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Singapore sailors performing well at YOG 2014

Singapore sailors performing well at YOG 2014
SINGAPORE: The Republic’s sailors performed well at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing on Wednesday (Aug 20).Bernie Chin leads the men's Byte CII competition after finishing in the top 5 in his three races. The 15-year-old, who started the day in 13t...

Singapore Night Festival returns this Friday

Singapore Night Festival returns this Friday
SINGAPORE: The seventh edition of the Singapore Night Festival kicks off this Friday (Aug 22) and the organisers have promised it will be "louder and wilder" this year.The theme for this year’s annual light extravaganza is "Bold and Beautiful".Urban ...

Pulau Ubin micro-grid to be platform for energy-related technologies

Pulau Ubin micro-grid to be platform for energy-related technologies
SINGAPORE: The development of energy-related technologies is the focus for the next phase of the Pulau Ubin Micro-grid Test-bed. The Energy Market Authority (EMA) announced on Wednesday (Aug 20) the launch of a Request for Proposals (RFP), calling on...

Acute care hospitals to have patient discharge lounges

Acute care hospitals to have patient discharge lounges
SINGAPORE: The Health Ministry (MOH) on Wednesday (Aug 20) announced that all acute care hospitals in Singapore will soon have patient discharge lounges. The move will free up hospital beds by moving patients for discharge to a separate location. MOH...

Energy-intensive firms could see returns from sustainability efforts in under 3 years: NEA

Energy-intensive firms could see returns from sustainability efforts in under 3 years: NEA
SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) says some heavy users of energy may not have to wait long to see the returns from their efforts to save energy.This follows the agency's initial assessment of energy reports submitted by 167 companies,...

Prices of Sentosa Cove homes hit by property-cooling measures

Prices of Sentosa Cove homes hit by property-cooling measures
SINGAPORE: The number of transactions involving non-landed homes in Sentosa has fallen considerably over the last three years. According to caveats lodged, property analysts say only 10 units were sold in the first seven months of this year.A 3,046 s...

Fire in Boon Keng Rd flat

Fire in Boon Keng Rd flat
SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at a flat on the 14th floor of Block 3B Upper Boon Keng Road at about 6.20 pm on Wednesday (Aug 20).The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said a fire engine, two Red Rhinos, three ambulances and three support vehicles w...

Sex Cells: A musical aims to educate children about the science of reproduction

Sex Cells: A musical aims to educate children about the science of reproduction
SINGAPORE: A science musical that hopes to make a taboo subject more accessible opens on Thursday (Aug 21) at the Science Centre. Sex Cells - a tongue-in-cheek dramatization of reproduction at a cellular level - is not your conventional love story, b...

PM Lee commends rower Saiyidah Aisyah for determination, pioneering spirit

PM Lee commends rower Saiyidah Aisyah for determination, pioneering spirit
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid tribute to national rower Saiyidah Aisyah Mohammed Ra'fee, who won the Inspiring Young Achiever Award 2014 on Tuesday night.Mr Lee said in his speech at the Berita Harian awards ceremony on Tuesday: "Whe...

Tattoo removal programe helps ex-drug offenders reintegrate into society

Tattoo removal programe helps ex-drug offenders reintegrate into society
SINGAPORE: A charity walk this Saturday (Aug 23) aims to raise S$50,000 for a tattoo removal programme for former drug offenders. The event, to be held at Gardens by the Bay, is a joint effort by the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) and Na...

Luxury pens have become a 'write of passage' for collectors

Luxury pens have become a 'write of passage' for collectors
SINGAPORE: In today's digital age, it is common to communicate electronically via email, WhatsApp and social media platforms. However, there is a growing number of rather contrarian collectors who have set their sights on acquiring luxury writing ins...

6 in 10 polled think film and arts content regulation is appropriate: REACH study

6 in 10 polled think film and arts content regulation is appropriate: REACH study
SINGAPORE: Six out of 10 people feel that current film and arts content regulation is appropriate, according to a study conducted by Government feedback unit REACH.Released on Wednesday (Aug 20), the study polled 1,500 Singapore residents aged 15 and...

COE prices end mostly higher in latest bidding exercise

COE prices end mostly higher in latest bidding exercise
SINGAPORE: Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices in the latest bidding exercise closed mostly higher, with increases in four categories.COE prices for Category A cars, or those 1600cc and below with horsepower not exceeding 130bhp, rose S$1,110 to ...

Mystery surrounds naked teen's plunge from 7th floor flat

Mystery surrounds naked teen's plunge from 7th floor flat
An 18-year-old girl was found naked, lying face-down at the foot of an HDB block in Bukit Panjang.

4,500 needy students to benefit from S$750,000 education grant

4,500 needy students to benefit from S$750,000 education grant
SINGAPORE: Next year, 14-year-old Shawn Rajoo will receive the opportunity of a lifetime through the DSO National Laboratories (DSO)–South West CDC Education Grant. He will represent Crest Secondary School in the World Scouts Jamboree in Japan - a ra...

Shorter travel time on North-South Line by November: SMRT

Shorter travel time on North-South Line by November: SMRT
SINGAPORE: Commuters can expect a shorter travelling time on the North-South Line from October or November this year, as speed restrictions due to the sleeper replacement works are gradually lifted, said SMRT.Mr Lee Ling Wee, Managing Director of SMR...

‘Fast-track’ private degrees gaining popularity in S'pore

‘Fast-track’ private degrees gaining popularity in S'pore
A growing group of young Singaporeans are opting to study at private institutions here instead of public universities, so that they can get their degrees faster.

SMEs can now tap on enhanced iSPRINT scheme

SMEs can now tap on enhanced iSPRINT scheme
SINGAPORE: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will get another leg up in their efforts to transform their businesses using IT, after the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) announced its enhancements to the Increase SME Productivity with Infocomm A...

CHC trial: Kong 'evasive' so as not to implicate himself, prosecution charges

CHC trial: Kong 'evasive' so as not to implicate himself, prosecution charges
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee was being evasive so as not to implicate himself in the bond transactions, the prosecution charged, as it resumed its cross-examination of Kong on Wednesday (Aug 20).Kong has maintained he was only invo...

