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Dr Lam Pin Min sworn in as Minister of State for Health

Dr Lam Pin Min sworn in as Minister of State for Health
SINGAPORE: Dr Lam Pin Min was officially sworn in as Minister of State for Health on Friday (Aug 1). This ceremony at the Istana was presided over by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.Dr Lam is the Member of Parliament for Sengkang West SMC. He served as c...

Appointment of Supreme Court Judicial Commissioner extended one year

Appointment of Supreme Court Judicial Commissioner extended one year
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has extended the appointment of Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court George Wei for one year, starting this month.Mr Wei is an expert in intellectual property law in Singapore. With his appointment, the Su...

P1 registration: Balloting likely at 91 primary schools for Phase 2C

P1 registration: Balloting likely at 91 primary schools for Phase 2C
SINGAPORE: Nearly half of all primary schools - 91 out of 187 - are likely to conduct balloting this year for Phase 2C, after the latest phase of the primary one school registration exercise ended on Friday (Aug 1).Balloting takes place when there ar...

Singapore can advise developing ASEAN countries by sharing expertise: Burmese Minister

Singapore can advise developing ASEAN countries by sharing expertise: Burmese Minister
SINGAPORE: Singapore can play an advisory role to developing ASEAN countries like Myanmar by sharing its technologies and expertise in areas like healthcare, education and economic development, said Myanmar's Coordinating Minister for Economic Develo...

Retail investors to get access to wider range of stocks

Retail investors to get access to wider range of stocks
SINGAPORE: Retail investors will soon have access to a wider range of stocks, including the blue-chips.Starting in January next year, Singapore Exchange (SGX) will reduce the board lot size for listed stocks from the current 1,000 shares to 100. This...

7 men charged with loanshark harassment

7 men charged with loanshark harassment
SINGAPORE: Seven men were charged in court on Friday (Aug 1) with loanshark harassment.The men, aged between 17 and 25, were allegedly involved in incidents at automated teller machines (ATMs) located at Hougang, Serangoon and Marsiling, as well as a...

Some S'pore companies considering transport subsidy for M'sia workers

Some S'pore companies considering transport subsidy for M'sia workers
SINGAPORE: Some companies whose workers were affected by the Causeway disruption say they will consider giving their Malaysian employees a transport subsidy, to enable them to get to work without having to rely on the chartered bus services.Cleaning ...

Estimated 100 buses and 5,000 people affected by JB checkpoint blockade

Estimated 100 buses and 5,000 people affected by JB checkpoint blockade
JOHOR BAHRU: More than 100 buses were affected by the massive jam at Johor checkpoint early on Friday (Aug 1) morning. Most were ferrying Malaysians who work in Singapore. According to bus companies Channel NewsAsia spoke to, things started unfolding...

100 seniors receive Pioneer Generation cards

100 seniors receive Pioneer Generation cards
SINGAPORE: A hundred seniors became the first to receive Pioneer Generation cards on Friday (Aug 1). Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong handed out the cards to them at a launch event organised by the Health Ministry, and said a big effort is underway to ...

S'pore will match Malaysia’s new toll charges in next few weeks: LTA

S'pore will match Malaysia’s new toll charges in next few weeks: LTA
SINGAPORE: The Government will match Malaysia’s new toll charges in the next few weeks, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday (Aug 1), in a statement issued in response to Malaysia's increase in toll charges for vehicles travelling from S...

New CEO for Wing Hang Bank

New CEO for Wing Hang Bank
SINGAPORE: Banking veteran Na Wu Beng has been appointed Wing Hang Bank’s new CEO, with effect from Aug 18. This was announced in a release issued on Friday (Aug 1). Current CEO and Chairman Patrick Fung will relinquish his Chief Executive role, but ...

 204 recipients get teaching scholarships, awards

204 recipients get teaching scholarships, awards
SINGAPORE: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said in the next chapter of Singapore's education story, it is important for teachers to help students build their character.The next 50 years "will continue to be" volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguo...

MAS, SGX to go ahead with proposed stock market reforms, sets minimum trading price

MAS, SGX to go ahead with proposed stock market reforms, sets minimum trading price
SINGAPORE: Companies listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) will have to ensure their shares are worth at least 20 cents each, as authorities go ahead with proposed reforms aimed at curbing excessive speculation in the stock market. This was one of t...

Commonwealth Games: Weightlifter Lewis Chua breaks national record

Commonwealth Games: Weightlifter Lewis Chua breaks national record
GLASGOW: Weightlifter Lewis Chua has broken the national record in the above 105kg category. Competing in his debut Commonwealth Games, Chua, 22, finished 10th among 12 competitors with his total lift of 315kg.Chua lifted 135kg for the snatch, but hi...

New integrated development in Yishun to be ready by 2018

New integrated development in Yishun to be ready by 2018
SINGAPORE: Yishun residents can expect a new integrated development - Northpoint City - in their neighbourhood by 2018.Unveiled on Friday (Aug 1) at an exhibition launched by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam, Northpoint City will incl...

More companies, associations come on board for SG50

More companies, associations come on board for SG50
SINGAPORE: From 2015, Singaporeans can look forward to more activities for the SG50 celebrations, as more companies and associations come on board to mark the nation's 50 years of independence.Some of the plans shared by the industry associations at ...

Singapore Navy welcomes new chief

Singapore Navy welcomes new chief
SINGAPORE: The Republic of Singapore Navy welcomed its new chief at a Change of Command Parade held at Changi Naval Base on Friday (Aug 1).Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han received the Navy's symbol of command from outgoing Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Ng Ch...

Commuters stranded in JB bus strike trek to Singapore

Commuters stranded in JB bus strike trek to Singapore
SINGAPORE: The strike staged by Malaysian bus drivers at the Johor checkpoint early Friday morning (August 1) caused a bottleneck, affecting workers and students travelling to Singapore.The strike was sparked by new toll charges imposed by Malaysia. ...

New toll charges at Johor implemented ‘smoothly’: Malaysia’s Works Ministry

New toll charges at Johor implemented ‘smoothly’: Malaysia’s Works Ministry
JOHOR BAHRU: Despite massive congestion at the Johor checkpoint early on Friday morning (Aug 1) after Malaysian bus drivers went on strike, Malaysia’s Works Ministry said the implementation of new toll charges went “smoothly”.In an emailed statement ...

