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Football: LionsXII lose 3-1 to Felda United in Malaysia Cup match

Football: LionsXII lose 3-1 to Felda United in Malaysia Cup match
SINGAPORE: The final Malaysia Cup Group A match for the LionsXII was a formality, as Fandi Ahmad's side had already been knocked out of the competition.The Singapore team ended their campaign on Tuesday night (Sep 2) on a losing note, going down 3-1 ...

New secondary school programme aims to teach science in hands-on way

New secondary school programme aims to teach science in hands-on way
SINGAPORE: A new programme has been introduced to secondary students to get them to apply the knowledge learnt from math and science using a more practical, hands-on approach.It is part of an applied-learning programme that focuses on Science, Techno...

Universities need to maintain rigour in their programmes: DPM Teo

Universities need to maintain rigour in their programmes: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: As more students enter university, universities have a greater responsibility to maintain rigour and relevance in their programmes and to build strong relationships with their alumni.Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean made this point on T...

One individual, 2 institutes receive President’s Award for the Environment

One individual, 2 institutes receive President’s Award for the Environment
SINGAPORE: One individual and two institutes have received the President's Award for the Environment, the highest environmental accolade in Singapore. They received the awards from President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Tuesday evening (Sep 2)....

Families for Life Celebrations to promote importance of bonding

Families for Life Celebrations to promote importance of bonding
SINGAPORE: A poll, conducted by the Families for Life Council in August, showed that seven in 10 respondents felt that spending time with their family gave them the most happiness. However, only 872 of those polled - about half - were satisfied with ...

Some rubber-band loom products fail safety standards in lab test

Some rubber-band loom products fail safety standards in lab test
SINGAPORE: Five out of eight samples of rubber-band loom products sent to a laboratory here have failed quality standards tests. They were found to have excessive amount of phthalates - more than 0.1 per cent of the safety standards.Phthalates are us...

Olympic and world champions to attend Singapore Swim Stars

Olympic and world champions to attend Singapore Swim Stars
SINGAPORE: Twelve Olympic champions and 21 World champions have signed up for the inaugural Singapore Swim Stars, the first major swimming event at the Singapore Sports Hub.Organisers said that more than half of the 3,000 tickets on sale have been sn...

 SingPost raises rates for the first time in 8 years

SingPost raises rates for the first time in 8 years
SINGAPORE: SingPost has raised its rates for the first time in eight years. It announced on Tuesday (Sep 2) that local postage rates for letters weighing 20g or less will be adjusted upwards by 4 cents to 30 cents from Oct 1.Adjustments to internatio...

Better payouts needed for reverse mortgage scheme for private housing, say analysts

Better payouts needed for reverse mortgage scheme for private housing, say analysts
SINGAPORE: One way to help owners of private housing monetise their property for retirement is to relaunch the reverse mortgage scheme, which was first introduced eight years ago.Although it did not meet with much success at the time, property analys...

Strong Q2 earnings, favourable ratings for Singapore's three banks

Strong Q2 earnings, favourable ratings for Singapore's three banks
SINGAPORE: Favourable ratings from ratings agencies and a stable financial sector in Singapore has helped the three local banks to grow. DBS Bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) and United Overseas Bank (UOB) all reported strong earnings ...

Breakthrough in malaria testing enables early detection

Breakthrough in malaria testing enables early detection
SINGAPORE: Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) have developed a new technique to detect malaria within minutes. This breakthrough in the field of malaria testing involves a technique that detects the metabo...

Regional disaster relief centre in Singapore could soon be a reality

Regional disaster relief centre in Singapore could soon be a reality
SINGAPORE: Plans to base a regional humanitarian assistance and disaster relief coordination centre in Singapore are well into the final stages. Sources told Channel NewsAsia that an announcement on it will be made soon, possibly as early as this mon...

Singapore opens S$950m underground rock cavern at Jurong

Singapore opens S$950m underground rock cavern at Jurong
SINGAPORE: The Jurong Rock Caverns (JRC), the first commercial underground rock cavern storage facility for liquid hydrocarbons in Southeast Asia, was officially opened on Tuesday (Sep 2). It will be a key support for Singapore's petrochemical indust...

Xbox teams up with StarHub for localised content

Xbox teams up with StarHub for localised content
SINGAPORE: Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console, which will be launched in Singapore on Sep 23, will allow local users to stream programmes on their Xbox One thanks to a partnership with StarHub. This was announced by the company at a Xbox One showcas...

Six construction firms to receive awards for HDB projects

Six construction firms to receive awards for HDB projects
SINGAPORE: Six construction firms will be recognised for their work on seven public housing projects at this year's HDB Construction Awards, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced on Tuesday (Sep 2).The awards, meant "to recognise industry...

Local film 1965 won't be a Lee Kuan Yew biopic, say producers

Local film 1965 won't be a Lee Kuan Yew biopic, say producers
SINGAPORE: Producers of the film 1965 said the movie will not be a biopic about Singapore's first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Neither will it be a political or propaganda film.Rather, the film will be a dramatic thriller on how fragile racial ha...

Improve our transport experience? There's a hackathon for that

Improve our transport experience? There's a hackathon for that
SINGAPORE: If getting commuters to move into the centre of a train carriage or fading taxi receipts are bugbears in your commuting experience, SMRT and NUS Enterprise have unearthed five possible solutions from their NUS-SMRT Commuthon.Held on Aug 29...

Football: Brazil coach Dunga 'truly excited' to play Japan in Singapore

Football: Brazil coach Dunga 'truly excited' to play Japan in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Ahead of Brazil's match against Japan at Singapore's National Stadium on Oct 14, coach Dunga said he is relishing the contest against "the best team in Asia" in front of Asian fans.Said newly-appointed coach Dunga: "We are truly excited to...

Crown Prince of Brunei visits SAF's Multi-Mission Range Complex

Crown Prince of Brunei visits SAF's Multi-Mission Range Complex
SINGAPORE: The Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah visited the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Multi-Mission Range Complex on Tuesday (Sep 2).During the visit, which was hosted by Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing, the Crown Prince viewed...

