 Members of Parliament (MPs) are in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic to attend the 35th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly from Sep 14 to 20.The 14 MPs, which inc...

Write a song to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday

Write a song to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday
SINGAPORE: To celebrate the nation’s 50th birthday next year, MediaCorp on Monday (Sep 15) launched a nationwide search for a song that will resonate with the nation.The Gift of Song competition, the first in a series of programmes and events the com...

StarHub releases iPhone 6 prices

StarHub releases iPhone 6 prices
SINGAPORE: Local telco StarHub released its prices for Apple's latest smartphones, and announced that its booking site will open on Monday (Sep 15) afternoon for eligible customers who have registered their interest.These customers will receive booki...

Member of K-pop band Winner falls off stage at Singapore concert, rushed to hospital

Member of K-pop band Winner falls off stage at Singapore concert, rushed to hospital
Concert organisers say Lee Seunghoon has been discharged and is resting.

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Air quality returns to 'moderate' range after hitting 113 on PSI

Air quality returns to 'moderate' range after hitting 113 on PSI
SINGAPORE: Air quality in Singapore moved briefly into the "unhealthy" range on Monday (Sep 15), with the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) three-hour reading hitting 113 at 6am. The air quality has since returned to the "moderate" range at 6pm. The Na...

Dengue checks stepped up in Serangoon North

Dengue checks stepped up in Serangoon North
SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) has stepped up checks in Serangoon North after an 81-year-old woman died of dengue fever on Saturday (Sep 13). She was a resident of Serangoon North Avenue 1 which has an active dengue cluster.Four NEA...

Asian Games football: Singapore 0 Tajikistan 1

Asian Games football: Singapore 0 Tajikistan 1
SINGAPORE: Singapore opened their Asian Games football campaign in Incheon, South Korea with a 1-0 defeat to Group C rivals Tajikistan on Sunday (Sep 14). The Central Asian side scored from a corner three minutes from time to undo some stout defendin...

Guilin wants more Singapore investors

Guilin wants more Singapore investors
GUILIN, CHINA: Home to some of China's most famous tourist spots, Guilin is courting Singapore for more investment in its tourism and hospitality sector.In a meeting with visiting Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Sep 14), the prefecture's Pa...

Singapore GP not a '$25-chicken-rice' race: organisers

Singapore GP not a '$25-chicken-rice' race: organisers
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Grand Prix is meant to be a great experience and not a "$25-Chicken-Rice" race, said the organisers of Formula One's (F1) only night race, in response to a report that showed the city-state may not be the most affordable plac...

Polytechnics gear up for CET revamp

Polytechnics gear up for CET revamp
SINGAPORE: Polytechnics are gearing up to play a larger role in support of the CET framework, as Singapore's 10-year Continuing Education and Training (CET) masterplan undergoes a major review to keep pace with economic changes in the country. This w...

Netball: Singapore beat Sri Lanka in Asian Championships final

Netball: Singapore beat Sri Lanka in Asian Championships final
SINGAPORE: Singapore maintained its supremacy in Asian netball after beating Sri Lanka 59-41 in the Asian Netball Championships final on Sunday (Sep 14) held at the Singapore Sports Hub's OCBC Arena.It was like a rerun of the 2012 final, with four-ti...

Mechanised parking system in 3 pilot HDB sites by end 2015

Mechanised parking system in 3 pilot HDB sites by end 2015
SINGAPORE: Residents in three public housing estates trying out the mechanised parking system will find it easier to get parking lots. The system in these three estates, costing a total of about S$18 million, is on track to be ready by the end of nex...

Over 9,000 take part in Yellow Ribbon Prison Run

Over 9,000 take part in Yellow Ribbon Prison Run
SINGAPORE: More than 9,000 runners took part in the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run on Sunday morning (Sep 14) to show support and help raise awareness of the need to give ex-offenders a second chance.The run was flagged off by Minister in the Prime Ministe...

Woman to face murder charge over death of seven-year-old boy

Woman to face murder charge over death of seven-year-old boy
SINGAPORE: A 42-year-old woman will face a murder charge over the death of a seven-year-old boy whose body was found at the foot of Block 815 in Tampines Avenue 4 on Saturday afternoon (Sep 13).The woman was arrested at her ninth floor home at Block ...