Singapore’s wholesale trade down 6.1% on-year in Q2

Singapore’s wholesale trade down 6.1% on-year in Q2
SINGAPORE: The Republic's domestic wholesale trade declined 6.1 per cent from a year ago in the second quarter, dragged down by weak sales of metals, timber and construction materials, the Department of Statistics said on Wednesday (Aug 20).Excluding...

Present for Singapore's 50th birthday: A film by 7 local directors

Present for Singapore's 50th birthday: A film by 7 local directors
SINGAPORE: Seven local film-makers are collaborating on a movie dedicated to Singapore and its turning 50 next year, which will showcase the country's past, present and what it aspires to be.The directors - Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, Kelvin Tong, Tan Pin P...

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‘Tattoo regret’ an emerging trend

‘Tattoo regret’ an emerging trend
SINGAPORE: Beautiful body art or marks of the menacing and the deviant? Those with a taste for tattoos have said there is more to ink than meets the eye. While tattoo styles come and go, they never fail to attract attention and opinions.Mr Whopper Ta...

Singapore's pioneering 'Accidental Diplomat' launches his memoirs

Singapore's pioneering 'Accidental Diplomat' launches his memoirs
SINGAPORE: The memoirs of Professor Maurice Baker, one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats, was 15 years in the making, and bears the title The Accidental Diplomat because the author says most of the significant events in his life were never planned.The...

Football: LionsXII lose 2-1 to Pahang in Malaysia Cup

Football: LionsXII lose 2-1 to Pahang in Malaysia Cup
SINGAPORE: After a goalless draw with Felda United last week, the LionsXII were hoping for a better result against Pahang at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday evening (Aug 19). The Singapore side was missing Baihakki Khaizan and Khairul Amri due to ...

Singapore to take a leaf from Europe in use of prefab timber structures

Singapore to take a leaf from Europe in use of prefab timber structures
LONDON: Projects on two to four Government Land Sale sites every year will be picked to showcase new construction technologies, as Singapore gradually ramps up productivity in the sector. These technologies will include Cross Laminated Timber, or pre...

ITE may introduce e-learning to CET students

ITE may introduce e-learning to CET students
SINGAPORE: A study by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has shown that three in 10 of its students end up in jobs that are unrelated to what they studied. This could be because some companies do not offer the students attractive salaries or ...

First a fishball stick, now a fallen tree branch

First a fishball stick, now a fallen tree branch
SINGAPORE: Having a call centre dedicated to receiving public feedback on municipal issues could help different agencies respond more quickly - this is an idea one member of the public hopes will be incorporated in the recently announced Municipal Se...

Singapore to bring in Irish sheep for korban

Singapore to bring in Irish sheep for korban
SINGAPORE: Good news for Singapore's Muslims - there will be 3,500 sheep available for the annual korban ritual for Hari Raya Haji on Oct 5.This is an increase of 40 per cent from the 2,500 brought in last year. The increment is due to the overwhelmi...

Property prices in Jurong unlikely to rise significantly: Propnex

Property prices in Jurong unlikely to rise significantly: Propnex
SINGAPORE: With cooling measures still in place, home prices in Jurong are unlikely to increase significantly, a property watcher said. This is despite the redevelopment plans for the area, which were announced at Sunday's (Aug 17) National Day Rally...

Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee

Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: The current turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa has had an impact on Singapore and its neighbours. And as a result of this, the work of Singapore's Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) continues to be important in helping to mainta...

West Bengal Chief Minister meets PM Lee

West Bengal Chief Minister meets PM Lee
SINGAPORE: The Chief Minister of West Bengal in India, Mdm Mamata Banerjee, is in Singapore for a five-day official visit.Mdm Banerjee, who arrived the day before, met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Tuesday (Aug 19).This is her first...

122 students receive Special Awards for achievements in various areas

122 students receive Special Awards for achievements in various areas
SINGAPORE: One hundred and twenty-two students were recognised for their achievements in both academic and non-academic areas on Tuesday (Aug 19).Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah, who presented the awards from nine catego...

Singapore Web users ‘targeted more heavily’ by cybercriminals: Trend Micro

Singapore Web users ‘targeted more heavily’ by cybercriminals: Trend Micro
SINGAPORE: There was an increase in the number of Internet users in Singapore clicking on malicious Web links, or URLs, between April and June this year, and this suggests that users in Singapore are “being targeted more heavily than before”, accordi...

Singapore and India agree to enhanced defence partnership

Singapore and India agree to enhanced defence partnership
NEW DELHI: Singapore and India will step up defence ties through an enhanced partnership that will deepen the relationship and allow both sides to explore new areas of cooperation.Speaking in an interview with the media during his official visit to I...

Are 5-cent coins still needed?

Are 5-cent coins still needed?
SINGAPORE: Under the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Currency Act, merchants have to accept payments of five-cent coins up to a value of S$2. However, for merchants who see five-cent coins as a hassle, they are allowed to refuse accepting them,...

SingTel LTE-Advanced network coverage crosses 50%

SingTel LTE-Advanced network coverage crosses 50%
SINGAPORE: SingTel on Tuesday (Aug 19) said its street-level coverage for its 4G LTE-Advanced network now extends to more than 55 per cent of the island.In a joint statement with Ericsson, the mobile network equipment provider engaged for the deploym...

11.2% rise in MasterCard spending during Great Singapore Sale

11.2% rise in MasterCard spending during Great Singapore Sale
SINGAPORE: Despite reports that the recent Great Singapore Sale (GSS) was not that great for retailers, MasterCard says there was double-digit growth in GSS spending by its credit card holders this year. In a news release on Tuesday (Aug 19), it anno...

Broom It! Day: A time to clean, bond with the community

Broom It! Day: A time to clean, bond with the community
SINGAPORE: About 150 students and 20 Singapore Pools volunteers participated in a series of spring cleaning sessions at 18 HDB rental blocks on Tuesday (Aug 19), as part of the Housing and Development Board's (HDB) new Broom It! Day initiative.The in...

