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Sultan of Brunei to make State Visit from 21 to 23 April

Sultan of Brunei to make State Visit from 21 to 23 April
SINGAPORE: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei will make a State Visit to Singapore from 21 to 23 April 2014, during which both countries are expected to reaffirm their warm and longstanding bilateral ties.Both sides will review existing bilateral coll...

Missing Singaporean ferry passenger found

Missing Singaporean ferry passenger found
SINGAPORE: A Singaporean who went missing while travelling on a ferry from Malaysia to Singapore has been found.The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore said it received confirmation of this at around 9pm on Saturday, adding that the woman ...

CPC Politburo member in S'pore for official visit

CPC Politburo member in S'pore for official visit
SINGAPORE: Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Hu Chunhua will visit Singapore from 20-22 April.Mr Hu, who is also the secretary of the party's Guangdong Provincial Committee, will be in Singapore at...

Football: Liverpool fans in S’pore head to Anfield to catch showdown with Newcastle

Football: Liverpool fans in S’pore head to Anfield to catch showdown with Newcastle
SINGAPORE: Some Liverpool fans in Singapore are getting off the couch and taking their allegiance a step further.With the club on the brink of winning its first league title in 24 years, diehard Reds are planning to make a trip to the English city in...

Nicoll Highway tragedy "wake-up call" for construction industry

Nicoll Highway tragedy "wake-up call" for construction industry
SINGAPORE: The Nicoll Highway collapse 10 years ago was described as a "wake-up call" for the construction industry by then-Minister of State for National Development Grace Fu.Since then, new rules have been introduced to tighten processes.The incide...

300 Army, Air Force officer cadets commissioned as SAF officers

300 Army, Air Force officer cadets commissioned as SAF officers
SINGAPORE: 258 Army and 42 Air Force officer cadets were commissioned as officers of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) on Saturday evening.The parade marked their completion of 38 weeks of training at the Officer Cadet School.The newly-commissioned of...

Charity car drive takes children, youth from low-income families out for a spin

Charity car drive takes children, youth from low-income families out for a spin
SINGAPORE: Some 200 children and youth aged between six and 16 from low-income families went for a spin on Saturday morning.It was part of a charity car drive called "Love on Wheels", organised by the People's Association (PA) and several car groups ...

Fishing offences on the rise

Fishing offences on the rise
SINGAPORE: Fishing enthusiasts said more people are hooked on the sport and many are heading overseas to reel in a good catch.In Singapore, anglers are also heading to its reservoirs.But here, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) said that on average, so...

World record broken for the environment

World record broken for the environment
SINGAPORE: More than 2,000 young people gathered in the heart of Orchard Road on Saturday to commemorate Youth for the Environment Day.At the same time, they also celebrated breaking the Guinness World Record for building a castle with beverage carto...

Authorities searching waters for missing S'porean ferry passenger

Authorities searching waters for missing S'porean ferry passenger
SINGAPORE: A female Singaporean passenger travelling on a ferry from Malaysia to Singapore was on Saturday reported missing.The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Malaysia Marine Enforcement Agency are currently conducting a searc...

S’pore to promote ASEAN culture with new National Gallery Singapore

S’pore to promote ASEAN culture with new National Gallery Singapore
SINGAPORE: Singapore will continue to promote the rich and diverse culture of ASEAN with its new National Gallery Singapore, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said on Saturday.Speaking at the 6th Meeting of the ASEAN Mini...

Safe-driving campaign launched for private bus drivers

Safe-driving campaign launched for private bus drivers
SINGAPORE: A new safe-driving campaign has been launched for private bus drivers to plug gaps in safety training and raise the quality of bus services.Drivers who are members of the Singapore School Transport Association (SSTA) will be encouraged to ...

S’pore remains significant transit point for illegal ivory shipments

S’pore remains significant transit point for illegal ivory shipments
SINGAPORE: While the sale of ivory in Singapore has fallen over the years, the country remains a significant transit point for shipments of illegal ivory moving from Africa to Asia, and even within Asia itself, animal welfare activists said.Some of t...

New initiative to recognise low-wage workers for their contributions

New initiative to recognise low-wage workers for their contributions
SINGAPORE: The labour movement on Saturday launched a new social initiative that aims to generate greater care and respect for low-wage workers.Called the U Appreciate Movement, it comes after discussions held last year raised several issues over the...

PM Lee appalled by harassment over Philippine Independence Day event

PM Lee appalled by harassment over Philippine Independence Day event
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is appalled to read about those who harassed the organisers of the Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Singapore. In a post on Facebook on Saturday, Mr Lee said these people are a "disgrace to...

Helping ex-offenders soar in the workplace

Helping ex-offenders soar in the workplace
SINGAPORE: A new programme to help ex-offenders return to the workforce was launched on Saturday. The Strengthening Opportunities, Advocating Resilience (SOAR) programme aims to give ex-offenders training and career advice.About 375 ex-offenders are ...

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