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Looking at a different class of preschool locations

Looking at a different class of preschool locations
SINGAPORE: What if kindergarten lessons are conducted in a tree-house near the expressways? That could be possible in a preschool of the future, says Lien Foundation and Singapore-based architecture firm Lekker Architects.“A Different Class: Preschoo...

Public confidence in SCDF shows significant growth

Public confidence in SCDF shows significant growth
SINGAPORE: The community's confidence and trust in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has grown significantly, according to a public perception survey carried out last December. 98 per cent of respondents indicated confidence in the SCDF's abil...

MediaCorp staff take part in International Coastal Cleanup

MediaCorp staff take part in International Coastal Cleanup
SINGAPORE: Close to 40 MediaCorp staff rolled up their sleeves on Saturday morning to take part in this year's International Coastal Cleanup. It is an annual event conducted in about 100 countries around the world, coordinated by US-based non-profit ...

2013 dengue outbreaks in Malaysia, S'pore associated with serotype switch

2013 dengue outbreaks in Malaysia, S'pore associated with serotype switch
SINGAPORE: The dengue virus surveillance joint effort between Malaysia and Singapore under the UNITEDengue (UNited In Tackling Epidemic Dengue) has shown that the 2013 outbreaks in Malaysia and Singapore were associated with a switch in the predomina...

PM Lee hopes for more economic cooperation opportunities with Shenzhen

PM Lee hopes for more economic cooperation opportunities with Shenzhen
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Shenzhen, on Saturday (Sep 13) met the city's Party Secretary Wang Rong. Mr Lee is in China for an official eight-day visit.He told Mr Wang he was impressed with the city's transformati...

Poll reveals 9 in 10 want more family time

Poll reveals 9 in 10 want more family time
SINGAPORE: A poll conducted by the Families for Life Council last month showed that nine in 10 people want to spend at least three more hours of quality family time in an average week. They were willing to give up lifestyle choices like shopping so a...

Pioneer Chinese teachers walk down the memory lane

Pioneer Chinese teachers walk down the memory lane
SINGAPORE: To celebrate Teachers' Day, about 150 Chinese language teachers from the pioneer generation received a special tribute at a lunch on Saturday (Sep 13).The Chinese teachers – who ranged from those that taught at pre-school to tertiary level...

Private hospitals can improve price transparency: Gan Kim Yong

Private hospitals can improve price transparency: Gan Kim Yong
SINGAPORE: Private sector hospitals can do more to improve price transparency to help patients make more informed choices and keep healthcare affordable, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Saturday (Sep 13).Earlier this month, the Health Ministry s...

More options for nature lovers even as Bukit Timah Nature Reserve closes

More options for nature lovers even as Bukit Timah Nature Reserve closes
SINGAPORE: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday (Sep 15) for restoration works, and will reopen partially during weekends in April next year. Repairs will only be completed at the end of 2016, but nature lovers can still visit the ad...

Body of boy found at foot of Tampines block

Body of boy found at foot of Tampines block
SINGAPORE: The body of a seven-year-old boy was found at the foot of a block of flats in Tampines Avenue 4 on Saturday (Sep 13).Witness Muhd Naufal Rahmat said: "I just came back from shopping at Tampines Mall around one o'clock and I passed the shel...

Continuing efforts to simplify government policies

Continuing efforts to simplify government policies
SINGAPORE: The People's Association (PA) will continue its efforts to simplify government policies and tailor the information to help residents understand it better.PA's deputy chairman Lim Swee Say said on Saturday (Sep 13) that platforms should als...

Third dengue death this year

Third dengue death this year
SINGAPORE: An 81-year-old woman has died from dengue fever, the third such death this year. She was a resident of Serangoon North Avenue 1 which has an active dengue cluster with two cases.A joint statement from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the N...

Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death

Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death
SYDNEY: Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in shock after the sudden death of her father in Singapore, her publicist said Saturday as her husband Keith Urban wrote of the couple's "deep state of grief".Antony Kidman, 75, died after suffering from an...

SCDF to sound Public Warning System sirens on Monday

SCDF to sound Public Warning System sirens on Monday
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be sounding the "Important Message" signal through its island-wide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens on Monday (Sep 15) at 12.05pm.In a statement on Saturday, SCDF said members of t...

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Epicurean Market set to attract Singapore foodies

Epicurean Market set to attract Singapore foodies
SINGAPORE: The Epicurean Market started on Friday (Sep 12) at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS). The food and wine extravaganza, which runs till Sunday, is set to entice the palates of foodies in Singapore, with more than 65 brands of gourmet products being...