New Science Centre unit will help schools teach Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths

New Science Centre unit will help schools teach Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths
SINGAPORE: A newly-established unit under the Singapore Science Centre, called STEM Inc., will support secondary schools in developing the quality of the existing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) applied learning programme.The un...

Singapore study finds bilingual babies may be brighter

Singapore study finds bilingual babies may be brighter
SINGAPORE: Babies exposed to two languages display better learning and memory skills than those who are exposed to one language, a new study in Singapore has found.The study, believed to be the first of its kind, involved 114 six-month-old infants. A...

MOH to introduce guidelines on care for seniors

MOH to introduce guidelines on care for seniors
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) is planning to introduce a set of guidelines each for home care services and centre-based care services for seniors, as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the quality of care in the intermediate and long-te...

1 in 3 teens in Singapore have experienced cyberbullying: McAfee

1 in 3 teens in Singapore have experienced cyberbullying: McAfee
SINGAPORE: More than one-third of Singaporean youths have experienced cyberbullying - whether they witnessed cyberbullying in action, are the victims of it, or are the ones who do the bullying online - according to a study by McAfee released on Tuesd...

Ask the PM: Catch the 'live' forum on Sep 4

Ask the PM: Catch the 'live' forum on Sep 4
SINGAPORE: You have heard Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally, now do you have a question for him? Here is your chance to get it answered in a "live" forum with Mr Lee, to be telecast on Channel 5 and Channel NewsAsia on Thursday (Sep...

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Man arrested for fighting tries to bribe police with cigarettes

Man arrested for fighting tries to bribe police with cigarettes
SINGAPORE: Police arrested two men for fighting near Kim Chuan Road, at about 4:40pm on Sunday (Aug 31). The suspects are aged 40 and 44.They were spotted by Voluntary Special Constable (VSC) Corporal Jeremy Koh and Special Constable (SC) Sergeant Al...

Singapore athletes head to Asian Games and Asian Para Games

Singapore athletes head to Asian Games and Asian Para Games
SINGAPORE: A joint flag presentation ceremony was held on Monday (Sep 1) for the Singapore athletes headed to the Asian Games and Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea. Singapore is sending close to 300 athletes for the two events.Sprinter Gary Ye...

Crown Prince of Brunei in Singapore for five-day visit

Crown Prince of Brunei in Singapore for five-day visit
SINGAPORE: The Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah is in Singapore for a five-day official visit. His visit is at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean.The Crown Prince and his wife met President Tony T...

Running with flying colours at the Color Run Singapore

Running with flying colours at the Color Run Singapore
SINGAPORE: The 'happiest 5km on the planet' as organisers bill it, was back in Singapore for the second year running on Saturday (Aug 30) and Sunday. Runners swarmed to Sentosa decked in their gear ready to have fun.This 5-kilometre event is not abou...

Rainbow Loom fakes: Looming safety hazard?

Rainbow Loom fakes: Looming safety hazard?
SINGAPORE: SPRING Singapore has alerted consumers not to buy Rainbow Loom products from unknown sources, as counterfeit products flood the local market. An advisory posted on its site urges buyers to purchase products from responsible brands and sell...

Speakers' Corner, 14 years on

Speakers' Corner, 14 years on
SINGAPORE: Monday (Sep 1) marked 14 years since the Speakers' Corner was set up at Hong Lim Park, giving Singaporeans a public space to speak on any issue without needing a licence or permit.Established in 2000, the Speakers' Corner was modelled afte...

More Pioneer Generation patients expected to switch to private clinics

More Pioneer Generation patients expected to switch to private clinics
SINGAPORE: Parkway Shenton, which has a chain of GP clinics, has said its clinics saw at least a 20 per cent increase in elderly Singaporeans visiting the clinics on Monday (Sep 1) - the first day Pioneer Generation Card privileges kicked in for elde...

PM Lee talks CPF and retirement adequacy in first radio Q&A

PM Lee talks CPF and retirement adequacy in first radio Q&A
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government is prepared to study the issue of private housing and how to monetise it for retirees - similar to the existing Lease Buyback Scheme for seniors to unlock the value of their HDB flats.He m...

Indonesian President Yudhoyono to be conferred Order of Temasek (First Class)

Indonesian President Yudhoyono to be conferred Order of Temasek (First Class)
SINGAPORE: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will receive the Order of Temasek (First Class) at the Istana on Wednesday (Sep 3).Dr Yudhoyono's conferment is part of his three-day state visit which begins on Tuesday (Sep 2), at the invitat...

MBA or CFA? It depends on where you want your career to go

MBA or CFA? It depends on where you want your career to go
SINGAPORE: For many business professionals looking for career development or a job switch, gunning for higher qualifications is a common move, and recruitment firms like Robert Walters say the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Chartered...

Man dies in cement mixer accident at Changi Airport

Man dies in cement mixer accident at Changi Airport
SINGAPORE: A Chinese man in his 50s died on Monday (Sep 1) following an accident at the carpark basement of Changi Airport (Terminal 3) involving a cement mixer.The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the accident at 3.07pm. They sent...

Fire at Pearls Centre, involving ventilation system motor

Fire at Pearls Centre, involving ventilation system motor
SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at Pearls Centre at Eu Tong Sen Street on Monday afternoon (Sep 1), and involved the ventilation system motor, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).The SCDF received a call about the incident at 3.43pm, and dispat...

Peter Pan to fly into Singapore in November

Peter Pan to fly into Singapore in November
SINGAPORE: Peter Pan is finally landing in Singapore. The theatrical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic that is. The show will be making its debut in Asia on Nov 27 at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story was first performed...

'Kill stray cats' flyer taken out of context: Art collective

'Kill stray cats' flyer taken out of context: Art collective
Art collective Vertical Submarine says the flyer was part of art performance against evil and that it does not advocate killing of stray cats.