On Parliament's agenda next week: NLB, MH17 and dengue

On Parliament's agenda next week: NLB, MH17 and dengue
SINGAPORE: Parliament will be in session next Monday (Aug 4), with the National Library Board, downed flight MH17, dengue and the Auditor-General's Report on the agenda.A total of 83 questions were submitted by Members of Parliament for this sitting:...

Canberra station to be completed by 2019: LTA

Canberra station to be completed by 2019: LTA
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday (Aug 1) released more details of the upcoming Canberra station, including its expected completion date.Works on the new addition to the North-South Line will commence in mid-2015, and is expecte...

Made in Singapore: A test kit to better diagnose and treat kidney cancer

Made in Singapore: A test kit to better diagnose and treat kidney cancer
SINGAPORE: A test kit that can help predict the treatment and survival outcomes in kidney cancer patients has been created, in a collaboration between researchers and doctors at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore Gene...

MHA sets up independent review panel for Home Team

MHA sets up independent review panel for Home Team
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Friday (Aug 1) it has set up an Independent Review Panel (IRP) to ensure internal investigations into Home Team officers are thorough and fair.The MHA said in a statement that the IRP is expected ...

Tougher requirements needed to become a public accountant

Tougher requirements needed to become a public accountant
SINGAPORE: The requirements have been raised for those applying to become public accountants. Starting from February next year, they will need to accumulate around five years of work experience before they can apply to become public accountants - up ...

HDB expands home safety fixture scheme for elderly

HDB expands home safety fixture scheme for elderly
SINGAPORE: A scheme which subsidises the installation of elderly-friendly fixtures in Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats has been expanded to include another 100,000 households.The HDB said on Friday (Aug 1) it has lowered the age criterion fo...

Patient Navigators - The go-to nurses for patients with complex needs

Patient Navigators - The go-to nurses for patients with complex needs
SINGAPORE: A pioneer batch of 33 nurses have been trained to take on a new full-time role to provide social support for patients with complex conditions or social needs.Named Patient Navigators, the new role announced by SingHealth on Friday (Aug 1) ...

LIA updates Critical Illnesses benefit framework

LIA updates Critical Illnesses benefit framework
SINGAPORE: A revision to the definition for the "severe" stage of 37 common critical illnesses and flexibility for more medical conditions to be covered in insurance products are the two changes introduced to the Critical Illnesses (CI) benefit frame...

Malaysian opposition decries toll hike

Malaysian opposition decries toll hike
JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysian opposition parties Democratic Action Party (DAP) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) have come out in support of the bus drivers who staged a strike at the Johor checkpoint on early Friday morning (Aug 1).The bus drivers went on st...

BreadTalk invests S$3.96 million in Thai JV

BreadTalk invests S$3.96 million in Thai JV
SINGAPORE: The BreadTalk Group on Friday (Aug 1) announced that it will set up a joint venture in Thailand to speed up the growth of its bakery business in that country.The joint venture, BTM Thailand, marks the first collaboration between BreadTalk ...

Judicial Commissioner George Wei's appointment extended by a year

Judicial Commissioner George Wei's appointment extended by a year
SINGAPORE: Judicial Commissioner George Wei Sze Shun had his appointment extended by a year from Friday (Aug 1), according to the Supreme Court.President Tony Tan Keng Yam, in accordance with Article 94(4) of the Constitution, extended Mr Wei's appoi...

GIC appoints S Dhanabalan as director

GIC appoints S Dhanabalan as director
SINGAPORE: Former Temasek Holdings chairman S Dhanabalan has been appointed as a director of the GIC Board with immediate effect, GIC said on Friday (Aug 1).Mr Dhanabalan had previously served on the organisation’s board from 1981 to 2005, GIC said. ...

Singapore 'condemns' Israeli shelling of UN-designated shelter: MFA

Singapore 'condemns' Israeli shelling of UN-designated shelter: MFA
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the Republic "condemns" the Israeli shelling of the Jabalia Elementary Girls School in Gaza, and the killing and injuring of innocent lives are "unpardonable".On July 29, it was reported that Isra...

DBS posts record first-half net profit of S$2b

DBS posts record first-half net profit of S$2b
SINGAPORE: DBS Group said on Friday (Aug 1) its net profit for the first six months of 2014 rose 9 per cent from a year ago, crossing the S$2 billion mark for the first time. Including one-time items, net profit was S$2.2 billion, the bank said in a ...

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Malaysian bus drivers stage strike at Johor checkpoint

Malaysian bus drivers stage strike at Johor checkpoint
SINGAPORE: Malaysian buses ferrying factory workers into Singapore staged a strike early Friday morning (Aug 1) at the Johor checkpoint to protest new toll charges imposed by the Malaysian government.The Malaysian authorities confirmed to Channel New...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore guaranteed two table tennis medals

Commonwealth Games: Singapore guaranteed two table tennis medals
GLASGOW: Singapore will win at least two medals in the women's table tennis singles at the Commonwealth Games on Friday (August 1) after Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu and Lin Ye all enjoyed comfortable victories to make the semi-finals.World number four Fe...

Recycling initiative that spotlights Singapore's development

Recycling initiative that spotlights Singapore's development
SINGAPORE: About 500 kindergarten children have come up with a present for Singapore's 49th birthday.As part of a recycling initiative led by beverage giants YEO's, they used recycled drink packaging to create models of housing estates from the 1960s...

S'pore and China exploring third joint project: DPM Teo

S'pore and China exploring third joint project: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: Singapore and China are exploring a third joint project, this time in western China, after already having two joint projects - an industrial park in Suzhou and an eco-city in Tianjin.This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hea...

More engagement with Dakota Crescent residents affected by redevelopment

More engagement with Dakota Crescent residents affected by redevelopment
SINGAPORE: There will be more engagement to build awareness and hear residents' concerns over redevelopment plans for Dakota Crescent, says Member of Parliament for Mountbatten Lim Biow Chuan on Thursday (July 31).Last week, it was announced that 17 ...