Football: ASEAN Super League in the works, says FAS

Football: ASEAN Super League in the works, says FAS
SINGAPORE: An all new ASEAN Super League is set to kick off in 2016, pending approval by world governing body FIFA. The league will span nine months, with each of the 10 ASEAN nations guaranteed a place.This was revealed by Football Association of Si...

Community Legal Pro Bono Services Network launched

Community Legal Pro Bono Services Network launched
SINGAPORE: Free legal services will be made more accessible to those who need it, with the launch of the Community Legal Pro Bono Services Network, across Singapore's five community districts.It is part of an expanded collaboration between the Commun...

F1 weekend driving up hotel demand in Marina Bay area

F1 weekend driving up hotel demand in Marina Bay area
SINGAPORE: Singapore may be the seventh-costliest place to catch a Grand Prix race according to travel site TripAdvisor, but demand for hotel rooms in the Marina Bay area has been revving up. Some hotels near the track side and even those on the frin...

"No concern" on investments, says City Harvest Church's finance manager

"No concern" on investments, says City Harvest Church's finance manager
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church's finance manager, Sharon Tan, took the stand on Friday (Sep 12) for the first time since the trial began. She is one of six church leaders accused of misusing more than S$50 million of funds.Tan joined the accounts dep...

One-stop cardiovascular care at new National Heart Centre Singapore

One-stop cardiovascular care at new National Heart Centre Singapore
SINGAPORE: Patients can expect one-stop, comprehensive cardiovascular care at the new 12-storey National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) building. Services for its cardiovascular lab and pre-admission test facilities are now housed in one building unli...

Tigerair reports rise in August passengers, load factor

Tigerair reports rise in August passengers, load factor
SINGAPORE: Tigerair Singapore on Friday (Sep 12) said that it carried more passengers and filled a higher proportion of its seats last month - a sign that business is improving at the loss-making budget carrier.Tigerair, whose biggest shareholder is ...

Two more banks appointed to manage Child Development Accounts

Two more banks appointed to manage Child Development Accounts
SINGAPORE: DBS Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB) have been appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) as managing agents (MAs) of the Child Development Accounts (CDA) under the Baby Bonus Scheme.In a media release on Friday (S...

NUS launches Centre for Banking and Finance Law

NUS launches Centre for Banking and Finance Law
SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore on Friday (Sep 12) formally launched its Centre for Banking and Finance Law to help enhance the city-state's status as an international financial centre.Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, who...

88 drug offenders arrested in islandwide operation

88 drug offenders arrested in islandwide operation
SINGAPORE: A total of 88 suspected drug offenders were arrested in an islandwide operation from Sep 10 to 12, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) announced on Friday (Sep 12).The operation, which was supported by the Singapore Police Force, saw about ...

Singapore to increase toll charges from Oct to match Malaysia's hike

Singapore to increase toll charges from Oct to match Malaysia's hike
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority in Singapore announced Friday (Sep 12) that it will increase toll charges for all vehicles, except motorcycles, leaving Singapore through the Causeway from Oct 1. There will also be a new toll charge introduced...

Asian Games: Injuries hit Singapore paddlers

Asian Games: Injuries hit Singapore paddlers
SINGAPORE: New Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) President Ellen Lee is confronted with her first major test - injuries to key players in the Singapore team ahead of the 2014 Asian Games.Zhan Jian will miss the 2014 Asian Games, which starts ...

Nicole Kidman's father reportedly dies in Singapore

Nicole Kidman's father reportedly dies in Singapore
Dr Antony Kidman died following an accident in Singapore, according to media reports on Friday (Sep 12).

Nicole Kidman's father dies in Singapore

Nicole Kidman's father dies in Singapore
SINGAPORE: The father of Australian actress Nicole Kidman has died in Singapore. He apparently collapsed at Tanglin Club on Friday (Sep 12) morning. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they received a call for help at 8:10am, from the club along S...

Not sure what problem Apple Pay is trying to solve: PayPal exec

Not sure what problem Apple Pay is trying to solve: PayPal exec
SINGAPORE: It is not clear what problem Apple Pay, and other mobile payment offerings based on near-field communication (NFC), is trying to solve. But if it is to make payments slightly faster, PayPal's Senior Global Director John Lunn thinks that ha...

