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Singapore leaders congratulate Indian counterparts for India's Independence Day

Singapore leaders congratulate Indian counterparts for India's Independence Day
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan Keng Yam congratulated India's leaders on the occasion of the country's 68th Independence Day.According to a press statement from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (Aug ...

Encouraging results from Peacehaven's rehab service for seniors

Encouraging results from Peacehaven's rehab service for seniors
SINGAPORE: The Transitional Convalescent Facility at Peacehaven Nursing Home, which provides rehabilitation services for seniors who are discharged from hospitals, has seen encouraging results. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong announced this at the Salva...

Nine awarded Foreign Service Scholarship by MFA

Nine awarded Foreign Service Scholarship by MFA
SINGAPORE: Nine people were awarded the Foreign Service Scholarship by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Friday (Aug 15). Four of them received the Overseas Merit Scholarship while another five were given the Singapore Government Scholarship.T...

One-stop portal for IP protection clicks with patent applicants

One-stop portal for IP protection clicks with patent applicants
SINGAPORE: There is now an easier way to get protection for one’s intellectual property in Singapore. Launched in February, IP2SG is a one-stop portal to apply for things such as patents.Since its launch, over 4,400 patents have been filed and more f...

Better compensation for land-owners affected by Thomson-East Coast Line development

Better compensation for land-owners affected by Thomson-East Coast Line development
SINGAPORE: Some property owners affected by land acquisition from the development of the Thomson-East Coast Line can expect better compensation. Property analysts say this is because of recent changes to the Land Acquisition Act.Amendments passed in ...

Man arrested for theft from trolleys at IKEA

Man arrested for theft from trolleys at IKEA
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 50-year-old man who is believed to be responsible for several cases of theft from trolleys. Channel NewsAsia understands the thefts took place on furniture giant IKEA's outlet at Alexandra Road.A police news release ...

15% wage increase for 5,000 healthcare support staff

15% wage increase for 5,000 healthcare support staff
SINGAPORE: About 5,000 support staff in the healthcare sector - including attendants, healthcare assistants and patient service associates - could get a wage increase of about 15 per cent by the end of this year.The Labour Movement’s Assistant Secret...

Growth spurt for this year's Singapore Garden Festival

Growth spurt for this year's Singapore Garden Festival
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Garden Festival returns for the fifth time this year, and aims to reach new heights - literally. The festival, which is being held at a new location at Gardens by the Bay from Aug 16 to 24, has increased the height limit for ...

No degree, no problem: ITE graduate

No degree, no problem: ITE graduate
SINGAPORE: Mr John Kartigan, a 27-year-old graduate from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), says a degree does not make a career - a view his employer shares.Mr Kartigan, a Superintendent at Keppel FELS where he is in charge of about 20 work...

Alarm system fault triggered Woodlands Checkpoint lockdown

Alarm system fault triggered Woodlands Checkpoint lockdown
SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Friday (Aug 15) said a lockdown at Woodlands Checkpoint the night before was triggered by a technical fault in the alarm system. The alarm went off at 8:30pm on Thursday, and the checkpoin...

Malaysian police Special Branch director awarded Meritorious Service Medal

Malaysian police Special Branch director awarded Meritorious Service Medal
SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has conferred the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Meritorious Service Medal) on Akhil Bulat, Director of the Special Branch for the Royal Malaysia Police.The award was presented to him by Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinati...

Slow retail sales in Q2 despite Great Singapore Sale

Slow retail sales in Q2 despite Great Singapore Sale
SINGAPORE: The triple whammy of MH370's disappearance, Thailand’s political turmoil and China’s legislation on overseas tour packages contributed to a 1.7 per cent on-year dip for international visitor arrivals in Singapore for the first five months ...

Lee Bee Wah will not seek another term as STTA President

Lee Bee Wah will not seek another term as STTA President
SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah announced on Friday (Aug 15) that she will not be seeking another term as the President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA). The association is holding its election on September 6.An emotional ...