Aiming high: Singapore space industry gets boost with new satellite centre

Aiming high: Singapore space industry gets boost with new satellite centre
SINGAPORE: The developing local space industry marked a a milestone on Tuesday (Aug 19) with the opening of Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics' custom-built facility for the designing and manufacturing of satellite systems. The six-storey ST Ele...

LANXESS, Imperial Treasure among Singapore's fastest-growing firms

LANXESS, Imperial Treasure among Singapore's fastest-growing firms
SINGAPORE: The Singapore unit of German chemical giant LANXESS was the fastest growing firm in the city-state last year, with sales rising from just a few thousand dollars in 2010 to more than S$1.6 billion in 2013, according to DP Information Group....

Queen Street makeover: Wider walkways, public art and a play space

Queen Street makeover: Wider walkways, public art and a play space
SINGAPORE: Residents and visitors to the Bras Basah and Bugis (BBB) area can look forward to a more vibrant Queen Street - enhancement works there, which began in the first quarter of 2013, have been completed, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)...

City Harvest trial: Kong did not care about church, Chew says

City Harvest trial: Kong did not care about church, Chew says
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee did not love the church and its members, and was not that concerned about it suffering losses, charged its former investment manager Chew Eng Han. Chew made these accusations against Kong in a bid to sh...

Want to explore Marina Bay and its sights? Do it on two wheels

Want to explore Marina Bay and its sights? Do it on two wheels
SINGAPORE: The Lion City has joined cities such as Paris, Milan, Rome and Chicago in offering Segway tours of downtown areas. With the launch of the Marina Bay Segway tours by tour operator GoGreen on Tuesday (Aug 19), tourists can now take in the wa...

Arrests of immigration offenders down, smuggling cases up: ICA

Arrests of immigration offenders down, smuggling cases up: ICA
SINGAPORE: The number of immigration offenders arrested in the first half of this year fell 22 per cent compared with a year ago, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in its mid-year report released on Tuesday (Aug 19).The offenders a...

YOG 2014: Shooter Veloso wins Singapore's first medal at Games

YOG 2014: Shooter Veloso wins Singapore's first medal at Games
SINGAPORE: National shooter Martina Lindsay Veloso on Tuesday (Aug 19) fired her way to a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games 2014, earning Singapore's first medal in the process.The 14-year-old finished second with a score of 207.2, behind Switz...

14 bus services diverted for Mid-Autumn Festival ceremony

14 bus services diverted for Mid-Autumn Festival ceremony
SINGAPORE: Fourteen SBS Transit bus services will have their routes diverted this Sunday (Aug 24) due to the official light up ceremony of the Mid-Autumn festival in Chinatown.In a statement, SBS Transit on Tuesday (Aug 19) said bus services 2, 12, 3...

MOE unveils school terms, holidays for 2015

MOE unveils school terms, holidays for 2015
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Aug 19) released the school terms and holidays for 2015, with all primary and secondary schools to start their first term on Friday, Jan 2.In its statement, MOE gave the break down for the school...

Decline in prompt payments by local firms in Q2

Decline in prompt payments by local firms in Q2
SINGAPORE: Amid lacklustre economic growth, fewer companies in Singapore settled their payments on time in the second quarter, according to a study released on Tuesday (Aug 19).The study by D&B Singapore, which monitors more than 1.5 million transact...

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Firm behind delayed Ng Teng Fong hospital on track for its other projects

Firm behind delayed Ng Teng Fong hospital on track for its other projects
SINGAPORE: Several developments in Singapore by GS Engineering & Construction - the firm behind the Ng Teng Fong Hospital project - are on track for completion. It was announced on Sunday (Aug 17) that the hospital's opening will be delayed by about ...

Wanted: Companies with an eye for doers, not degrees

Wanted: Companies with an eye for doers, not degrees
SINGAPORE: Armed with a diploma, Mr Muhd Munir Ahmad could have gone on to pursue a degree at the new Singapore Institute of Technology university. But the Temasek Polytechnic graduate decided instead to join Rolls-Royce as a technician in 2011."I wa...

Disparity in how some employers reward grads and non-grads

Disparity in how some employers reward grads and non-grads
SINGAPORE: There is some disparity between how employers in the public and private sectors reward graduates and non-graduates. This is according to human resource (HR) experts Channel NewsAsia spoke with when asked about the call by Prime Minister Le...

The fishball stick-ing point and the new Municipal Services Office

The fishball stick-ing point and the new Municipal Services Office
SINGAPORE: A complaint by one of her residents led South West District Mayor Low Yen Ling to discover the difficulty of bridging certain inter-agency boundaries. The resident claimed that the walkway towards Bukit Gombak station was often dirty, addi...

Samantha Yom sails to second place at YOG

Samantha Yom sails to second place at YOG
SINGAPORE: Samantha Yom emerged the pick of Singapore's three young sailors at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.Competing in the women's Byte CII dinghy, 15-year-old Samantha came second and fifth in the event's first two races to be in second...

Idea that only graduates are well-paid needs to change: Shanmugam

Idea that only graduates are well-paid needs to change: Shanmugam
SINGAPORE: Whether Singaporeans make use of the Lease Buyback scheme or not will depend on their financial capabilities, said Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam.Speaking to reporters at the recording of MediaCorp's Tamil current affairs pr...

CPF scheme refinements could have positive spillovers on economy: Analysts

CPF scheme refinements could have positive spillovers on economy: Analysts
SINGAPORE: The Government's decision to give retirees the option to withdraw part of their CPF savings in a lump sum - one of the changes announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday night (Aug 17) - could have some...

Japanese man submits DNA to police in Thai surrogacy probe

Japanese man submits DNA to police in Thai surrogacy probe
BANGKOK: A Japanese man suspected of having fathered at least 12 babies through Thai surrogate mothers submitted DNA samples to the police on Monday (Aug 18).His Thai lawyer Kong Suriyamonthon has stated that the 24-year-old Japanese national wants t...