M1 releases iPhone 6 prices, opens pre-order page

M1 releases iPhone 6 prices, opens pre-order page
SINGAPORE: M1 on Friday (Sep 12) released its prices for Apple's latest smartphones, as well as allowed customers to pre-order the devices without having to register their interest first.According to the local telco's website, the 16GB iPhone 6 will ...

Singapore retains top spot in Asia for Intellectual Property protection

Singapore retains top spot in Asia for Intellectual Property protection
SINGAPORE: The Republic has retained its ranking as the first in Asia and second in the world for Intellectual Property (IP) protection, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015. This is the fourth consecutive y...

One-stop centre to help Singaporean bus drivers improve skills, careers

One-stop centre to help Singaporean bus drivers improve skills, careers
SINGAPORE: At least 3,000 Singaporean bus drivers could get to improve their driving skills and, in doing so, advance their careers with the opening of the first Bus Career Development Centre in Singapore.The centre is one of the initiatives to profe...

Singapore sets up regional disaster relief centre

Singapore sets up regional disaster relief centre
SINGAPORE: Singapore on Friday (Sep 12) announced it has established the Changi Regional Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Coordination Centre (RHCC) aimed at strengthening disaster relief coordination within the region with partner militaries."Today,...

Guangzhou Knowledge City a good model for Singapore-China projects: PM Lee

Guangzhou Knowledge City a good model for Singapore-China projects: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: The private sector-led, Government-backed Guangzhou Knowledge City (GKC) is a good model for future Singapore-China projects, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (Sep 12).Mr Lee is in China for an eight-day trip and it was his fi...

Shortlisted titles for Singapore Literature Prize announced

Shortlisted titles for Singapore Literature Prize announced
SINGAPORE: Judges for the Singapore Literature Prize 2014 has announced the shortlisted titles for nine of the competition’s 12 categories.English Fiction: The Inlet by Ms Claire Tham; Love, or Something Like Love by Mr O Thiam Chin; As the Heart Bon...

Singapore the seventh-costliest place to catch F1 Grand Prix: Travel site

Singapore the seventh-costliest place to catch F1 Grand Prix: Travel site
SINGAPORE: In view of the 2014 Formula One (F1) Singapore Grand Prix taking place from next Friday (Sep 19), TripAdvisor on Friday revealed that Singapore was the seventh-costliest place to catch a Grand Prix race.The average cost of the cheapest rac...

Sixth dog run to be launched on Sunday

Sixth dog run to be launched on Sunday
SINGAPORE: Dog lovers living in the north will now have their own dog run, to be launched on Sunday (Sep 14) at Sembawang Park.This will be the sixth dog run in Singapore, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan wrote in a blogpost on Friday.“Som...

GIC, others invest S$885m in XPO Logistics

GIC, others invest S$885m in XPO Logistics
SINGAPORE: The Republic’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and two other investors will invest US$700 million (S$885.57 million) in US-listed XPO Logistics to help the transport company grow at a faster pace.XPO Logistics facilitates more than 31,000 delive...

Singapore ranked 8th in creative productivity in Asia

Singapore ranked 8th in creative productivity in Asia
SINGAPORE: The Republic has been ranked 8th out of 22 Asian economies on a new Creative Productivity Index developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).The index, launched on Friday (Sep 12), measures the innova...

Price war breaks out among telcos

Price war breaks out among telcos
M1 on Thursday launched a S$49-per-month 1Gbps fibre broadband plan to compete with start-up MyRepublic.

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SingTel re-organises leadership structure

SingTel re-organises leadership structure
SINGAPORE: Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) on Friday (Sep 12) announced changes to its organisation structure and leadership team to “enhance its focus in consumer business”.SingTel Group CEO Chua Sock Koong said: “We are strengthening our mar...

Companies find developing Millennials as leaders challenging: Survey

Companies find developing Millennials as leaders challenging: Survey
SINGAPORE: Leadership development is the most pressing issue facing organisations globally and in Southeast Asia, according to a Deloitte report released on Thursday (Sep 11). The report showed that 76 per cent of Southeast Asian respondents recognis...

Indie cafes strive to focus on their brew amid competition

Indie cafes strive to focus on their brew amid competition
SINGAPORE: It is the land of kopitiams and has its fair share of international coffee chains, but Singapore is experiencing a new caffeine high - there are an estimated 300 cafes in the country, according to cafe blog cafehopping.sg.The number of caf...

