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Singapore leaders send condolences over AH5017 crash

Singapore leaders send condolences over AH5017 crash
SINGAPORE: Singapore leaders have sent their condolences to their counterparts in France, Algeria and Burkina Faso, over the tragic crash of Air Algerie flight AH5017.President Tony Tan Keng Yam wrote to French President Francois Hollande, Algerian P...

Muslims in Singapore celebrate Hari Raya

Muslims in Singapore celebrate Hari Raya
SINGAPORE: Muslims in Singapore celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri, or the end of the fasting month, on Monday (July 28). There was good news amidst the celebrations - worshippers were told that the upgrading of the Sultan Mosque costing S$4.37 million,...

First Latin American Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow visits Singapore

First Latin American Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow visits Singapore
SINGAPORE: Brazil's Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mr Ricardo Schaefer, is visiting Singapore as the 45th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow. He is also the first Fellow from Latin America and will be in Sin...

Yishun's Bottle Tree Park set to close in August

Yishun's Bottle Tree Park set to close in August
SINGAPORE: Bottle Tree Park in Yishun is set to close next month and most businesses there say they will be closing shop too as they were not able to come to an agreement on rent with the new operator. They will have to vacate by August 17.Kang Weng ...

Singapore and China share strong ties: DPM Teo

Singapore and China share strong ties: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: Singapore and China ties are deep, and cooperation between the two countries is broad, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in an op-ed published on Monday (July 28) in Chinese newspaper “Cankao News”, highlighting how China and Singap...

Commonwealth Games: Disappointment for local shooters in men's 50m pistol event

Commonwealth Games: Disappointment for local shooters in men's 50m pistol event
SINGAPORE: In the men's 50-metre pistol event at the Commonwealth Games, Team Singapore gave it its best shot but failed to make the cut.Shooter Gai Bin missed the bronze - finishing 4th out of eight competitors with a score of 143.4. His compatriot ...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore men's team win gold in table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Singapore men's team win gold in table tennis
GLASGOW: Singapore won gold in the Commonwealth Games table tennis men's team final against England in replica circumstances to their 2010 victory in New Delhi.Their trio of Zhan Jian, Gao Ning and Li Hu prevailed 3-1 against England's Liam Pitchford...

Singapore delegation attends Hari Raya Open House in Brunei Darussalam

Singapore delegation attends Hari Raya Open House in Brunei Darussalam
SINGAPORE: Senior Singapore leaders will visit Brunei from Tuesday to Saturday (July 29 to August 2) in conjunction with Hari Raya.Led by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli, the delegation includes Minister of Sta...

Kids create fun toys using scientific concepts

Kids create fun toys using scientific concepts
SINGAPORE: Using scientific concepts to create innovative toys - that is what some 6,000 students did in the largest toy-invention competition this year, which saw a record 5,070 entries.One of the winning entries was a "hungry spider" that helps you...

New baju kurong for kids from needy families

New baju kurong for kids from needy families
SINGAPORE: Close to 100 children from 35 needy families were given something to smile about this Hari Raya. The children, who have family members struggling with drug addiction, went on a shopping spree, buying a new baju kurong (Malay traditional ou...

Commonwealth Games: Tao Li, Schooling remain in medal contention

Commonwealth Games: Tao Li, Schooling remain in medal contention
SINGAPORE: Two of Singapore's swimmers - Tao Li and Joseph Schooling - remain in the hunt for their first medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.Tao Li qualified for the semi-final of the women's 50-metre backstroke on Monday (July 28) after finish...

Local Ultimate Frisbee club takes on the world this August

Local Ultimate Frisbee club takes on the world this August
SINGAPORE: Did you know that a Singapore Ultimate Frisbee club is seeded 13th in the mixed division for the world's largest international competition for it? The World Ultimate Club Championships takes place in Italy from August 2 to 9, and Singapore...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore win bronze in badminton mixed team event

Commonwealth Games: Singapore win bronze in badminton mixed team event
SINGAPORE: Singapore secured the bronze medal in the mixed teams badminton at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday (July 28) with a 3-2 victory over India.In the final rubber, the women's doubles, Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei beat Indian pair...

Singapore to match M'sia toll charges, says LTA

Singapore to match M'sia toll charges, says LTA
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority said if there is a new, or an increase, in toll charges by Malaysia at the Causeway, Singapore will match them in due course. That is because it has been Singapore's practice to peg its tolls to match those set...

Singapore ministers attend Sultan of Johor's Hari Raya Open House

Singapore ministers attend Sultan of Johor's Hari Raya Open House
SINGAPORE: Two Singapore ministers visited Sultan of Johor Ibrahim Iskandar at his Hari Raya Open House on Monday morning (July 28) at the Istana Pasir Pelangi in Johor Baru.Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and Mrs Gan, together with Minister for Culture...

Mutual trust key to strong S'pore-China, China-ASEAN relations: DPM Teo

Mutual trust key to strong S'pore-China, China-ASEAN relations: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean is currently in China for an official five-day visit until July 31. The following is the full text of his op-ed on Singapore-China relations that was published in China's Cankao News broadsheet on Monday...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore target long-term table tennis mastery

Commonwealth Games: Singapore target long-term table tennis mastery
GLASGOW - Singapore can maintain their dominance of women's table tennis at the Commonwealth Games in the long-term following their gold in the team event in Glasgow, according to coach Jing Junhong.The victory, secured with a 3-0 win over Malaysia, ...

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