Scoot flight turned back because of 'medical emergency'

Scoot flight turned back because of 'medical emergency'
PERTH: A Scoot flight from Perth to Singapore had to be turned back because of a medical emergency on Monday evening (Aug 18). A spokesman for the budget carrier said a passenger was found unconscious on board flight TZ7.Two nurses who were on the pl...

Ng Teng Fong hospital delay will not impact new Sengkang hospital

Ng Teng Fong hospital delay will not impact new Sengkang hospital
SINGAPORE: The delayed opening of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Jurong will have minimal impact on preparations for the new Sengkang General and Community Hospitals, which is still on track to open in 2018.This is according to a spokesman from Sen...

App helps Sentosa beach bar serve customers better

App helps Sentosa beach bar serve customers better
SINGAPORE: Coastes at Sentosa serves about 500 customers in a week - 200 customers on a weekday and about 300 on a weekend. The Siloso Beach restaurant and bar only has about six service staff for each 10-hour shift, and said the Digital Menu app has...

Choa Chu Kang dengue clusters stabilise, but NEA flags other areas of concern

Choa Chu Kang dengue clusters stabilise, but NEA flags other areas of concern
SINGAPORE: There were 443 dengue cases reported last week, a drop from the 547 cases in the week that ended Aug 9. This is according to a news release from the National Environment Agency on Monday (Aug 18).There has also been a slowdown in the numbe...

City Harvest trial: Kong knew Sun Ho’s success was not real, Chew says

City Harvest trial: Kong knew Sun Ho’s success was not real, Chew says
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee had “shortchanged the faith of the church members” because he knew that his wife Sun Ho’s secular music success was not real, the church’s former investment manager Chew Eng Han said in court on Monday ...

Science Centre to still nurture 'spirit of inquiry, exploration and discovery': Heng

Science Centre to still nurture 'spirit of inquiry, exploration and discovery': Heng
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education and the Science Centre team are "eager to get to work" in re-imagining and developing the new Science Centre, which Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong dubbed the "jewel" of Jurong during his National Day Rally speech,...

First phase of Jurong Lake Gardens to be ready by 2017: Khaw

First phase of Jurong Lake Gardens to be ready by 2017: Khaw
SINGAPORE: Residents in the city-state, particularly in Jurong, can look forward to enjoying the 70-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens "as early as 2017", said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a blogpost on Monday (Aug 18).He wrote that herita...

On NEA's mobile app: Recycling locations, cleaning schedules for hawker centres

On NEA's mobile app: Recycling locations, cleaning schedules for hawker centres
SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency's (NEA) updated myENV mobile app will help people find recycling locations, explore new hawker centres to dine in and volunteer for campaigns such as Dengue Prevention.These are some of the new features adde...

ComfortDelGro experiments with 'third eye' for taxi drivers

ComfortDelGro experiments with 'third eye' for taxi drivers
SINGAPORE: ComfortDelGro, Singapore’s largest taxi operator, announced on Monday (Aug 18) that it is assessing a new in-vehicle smart camera that can alert cab drivers to potentially dangerous road situations.The 38° wide-angle smart camera, known as...

Government releases 2 residential sites for sale

Government releases 2 residential sites for sale
SINGAPORE: Two new residential sites have been released for sale, and these are expected to yield about 900 residential units when developed, according to both the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Housing and Development Board (HDB).The re...

Experts optimistic about take-up rate of buyback scheme

Experts optimistic about take-up rate of buyback scheme
The take-up rate for the Enhanced Lease Buyback Scheme has been low so far, but analysts said this could change.

OCBC announces S$3.3b rights issue to strengthen capital

OCBC announces S$3.3b rights issue to strengthen capital
SINGAPORE: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC), Singapore's second-biggest lender, plans to raise S$3.3 billion via a rights issue to strengthen its capital following its recent acquisition of Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank in a deal worth about US$4.95 ...

Singapore’s exports decline further in July

Singapore’s exports decline further in July
SINGAPORE: Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore contracted 3.3 per cent on-year in July, dragged down by a decrease in both electronic and non-electronic exports.The fall in NODX comes after a 4.6 per cent contraction in the previous month an...

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Overview: PM Lee's National Day Rally Speech

Overview: PM Lee's National Day Rally Speech
SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has highlighted the need for economic growth and a cultural change to help all Singaporeans achieve their potential. Speaking at the National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 17) evening, Mr Lee outlined ho...

Panel to implement work & study path on national scale

Panel to implement work & study path on national scale
SINGAPORE: To help Singaporeans succeed regardless of their paper qualifications, the Government is implementing a work and study path on a national scale. However, this requires a culture shift and involves multiple stakeholders, so a tripartite com...

Singapore must build on pioneers' legacy: PM Lee

Singapore must build on pioneers' legacy: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Singapore's pioneers have shown that Singaporeans can do anything if they set their minds to it. In his National Day Rally Speech on Sunday (Aug 17), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore must build on the pioneers' legacy.He said ...

New Silver Support Scheme for low-income elderly

New Silver Support Scheme for low-income elderly
SINGAPORE: Singapore's Central Provident Fund (CPF) and HDB schemes have helped the majority of the population save enough for their retirement, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 17). But these are not one-s...

Jurong Lake Gardens on the cards

Jurong Lake Gardens on the cards
SINGAPORE: A new Jurong Lake Gardens, a revamped Science Centre, and possibly the terminus for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail - major updates for Jurong announced at Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Au...

Delay in opening of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Delay in opening of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
SINGAPORE: SINGAPORE: The opening of the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital which was slated for December has been pushed back by about six months due to construction delays. This was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his National Day Ral...

New Municipal Services Office announced

New Municipal Services Office announced
SINGAPORE: There will be a new authority set up to coordinate the work of various Government agencies in order to better serve the public when it comes to municipal issues. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced this on Sunday (Aug 17) during his N...

Lease Buyback Scheme extended to 4-room flats

Lease Buyback Scheme extended to 4-room flats
SINGAPORE: "Last year, I was your real estate agent. This year, the real estate market is no good, I have upgraded myself, I have become a financial planner," quipped Prime Minister Lee as he spoke on retirement adequacy for Singaporeans in his Natio...