PM Lee kicks off China visit in Guangzhou

PM Lee kicks off China visit in Guangzhou
GUANGZHOU: Guangdong's top leader Hu Chunhua has lauded the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City as a key project in the province's economic transformation, calling it a "role model" for Guangdong's move towards high-end industries. The Guangzhou ...

More social enterprises in Singapore aim for profit and purpose

More social enterprises in Singapore aim for profit and purpose
SINGAPORE: For Ms Cassie Lim, the idea of starting a social enterprise took shape during a literal shake-up in her life - it happened during the 2011 earthquake in Tohoku, Japan, when she found herself trapped in a building. "So what if I was well-tr...

'Extension of stay' policy to help HDB flat sellers

'Extension of stay' policy to help HDB flat sellers
SINGAPORE: In the past month, 176 flat sellers have requested for a temporary extension of stay in their flats, an arrangement which allows them to stay in their former homes for up to three months.The Housing and Development Board (HDB) introduced t...

CGW Construction fined record S$150,000 for fatal worksite accident

CGW Construction fined record S$150,000 for fatal worksite accident
SINGAPORE: CGW Construction has been fined S$150,000 on Thursday (Sep 11) in connection with a fatal accident at a Beach Road worksite. A news release by the Ministry of Manpower says the fine is the highest imposed on an employer for failing to ensu...

Weakness in euro could hit Singapore exports: Analysts

Weakness in euro could hit Singapore exports: Analysts
SINGAPORE: To spur growth and inflation in the eurozone, the European Central Bank (ECB) has taken measures to weaken the euro. These include interest rate cuts and bond-buying programmes. Since hitting a high of S$1.76 against the Singapore dollar i...

Extended MRT and bus services during F1 weekend

Extended MRT and bus services during F1 weekend
SINGAPORE: In view of the Singapore Grand Prix taking place next weekend, SMRT trains (North-South, East- West and Circle Lines) and selected bus services will be extended from Sep 19 to 21. More train trips will also be added in anticipation of high...

Singapore can be a catalyst to help develop Madhya Pradesh: ESM Goh

Singapore can be a catalyst to help develop Madhya Pradesh: ESM Goh
BHOPAL, India: Singapore can be a catalyst to help develop the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. He met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the capital city Bhopal on Thursday (Sep 11), said he ...

Asia outlook positive, but restructuring could be a drag on Singapore: Goldman Sachs

Asia outlook positive, but restructuring could be a drag on Singapore: Goldman Sachs
SINGAPORE: The overall outlook for Asian markets is positive, but internal restructuring constraints could weigh on Singapore's economy - according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management.The asset manager said Southeast Asian economies are getting a lift ...

SP Services files police report about emails offering utilities refunds

SP Services files police report about emails offering utilities refunds
SINGAPORE: SP Services has filed a police report about emails that claim to provide recipients with refunds on their utilities bills, it said in an advisory released on Thursday (Sep 11). However, the company behind these emails says the refunds are ...

Bigger new iPhones inspire other brands to riff on whether size matters

Bigger new iPhones inspire other brands to riff on whether size matters
SINGAPORE: Just a day after technology giant Apple launched its latest products, some brands have taken to social media with their own take on the new iPhones.Prior to the launch of iPhone 6, furniture retailer IKEA had released a video that mimicked...

Renowned conductor Zubin Mehta to lead Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at MBS

Renowned conductor Zubin Mehta to lead Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at MBS
SINGAPORE: World-renowned conductor Zubin Mehta will conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on Nov 11 as part of the lead up of events culminating in Singapore's 50th birthday.The concert in November will be held at the MasterCard Theatres at Mari...

CHC trial: Kong Hee could not in "good conscience" commit to "unreasonable budget"

CHC trial: Kong Hee could not in "good conscience" commit to "unreasonable budget"
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee on Thursday (Sep 11) said he could not in "good conscience" agree on negotiations with producers over the production of one of Sun Ho's music albums, during re-examination by his lawyer Mr Edwin Tong.Ko...

PDPC issues guidelines for education, social service and healthcare sectors

PDPC issues guidelines for education, social service and healthcare sectors
SINGAPORE: The Personal Data Protection Commission has issued advisory guidelines for the education, healthcare and social service sectors. The guidelines take effect on Thursday (Sep 11). These advisory guidelines were developed together with the Mi...

