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63-year-old man arrested after crane hit CTE tunnel ceiling

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:09:50 GMT

The accident took place along Upper Cross Street on the slip road into the CTE tunnel in the direction of Seletar Expressway (SLE), and caused the entrance to be closed.

IMDA investigating cause of Singtel fibre broadband disruption

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:00:39 GMT

In a statement, IMDA said it takes Singtel's services disruption "very seriously", adding that it is also looking into the service recovery measures taken by the telco. 

Singtel says 'small number' still having fibre broadband connectivity issues

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:00:38 GMT

This is despite the telco saying all fibre broadband services were fully restored at 8.25am on Sunday (Dec 4). 

Real estate firm, agent fined for mispresenting sale of New Zealand property

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:54:44 GMT

SQFT Global Properties Singapore was handed a S$10,000 fine for failing to supervise Paleenia Wong Mui Wah, who was its agent at the time. Wong has also been fined S$6,000 for misrepresenting the facts around the sale of a property in Auckland, New Zealand. 

PAP town councils to set aside S$45m to improve lift safety, reliability

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:21:17 GMT

Four measures were recommended by the People's Action Party Lift Taskforce. 

Civic district to go car-free for New Year's Eve celebrations

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:00:37 GMT

Members of the public can look forward to a specially choreographed eight-minute fireworks show at the stroke of midnight, to usher in the new year. 

No miracle cure: Probiotics in treating autism

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:29:09 GMT

Nutritional supplements like probiotics are said by some to help manage conditions like autism in children. But experts say there is little scientific basis for the claims, and going overboard could be dangerous. 

President Tony Tan calls on Singaporeans in Japan to be country's ambassadors

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:01:28 GMT

Dr Tan said that for many Japanese, their interactions with Singaporeans in the country will form a large part of their impression of Singapore.

New PAssion card for senior citizens launched

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:30:00 GMT

From Monday (Dec 5), the PAssion Silver Concession Card will automatically be mailed in batches to the registered home addresses of Singaporean Citizens who are existing Senior Citizen Concession Card holders. 

Marco Pierre White puts his admiration for Chinese cuisine to the test in Singapore

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:06:23 GMT

The legendary maestro shows Channel NewsAsia’s Genevieve Loh how a master chef like him tackles a Chinese wok for the very first time.

MOF calls for public feedback on upcoming Budget 2017

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:18:10 GMT

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) welcomes individuals, households, and businesses  to provide feedback in preparation for the upcoming Budget 2017. 

China's rise cannot be contained: Singapore defence minister

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:20:40 GMT

Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Dr Ng Eng Hen said it is neither possible nor strategically necessary to contain China's rise in global systems of trade, finance and security. 

PAP elects 12 members to CEC

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:00:44 GMT

Members Tan Chuan-Jin and Vivian Balakrishnan were co-opted into the CEC.

Singapore must remain open, even as rest of world turns inwards: PM Lee

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:37:20 GMT

Sweeping political changes taking place in developed countries could change the world for the worse and have major consequences for Singapore, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Singapore much better off than other countries to face global challenges: PM Lee

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:41:17 GMT

Despite the uncertain external environment, Singapore's ruling People's Action Party must strive to improve lives as well as keep strong to unite the country, says Lee Hsien Loong.

30kg of heroin seized as Singapore, Malaysia co-operate to nab drug supplier: CNB

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:48:09 GMT

Singapore and Malaysian authorities have worked together to arrest a key drugs supplier and his associates in Malaysia. 

Dislodged sunbreaker at Tampines had no reinforcement bars; surrounding structures 'safe'

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:49:00 GMT

"All the other 73 sunbreakers at Blocks 201A, 201B, 201D and 201E are adequately supported on columns and are safe," says HDB.

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore runner dies

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:39:55 GMT

A participant collapsed during the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, said the race organiser Geoff Meyer. 

Kenyans continue domination of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:57:08 GMT

Kenyans once more took the men's and women's races at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. 

Nepali film takes top honours at SGIFF’s Silver Screen Awards 2016

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:30:41 GMT

Singapore's Liao Jiekai won Best Southeast Asian Short Film Director for The Mist while Chiang Wei Liang received the Best Singapore Short Film for Anchorage Prohibited.

Minimum occupation period for HDB’s fresh start scheme can be ‘flexible’: Maliki

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:43:50 GMT

Depending on the situation, the authority would be open in allowing those on the scheme to shorten their minimum occupation period should their financial and family circumstances improve, says Dr Maliki Osman.

Indonesia police aircraft loses contact with Singapore air traffic control

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:40:05 GMT

P4201, with 12 people on board, had lost contact with Singapore air traffic control at 11.22am, says CAAS.

Singapore can observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities with 'pride': Minister

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:40:39 GMT

From celebrating the exploits of Singapore's Paralympians at Rio to extending the Compulsory Education Act to children with special needs from 2019, Social and Family Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin notes efforts to promote inclusiveness. 

Singtel says fibre broadband service fully restored; mobile data fee waived

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:34:07 GMT

Singtel said it is taking steps to review their processes to prevent a recurrence of a fibre broadband service outage.

Singapore's first Active Ageing Hub launched

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:28:35 GMT

The Kwong Wai Shu Community Care Centre, located at McNair Road, will be Singapore's first Active Ageing Hub.

Thanks to toys, UK prof forms bond with Thieves Market vendors

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:04:29 GMT

LASALLE College of the Arts president Steve Dixon’s ongoing exhibition of toys pays tribute to the soon-to-be-closed Singapore landmark.

Mediacorp wins Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year for 13th time

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:42:15 GMT

Mediacorp takes home a total of six trophies this year, including that for Best Reality Show, Best Documentary and Best Current Affairs Programme. 

Threat of terror attack higher than earlier this year: Shanmugam

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:51:14 GMT

When asked what the alert level in Singapore was, on a scale of one to 10, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam says that from the perspective of the security agencies, it is “pretty high, particularly with the season we're in”.

PM Lee congratulates President-elect Trump on the phone

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:35:17 GMT

"We talked about the close and long-standing friendship between Singapore and US," says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Singapore's manufacturing economy expands for third straight month

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:31:10 GMT

According to data from the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management released on Friday, November's PMI came in at 50.2, up 0.2 point from the previous month.