Cultural change needed in the way Singaporeans view success: PM Lee

Cultural change needed in the way Singaporeans view success: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called for a cultural change in the way Singaporeans view success and value each other. He emphasised that Singaporeans should look for ways to succeed regardless of their paper qualifications and that em...

Honour Pioneer Generation of Singapore: PM Lee

Honour Pioneer Generation of Singapore: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called on Singaporeans to celebrate the spirit of the pioneers who built this country, as the nation marks 50 years of Independence next year. Honouring Singapore's pioneers was a theme woven through all of M...

Singapore-Nanjing project gaining traction with investors

Singapore-Nanjing project gaining traction with investors
NANJING, CHINA: A joint Singapore-Nanjing development in the Chinese city, which combines residential, industrial and commercial functions, has been gaining traction with investors. The Singapore-Nanjing Eco High Tech Island project has sold about 15...

LIVE Blog: PM Lee's National Day Rally Speech in English

LIVE Blog: PM Lee's National Day Rally Speech in English
CLICK HERE TO READ UPDATES FROM THE MALAY AND CHINESE SPEECHES8.02pm: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong kicks off the English portion of his National Day Rally speech by paying tribute to the Pioneer Generation, in particular President Yusof Ishak. He r...

Government to refine CPF system: PM Lee on retirement adequacy

Government to refine CPF system: PM Lee on retirement adequacy
SINGAPORE: The Government will refine the country's national savings system, known as the Central Provident Fund. This is aimed at making it work better for Singaporeans. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced this in his Mandarin speech at the Nat...

Woodlands mosque, ISEAS to be renamed after Yusof Ishak

Woodlands mosque, ISEAS to be renamed after Yusof Ishak
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong kicked off this year's National Day Rally with his speech in Malay. In it, he paid tribute to Singapore's pioneer Malays - who he said, made a choice at independence, to cast their lot with Singapore, allowin...

YOG 2014: Torch exchange between Singapore and Nanjing

YOG 2014: Torch exchange between Singapore and Nanjing
SINGAPORE: On the second day of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) on Sunday (Aug 17), Singapore and Nanjing exchanged torches at the Nanjing Olympic Museum. The torch exchange ceremony was carried out by Mr Ng Ser Miang, IOC member and Singapore 2...

LIVE Blog: PM Lee's National Day Rally in Malay and Mandarin

LIVE Blog: PM Lee's National Day Rally in Malay and Mandarin
CLICK HERE TO READ UPDATES FROM THE ENGLISH SPEECH6.45pm: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong kicks off the Malay portion of his Rally speech by wishing the audience a Happy National Day and Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.6.50pm: Congregants of Masjid Kampo...

Fire breaks out at Sungei Kadut factory

Fire breaks out at Sungei Kadut factory
SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at Beng Huat Construction Furnishing Pte Ltd at Sungei Kadut on Sunday (Aug 17) at about 10am. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it arrived at the scene within six minutes.Two fire engines, four red rhinos and ...

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Singapore, India to explore more areas of collaboration

Singapore, India to explore more areas of collaboration
SINGAPORE: Singapore and India are looking to explore further areas of collaborations. During a meeting in Singapore on Saturday (Aug 16), Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam and India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj directed their officia...

Thousands participate in anti-racism event

Thousands participate in anti-racism event
SINGAPORE: Over 5,000 participants took part in what's called a "Race Against Racism" at the Marina Bay Sands on Saturday (Aug 16).It was part of the annual Orange Ribbon Run, the only running event that encourages Singaporeans to stand against racia...

Works on Springleaf MRT station start

Works on Springleaf MRT station start
SINGAPORE: Construction of Springleaf MRT station has officially begun following a ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday (Aug 16). Springleaf station is on the Thomson-East Coast Line and is expected to be completed by 2020.The area's MP, Dr Lee Bee W...

Football: Pirlo at double as Juventus beat Singapore

Football: Pirlo at double as Juventus beat Singapore
SINGAPORE: Andrea Pirlo's coolly taken first-half double led Juventus to a 5-0 win over Singapore Selection on Saturday (Aug 16) as the Italian champions completed their summer tour with a third straight win.The elegant player-maker's free-kick and p...

University degree still has value despite changes: Heng Swee Keat

University degree still has value despite changes: Heng Swee Keat
SINGAPORE: Minister for Education Mr Heng Swee Keat said on Saturday (Aug 16) recent changes made by two universities to their honours programme and grading system will not dilute the importance of a degree. Instead, it is the "right thing" to do to ...

ESM Goh worried people-govt bond "being loosened" in Singapore

ESM Goh worried people-govt bond "being loosened" in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Saturday (Aug 16) raised concerns about the relationship between the people and the government.Speaking a day ahead of the Prime Minister's National Day Rally, Mr Goh stressed that good bonding bet...

23 youths awarded MHA scholarship

23 youths awarded MHA scholarship
SINGAPORE: Twenty-three youths were awarded the Home Affairs Uniformed Services Scholarship.At the awards ceremony on Saturday (Aug 16), Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean said they were selected for their academic excellence as well as desire to...

President Tony Tan meets China's Xi in Nanjing

President Tony Tan meets China's Xi in Nanjing
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Nanjing on Saturday (Aug 16). Dr Tan is in Nanjing for the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at the invitation of President Xi.He congratulated Mr Xi on the excellent arr...

PM Lee reaffirms excellent Singapore-India ties

PM Lee reaffirms excellent Singapore-India ties
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has reaffirmed the excellent and multi-faceted relations between Singapore and India and noted that bilateral ties are underpinned by high-level and regular political engagement between the two governments.Th...

Shanmugam concerned over jobs for law graduates

Shanmugam concerned over jobs for law graduates
SINGAPORE: With the rising number of Singaporean law graduates returning from overseas, Law Minister K Shanmugam is concerned there may not be enough training contracts and jobs for them in Singapore.Speaking at the Criminal Justice Conference at the...

