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Istana Heritage Gallery opens on Oct 8

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:33:57 GMT

Visitors will also have the opportunity to take photos with the Istana's East Wing in the background, as well as emboss the Presidential crest on souvenir bookmarks, said the Istana.

Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse South China Sea incidents: Ng Eng Hen

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:00:40 GMT

Dr Ng Eng Hen told reporters that such incidents may not necessarily involve military ships, but rather fishing boats or other civilian vessels.

Kvitova powers past Cibulkova to capture Wuhan Open title

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:46:43 GMT

Petra Kvitova raced to a 6-1 6-1 victory over Dominika Cibulkova in the Wuhan Open final on Saturday to capture her first title of the year with a ruthless display of power hitting.

Updates from CPF Investment Scheme review expected within 12 months: Lim Swee Say

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:44:28 GMT

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say adds that the process for the Lifetime Retirement Investment Scheme has also begun, but would take a longer time to roll out.

Threat from extremist groups to Southeast Asia growing: Ng Eng Hen

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:49:34 GMT

More than 1,000 Southeast Asians have flocked to join Islamic State's self-declared "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says.

Education about helping students find themselves, not grades: SIM Global Education CEO

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:50:44 GMT

Dr Lee Kwok Cheong goes On The Record with 938LIVE's Bharati Jagdish on why helping students discover their strengths and weaknesses beats getting them to score well in exams, and trends to look out for in the education sector. 

New plan aims for 20,000 early childhood educators by 2020

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:45:02 GMT

The Early Childhood Manpower Plan provides more opportunities for individuals to join and develop in their careers, including recognising working experience for existing early childhood educators. 

Singapore leaders congratulate China on its 67th anniversary

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:00:39 GMT

Singapore's leaders wrote to their Chinese counterparts on Wednesday (Sep 28) to convey their best wishes on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a media statement on Friday. 

Life on Camp Growl: SAF soldiers' home in the bushland

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:18:23 GMT

On the sidelines of Exercise Wallaby, Channel NewsAsia's Xabryna Kek had a first-hand look at the SAF soldiers' home away from home in the dense Australian bushland - as well as what they ate and where they slept and showered. 

Indonesia tax amnesty take-up rate exceeds expectations: Analysts

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:50:39 GMT

As of Friday, the programme has raised 96.4 trillion rupiah (S$10.1 billion) in revenue - almost 60 per cent of the government's target of 165 trillion rupiah.

Optimising of resources will not come at the cost of non-Olympic sports: SportSG

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:40:43 GMT

Constant reviews will be conducted to ensure that resources are fairly and sustainably distributed to all sports.

‘Whole of society’ approach needed to build mental resilience: Amy Khor

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:17:59 GMT

The Senior Minister of State for Health was speaking at the launch of a book which tells the story of those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide.

IMDA will develop a strong ICM sector that will power the economy: Yaacob

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:30:39 GMT

The  Info-communications Media Development Authority will help Singapore harness opportunities from convergence trends and navigate technological changes.

Bak Kwa as omiyage: Bee Cheng Hiang realises a 20-year dream

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:27:08 GMT

Japan is the 11th overseas market for the sliced barbequed pork maker, who told Channel NewsAsia that customer response has been “very positive”. 

Five on Friday: 5 most annoyingly catchy songs ever

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:37:07 GMT

In her regular end-of the-week look at what’s happening in pop culture, Channel NewsAsia's Genevieve Loh tries to “un-hear” the viral earworm that is Pen Pineapple Apple Pen by looking at 5 other classics that are just as annoying and catchy.

SBS bus ends up on Yio Chu Kang tennis court

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:05:20 GMT

This is the second time in as many days that a public bus has landed up offside. 

HDB chairman James Koh to retire; succeeded by Bobby Chin

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:10:43 GMT

Mr James Koh Cher Siang will retire as Chairman of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Sep 30. He will be succeeded by the board's current deputy chairman, Mr Bobby Chin Yoke Choong. 

Several warm days expected in first half of October: NEA

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:22:18 GMT

During this period, the daily maximum temperatures are forecast to range between 33°C and 34°C on most days and could reach a high of around 35°C on a few days, the agency said.

IMDA to bank on 'smart regulations' to catalyse industry development

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:24:23 GMT

There needs to be a balance struck between being innovative and public safety, something the new agency's Chief Executive Gabriel Lim recognises.  

Ultrasound checks on sunbreakers at 4 Tampines HDB blocks

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:00:42 GMT

The Housing and Development Board will deploy ultrasound scanning equipment to check on the condition of all sunbreakers in Block 201E Tampines St 23, as well as the surrounding blocks 201A, 201B and 201D on Tampines St 21. This comes after a sunshade was disloged on Sunday.

Zika cluster at Bedok North closed: NEA

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:30:39 GMT

The area was first identified as a potential cluster on Aug 30 after three cases were reported there. 

Electricity tariffs to dip by 0.7% from Oct till end-2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:22:16 GMT

The tariff reduction is due to the lower cost of natural gas for electricity generation, which fell by 2.5 per cent compared to the previous quarter.

Chairmen of new IMDA, GovTech agencies appointed

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:10:39 GMT

Mr Chan Yeng Kit, Pemanent Secretary for Defence, has been appointed the chairman of the new IMDA while Mr Ng Chee Khern, Permanent Secretary (Defence Development), has been named chairman of GovTech. 

LTA mulls ERP at KPE tunnel after Tampines Road towards city

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:32:27 GMT

LTA noted that traffic speeds along the stretch of KPE between the Tampines Expressway and Airport Road have "persistently fallen below the optimal speed range" and led to "significant and persistent traffic congestion".

1 in 3 pre-schools in Singapore now SPARK-accredited

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

There are currently 601 pre-schools certified under the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework, up from 431 last year, said the Early Childhood Development Agency in a press release. 

MediShield Life premiums to be suspended for eligible overseas Singaporeans

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:40:40 GMT

The Ministry of Health has accepted the MediShield Life Council's recommendations to grant suspensions of premiums for eligible overseas Singaporeans who live abroad permanently with no intention to reside in Singapore. 

Tan Cheng Bock takes issue over cancelled REACH forum

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:50:42 GMT

The forum on the Elected Presidency was to have taken place on Thursday evening, but was cancelled by REACH citing “poor response” 

Divorcing parents to undergo mandatory parenting programme from December

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:26:54 GMT

Starting December, couples filing for a divorce will have to attend a mandatory parenting programme if they have minor children and cannot agree on all matters in the split.

Pedestrian injured after being knocked down by bus in Hougang

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:14:49 GMT

The man was trapped under the bus for about 45 minutes before SCDF officers were able to free him, according to an eyewitness. 

Yang Yin jailed 6 years for misappropriating S$1.1m from elderly widow

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:20:32 GMT

The former tour guide was earlier sentenced to 26 months’ jail for duping authorities into granting him permanent residency in Singapore.