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Record customer satisfaction levels achieved for service in 2016

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:30
SINGAPORE - Customer satisfaction levels with service across the board reached an all-time high last year, rebounding from a dip in 2015. Overall satisfaction levels rose to 71.8 points – up by 1.69 points – out of 100. Data from the Institute of Service...

Kallang River to be transformed into recreation hub

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 02:42
SINGAPORE - The Kallang River, which winds through the highest number of housing estates here, is primed for dramatic changes in the next decade or more, with new waterfront homes, community sports or activity nodes, and cycling paths linking to the city...

TODAY's morning brief for Wednesday, March 29

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 21:29
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Doctors seek clearer rules on MCs for foreign workers

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The medical fraternity has called for guidelines on the issuing of medical leave for foreign workers. In recent months, several doctors have written about the topic in the Singapore Medical Association's (SMA) monthly newsletter, calling for...

More online addicts seek overseas boot camps to kick habit

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - It took a US$48,000 (about S$67,000) overseas detox programme for 23-year-old Bernard Lim (not his real name) to kick his gaming addiction. Living every waking moment in a virtual world wreaked havoc on his real life; he hardly slept or...

Fake news tells more than just lies

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:00
At the Committee of Supply (COS) debate earlier this month, several Members of Parliament (MPs) expressed concerns over the rise of fake news, noting that it may have influenced voter behaviour during the Brexit referendum and the 2016 United States...

About that time of the month

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:00
From Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) angst to missing tampons, there are plenty of myths surrounding menstruation. Dr Dharshini Gopalakrishnakone of The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre explains the common period...

‘More could have been done’ to inform commuters of test

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:00
SINGAPORE - The trial of the new signalling system on Tuesday night saw trains halted for about eight minutes during the switchover, and commuters generally took the interruption in their stride. Some said they wished that SMRT had done more to inform...

Trio arrested for impersonating police officers in S$70k scam

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:00
SINGAPORE - Three men, aged between 20 and 44, were arrested on Monday (March 27) for impersonating police officers in two cases that saw two victims scammed out of almost S$70,000. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the police said the victims of the scam...

Train signalling trial goes smoothly; SMRT to hold another on Thursday

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:11
SINGAPORE - Rail operator SMRT will carry out another trial of its new signalling system on the North South Line (NSL) on Thursday (March 30), after a temporary switchover on Tuesday went smoothly, with trains running on the new system for more than an hour...

Man arrested for possessing airsoft guns

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:49
SINGAPORE – A 26-year-old man has been arrested at his home on Monday (March 27) after a police raid uncovered two airsoft guns with pellets and two handgun magazines with plastic cartridges in his possession. The airsoft guns found in his residence at...

NSL signalling fault; LRT train breaks down on Tuesday night

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:34
SINGAPORE - Hours before a new signalling system was due to be tested on the North South Line (NSL), the NSL service was disrupted and part of the Bukit Panjang LRT service went down. At 8.44pm on Tuesday (March 28), SMRT tweeted for commuters to add 15...

Pet shops, farms to face tighter licensing conditions

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:00
SINGAPORE - The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has revised its licensing conditions for pet shops and farms to "tighten existing regulations and raise animal welfare standards in Singapore". With effect from next month, changes will be...

Woman being investigated for lying to the police

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 05:55
SINGAPORE - A 39-year-old woman is being investigated for allegedly lying to the police that she had been robbed, police said in a statement on Tuesday (March 28). The woman lodged a police report alleging that a motorcyclist had snatched her handbag...

Man convicted for helping Bangladeshi overstayer: ICA

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 04:14
SINGAPORE - A 32-year-old male Bangladeshi who had overstayed in Singapore wanted to leave the country. However, on Feb 14, 2016, Md Islam Md Haris Madbar was caught by officers from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). According to a statement...

Man, 47, arrested in connection with Grab, Uber promotion scams

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:01
SINGAPORE - For his suspected involvement in a series of scams that offered promotional packages in the name of ride-hailing apps Grab and Uber, a 47-year-old man was arrested by the police last Friday. In late February, the police said that there were at...

Fire breaks out at Samsung store in AMK mall

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 01:09
SINGAPORE - A fire broke out at the Samsung Experience Store in the basement of AMK Hub early on Tuesday (March 28) before opening hours, leaving the shop closed for the entire day. The management of the mall in Ang Mo Kio said that a small fire started at...

What world needs is regulated globalisation: Hollande

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Hitting out at a global wave of populism and protectionism, French President Francois Hollande said what the world needs is "regulated globalisation" and continued strengthening of international regulations. Delivering the 40th Singapore Lecture...

‘Smart’ law firms lauded for adopting tech solutions

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - A legal document-management software that helped a court hearing go almost paperless was what allowed Via Law Corporation, then a two-men team, to take on a landmark dispute in 2014 between its client Global Yellow Pages, a directory publisher,...