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Christians in Singapore observe Good Friday

Christians in Singapore observe Good Friday
SINGAPORE: Christians in Singapore observed Good Friday on April 18.It is also the day when they believe Jesus Christ was crucified.Worshippers gathered at churches islandwide to commemorate the death of Jesus on the cross.Good Friday also traditiona...

Funeral directors looking for the right people to take over

Funeral directors looking for the right people to take over
SINGAPORE: In ageing Singapore, the funeral business is getting old faster than others.Most funeral directors and their staff are between 50 and 60 years old, and they are facing the pressing challenge of attracting young people into a business that'...

Number of halal certificates issued up 12.5% in 2013

Number of halal certificates issued up 12.5% in 2013
SINGAPORE: The number of halal certificates issued by Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) increased by 12.5 per cent last year compared to the previous year.Last year, the number of halal certificates issued was 23,005. In 2012, 20,436 of s...

Regulatory framework for larger dormitories set to be ready soon

Regulatory framework for larger dormitories set to be ready soon
SINGAPORE: A regulatory framework for larger foreign worker dormitories in Singapore is set to be ready in the next few months.Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin said this at the opening of a new workers dormitory in Mandai on Friday evening....

SCDF officer looks back at 2004 Nicoll Highway tragedy

SCDF officer looks back at 2004 Nicoll Highway tragedy
SINGAPORE: They were working round the clock for four days under conditions described as the most difficult and dangerous operation since the Hotel New World collapse in 1986.The Nicoll Highway cave-in, which happened 10 years ago, left an indelible ...

Cabbie involved in East Coast restaurant crash suspended

Cabbie involved in East Coast restaurant crash suspended
SINGAPORE: A cabbie whose taxi crashed into a restaurant along East Coast Road on Thursday night has been suspended.The taxi had ploughed into the outdoor area of Georges Mad Bar & Grill after being involved in an accident with another car.Restaurant...

Singaporeans should say 'no' to bigotry: Tan Chuan-Jin

Singaporeans should say 'no' to bigotry: Tan Chuan-Jin
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans should make a stand and say 'no' to bigotry, said Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin on Friday, referring to a recent article about Filipinos being targeted online for planning to celebrate their Independence Day in Si...

More therapists needed for an ageing population, say experts

More therapists needed for an ageing population, say experts
SINGAPORE: Efforts will be stepped up to develop home-based care services for the elderly, said the Ministry of Health during the recent Committee of Supply debate.This will be done by expanding capacity, making home care more comprehensive, and enha...

NWC wage guidelines expected by end-May

NWC wage guidelines expected by end-May
SINGAPORE: By end-May, the National Wages Council (NWC) is expected to release wage-related guidelines for the year ahead.From now till then, three meetings comprising government, business and union representatives will take place to set the agenda.M...

Easter Fiesta kicks off at Sentosa HarbourFront precinct

Easter Fiesta kicks off at Sentosa HarbourFront precinct
SINGAPORE: Singapore's grandest Easter Fiesta was launched on Friday to attract more locals and tourists to the Sentosa HarbourFront precinct.The organiser, Singapore HarbourFront Business Association, hopes to attract 200,000 visitors through its in...

Asian Civilisations Museum to undergo revamp

Asian Civilisations Museum to undergo revamp
SINGAPORE: The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will undergo extensive renovations, transforming it into a new exhibition space for important artefacts.This will be unveiled in phases beginning the third quarter of next year.Situated by the Singapore...

Heavy traffic towards JB at Woodlands Checkpoint

Heavy traffic towards JB at Woodlands Checkpoint
SINGAPORE: Traffic from Singapore towards Johor Bahru at Woodlands Checkpoint was heavy on Friday as travellers headed to Malaysia for the long weekend.However, traffic to Singapore from Johor Bahru was light.The tailback at the Singapore-Johor Bahru...

Lawrence Wong to attend ASEAN meeting on culture and the arts

Lawrence Wong to attend ASEAN meeting on culture and the arts
SINGAPORE: Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong will be attending the sixth meeting of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) in Hue, Vietnam, on Saturday and Sunday.At the meeting, the ministers will re...

Man arrested over outrage of modesty

Man arrested over outrage of modesty
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 23-year-old man over outrage of modesty at a housing estate in Woodlands.Police said the suspect allegedly molested a 19-year-old girl, after he tried to befriend her at Woodlands Avenue 6 at about 6.30pm on Thursday...

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