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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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