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‘Tattoo regret’ an emerging trend

‘Tattoo regret’ an emerging trend
SINGAPORE: Beautiful body art or marks of the menacing and the deviant? Those with a taste for tattoos have said there is more to ink than meets the eye. While tattoo styles come and go, they never fail to attract attention and opinions.Mr Whopper Ta...

Singapore's pioneering 'Accidental Diplomat' launches his memoirs

Singapore's pioneering 'Accidental Diplomat' launches his memoirs
SINGAPORE: The memoirs of Professor Maurice Baker, one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats, was 15 years in the making, and bears the title The Accidental Diplomat because the author says most of the significant events in his life were never planned.The...

Football: LionsXII lose 2-1 to Pahang in Malaysia Cup

Football: LionsXII lose 2-1 to Pahang in Malaysia Cup
SINGAPORE: After a goalless draw with Felda United last week, the LionsXII were hoping for a better result against Pahang at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday evening (Aug 19). The Singapore side was missing Baihakki Khaizan and Khairul Amri due to ...

Singapore to take a leaf from Europe in use of prefab timber structures

Singapore to take a leaf from Europe in use of prefab timber structures
LONDON: Projects on two to four Government Land Sale sites every year will be picked to showcase new construction technologies, as Singapore gradually ramps up productivity in the sector. These technologies will include Cross Laminated Timber, or pre...

ITE may introduce e-learning to CET students

ITE may introduce e-learning to CET students
SINGAPORE: A study by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has shown that three in 10 of its students end up in jobs that are unrelated to what they studied. This could be because some companies do not offer the students attractive salaries or ...

First a fishball stick, now a fallen tree branch

First a fishball stick, now a fallen tree branch
SINGAPORE: Having a call centre dedicated to receiving public feedback on municipal issues could help different agencies respond more quickly - this is an idea one member of the public hopes will be incorporated in the recently announced Municipal Se...

Singapore to bring in Irish sheep for korban

Singapore to bring in Irish sheep for korban
SINGAPORE: Good news for Singapore's Muslims - there will be 3,500 sheep available for the annual korban ritual for Hari Raya Haji on Oct 5.This is an increase of 40 per cent from the 2,500 brought in last year. The increment is due to the overwhelmi...

Property prices in Jurong unlikely to rise significantly: Propnex

Property prices in Jurong unlikely to rise significantly: Propnex
SINGAPORE: With cooling measures still in place, home prices in Jurong are unlikely to increase significantly, a property watcher said. This is despite the redevelopment plans for the area, which were announced at Sunday's (Aug 17) National Day Rally...

Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee

Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: The current turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa has had an impact on Singapore and its neighbours. And as a result of this, the work of Singapore's Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) continues to be important in helping to mainta...

West Bengal Chief Minister meets PM Lee

West Bengal Chief Minister meets PM Lee
SINGAPORE: The Chief Minister of West Bengal in India, Mdm Mamata Banerjee, is in Singapore for a five-day official visit.Mdm Banerjee, who arrived the day before, met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Tuesday (Aug 19).This is her first...

122 students receive Special Awards for achievements in various areas

122 students receive Special Awards for achievements in various areas
SINGAPORE: One hundred and twenty-two students were recognised for their achievements in both academic and non-academic areas on Tuesday (Aug 19).Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah, who presented the awards from nine catego...

Singapore Web users ‘targeted more heavily’ by cybercriminals: Trend Micro

Singapore Web users ‘targeted more heavily’ by cybercriminals: Trend Micro
SINGAPORE: There was an increase in the number of Internet users in Singapore clicking on malicious Web links, or URLs, between April and June this year, and this suggests that users in Singapore are “being targeted more heavily than before”, accordi...

Singapore and India agree to enhanced defence partnership

Singapore and India agree to enhanced defence partnership
NEW DELHI: Singapore and India will step up defence ties through an enhanced partnership that will deepen the relationship and allow both sides to explore new areas of cooperation.Speaking in an interview with the media during his official visit to I...

Are 5-cent coins still needed?

Are 5-cent coins still needed?
SINGAPORE: Under the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Currency Act, merchants have to accept payments of five-cent coins up to a value of S$2. However, for merchants who see five-cent coins as a hassle, they are allowed to refuse accepting them,...

