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Published: Fri, 28 April 2017 04:44:36 +0800


Shanmugam responds to academic's comments on 'populism' in criminal law

Thu, 27 April 2017 23:00:39 +0800

In a Facebook post, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Associate Dean Donald Low criticised the Law Minister's comments that penalties for crime must reflect public opinion.

Don’t treat private-hire drivers like taxi drivers, says Uber Singapore's Warren Tseng

Thu, 27 April 2017 23:44:13 +0800

Four years after it first emerged in Singapore, US-based private-hire operator Uber says Government regulations must reflect “a new freelance model”.

102 arrested in anti-loanshark operation across Singapore

Thu, 27 April 2017 21:00:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Police have rounded up more than 100 suspects this week for their alleged involvement in loansharking activities.  The 79 men and 23 women were arrested during a three-day islandwide operation that ended on Wednesday (Apr 26). According to a police news releaase, two suspects had ...

Singapore appoints new representatives to Austria, Bangladesh

Thu, 27 April 2017 20:00:39 +0800

Singapore's new ambassador to Austria Chan Heng Wing and High Commissioner to Bangladesh Derek Loh will both be based in Singapore.

Theatre company W!ld Rice to build theatre at revamped Funan

Thu, 27 April 2017 23:55:55 +0800

SINGAPORE: About one quarter of the retail space at the new Funan mall has been taken up, with homegrown theatre company W!ld Rice and a string of familiar names among the retailers unveiled as tenants on Thursday (Apr 27). Funan DigitaLife Mall, best known as a hub for electronic products, was ...

1 injured after taxi crashes into tree in Toa Payoh

Thu, 27 April 2017 19:50:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 67-year-old taxi driver was injured after his vehicle skidded and hit a tree along Toa Payoh Lorong 8 on Thursday (Apr 27). The police said they were alerted to an accident involving a car and a taxi at 2.47pm. It's believed the taxi collided with the front part of the car which was ...

Google Street View goes off the beaten track in Singapore

Thu, 27 April 2017 19:15:42 +0800

Don't be alarmed if you see people walking around with green orbs mounted on backpacks along your usual running route.

Teo Ser Luck returns to private sector to help start-ups and businesses

Thu, 27 April 2017 19:00:38 +0800

Mr Teo, who has spent more than 10 years as an office holder, said it is a decision he "thought through for a while".

'More concerted international strategy' needed to deal with underlying causes of radicalisation: Shanmugam

Thu, 27 April 2017 23:29:06 +0800

In his speech in Washington DC, Singapore's Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam urged the United States to get involved in tackling the root causes of what drives people into becoming radicalised.

5 reasons to visit Caldecott Hill during the Singapore Heritage Festival

Thu, 27 April 2017 22:20:29 +0800

Over two weekends, Caldecott Broadcast Centre opens its doors to the public, with a festival village, live performances, an exhibition – and the chance to rub shoulders with your favourite stars.

Standard Chartered Marathon bids to join World Marathon Majors

Thu, 27 April 2017 17:30:56 +0800

SINGAPORE: The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) announced its bid to join six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world as an Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM) event on Thursday (Apr 27).  The WMM, which started in 2006, is an annual series of marathons to determine the ...

Robotic ice-cream machine supplier convicted of PIC fraud

Thu, 27 April 2017 17:10:38 +0800

Robofusion Asia and its director Yong Tai Kok were convicted of using the names of two people who were not their employees when making an application for a Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) cash payout.

Cabinet changes: Josephine Teo, Desmond Lee promoted to full ministers

Thu, 27 April 2017 23:36:59 +0800

SINGAPORE: Senior Ministers of State Josephine Teo and Desmond Lee will be promoted to full ministers with effect from May 1, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Thursday (Apr 27). Mrs Teo, who is currently Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Transport and in the Prime Minister’s ...

Recent school mergers a 'painful but necessary decision': Ng Chee Meng

Thu, 27 April 2017 15:32:04 +0800

SINGAPORE: The school mergers announced recently are a "painful but necessary decision", said Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng on Thursday (Apr 27).  In a post on Facebook, Mr Ng said the Ministry of Education (MOE) did not take the matter lightly and only went ahead with the mergers ...