Recognising the legacy of pioneer educators

Recognising the legacy of pioneer educators
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education paid tribute to Singapore's early educators on Thursday (July 31), at a dinner attended by more than 700 pioneers and guests.In his speech, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat noted that there are some 14,000 pionee...

New karting facility to be built at Kranji

New karting facility to be built at Kranji
SINGAPORE: Singapore motorsports enthusiasts will have a new place to get their adrenaline fix with the launch of a brand new international-standard permanent karting circuit. The S$2 million karting facility is being built at the Singapore Turf Club...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore paddlers reach quarters-finals

Commonwealth Games: Singapore paddlers reach quarters-finals
GLASGOW: Two of Singapore's mixed doubles pairs have made it to the quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games table tennis tournament.Feng Tianwei and Zhan Jian took just 19 minutes to beat their rivals from Nigeria 3-0. Gao Ning and Lin Ye, meanwhile...

Several LINE accounts hacked, contacts tricked into buying gift cards

Several LINE accounts hacked, contacts tricked into buying gift cards
SINGAPORE: Several users of mobile messaging application LINE have made police reports after finding themselves entangled in a scam.These users reportedly had their accounts hacked into.Their contacts were tricked into buying iTunes gift cards after ...

Team Singapore swimmers, shooters return home

Team Singapore swimmers, shooters return home
SINGAPORE: A group of Team Singapore athletes received a rousing welcome as they returned home from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday (July 31).First to arrive at Changi Airport were the swimmers, who were greeted by happy family members ...

Team Singapore's Muslim athletes celebrate Eid in Glasgow

Team Singapore's Muslim athletes celebrate Eid in Glasgow
SINGAPORE: They did not get to celebrate Hari Raya with their family members this year, but some of Singapore's Muslim athletes at the Commonwealth Games had reason to cheer yesterday (July 30).They were invited to a dinner at the Glasgow Central Mos...

Local travel agencies monitoring West Africa's ebola outbreak

Local travel agencies monitoring West Africa's ebola outbreak
SINGAPORE: Tours to South Africa have not been affected by cancellations as a result of concerns of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but travel agencies here say they are monitoring the situation.Dynasty Travel says it has about 300 people travelli...

IMH celebrates Nurses' Day, honours outstanding nurses with 14 awards

IMH celebrates Nurses' Day, honours outstanding nurses with 14 awards
SINGAPORE: One thousand nurses at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) celebrated Nurses' Day this afternoon (July 31), and 14 awards were given to outstanding nurses for their contribution towards excellent patient care and teamwork.Among the award ...

 Ebola poses low public health risk to Singapore: MOH

Ebola poses low public health risk to Singapore: MOH
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health issued an advisory on Thursday (July 31) asking the public not to be alarmed by recent reports regarding the spread of Ebola.The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected about 1,200 people since the start of the ye...

Football: Singapore Selection squad to face Juventus unveiled

Football: Singapore Selection squad to face Juventus unveiled
SINGAPORE: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on Thursday (July 31) announced the Singapore Selection squad to face Italian Serie A champions Juventus at the National Stadium on Aug 16.A total of 21 players have been called up, of which 18 a...

HSA alerts public to three illegal products with potent ingredients

HSA alerts public to three illegal products with potent ingredients
SINGAPORE: Three illegal health products used for the treatment of pain contain undeclared potent western medicinal ingredients, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in a media release issued on Thursday (July 31).The products are "Joint-Soft", "...

Light up the night: SIA holds its first-ever F1 Carnival

Light up the night: SIA holds its first-ever F1 Carnival
SINGAPORE: Leading up to the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, to be held from Sep 19-21, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be hosting its first-ever Light Up The Night Carnival on Saturday (August 16).The Carnival will be held at t...

Great Eastern Holdings Q2 earnings jump to S$244.6m

Great Eastern Holdings Q2 earnings jump to S$244.6m
SINGAPORE: Life insurance firm, Great Eastern Holdings, has booked a sharp jump in second-quarter earnings, with net profit coming in at S$244.6 million dollars, compared to just S$18.6 million dollars in the same period a year ago.Great Eastern said...

Synchronised breastfeeding event to highlight benefits of latching on

Synchronised breastfeeding event to highlight benefits of latching on
SINGAPORE: Four food and beverage (F&B) outlets in Singapore will host the local edition of the Big Latch On on Saturday (August 2).The Singapore edition is organised by the Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group, and it is expecting about 80 mothers t...

1,200 low-income families to receive 3M household products

1,200 low-income families to receive 3M household products
SINGAPORE: About S$120,000 worth of household products from 3M will be given to 1,200 low-income families from the South East District, according to the People's Association (PA) on Thursday (July 31). Each family received a 3M Household Care Pack wo...

6 new companies sign up to support Team Singapore athletes

6 new companies sign up to support Team Singapore athletes
SINGAPORE: More companies are throwing their support behind Team Singapore athletes by offering them internships, apprenticeships and jobs with flexible hours so they can also train for their sports.On Thursday (July 31), six new companies announced ...

Online shopping taking off here, but e-shoppers sweat over security

Online shopping taking off here, but e-shoppers sweat over security
SINGAPORE: More Singaporeans are shopping online - with more than three-quarters saying they do so at least once a month - and concerns over fraud and cybercrime are rising in tandem, according to a survey by PayPal.The digital payment portal's surve...

Services sector cautiously optimistic about prospects for second half of year: Survey

Services sector cautiously optimistic about prospects for second half of year: Survey
SINGAPORE: Firms in the services sector are increasingly optimistic about business conditions. According to the Department of Statistics (DOS), a net weighted balance of 13 per cent of firms are optimistic about business prospects for the six months ...

CIMB announces 'six-figure' sponsorship of Fandi Ahmad's sons

CIMB announces 'six-figure' sponsorship of Fandi Ahmad's sons
SINGAPORE: The sons of local football legend Fandi Ahmad have received a six-figure sponsorship deal from banking group CIMB to cover their living expenses, schooling and training in Chile.The deal, which will kick in with immediate effect, marks the...

Total bank lending in Singapore holds steady in June

Total bank lending in Singapore holds steady in June
SINGAPORE: Total bank lending in Singapore remained mainly unchanged in June, edging up 0.03 per cent from the previous month.Preliminary data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Thursday (July 31) showed that total bank loans for the m...

