Published: Fri, 28 April 2017 04:44:36 +0800
Thu, 27 April 2017 23:00:39 +0800In 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.
Thu, 27 April 2017 23:44:13 +0800Four years after it first emerged in Singapore, US-based private-hire operator Uber says Government regulations must reflect “a new freelance model”.
Thu, 27 April 2017 21:00:38 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 20:00:39 +0800Singapore's new ambassador to Austria Chan Heng Wing and High Commissioner to Bangladesh Derek Loh will both be based in Singapore.
Thu, 27 April 2017 23:55:55 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 19:50:38 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 19:15:42 +0800Don't be alarmed if you see people walking around with green orbs mounted on backpacks along your usual running route.
Thu, 27 April 2017 19:00:38 +0800Mr Teo, who has spent more than 10 years as an office holder, said it is a decision he "thought through for a while".
Thu, 27 April 2017 23:29:06 +0800In 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.
Thu, 27 April 2017 22:20:29 +0800Over 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.
Thu, 27 April 2017 17:30:56 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 17:10:38 +0800Robofusion 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.
Thu, 27 April 2017 23:36:59 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 15:32:04 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Fri, 28 April 2017 00:11:47 +0800Located 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.
Fri, 28 April 2017 02:10:59 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 17:59:45 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 14:16:41 +0800The 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.
Thu, 27 April 2017 12:10:38 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 23:31:58 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 09:50:38 +0800Overall net employment growth was flat in the second half of 2016, in contrast to the 28,700 increase in the same period last year.
Thu, 27 April 2017 10:42:55 +0800Comprising 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.
Thu, 27 April 2017 07:24:29 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 20:42:54 +0800The 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.
Thu, 27 April 2017 00:26:12 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 22:10:40 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 22:27:42 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 20:50:27 +0800The 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).
Wed, 26 April 2017 20:50:26 +0800Mrs Quek-Ng Siew Fong died of head injuries after her husband allegedly reversed his car into her.
Wed, 26 April 2017 20:57:14 +0800The change will take effect from May 19 this year.
Wed, 26 April 2017 18:40:38 +0800He had taken several videos of her in the shower, and uploaded them onto a company laptop for 'private viewing'.
Thu, 27 April 2017 10:47:02 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 21:56:09 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 17:13:53 +0800This 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.
Wed, 26 April 2017 16:38:27 +0800Premiums for commercial vehicles closed at S$26,501, down from S$45,906 in the last exercise two weeks ago.
Wed, 26 April 2017 16:10:38 +0800A 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.
Wed, 26 April 2017 23:00:40 +0800Funded 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.
Wed, 26 April 2017 13:00:38 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 00:11:32 +0800The 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.
Wed, 26 April 2017 23:25:06 +0800You're welcome.
Wed, 26 April 2017 09:10:38 +0800Motorists 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).
Wed, 26 April 2017 01:25:38 +0800Video circulating widely on social media showed the couple shouting at an elderly man and pushing him, allegedly over who could use an empty table.
Wed, 26 April 2017 01:00:38 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Wed, 26 April 2017 00:00:53 +0800Experts 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.
Tue, 25 April 2017 23:48:56 +0800Singapore 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.
Wed, 26 April 2017 08:13:43 +0800The 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.
Tue, 25 April 2017 23:19:57 +0800The 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.
Tue, 25 April 2017 23:02:06 +0800There are now three active Zika clusters in Singapore, including the ones in the Glasgow Road and Poh Huat Terrace area.
Tue, 25 April 2017 23:33:20 +0800Beyond 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.
Wed, 26 April 2017 01:32:08 +0800The 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.
Tue, 25 April 2017 22:13:29 +0800The five men made fraudulent claims of S$167,253 in GST refunds since 2015, by making claims for jewellery they did not buy.
Tue, 25 April 2017 21:57:30 +0800Prime 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.
Wed, 26 April 2017 12:13:27 +0800Each 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?
Tue, 25 April 2017 23:08:10 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Tue, 25 April 2017 21:10:38 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Tue, 25 April 2017 21:04:22 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Tue, 25 April 2017 13:46:18 +0800Organiser Singapore GP says Duran Duran, as well as OneRepublic, will also hold full-length concerts at this year's event.
