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880,000 HDB households to receive S$120m of S&CC rebates

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:44:34 GMT

Each eligible Singaporean household will receive 1.5 to 3.5 months of rebates for their service and conservancy charges, depending on their HDB flat type.

Samsung Galaxy S8 unveil: 5 things to know

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The South Korean phone maker has a lot riding on its latest flagship smartphone, but does it live up to its billing?

Singapore Children's Society to run Appropriate Adult scheme

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:01:45 GMT

The scheme will see trained volunteers accompanying suspects under 16 during police investigations. 

More programmes to be made available under Earn and Learn Programme

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:16:47 GMT

The window for enrolment into the programme has also been extended from one to three years after graduation for ITE or polytechnic students. 

Singapore's first Zika cluster of 2017 reported at Simon Place

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:06:32 GMT

Ten breeding habitats - comprising seven in homes and three in common areas/other premises - have been detected and destroyed in Simon Place, says NEA.

Man’s death ruled an ‘unlawful killing’ by coroner, assailant a wanted man

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:00:16 GMT

The assailant is believed to have fled to Malaysia shortly after the killing, according to Assistant Superintendent Arun Guruswany. 

Two men arrested for Coldplay concert tickets scam

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:55:28 GMT

Victims did not receive the tickets after transferring the money to the seller on Carousell, police say.  

COE premiums for motorcycles break record again

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:48:49 GMT

Motorcycle premiums closed at S$8,081, higher than the S$7,483 in the last bidding exercise. 

GPs can apply to join Primary Care Networks scheme from April

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:46:27 GMT

Under the scheme, MOH will provide funding and administrative support to GPs to form virtual networks and deliver care as multi-disciplinary teams which include doctors, nurses and other supporting staff. 

Need to build 'new middle class' with digital skills: Vivian Balakrishnan

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:42:50 GMT

"The most important political challenge is to prepare our people for this revolution … instead of trying in a futile way to compete with machines and programmes," says the Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation initiative.  

5 ideas floated to give Kallang River a facelift

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:30:14 GMT

The Urban Redevelopment Authority launches the "A River Runs Through It" exhibition to showcase opportunities to revitalise areas along Singapore's longest natural river.  

NUS to train 2,000 Singapore civil servants in data science annually

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:57:25 GMT

This was part of the agreement signed between the Government Technology Agency of Singapore and the National University of Singapore.  

I don’t think mainstream is a dirty word: Singapore International Festival of Arts' new director

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:21:54 GMT

As Singapore Repertory Theatre's artistic director, Gaurav Kripalani is known for crowd-pleasing blockbusters and putting Shakespeare in the park. Will his new role as SIFA director mean a new direction for the edgy festival? Kripalani gives us a glimpse of his plans for 2018 and beyond. 

4.67m passengers passed through Changi Airport in February

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:06:39 GMT

This represented an increase of 1.5 per cent year-on-year, Changi Airport Group says.  

Singapore-based Henry Golding lands lead role in Crazy Rich Asians film

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:01:12 GMT

Director Jon M. Chu tells Channel NewsAsia’s Genevieve Loh why he cast Golding as male lead Nick Young in the film adaptation of the best-selling book.

Trio arrested for police officer impersonation scam

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:40:39 GMT

They are linked to cases where victims received calls from people masquerading as police from a foreign country. The victims were told to key in Internet banking credentials via a fake SPF website.

NSL, Bukit Panjang LRT hit by service disruptions

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:30:38 GMT

The North-South Line saw delays for trains travelling from Bishan to Sembawang on Tuesday night, while the Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit's train services disrupted for nearly 1.5 hours.

Fire breaks out at Nex shopping mall

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:15:07 GMT

No injuries were reported, SCDF said. 

230 laid-off workers found jobs through taskforce for 'responsible retrenchment'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:36:55 GMT

"In our experience, if we are able to reach out to workers earlier, our success rates improves. So we are particularly happy that the mandatory notification is now in place," said chairman of the Taskforce for Responsible Retrenchment and Employment Facilitation.

SingPost's drone delivery trials: Some key takeaways

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:40:38 GMT

Could mail delivery via drones be on the horizon soon? SingPost's head of Post Office Network and Digital Services Dr Bernard Leong shares what the company learned from it trial of a mail run from mainland Singapore to Pulau Ubin.

Man arrested for possession of airsoft guns

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:00:42 GMT

Police seized two airsoft guns with pellets and two handgun magazines with plastic cartridges from his home.

Precision engineering firms ramp up investments amid semiconductor boom

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:48:47 GMT

Amid changing manfacturing needs, precision engineering firms are putting in bigger investments to make smaller chips, as well as building up capabilities to be more involved in coordinating the entire value chain.

LTA rolls out bicycle parking zones

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:10:42 GMT

These bicycle parking zones will provide about 750 additional parking spaces for both bicycle owners and users of rental bicycles, the Land Transport Authority says.

Temasek Foundation Cares, KKH working on project to run first milk bank in Singapore

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:11:26 GMT

Channel NewsAsia understands the milk bank will cater to premature infants whose mothers face challenges with their milk supply.

Take care of footballers, and local game will improve: Former Lion Kadir Yahaya

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:42:21 GMT

Happier players will lead to better football, which in turn will lead to fans backing the local game, says Singapore legend Kadir Yahaya.

MMA: Ex-champ, Japan legend to feature at UFC Singapore event

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Andrei Arlovski and Takanori Gomi are among the names confirmed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s second outing in the Lion City.

National sprinter Shanti Pereira first to receive SMU's Yip Pin Xiu scholarship

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:12:31 GMT

The 20-year-old won the 200m gold in the 2015 SEA Games, becoming the first female athlete to do so since Glory Barnabas in 1973.

Tighter licensing conditions for pet shops and farms to take effect in April: AVA

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:30:38 GMT

All pet shops selling dogs and cats must meet tighter licensing conditions from April as part of efforts to raise animal welfare standards, announced the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).

Woman investigated for making false police report

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:48:15 GMT

The 39-year-old made a report alleging she was a victim of snatch theft, police say.

Singapore film company mm2 Asia sets its sights on the region

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:14:18 GMT

Mr Melvin Ang, mm2 Asia's executive chairman and CEO, says that "being present in all the Chinese markets in Asia" will give Singapore talent "an equal chance to produce quality films that can travel beyond our shores".