PepsiCo opens S$130m concentrate plant in Singapore

Fri, 28 April 2017 00:11:47 +0800

Located in Jurong, the new 20,000-sqm plant will manufacture beverage concentrates for hundreds of brands, including Pepsi and 7UP, for more than 20 Asia-Pacific markets that PepsiCo serves.

SGX's new regulatory arm to take 'strategic review' of rules

Fri, 28 April 2017 02:10:59 +0800

SINGAPORE: The local bourse's new regulatory unit, Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo), said on Thursday (Apr 27) that it will undertake a "strategic review" of rules governing the stock exchange after it begins operating in August.  The review is meant to ensure the rules remain ...

S$21 million awarded to 12 research projects on issues affecting Singapore society

Thu, 27 April 2017 17:59:45 +0800

SINGAPORE: Twelve research projects that look into issues affecting Singapore society have been selected to receive a total funding of S$21 million from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).  The list of projects covering a range of issues was announced on Thursday (Apr 27). They include a ...

Programmes launched to help PMETs find jobs in manufacturing

Thu, 27 April 2017 14:16:41 +0800

The programmes – one providing advice to those looking to join the manufacturing sector and the other to build necessary skills for those entering the industry – were launched by Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say.

10,000 homes to get smart shower devices for real-time information on water usage

Thu, 27 April 2017 12:10:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: A device that lets you know how much water you are using while taking a shower will be installed in 10,000 new homes over the next few years, Singapore’s national water agency, PUB said on Thursday (Apr 27). The agency has put out a call for proposals to supply these smart shower ...

Singapore's growth in 2017 to be fuelled by external demand: MAS

Thu, 27 April 2017 23:31:58 +0800

SINGAPORE: Trade-related sectors - especially those associated with information technology - will drive Singapore’s economic growth in 2017, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). In its half-yearly macroeconomic review released on Thursday (Apr 27), the central bank said ...

Employment growth in 2017 expected to stay modest, uneven across sectors: MAS

Thu, 27 April 2017 09:50:38 +0800

Overall net employment growth was flat in the second half of 2016, in contrast to the 28,700 increase in the same period last year.

Tuas West Extension MRT stations to open Jun 18

Thu, 27 April 2017 10:42:55 +0800

Comprising four aboveground stations – Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link – the new Tuas West Extension is expected to serve 100,000 commuters daily.

Man hurt in explosion at Bukit Batok car park

Thu, 27 April 2017 07:24:29 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital after an explosion involving a car at Bukit Batok Street 24 on Wednesday (Apr 26). Police said they were alerted to the incident at a car park at Block 290H at 6.28pm. The man was conscious when he was taken to the Singapore General Hospital ...

First Police NSmen Public Order Troop to be formed by Sep 2018

Thu, 27 April 2017 20:42:54 +0800

The formation of such troops was first announced by Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam at this year’s Police Workplan Seminar, with plans for full implementation by 2023.

Britney Spears to perform in Singapore

Thu, 27 April 2017 00:26:12 +0800

SINGAPORE: Singapore fans who want a piece of Britney Spears are lucky. The American pop princess will be performing live in Singapore in a one-night concert on Jun 30. Announcing the date on Wednesday (Apr 26), Sony Music Singapore tweeted that more details would be released later. Spears last ...

4 Little India massage parlours raided, 6 women arrested

Wed, 26 April 2017 22:10:40 +0800

SINGAPORE: Six women were arrested in a police raid on four massage parlours in Little India on Wednesday (Apr 26).  In a news release, the police said that officers from the Central Police Division checked seven women at the massage parlours. Six of them, aged between 29 and 50, were arrested ...