Business leaders to look into greater recognition of skills learnt during NS

Business leaders to look into greater recognition of skills learnt during NS
SINGAPORE: An advisory council comprising leaders from different business sectors is looking at ways to better recognise the skills workers use during National Service (NS).On Monday (Sep 1), the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (AC...

2 new bus services for residents in Hougang and Toa Payoh

2 new bus services for residents in Hougang and Toa Payoh
SINGAPORE: SBS Transit (SBST) on Monday (Sep 1) rolled out two new loop bus services in Hougang and Toa Payoh, as part of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Both bus services will start on Sep 14.In a news release, SBST said 324 – the 31st...

SMRT pilots health screening programme for older taxi drivers

SMRT pilots health screening programme for older taxi drivers
SINGAPORE: SMRT is piloting a year-long health screening and coaching programme for older taxi drivers. It aims to promote and encourage positive health practices at work and at rest, the transport operator said on Monday (Sep 1).Partnering with the ...

MOH publishes total operation fees for 65 common procedures

MOH publishes total operation fees for 65 common procedures
SINGAPORE: The Health Ministry (MOH) published the total operation fees for 65 common procedures at public hospitals on its website on Monday (Sep 1). The move aims to provide more transparency and help patients make informed decisions.The data publi...

More than 1,000 cleaning businesses licensed: NEA

More than 1,000 cleaning businesses licensed: NEA
SINGAPORE: A total of 1,001 cleaning businesses, with a total workforce of 52,000 cleaners, have been licensed since the new cleaning business licensing regime was introduced in April, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday (Sep 1).The ...

Singapore travellers' worst nightmare? Flight cancellations

Singapore travellers' worst nightmare? Flight cancellations
SINGAPORE: Of the vacation woes travellers here dread the most, flight cancellations come in tops, according to a Zuji study. As for pet peeves, finding out that the hotel is full or their booking is not found is the worst hotel irk for Singapore-bas...

East Coast Park Service Road closed on Sunday morning; bus service affected

East Coast Park Service Road closed on Sunday morning; bus service affected
SINGAPORE: SBS Transit bus service 401 will skip a total of eight bus stops on Sunday (Sep 7) because of road closures for the Zoot TRI-Factor Triathlon 2014.According to the TRI-Factor website, the triathlon starts at 7.30am and it ends at 1pm. From...

Two cars catch fire in downtown Singapore

Two cars catch fire in downtown Singapore
SINGAPORE: A car travelling along Victoria Street caught fire on Monday (Sep 1) morning. No one was injured in the fire, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).(Photo: Jerry Foo)SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at 8.13am, and dispatched tw...

Singapore’s third Green Building Masterplan launched

Singapore’s third Green Building Masterplan launched
SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday (Sep 1) launched the third Green Building Masterplan to guide Singapore’s green building journey over the next five to 10 years.The masterplan, developed by the Building and Constructio...

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Rebecca Lim reports for duty in Mata Mata 2

Rebecca Lim reports for duty in Mata Mata 2
SINGAPORE: A brand new season of police drama Mata Mata airs on Monday (Sep 1), bringing with it a fresh storyline and a couple of new cast members.Among them is actress Rebecca Lim who plays feisty Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer Mar...

Singapore medical community has lost a great talent: Khaw

Singapore medical community has lost a great talent: Khaw
SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the medical community has lost a great talent, following the death of prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim on Saturday (Aug 30).In a Facebook post, Mr Khaw, who was previously the Health Ministe...

Families bond at carnival

Families bond at carnival
SINGAPORE: About 2,500 residents gathered at the ITE College Central on Sunday (Aug 31) to celebrate Singapore's 49th birthday. Joining in the fun was Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.Two weeks ago, ITE College Central was where PM Lee delivered his Na...

Police nab 130 in overnight raid

Police nab 130 in overnight raid
SINGAPORE: The police arrested 130 suspects in an overnight raid at the Little India and Jalan Besar area on Saturday (Aug 30).The operation was conducted by officers from the Central Police Division, the Criminal Investigation Department and other a...

Longer races more popular at  SAFRA Singapore Bay Run, Army Half Marathon

Longer races more popular at SAFRA Singapore Bay Run, Army Half Marathon
SINGAPORE: About 46,000 people were at the Marina Bay on Sunday (Aug 31) for the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon. And this year, the longer races seemed to be the most popular.21,800 people participated in the 21-kilometre Army Half Ma...

Seniors at successful ageing discussion say they prefer to age in place

Seniors at successful ageing discussion say they prefer to age in place
SINGAPORE: To age in place, living independently within a supportive community was the desire of many seniors who were at a focus group discussion on senior-friendly homes on Saturday (Aug 30).It is the second in a series of public discussions on the...

Crown Prince of Brunei to make five-day Singapore visit

Crown Prince of Brunei to make five-day Singapore visit
SINGAPORE: The Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah will make a five-day visit to Singapore from September 1 to 5 as part of the Singapore-Brunei Young Leaders' Programme (YLP).The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the visit is at the invit...

Lease Buyback, education hot topics at post-NDR dialogue

Lease Buyback, education hot topics at post-NDR dialogue
SINGAPORE: Greater flexibility for the Lease Buyback Scheme and faster career progression for ITE and polytechnic students were some of the suggestions made by Pasir Ris-Punggol residents on Sunday (Aug 31). The residents were taking part in a dialog...

Prof Lim a man ahead of his time: President Tony Tan

Prof Lim a man ahead of his time: President Tony Tan
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has paid tribute to prominent eye surgeon Professor Arthur Lim who died on Saturday (Aug 30). In a Facebook post, Dr Tan said Prof Lim was the father of modern ophthalmology in Singapore.He added that Prof Lim w...

Govt mulls flexibility for Lease Buyback Scheme

Govt mulls flexibility for Lease Buyback Scheme
SINGAPORE: The government is looking at introducing greater flexibility to the Lease Buyback Scheme, and this could include extending or shortening the number of years of flat leases participants of the scheme can retain.National Development Minister...