Yaacob: International community should strongly condemn senseless killings in Gaza

Yaacob: International community should strongly condemn senseless killings in Gaza
SINGAPORE: Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said he "condemned" attacks by Israel on civilian targets in Gaza, in which more than 30 people were killed.READ: Gaza toll passes 1,300 on day 23 of Israeli assaultDr Yaacob, w...

Singapore GP organisers tout a new entertainment experience for race-goers

Singapore GP organisers tout a new entertainment experience for race-goers
SINGAPORE: The organisers of the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix on Thursday (July 31) unveiled the full slate of on- and off-track activities planned for ticket-holders from Sept 19 to 21.Among the highlights: A total of nine ...

MPA launches campaign to ensure safety at sea

MPA launches campaign to ensure safety at sea
SINGAPORE: Despite the falling number of major sea accidents over the years, seafarers should not be complacent in the waters of Singapore. That was the message sent by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in launching the Safety@Sea Si...

Instagram limits launch of messaging app Bolt to 3 markets, including Singapore

Instagram limits launch of messaging app Bolt to 3 markets, including Singapore
SINGAPORE: Instagram, the photo sharing app developer, introduced a new visual messaging app - named Bolt - on Thursday (July 31), and is only available in Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa for now.Bolt is meant to "fix" the gap in the current ...

Upgrades at 3 MRT stations to be completed by mid-2015: LTA

Upgrades at 3 MRT stations to be completed by mid-2015: LTA
SINGAPORE: Three MRT stations along the East West Line - Clementi, Commonwealth and Queenstown - will get upgrades to improve accessibility and connectivity by the middle of next year, with other updates also slated at some other stations, the Land T...

17,000 nursing home beds by 2020, says MOH

17,000 nursing home beds by 2020, says MOH
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has ramped up its target for nursing home beds to 17,000 by 2020, up from its previous target of 15,600, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Thursday (July 31).Speaking at the official opening of the new tower...

Unemployment rates in Q2 hold steady amid tight labour market: MOM

Unemployment rates in Q2 hold steady amid tight labour market: MOM
SINGAPORE: Fewer workers were laid off from April to June, when compared to the previous three months. Preliminary estimates released by the Manpower Ministry’s Manpower Research and Statistics Department on Thursday (July 31) showed that the overall...

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City Gas to lower household gas prices from Aug to Oct

City Gas to lower household gas prices from Aug to Oct
The decrease is due to a drop in fuel costs compared with the previous quarter, City Gas says.

Commonwealth Games: Singapore's Feng Tianwei in winning start

Commonwealth Games: Singapore's Feng Tianwei in winning start
GLASGOW: Reigning champion Feng Tianwei of Singapore got off to a winning start in the Commonwealth Games women's table tennis singles with a 4-0 win over Nigerian Cecilia Akpan.Having already progressed through to the fourth round of the mixed doubl...

Pre-marital courses may help bring divorce rates down: Family life education expert

Pre-marital courses may help bring divorce rates down: Family life education expert
SINGAPORE: Figures released by the Department of Statistics on Tuesday (July 29) showed that divorce rates have remained stable, with about 7,000 cases reported yearly. However, about half of the couples who apply for divorce are between the ages of ...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore table tennis pairs off to good start

Commonwealth Games: Singapore table tennis pairs off to good start
GLASGOW: Singapore's three top seeds in the mixed doubles in the table tennis all had winning starts to the competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday (July 30). After the women and men won gold in the team events, they began their...

SMRT confident of new rail financing model as Q1 net profit up 37% on-year

SMRT confident of new rail financing model as Q1 net profit up 37% on-year
SINGAPORE: No deadline has been set, but public transport operator SMRT says it is more a question of when, rather than if, its proposal to transfer rail assets to the Government will be accepted in some form.During an earnings conference call on Wed...

Govt to spend S$100m on efficient energy initiatives

Govt to spend S$100m on efficient energy initiatives
SINGAPORE: The Government will pump in S$100 million to encourage the efficient use of energy in buildings as well as to fund research on green data centres. This was announced at the first Energy Technology Roadmap Symposium held at the Suntec City ...

Eight set for Rebel Fighting Championship battle

Eight set for Rebel Fighting Championship battle
SINGAPORE: Eight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters from around the world will battle it out in the Rebel Fighting Championship (RFC) Battle Royale this Friday (August 1) at Suntec Singapore. The first knockout tournament of its kind in Singapore, it ...

Malaysian govt to ensure local road users not burdened by CIQ toll

Malaysian govt to ensure local road users not burdened by CIQ toll
MUAR, MALAYSIA: Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has given the assurance that the government will ensure that local road users are not burdened by the new toll rates from August 1 at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) comp...

P1 registration: 59 schools over-subscribed on first day of Phase 2C

P1 registration: 59 schools over-subscribed on first day of Phase 2C
SINGAPORE: Fifty-nine primary schools are over-subscribed following the first day of Primary One registration for Phase 2C on Wednesday (July 30). These include Horizon, Innova and Rosyth.Phase 2C is for children who are eligible but have not yet reg...

CapitaLand optimistic about long-term potential of Chongqing property market

CapitaLand optimistic about long-term potential of Chongqing property market
CHONGQING: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Wednesday (July 30) led a Singapore delegation on a visit to the future Raffles City Chongqing work site. He is in Chongqing on the third day of an official trip to China.The US$3.4 billion (S$4.3 bil...

Businesses brace themselves for impending Causeway toll increases

Businesses brace themselves for impending Causeway toll increases
SINGAPORE: The impending increase in toll charges and levies for vehicles travelling between Malaysia and Singapore has led to growing concern among businesses that their earnings could be squeezed. Business leaders also worry that the increased cost...

Applications for healthcare scholarships more than double in 2014

Applications for healthcare scholarships more than double in 2014
SINGAPORE: The number of healthcare scholarship applications received this year has more than doubled compared to last year, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the Healthcare Scholarship Award Ceremony on Wednesday (July 30). A record 283 healthcar...