Punggol residents concerned about planter box breeding mosquitoes near preschool

Wed, 26 April 2017 22:27:42 +0800

SINGAPORE: A flooded planter box apparently breeding mosquitoes has gotten some residents in Punggol worried. They believe that the stagnant water in the planter box between blocks 289C and 289D in Punggol Place is the reason they have been seeing more mosquitoes and bites on themselves and their ...

Istana to open its doors to the public on Labour Day

Wed, 26 April 2017 20:50:27 +0800

The Istana grounds will be open to the public from 8.30am to 6pm on Labour Day (May 1), the President's Office announced on Wednesday (Apr 26).

Woman killed in Ang Mo Kio car park accident was Manpower Ministry officer

Wed, 26 April 2017 20:50:26 +0800

Mrs Quek-Ng Siew Fong died of head injuries after her husband allegedly reversed his car into her.

SkillsFuture Credit claims process revised to reduce risk of abuse

Wed, 26 April 2017 20:57:14 +0800

The change will take effect from May 19 this year.

Man jailed 4 months for taking nude videos of flatmate

Wed, 26 April 2017 18:40:38 +0800

He had taken several videos of her in the shower, and uploaded them onto a company laptop for 'private viewing'.

International tourists spend most in Singapore among APAC destinations in 2016: Report

Thu, 27 April 2017 10:47:02 +0800

SINGAPORE: International tourists spent the most in Singapore among Asia Pacific destinations last year, coming in ahead of other hotspots such as Bangkok and Tokyo, according to the latest findings from Mastercard released on Wednesday (Apr 26). According to the Mastercard Asia Pacific ...

Suspected bullet found outside State Courts

Wed, 26 April 2017 21:56:09 +0800

SINGAPORE: An item suspected to be ammunition was found outside the entrance of the State Courts on Wednesday afternoon (Apr 26). Police were alerted to the item, a bullet-like object, at around 2.50pm.  A police cordon was set up and one person wearing gloves was seen removing the object. The ...

Train services for Downtown Line to start later on Sundays from May

Wed, 26 April 2017 17:13:53 +0800

This is to facilitate the testing of the entire line in preparation for the opening of stage three of the Downtown Line by end-2017, the Land Transport Authority and SBS Transit say.

COE prices for goods vehicles tumble more than S$19,000 in latest exercise

Wed, 26 April 2017 16:38:27 +0800

Premiums for commercial vehicles closed at S$26,501, down from S$45,906 in the last exercise two weeks ago.

Officers seize 750kg of chewing tobacco, more than 6,000 cartons of cigarettes

Wed, 26 April 2017 16:10:38 +0800

A total of 6,470 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes and approximately 750kg of chewing tobacco was seized from the two smuggling attempts, said the ICA.

New S$1 billion fund to help businesses grow with IP

Wed, 26 April 2017 23:00:40 +0800

Funded by local private equity investment firm Makara Capital, the Makara Innovation Fund (MIF) will benefit 10 to 15 small- to medium-sized companies from anywhere in the world, including Singapore.

Singapore manufacturing output up 10.2% in March, boosted by strong electronics sector

Wed, 26 April 2017 13:00:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Singapore's manufacturing output rose 10.2 per cent year-on-year in March, boosted by strong growth in the electronics sector. Excluding the more volatile biomedical manufacturing cluster, output grew 12.4 per cent, according to data released on Wednesday (Apr 26) by the Singapore ...

SMU opens academy offering modular courses that can lead to master’s degree

Thu, 27 April 2017 00:11:32 +0800

The Singapore Management University (SMU) launched its lifelong learning unit on Wednesday (Apr 26), which is the first in Singapore to offer part-time modular courses that can lead to a master’s degree.

7 happy hour deals in the CBD worth checking out

Wed, 26 April 2017 23:25:06 +0800

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Heavy traffic expected at Tuas, Woodlands checkpoints over Labour Day weekend: ICA

Wed, 26 April 2017 09:10:38 +0800

Motorists heading to Malaysia over the Labour Day long weekend should expect heavy traffic at both Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints from Friday (Apr 28) to Monday, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Police arrest couple over Toa Payoh hawker centre incident

Wed, 26 April 2017 01:25:38 +0800

Video circulating widely on social media showed the couple shouting at an elderly man and pushing him, allegedly over who could use an empty table.

