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Merpati Road holdouts in process of moving out

5 hours 44 min ago
SINGAPORE - All three of the Merpati Road households in MacPherson that were late in vacating their land have accepted compensation, although two of them had yet to move out by the deadline on Wednesday. The former owners - whose freehold terrace houses are...

Singapore edging up as world’s second-largest shark’s fin trader

5 hours 44 min ago
SINGAPORE - Despite various moves here in recent years, such as hotels removing shark's fin from their restaurant menus, for example, Singapore has moved up the ranks to become the world's second-biggest trader of the product, a report has found. Traffic, a...

Chinese money lifts Singapore housing market sentiment

5 hours 44 min ago
SINGAPORE - Chinese developers ploughed over US$5.1 billion (S$7.1 billion) into the Asia-Pacific residential market in the first three months of this year, a report from property consultancy Knight Frank showed yesterday. In Singapore, the wealthy Chinese...

Facebook-like database for more personal care in nursing homes

5 hours 44 min ago
SINGAPORE - A notebook slotted in the back of his father's wheelchair serves as a means of communication between Mr Ken Khor and the staff of the daycare centre the older man, a stroke patient, is attending. Both sides will write notes in the book to update...

Trans-Cab to up checks after 10% of cabs fail tests

10 hours 53 min ago
SINGAPORE - Taxi operator Trans-Cab, which owns the bulk of taxis fitted with compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders here, will be looking into tightening its maintenance regime for its fleet.  This comes after a three-day inspection showed that nearly 10...

Farmpride recalls products after fish bones found in frozen fish food

12 hours 29 min ago
SINGAPORE – Frozen food manufacturer Farmpride has recalled its fish burger patties, fish fingers and fish planks after fish bones were detected in some of its products. In a statement released by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on...

Complaints made about faulty lift before fatal mishap

12 hours 59 min ago
SINGAPORE - At least three complaints were lodged over three months about a lift at a block of public housing flats in Pasir Ris, before a 77-year-old man died while using that same lift. This was revealed in court on Thursday by the investigation officer for...

Singaporeans in Jakarta, shaken by attack, stay indoors

14 hours 34 min ago
SINGAPORE - Some Singaporeans are avoiding going outdoors after the suicide-bombing on Wednesday in Jakarta, even though they are based some distance away from the site of the attack. A 22-year-old fresh graduate, who just arrived in East Jakarta the day of...

What you should know about Apple Orchard Road ahead of its May 27 opening

14 hours 59 min ago
SINGAPORE - The Apple store at Orchard Road - officially known as Apple Orchard Road - will open its doors to the public on Saturday (May 27) at 10am. At a media preview on Thursday, Apple Retail senior marketing director Denny Tuza said he believes the it...

Singapore ramps up security at key locations

16 hours 20 min ago
SINGAPORE - Home Team agencies have beefed up security measures in Singapore, following the attacks in Manchester and Jakarta which happened a day apart earlier this week. Checks and patrols have been stepped up at "key locations, the air, land and sea...

Man, 20, admits to using criminal force to molest 22-year-old

17 hours 44 min ago
SINGAPORE - She was dancing on a podium on a night out with friends at Zouk club when a total stranger accosted her, persisting despite her pleas. On Thursday (May 25), Toh Jian Hui, 20, pleaded guilty to one charge of using criminal force on his 22-year-old...

Singapore Airlines warns against email, phone scams and phishing sites

17 hours 52 min ago
SINGAPORE – Be wary of emails, contests or phone calls that claim to offer free air tickets from Singapore Airlines, the national carrier warned on its Facebook page on Thursday (May 25).  "It has come to our attention that there are contests, emails and...

Singapore ready to work with Indonesia following twin blasts in Jakarta

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:29
SINGAPORE - The Republic is ready to work with Indonesia to apprehend the culprits behind the twin blasts that occurred in Jakarta on Wednesday night (May 24), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday. In a statement, MFA confirmed that there...

Comfort hooks up with Ryde to offer taxi-booking service

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:09
SINGAPORE - ComfortDelGro, the largest taxi operator, has joined the rest of the taxi industry in partnering a third-party booking app. On Thursday (May 25), it announced the launch of a new taxi-booking service on homegrown carpooling service Ryde. In a...

S’pore rebuts Malaysia’s challenge on Pedra Branca

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:59
SINGAPORE - Singapore has filed its rebuttal to Malaysia's recent challenge to the Pedra Branca judgment at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday (May 25). In a statement, the MFA said Singapore's...

Shaw scion jailed, fined for third drink-driving offence

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:03
SINGAPORE - Howard Shaw Chai Li, the grandson of the founder of Shaw Organisation, is going behind bars again - his third time in 11 years. The 46-year-old former green activist yesterday pleaded guilty to his third drink-driving offence in 20 years and was...

Export forecast raised after 15.2% jump in first quarter

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:19
SINGAPORE - Trade development agency International Enterprise Singapore on Thursday (May 25) raised the Republic's full-year forecast for export growth, citing the solid performance in the first quarter and improved global economic conditions. IE Singapore...

Economy expected to outdo last year’s 2 per cent growth

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:00
SINGAPORE - Spurred by sustained growth in the manufacturing and services sectors, the Republic's economy expanded 2.7 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, beating advance estimates. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) maintained...

One Belt, One Road a boost for trade, infrastructure in Asia

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative holds significant advantages for infrastructure as well as trade and economic integration in the region, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday. Speaking at a dialogue held at the McKinsey &...