Govt raises matching grants for three more self-help groups

Govt raises matching grants for three more self-help groups
SINGAPORE: Three more self-help groups (SHGs) will receive an increase in matching grants from the government.It is giving the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) a one-off grant of S$10 million, which will be disbursed over five years unti...

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Overseas participants join speed skating championship in Singapore

Overseas participants join speed skating championship in Singapore
SINGAPORE: This year's Short Track Speed Skating National Championship saw an overwhelming response. For the first time, participants from India, China, Indonesia and Malaysia joined host Singapore to compete at The Rink @ JCube.There will be 65 skat...

Charity walk raises S$1 million for needy families

Charity walk raises S$1 million for needy families
SINGAPORE: FairPrice Walks With U has raised S$1 million for charity. This year's event at the Promontory @ Marina Bay attracted 1,000 more participants, up from 5,000 in 2013.Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing flagged off the even...

Asian Games: Diver Mark Lee injured in training accident

Asian Games: Diver Mark Lee injured in training accident
SINGAPORE: Singapore diver Mark Lee's participation in the upcoming Asian Games is in doubt after he was injured during a training accident on Saturday (Aug 30) morning.The 20-year-old hit his foot on the diving board during a dive at the Toa Payoh S...

Karting Championship sets hearts racing ahead of Singapore GP

Karting Championship sets hearts racing ahead of Singapore GP
SINGAPORE: The inaugural Karting Championship was held at the F1 Pit Building on Saturday (Aug 30), in the lead-up to the Singapore Grand Prix.The championship is the finale to the Karting Training Programme, where 120 youths competed for fully-spons...

Increase in complaints against coupon-buying websites

Increase in complaints against coupon-buying websites
SINGAPORE: Coupon-buying websites have been gaining popularity and complaints against some of these sites are increasing too. Recently, some customers were unhappy with StreetDeal and its subscription model, which they felt charges them unfairly.Ms K...

200 Singaporeans receive Pioneer Generation Package

200 Singaporeans receive Pioneer Generation Package
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong presented the Pioneer Generation Package to 200 elderly Singaporeans at the Teck Ghee Community Club on Saturday evening (Aug 30).The package contains the Pioneer Generation Card, which entitles seniors to re...

More foreign domestic helpers take up skills upgrading courses

More foreign domestic helpers take up skills upgrading courses
SINGAPORE: The number of foreign domestic helpers in Singapore signing up for skills upgrading courses has jumped in the last three years.Voluntary organisations such as the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) s...

Three self-help groups raise workers' contribution rates

Three self-help groups raise workers' contribution rates
SINGAPORE: Three ethnic self-help groups have announced they will raise the monthly contribution rates of working Singaporeans, in order to better help the needy in the community. The changes will take effect from Jan 1, 2015.But not all workers will...

Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim dies

Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim dies
SINGAPORE: Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim died on Saturday (Aug 30) at the age of 80. He played a key role in developing quality eye care, education and research in Singapore, with far-reaching contributions to the world.Intracular lens implant tec...

Man arrested for car rental scam

Man arrested for car rental scam
SINGAPORE: Police have nabbed a 19-year-old man who is believed to be involved in several cases of car rental scams during the Hari Raya period.Police said it has been receiving reports about such scams since 26 July.In all these cases, the victims h...

Two more charged in Pandan Loop murder case

Two more charged in Pandan Loop murder case
SINGAPORE: Two more men were charged on Saturday (Aug 30) in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old foreign worker.Karthikeyan Prabakaran and Chellappan Sankar allegedly committed murder by causing the death of Murugaiya Suresh Kumar on Aug 23 a...

Education one of key issues raised by youths at post-NDR forum

Education one of key issues raised by youths at post-NDR forum
SINGAPORE: Education was one of the key issues raised by youths on Saturday (Aug 30) at a forum organised to get feedback on this year's National Day Rally. More than 120 youths and student leaders from the West Coast GRC and Pioneer Constituency par...

Residents in the east to get convenient access to social services

Residents in the east to get convenient access to social services
SINGAPORE: It is now more convenient for residents staying in the east to access social services, with the official opening of the Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub on Saturday (Aug 30).Located near Eunos MRT station, it houses programmes and service...

PM Lee urges new citizens to engage in the community

PM Lee urges new citizens to engage in the community
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged new citizens to engage in the community where they live and take part in community activities. Speaking at a citizenship ceremony at the Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang West constituencies on Saturday (Aug ...

New citizens can play a part: Khaw

New citizens can play a part: Khaw
SINGAPORE: New citizens can play a part to reach out to those who have newly-arrived in Singapore to help them understand the customs and norms here as they are better able to understand the challenges of adjusting to a new environment, said National...

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Eurasian Community Fund contribution rates to go up

Eurasian Community Fund contribution rates to go up
SINGAPORE: The Eurasian Association announced on Saturday (Aug 30) that it would be raising the contribution rates for the Eurasian Community Fund (ECF) from next year.The increase is tiered by income level, with those earning more than S$10,000 a mo...

Malaysia Cup: LionsXII out, despite winning Pahang 2-1

Malaysia Cup: LionsXII out, despite winning Pahang 2-1
SINGAPORE: In Malaysia Cup action, the LionsXII beat Pahang 2-1 at the Darul Makmur Stadium on Friday evening (Aug 29). Despite the win, Fandi Ahmad's men are out of the competition as Pahang and Felda United top Group A to advance to the next stage....

Tan Chuan-Jin's photography book raises over S$900k for charity

Tan Chuan-Jin's photography book raises over S$900k for charity
SINGAPORE: Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin has raised over S$900,000 through the sale of his book, a collection of travel photos. The money will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government, bringing the total to more than S$1.8 million.Mr Tan said...