StarHub to end iPhone 6 registration of interest today

StarHub to end iPhone 6 registration of interest today
SINGAPORE: StarHub on Thursday (Sep 11) announced it will close the pre-registration of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at 6pm today.The telco said customer have until this evening to indicate their interest on its website to purchase Apple's latest smart...

Tennis: Peng Shuai, Hsieh Su-Wei to defend WTA Finals doubles title

Tennis: Peng Shuai, Hsieh Su-Wei to defend WTA Finals doubles title
SINGAPORE: Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei have qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, and will get the chance to defend their doubles title next month.The Woman's Tennis Association reported on its website on Wednesday (Sep 10) that the Chi...

FairPrice Walk for Rice to reach out to 7,000 needy families this year

FairPrice Walk for Rice to reach out to 7,000 needy families this year
SINGAPORE: NTUC FairPrice on Thursday (Sep 11) announced its partnership with South East Community Development Council (SECDC) for the annual FairPrice Walk for Rice campaign, which takes place from Sep 11 to Nov 18. The campaign aims to donate up to...

NUS Business School students clinch top honours in UOB-NUS Case Competion

NUS Business School students clinch top honours in UOB-NUS Case Competion
SINGAPORE: Students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School emerged champions in both international and national categories of this year's United Overseas Bank-National University of Singapore (UOB-NUS) Case Competition, NUS a...

HDB announces new 'smart town' framework

HDB announces new 'smart town' framework
SINGAPORE: A "Smart HDB Town Framework", which maps out how the Housing and Development Board (HDB) aims to introduce the "smart" element in HDB towns and estates, was announced on Thursday (Sep 11).In a press release, HDB CEO Dr Cheong Koon Hean sai...

Queen tribute show to take place at Marina Bay Sands

Queen tribute show to take place at Marina Bay Sands
SINGAPORE: Is this the real life or is this just fantasy? Queen and Freddie Mercury are back in town, or at least the tribute show celebrating the band's 1986 World Tour Concert.Base Entertainment, which is bringing the Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic sho...

Youth in Singapore pessimistic about financial future, survey finds

Youth in Singapore pessimistic about financial future, survey finds
SINGAPORE: Nine out of 10 youth in Singapore do not feel financially ready for their future, and eight out of 10 do not feel confident about their current financial situation, a recent survey by Nielsen has found.The survey, which was commissioned by...

China's growing financial sector will benefit Singapore: PM Lee

China's growing financial sector will benefit Singapore: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Singapore sees the growth and opening up of China's financial industry as an opportunity, not a threat, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in an interview with Guangzhou newspaper Nanfang Daily ahead of his visit to the city. Mr Lee was a...

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Attempted S$200 bribe of police officers lands man in trouble

Attempted S$200 bribe of police officers lands man in trouble
SINGAPORE: A 29-year-old man was arrested for attempting to bribe two police officers who had detained him for having contraband cigarettes.Around 11:20pm on Tuesday (Sep 9), the Ang Mo Kio Police Division's Sergeant Lim Kok Beng and Special Constabl...

Singapore and Russia look to enhance business cooperation

Singapore and Russia look to enhance business cooperation
SINGAPORE: Singapore and Russia have agreed to explore further cooperation in several areas, such as airport management, industrial park and city planning, information and communications technology, education, and healthcare. They also agreed on coll...

Car crashes into coffee shop in Geylang, injuring one

Car crashes into coffee shop in Geylang, injuring one
SINGAPORE: One man was left injured after a car ended up in a coffee shop on Wednesday evening (Sep 10).Police were alerted to the incident at 7.08pm. They said the accident, along Geylang Road, involved one car. Channel NewsAsia understands that the...

Netball: Singapore trounce Hong Kong 63-28

Netball: Singapore trounce Hong Kong 63-28
SINGAPORE: Hong Kong could not manage more than a spirited defence on Wednesday evening (Sep 10), when they faced defending champions and top seed Singapore in the Mission Foods Asian Netball Championships at the Singapore Sports Hub's OCBC Arena.Whi...

Suntec City to offer free parking to draw shoppers during F1 weekend

Suntec City to offer free parking to draw shoppers during F1 weekend
SINGAPORE: While droves of visitors descend on Singapore for its signature Formula One night race, the Marina Bay area around the race circuit has repeatedly seen poor sales during the F1 weekend due to road closures. This year, the closures will be ...

