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More healthcare workers learning to communicate better with the elderly

More healthcare workers learning to communicate better with the elderly
SINGAPORE: More healthcare professionals are picking up Chinese dialects and Mandarin to better communicate with elderly patients who do not speak English.Local nurse Roskalrinna took about a month to learn basic Cantonese phrases.The 25-year-old is ...

Yuhua embarks on second-year football programme for kids

Yuhua embarks on second-year football programme for kids
SINGAPORE: A pilot football programme for young children and their parents in Yuhua is into its second year, after a successful first run.Over the past one year, the children have been coached by players of S-League team Albirex Niigata.The year-long...

Some families opt for yacht living in new lifestyle

Some families opt for yacht living in new lifestyle
SINGAPORE: As the yachting lifestyle becomes more prevalent in Singapore, some people have chosen to live on such vessels instead.Channel NewsAsia finds out more about the perks and downsides of such a lifestyle.A fittingly pink room for the girl, a ...

Review underway for HDB scheme enhancing seniors' safety

Review underway for HDB scheme enhancing seniors' safety
SINGAPORE: A review is underway for a scheme which enhances the safety of seniors living in Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats.The HDB said it is looking at lowering the age criterion for direct application to the scheme and expanding the cove...

Restaurants see more patrons during Easter holiday

Restaurants see more patrons during Easter holiday
SINGAPORE: It is Easter Sunday and some restaurants said they have seen an increase in reservations during this period over the years.One restaurant had to increase its staff capacity by 30 per cent this year to cope with the higher demand over the l...

Travellers face heavy traffic congestion at Woodlands Checkpoint

Travellers face heavy traffic congestion at Woodlands Checkpoint
SINGAPORE: Arrival traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint slowed to a crawl in the late afternoon on Sunday.Traffic was heavy from approximately 3pm, and lasted till around 7pm.Travellers coming to Singapore from Johor Bahru said the congestion was more sev...

DPM Teo Chee Hean meets Chinese official

DPM Teo Chee Hean meets Chinese official
SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean hosted a courtesy call with a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Hu Chunhua on Sunday.Mr Hu is also the Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Guangdong Provinc...

At least one killed in tour bus crash in Pahang

At least one killed in tour bus crash in Pahang
SNGAPORE: A bus travelling from Malaysia to Singapore crashed into a ravine on Sunday, killing at least one person, according to Malaysian news reports.The New Straits Times reported that the victim was from the United Kingdom.The double-decker bus w...

Colleagues pay respects to "hero" Heng in Nicoll Highway collapse

Colleagues pay respects to "hero" Heng in Nicoll Highway collapse
SINGAPORE: It has been 10 years since the Nicoll Highway collapse, but foreman Heng Yeow Peow's body was never found.On Sunday afternoon, his former colleagues and bosses were at the place where the incident occurred to pay their respects to the man ...

PAP's potential candidates have been active on the ground: Ng Eng Hen

PAP's potential candidates have been active on the ground: Ng Eng Hen
SINGAPORE: The ruling People's Action Party's (PAP) organising secretary, Dr Ng Eng Hen, has said potential candidates for the next General Election have been active on the ground in many Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) across the island.S...

PM Lee says "TY for your support!"

PM Lee says "TY for your support!"
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has thanked people who follow him on social media for their support.In a Facebook video post on Sunday, Mr Lee noted that it had been two years since he joined Facebook and Twitter, and a year since he began ...

Singapore, Indonesia must move beyond ship-naming incident: Dr Ng

Singapore, Indonesia must move beyond ship-naming incident: Dr Ng
SINGAPORE: Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen has said Singapore and Indonesia have to find ways to move beyond the incident involving the naming of a new frigate after two marines responsible for a bombing in Orchard Road in 1965.Speaking to reporters ...

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