Programme launched to encourage seniors to live active life

Programme launched to encourage seniors to live active life
SINGAPORE: A new initiative for seniors above 55 years old to live an active life was launched on Saturday (Aug 16). Called Active 55+ programme, it caters to the labour movement's (NTUC) U Live Community.The community has more than doubled in size, ...

Tackling monkey problem

Tackling monkey problem
SINGAPORE: A new volunteer group has been set up to deal with the monkey problem faced by residents living near the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The monkeys break into homes as well as snatch plastic bags or food from people.The long-tailed macaques h...

Singapore International Triathlon attracts 2,000 participants

Singapore International Triathlon attracts 2,000 participants
SINGAPORE: About 2,000 participants took part in the Singapore International Triathlon 2014 held in and around East Coast Park on Saturday (Aug 16).Around 70 elite triathletes competed for the International Triathlon Union Asian Cup. They swam a dist...

182 arrested in 5-day anti-loansharking operation

182 arrested in 5-day anti-loansharking operation
SINGAPORE: Police arrested 182 suspects in a five-day anti-loansharking operation that ended on Friday (15 Aug). The suspects are between 16 and 77 years old. One hundred and twenty-six are men and 56 are women.Police said on Saturday that early inve...

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Singapore leaders congratulate Indian counterparts for India's Independence Day

Singapore leaders congratulate Indian counterparts for India's Independence Day
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan Keng Yam congratulated India's leaders on the occasion of the country's 68th Independence Day.According to a press statement from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (Aug ...

Encouraging results from Peacehaven's rehab service for seniors

Encouraging results from Peacehaven's rehab service for seniors
SINGAPORE: The Transitional Convalescent Facility at Peacehaven Nursing Home, which provides rehabilitation services for seniors who are discharged from hospitals, has seen encouraging results. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong announced this at the Salva...

Nine awarded Foreign Service Scholarship by MFA

Nine awarded Foreign Service Scholarship by MFA
SINGAPORE: Nine people were awarded the Foreign Service Scholarship by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Friday (Aug 15). Four of them received the Overseas Merit Scholarship while another five were given the Singapore Government Scholarship.T...

One-stop portal for IP protection clicks with patent applicants

One-stop portal for IP protection clicks with patent applicants
SINGAPORE: There is now an easier way to get protection for one’s intellectual property in Singapore. Launched in February, IP2SG is a one-stop portal to apply for things such as patents.Since its launch, over 4,400 patents have been filed and more f...

Better compensation for land-owners affected by Thomson-East Coast Line development

Better compensation for land-owners affected by Thomson-East Coast Line development
SINGAPORE: Some property owners affected by land acquisition from the development of the Thomson-East Coast Line can expect better compensation. Property analysts say this is because of recent changes to the Land Acquisition Act.Amendments passed in ...

Man arrested for theft from trolleys at IKEA

Man arrested for theft from trolleys at IKEA
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 50-year-old man who is believed to be responsible for several cases of theft from trolleys. Channel NewsAsia understands the thefts took place on furniture giant IKEA's outlet at Alexandra Road.A police news release ...

15% wage increase for 5,000 healthcare support staff

15% wage increase for 5,000 healthcare support staff
SINGAPORE: About 5,000 support staff in the healthcare sector - including attendants, healthcare assistants and patient service associates - could get a wage increase of about 15 per cent by the end of this year.The Labour Movement’s Assistant Secret...

Growth spurt for this year's Singapore Garden Festival

Growth spurt for this year's Singapore Garden Festival
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Garden Festival returns for the fifth time this year, and aims to reach new heights - literally. The festival, which is being held at a new location at Gardens by the Bay from Aug 16 to 24, has increased the height limit for ...

No degree, no problem: ITE graduate

No degree, no problem: ITE graduate
SINGAPORE: Mr John Kartigan, a 27-year-old graduate from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), says a degree does not make a career - a view his employer shares.Mr Kartigan, a Superintendent at Keppel FELS where he is in charge of about 20 work...

Alarm system fault triggered Woodlands Checkpoint lockdown

Alarm system fault triggered Woodlands Checkpoint lockdown
SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Friday (Aug 15) said a lockdown at Woodlands Checkpoint the night before was triggered by a technical fault in the alarm system. The alarm went off at 8:30pm on Thursday, and the checkpoin...

Malaysian police Special Branch director awarded Meritorious Service Medal

Malaysian police Special Branch director awarded Meritorious Service Medal
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has conferred the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Meritorious Service Medal) on Akhil Bulat, Director of the Special Branch for the Royal Malaysia Police.The award was presented to him by Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinati...

Slow retail sales in Q2 despite Great Singapore Sale

Slow retail sales in Q2 despite Great Singapore Sale
SINGAPORE: The triple whammy of MH370's disappearance, Thailand’s political turmoil and China’s legislation on overseas tour packages contributed to a 1.7 per cent on-year dip for international visitor arrivals in Singapore for the first five months ...

Lee Bee Wah will not seek another term as STTA President

Lee Bee Wah will not seek another term as STTA President
SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah announced on Friday (Aug 15) that she will not be seeking another term as the President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA). The association is holding its election on September 6.An emotional ...

Internships to help youths extend volunteerism beyond school

Internships to help youths extend volunteerism beyond school
SINGAPORE: Starting Friday (Aug 15), youths aged 17 and above in uniformed groups can apply for a full-time internship under the new National Youth Internship Programme.The scheme, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture,...

All in the family for Our Sister Mambo cast

All in the family for Our Sister Mambo cast
SINGAPORE: The set of upcoming local film, Our Sister Mambo, had a real family vibe to it, cast members including Michelle Chong and Moses Lim said.Lim - speaking at the film's commencement ceremony at The Cathay Cineplex on Friday (Aug 15) - said wo...

Regional integration key to better standards of living: Lim Hng Kiang

Regional integration key to better standards of living: Lim Hng Kiang
SINGAPORE: Regional economic integration is imperative to Singapore, and multilateral trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will help the city-state create more jobs, raise real wages and provide a higher standard of living, Trade a...