China State Councillor Yang Jiechi visits Singapore

China State Councillor Yang Jiechi visits Singapore
SINGAPORE: China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi is in Singapore for a three-day visit at the invitation of the Singapore Government. He arrived on Thursday (Aug 28).Mr Yang met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Friday, and bot...

17 sailors to be fielded in upcoming Asian Games 2014

17 sailors to be fielded in upcoming Asian Games 2014
SINGAPORE: For the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Singapore's sailing team is aiming to match their performance during the 2010 edition. That means, setting their sights on two gold medals in South Korea. Four years ago in China, the Singapore cont...

Master ceramist Iskandar Jalil honoured with Japanese award

Master ceramist Iskandar Jalil honoured with Japanese award
SINGAPORE: Master ceramist Iskandar Jalil has received an award from the Japanese Foreign Minister for his contribution to the promotion of Japanese culture in Singapore. He was presented with the award at the Japanese Ambassador's residence on Frida...

Halimah Yacob calls for more flexibility in assessing Pioneer Generation appeals

Halimah Yacob calls for more flexibility in assessing Pioneer Generation appeals
SINGAPORE: Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob has called for more flexibility in the assessment of cases of elderly who want to be counted as members of the Pioneer Generation. She was speaking to the reporters on the sidelines of a health screening...

Hands-on approach the way to go, say President's Award recipients

Hands-on approach the way to go, say President's Award recipients
SINGAPORE: Two of the five teachers who received the President's Award on Friday (Aug 29) have taken a more hands-on approach in the teaching of Science.Leaving textbooks aside, the Greenview Secondary School teacher of 11 years, Dr Muhammad Nazir Am...

CHC board never told S$13m of bonds were for funding Crossover Project: Prosecution

CHC board never told S$13m of bonds were for funding Crossover Project: Prosecution
SINGAPORE: Prosecutors have charged that the six City Harvest Church leaders accused of misusing church monies "intentionally deceived" the management board and its executive members. They alleged that this was done by deliberately concealing informa...

New EC to be launched at Woodlands Ave 5

New EC to be launched at Woodlands Ave 5
SINGAPORE: A new Executive Condominium (EC) along Woodlands Avenue 5 will be launched soon. Bellewoods is the first EC to be launched after the Government introduced a sale restriction rule in January last year.Under the rule, developers of EC sites ...

More in Singapore venture into art-collecting

More in Singapore venture into art-collecting
SINGAPORE: With art events mushrooming and more galleries slated to open over the next few years, Singapore's art scene is thriving. Experts say events like Art Stage, Affordable Art Fairs, the opening of Gillman Barracks, and the opening of the Nati...

Man arrested for online milk powder, diapers scam

Man arrested for online milk powder, diapers scam
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 31-year-old man, believed to be involved in at least 15 cases of online cheating where he duped people into paying for milk powder and diapers which were never delivered.The man had used social media to advertise tha...

LTA not taking action against SMRT for allowing ACS(I) to charter trains

LTA not taking action against SMRT for allowing ACS(I) to charter trains
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) says it will not be taking further action against SMRT for allowing Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) to hire trains as transport to a rugby match on Tuesday (Aug 26). It had earlier warned that it would...

Ticket sales for commercial space flights launched in Singapore

Ticket sales for commercial space flights launched in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Flying into space is now within reach for Singaporeans who wish to do so - but the experience comes at a hefty price of S$100,000 for a ticket.For that amount, passengers can experience a space shuttle takeoff and a view of the Earth. The ...

Committee to build up pool of female board directors named

Committee to build up pool of female board directors named
SINGAPORE: A Diversity Action Committee (DAC) announced on Friday (Aug 29), will be tasked to build up the representation of woman directors on boards of companies. A news release by Singapore Exchange (SGX) stated that its CEO Magnus Bocker will cha...

Two more arrested for Pandan Loop murder

Two more arrested for Pandan Loop murder
SINGAPORE: Police on Friday (Aug 29) announced they have arrested another two men, aged 27 and 28, in connection with the death of a 26-year-old Indian national at Pandan Loop last Saturday.A third man, Thiruppathi Veerapperumal, has already been cha...

ASEAN Para Games 2015 to offer 15 sports events

ASEAN Para Games 2015 to offer 15 sports events
SINGAPORE: There will be 15 sports contested at the ASEAN Para Games 2015, which Singapore will host next December.The Singapore ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (SAPGOC) announced on Friday (Aug 29) that this is the most number of games offered...

PM Lee congratulates new Turkish counterpart

PM Lee congratulates new Turkish counterpart
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (Aug 29) sent a letter of congratulations to Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, following his appointment by Turkish President Tayyip the day before.Mr Lee said Turkey had made great progress ...

Void deck fire at Bukit Batok St 11

Void deck fire at Bukit Batok St 11
SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at Block 162 Bukit Batok Street 11 on Friday afternoon (Aug 29). A video sent in by viewer Daphne Gui showed large columns of smoke rising from the ground floor of the block.Bukit Batok fire (Video: Daphne Gui)The Singapor...

Nicole Seah on 'painful decision' to leave NSP

Nicole Seah on 'painful decision' to leave NSP
SINGAPORE: Nicole Seah says her decision to leave the National Solidarity Party (NSP) was "extremely difficult" to make and "painful", but says it is time to move on. She tendered her resignation to the party on Monday (Aug 25).The opposition politic...

Former managing partner sentenced to jail for tax evasion

Former managing partner sentenced to jail for tax evasion
SINGAPORE: The managing partner of a trading firm was sentenced to jail on Friday (Aug 29) for tax evasion, and ordered to pay back taxes and penalties of S$236,420.12.Chua Guat, the former principal partner of Chuan Kok Trading, pleaded guilty to tw...

Nicole Seah leaves National Solidarity Party

Nicole Seah leaves National Solidarity Party
Seah said the decision to leave the party was “an extremely difficult and painful” one to make.

