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Looking at a different class of preschool locations

Looking at a different class of preschool locations
SINGAPORE: What if kindergarten lessons are conducted in a tree-house near the expressways? That could be possible in a preschool of the future, says Lien Foundation and Singapore-based architecture firm Lekker Architects.“A Different Class: Preschoo...

Public confidence in SCDF shows significant growth

Public confidence in SCDF shows significant growth
SINGAPORE: The community's confidence and trust in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has grown significantly, according to a public perception survey carried out last December. 98 per cent of respondents indicated confidence in the SCDF's abil...

MediaCorp staff take part in International Coastal Cleanup

MediaCorp staff take part in International Coastal Cleanup
SINGAPORE: Close to 40 MediaCorp staff rolled up their sleeves on Saturday morning to take part in this year's International Coastal Cleanup. It is an annual event conducted in about 100 countries around the world, coordinated by US-based non-profit ...

2013 dengue outbreaks in Malaysia, S'pore associated with serotype switch

2013 dengue outbreaks in Malaysia, S'pore associated with serotype switch
SINGAPORE: The dengue virus surveillance joint effort between Malaysia and Singapore under the UNITEDengue (UNited In Tackling Epidemic Dengue) has shown that the 2013 outbreaks in Malaysia and Singapore were associated with a switch in the predomina...

PM Lee hopes for more economic cooperation opportunities with Shenzhen

PM Lee hopes for more economic cooperation opportunities with Shenzhen
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Shenzhen, on Saturday (Sep 13) met the city's Party Secretary Wang Rong. Mr Lee is in China for an official eight-day visit.He told Mr Wang he was impressed with the city's transformati...

Poll reveals 9 in 10 want more family time

Poll reveals 9 in 10 want more family time
SINGAPORE: A poll conducted by the Families for Life Council last month showed that nine in 10 people want to spend at least three more hours of quality family time in an average week. They were willing to give up lifestyle choices like shopping so a...

Pioneer Chinese teachers walk down the memory lane

Pioneer Chinese teachers walk down the memory lane
SINGAPORE: To celebrate Teachers' Day, about 150 Chinese language teachers from the pioneer generation received a special tribute at a lunch on Saturday (Sep 13).The Chinese teachers – who ranged from those that taught at pre-school to tertiary level...

Private hospitals can improve price transparency: Gan Kim Yong

Private hospitals can improve price transparency: Gan Kim Yong
SINGAPORE: Private sector hospitals can do more to improve price transparency to help patients make more informed choices and keep healthcare affordable, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Saturday (Sep 13).Earlier this month, the Health Ministry s...

More options for nature lovers even as Bukit Timah Nature Reserve closes

More options for nature lovers even as Bukit Timah Nature Reserve closes
SINGAPORE: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday (Sep 15) for restoration works, and will reopen partially during weekends in April next year. Repairs will only be completed at the end of 2016, but nature lovers can still visit the ad...

Body of boy found at foot of Tampines block

Body of boy found at foot of Tampines block
SINGAPORE: The body of a seven-year-old boy was found at the foot of a block of flats in Tampines Avenue 4 on Saturday (Sep 13).Witness Muhd Naufal Rahmat said: "I just came back from shopping at Tampines Mall around one o'clock and I passed the shel...

Continuing efforts to simplify government policies

Continuing efforts to simplify government policies
SINGAPORE: The People's Association (PA) will continue its efforts to simplify government policies and tailor the information to help residents understand it better.PA's deputy chairman Lim Swee Say said on Saturday (Sep 13) that platforms should als...

Third dengue death this year

Third dengue death this year
SINGAPORE: An 81-year-old woman has died from dengue fever, the third such death this year. She was a resident of Serangoon North Avenue 1 which has an active dengue cluster with two cases.A joint statement from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the N...

Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death

Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death
SYDNEY: Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in shock after the sudden death of her father in Singapore, her publicist said Saturday as her husband Keith Urban wrote of the couple's "deep state of grief".Antony Kidman, 75, died after suffering from an...

SCDF to sound Public Warning System sirens on Monday

SCDF to sound Public Warning System sirens on Monday
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be sounding the "Important Message" signal through its island-wide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens on Monday (Sep 15) at 12.05pm.In a statement on Saturday, SCDF said members of t...

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