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NTU and German scientists win award for electric car motor

NTU and German scientists win award for electric car motor
SINGAPORE: Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a two-in-one electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles by as much as a fifth, the university announced in a medi...

Almost 50,000 have made use of Pioneer Generation Cards at GP clinics

Almost 50,000 have made use of Pioneer Generation Cards at GP clinics
SINGAPORE: It has been a month since the Pioneer Generation Package subsidies kicked in and almost 50,000 pioneers have made use of their cards at participating GP clinics. The polyclinics also saw an increase in pioneers seeking treatment.Health Min...

Concerns over oversupply of strata-titled retail shops

Concerns over oversupply of strata-titled retail shops
SINGAPORE: More than 1,000 strata-titled retail shops are estimated to be completed in Singapore over the next 12 months. According to consultancy Chestertons, this will account for 42 per cent of the supply pipeline between now and 2019.The concern ...

No rush at Woodlands Checkpoint ahead of toll fee hike

No rush at Woodlands Checkpoint ahead of toll fee hike
SINGAPORE: From Wednesday (Oct 1), motorists leaving and entering Singapore from the Woodlands Checkpoint will have to pay higher toll charges.Tolls for vehicles leaving Singapore are set to triple across the board. And for the first time, vehicles t...

Kallang-Whampoa most popular in September BTO exercise

Kallang-Whampoa most popular in September BTO exercise
SINGAPORE: The HDB's latest Build-To-Order exercise will close at midnight on Wednesday (Oct 1), and the project in the mature town of Kallang-Whampoa has seen the highest demand.ERA Realty's Key Executive Officer Eugene Lim said the site's city frin...

Mendaki SENSE's new headquarters officially opens

Mendaki SENSE's new headquarters officially opens
SINGAPORE: Mendaki SENSE, the social enterprise arm of Malay self-help group Mendaki, has officially opened the doors to its new 10,000 square feet facility at the Work in Style@Changi building. Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin and Mendaki Chairman Dr...

CHC trial: 'Related party transactions' were main concern, says church finance manager

CHC trial: 'Related party transactions' were main concern, says church finance manager
SINGAPORE: Taking the stand for the 13th day, City Harvest Church finance manager Sharon Tan on Tuesday (Sep 30) reiterated that her main concern was about "related party transactions" in the church's investments. The 39-year-old said so in response ...

New tracking technology available to SMEs next month

New tracking technology available to SMEs next month
SINGAPORE: New tracking technology will be made readily available to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the coming month, Second Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran announced on Tuesday (Sep 29).Mr Iswaran made the announcement after...

New on the menu: Healthy food at your desk

New on the menu: Healthy food at your desk
SINGAPORE: Eating healthy may be a challenge faced by many working Singaporeans due to time constraints. But now, some food delivery companies are hoping to bridge the gap between healthy eating and work, with the option of healthy food that comes st...

Singapore leaders congratulate China ahead of its 65th anniversary

Singapore leaders congratulate China ahead of its 65th anniversary
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to their Chinese counterparts, President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang respectively, to convey congratulations to China, ahead of the 65th anniversary of its f...

Mother-son duo among 8 to receive EcoFriend award

Mother-son duo among 8 to receive EcoFriend award
SINGAPORE: A mother and son duo was among eight individuals who received the EcoFriend award from the National Environment Agency (NEA) for outstanding environmental contributions.Mrs Tang-Lee Choon Tien, a teacher at Bedok Green Secondary School, wa...

Firms eye sponsorship and marketing opportunities in sports industry

Firms eye sponsorship and marketing opportunities in sports industry
SINGAPORE: With the new Sports Hub up and running, the Republic is poised to host larger international sporting events and tap into the lucrative sports market.This presents sponsorship and marketing opportunities for companies looking to grow their ...

Companies adopt practices to cater to older workers

Companies adopt practices to cater to older workers
SINGAPORE: It takes time for companies to develop practices to cater to older workers, but some have already done so. The Government hopes more companies will follow suit, as it pushes for workers above 65 to continue working.Absolute Kinetics Consul...

MP Baey Yam Keng to star in play about social media obsession

MP Baey Yam Keng to star in play about social media obsession
SINGAPORE: He is known as the "Selfie King" but how will Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC Baey Yam Keng fare as a "romantic blogger"? Audiences can find out when Mr Baey stars in a play called Like Me. I Like, come December.Theatre company The E...

Two bids for Sembawang EC site

Two bids for Sembawang EC site
SINGAPORE: A land parcel at Sembawang Road and Canberra Link for an executive condominium (EC) development has received only two bids at the close of tender on Tuesday (Sep 30).The Housing and Development Board (HDB) said Qingjian Realty (Residential...

Stamford Diversion Canal construction enters second phase; expect traffic diversions next year

Stamford Diversion Canal construction enters second phase; expect traffic diversions next year
SINGAPORE: The construction of the Stamford Diversion Canal has entered its second phase, with work to build the canal starting in November, said Singapore's national water agency, PUB on Tuesday (Sep 30). Construction of the two-kilometre-long canal...

New guidelines bar ads on chocolates, fizzy drinks for children from next year

New guidelines bar ads on chocolates, fizzy drinks for children from next year
SINGAPORE: According to Health Parliamentary Secretary, Associate Professor Faishal Ibrahim, who quoted figures from the Education Ministry, 12 per cent of children of school-going age are obese. Assoc Prof Faishal added almost 80 per cent of parents...

Singapore's performance in food security ranking 'not bad': Khaw

Singapore's performance in food security ranking 'not bad': Khaw
SINGAPORE: Singapore jumped from 16th in fifth out of 109 countries in The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Food Security Index (GFSI) - a result Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan deemed "not bad"."Moving up 11 notches on the GFSI f...