A FAST way to get foreign domestic workers up to speed

A FAST way to get foreign domestic workers up to speed
SINGAPORE: Employers will soon get more opportunities to send their foreign domestic workers (FDWs) for courses to upgrade their skills, as part of a new support programme by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FA...

Lorry tipped over on Corporation Road

Lorry tipped over on Corporation Road
SINGAPORE: One person was injured on Friday (Aug 29) following an accident involving a lorry at Corporation Road.The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted to the accident at 11.40am and sent an ambulance to the scene. Upon arrival, the...

Singapore's regulatory framework for banks 'remains strong': Fitch

Singapore's regulatory framework for banks 'remains strong': Fitch
SINGAPORE: The Republic's banking industry is in good shape, with the prudential and regulatory frameworks for banks here "remaining strong" and regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) continuing to be proactive in its oversight, says Fitch R...

Lawrence Wong to visit London in September

Lawrence Wong to visit London in September
SINGAPORE: Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong will visit London from Sep 1 to 3, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the cultural cooperation between both countries.In a press release, the ministry said Mr Wong will be prese...

New medical centre at Changi General Hospital to be ready by 2017

New medical centre at Changi General Hospital to be ready by 2017
SINGAPORE: A new nine-storey medical centre at Changi General Hospital to focus on more complex outpatient needs will be ready by 2017.Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, speaking at the commencement ceremony on Friday (Aug 29), said the medical centre is ...

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Rise in Dengue Type 2 virus cases

Rise in Dengue Type 2 virus cases
SINGAPORE: Dengue Type 2 virus cases are getting more common in Singapore. The proportion of the second most common type of dengue virus rose to 25 per cent of all dengue cases in August, from 15 per cent for the first eight months of this year.Type ...

North West CDC raises S$2.9m for needy families

North West CDC raises S$2.9m for needy families
SINGAPORE: The North West Community Development Council has raised S$2.9 million through 500 philanthropists in its Club-100 @ North West. North West CDC said the money will be used to assist more than 8,000 needy families.The club began with just 10...

Call for more employer-sponsored retirement plans, on top of CPF

Call for more employer-sponsored retirement plans, on top of CPF
SINGAPORE: Amid the ongoing debate on retirement adequacy, some industry experts are calling for greater adoption of employer-sponsored retirement plans. These plans will allow employees and employer to make voluntary contributions on top of what is ...

National Medical Excellence Awards recognise outstanding healthcare professionals

National Medical Excellence Awards recognise outstanding healthcare professionals
SINGAPORE: Seven awards were given to outstanding recipients in six award categories at this year's National Medical Excellence Awards on Thursday evening (Aug 28). The awards, given out by the Health Ministry, recognise contributions from health pro...

PM Lee and PM Najib bond over a meal of nasi briyani

PM Lee and PM Najib bond over a meal of nasi briyani
SINGAPORE: State visits are traditionally filled with pomp, pageantry and lavish dinners. However, the leaders of Singapore and Malaysia broke away from the norm on Wednesday (Aug 27), when they opted for a local favourite, nasi briyani.Prime Ministe...

Suspected case of Ebola in Singapore tested negative: MOH

Suspected case of Ebola in Singapore tested negative: MOH
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) says there has been one suspected Ebola case in Singapore as of Thursday (Aug 28), but the individual has tested negative.Responding to queries by Channel NewsAsia, MOH said the person who had high fever, had t...

Chartering of trains for ACS(I) students 'worthwhile': SMRT

Chartering of trains for ACS(I) students 'worthwhile': SMRT
SINGAPORE: SMRT has explained its decision to charter five trains for some 3,000 students and staff of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) on Tuesday (Aug 26). It comes after the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it is looking into "appropriate acti...

PM Lee holds post-National Day Rally dialogue with union members

PM Lee holds post-National Day Rally dialogue with union members
SINGAPORE: Some 500 union members were present at the closed-door dialogue session with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and they described him as being "very candid" with his responses.The Central Provident Fund (CPF) system was a hot issue. At the N...

Thousands of civil servants get at least 5% increment

Thousands of civil servants get at least 5% increment
SINGAPORE: It was reported earlier that more than 18,000 Home Team officers will receive salary increments of eight to 12 per cent in August to ensure their salaries remain competitive.These adjustments have now been extended to other groups of civil...

HDB retracts notice asking residents to consider 'debarking' noisy dogs

HDB retracts notice asking residents to consider 'debarking' noisy dogs
SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) said a notice put up in Ang Mo Kio, advising residents to possibly 'debark' their dogs if they make too much noise, does not accurately reflect its position. The notice had listed debarking as one op...

Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister meets PM Lee

Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister meets PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister, Erlan Idrissov, who is in Singapore on a working visit, met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Thursday (Aug 28).The leaders affirmed the warm bilateral relations between the two countrie...

SIA unveils trophy for 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix

SIA unveils trophy for 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines has unveiled the winner's trophy for the 2014 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. In April, SIA took over from SingTel as title sponsor of the Singapore night race, now into its seventh year.The 5kg, 52cm trophy was handcr...

Singapore welcomes open-ended ceasefire in Gaza

Singapore welcomes open-ended ceasefire in Gaza
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Government welcomes the agreement for an open-ended ceasefire in Gaza, brokered by the Egypt. The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas took hold on Tuesday (Aug 26), after a 50-day war.A statement from a Ministry of Foreign Aff...

Xtron was 'shell company' controlled by Kong: Prosecutors

Xtron was 'shell company' controlled by Kong: Prosecutors
SINGAPORE: In the ongoing City Harvest Church trial, the prosecution has alleged that founder Kong Hee and his deputies manipulated transactions between the church and Xtron Productions, to ensure Xtron was able to meet its financial obligations.It i...

Spotted: 'Brangelina' in Singapore

Spotted: 'Brangelina' in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were spotted at One Fullerton on Wednesday (Aug 27) - or at least their wax figures were.According to a press release on Thursday, the A-list Hollywood couple's waxworks were among the first to arri...