SingTel LTE-Advanced network coverage crosses 50%

SingTel LTE-Advanced network coverage crosses 50%
SINGAPORE: SingTel on Tuesday (Aug 19) said its street-level coverage for its 4G LTE-Advanced network now extends to more than 55 per cent of the island.In a joint statement with Ericsson, the mobile network equipment provider engaged for the deploym...

11.2% rise in MasterCard spending during Great Singapore Sale

11.2% rise in MasterCard spending during Great Singapore Sale
SINGAPORE: Despite reports that the recent Great Singapore Sale (GSS) was not that great for retailers, MasterCard says there was double-digit growth in GSS spending by its credit card holders this year. In a news release on Tuesday (Aug 19), it anno...

Broom It! Day: A time to clean, bond with the community

Broom It! Day: A time to clean, bond with the community
SINGAPORE: About 150 students and 20 Singapore Pools volunteers participated in a series of spring cleaning sessions at 18 HDB rental blocks on Tuesday (Aug 19), as part of the Housing and Development Board's (HDB) new Broom It! Day initiative.The in...

Aiming high: Singapore space industry gets boost with new satellite centre

Aiming high: Singapore space industry gets boost with new satellite centre
SINGAPORE: The developing local space industry marked a a milestone on Tuesday (Aug 19) with the opening of Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics' custom-built facility for the designing and manufacturing of satellite systems. The six-storey ST Ele...

LANXESS, Imperial Treasure among Singapore's fastest-growing firms

LANXESS, Imperial Treasure among Singapore's fastest-growing firms
SINGAPORE: The Singapore unit of German chemical giant LANXESS was the fastest growing firm in the city-state last year, with sales rising from just a few thousand dollars in 2010 to more than S$1.6 billion in 2013, according to DP Information Group....

Queen Street makeover: Wider walkways, public art and a play space

Queen Street makeover: Wider walkways, public art and a play space
SINGAPORE: Residents and visitors to the Bras Basah and Bugis (BBB) area can look forward to a more vibrant Queen Street - enhancement works there, which began in the first quarter of 2013, have been completed, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)...

City Harvest trial: Kong did not care about church, Chew says

City Harvest trial: Kong did not care about church, Chew says
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee did not love the church and its members, and was not that concerned about it suffering losses, charged its former investment manager Chew Eng Han. Chew made these accusations against Kong in a bid to sh...

Want to explore Marina Bay and its sights? Do it on two wheels

Want to explore Marina Bay and its sights? Do it on two wheels
SINGAPORE: The Lion City has joined cities such as Paris, Milan, Rome and Chicago in offering Segway tours of downtown areas. With the launch of the Marina Bay Segway tours by tour operator GoGreen on Tuesday (Aug 19), tourists can now take in the wa...

Arrests of immigration offenders down, smuggling cases up: ICA

Arrests of immigration offenders down, smuggling cases up: ICA
SINGAPORE: The number of immigration offenders arrested in the first half of this year fell 22 per cent compared with a year ago, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in its mid-year report released on Tuesday (Aug 19).The offenders a...

YOG 2014: Shooter Veloso wins Singapore's first medal at Games

YOG 2014: Shooter Veloso wins Singapore's first medal at Games
SINGAPORE: National shooter Martina Lindsay Veloso on Tuesday (Aug 19) fired her way to a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games 2014, earning Singapore's first medal in the process.The 14-year-old finished second with a score of 207.2, behind Switz...

14 bus services diverted for Mid-Autumn Festival ceremony

14 bus services diverted for Mid-Autumn Festival ceremony
SINGAPORE: Fourteen SBS Transit bus services will have their routes diverted this Sunday (Aug 24) due to the official light up ceremony of the Mid-Autumn festival in Chinatown.In a statement, SBS Transit on Tuesday (Aug 19) said bus services 2, 12, 3...

MOE unveils school terms, holidays for 2015

MOE unveils school terms, holidays for 2015
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Aug 19) released the school terms and holidays for 2015, with all primary and secondary schools to start their first term on Friday, Jan 2.In its statement, MOE gave the break down for the school...

Decline in prompt payments by local firms in Q2

Decline in prompt payments by local firms in Q2
SINGAPORE: Amid lacklustre economic growth, fewer companies in Singapore settled their payments on time in the second quarter, according to a study released on Tuesday (Aug 19).The study by D&B Singapore, which monitors more than 1.5 million transact...

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