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Malaysia to open first overseas concept store in Singapore

Malaysia to open first overseas concept store in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Malaysia wants to showcase and export its local produce to the world, and Singapore has been chosen for its first overseas concept store, called Agrobazaar. Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak had suggested the idea to Prime Minister Lee...

Leaving or entering Singapore? Note the change in cash you can carry

Leaving or entering Singapore? Note the change in cash you can carry
SINGAPORE: From Sep 1, those carrying large amounts of money in and out of Singapore must declare this to authorities if it exceeds S$20,000. The current threshold is S$30,000.Travellers coming in and out of Singapore with that amount of money - whet...

Local firms more open to hiring non-degree-holders: SHRI

Local firms more open to hiring non-degree-holders: SHRI
SINGAPORE: Human resource practitioners say non-degree holders can have a successful career and a shot at senior management positions if they continue to upgrade themselves. The Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) observed in particular that l...

Malaysia Cup: LionsXII draw 2-2 against Johor Darul Takzim II

Malaysia Cup: LionsXII draw 2-2 against Johor Darul Takzim II
SINGAPORE: The LionsXII faced Johor Darul Takzim II (JDT II) again on Tuesday evening (Aug 26), this time on home ground at the Jalan Besar Stadium.Eager to redeem themselves after last Saturday's defeat, the Lions struck fast and hard, with midfield...

City Harvest trial: Prosecution says Xtron bonds were a sham

City Harvest trial: Prosecution says Xtron bonds were a sham
SINGAPORE: In the high-profile City Harvest Church trial, the prosecution sought to prove that church founder Kong Hee gave the nod for the church to invest S$13 million in Xtron bonds, despite knowing that there was no reasonable prospect of financi...

Miss Universe Singapore shares importance of having a global perspective

Miss Universe Singapore shares importance of having a global perspective
SINGAPORE: The Miss Universe Singapore pageant title was clinched by 23-year-old Rathi Menon this year. The Singapore Institute of Management undergraduate beat 11 other contestants, and was chosen by a panel of judges that included local fashion gur...

Man arrested for Pandan Loop murder

Man arrested for Pandan Loop murder
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the death of a 26-year-old male Indian national at Pandan Loop on Saturday (Aug 23).TODAY newspaper had reported that the man was found lying on the road with injuries on his head a...

ACS(I) rugby 'train-ing': LTA may take action against SMRT

ACS(I) rugby 'train-ing': LTA may take action against SMRT
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is looking at taking "appropriate action" against SMRT after Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) chartered five MRT trains to transport students and teachers to a rugby match on Tuesday (Aug 26).MediaCorp'...

Delegation from Sub-Saharan African countries meets PM Lee

Delegation from Sub-Saharan African countries meets PM Lee
SINGAPORE: A delegation of ministers and senior officials from seven Sub-Saharan African countries - Angola, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe - met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Tuesday morning (Aug 26).Mr Le...

More companies urged to take part in SG50 celebrations

More companies urged to take part in SG50 celebrations
SINGAPORE: The SG50 Partnership Committee is urging more companies, including small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to take part in the nation's 50th birthday celebrations next year.Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing who ...

Effective HR system important to attract, retain talent: Teo Ser Luck

Effective HR system important to attract, retain talent: Teo Ser Luck
SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Trade and Industry Mr Teo Ser Luck has said that having an effective human resource system is also important for companies to attract and retain talent. He added that this includes having a reward system that recognis...

New technological tools could aid fight against dengue

New technological tools could aid fight against dengue
SINGAPORE: Although Singapore has one of the world's best mosquito control and dengue surveillance programmes in the world, more needs to be done, including using new technological tools to plug the gap between detection and control. This is accordin...

Outstanding non-graduate teachers could get graduate pay

Outstanding non-graduate teachers could get graduate pay
SINGAPORE: Non-graduate teachers, who have demonstrated outstanding performance or have deep experience, can now be placed on the graduate salary scale.Education Minister Heng Swee Keat announced this at the Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) awar...

Better career prospects for non-graduates in public service

Better career prospects for non-graduates in public service
SINGAPORE: Initiatives to improve the career prospects for non-degree holders working in the Public Service are in the pipeline. The Public Service Division (PSD) on Tuesday (Aug 26) announced in a news release that Management Support Officers who pe...

More career-coaching options for poly and ITE students

More career-coaching options for poly and ITE students
SINGAPORE: The Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) has seen a 24 per cent increase in the number of people seeking career-coaching between January and July, compared to the same period last year.Among them are more students from the Institut...

New NMPs appointed by President Tony Tan

New NMPs appointed by President Tony Tan
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam officiated the appointment ceremony of the nine new Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) at the Istana on Tuesday (Aug 26).The group, chosen by a parliamentary committee chaired by Speaker of Parliament Halima...

Fresh grads see marginal rise in starting pay in 2014: Survey

Fresh grads see marginal rise in starting pay in 2014: Survey
SINGAPORE: Fresh graduates will see a small rise in starting salaries this year, according to a survey released by global management consulting firm Hay Group on Tuesday (Aug 26).The annual Hay Group Fresh Graduate Pay Survey showed that the average ...