CHC trial: No intention of hiding information from auditors, Kong says

CHC trial: No intention of hiding information from auditors, Kong says
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church had disclosed all information about its transactions to auditors, church founder Kong Hee maintained in court on Wednesday (Sep 10), during re-examination by his lawyer Edwin Tong.Kong is one of six church leaders accus...

Award-winning tech firms look to expand their businesses

Award-winning tech firms look to expand their businesses
SINGAPORE: Singapore tech firms with award-winning technology are keen to move one step further - beyond just providing solutions. For example, biotech firm ACM Biolabs and solar developer Sunseap Leasing said they want to build on current momentum t...

Banks play key role in environmental protection: WWF

Banks play key role in environmental protection: WWF
SINGAPORE: The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) believes that banks can play an important role in the global push towards environmental protection. It said that financial institutions and investors hold the key to ensuring that fund flows are redirec...

NTUC FairPrice, NUH team up to encourage healthy grocery shopping

NTUC FairPrice, NUH team up to encourage healthy grocery shopping
SINGAPORE: Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice has collaborated with the National University Hospital (NUH) to encourage the selection of healthier food alternatives.Patients can now go to the NUH Medical Centre for their appointments and then get a "He...

NParks to send rangers for self-defence courses

NParks to send rangers for self-defence courses
SINGAPORE: The National Parks Board (NParks) is getting its rangers or enforcement officers to go for self-defence courses, in the wake of rising assault cases by members of public. The authority has put out a tender on the Government's procurement p...

Malaysia considers interim bus, rail services to ease Causeway congestion

Malaysia considers interim bus, rail services to ease Causeway congestion
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian authorities are exploring ways to mitigate the impact of recent toll hikes and heavy traffic at the Causeway. This includes the possibility of introducing cross-border train services. This comes as Malaysia and Singapore m...

Jurong Shipyard to acquire assets of SSP Offshore

Jurong Shipyard to acquire assets of SSP Offshore
SINGAPORE: Jurong Shipyard, a unit of Sembcorp Marine, plans to acquire the assets of US-based firm SSP Offshore for S$21 million.SSP Offshore is a Houston-based company that specialises in the design, engineering and delivery of innovative floating ...

Pioneers honoured for contributions to Singapore's development

Pioneers honoured for contributions to Singapore's development
SINGAPORE: More than 550 pioneers gathered on Wednesday (Sep 10) for a tribute lunch, where they were honoured for their contributions to Singapore's development. It was hosted by Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and he...

HDB to enhance upgrading programmes

HDB to enhance upgrading programmes
SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has announced enhancements to its upgrading programmes to allow more households to benefit as well as improve the living environment of HDB towns. This includes selecting another 100,000 flats for th...

Sembcorp Marine to invest S$222m in steel facility

Sembcorp Marine to invest S$222m in steel facility
SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Marine, the world's second largest builder of offshore oil rigs, will invest around S$222 million in a multi-functional steel fabrication facility that it says will significantly enhance automation and productivity at its offshore...

Tennis: Sharapova qualifies for WTA Finals Singapore

Tennis: Sharapova qualifies for WTA Finals Singapore
SINGAPORE: Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova has qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Finals in Singapore.The Russian is the second player to qualify for the tournament after longtime rival and current wo...

72,000 benefited from ComCare assistance in 2013: MSF

72,000 benefited from ComCare assistance in 2013: MSF
SINGAPORE: About 72,000 needy Singaporeans and their families tapped on more than S$102 million in ComCare assistance in Financial Year (FY) 2013, with more funds disbursed to those who required short- to medium-term assistance, according to the late...

ESM Goh meets Indian PM Modi in New Delhi

ESM Goh meets Indian PM Modi in New Delhi
SINGAPORE: Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has met India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence on Wednesday (Sep 10). Mr Goh is in India for a five-day official visit.Mr Goh last met Mr Modi when the Indian Prime Minister was then th...

New NLB search engine allows access to wider range of content

New NLB search engine allows access to wider range of content
SINGAPORE: The National Library Board (NLB) has launched a new search engine that enables users to extend their search beyond the library’s catalogue. They can now access a wider range of materials, including digitised newspapers, literary works, man...

PM Lee to visit China and Hong Kong

PM Lee to visit China and Hong Kong
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will visit Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hong Kong on an eight-day visit to China from Sep 11 to 18.Mr Lee will meet several Chinese leaders, including Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli in Nanning on the sidelines of the 11...