City Harvest trial: Chew says he deferred to Kong on Crossover Project funding

City Harvest trial: Chew says he deferred to Kong on Crossover Project funding
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church's former Investment Manager Chew Eng Han has been singled out at various points over the course of the hearing as the man who decided to invest in the bonds at the centre of the criminal charges.But Chew denied this in ...

Thomson-East Coast Line, connecting North and East, ready by 2024

Thomson-East Coast Line, connecting North and East, ready by 2024
SINGAPORE: The country's sixth rail line - the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) - will be fully operational by 2024, the Land Transport Authority announced on Friday (Aug 15).The previously-announced Eastern Region Line and the Thomson Line will be join...

Private home sales remain flat in July

Private home sales remain flat in July
SINGAPORE: The private housing market remained in the doldrums in July, with sales of private homes remaining flat as developers continued to scale back new launches. Property developers sold 484 new private homes last month, up marginally from the 4...

Retail sales dip 1.1% on-month in June

Retail sales dip 1.1% on-month in June
SINGAPORE: Retail sales in Singapore decreased 1.1 per cent in June compared to the previous month. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales declined 1.2 per cent, the Department of Statistics said on Friday (Aug 15).When compared to June 2013, retail ...

NUS climbs 23 places in global university rankings

NUS climbs 23 places in global university rankings
SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) was ranked 111th among the world's universities, helped by improvements in the field of Engineering and Technology and Computer Sciences.The university said on Friday (Aug 15) that it jumped 23 pl...

NDP was most watched online overseas in Australia and the US

NDP was most watched online overseas in Australia and the US
SINGAPORE: Close to 15,000 hours of online videos were delivered to viewers via the National Day Parade website and mobile app and, outside Singapore, these videos were most viewed by people in Australia and United States, according to parade partner...

New rehab gym opens at IMH

New rehab gym opens at IMH
SINGAPORE: The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) opened a new rehabilitation gymnasium on Friday (Aug 15).The MINDSET Rehabilitation Gym consists of a Sensory Integrated Gym, where sensory therapy is carried out, and a Physical Exercise Gym, where pat...

Tickets-for-drinks promotion raises ire

Tickets-for-drinks promotion raises ire
Fans who bought tickets early for Saturday’s Juventus match are left feeling shortchanged after a promotion this week offering redemption of a pair of tickets to the game for just an S$18 purchase of soft drinks.

Foreigners will pay more to use sports facilities

Foreigners will pay more to use sports facilities
The new rates will be implemented at the Singapore Sports Hub on Monday, after more than a month of free use in celebration of National Day.

Peter Lim to take over Valencia in weeks: Club president

Peter Lim to take over Valencia in weeks: Club president
SINGAPORE: Singapore businessman Peter Lim will officially complete the takeover of Spanish side before the end of September. That is according to Valencia president Amadeo Salvo Lillo who spoke to the media in Singapore on Friday (Aug 15). The acqui...

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Six new precincts among plans to enhance Sentosa’s appeal

Six new precincts among plans to enhance Sentosa’s appeal
SINGAPORE: Sentosa is calling for ideas to boost its appeal to visitors and its plans include creating six precincts, which will have distinct offerings that cater for different groups, out of its existing clusters.For example, the Palawan Beach prec...

Poly and ITE students benefit from applied learning

Poly and ITE students benefit from applied learning
SINGAPORE: In his National Day Message, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the government is helping Singaporeans acquire the relevant skills, but the academic route is not the only way up. Educators have said that working with the industry to ...

Martina Navratilova on the secret of her success

Martina Navratilova on the secret of her success
SINGAPORE: Martina Navratilova, 18-time tennis grand slam singles champion, will play in the inaugural WTA Legends event in Singapore. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the season-ending WTA Championships in October.As part of the build...

A sneak peek at athletes' facilities at the Sports Hub

A sneak peek at athletes' facilities at the Sports Hub
SINGAPORE: On Saturday (Aug 16), Italian giants Juventus will take on a Singapore Selection side. It will be the first football match to be played at the new National Stadium, but if you need additional reasons to be there, here is a sneak peak of so...

Singapore International Festival of Arts returns after one-year hiatus

Singapore International Festival of Arts returns after one-year hiatus
SINGAPORE: Arts lovers can expect a slew of local and international acts with the Singapore International Festival of Arts returning this week.Kicking off the gala opening on Thursday (Aug 14) was a performance of Facing Goya, helmed by festival dire...

False alarm triggers lockdown at Woodlands Checkpoint

False alarm triggers lockdown at Woodlands Checkpoint
SINGAPORE: The Woodlands Checkpoint was closed for 40 minutes on Thursday evening (Aug 14), following an alarm activation. Authorities later clarified that "no incident" had occurred, but investigations are ongoing.The Immigration and Checkpoints Aut...

Can WhatsApp help to encourage 'successful' ageing?

Can WhatsApp help to encourage 'successful' ageing?
SINGAPORE: Leveraging technology to help seniors stay connected with one another was one of the suggestions raised at the first focus group discussion about the Action Plan for Successful Ageing that was open to the public.Some examples suggested dur...

NUS students develop app which uses selfies to mark class attendance

NUS students develop app which uses selfies to mark class attendance
SINGAPORE: A new facial recognition app in the works could enable students to take a selfie to mark their attendance in class in future. A team of students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed this app as part of the NUS iCr...

Unlocking the value of homes for the elderly

Unlocking the value of homes for the elderly
SINGAPORE: 71-year-old Ahmad Parti is worried about being asset-rich but cash-poor. He is suffering from hypertension and gut problems, but is still working as a part-time gardener thrice a week. An HDB scheme provided some relief for Mr Ahmad. Under...

Rousing welcome for Juventus in Singapore

Rousing welcome for Juventus in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Italian Serie A champions Juventus arrived in Singapore on Thursday (Aug 14). The 28-man squad was greeted by close to 150 fans at Singapore's Changi Airport, many of them singing and chanting. Juventus in SingaporeGiorgio Chiellini, who w...