MediaCorp honours the best in the business at its annual news awards

MediaCorp honours the best in the business at its annual news awards
SINGAPORE: MediaCorp honoured the best in the business at its annual news awards on Wednesday (July 30), at a glitzy affair held at the Conrad Centennial Singapore.Channel NewsAsia's Get Rea! Team clinched top honours for its exploration of gun cultu...

Indonesia backs heftier haze fines

Indonesia backs heftier haze fines
SINGAPORE: The incoming president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, is backing Singapore's plan to impose heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected, according to a Bloomberg report.The Singapore government has proposed sti...

MAS unveils details of life policies that can be bought directly

MAS unveils details of life policies that can be bought directly
SINGAPORE: People in Singapore will be able to buy certain types of life insurance products directly from insurance companies starting next year, saving on commissions. This is according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which said on Wed...

Four nurses receive President’s Award this year

Four nurses receive President’s Award this year
SINGAPORE: Four exemplary nurses received the President’s Award at the Istana on Wednesday (July 30), instead of the customary three, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.President Tony Tan Keng Yam presented the award to Ms Karen Koh Wei Ling, an advan...

SIA says outlook 'more challenging' as Q1 profit plunges

SIA says outlook 'more challenging' as Q1 profit plunges
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines posted on Wednesday (July 30) a 71 per cent drop in first quarter net profit and warned that conditions in the air transportation industry have become more challenging. SIA, which also operates regional carrier SilkAir a...

President Tony Tan receives credentials from three ambassadors

President Tony Tan receives credentials from three ambassadors
SINGAPORE: The Heads-of-Missions from three countries presented their credentials to President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Wednesday (July 30).The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Mr Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz; the High Commissioner of the Kin...

Tributes pour in for Stephen Lee

Tributes pour in for Stephen Lee
SINGAPORE: Government and Labour Movement leaders past and present paid glowing tribute to Mr Stephen Lee, who on Wednesday (July 30) announced he would step down as President of the Singapore National Employers Federation, a post he has held for 26 ...

Stephen Lee to step down as President of SNEF

Stephen Lee to step down as President of SNEF
SINGAPORE: After 26 years at the helm, Mr Stephen Lee will step down as President of the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF).Mr Lee, 67, will vacate the post on Aug 31, and will be succeeded on Sept 1 by Dr Robert Yap, one of the four curr...

US Navy Secretary calls on Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

US Navy Secretary calls on Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen
SINGAPORE: The United States' Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus called on Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen in Singapore on Wednesday morning (July 30).Mr Mabus, who is in Singapore for an official visit from Tuesday to Thursday, also called on Perman...

War relic found at construction site

War relic found at construction site
SINGAPORE: A suspected war relic was found at a construction site in the western part of Singapore on Tuesday morning (July 29), the Singapore Army said on its Facebook page on Wednesday.The 86cm-long war relic was a 107mm calibre round that was fuse...

A new look for PUB officers

A new look for PUB officers
SINGAPORE: PUB, the national water agency, on Wednesday (July 30) unveiled a new set of uniforms for 1,300 of its frontline officers and those who perform installation works.Come Thursday, July 31, the new uniform will replace the current turquoise-c...

No ban on X-Men comic due to ‘balanced treatment of gay marriage’

No ban on X-Men comic due to ‘balanced treatment of gay marriage’
In Astonishing X-Men Issue 51, gay superhero character Northstar marries his partner Kyle Jinadu.

Family issues top problems faced by suicidal youths

Family issues top problems faced by suicidal youths
SINGAPORE: Fewer suicides were registered in Singapore last year, according to a report by the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) released on Wednesday (July 30).A total of 422 people committed suicide in 2013, 10 per cent lower than the 467 registered in...

Launching this Friday: New River Safari Cruise

Launching this Friday: New River Safari Cruise
SINGAPORE: From Friday, Aug 1, the newest attraction at the River Safari will see visitors go on a nature cruise on Upper Seletar Reservoir, one of Singapore's largest water catchment areas.The 15-minute River Safari Cruise - which joins the Amazon R...

New initiative hopes to spur more companies to support flexi-travel

New initiative hopes to spur more companies to support flexi-travel
SINGAPORE: Under a new scheme launched on Wednesday (July 30) by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), various monetary incentives will be available for companies that adopt measures which would encourage employees to travel during off-peak hours. Eigh...

Singapore's energy R&D sector gets S$100m funding boost

Singapore's energy R&D sector gets S$100m funding boost
SINGAPORE: The Government will pump in S$100 million to fund two initiatives in energy research and development (R&D), specifically in building energy efficiency and research on green data centres, the Energy Research Development and Demonstration Ex...

Cracks found above Sports Hub mall’s rock climbing walls

Cracks found above Sports Hub mall’s rock climbing walls
The indoor rock climbing walls at the Kallang Wave Mall had to be shut down after cracks appeared on the glass panel of the ceiling above the walls.

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Commonwealth Games: Jasmine Ser wins Singapore's second shooting gold

Commonwealth Games: Jasmine Ser wins Singapore's second shooting gold
GLASGOW: Singapore won its fourth gold medal on day 6 of competition at the Commonwealth Games with shooter Jasmine Ser coming out tops in the Women's 50 Metres Rifle, 3-Positions final. It was also the Republic's second gold in shooting at the Glasg...

Singapore-China training exchange "unique and special": DPM Teo

Singapore-China training exchange "unique and special": DPM Teo
BEIJING: Singapore-China cooperation is on a sound footing in the run-up to the two countries' 25th anniversary of bilateral relations next year, and this is reflected in the training exchanges between officials on both sides.This was highlighted at ...

Football: Earlier kick-off time for Juventus-Singapore game on Aug 16

Football: Earlier kick-off time for Juventus-Singapore game on Aug 16
SINGAPORE: The Aug 16 curtain-raiser football game between Juventus Football Club and a Singapore selection team at the Sports Hub's new National Stadium will kick off at 6pm, instead of the original 7.30pm. This is due to "operational reasons", orga...

SAF scholarships given to 31 recipients from diverse backgrounds

SAF scholarships given to 31 recipients from diverse backgrounds
SINGAPORE: Terrorism, cyber threats and biological pandemics are some of the current and future security challenges Singapore faces. To tackle them rapidly, it is important to groom top-notch leaders to stay ahead of these challenges, said Defence Mi...

