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S$2.2m raised for new Bukit Gombak Community Club

S$2.2m raised for new Bukit Gombak Community Club
SINGAPORE: Some S$2.2 million was raised for the soon-to-be-built Bukit Gombak Community Club from a gala dinner on Saturday evening (July 19). Residents in Bukit Gombak will soon get a new place to relax, learn and nurture their interests.Prime Mini...

S$500,000 Maritime Heritage Fund launched

S$500,000 Maritime Heritage Fund launched
SINGAPORE: A S$500,000 Maritime Heritage Fund was launched on Saturday (July 19) by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and National Heritage Board (NHB).The money will support initiatives to raise awareness of Singapore's maritime heritage, includ...

SIA says sorry for ‘insensitive’ MH17 post

SIA says sorry for ‘insensitive’ MH17 post
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Saturday (July 19) apologised for its social media postings following the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17.“We are aware that our Facebook and Twitter update on Friday morning may have come across as insensitive ...

Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall holds open house

Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall holds open house
SINGAPORE: The historic doors of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall were re-opened to the public on Saturday (July 19). The open house, which runs until Sunday, includes free guided tours and special performances by arts groups.Visitors can experi...

'Young leaders' bring cheer to senior activity centre

'Young leaders' bring cheer to senior activity centre
SINGAPORE: Eighty 'young leaders' from 13 countries are in Singapore for an annual summit, and earlier this week, they had taken part in a television and radio workshop at MediaCorp.MediaCorp is participating in the Hwa Chong Asia-Pacific Young Leade...

National Library saga highlights "divisive" issues: Amy Khor

National Library saga highlights "divisive" issues: Amy Khor
SINGAPORE: Keeping the two books and moving them to the adult section is "the way forward", said Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Dr Amy Khor.This will give parents the option to borrow the books and read them to their children.Dr Kho...

Guidelines drafted on animal welfare in Singapore

Guidelines drafted on animal welfare in Singapore
SINGAPORE: A 15-member committee comprising animal lovers, parliamentarians, and grassroots leader have come up with guidelines on what the basic standard of animal welfare in Singapore should be.The guidelines, collected in two Codes of Animal Welfa...

Home delivery services see brisk business in Ramadan

Home delivery services see brisk business in Ramadan
SINGAPORE: More Malay-Muslim families are turning to home delivery services for meals to break their fast.Businesses Channel NewsAsia spoke to say orders have increased between 60 per cent and 100 per cent in Ramadan, compared to other months. These ...

Rate of potential mosquito breeding still “unacceptably high”

Rate of potential mosquito breeding still “unacceptably high”
SINGAPORE: The rate of potential mosquito breeding in construction sites and homes is still "unacceptably high", said Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan.Dr Balakrishnan said Singaporeans have to take responsibility of th...

NEA to continue stepping up enforcement against litterbugs

NEA to continue stepping up enforcement against litterbugs
SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) will continue to step up enforcement against litterbugs, but it is hoped this will ease once the anti-littering message is ingrained.Minister for Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan ...

Victory for European Commission's next president 'decisive': PM Lee

Victory for European Commission's next president 'decisive': PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sent a congratulatory letter to the President-elect of the European Commission (EC), Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, on Wednesday (July 16) saying that his victory in the election was "decisive", according to a Minis...

HDB releases 3,841 flats in latest BTO exercise

HDB releases 3,841 flats in latest BTO exercise
SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has launched 3,841 new flats in six projects across various locations on Saturday (July 19).They are in Punggol, Sembawang, Woodlands, Yishun and the mature town of Toa Payoh. This is the fourth Buil...

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