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Overseas participants join speed skating championship in Singapore

Overseas participants join speed skating championship in Singapore
SINGAPORE: This year's Short Track Speed Skating National Championship saw an overwhelming response. For the first time, participants from India, China, Indonesia and Malaysia joined host Singapore to compete at The Rink @ JCube.There will be 65 skat...

Charity walk raises S$1 million for needy families

Charity walk raises S$1 million for needy families
SINGAPORE: FairPrice Walks With U has raised S$1 million for charity. This year's event at the Promontory @ Marina Bay attracted 1,000 more participants, up from 5,000 in 2013.Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing flagged off the even...

Asian Games: Diver Mark Lee injured in training accident

Asian Games: Diver Mark Lee injured in training accident
SINGAPORE: Singapore diver Mark Lee's participation in the upcoming Asian Games is in doubt after he was injured during a training accident on Saturday (Aug 30) morning.The 20-year-old hit his foot on the diving board during a dive at the Toa Payoh S...

Karting Championship sets hearts racing ahead of Singapore GP

Karting Championship sets hearts racing ahead of Singapore GP
SINGAPORE: The inaugural Karting Championship was held at the F1 Pit Building on Saturday (Aug 30), in the lead-up to the Singapore Grand Prix.The championship is the finale to the Karting Training Programme, where 120 youths competed for fully-spons...

Increase in complaints against coupon-buying websites

Increase in complaints against coupon-buying websites
SINGAPORE: Coupon-buying websites have been gaining popularity and complaints against some of these sites are increasing too. Recently, some customers were unhappy with StreetDeal and its subscription model, which they felt charges them unfairly.Ms K...

200 Singaporeans receive Pioneer Generation Package

200 Singaporeans receive Pioneer Generation Package
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong presented the Pioneer Generation Package to 200 elderly Singaporeans at the Teck Ghee Community Club on Saturday evening (Aug 30).The package contains the Pioneer Generation Card, which entitles seniors to re...

More foreign domestic helpers take up skills upgrading courses

More foreign domestic helpers take up skills upgrading courses
SINGAPORE: The number of foreign domestic helpers in Singapore signing up for skills upgrading courses has jumped in the last three years.Voluntary organisations such as the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) s...

Three self-help groups raise workers' contribution rates

Three self-help groups raise workers' contribution rates
SINGAPORE: Three ethnic self-help groups have announced they will raise the monthly contribution rates of working Singaporeans, in order to better help the needy in the community. The changes will take effect from Jan 1, 2015.But not all workers will...

Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim dies

Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim dies
SINGAPORE: Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim died on Saturday (Aug 30) at the age of 80. He played a key role in developing quality eye care, education and research in Singapore, with far-reaching contributions to the world.Intracular lens implant tec...

Man arrested for car rental scam

Man arrested for car rental scam
SINGAPORE: Police have nabbed a 19-year-old man who is believed to be involved in several cases of car rental scams during the Hari Raya period.Police said it has been receiving reports about such scams since 26 July.In all these cases, the victims h...

Two more charged in Pandan Loop murder case

Two more charged in Pandan Loop murder case
SINGAPORE: Two more men were charged on Saturday (Aug 30) in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old foreign worker.Karthikeyan Prabakaran and Chellappan Sankar allegedly committed murder by causing the death of Murugaiya Suresh Kumar on Aug 23 a...

Education one of key issues raised by youths at post-NDR forum

Education one of key issues raised by youths at post-NDR forum
SINGAPORE: Education was one of the key issues raised by youths on Saturday (Aug 30) at a forum organised to get feedback on this year's National Day Rally. More than 120 youths and student leaders from the West Coast GRC and Pioneer Constituency par...

Residents in the east to get convenient access to social services

Residents in the east to get convenient access to social services
SINGAPORE: It is now more convenient for residents staying in the east to access social services, with the official opening of the Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub on Saturday (Aug 30).Located near Eunos MRT station, it houses programmes and service...

PM Lee urges new citizens to engage in the community

PM Lee urges new citizens to engage in the community
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged new citizens to engage in the community where they live and take part in community activities. Speaking at a citizenship ceremony at the Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang West constituencies on Saturday (Aug ...

New citizens can play a part: Khaw

New citizens can play a part: Khaw
SINGAPORE: New citizens can play a part to reach out to those who have newly-arrived in Singapore to help them understand the customs and norms here as they are better able to understand the challenges of adjusting to a new environment, said National...

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