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LRT network buckling under ageing infrastructure

LRT network buckling under ageing infrastructure
SINGAPORE: The Light Rail Transit (LRT) network is feeling the pressure of its ageing infrastructure and growing ridership, with more service delays of more than five minutes per 100,000km.This is especially apparent for the 14-year-old Bukit Panjang...

PM Lee Hsien Loong attends break fast event at Mujahidin mosque

PM Lee Hsien Loong attends break fast event at Mujahidin mosque
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended a break fast event at the Mujahidin mosque this evening (July 21).Before the event, he visited the Kampong Holland mosque committee's office, which has relocated to the Mujahidin mosque.He also inter...

Restructuring key to manufacturing sector's revival, say experts

Restructuring key to manufacturing sector's revival, say experts
SINGAPORE: Recent weakness in GDP growth numbers has raised concerns over the health of Singapore's manufacturing economy. As restructuring gets underway and costs rise, there are fears more firms may move out of Singapore."We do expect that more fir...

Negotiated solution is best way forward for Iran’s nuclear programme: MFA

Negotiated solution is best way forward for Iran’s nuclear programme: MFA
SINGAPORE: A negotiated solution is the best way forward with regards to Iran’s nuclear programme, said a spokesman from Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).MFA responded on Monday (July 21) to media queries about the four-month extension o...

Remembering the 1964 race riots

Remembering the 1964 race riots
SINGAPORE: On this day (July 21) 50 years ago, violence erupted in many parts of Singapore. It was the start of what became known as the 1964 race riots.Against the backdrop of political tension between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, more than 20,000 Ma...

 Keppel REIT's property income up 14% to S$94 million

Keppel REIT's property income up 14% to S$94 million
SINGAPORE: Keppel REIT, one of the largest real estate investment trusts listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading, has seen its property income rise 14 per cent year-on-year to S$94.1 million in the first half of 2014.This was mainly attri...

19 primary schools over-subscribed on first day of P1 Phase 2B registration

19 primary schools over-subscribed on first day of P1 Phase 2B registration
SINGAPORE: 19 primary schools are already over-subscribed on day one of primary school registration, Phase 2B. These schools are likely to see balloting after this phase ends tomorrow.Phase 2B is for children of parent volunteers, community leaders, ...

New initiatives for youths to learn about heritage of grassroots movement

New initiatives for youths to learn about heritage of grassroots movement
SINGAPORE: The National Community Leadership Institute has launched two new initiatives to reach out to youths, hoping to inspire them to serve the community.  It is partnering schools to reach out to 28,000 youths this year - to teach them about the...

President Tony Tan Keng Yam to support Singapore athletes at Commonwealth Games

President Tony Tan Keng Yam to support Singapore athletes at Commonwealth Games
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam will represent Singapore at the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.The President's Office on Monday (July 21) said that from July 22 to 27, he will also be supporting Team Singapore athletes par...

7 in 10 NSmen in their 30s fail annual IPPT: training expert

7 in 10 NSmen in their 30s fail annual IPPT: training expert
SINGAPORE: Seven in 10 National Servicemen in their 30s fail their annual Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), and this failure rate rises as the NSmen age. This is based on the experience of a former head of physical training in the army, Mr...

Singaporeans visiting Australia can use self-service passport gate

Singaporeans visiting Australia can use self-service passport gate
SINGAPORE: Australia on Monday (July 21) expanded its SmartGate self-service passport processing capabilities to eligible Singapore nationals visiting the country.Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash said use of the...

SCDF operational exercise at Marina Bay Floating Platform on Wednesday

SCDF operational exercise at Marina Bay Floating Platform on Wednesday
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be conducting a ground deployment exercise at the Marina Bay Floating Platform on Wednesday (July 23). The exercise will begin at 1:30am and end at about 3:30am.To facilitate the movement and d...

MAS proposes strengthening safeguards for investors

MAS proposes strengthening safeguards for investors
SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday (July 21) proposed several measures aimed at offering better investor protection, in light of the growing number of complex investment products available on the market.The proposed change...

LTA to fine train operators S$1.65 million for 5 incidents

LTA to fine train operators S$1.65 million for 5 incidents
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it intends to fine train operators SMRT and SBS Transit a total of S$1.65 million for five separate incidents between October 2013 and May this year which led to disruptions in service.SMRT will incu...