'Architectural ingenuities' like Jurong Rock Caverns pose new fire safety challenge: Masagos

'Architectural ingenuities' like Jurong Rock Caverns pose new fire safety challenge: Masagos
SINGAPORE: "Architectural ingenuities" such as the Jurong Rock Caverns pose new fire safety challenges, said Senior Minister of State for Home Affiars and Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli on Wednesday (Sep 10).Speaking at the opening ceremony of the ...

SMRT rolls out new short trip bus service in Choa Chu Kang

SMRT rolls out new short trip bus service in Choa Chu Kang
SINGAPORE: To reduce waiting times for commuters in Choa Chu Kang, SMRT on Wednesday (Sep 10) rolled out a new short trip bus service 302A, which will supplement the existing feeder bus service 302.According to SMRT, the new bus service will operate ...

SBS Transit extends train services during F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2014

SBS Transit extends train services during F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2014
SINGAPORE: With the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix taking place from next Friday (Sep 19), SBS Transit announced it would extend the operating hours of its train services, and implement four temporary midnight bus services to serve residents in the...

National eldercare helpline launched for senior citizens, caregivers

National eldercare helpline launched for senior citizens, caregivers
SINGAPORE: Senior citizens and their caregivers can now turn to a one-stop national eldercare helpline, called Singapore Silver Line, to find out more about care services, and the status of their applications to schemes and financial assistance.In a ...

Tan Pin Pin's film To Singapore, With Love not to be shown in public

Tan Pin Pin's film To Singapore, With Love not to be shown in public
SINGAPORE: The Media Development Authority of Singapore on Wednesday (Sep 10) decided that local film director Tan Pin Pin's work To Singapore, With Love will be classified as "Not Allowed for All Ratings".In its statement on Wednesday (Sep 10), MDA ...

ACRES launches appeal, reward for information related to rare marmoset found

ACRES launches appeal, reward for information related to rare marmoset found
SINGAPORE:  The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) has launched an urgent appeal for information regarding a black female black tufted marmoset which they found lying on a grass patch at Block 47 Marine Crescent last Friday (Sep 5...

Workplace injuries, fatalities rose in first six months of 2014

Workplace injuries, fatalities rose in first six months of 2014
SINGAPORE: There were more injuries and fatalities in the first half of the year compared to the same time last year, according to statistics from the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH).In a media release on Wednesday (Sep 10), the WSH said there were...

Advisory body appointed to look into possible CPF enhancements

Advisory body appointed to look into possible CPF enhancements
SINGAPORE: The Central Provident Fund (CPF) Advisory Panel to study possible enhancements to the CPF system has been formed, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced in a press release on Wednesday (Sep 10).The panel will convene from mid-September a...

Pearls Centre death: Two more arrested in Malaysia

Pearls Centre death: Two more arrested in Malaysia
SINGAPORE: Two more suspects were arrested in relation to the murder of 47-year-old S Krisnan Value at Pearls Centre last Sunday (Sep 7).In a news release on Wednesday, the Singapore Police Force said the suspects, aged between 20 and 22, were arrest...

Singapore economy to expand 3.3% in 2014: MAS survey

Singapore economy to expand 3.3% in 2014: MAS survey
SINGAPORE: Private sector economists are less upbeat about the growth outlook for the Singapore economy this year. According to a quarterly survey of economists released by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday (Sep 10), they have mo...

Chef Gordon Ramsay to open restaurant at Marina Bay Sands

Chef Gordon Ramsay to open restaurant at Marina Bay Sands
SINGAPORE: Food aficionados in Singapore will have one more destination on their to-visit list in 2015, after renowned British chef Gordon Ramsay announced Wednesday (Sep 10) he will be opening its Bread Street Kitchen at Marina Bay Sands (MBS).Ramsa...

5-year programme to get more children interested in tennis launched

5-year programme to get more children interested in tennis launched
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tennis Association (STA) and SC Global Developments on Wednesday (Sep 10) introduced a five-year community programme, called "Tennis for Every Child", to widen interest and participation in tennis among local school children....

82% of parents will consider sending children overseas for university studies: Survey

82% of parents will consider sending children overseas for university studies: Survey
SINGAPORE: Four in five (82 per cent) Singaporean parents will consider sending children overseas for their university studies, revealed an HSBC survey Wednesday (Sep 10). They cited independence, international work experience and confidence as key b...

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