Woman killed after husband accidentally reverses car into her at Ang Mo Kio car park

Wed, 26 April 2017 01:00:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 64-year-old woman was killed after her husband reversed into her by accident on Tuesday night (Apr 25). Police said they were alerted at about 7.50pm to an accident that happened at the car park at Block 332, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1. The Singapore Civil Defence Force sent an ambulance ...

Trade and South China Sea likely issues on agenda at ASEAN Summit: Experts

Wed, 26 April 2017 00:00:53 +0800

Experts say trade and the South China Sea dispute - both of which are issues that Singapore has a keen interest in - are likely to take centre stage.

Blues fan Schooling talks favourites, football and food with Chelsea's Hazard

Tue, 25 April 2017 23:48:56 +0800

Singapore Olympic champion Joseph Schooling took on one of his favourite footballers, Eden Hazard, in a lighthearted interview posted by Chelsea FC on its Facebook page.

High Court raises jail terms of 3 National Service defaulters in landmark judgement

Wed, 26 April 2017 08:13:43 +0800

The court is also expected to issue a detailed judgement, in which it will set out a new sentencing framework for defaulters. Under the revised framework, three categories of defaulters will face jail terms.

Maid jailed for ill-treating bedridden boy has sentence doubled to 8 months

Tue, 25 April 2017 23:19:57 +0800

The maid is being punished not for being ignorant or unskilled, but for her "cold disregard of the child's safety and suffering which must have been evident to any ordinary adult in the situation that day", Judge of Appeal Tay Yong Kwang says.

New Zika cluster reported at Highland Road, Jansen Close in Kovan

Tue, 25 April 2017 23:02:06 +0800

There are now three active Zika clusters in Singapore, including the ones in the Glasgow Road and Poh Huat Terrace area.

Labour movement seeks to stay relevant and representative amid disruptive changes

Tue, 25 April 2017 23:33:20 +0800

Beyond representing workers through the unions, NTUC has also set up four other "limbs" to better represent the various segments of the workforce, including SMEs, PMEs, freelancers and migrant workers.

SLA takes legal possession of 3 landed homes at Merpati Road

Wed, 26 April 2017 01:32:08 +0800

The three properties are among 15 landed homes that were acquired in 2010 as part of redevelopment efforts around the future Mattar MRT station on Downtown Line 3.

5 jailed for false GST claims involving more than S$160,000

Tue, 25 April 2017 22:13:29 +0800

The five men made fraudulent claims of S$167,253 in GST refunds since 2015, by making claims for jewellery they did not buy.

National Day Rally to be held on Aug 20

Tue, 25 April 2017 21:57:30 +0800

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver the National Day Rally on Aug 20 this year at the Institute of Technical Education campus in Ang Mo Kio.

Faster, better job matches? Singapore start-ups look to redefine career searches

Wed, 26 April 2017 12:13:27 +0800

Each armed with an in-house algorithm that does more than just matching job seekers to the right roles, can new recruitment web portals and apps in Singapore help to ease the pain of job hunting?

Changing mindsets vital to cope with digital transformation in maritime sector: Khaw

Tue, 25 April 2017 23:08:10 +0800

SINGAPORE: Nobody can exactly predict the effect of digitisation on the maritime sector, but Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan said Singapore will have to get ready for the changes it presents, and take steps to ride the wave of the industry's transformation. Speaking at the ...

Singaporean actors part of supporting cast for Crazy Rich Asians

Tue, 25 April 2017 21:10:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: If you are looking forward to the film adaptation of the bestselling book Crazy Rich Asians, you may see a few familiar faces onscreen.  The book's author Kevin Kwan announced in a Facebook post early on Tuesday (Apr 25) that Singaporean actors Pierre Png, Fiona Xie and Tan Kheng Hua ...