Pink Run permit rejected in interest of public order: Police

Pink Run permit rejected in interest of public order: Police
SINGAPORE: Police on Thursday (Aug 14) explained why they rejected an application for a Pink Run event at Marina Promenade Park, slated for this Saturday (Aug 16).A statement from police said: "The purpose of the event as stated by the applicant is r...

More efforts to improve governance of charities as donations dip in 2013

More efforts to improve governance of charities as donations dip in 2013
SINGAPORE: Donations to charities in Singapore slowed last year, with tax deductible donations totalling S$969.7 million in 2013 compared to the record $1,031 million in 2012. This is according to the latest annual report released by the office of th...

How you can catch Prime Minister Lee's National Day Rally

How you can catch Prime Minister Lee's National Day Rally
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver his National Day Rally 2014 speech this Sunday (Aug 17) at the ITE Headquarters and College Central. Mr Lee will chart the direction for his Government and he has said he will touch on providing ...

Urban warfare training? There's a new range for that

Urban warfare training? There's a new range for that
SINGAPORE: With more battles being fought in urban environments, the ability to fight in built-up areas has become more critical. These skills can now be honed at the Murai Urban Live Firing Facility, which was launched on Thursday (Aug 14). Speaking...

Agencies hold drill to handle simulated Ebola case at Changi Airport

Agencies hold drill to handle simulated Ebola case at Changi Airport
SINGAPORE: With cities worldwide on heightened alert over an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Communicable Diseases Centre (CDC) and Changi Airport Group held an emergency preparedness exercise at Changi Airport on Thu...

Nigerian woman sent to Singapore hospital did not have Ebola: MOH

Nigerian woman sent to Singapore hospital did not have Ebola: MOH
SINGAPORE: Fears of the first case of Ebola surfacing in Singapore on Thursday (Aug 14) proved unfounded.In a statement, the Health Ministry clarified that there is no suspect case of Ebola in Singapore at present. "The case in question was indeed re...

No such thing as a 'soft drug': Masagos Zulkifli

No such thing as a 'soft drug': Masagos Zulkifli
SINGAPORE: Increasing adoption of "safe" and "soft" drugs like cannabis and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) globally means Singapore has "much work to do" to keep drugs off its streets, said Senior Minister of State for Home and Foreign Affairs Mas...

On Sep 19, parking spaces will become ‘parks’ for a day

On Sep 19, parking spaces will become ‘parks’ for a day
SINGAPORE: On Sep 19, you'll have a chance to turn a parking lot into a garden, library or even an art gallery.The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Thursday (Aug 14) announced its support for PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event where people transf...

City Harvest trial: Sun Ho's US album release scuppered by investigations, says Kong Hee

City Harvest trial: Sun Ho's US album release scuppered by investigations, says Kong Hee
SINGAPORE: Money and effort spent on Sun Ho's debut English album went down the drain after investigations by the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) scuppered plans for its release. That's according to City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee - Ms Ho's ...

Sam Tan to cheer on Team Singapore at Youth Olympic Games

Sam Tan to cheer on Team Singapore at Youth Olympic Games
SINGAPORE: The Youth Olympic Games athletes from Singapore will have another supporter on their side when competing in Nanjing, China, from Aug 16 onwards: Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth Sam Tan.Singapore will send 18 athletes to ...

Khaw: 5 steps to promote adoption of smarter technology in construction sector

Khaw: 5 steps to promote adoption of smarter technology in construction sector
SINGAPORE: Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan spelt out five steps that the authorities are taking to speed up the adoption of intelligent, more productive technology in the construction sector.Such "game-changing construction technologi...

UOL buys prime London site for S$202m

UOL buys prime London site for S$202m
SINGAPORE: Property group UOL will embark on its first major development project in London following the purchase of a prime development site in Bishopsgate for £97 million (S$201.9 million).The Singapore-listed developer bought Heron Plaza, seller H...

Agency owner began surrogate business due to ‘need for it’

Agency owner began surrogate business due to ‘need for it’
Out of the 10 couples that the Asian Surrogates agency has matched with surrogate mothers since 2006, only two were Singaporeans.

National Service registration to start on Aug 19

National Service registration to start on Aug 19
SINGAPORE: The registration for National Service will open on Aug 19, and eligible male Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are to sign up either online or in person at the Central Manpower Base (CMPB).The Ministry of Defence said in a stateme...

65-year-old arrested for allegedly vandalising HDB blocks

65-year-old arrested for allegedly vandalising HDB blocks
SINGAPORE: Police said on Thursday (Aug 14) they have arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly vandalising the walls of several blocks of flats in Teck Whye.The police said in a statement that they received reports on Tuesday at 6.42am of HDB blocks ...

Greater clarity needed on legality of surrogacy in S’pore: Lawyers

Greater clarity needed on legality of surrogacy in S’pore: Lawyers
Loopholes in the law make it unclear whether it is legal for Singaporean couples to conceive a child through surrogacy performed overseas.

Number of drug abusers arrested fell 19% in first half of 2014: CNB

Number of drug abusers arrested fell 19% in first half of 2014: CNB
SINGAPORE: The total number of drug abusers arrested in the first half of 2014 dropped 19 per cent year-on-year, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said on Thursday (Aug 14).Heroin and methamphetamine remain the top two most commonly abused drugs.In ...

National Stadium pitch ready to roll

National Stadium pitch ready to roll
Sports Hub says it is confident that the pitch's reseeded surface is good enough to meet FIFA standards.

SingTel losses from digital businesses widen to S$46m in Q1

SingTel losses from digital businesses widen to S$46m in Q1
SINGAPORE: Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) saw losses from its digital businesses widen during its fiscal first quarter from a year ago, even as revenues jumped more than 60 per cent.Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation...

City Developments' Q2 profit down 32.8% on-year

City Developments' Q2 profit down 32.8% on-year
SINGAPORE: City Developments (CDL), Singapore’s second-largest property developer, on Thursday (Aug 14) said its second-quarter net profit fell 32.8 per cent from a year ago, mainly due to divestment gains in 2013.Net profit for the three months ende...

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