Executives by day, cat-women by night

Executives by day, cat-women by night
SINGAPORE: Relationship manager Sharon Tang and lawyer Thenuga Vijakumar are busy executives by day, but at night, they turn into cat-women - they trap stray cats and send them for neutering, in a bid to save them from being culled.They are doing the...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore set to compete in Women's 4x100m Medley finals

Commonwealth Games: Singapore set to compete in Women's 4x100m Medley finals
SINGAPORE: National swimmer Joseph Schooling, who won the silver medal in the men’s 100m butterfly final at the Commonwealth Games, took part in two more races on Tuesday (July 29).However, he missed making it to the finals for both events. He finish...

Australia to use PIN for credit card purchases from August

Australia to use PIN for credit card purchases from August
SINGAPORE: From August this year, people making purchases with credit cards in Australia will have to use a personal identification number (PIN) instead of their signatures to verify their payments. Australian authorities said this is to ensure that ...

Gangs turn to social media for recruitment

Gangs turn to social media for recruitment
SINGAPORE: Social media is proving to be a ripe breeding ground for gang recruitment among high-risk youths, new local research revealed on Tuesday (July 29).The study by the National University of Singapore (NUS) is the first study of the impact of ...

Flash floods reported at several locations today: PUB

Flash floods reported at several locations today: PUB
SINGAPORE:  Flash floods were reported on Tuesday (July 29) at MacKenzie Road, Kramat Lane, and Bassein Road, according to a media release from the Public Utilities Board (PUB). The heaviest rainfall today was recorded at Handy Road, which saw a tota...

Students take charge of cleanliness with launch of Keep Singapore Clean Movement

Students take charge of cleanliness with launch of Keep Singapore Clean Movement
SINGAPORE: The Keep Singapore Clean Movement in schools was launched on Tuesday (July 29), to get students to take ownership of the cleanliness of their school and the environment. The initiative was first announced at the 7th Teachers' Conference in...

186 scholarships awarded to talent in built environment sector

186 scholarships awarded to talent in built environment sector
SINGAPORE: Of more than 1,100 students who applied, a record 186 received Built Environment Scholarships at the degree and diploma levels on Tuesday (July 29).There was also a record number of companies - 54 - sponsoring the scholarships this year, a...

More marriages fall apart, fewer marriages in 2013

More marriages fall apart, fewer marriages in 2013
SINGAPORE: The number of marriages fell for the first time since 2010, according to figures from the Singapore Department of Statistics released on Tuesday (July 29). The Statistics on Marriages and Divorces 2013 report said 26,254 were registered la...

JTC launches two industrial sites for sale

JTC launches two industrial sites for sale
SINGAPORE: JTC Corporation on Tuesday (July 29) launched two industrial sites at Tuas for sale under the second half 2014 Industrial Government Land Sales (IGLS) programme.The two sites - at Tuas Bay Close and Tuas South Street 7 - were launched as p...

Trees at Punggol, Tuas felled amid thunderstorms

Trees at Punggol, Tuas felled amid thunderstorms
SINGAPORE: Strong winds amid a thunderstorm saw trees toppling in various parts of Singapore on Tuesday (July 29), obstructing traffic in some areas and cutting off the entry to a car park in the north-east.Callers told the MediaCorp hotline (68 2222...

Singapore, US kick off joint military exercise in South China Sea

Singapore, US kick off joint military exercise in South China Sea
SINGAPORE: The naval forces of Singapore and United States will carry out joint exercises in the international waters of the South China Sea as part of this year's Exercise CARAT (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training), which begins on Tuesday (J...

Resale private home prices down 1% on-month in June

Resale private home prices down 1% on-month in June
SINGAPORE: Resale prices of private homes fell in June after inching up in May, according to Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) estimates released on Tuesday (July 29).The SRPI, compiled by the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Re...

ERP revisions from Aug 4 include new gantries along AYE

ERP revisions from Aug 4 include new gantries along AYE
SINGAPORE: Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will be lowered at four gantries at the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) and the East Coast Parkway (ECP) from Aug 4, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in its latest quarterly review of traffic cond...

Students encouraged to keep schools, environment clean

Students encouraged to keep schools, environment clean
SINGAPORE: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat kicked off the Keep Singapore Clean Movement in Schools by saying that students here can become role models and advocates of a clean Singapore to the people around them.Mr Heng was speaking at Woodgrove Se...

Internships give NTU graduates 'an edge' in landing jobs

Internships give NTU graduates 'an edge' in landing jobs
SINGAPORE: Every year, almost 4,300 undergraduates from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) go through an internship stint with companies. The experience and exposure have proved invaluable for many who receive job offers after such stints, th...

Guidelines on doctors’ fees could be reinstated

Guidelines on doctors’ fees could be reinstated
The Singapore Medical Council hopes that the Act governing doctors’ fee guidelines can be changed to override competition laws.

12 injured after truck hits SBS bus

12 injured after truck hits SBS bus
Passengers suffered minor injuries in the collision at Tampines Avenue 10.

Keppel Land makes maiden US  investment

Keppel Land makes maiden US investment
SINGAPORE: Keppel Land has made its maiden investment in the United States by taking a stake in a prime New York City residential development.Keppel Land, one of Singapore's largest developers, said on Tuesday (July 29) that it will invest about US$7...

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Singapore leaders send condolences over AH5017 crash

Singapore leaders send condolences over AH5017 crash
SINGAPORE: Singapore leaders have sent their condolences to their counterparts in France, Algeria and Burkina Faso, over the tragic crash of Air Algerie flight AH5017.President Tony Tan Keng Yam wrote to French President Francois Hollande, Algerian P...

Muslims in Singapore celebrate Hari Raya

Muslims in Singapore celebrate Hari Raya
SINGAPORE: Muslims in Singapore celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri, or the end of the fasting month, on Monday (July 28). There was good news amidst the celebrations - worshippers were told that the upgrading of the Sultan Mosque costing S$4.37 million,...

First Latin American Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow visits Singapore

First Latin American Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow visits Singapore
SINGAPORE: Brazil's Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mr Ricardo Schaefer, is visiting Singapore as the 45th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow. He is also the first Fellow from Latin America and will be in Sin...

