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Swimming: Joseph Schooling smashes 2nd record at US meet

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:00:38 GMT

The University of Texas student won the 100-yard butterfly at the 2017 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas with a time of 44.06s



Chestnut Nature Park, Singapore's largest, fully opens

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:51:43 GMT

With the opening of the northern portion, the park’s mountain biking trail has been extended from 1.6km to 8.2km, while the hiking trail has been extended from 2.1km to 5.6km.



Noble shares plunge after Iceberg questions Sinochem deal prospects

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:03:08 GMT

Shares in Noble Group tumbled 17 percent on Friday, hit by a critical report from Iceberg Research that reiterated its concerns about the commodity firm's accounting practices.



Raise water prices by as much as 100% to reflect production cost: Economist

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Economics professor Ng Yew-Kwang also thinks that imposing a significant increase at once, instead of in phases, would be more effective in changing habits.



PM Lee responds to PERGAS letter on concern over Israeli-Palestinian situation

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:25:59 GMT

“Singapore fervently hopes for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, which will contribute to a stabler Middle East and indeed a safer world,” wrote Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.



Some motorcycle buyers feel the pinch, but LTA says ARF changes 'carefully calibrated'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:38:38 GMT

LTA says that out of the 8,336 motorcycles that were registered in 2016, 63 per cent of them would have come under Tier 0 and not drawn any additional ARF under the new system. 



Tuas fire: Air quality in normal range, says NEA

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:11:59 GMT

NEA noted that people who were nearby at the time of the fire had noticed a chemical odour coming from the plant. 



Emerging a victor in the A-Level exams despite battling lupus

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:55:11 GMT

About six months before she was due to take her A-Level exams, Wee Han Jing’s father was diagnosed with lung cancer. A month and a half later, she found out she had an autoimmune disease.  



Five on Friday: 5 unusual natural world sightings in Singapore

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:59:43 GMT

In our regular light-hearted look at what has been making the headlines, Ramesh William recalls some other rare sightings apart from the "fire rainbow" that set tongues wagging this week.



Manager jailed 34 weeks for exploiting more than 100 foreign workers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:42:28 GMT

Nallusamy Narayanan made the workers live in squalid conditions and forced at least two of them to accept less than half the salary they were promised. 



‘Life-changing' internships abroad offer new perspectives and added skills

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:36:15 GMT

“I shudder to even think about what I may be doing now without that experience.” Overseas internships have been “life-changing” moments for two millennials who tell Channel NewsAsia that the benefits include soaking up different cultures and seeing Steve Jobs.



Teen dies after falling from height at Orchard Central

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:48:01 GMT

The man jumped over the railing of the fourth-level linkbridge, the mall management says. 



Action taken against 4,400 who submitted false claims for SkillsFuture credit

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:53:18 GMT

About 4,400 people had submitted false claims, effectively encashing their SkillsFuture credit without attending any courses, SkillsFuture Singapore says. 



Singapore dollar hits all-time high against Malaysian ringgit

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:40:44 GMT

The Singapore dollar was last seen around 3.1643 against the Malaysian ringgit, slightly pulling back from an intra-day high of 3.1687 earlier in the day. Against the US dollar, the local currency rose to a three-month peak at one point on Friday (Feb 24). 



COE premiums end higher in latest bidding exercise

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:28:42 GMT

This is the first bidding exercise since a new tiered tax system for motorcycles was announced during Monday's Budget statement, which makes it more expensive to purchase high-end motorbikes.  



A-Level results: 92.6% score at least 3 H2 passes, slightly off high mark

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMT

Candidates who sat for the GCE A-Level exams will have been issued their result slips by their schools from 2.30pm on Friday (Feb 24).  



Fire breaks out at Shenton House, building evacuated

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:37:07 GMT

The Singapore Civil Defence Force says it was alerted to the fire at about 1pm, which involved contents in a unit on the 15th floor. 



More than 14,000 cartons of cigarettes seized, 6 suspects arrested

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:44:12 GMT

The total duty and Goods and Services Tax evaded amounted to about S$1.1 million and S$83,340 respectively, ICA and Singapore Customs say. 



Range of driver hiring options should be offered: National Taxi Association

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:43:35 GMT

Some drivers prefer the protection offered by full-time employment even though it may restrict flexibility at work, says the NTA.



Singapore's manufacturing output up 2.2% in January

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:05:47 GMT

The growth was boosted by the precision engineering cluster, which grew 24 per cent year-on-year last month, EDB says.  



Swimming: Joseph Schooling smashes 8-year US meet record

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:12:01 GMT

Schooling bettered the previous meet record of 18.84s, set in 2009 by US national team swimmer Jimmy Feigen.  



Four kids of their own, still this couple fostered over 20 more

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:58:38 GMT

The Ismail family’s compassion changed the children’s lives and even that of a neighbour. Their story is featured on On The Red Dot.



PMDs impounded after enforcement operations conducted in February: LTA

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:49:20 GMT

More than 100 enforcement operations were conducted in the first two weeks of February, LTA says.  



Tuas fire: Fake video spreads like wildfire on social media

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:28:53 GMT

The same video has previously been uploaded on social media and described as a chemical plant explosion in Zhejiang, China, as well as a nuclear plant blast in France. 



Companies must think internationally from the start: Lawrence Wong

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:47:29 GMT

Singapore companies have no choice but to think regionally or globally, says Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong. 



Tuas blaze: Fire was 'big like a volcano', says eyewitness

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:14:49 GMT

Security officer Subramaniam Krishnan, who works near the scene of the fire, says he felt a "tremor" when the incident occurred. 



Cost of operating Singapore’s water system more than doubled from 2000 to 2015: PUB

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:06:42 GMT

PUB says that it cost S$1.3 billion to operate Singapore’s water system in 2015, up from S$0.5 billion in 2000.



Pre-schoolers to get more time for physical activities: NurtureSG taskforce

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:03:01 GMT

At pre-schools, the minimum amount of time that children should spend on physical activities will be increased from 30 minutes to one hour, as recommended by the taskforce set up to look into how young Singaporeans can be encouraged to adopt healthy habits. 



Security guard jailed 10 years for killing fiancee by trying to behead her

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:56:12 GMT

Gabriel Lee pleaded guilty to culpable homicide after trying to decapitate his fiancee, Elsie Lie, and killing her in the process. 



Never an ideal time for water price hike: Lawrence Wong

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:48:18 GMT

Speaking at Channel NewsAsia's Singapore Budget Forum, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong says he understands the concerns many Singaporeans have over the water price increase.