Poh Group to list Mongolian subsidiary

Poh Group to list Mongolian subsidiary
SINGAPORE: Homegrown investment company Poh Group has announced it will list one of its Mongolian subsidiaries, Tian Poh Resources, on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to raise up to A$6 million (S$6.97 million).In a statement on Tuesday (Aug...

F1 road closures to take place over six days: LTA

F1 road closures to take place over six days: LTA
SINGAPORE: Road closures for the upcoming 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will take place between Wednesday (Sep 17) and the following Tuesday (Sep 23). This is down from the 12 days of closures when the race was first held in ...

Fundraising for Yusof Ishak Professorship to be led by Malay-Muslim community

Fundraising for Yusof Ishak Professorship to be led by Malay-Muslim community
SINGAPORE: The Malay-Muslim community will lead fundraising efforts for the new Yusof Ishak Professorship in Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and these efforts will be driven by a newly formed SG50 coordination committee...

New judges appointed for Singapore Literature Prize

New judges appointed for Singapore Literature Prize
SINGAPORE: Three new judges for the Singapore Literature Prize were appointed to replace those who resigned in protest of the National Library Board's (NLB) move to withdraw several books in its children’s collection for having homosexual themes.The ...

New initiatives could halve turnaround time for IP applications

New initiatives could halve turnaround time for IP applications
SINGAPORE: The intellectual property (IP) ecosystem in the Republic is set to receive a boost with new initiatives and schemes - which could see the time taken for an IP application cut by half - announced on Tuesday (Aug 26).Among the new initiative...

Singapore's three telcos to give COMEX 2014 a miss

Singapore's three telcos to give COMEX 2014 a miss
SINGAPORE: The three big local telcos - SingTel, StarHub and M1 - will give the COMEX 2014 show a miss this year.All three brands were not shown on floor plans for Comex 2014, according to the official website.A StarHub spokesperson told Channel News...

Singapore manufacturing output up 3.3% on-year in July

Singapore manufacturing output up 3.3% on-year in July
SINGAPORE: Manufacturing output in the Republic rose 3.3 per cent on-year in July, boosted by a spike in the biomedical sector, the Economic Development Board (EDB) said on Tuesday (Aug 26).Excluding biomedical manufacturing, output decreased 2.2 per...

Three industrial sites at Tuas open for bids

Three industrial sites at Tuas open for bids
SINGAPORE: JTC Corporation on Tuesday (Aug 26) announced the launch of three industrial sites at Tuas under the Industrial Government Land Sales (IGLS) programme.The three sites - one at Tuas South Street 9 and two at Tuas South Street 11 - were laun...

White tiger at Singapore Zoo dies

White tiger at Singapore Zoo dies
SINGAPORE: One of the white tigers at the Singapore Zoo was put down earlier this month.Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) said that the tiger, Winnie, was terminally-ill with a tumour in her jaw bone and euthanised on Aug 12. Her keepers and the vete...

New Container Management System launched for logistics and transport industry

New Container Management System launched for logistics and transport industry
SINGAPORE: A Container Management System (CMS) for the container logistics and transport industry, allowing transport operators real-time updates on container depots, was launched on Tuesday (Aug 26).Powered by Containerchain Solutions and managed by...

Government to boost cyber security measures: Yaacob

Government to boost cyber security measures: Yaacob
SINGAPORE: The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) will set up a Monitoring and Operations Control Centre to help the Government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats. This will complement the existing Cyber-Watch Centre, which wil...

International visitors to Singapore down 2.8% on-year in first half of 2014: STB

International visitors to Singapore down 2.8% on-year in first half of 2014: STB
SINGAPORE: International visitor arrivals to Singapore for the first half of the year hit 7.5 million - a dip of 2.8 per cent year-on-year, due mainly to a decline in Chinese visitor arrivals that stay for one day or less, the Singapore Tourism Board...

Bus services affected due to SAFRA Singapore Bay Run, Army Half Marathon

Bus services affected due to SAFRA Singapore Bay Run, Army Half Marathon
SINGAPORE: Twenty-five SBS Transit bus services will skip some bus stops on Sunday (Aug 31) because of road closures for this year's SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon.The affected buses are 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 31, 32, 33, 36, 56, 57, 70M...

Fewer A&E cases seen at CGH following pilot GPFirst scheme

Fewer A&E cases seen at CGH following pilot GPFirst scheme
SINGAPORE: There are now fewer non-urgent cases at Changi General Hospital's (CGH) emergency department, thanks to a scheme that encourages people to visit their general practitioners (GPs) first for less serious conditions.The GPFirst scheme, a part...

Hello Kitty Run Singapore to take place in November

Hello Kitty Run Singapore to take place in November
UPDATE: All 15,000 slots were snapped up within 24 hours, organisers announced.

MediaCorp names Jack Lim as Chief Commercial Officer

MediaCorp names Jack Lim as Chief Commercial Officer
SINGAPORE: MediaCorp on Tuesday (Aug 26) named Mr Jack Lim as Chief Commercial Officer, effective on Sep 1.In this newly-created role heading the company’s Commercial Division, Mr Lim will report directly to MediaCorp's Chief Executive Officer Shaun ...

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