KFC, SingPost among companies in Singapore's new anti-drug coalition

Tue, 25 April 2017 21:04:22 +0800

SINGAPORE: Ten companies from the private sector, including KFC and Singapore Post (SingPost) on Tuesday (Apr 25) pledged their commitment to the United Against Drugs Coalition, as part of Singapore's push against drugs.  The 10 are part of 47 organisations that are part of the coalition, which ...

Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers to perform at Singapore F1 race

Tue, 25 April 2017 13:46:18 +0800

Organiser Singapore GP says Duran Duran, as well as OneRepublic, will also hold full-length concerts at this year's event.

Traditional arts to find new home at redeveloped Stamford Arts Centre by 2018

Tue, 25 April 2017 23:29:18 +0800

Stamford Arts Centre, to be redeveloped at a cost of S$7 million, will include a new multipurpose hall, a shared studio, shops and F&B outlets.

Commentary: Intellectual property is making today's ideas tomorrow's assets

Tue, 25 April 2017 20:34:08 +0800

The commercialisation of intellectual property can be a growth engine for Singapore's future economy, says chief executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Daren Tang.

Team LKT did not know about Bill Ng's donations to FAS: Lim Kia Tong

Tue, 25 April 2017 00:33:57 +0800

SINGAPORE: Despite several of its key members having been council members of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) at the time, Team LKT was not aware of businessman Bill Ng's recently revealed S$500,000 donation to the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF), the team's leader Lim Kia Tong said on ...

Student killed in goal post accident was singer Sarah Aqilah's brother

Mon, 24 April 2017 23:29:32 +0800

Sarah Aqilah, who was crowned the winner of Mediacorp's Suria reality singing competition Anugerah in 2009, tells Channel NewsAsia that the death of her brother is a great loss to her and her family.

Nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers, compromised websites found in Singapore-based Interpol operation

Tue, 25 April 2017 10:14:38 +0800

A cybersecurity operation has uncovered hundreds of malware-infected websites - including government portals - across Southeast Asia.

Four jailed over sham marriage to prolong Vietnamese woman's stay

Mon, 24 April 2017 20:51:44 +0800

The couple who entered into the marriage of convenience and another couple who helped them arrange it were sentenced to between six and seven months in jail.

Drowning of 84-year-old engineer a ‘tragic industrial misadventure’: Coroner

Mon, 24 April 2017 20:56:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: The drowning of an 84-year-old engineer who slipped and fell unnoticed into the sea could have been prevented with basic safety procedures, State Coroner Marvin Bay said on Monday (Apr 24). Mr Lim Meng Hoe was not wearing a life vest when his body was pulled from Pandan River at about 1 ...

Channel NewsAsia revamps app, website for better browsing experience

Mon, 24 April 2017 22:59:59 +0800

Singapore's leading news brand developed the refreshed site and app over 12 months with extensive input from readers, viewers, listeners and advertisers.

Nepal quake 2 years on: Singapore Red Cross completes 28 rebuilding projects

Tue, 25 April 2017 00:16:26 +0800

Schools, mobile clinics, health posts and a community hall are among the projects SRC has completed so far. Another 32 projects are slated for completion by the end of 2017.

Geylang Methodist student dies after goal post falls on him

Mon, 24 April 2017 23:33:27 +0800

A 12-year-old boy from Geylang Methodist Secondary School was killed on Monday (Apr 24) after he grabbed a goal post and it fell on him, hitting his head.

New scam involves fake emails about parking fines: SPF

Mon, 24 April 2017 22:23:48 +0800

Scammers are impersonating the Traffic Police to cheat their victims into paying "fines" using their credit cards, the police say.

Fire breaks out at Bishan multi-storey car park

Mon, 24 April 2017 22:20:39 +0800

A fire broke out at a multi-storey car park in Bishan on Monday afternoon (Apr 24).

Efforts to improve train performance see 'steady results' so far: SMRT

Mon, 24 April 2017 23:22:58 +0800

The transport operator however acknowledged a recent string of delays on the North-South and East-West lines, adding that there is "some way to go to be best in class in the world".