Tue, 25 April 2017 23:29:18 +0800Stamford 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.
Tue, 25 April 2017 20:34:08 +0800The 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.
Tue, 25 April 2017 00:33:57 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 23:29:32 +0800Sarah 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.
Tue, 25 April 2017 10:14:38 +0800A cybersecurity operation has uncovered hundreds of malware-infected websites - including government portals - across Southeast Asia.
Mon, 24 April 2017 20:51:44 +0800The 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.
Mon, 24 April 2017 20:56:38 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 22:59:59 +0800Singapore's leading news brand developed the refreshed site and app over 12 months with extensive input from readers, viewers, listeners and advertisers.
Tue, 25 April 2017 00:16:26 +0800Schools, 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.
Mon, 24 April 2017 23:33:27 +0800A 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.
Mon, 24 April 2017 22:23:48 +0800Scammers are impersonating the Traffic Police to cheat their victims into paying "fines" using their credit cards, the police say.
Mon, 24 April 2017 22:20:39 +0800A fire broke out at a multi-storey car park in Bishan on Monday afternoon (Apr 24).
Mon, 24 April 2017 23:22:58 +0800The 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".
Tue, 25 April 2017 17:07:58 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 21:50:38 +0800An 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?
Mon, 24 April 2017 20:37:03 +0800Taxpayers 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).
Mon, 24 April 2017 13:12:42 +0800The consumer price index (CPI) - a key measure of headline inflation - was at 0.7 per cent in March, unchanged from the preceding month.
Mon, 24 April 2017 20:50:38 +0800This was a 4.3 per cent year-on-year increase, says Changi Airport Group.
Mon, 24 April 2017 21:50:39 +0800PUB 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.
Mon, 24 April 2017 22:10:21 +0800The star also does not rule out being in a Singapore film during his chat with Channel NewsAsia's Genevieve Loh.
Mon, 24 April 2017 00:11:24 +0800More bicycle racks will also be built in Ang Mo Kio as an increasing number of residents take to cycling.
Sun, 23 April 2017 23:43:48 +0800Some 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.
Sun, 23 April 2017 21:46:34 +0800There's more to being a good mascot performer than just putting on a costume and waving at people.
Mon, 24 April 2017 00:10:09 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Mon, 24 April 2017 23:10:40 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Sun, 23 April 2017 23:49:25 +0800CDE is looking into the possibility of implementing electronic salary payments, reviewing insurance payouts for employees and standardising skill qualifications, says its chairman.
Sun, 23 April 2017 18:12:43 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Thu, 27 April 2017 17:45:17 +0800My 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.
Sat, 22 April 2017 23:16:16 +0800Two 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).
Sat, 22 April 2017 23:07:31 +0800Saturday's recruitment drive launch comes as the area, like most of the country, grapples with an ageing population.
Sat, 22 April 2017 14:30:48 +0800Fact: Halal food is not just about nasi lemak and lamb kebabs. Fun fact: more and more restaurants in Singapore are catching on.
Sat, 22 April 2017 13:38:21 +0800In 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.
Sat, 22 April 2017 12:50:56 +0800SINGAPORE: 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 ...
Sat, 22 April 2017 23:18:04 +0800Located 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.
Wed, 26 April 2017 17:54:38 +0800While 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.
Sat, 22 April 2017 07:40:52 +0800Former 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.
Sun, 23 April 2017 01:40:57 +0800Faster loading speeds, better content discovery, better readability, and a better user experience - what's in store for you at Channel NewsAsia's new website.
Thu, 27 April 2017 17:53:33 +0800As 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.
Sat, 22 April 2017 10:06:40 +0800Researchers 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.
Sat, 22 April 2017 00:47:00 +0800Mr 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.
Thu, 27 April 2017 18:11:54 +0800Known 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.
Sat, 22 April 2017 08:09:29 +0800This is the celebrity couple's second child, after their daughter Baby Qi was born in August 2015.
Sat, 22 April 2017 21:13:13 +0800DSO National Laboratories (DSO), Singapore's largest defence R&D organisation, officially opened its new complex in Science Park Drive on Friday (Apr 21).