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New Lorong Halus Jetty a boost for fish farmers

New Lorong Halus Jetty a boost for fish farmers
SINGAPORE: The new S$3.85 million Lorong Halus Jetty was launched on Thursday (July 24). The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said it was developed as part of efforts to bolster Singapore's food supply resilience - the location and surrounding infr...

Dakota Crescent set for redevelopment, residents to leave by end-2016

Dakota Crescent set for redevelopment, residents to leave by end-2016
SINGAPORE: On Wednesday (July 23) evening, the Housing Development Board (HDB) issued notices stating that 17 blocks in Dakota Crescent, one of Singapore's oldest neighbourhoods, have been earmarked for redevelopment. About 400 households there will ...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore off to good start in table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Singapore off to good start in table tennis
GLASGOW: Favourites Singapore made a commanding start to the team event of the table tennis at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday (July 24) with both the men and women recording convincing victories. In the preliminary round on the event's...

S'pore Trade Office in Taipei extends condolences following TransAsia crash

S'pore Trade Office in Taipei extends condolences following TransAsia crash
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Trade Office in Taipei on Thursday (July 24)  issued a statement on TransAsia flight GE222, stating it was "deeply saddened" by the crash."Trade Representative Mr Calvin Eu extends his deepest condolences and sympathies to th...

Sports Hub extends free trial for facilities to Aug 17

Sports Hub extends free trial for facilities to Aug 17
SINGAPORE: As part of Singapore's National Day celebrations, the Singapore Sports Hub has decided to extend the free use of its facilities till Aug 17. So if you missed out on getting tickets to this year's National Day Parade (NDP), you can catch al...

Four more Social Service Offices to open next year

Four more Social Service Offices to open next year
SINGAPORE: Another four Social Service Offices will open by the middle of next year (2015). They will be located in Bukit Batok, Hougang, Pasir Ris and Punggol respectively. Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing announced this at ...

Intellectually disabled students go on retail learning journey

Intellectually disabled students go on retail learning journey
SINGAPORE: Over 40 intellectually disabled students from Fernvale Gardens School picked up some shopping skills at UNIQLO on Thursday (July 24), where prospective employers also learnt of the hiring potential of such students.Initiated by the Enablin...

Tuas View fire station opens

Tuas View fire station opens
SINGAPORE: A new fire station was officially opened in Tuas View today (July 24) – right in the heart of the industrial estate. It will help the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) respond faster to emergencies within the vicinity.The SCDF said Tuas...

The revised IPPT format: What you need to know

The revised IPPT format: What you need to know
SINGAPORE: On Wednesday (July 23), Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced on Facebook that the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) will be revised to three stations from the current five. This was followed by a media briefing in which Chief of...

Extended SMRT bus and train services on eve of Hari Raya Puasa

Extended SMRT bus and train services on eve of Hari Raya Puasa
SINGAPORE: SMRT will be extending the operating hours of its train and bus services on the eve of Hari Raya Puasa on Sunday (July 27), the transport operator announced on Thursday.Train services on the North-South and East-West Lines will be extended...

Special needs students get shopping – and increase their employability

Special needs students get shopping – and increase their employability
SINGAPORE: More than 40 intellectually-disabled students from Fernvale Gardens School got a chance to do some light shopping on Thursday (July 24), as prospective employers also learnt about the hiring potential of the disabled.Started by the Enablin...

Singapore Medical Council to tighten disciplinary framework, processes

Singapore Medical Council to tighten disciplinary framework, processes
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) on Thursday (July 24) said it broadly agrees with the recommendations made by the Review Committee for Disciplinary Processes to strengthen the disciplinary framework for the local medical industry - and...

More students to qualify for Honours Programme: NUS

More students to qualify for Honours Programme: NUS
SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) on Thursday (July 24) announced more students in three faculties - Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Business - will qualify for its Honours Programme from the academic year starting August.NU...

Singapore economy on track to meet growth forecast, MAS says

Singapore economy on track to meet growth forecast, MAS says
SINGAPORE: The Republic’s economic growth momentum slowed in the first half of this year but the city-state is on track to grow by 2 to 4 per cent this year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Thursday.It also said that core inflation ...

Prices, occupancy of industrial space decline in Q2

Prices, occupancy of industrial space decline in Q2
SINGAPORE: Prices and rentals of industrial space continued to moderate in the second quarter, as industrial occupancy rates continued to fall, according to a quarterly report by JTC.Released on Thursday (July 24), the report said industrial occupanc...

‘Too early’ to ease property cooling measures: MAS

‘Too early’ to ease property cooling measures: MAS
SINGAPORE: The property market may be stabilising but it is still "too early" to ease the cooling measures that were introduced in recent years, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Thursday (July 24).This is because home prices remain e...

Match-fixer Eric Ding gets 3 years’ jail, plans to appeal

Match-fixer Eric Ding gets 3 years’ jail, plans to appeal
SINGAPORE: Businessman Eric Ding was sentenced to three years’ jail on Thursday (July 24), after being found guilty earlier this month of bribery. He began serving his sentence immediately after his request for bail to be extended was denied by the c...

5 new additions to Singapore's billionaires club: Forbes Asia

5 new additions to Singapore's billionaires club: Forbes Asia
SINGAPORE: The billionaires club in Singapore expanded by five from 2013 to 26 this year, according to the Forbes Singapore rich list.Topping the rich list are property magnates Robert and Philip Ng, the brothers who own hotel and mall conglomerate F...

Fire at Circuit Road: Discarded items could be a fire hazard, SCDF warns

Fire at Circuit Road: Discarded items could be a fire hazard, SCDF warns
SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at a staircase landing on the 10th floor of Block 70, Circuit Road, at about 7.30am on Thursday morning (July 24).The Singapore Civil Defence Force said a fire engine, two red rhinos, two fire bikes and a support vehicle w...

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