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Epicurean Market set to attract Singapore foodies

Epicurean Market set to attract Singapore foodies
SINGAPORE: The Epicurean Market started on Friday (Sep 12) at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS). The food and wine extravaganza, which runs till Sunday, is set to entice the palates of foodies in Singapore, with more than 65 brands of gourmet products being...

Football: ASEAN Super League in the works, says FAS

Football: ASEAN Super League in the works, says FAS
SINGAPORE: An all new ASEAN Super League is set to kick off in 2016, pending approval by world governing body FIFA. The league will span nine months, with each of the 10 ASEAN nations guaranteed a place.This was revealed by Football Association of Si...

Community Legal Pro Bono Services Network launched

Community Legal Pro Bono Services Network launched
SINGAPORE: Free legal services will be made more accessible to those who need it, with the launch of the Community Legal Pro Bono Services Network, across Singapore's five community districts.It is part of an expanded collaboration between the Commun...

F1 weekend driving up hotel demand in Marina Bay area

F1 weekend driving up hotel demand in Marina Bay area
SINGAPORE: Singapore may be the seventh-costliest place to catch a Grand Prix race according to travel site TripAdvisor, but demand for hotel rooms in the Marina Bay area has been revving up. Some hotels near the track side and even those on the frin...

"No concern" on investments, says City Harvest Church's finance manager

"No concern" on investments, says City Harvest Church's finance manager
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church's finance manager, Sharon Tan, took the stand on Friday (Sep 12) for the first time since the trial began. She is one of six church leaders accused of misusing more than S$50 million of funds.Tan joined the accounts dep...

One-stop cardiovascular care at new National Heart Centre Singapore

One-stop cardiovascular care at new National Heart Centre Singapore
SINGAPORE: Patients can expect one-stop, comprehensive cardiovascular care at the new 12-storey National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) building. Services for its cardiovascular lab and pre-admission test facilities are now housed in one building unli...

Tigerair reports rise in August passengers, load factor

Tigerair reports rise in August passengers, load factor
SINGAPORE: Tigerair Singapore on Friday (Sep 12) said that it carried more passengers and filled a higher proportion of its seats last month - a sign that business is improving at the loss-making budget carrier.Tigerair, whose biggest shareholder is ...

Two more banks appointed to manage Child Development Accounts

Two more banks appointed to manage Child Development Accounts
SINGAPORE: DBS Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB) have been appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) as managing agents (MAs) of the Child Development Accounts (CDA) under the Baby Bonus Scheme.In a media release on Friday (S...

NUS launches Centre for Banking and Finance Law

NUS launches Centre for Banking and Finance Law
SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore on Friday (Sep 12) formally launched its Centre for Banking and Finance Law to help enhance the city-state's status as an international financial centre.Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, who...

88 drug offenders arrested in islandwide operation

88 drug offenders arrested in islandwide operation
SINGAPORE: A total of 88 suspected drug offenders were arrested in an islandwide operation from Sep 10 to 12, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) announced on Friday (Sep 12).The operation, which was supported by the Singapore Police Force, saw about ...

Singapore to increase toll charges from Oct to match Malaysia's hike

Singapore to increase toll charges from Oct to match Malaysia's hike
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority in Singapore announced Friday (Sep 12) that it will increase toll charges for all vehicles, except motorcycles, leaving Singapore through the Causeway from Oct 1. There will also be a new toll charge introduced...

Asian Games: Injuries hit Singapore paddlers

Asian Games: Injuries hit Singapore paddlers
SINGAPORE: New Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) President Ellen Lee is confronted with her first major test - injuries to key players in the Singapore team ahead of the 2014 Asian Games.Zhan Jian will miss the 2014 Asian Games, which starts ...

Nicole Kidman's father reportedly dies in Singapore

Nicole Kidman's father reportedly dies in Singapore
Dr Antony Kidman died following an accident in Singapore, according to media reports on Friday (Sep 12).

