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Ong Ye Kung, Ng Chee Meng promoted to full ministers

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:11:48 GMT

The promotions are part of leadership renewal and will take effect on November 1.

Clinics must issue itemised bills to CHAS patients from next year

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:50:45 GMT

Itemised billing will enable patients to better understand their clinic’s charges and the CHAS subsidies they receive, MOH said.

Serving up success: Developing new talent in Singapore tennis

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:48:47 GMT

While Singapore has nurtured talented players at the junior level, it faces challenges in making a major breakthrough at the senior level.

Becton, Dickinson and Company recognised for contributing to Singapore's medtech scene

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:10:38 GMT

The award was given to Becton, Dickinson and Company for its contributions to Singapore's economic growth.

Michelin-starred soya sauce chicken stall to open restaurant

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:00:38 GMT

The air-conditioned restaurant at 78 Smith Street is expected to open by mid-November, says chef Chan Hon Meng.

Private home prices, sales decline in Q3: URA

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:40:38 GMT

Homes in the Core Central Region saw the biggest decline in the non-landed property sector, with a decline of 1.9 per cent compared with the previous quarter, according to URA's data.

HDB resale prices in Q3 remain unchanged, transactions fall

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:30:38 GMT

The number of resale transactions dropped to 5,514 from 5,838 in the second quarter, according to HDB's statistics.

2 killed, 1 injured in accident involving e-bikes along West Coast Highway

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:23:13 GMT

A 34-year-old trailer driver was arrested after the accident at the junction of Pandan Crescent along West Coast Highway, police say.

This is how much the new MacBook Pro will cost in Singapore

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:49:38 GMT

Key features  include a context-sensitive, customisable Touch Bar that replaces the physical function key strip, giving fast access to popular commands, quick actions and your commonly used apps and programs.

What Singapore cooked up to win double gold at the Culinary Olympics

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:50:06 GMT

Feast your eyes on the dishes that made Singapore the cream of the crop at the Culinary Olympics 2016. 

Promising signs, but progress in board diversity needs to be faster: Halimah

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:06:56 GMT

Improvements of the gender balance on company boards have “not been in line with expectations,” says Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, who hopes to see “bigger changes faster”.

Better connectivity key to further growth in Vietnam’s cities: Dr Balakrishnan

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:53:45 GMT

Improving connectivity was one of main points raised with Vietnam's leaders during Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan’s introductory visit to the country.

Differentiating DNS from DDoS: Key things you need to know

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:08:28 GMT

Why are the cyberattacks on local telco StarHub important and how should consumers in Singapore protect themselves? Channel NewsAsia spoke to the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and other security vendors to find out. 

5 works to check out at the Singapore Biennale 2016

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:53:52 GMT

With the Singapore Biennale up and running, Mayo Martin highlights how some of the artists are looking to engage the region’s history and also picks some of the artworks to check out. 

At teen suicide forum, parents asked to ‘talk less, listen more’

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:55:12 GMT

A special Talking Point forum grapples with the painful issue days after a coroner’s case of 11-year-old who killed himself.

3 months' jail for man who smuggled birds into Singapore

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:38:06 GMT

The birds were found hidden inside three small boxes beneath the carpet, as well as under the rear passenger seats of a Singapore-registered car.  

Football: Jermaine Pennant to leave Tampines Rovers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:35:47 GMT

"I wasn't offered a new contract.  I guess they realised I wouldn't have been able to accept it," the former Arsenal and Liverpool winger says.

Public transport fares to fall by 4.2% from Dec 30 due to lower energy prices

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:30:54 GMT

From Dec 30, about 2.2 million commuters will see their public transport fares drop by up to 27 cents per journey after the Public Transport Council's review. 

S$280,000 raised to build temporary Jurong West market after fire

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:30:03 GMT

The money was raised through public donations and contributions from businesses as well as temples, schools and other associations.

Man arrested while trying to swim to Malaysia along Causeway

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:20:51 GMT

The 30-year-old Bangladeshi national had overstayed in Singapore and was trying to leave illegally, says the police and Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

Rise and… sigh? Being sleepless is big business in Singapore

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:17:30 GMT

This year, sales of sleep aids have reached S$1.3 million while Western and alternative treatment clinics alike have seen 20 to 30 per cent spikes in patient numbers as the industry expands for one of the most sleep-deprived countries in the world. 

SingPost releases limited-edition Hello Kitty stamps for SJ50

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:48:05 GMT

Limited to a print run of 3,000, the set consists of two stamp sheets set in a hard cover folder, two postcards and a paper bag featuring the special SJ50 version of Japan’s iconic Hello Kitty in a pink kimono.

‘No indication’ devices from Singapore contributed to US cyberattack: CSA

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:10:11 GMT

The attack on US-based Dyn last week, which took down Twitter and Spotify, was after millions of devices like webcams and routers were commandeered to conduct a distributed denial of service (DDoS) against the Domain Name Service (DNS) provider. 

Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu expecting second child

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:47:58 GMT

The celebrity couple announced on Thursday that they are expecting their second child, 14 months after Peh gave birth to a baby girl. 

Commentary: Challenges ahead in phasing down use of HFCs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:38:53 GMT

As Singapore works towards meeting the global ambition of phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), it faces some challenges in adopting alternative solutions. 

Unemployment unchanged in Q3, but total employment shrinks

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:30:45 GMT

The number of people employed fell by 3,300 in the third quarter, bringing Singapore’s total employment to 3.67 million in September. 

NetLink Trust fined S$500,000 for not meeting service standards

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:34:00 GMT

IMDA said that while determining the penalties, it took into consideration NetLink Trust’s previous service quality failures, and the operational improvements made to raise its performance across the board. 

Carousell acquires car classifieds platform Caarly

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:28:24 GMT

Existing Caarly partners can continue to use the platform to list their inventory, but can now opt to post in the cars category on Carousell as well. 

OCBC posts 5% jump in Q3 profit, beating expectations

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:47:03 GMT

Net profit for Singapore's second-biggest bank came in at S$943 million in the third quarter as its insurance and wealth management business powered a 25 per cent climb in non-interest income. 

Singapore's Zika journey: Two months on

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Oct 27 marks two months since the first locally transmitted Zika case was reported in Singapore. Channel NewsAsia’s Lianne Chia looks back at the concerns and anxiety that gripped the nation, and how Singapore has progressed in its fight against Zika.