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18,000 commuters affected by NEL train service disruption

18,000 commuters affected by NEL train service disruption
SINGAPORE: The North-East Line (NEL) service disruption between Punggol and Buangkok on Thursday (Aug 21) morning affected 18,000 passengers, said SBS Transit (SBS).In a statement, the transport operator explained how the disruption came about. An ov...

Singapore sailors performing well at YOG 2014

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

Singapore Night Festival returns this Friday

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

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

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

Patient discharge lounges in some hospitals help ease bed crunch problem

Patient discharge lounges in some hospitals help ease bed crunch problem
SINGAPORE: Some acute care hospitals in Singapore have patient discharge lounges, which free up hospital beds by moving patients for discharge to a separate location. The Health Ministry said on Wednesday (Aug 20) that this will ensure hospitals have...

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

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

Prices of Sentosa Cove homes hit by property-cooling measures

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

Fire in Boon Keng Rd flat

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

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

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

PM Lee commends rower Saiyidah Aisyah for determination, pioneering spirit

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

Tattoo removal programe helps ex-drug offenders reintegrate into society

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

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

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

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

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

COE prices end mostly higher in latest bidding exercise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SMEs can now tap on enhanced iSPRINT scheme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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