Nicole Kidman's father dies in Singapore

Nicole Kidman's father dies in Singapore
SINGAPORE: The father of Australian actress Nicole Kidman has died in Singapore. He apparently collapsed at Tanglin Club on Friday (Sep 12) morning. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they received a call for help at 8:10am, from the club along S...

Not sure what problem Apple Pay is trying to solve: PayPal exec

Not sure what problem Apple Pay is trying to solve: PayPal exec
SINGAPORE: It is not clear what problem Apple Pay, and other mobile payment offerings based on near-field communication (NFC), is trying to solve. But if it is to make payments slightly faster, PayPal's Senior Global Director John Lunn thinks that ha...

M1 releases iPhone 6 prices, opens pre-order page

M1 releases iPhone 6 prices, opens pre-order page
SINGAPORE: M1 on Friday (Sep 12) released its prices for Apple's latest smartphones, as well as allowed customers to pre-order the devices without having to register their interest first.According to the local telco's website, the 16GB iPhone 6 will ...

Singapore retains top spot in Asia for Intellectual Property protection

Singapore retains top spot in Asia for Intellectual Property protection
SINGAPORE: The Republic has retained its ranking as the first in Asia and second in the world for Intellectual Property (IP) protection, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015. This is the fourth consecutive y...

One-stop centre to help Singaporean bus drivers improve skills, careers

One-stop centre to help Singaporean bus drivers improve skills, careers
SINGAPORE: At least 3,000 Singaporean bus drivers could get to improve their driving skills and, in doing so, advance their careers with the opening of the first Bus Career Development Centre in Singapore.The centre is one of the initiatives to profe...

Singapore sets up regional disaster relief centre

Singapore sets up regional disaster relief centre
SINGAPORE: Singapore on Friday (Sep 12) announced it has established the Changi Regional Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Coordination Centre (RHCC) aimed at strengthening disaster relief coordination within the region with partner militaries."Today,...

Guangzhou Knowledge City a good model for Singapore-China projects: PM Lee

Guangzhou Knowledge City a good model for Singapore-China projects: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: The private sector-led, Government-backed Guangzhou Knowledge City (GKC) is a good model for future Singapore-China projects, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (Sep 12).Mr Lee is in China for an eight-day trip and it was his fi...

Shortlisted titles for Singapore Literature Prize announced

Shortlisted titles for Singapore Literature Prize announced
SINGAPORE: Judges for the Singapore Literature Prize 2014 has announced the shortlisted titles for nine of the competition’s 12 categories.English Fiction: The Inlet by Ms Claire Tham; Love, or Something Like Love by Mr O Thiam Chin; As the Heart Bon...

Singapore the seventh-costliest place to catch F1 Grand Prix: Travel site

Singapore the seventh-costliest place to catch F1 Grand Prix: Travel site
SINGAPORE: In view of the 2014 Formula One (F1) Singapore Grand Prix taking place from next Friday (Sep 19), TripAdvisor on Friday revealed that Singapore was the seventh-costliest place to catch a Grand Prix race.The average cost of the cheapest rac...

Sixth dog run to be launched on Sunday

Sixth dog run to be launched on Sunday
SINGAPORE: Dog lovers living in the north will now have their own dog run, to be launched on Sunday (Sep 14) at Sembawang Park.This will be the sixth dog run in Singapore, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan wrote in a blogpost on Friday.“Som...

GIC, others invest S$885m in XPO Logistics

GIC, others invest S$885m in XPO Logistics
SINGAPORE: The Republic’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and two other investors will invest US$700 million (S$885.57 million) in US-listed XPO Logistics to help the transport company grow at a faster pace.XPO Logistics facilitates more than 31,000 delive...

Singapore ranked 8th in creative productivity in Asia

Singapore ranked 8th in creative productivity in Asia
SINGAPORE: The Republic has been ranked 8th out of 22 Asian economies on a new Creative Productivity Index developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).The index, launched on Friday (Sep 12), measures the innova...

Price war breaks out among telcos

Price war breaks out among telcos
M1 on Thursday launched a S$49-per-month 1Gbps fibre broadband plan to compete with start-up MyRepublic.

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