Asian Games: Sailors nail two more golds to Singapore's mast

Asian Games: Sailors nail two more golds to Singapore's mast
INCHEON: Singapore women's sailing team on Tuesday (Sep 30) raked in the Republic's third and fourth gold medal in the Women's Optimist and 420 Two Person Dinghy. It also contributed a silver, while the men garnered two bronzes on the same race day.J...

Sentosa partners M1 to deliver free Wi-Fi at the island

Sentosa partners M1 to deliver free Wi-Fi at the island
SINGAPORE: Visitors to Sentosa can now tap on Wireless@SG, after the island's management, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), partnered M1 to introduce the free Wi-Fi service in a one-year trial.According to a joint press release on Tuesday (Sep 3...

29 new trains to be added to North-South, East-West Lines

29 new trains to be added to North-South, East-West Lines
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT Corporation will be adding 29 new trains to further boost the capacity of the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL).In a joint press release on Tuesday (Sep 30), they said together with the pro...

Youth arrested for suspected snatch theft

Youth arrested for suspected snatch theft
SINGAPORE: A 16-year-old male believed to be involved in a case of snatch theft at Commonwealth Drive was arrested on Monday (Sep 29).The Singapore Police Force said in its press release on Tuesday that a 34-year-old female victim reported on Sep 25 ...

Temasek Holdings subsidiaries invest in Star 360

Temasek Holdings subsidiaries invest in Star 360
SINGAPORE: Two subsidiaries of Temasek Holdings have pumped in money in homegrown sports and fashion footwear retailer Star 360.Star 360 said on Tuesday (Sep 30) that Heliconia Capital Management and Pavilion Capital will jointly inject capital into ...

No price hike despite Causeway toll increase: NTUC FairPrice

No price hike despite Causeway toll increase: NTUC FairPrice
SINGAPORE: Supermarket chain NTUC Fairprice said on Tuesday (Sep 30) it will not raise prices for products from Malaysia despite the increase in Causeway toll charges.Starting Wednesday, Singapore will raise its toll charges at the Woodlands checkpoi...

Company behind website TOC told to register under Broadcasting Act: MDA

Company behind website TOC told to register under Broadcasting Act: MDA
SINGAPORE: The Media Development Authority on Tuesday (Sep 30) notified The Opinion Collaborative (TOC Ltd), the corporate entity behind alternative media site The Online Citizen, to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification of the...

Eu Yan Sang says product safe following FDA warning

Eu Yan Sang says product safe following FDA warning
SINGAPORE: Traditional Chinese medicine retailer Eu Yan Sang on Monday (Sep 29) moved to reassure customers after a herbal cold remedy, purportedly manufactured by the company, was associated with the lead intoxication of an 18-month-old toddler in N...

Asian Games: Singapore's female keglers strike gold in team event

Asian Games: Singapore's female keglers strike gold in team event
INCHEON: Singapore's female bowlers claimed the country's second gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games, triumphing in the Women's Team of 5 event.The team of Cherie Tan, Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan struck down 6,119 pins enroute t...

800,000 HDB households to get S$45m in utilities rebates in Oct

800,000 HDB households to get S$45m in utilities rebates in Oct
SINGAPORE: About 800,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive S$45m worth of GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in October, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Tuesday (Sep 30). The GST Voucher - U-Save is one component of the permane...

Electricity tariffs to drop by 1.6%

Electricity tariffs to drop by 1.6%
SINGAPORE: Electricity tariffs are set to come down by an average of 1.6 per cent for the next three months, SP Services said on Tuesday (Sep 30).For households, the tariff will decrease by 0.40 cent per kWh from 25.68 to 25.28 cents per kWh for Oct ...

Bank lending rose 1.2% on-month in August: MAS

Bank lending rose 1.2% on-month in August: MAS
SINGAPORE: Total bank lending in Singapore rose 1.2 per cent on-month in August thanks to higher lending for building and construction, according to preliminary data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Tuesday (Sep 30).Total bank loans ...

World needs to manage urbanisation: Shanmugam

World needs to manage urbanisation: Shanmugam
NEW YORK: Singapore's Minister of Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam has called for the sustainable development of cities during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Monday (Sep 29).With 70 per cent of the world's population likely to be...

Singapore Airlines signs on as official sponsor for WTA Finals Singapore

Singapore Airlines signs on as official sponsor for WTA Finals Singapore
SINGAPORE: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) got a boost on Tuesday (Sep 30), after Singapore Airlines (SIA) agreed to be an official sponsor of the 2014 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore next month.Under the agreement, SIA will be flying the playe...

Interpol's first digital crime centre to be housed in Singapore

Interpol's first digital crime centre to be housed in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Global police agency Interpol will open its first Digital Crime Centre in Singapore, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office S Iswaran announced on Tuesday (Sep 30).The centre at Napier Road will support member countries’ operations by pro...

Stamford Diversion Canal: Next phase of construction starts in November

Stamford Diversion Canal: Next phase of construction starts in November
SINGAPORE: The second phase of constructing the two-kilometre-long Stamford Diversion Canal will begin in November, at a cost of around S$107.7 million, PUB said Tuesday (Sep 30).The canal is being built as part of efforts to reduce flooding along th...

3 online retailers fined for GST evasion

3 online retailers fined for GST evasion
SINGAPORE: Three online retailers of handbags and accessories were fined a total of S$45,500 for fraudulent evasion of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last week, according to Singapore Customs.In a press release on Tuesday (Sep 30), Singapore Custom...

Asian Games: Three Singapore swimmers under probe for drinking

Asian Games: Three Singapore swimmers under probe for drinking
The three – believed to be Joseph Schooling, Roanne Ho and Teo Zhen Ren – are being probed for leaving the Athletes’ Village without permission and drinking.

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