Internships to help youths extend volunteerism beyond school

Internships to help youths extend volunteerism beyond school
SINGAPORE: Starting Friday (Aug 15), youths aged 17 and above in uniformed groups can apply for a full-time internship under the new National Youth Internship Programme.The scheme, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture,...

All in the family for Our Sister Mambo cast

All in the family for Our Sister Mambo cast
SINGAPORE: The set of upcoming local film, Our Sister Mambo, had a real family vibe to it, cast members including Michelle Chong and Moses Lim said.Lim - speaking at the film's commencement ceremony at The Cathay Cineplex on Friday (Aug 15) - said wo...

Regional integration key to better standards of living: Lim Hng Kiang

Regional integration key to better standards of living: Lim Hng Kiang
SINGAPORE: Regional economic integration is imperative to Singapore, and multilateral trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will help the city-state create more jobs, raise real wages and provide a higher standard of living, Trade a...

City Harvest trial: Chew says he deferred to Kong on Crossover Project funding

City Harvest trial: Chew says he deferred to Kong on Crossover Project funding
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church's former Investment Manager Chew Eng Han has been singled out at various points over the course of the hearing as the man who decided to invest in the bonds at the centre of the criminal charges.But Chew denied this in ...

Thomson-East Coast Line, connecting North and East, ready by 2024

Thomson-East Coast Line, connecting North and East, ready by 2024
SINGAPORE: The country's sixth rail line - the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) - will be fully operational by 2024, the Land Transport Authority announced on Friday (Aug 15).The previously-announced Eastern Region Line and the Thomson Line will be join...

Private home sales remain flat in July

Private home sales remain flat in July
SINGAPORE: The private housing market remained in the doldrums in July, with sales of private homes remaining flat as developers continued to scale back new launches. Property developers sold 484 new private homes last month, up marginally from the 4...

Retail sales dip 1.1% on-month in June

Retail sales dip 1.1% on-month in June
SINGAPORE: Retail sales in Singapore decreased 1.1 per cent in June compared to the previous month. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales declined 1.2 per cent, the Department of Statistics said on Friday (Aug 15).When compared to June 2013, retail ...

NUS climbs 23 places in global university rankings

NUS climbs 23 places in global university rankings
SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) was ranked 111th among the world's universities, helped by improvements in the field of Engineering and Technology and Computer Sciences.The university said on Friday (Aug 15) that it jumped 23 pl...

NDP was most watched online overseas in Australia and the US

NDP was most watched online overseas in Australia and the US
SINGAPORE: Close to 15,000 hours of online videos were delivered to viewers via the National Day Parade website and mobile app and, outside Singapore, these videos were most viewed by people in Australia and United States, according to parade partner...

New rehab gym opens at IMH

New rehab gym opens at IMH
SINGAPORE: The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) opened a new rehabilitation gymnasium on Friday (Aug 15).The MINDSET Rehabilitation Gym consists of a Sensory Integrated Gym, where sensory therapy is carried out, and a Physical Exercise Gym, where pat...

Tickets-for-drinks promotion raises ire

Tickets-for-drinks promotion raises ire
Fans who bought tickets early for Saturday’s Juventus match are left feeling shortchanged after a promotion this week offering redemption of a pair of tickets to the game for just an S$18 purchase of soft drinks.

Foreigners will pay more to use sports facilities

Foreigners will pay more to use sports facilities
The new rates will be implemented at the Singapore Sports Hub on Monday, after more than a month of free use in celebration of National Day.

Peter Lim to take over Valencia in weeks: Club president

Peter Lim to take over Valencia in weeks: Club president
SINGAPORE: Singapore businessman Peter Lim will officially complete the takeover of Spanish side before the end of September. That is according to Valencia president Amadeo Salvo Lillo who spoke to the media in Singapore on Friday (Aug 15). The acqui...

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