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Singapore, India renew air force agreement for another 5 years

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:24:48 GMT

The renewed bilateral agreement allows the Republic of Singapore Air Force to continue its joint military training at Kalaikunda Air Force Station in India. 

SAF regular found at Sembawang Camp died of gunshot wound: Coroner’s inquiry

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:40:40 GMT

Pravinraj Selvaraj, 20, was found dead in a toilet at Sembawang Camp in 2015.

Property agency fined for failing to warn investor of risks in buying foreign property

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:30:41 GMT

Square Yards Singapore breached a requirement to provide a written advisory to a client on the risks involved in purchasing a property in North Dakota, US. 

Heritage and gentrification: Is there a win-win for neighbourhoods?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:45:10 GMT

A former Kampong Glam resident says commercialisation has stripped away cultural identity, but others tell Talking Point there is a need to keep places relevant.

EZ-Link introduces wearable devices

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:30:38 GMT

The Batman v Superman Fitness Tracker X EZ-Link as well as the Garmin vívosmart HR with EZ-Link smartwatch carry the ez-link CEPAS purse for contactless payments on public transport.

Tuas viaduct to open on Feb 18; Tuas West MRT extension to open in Q2

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:52:19 GMT

Built at a cost of S$3.5 billion, the viaduct is the first in Singapore to integrate road and rail, and is aimed at enhancing transport connectivity to businesses in Tuas.

Taxi crashes into void deck at Jurong West

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:53:09 GMT

No injuries were reported, says the Singapore Civil Defence Force. 

Number of COEs available up almost 9% for Feb-Apr period

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:12:18 GMT

There will be an increase of COEs across all vehicle categories except for Category C and D vehicles, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA). 

Ascott to manage 6 new properties in China

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:30:38 GMT

Two of the properties are in Handan and Xuzhou – two cities new to the serviced residence operator – and the rest in Changsha, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Wuhan.

Last remaining suspect arrested over 2010 Kallang murder

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:41:16 GMT

The 25-year-old is suspected to be part of a gang of four Sarawakians who attacked and robbed four separate victims in a seven-hour rampage that started late at night on May 29, 2010.

Car-Free Sunday brought forward by a week on Jan 22

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:50:40 GMT

A variety of recreational and community activities will be held to coincide with the Chinese New Year celebrations in the Chinatown district.

Sharpening air defence capabilities through Flaming Arrow Challenge 2017

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:16:22 GMT

Commander DAG Colonel Alvin Yeo said the Flaming Arrow Challenge serves as another avenue for the Republic of Singapore Air Force to test their skills and tactics in a competitive environment.

Man jailed for pretending to be ICA officer to steal contraband cigarettes

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:20:40 GMT

Jasmin Eyple, 33, had suggested to five of his friends that they go to the Sungei Kadut area to steal contraband cigarettes from illegal peddlers, the court heard.

Hindu shrine at Queensway wants more time to move from current premises

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:36:17 GMT

The shrine's representatives are hoping authorities will grant them an extension to move their deities, conduct further prayers and clear the space completely. 

ASEAN can work together to increase tourism numbers, says PM Lee

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:16:47 GMT

Singapore’s Prime Minister outlines three ways to promote Southeast Asia as a single, unified travel destination.

MOH to reorganise healthcare system into three integrated clusters

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:30:00 GMT

The Health Ministry said the reorganisation, which is expected to be formally completed early 2018, will help them better meet Singaporeans' future healthcare needs. 

NEWater able to meet 40% of Singapore's water needs with opening of fifth plant

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:15:04 GMT

Singapore's fifth NEWater facility, located at Changi Water Reclamation Plant, can boost supply by 10 per cent.  It has the capacity to produce 50 million gallons of water a day, enough to fill about 92 Olympic-sized pools.

Life after graduation: Special education students at work

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:22:29 GMT

According to MOE, about 300 students graduate from Special Education schools each year. While some find employment quite easily, others have faced challenges. Channel NewsAsia's Lim Jia Qi speaks with two graduates to find out what life is like after graduation. 

Public accounts watchdog tells agencies to rectify lapses in AGO report

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:22:15 GMT

The Public Accounts Committee has told several ministries and agencies to address lapses and rectify irregularities cited in the Auditor-General’s reports for financial years 2014/15 and 2015/16.

COEs end mixed in latest bidding exercise

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:10:42 GMT

Category A premiums saw the biggest jump, rising S$788 compared to the previous exercise. 

4 new mega childcare centres to be built, including first in a park

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:20:25 GMT

The two-storey facility at Sengkang Riverside Park will be run by anchor operator Skool4kidz, and is one of four new mega childcare centres to be built by the middle of next year in Punggol, Sengkang and Bukit Panjang.

Several duped by phishing emails since start of the year: Police

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:25:30 GMT

Victims were tricked into revealing their personal particulars and bank account details, Singapore police said. 

New zero-waste concept for April's Income Eco Run

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:21:37 GMT

About 1,000 runners in Singapore's premier eco run will forgo finisher medals and T-shirts to reduce wastage while organisers will up the ante by conducting a "green" audit. 

No fake food products from China detected in Singapore: AVA

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:11:33 GMT

"Imported food products are regularly inspected and sampled for testing to ensure compliance with our food safety standards and requirements," says Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority. 

SMRT bus driver acquitted of rash driving in fatal Dairy Farm Road accident

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:41:10 GMT

The prosecution argued that Zhang Kun, 43, was travelling above the speed limit but the District Judge was "not satisfied" that it had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt, pointing to "highly speculative and contrived" data on the bus' speed. 

Singapore, China to hold Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation meeting next month

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:24:36 GMT

This was discussed during the 10th Bilateral Consultations between the Singapore and Chinese foreign ministries, co-chaired by Singapore's Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin. 

Malaysians should take public transport to Singapore: Johor minister

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:36:53 GMT

Johor's Chief Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin says the S$6.40 reciprocal road charge recently imposed by Singapore on foreign vehicles is its "prerogative" and "something positive".  

Ahead of Budget 2017, NTUC calls for support to help workers transition into new economy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:31:13 GMT

The labour movement outlines four key areas of focus, including a better system to help the unemployed find jobs and making training courses more accessible. 

Singapore, Indonesia economic ties set to strengthen: Lim Hng Kiang

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:22:42 GMT

Singapore was Indonesia’s third-largest trading partner in 2015 and Indonesia was Singapore’s fourth-largest trading partner that year. Singapore was also Indonesia’s largest foreign investor. 

New repayment scheme to help borrowers pay off unsecured debts

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:50:51 GMT

Under this new scheme, customers can consolidate all their unsecured credit balances across the 14 banks with just one institution.