Law Society aims to dispense legal aid to 6,000 yearly

Law Society aims to dispense legal aid to 6,000 yearly
SINGAPORE: The Law Society on Thursday (Aug 28) announced it will enhance its Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS), which would increase the amount of assistance it could provide to those needing legal help.During a media briefing on Thursday, the Law So...

New psychiatric home for adults and youth

New psychiatric home for adults and youth
SINGAPORE: A new psychiatric shelter for adults and youth is expected to be completed by 2017. This is part of the Ministry of Health's (MOH) efforts to support people who have recovered from mental health treatment and are ready to return to the com...

Singapore Flyer bought by Straco Leisure for S$140m

Singapore Flyer bought by Straco Leisure for S$140m
SINGAPORE: Straco Leisure, a subsidiary of Straco Corporation, on Thursday (Aug 28) announced that it bought the Singapore Flyer for S$140 million. In an announcement on the Singapore Exchange website, Straco said the acquisition "represents an expan...

Resale prices of private homes slip in July: SRPI

Resale prices of private homes slip in July: SRPI
SINGAPORE: Resale prices of private homes slipped lower in July according to Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) estimates, which were released on Thursday (Aug 28).The SRPI, compiled by the National University of Singapore's Institute of Real E...

OCBC sweetens rights issue exercise

OCBC sweetens rights issue exercise
SINGAPORE: OCBC Bank has moved to sweeten its rights issue with product-specific incentives.In a statement on Thursday (Aug 28), the bank says shareholders who subscribe for their rights shares at OCBC ATMs will not have to pay the usual S$2 ATM tran...

Larger jackpot with more prizes for TOTO from Oct 7

Larger jackpot with more prizes for TOTO from Oct 7
The odds of winning the jackpot however, fall from 1 in 8.14 million to 1 in 13.98 million with the changes introduced.

26-year-old man arrested for Boon Lay snatch theft

26-year-old man arrested for Boon Lay snatch theft
SINGAPORE: A 26-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (Aug 27) by officers from the Jurong Police Division in connection with two cases of snatch theft at Boon Lay.The Police said the suspect allegedly snatched the purse of an elderly female victim ...

HDB to lead combined tender for solar panels

HDB to lead combined tender for solar panels
SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said an aggregated tender of solar panels across Government agencies in Singapore will be called next year.The Housing & Development Board (HDB) - as the largest user of solar panels in Singapore...

Focus on applied, technical education creates an advanced society: Tharman

Focus on applied, technical education creates an advanced society: Tharman
SINGAPORE: The Republic's focus on applied and technical education is not about lowering standards. Rather, doing so raises standards for the society and allows people to discover their skills and talent, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugara...

Dog disturbances: HDB suggests 'debarking'; animal rights group posts 'strong objections'

Dog disturbances: HDB suggests 'debarking'; animal rights group posts 'strong objections'
SINGAPORE: An animal rights group has voiced "strong objections" to a Housing and Development Board (HDB) suggestion that dog owners who are unable to keep their dogs from barking should consider surgically "debarking" their pets.The HDB notice, issu...

80-year-old murder suspect remanded for psychiatric assessment

80-year-old murder suspect remanded for psychiatric assessment
Char Chin Fah had turned himself in after police learnt of the death of his daughter-in-law.

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I made S$6.2m fixing matches: Wilson Raj

I made S$6.2m fixing matches: Wilson Raj
SINGAPORE: About US$10 million (S$12.5 million) passed through his hands from between 80 and 100 matches fixed worldwide. That is the latest claim from Singapore’s most notorious match-fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal, who gave United States broadcaster CNN...

Horace Grant to headline NBA 3X in Singapore

Horace Grant to headline NBA 3X in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Those with hoop dreams, consider your wishes 'Grant-ed'. Four-time NBA champion Horace Grant will be in Singapore next month, as NBA 3X returns on Sep 26 - 28. The event, now into its second year, will take place at the Singapore Sports Hu...

Kong told Sun Ho's album producers to plan 'as if the sky's the limit': Prosecutors

Kong told Sun Ho's album producers to plan 'as if the sky's the limit': Prosecutors
SINGAPORE: In the ongoing City Harvest Church trial, the prosecution charged that founder Kong Hee and his deputies controlled when to draw down Xtron bonds, and how these funds would be used. It said the bonds were simply a sham mechanism to tap on ...

Trio arrested for fiery loanshark harassment

Trio arrested for fiery loanshark harassment
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested two men and a woman, aged between 21 and 36, for loanshark harrassment. They were tipped off to the case involving fire at Blk 11 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 a fortnight ago on Aug 13. Channel NewsAsia understands two shoe rack...

Over 1,200 appeal to be part of Pioneer Generation

Over 1,200 appeal to be part of Pioneer Generation
SINGAPORE: More than 1,200 people have appealed to be considered as members of the Pioneer Generation since applications were opened last April. About half of them were below the minimum age of 65, while the other half failed to gain Singapore citize...

Struggling tenants pin hopes on possible new owner for Singapore Flyer

Struggling tenants pin hopes on possible new owner for Singapore Flyer
SINGAPORE: It has been more than a year since the Singapore Flyer was placed under receivership. But tenants may soon have some clarity about their future; Channel NewsAsia understands that a new owner of the giant observation wheel may be announced ...

SMRT admits it should have sought approval for letting ACS(I) hire trains

SMRT admits it should have sought approval for letting ACS(I) hire trains
SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT has explained to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) why it allowed Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) to charter five MRT trains as transport to a rugby match on Tuesday (Aug 27).An LTA spokesperson said in a statem...

'Vision Zero' outlined for upcoming work safety congress in Singapore

'Vision Zero' outlined for upcoming work safety congress in Singapore
FRANKFURT, Germany: All injuries and ill-health arising from work are preventable, but realising this vision will require a “paradigm shift at every level of an organisation”, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Hawazi Daip...