More than S$220m spent on R&D in 2016: A*STAR

Tue, 25 April 2017 17:07:58 +0800

SINGAPORE: More than S$220 million was spent on research and development (R&D) in 2016, said the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) on Monday (Apr 24).  According to figures released during a media briefing, A*STAR said it undertook more than 1,700 projects with industry players ...

Xinyao, getai stars jam with new pop names in Chinese cultural extravaganza

Mon, 24 April 2017 21:50:38 +0800

An eight-day festival to open the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre next month will include cross talk, wushu, puppetry, a hologram-tinged stage show and … Gentle Bones singing in Mandarin?

96% of taxpayers filed tax returns on time: IRAS

Mon, 24 April 2017 20:37:03 +0800

Taxpayers in Singapore maintained the record high set last year for filing their tax returns on time, according to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).

Singapore's consumer prices remain unchanged in March

Mon, 24 April 2017 13:12:42 +0800

The consumer price index (CPI) - a key measure of headline inflation - was at 0.7 per cent in March, unchanged from the preceding month.

Changi Airport handled 5.11m passengers in March

Mon, 24 April 2017 20:50:38 +0800

This was a 4.3 per cent year-on-year increase, says Changi Airport Group.

Sanitary plumbers to be licensed from April 2018

Mon, 24 April 2017 21:50:39 +0800

PUB is revising the current Licensed Water Service Plumber (LWSP) scheme, which is currently only mandatory for water service plumbers, to include sanitary plumbers in the Licensed Plumber scheme.

Digitisation and streaming the future, says Bollywood's Anil Kapoor

Mon, 24 April 2017 22:10:21 +0800

The star also does not rule out being in a Singapore film during his chat with Channel NewsAsia's Genevieve Loh.

Lockers for e-scooters launched for Ang Mo Kio residents

Mon, 24 April 2017 00:11:24 +0800

More bicycle racks will also be built in Ang Mo Kio as an increasing number of residents take to cycling.

Coming Sembawang Hot Spring redevelopment draws mixed response

Sun, 23 April 2017 23:43:48 +0800

Some look forward to the area being spruced up, while others are concerned about its impact on the environment and residents' sense of heritage and belonging.

Becoming Mr Popular: A day in the life of a mascot talent

Sun, 23 April 2017 21:46:34 +0800

There's more to being a good mascot performer than just putting on a costume and waving at people.

Cyclists welcome dedicated cycling lane on extended Tanah Merah Coast Road

Mon, 24 April 2017 00:10:09 +0800

SINGAPORE: Hundreds of cyclists took to the new extended Tanah Merah Coast Road on Sunday (Apr 23) morning after it was officially opened the day before. The road features a demarcated on-road cycling lane on both sides. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced last month that the new stretch ...

Eggs sold at Ang Mo Kio coffee shop are real: AVA

Mon, 24 April 2017 23:10:40 +0800

SINGAPORE: The eggs sold in a coffee shop at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 are real, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Apr 23).  The notice was in response to a video uploaded by Facebook user 'Jerome Junior' on Friday alleging the eggs to be "man ...

Maid salary, training issues being looked into: Centre for Domestic Employees

Sun, 23 April 2017 23:49:25 +0800

CDE is looking into the possibility of implementing electronic salary payments, reviewing insurance payouts for employees and standardising skill qualifications, says its chairman.

19-year-old to be charged over Nissan-Toyota crash near Stadium Road

Sun, 23 April 2017 18:12:43 +0800

SINGAPORE: A man will be charged in court over his involvement in an accident between two cars on Aug 27 last year, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a media release on Sunday (Apr 23).  Authorities said he will be charged on Monday for committing a rash act causing grievous hurt. If found ...

What we lose, when family recipes vanish - a legacy of love and sacrifice

Thu, 27 April 2017 17:45:17 +0800

My grandma’s Hakka cooking was how we bonded, and her food tells a poignant story of love, hardship and duty over 88 years. This is the first in a series on vanishing home recipes.