Fewer train withdrawals, service delays so far in 2014: LTA

Fewer train withdrawals, service delays so far in 2014: LTA
SINGAPORE: The frequency of train service withdrawals and service delays across the entire local train network has improved so far this year compared to 2013, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Monday (July 21).The number of service delays al...

For sustainable growth, Singapore can't just do more of the same: DPM Teo

For sustainable growth, Singapore can't just do more of the same: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: Singapore has to strengthen its track record of trust, knowledge, connectivity, and livability to attract global companies to set up shop in the country, but must also position itself where it can add most value, said Deputy Prime Minister...

Singapore-Australia trade relations to be discussed in August

Singapore-Australia trade relations to be discussed in August
SINGAPORE: Ways to advance bilateral relations between Singapore and Australia will be on the agenda during a meeting in August.Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang met with Australia's Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb on Sunday...

Changi Airport launches Singapore Food Street at Terminal 3

Changi Airport launches Singapore Food Street at Terminal 3
SINGAPORE: Playing up Singapore's well-known reputation for good food, Changi Airport Group (CAG) has introduced a Singapore Food Street, which boasts fare from 13 popular local hawker stalls.In a statement on Monday (July 21), CAG said it had set as...

ITE, PSA ink S$2.5m deal to develop next generation of port specialists

ITE, PSA ink S$2.5m deal to develop next generation of port specialists
SINGAPORE: The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and PSA Corporation signed a S$2.5 million agreement on Monday (21 July) aimed at developing the next generation of port specialists.Under the five-year deal, ITE students will get more hands-on l...

Tourists to Singapore spent S$6b in first quarter of 2014: STB

Tourists to Singapore spent S$6b in first quarter of 2014: STB
SINGAPORE: Tourism receipts for the first three months of 2014 grew 5 per cent on-year to S$6 billion, according to the latest Tourism Sector Performance report by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).Growth in tourism receipts was driven by Sightseeing...

Sembcorp Marine wins S$600m FPSO conversion contract

Sembcorp Marine wins S$600m FPSO conversion contract
SINGAPORE: Singapore oil rig builder Sembcorp Marine on Monday (July 21) announced a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) conversion contract worth about S$600 million from Saipem, France, in another sign of continued healthy demand for ...

Fraudulent GST claims land manager in jail for 18 weeks

Fraudulent GST claims land manager in jail for 18 weeks
SINGAPORE: A manager at an IT firm was sentenced to 18 weeks' jail and a fine of S$183,925.62 on Monday (July 21) for making fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns.Samuel Sim Choon Hock pleaded guilty to eight charges of making fraudulent GS...

We must embrace diversity - and not just among Singapore's 'main races': Heng

We must embrace diversity - and not just among Singapore's 'main races': Heng
SINGAPORE: There is much to celebrate about Singapore and its state of racial harmony, but there are "areas that we need to work on", said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday (July 21).Mr Heng said a recent study on indicators of racial and r...

Inflation expectations in Singapore lowest in nearly 3 years: SMU

Inflation expectations in Singapore lowest in nearly 3 years: SMU
SINGAPORE: Inflation expectations in Singapore fell to its lowest since a Singapore Management University (SMU) survey began nearly three years ago, helped by the Government's property cooling measures and expectations that car prices will stabilise....

Wanted: New organiser for OCBC Cycle 2015

Wanted: New organiser for OCBC Cycle 2015
SINGAPORE: A new event organiser is wanted to help OCBC Bank refresh its OCBC Cycle events in Singapore and Malaysia, the bank said on Monday (July 21).OCBC said it is looking to work with a new event organiser to "deliver a new concept for OCBC Cycl...

Extended SBS Transit bus and train services on eve of Hari Raya Puasa

Extended SBS Transit bus and train services on eve of Hari Raya Puasa
SINGAPORE: SBS Transit will be extending the operating hours of its train and bus services on the eve of Hari Raya Puasa.Train services on the North East MRT Line and the Punggol and Sengkang LRT systems will run until later in the early hours of the...

Teens preserve the past with life stories of pioneers

Teens preserve the past with life stories of pioneers
SINGAPORE: Every fortnight, a group of three to four teenagers will go around the heartlands in search of old people to talk to. In fluent dialects, they try to elicit as many details of the past as possible to come up with a profile of these pioneer...

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