Man arrested for theft of lorry

Man arrested for theft of lorry
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of stealing a lorry along Kampong Ampat in the MacPherson area.Police said in a news release on Wednesday (Aug 27) that the theft was reported at about 10.40am on August 15. Officers came ac...

Beer licences revoked for over 20 Geylang coffeeshops

Beer licences revoked for over 20 Geylang coffeeshops
SINGAPORE: More than 20 coffeeshops in Geylang have had their beer licences revoked over the last eight months, for repeatedly flouting liquor licensing rules. Channel NewsAsia understands that some shops sold beer beyond the permitted hours, while s...

'Spectacular' showing hailed, as Singapore concludes its YOG campaign

'Spectacular' showing hailed, as Singapore concludes its YOG campaign
SINGAPORE: Competition at the Youth Olympic Games came to an end for Singapore athletes on Wednesday (Aug 27), after Jonathan Chan executed his final dive with Ukrainian partner Ganna Krasnoshlyk in the mixed international team event. They finished e...

Civil servants welcome move to improve pay, prospects for non-graduates

Civil servants welcome move to improve pay, prospects for non-graduates
SINGAPORE: Public service officers welcomed initiatives to improve the career prospects for non-graduates, saying these are long overdue and will help to motivate as well as retain staff.On Tuesday (Aug 26), the Public Service Division announced that...

'Extraordinary growth' in Singapore's whiskey market, say industry players

'Extraordinary growth' in Singapore's whiskey market, say industry players
SINGAPORE: More varieties of whiskies are now available in Singapore, as distributors try to tap the rising interest in this tipple. Some of the more premium American whiskies will also make their way here soon, part of a push by the American Distill...

Five hurt, two seriously, in multi-vehicle crash on PIE

Five hurt, two seriously, in multi-vehicle crash on PIE
SINGAPORE: A crash between two lorries caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and a massive jam on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday (Aug 27). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Channel NewsAsia it was alerted to the crash at about 5:20...

PM Lee and PM Najib open Agrobazaar outlet in Singapore

PM Lee and PM Najib open Agrobazaar outlet in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the friendship between Singapore and Malaysia needs to be continually nurtured and tended to. Speaking at the opening of the Agrobazaar Malaysia outlet on Wednesday (Aug 27), Mr Lee said this will ensure...

Singapore appoints High Commissioner to Australia

Singapore appoints High Commissioner to Australia
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Government has appointed Mr Burhan Gafoor as the Republic's High Commissioner to Australia, and he will assume ths post on Sep 8, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Wednesday (Aug 27).Mr Gafoor joined the MFA in 19...

Visually-impaired children savour Cavalia

Visually-impaired children savour Cavalia
SINGAPORE: They may not be able to take in the visual spectacle of equestrian circus Cavalia, but seven children from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) got to enjoy the show in a different way.In the specially conducted Bli...

National Stadium pitch still sandy

National Stadium pitch still sandy
National Stadium pitch came under scrutiny again as it hosted its first schools final on Aug 27, with sand being the main issue.

Malaysian trio jailed for smuggling contraband cigarettes

Malaysian trio jailed for smuggling contraband cigarettes
SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man who attempted to drive into Singapore with contraband cigarettes hidden in his car was sentenced to seven months' jail on 19 August. Both his female passengers, who were also involved in the smuggling attempt, were each sen...

Drug syndicate leader nabbed, drugs worth more than S$103,000 seized

Drug syndicate leader nabbed, drugs worth more than S$103,000 seized
SINGAPORE: The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) captured a suspected drug syndicate leader on Tuesday (Aug 26), in the process seizing about 2.625kg of cannabis and 232 grams of heroin worth a street value of more than S$103,000.At around 11.30am on Tu...

Sales for services sector up 2.8% on-year in Q2

Sales for services sector up 2.8% on-year in Q2
SINGAPORE: Overall sales of the services industries rose 2.8 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, on the back of strong showings in the Health and Social Services and Financial and Insurance sectors.According to the latest data by the...

Singapore signs investment treaties with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast

Singapore signs investment treaties with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast
SINGAPORE: Introducing new approaches in areas such as logistics and water treatment can be Singapore's role in Africa's development by introducing new approaches, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the 3rd Africa Singapore Business...

LTA, A*STAR agree to collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle research

LTA, A*STAR agree to collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle research
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) on Wednesday (Aug 27) announced the Singapore Autonomous Vehicle Initiative (SAVI), in which the two agencies will work together to develop and...

Another step to making driverless vehicles on Singapore roads a reality

Another step to making driverless vehicles on Singapore roads a reality
SINGAPORE: The Republic moved a step closer to the prospect of having driverless vehicles on the roads on Wednesday (Aug 27), when the Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced a new committee to oversee the project.Senior Minister of State for Transport...

E-cigarettes not a proven way to quit smoking, global and local authorities agree

E-cigarettes not a proven way to quit smoking, global and local authorities agree
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health, citing a World Health Organisation (WHO) study, said it would continue to monitor the safety and efficacy of electronic nicotine delivery systems - the most common of which are e-cigarettes - which have not been pro...

Listed firms surveyed made audit adjustments totalling S$33.9b, study finds

Listed firms surveyed made audit adjustments totalling S$33.9b, study finds
SINGAPORE: Public-listed companies in Singapore have been urged to improve the preparation of unaudited financial statements, as findings from a study showed that some had made significant adjustments during their audits.The study, commissioned by th...

Beyond the bamboo: What goes on behind the scenes at the Panda enclosure?

Beyond the bamboo: What goes on behind the scenes at the Panda enclosure?
SINGAPORE: Ever wondered how River Safari pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia look when they've just woken up? Or what goes on in the panda den before River Safari opens?You will get a chance to find out when Panda Rise & Shine - River Safari's newest behind-...

Interpol searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan

Interpol searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan
Interpol is reportedly searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan to get him to return to the country and face trial in court. Tan is believed to have gone to Singapore last May to shoot a documentary.

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