2 new public housing projects to be built in Toa Payoh

Sat, 22 April 2017 23:16:16 +0800

Two new public housing projects will be built at Caldecott and Toa Payoh East in the next five to 10 years, announced the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Saturday (Apr 22).

Central CDC launches largest volunteer recruitment drive to help seniors

Sat, 22 April 2017 23:07:31 +0800

Saturday's recruitment drive launch comes as the area, like most of the country, grapples with an ageing population.

Singapore restaurateurs take on halal foreign cuisine

Sat, 22 April 2017 14:30:48 +0800

Fact: Halal food is not just about nasi lemak and lamb kebabs. Fun fact: more and more restaurants in Singapore are catching on.

70-year-old man who harassed, slapped another man on MRT train arrested

Sat, 22 April 2017 13:38:21 +0800

In a video uploaded by the victim Joe DeMarini and widely shared on social media, the elderly man is seen shouting vulgarities at Mr DeMarini and allegedly making sexual advances.

DPM Tharman appointed chairman of G20 group reviewing global financial governance

Sat, 22 April 2017 12:50:56 +0800

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman has been appointed chairman of a G20 group that has been tasked to review financial governance globally. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and President of Bundesbank Jens Wiedmann announced the formation of the group at the G20 meeting of finance ...

Singapore opens 6th nature park, with another new park in the works

Sat, 22 April 2017 23:18:04 +0800

Located at Upper Thomson Road, the park is linked to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Visitors can walk along the Hanguana Trail – lined with rare native plants – and also see a marsh habitat and several freshwater streams within the park.

Commentary: The hard truths behind building a business in Singapore

Wed, 26 April 2017 17:54:38 +0800

While it is heartening to see more government support for small- and medium-sized enterprises, Yoga Movement co-founder, owner and director Alicia Pan says building a business remains no easy task.

Politicians can’t fix their upbringing, but must fix their mindsets: Ho Peng Kee on being in touch with the ground

Sat, 22 April 2017 07:40:52 +0800

Former Senior Minister of State Ho Peng Kee talks to 938LIVE about how he went from being "just a happy university professor" to ascending the ranks as an unlikely politician.

Letter from the editor

Sun, 23 April 2017 01:40:57 +0800

Faster loading speeds, better content discovery, better readability, and a better user experience - what's in store for you at Channel NewsAsia's new website.

From a Malay anti-Hitler song to Chinese opera tunes, Singapore’s pre-war records go online

Thu, 27 April 2017 17:53:33 +0800

As part of its new Sounds Of Yesteryear initiative, the National Archives of Singapore is uploading digital versions of 52 rare records from Singapore - including one by the country's oldest existing opera troupe and a song about fried bananas.

Singapore researchers turn water into 'virtual lemonade'

Sat, 22 April 2017 10:06:40 +0800

Researchers in Singapore say they have invented a "virtual lemonade", using electrodes to mimic the flavour of the beverage and LED lights to imitate its colour, that could one day allow people to digitally share drinks over the Internet.

Singapore football club chairman Bill Ng questioned by police: Lawyer

Sat, 22 April 2017 00:47:00 +0800

Mr Ng, who is vying for the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) presidency and leads the Team Game Changers slate in the leadership election on Apr 29, is the chairman of Hougang United FC and Tiong Bahru FC.

Why the last of Changi Village’s full-time fishermen refuse to quit

Thu, 27 April 2017 18:11:54 +0800

Known for its beaches, nasi lemak, and ferries to Pulau Ubin, this laid-back estate is also where a few diehard fishermen set off each night to earn their catch. On The Red Dot tags along with one.

Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu welcome new son

Sat, 22 April 2017 08:09:29 +0800

This is the celebrity couple's second child, after their daughter Baby Qi was born in August 2015.

New complex for DSO National Laboratories

Sat, 22 April 2017 21:13:13 +0800

DSO National Laboratories (DSO), Singapore's largest defence R&D organisation, officially opened its new complex in Science Park Drive on Friday (Apr 21).