Singapore - Today

Stronger core of S’porean humanities researchers needed: Tharman

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 09:40
SINGAPORE - Singapore needs to build up its community of home-grown researchers and thought leaders in social science and the humanities, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Monday (Nov 7), when he announced a S$350-million funding by the...

Ballot papers and other documents used in Bukit Batok by-election to be destroyed

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:24
SINGAPORE - The ballot papers and other documents used in May's Bukit Batok by-election will be destroyed on Nov 12, the Elections Department (ELD) said on Monday (Nov 7). The sealed boxes containing both the ballot papers and documents are currently stored...

Pet businesses will soon have to license dogs before sale: AVA

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:05
SINGAPORE – All dogs sold by pet shops, importers and farms will soon have to be licensed with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), even before they are sold. AVA will be implementing the change to dog licensing rules from early...

TODAY's morning briefing for Nov 7

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 22:20
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Leng Kee Park transformed into a space for all ages after S$1.1m facelift

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Following a S$1.1 million facelift lasting about a year, Lengkok Bahru residents have seen the rustic Leng Kee Park transformed into a multigenerational space, fitted with a new futsal court, amphitheatre, fitness corner and playground. Speaking...

CAAS to step up awareness drive on banned items on flights

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 20:00
Singapore - The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is stepping up efforts to increase awareness among travellers about which items are banned on flights, which they should check in and which they can carry by hand. It said yesterday that flyers will...

Maxwell Food Centre named top local food haunt for third year running

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 20:00
Singapore - Maxwell Food Centre has emerged as Singaporeans' favourite food haunt at the City Hawker Food Hunt for the third year running. And 37 hawkers from across the island were also recognised yesterday during the ceremony for the ninth edition of the...

Campaign to promote gracious living kicks off in Tanjong Pagar, Radin Mas

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - A few months ago, a town council cleaner led Member of Parliament (Tanjong Pagar) Melvin Yong to a tree in the constituency and told him that he had once found a diaper caught in the foliage. "For our cleaners to be able to clear the diaper from...

Oldest monastery completes 25 years of restoration work

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 07:05
SINGAPORE - The Republic's oldest Buddhist monastery, the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, which was gazetted as a national monument in 1980, will reopen its oldest building to the public on Friday (Nov 11), bearing the same look it had in 1901.  This is the...

When is the bus coming? Ask Bus Uncle lah

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 09:40
SINGAPORE - Part snarky, part witty, he provides you with the latest bus arrival timings, complete with Singlish zingers cheeky enough to put a smile on your face. Your bus arrives in 12 minutes? "12 mins got time to HTHT with your friend," he deadpans, using...

Playgroup sessions help mum to better cope with kids’ demands

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 09:15
SINGAPORE – At times, housewife Belinda Mohd Azmi was on the verge of tears dealing with her stubborn three-year-old daughter – the fourth of five children – who would scream for attention. As a full-time housewife, the 30-year-old said attending to the...

AHTC must take steps to recover lost monies: MND, HDB

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), which has been found to have made improper payments running into millions of dollars, must take steps to claw back public monies it had lost and hold to account those who had acted wrongfully, said the...

Whole-day shutdown the latest twist in CCL mystery signal hunt

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The hunt for the source of interfering signals that have repeatedly disrupted train services on the Circle Line (CCL) in recent months was ratcheted up a notch yesterday, with the authorities taking the unprecedented step of ordering a full-day...

Disruption Economy 2.0: Guess who’s having to share their lunch?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - About 18 months ago, algorithmic trader-turned-serial entrepreneur Lin Shijing, 35, was studying the operations of car-hailing app companies Uber and Grab. There has to be a smarter way to use the pool of drivers, he thought. His friend from...

The Big Read: Disruption Economy 2.0 — Guess who’s having to share their lunch?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 17:00
SINGAPORE - About 18 months ago, algorithmic trader-turned-serial entrepreneur Lin Shijing, 35, was studying the operations of car-hailing app companies Uber and Grab. There has to be a smarter way to use the pool of drivers, he thought. His friend from...

Whole-day shutdown the latest twist in CCL mystery signal hunt

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 16:50
SINGAPORE - The hunt for the source of interfering signals that have repeatedly disrupted train services on the Circle Line (CCL) in recent months was ratcheted up a notch on Friday (Nov 4), with the authorities taking the unprecedented step of ordering a...

Govt to use short-term financing model for ‘complex’ Thomson-East Coast Line

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 15:40
SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is inviting SMRT Trains and SBS Transit to bid for a licence to operate the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) in a limited tender during the first quarter of next year. The Government will bear the...

Olympic dream not over for Feng Tianwei

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 14:54
SINGAPORE – Ten days after she was seemingly cast into international wilderness, national paddler Feng Tianwei's dream of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games was given a new lease of life on Friday (Nov 4). The Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA)...

15 out of 27 pet bird shops flouted licensing conditions: AVA

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 14:25
SINGAPORE - More than half of 27 pet bird shops investigated had flouted the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA)'s licensing conditions, said the authority on Friday (Nov 4). The AVA had investigated the pet bird shops following alleged offences in an...

Jail, cane for man who slashed estranged wife’s throat

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:50
SINGAPORE - Upset with his estranged wife for turning down his requests to see their infant daughter and extend his visa, the Indian national held her at knifepoint and slit her throat at the doorstep of her flat. She survived the 2013 life-threatening...