Yishun's Bottle Tree Park set to close in August

Yishun's Bottle Tree Park set to close in August
SINGAPORE: Bottle Tree Park in Yishun is set to close next month and most businesses there say they will be closing shop too as they were not able to come to an agreement on rent with the new operator. They will have to vacate by August 17.Kang Weng ...

Singapore and China share strong ties: DPM Teo

Singapore and China share strong ties: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: Singapore and China ties are deep, and cooperation between the two countries is broad, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in an op-ed published on Monday (July 28) in Chinese newspaper “Cankao News”, highlighting how China and Singap...

Commonwealth Games: Disappointment for local shooters in men's 50m pistol event

Commonwealth Games: Disappointment for local shooters in men's 50m pistol event
SINGAPORE: In the men's 50-metre pistol event at the Commonwealth Games, Team Singapore gave it its best shot but failed to make the cut.Shooter Gai Bin missed the bronze - finishing 4th out of eight competitors with a score of 143.4. His compatriot ...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore men's team win gold in table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Singapore men's team win gold in table tennis
GLASGOW: Singapore won gold in the Commonwealth Games table tennis men's team final against England in replica circumstances to their 2010 victory in New Delhi.Their trio of Zhan Jian, Gao Ning and Li Hu prevailed 3-1 against England's Liam Pitchford...

Singapore delegation attends Hari Raya Open House in Brunei Darussalam

Singapore delegation attends Hari Raya Open House in Brunei Darussalam
SINGAPORE: Senior Singapore leaders will visit Brunei from Tuesday to Saturday (July 29 to August 2) in conjunction with Hari Raya.Led by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli, the delegation includes Minister of Sta...

Kids create fun toys using scientific concepts

Kids create fun toys using scientific concepts
SINGAPORE: Using scientific concepts to create innovative toys - that is what some 6,000 students did in the largest toy-invention competition this year, which saw a record 5,070 entries.One of the winning entries was a "hungry spider" that helps you...

New baju kurong for kids from needy families

New baju kurong for kids from needy families
SINGAPORE: Close to 100 children from 35 needy families were given something to smile about this Hari Raya. The children, who have family members struggling with drug addiction, went on a shopping spree, buying a new baju kurong (Malay traditional ou...

Commonwealth Games: Tao Li, Schooling remain in medal contention

Commonwealth Games: Tao Li, Schooling remain in medal contention
SINGAPORE: Two of Singapore's swimmers - Tao Li and Joseph Schooling - remain in the hunt for their first medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.Tao Li qualified for the semi-final of the women's 50-metre backstroke on Monday (July 28) after finish...

Local Ultimate Frisbee club takes on the world this August

Local Ultimate Frisbee club takes on the world this August
SINGAPORE: Did you know that a Singapore Ultimate Frisbee club is seeded 13th in the mixed division for the world's largest international competition for it? The World Ultimate Club Championships takes place in Italy from August 2 to 9, and Singapore...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore win bronze in badminton mixed team event

Commonwealth Games: Singapore win bronze in badminton mixed team event
SINGAPORE: Singapore secured the bronze medal in the mixed teams badminton at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday (July 28) with a 3-2 victory over India.In the final rubber, the women's doubles, Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei beat Indian pair...

Singapore to match M'sia toll charges, says LTA

Singapore to match M'sia toll charges, says LTA
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority said if there is a new, or an increase, in toll charges by Malaysia at the Causeway, Singapore will match them in due course. That is because it has been Singapore's practice to peg its tolls to match those set...

Singapore ministers attend Sultan of Johor's Hari Raya Open House

Singapore ministers attend Sultan of Johor's Hari Raya Open House
SINGAPORE: Two Singapore ministers visited Sultan of Johor Ibrahim Iskandar at his Hari Raya Open House on Monday morning (July 28) at the Istana Pasir Pelangi in Johor Baru.Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and Mrs Gan, together with Minister for Culture...

Mutual trust key to strong S'pore-China, China-ASEAN relations: DPM Teo

Mutual trust key to strong S'pore-China, China-ASEAN relations: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean is currently in China for an official five-day visit until July 31. The following is the full text of his op-ed on Singapore-China relations that was published in China's Cankao News broadsheet on Monday...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore target long-term table tennis mastery

Commonwealth Games: Singapore target long-term table tennis mastery
GLASGOW - Singapore can maintain their dominance of women's table tennis at the Commonwealth Games in the long-term following their gold in the team event in Glasgow, according to coach Jing Junhong.The victory, secured with a 3-0 win over Malaysia, ...

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Commonwealth Games: Singapore reach men's team table tennis final

Commonwealth Games: Singapore reach men's team table tennis final
GLASGOW: Singapore beat Nigeria 3-1 in the men's team table tennis semi-final at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday (July 27).Singapore will face England in the final after England defeated India 3-1 in the second semi-final.Nigeria gave Singapore a sc...

Star-studded ComChest Care & Share Charity Show 2014 raises over S$6m

Star-studded ComChest Care & Share Charity Show 2014 raises over S$6m
SINGAPORE: The ComChest Care & Share Charity Show 2014, which took place at the Resorts World Sentosa Theatre on Sunday (July 27), raised over S$6.2 million for beneficiaries under the care of the Community Chest.Highlights of the star-studded show i...

Durian lovers get a taste of 'kampung spirit'

Durian lovers get a taste of 'kampung spirit'
SINGAPORE: About 350 durian fans socialised over the “king of fruits” in an exotic ‘makan’ session at Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre on Sunday (July 27) as part of this year's Durian Mobilisation event.Organised by well-known food blogger...

Ramadan a reminder to strengthen family ties: Yaacob

Ramadan a reminder to strengthen family ties: Yaacob
SINGAPORE: Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim and his parliamentary colleagues wish all Muslims 'Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri'.In his Hari Raya Message, Dr Yaacob urged the community to have the spirit of inclusiveness and generos...

Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang re-elected to head WP

Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang re-elected to head WP
SINGAPORE: Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang have been re-elected as Chairman and Secretary-General respectively, of the Workers' Party.The party held its Conference of Organisers on Sunday (July 27) at its headquarters, where 12 members were elec...

