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2,500 residents participate in community sports festival

2,500 residents participate in community sports festival
SINGAPORE: Some 2,500 residents tried their hands at various games at a community sports festival in Choa Chu Kang on Sunday.Held at the Choa Chu Kang Sports and Recreation Centre, the festival was organised by various community sports clubs.Resident...

Sport climbing soars in popularity in S'pore schools

Sport climbing soars in popularity in S'pore schools
SINGAPORE: The sport of climbing has been rapidly growing in popularity in Singapore schools.More than 50 schools took part in this year's National Schools Sport Climbing Championship.This is a three-fold increase from four years ago.Rasip Isnin, sec...

Home ventilator service allows patients to breathe easier outside hospital

Home ventilator service allows patients to breathe easier outside hospital
SINGAPORE: Neuromuscular diseases can make breathing a challenge. There is often no cure, and patients usually see out their lives in hospital.But with a service launched by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, more patients may be able to head out to a more acti...

Wife of trade & industry minister dies at 60

Wife of trade & industry minister dies at 60
SINGAPORE: Madam Lee Ai Boon, the wife of Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang, died on Saturday due to cancer. She was 60 years old.In a statement to the media, Mr Lim's press secretary said the wake is at Singapore Casket and the private funer...

Literary & visual arts pioneer Abdul Ghani Hamid dies

Literary & visual arts pioneer Abdul Ghani Hamid dies
SINGAPORE: One of Singapore's literary and visual arts pioneers - Abdul Ghani Hamid - died on Sunday.He succumbed to pneumonia, after six years of ill health as a result of a stroke.It would have been his 81st birthday on Sunday.Mr Abdul Ghani was kn...

Increased COE quota not expected to affect used car sales

Increased COE quota not expected to affect used car sales
SINGAPORE: The increase in the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) quota for cars is unlikely to affect sales of used cars, said motor traders.This is because the price difference between new and used cars is still substantial.Raymond Tang, honorary sec...

Big discounts for condos unlikely despite increased supply

Big discounts for condos unlikely despite increased supply
SINGAPORE: Some 850 private residential homes will be launched in an upcoming project in Queenstown next month.Another close to 1,000 units can be expected from two other projects located near Tanglin Road and the Tiong Bahru area.But despite the inc...

Coalition govt not on my mind: PM Lee

Coalition govt not on my mind: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a coalition government for Singapore was not on his mind, as a Financial Times article had suggested.During a recent interview, he was asked by an FT journalist if he could envisage a day when the People...

S'poreans contribute ideas for Jubilee Baby Gift

S'poreans contribute ideas for Jubilee Baby Gift
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans have come up with gift ideas for babies born next year, as part of the country’s 50th birthday celebrations.More than 4,000 suggestions have been received so far for the Jubilee Baby Gift.The ideas range from subsidies for mil...

New balance in policies needed in economic recovery: Tharman

New balance in policies needed in economic recovery: Tharman
SINGAPORE: International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam said a new balance in policies is needed for the new phase of the global economic recovery.This means a "focus on the medium term more than the short ter...

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