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Commonwealth Games: Mixed results for Singapore shooters

Commonwealth Games: Mixed results for Singapore shooters
SINGAPORE: In Commonwealth Games shooting action, Singapore's Gai Bin finished 11th out of 30 competitiors with a score of 567 at the men's 10m air pistol event. Fellow Singaporean Lim Swee Hon finished 16th with a score of 562.Both did not qualify f...

Following in the Footsteps of Singapore's Chinese immigrants

Following in the Footsteps of Singapore's Chinese immigrants
SINGAPORE: Some 200 people gathered on Saturday evening (July 26) at the National Museum to revisit the lives of Singapore's Chinese immigrants and to learn how they helped the nation in Singapore's early years.They watched a special screening of Foo...

Identity of boy found at Marina Promenade established

Identity of boy found at Marina Promenade established
SINGAPORE: Singapore police said they have established the identity of a boy who was found on July 21 at the Marina Promenade.The police had sent out an appeal for information on July 22, after the boy could not provide details of his family. The pol...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore swimmers through to finals

Commonwealth Games: Singapore swimmers through to finals
SINGAPORE: Joseph Schooling has qualified for the finals in the 200m butterfly event at the swimming competition of this year's Commonwealth Games. He finished fifth out of 15 competitors with a time of 1:58.04 in the qualifying rounds.He advances to...

Singapore 'ketupat' map sets new record

Singapore 'ketupat' map sets new record
SINGAPORE: Around 75 residents and grassroots leaders set a new mark in the Singapore Guiness Book of Records on Saturday (July 26) when they created the largest Singapore map made of ribbon ketupats.Ketupats are traditional Malay rice cakes usually ...

Gamblers pick up the habit at around 14 years old: survey

Gamblers pick up the habit at around 14 years old: survey
SINGAPORE: A survey on youth gambling has found that the average age of those who pick up the habit in Singapore is around 14 years old. The survey showed their favourite activities include playing poker-cards, mahjong, and betting on 4D and TOTO.The...

1,700 volunteers to receive 'Dengue Fighter' training from NEA

1,700 volunteers to receive 'Dengue Fighter' training from NEA
SINGAPORE: Community efforts to fight dengue are being ramped up.Over the next two months, 1,700 grassroots volunteers from the People’s Association will be trained by the National Environment Agency (NEA) to be "Dengue Fighters" - part of a nationwi...

PM Lee's social media followers on the invite list for National Day Rally

PM Lee's social media followers on the invite list for National Day Rally
SINGAPORE: The National Day Rally guest list typically includes leaders and representatives of different groups in Singapore, and this year (2014), there will be seats reserved for social media users. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will save seats fo...

Making a 'bald' statement in fight against cancer

Making a 'bald' statement in fight against cancer
SINGAPORE: It was the last chance for many to make a "bald" statement this year - organised by the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF), the Hair for Hope 2014 is winding down and some participants did their part on Saturday (July 26) to support childr...

Commonwealth Games: Singapore's Mok Ying Ren withdraws from Marathon event

Commonwealth Games: Singapore's Mok Ying Ren withdraws from Marathon event
SINGAPORE: Singapore athlete Mok Ying Ren has withdrawn from the Marathon event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This is due to an existing injury which has not recovered in time for his run on Sunday (July 27).Mok said that he had been nursin...

To give or not to give way to emergency vehicles

To give or not to give way to emergency vehicles
SINGAPORE: A video of a car refusing to give way to an ambulance in Singapore made the news in 2013 -- the driver was given a S$160 fine and four demerit points. Cases like this have dropped, according to data from the Traffic Police.In 2009, 19 driv...

RSAF celebrates 45 years with roving exhibition in HDB heartlands

RSAF celebrates 45 years with roving exhibition in HDB heartlands
SINGAPORE: For years, members of the public had to travel to military air bases to catch a glimpse of the high-tech aircraft and equipment as well as the personnel who protect our skies, but this weekend, the air base travels to the Toa Payoh HDB Hub...

Bedok residents to get healthcare and sports facilities under one roof

Bedok residents to get healthcare and sports facilities under one roof
SINGAPORE: Come 2017, residents in Bedok can look forward to a one-stop centre that will house facilities for healthcare, community activities and sports. The new Bedok Integrated Complex will not just offer different facilities, but also integrated ...

17 motorists arrested for drink-driving

17 motorists arrested for drink-driving
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested 17 motorists for drink-driving in an islandwide operation conducted in the early hours of Friday (July 25). Traffic Police tested 61 drivers for alcohol consumption at various road blocks, and 17 of them, all men aged ...

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