Temasek Poly students develop mobile apps to help elderly

Temasek Poly students develop mobile apps to help elderly
SINGAPORE: A mobile device that can help the elderly test their balance control during physiotherapy and an app that allows the visually impaired to operate household appliances are just some of the innovative projects showcased by final-year student...

Thomson ERP gantry does its job

Thomson ERP gantry does its job
SINGAPORE: As more Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries are erected over the years, it has been nearly impossible for motorists to escape them. However, Channel NewsAsia has identified one.Motorists travelling along Thomson Road are able to by-pass...

Hari Raya to fall on Monday, July 28

Hari Raya to fall on Monday, July 28
SINGAPORE: The first day of the month of Syawal 1435H will fall on Monday (July 28), announced the Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram. In a statement, he announced that “based on astronomical calculations, and in accordance with the criter...

'Improvements' to illegal parking situation at Tiong Bahru: Indranee

'Improvements' to illegal parking situation at Tiong Bahru: Indranee
SINGAPORE: There "has been some improvements" to the illegal parking situation in Tiong Bahru estate, said MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC Indranee Rajah on Sunday (July 27).Earlier this year, residents took to the streets to remind motorists to be consider...

Heritage trail explores history of Queenstown

Heritage trail explores history of Queenstown
SINGAPORE: The public can now learn more about the rich history of Singapore's first satellite estate - Queenstown - through the My Queenstown Heritage Trail.The trail will also chart the evolution of public housing in Singapore through personal stor...

S'pore, China to share experiences in social governance at Beijing forum

S'pore, China to share experiences in social governance at Beijing forum
SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean is in China for an official 5-day (July 27-31) visit, at the invitation of Secretary Meng Jianzhu, Member of CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and CPC Central Committee Political and Legal Affairs C...

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Commonwealth Games: Mixed results for Singapore shooters

Commonwealth Games: Mixed results for Singapore shooters
SINGAPORE: In Commonwealth Games shooting action, Singapore's Gai Bin finished 11th out of 30 competitiors with a score of 567 at the men's 10m air pistol event. Fellow Singaporean Lim Swee Hon finished 16th with a score of 562.Both did not qualify f...

Following in the Footsteps of Singapore's Chinese immigrants

Following in the Footsteps of Singapore's Chinese immigrants
SINGAPORE: Some 200 people gathered on Saturday evening (July 26) at the National Museum to revisit the lives of Singapore's Chinese immigrants and to learn how they helped the nation in Singapore's early years.They watched a special screening of Foo...

Identity of boy found at Marina Promenade established

Identity of boy found at Marina Promenade established
SINGAPORE: Singapore police said they have established the identity of a boy who was found on July 21 at the Marina Promenade.The police had sent out an appeal for information on July 22, after the boy could not provide details of his family. The pol...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore swimmers through to finals

Commonwealth Games: Singapore swimmers through to finals
SINGAPORE: Joseph Schooling has qualified for the finals in the 200m butterfly event at the swimming competition of this year's Commonwealth Games. He finished fifth out of 15 competitors with a time of 1:58.04 in the qualifying rounds.He advances to...

Singapore 'ketupat' map sets new record

Singapore 'ketupat' map sets new record
SINGAPORE: Around 75 residents and grassroots leaders set a new mark in the Singapore Guiness Book of Records on Saturday (July 26) when they created the largest Singapore map made of ribbon ketupats.Ketupats are traditional Malay rice cakes usually ...

Gamblers pick up the habit at around 14 years old: survey

Gamblers pick up the habit at around 14 years old: survey
SINGAPORE: A survey on youth gambling has found that the average age of those who pick up the habit in Singapore is around 14 years old. The survey showed their favourite activities include playing poker-cards, mahjong, and betting on 4D and TOTO.The...

1,700 volunteers to receive 'Dengue Fighter' training from NEA

1,700 volunteers to receive 'Dengue Fighter' training from NEA
SINGAPORE: Community efforts to fight dengue are being ramped up.Over the next two months, 1,700 grassroots volunteers from the People’s Association will be trained by the National Environment Agency (NEA) to be "Dengue Fighters" - part of a nationwi...

PM Lee's social media followers on the invite list for National Day Rally

PM Lee's social media followers on the invite list for National Day Rally
SINGAPORE: The National Day Rally guest list typically includes leaders and representatives of different groups in Singapore, and this year (2014), there will be seats reserved for social media users. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will save seats fo...

Making a 'bald' statement in fight against cancer

Making a 'bald' statement in fight against cancer
SINGAPORE: It was the last chance for many to make a "bald" statement this year - organised by the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF), the Hair for Hope 2014 is winding down and some participants did their part on Saturday (July 26) to support childr...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore's Mok Ying Ren withdraws from Marathon event

Commonwealth Games: Singapore's Mok Ying Ren withdraws from Marathon event
SINGAPORE: Singapore athlete Mok Ying Ren has withdrawn from the Marathon event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This is due to an existing injury which has not recovered in time for his run on Sunday (July 27).Mok said that he had been nursin...

To give or not to give way to emergency vehicles

To give or not to give way to emergency vehicles
SINGAPORE: A video of a car refusing to give way to an ambulance in Singapore made the news in 2013 -- the driver was given a S$160 fine and four demerit points. Cases like this have dropped, according to data from the Traffic Police.In 2009, 19 driv...

RSAF celebrates 45 years with roving exhibition in HDB heartlands

RSAF celebrates 45 years with roving exhibition in HDB heartlands
SINGAPORE: For years, members of the public had to travel to military air bases to catch a glimpse of the high-tech aircraft and equipment as well as the personnel who protect our skies, but this weekend, the air base travels to the Toa Payoh HDB Hub...

Bedok residents to get healthcare and sports facilities under one roof

Bedok residents to get healthcare and sports facilities under one roof
SINGAPORE: Come 2017, residents in Bedok can look forward to a one-stop centre that will house facilities for healthcare, community activities and sports. The new Bedok Integrated Complex will not just offer different facilities, but also integrated ...

17 motorists arrested for drink-driving

17 motorists arrested for drink-driving
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested 17 motorists for drink-driving in an islandwide operation conducted in the early hours of Friday (July 25). Traffic Police tested 61 drivers for alcohol consumption at various road blocks, and 17 of them, all men aged ...

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