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Two new Zika cases at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:17
SINGAPORE - A new Zika cluster has been discovered at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said Wednesday (June 21). Both cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection are residents in the vicinity. The latest cluster...

Oxley Road dispute: Cabinet cannot avoid responsibility on matters of public interest, says DPM Teo

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:15
SINGAPORE - Responding to questions on the need for a Ministerial Committee to consider options for 38 Oxley Road, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Wednesday (June 21) the Cabinet cannot avoid responsibility on matters of public interest, and due...

Woman gets S$2,500 penalty for abandoning cat

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:40
SINGAPORE - A 23-year-old woman was fined S$2,500 on Wednesday (June 21) after she was found guilty of abandoning her pet cat at Canberra Road, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said. On Jan 10, a member of the public found the...

Man arrested for allegedly breaking into former workplace to steal cheques

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:35
SINGAPORE - A 60-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into his former workplace and stealing company cheques which he later encashed for S$60,000. On Monday (June 19), police received a report that a unit located on French Road, near Lavender...

Toa Payoh void deck fire: 61-year-old man arrested

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:14
SINGAPORE - A 61-year-old man suspected to be involved in the void deck fire at Block 14A along Toa Payoh Lorong 7 on Tuesday (June 20) has been arrested. Around 50 residents staying on from the second to sixth storeys of the block had to be evacuated when...

Singapore firms the least optimistic in Asia: Survey

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:10
SINGAPORE - Business optimism in Singapore is the lowest in the region although the overall business sentiment for Asia as a whole has risen to a three-year high, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters and INSEAD released on Wednesday (June 21). Singapore...

Man, 24, who tried to bribe driving test examiner jailed 3 weeks

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:40
SINGAPORE - A 24-year-old man was sentenced to three weeks' jail on Wednesday (June 21) for offering a bribe to his driving examiner, the second such court case this month. Li Qi Gang, a Chinese national working as a component assembler, had made several...

Singapore won’t be rushed into extending F1 contract: MTI

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:35
SINGAPORE - Singapore will not be rushed into extending its contract with Formula One, the trade ministry said Tuesday (June 20) as negotiations for the night race to continue in the city-state are underway. "Negotiations for the term renewal for F1 is...

COE premiums fall across all categories in latest bidding exercise

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:00
SINGAPORE - Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums fell across all categories in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (June 21), as prices of COEs for cars continue to slide, and those for commercial vehicles registered their first drop since...

Expect delays at checkpoints ahead of Hari Raya Puasa long weekend

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 03:54
SINGAPORE – Plan ahead if you are planning to make a road trip north during the Hari Raya Puasa holiday period this weekend, as heavy traffic can be expected at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, especially from June 23 to 26, the Immigration &...

Company director fined for sale of shisha at two eateries along Arab Street

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:59
SINGAPORE - A director and his company have been fined a total of S$12,300 for the sale of shisha and tobacco products without a valid tobacco retail licence at two of his restaurants along Arab Street in Kampong Glam. The two outlets, Nasrin Restaurant and...

TODAY's morning brief for Wednesday, June 21

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:30
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Red Dot Design Museum to relocate to Marina Bay

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore at Maxwell Road will be relocating to Marina Bay by the end of this year. The museum said yesterday that its lease of the Red Dot Traffic building - an iconic landmark along the road known for its conspicuous...

Partially sterilised dental tools case: Most patients notified, no infections so far

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - As of Monday, the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) had successfully contacted close to 98 per cent of the patients who had visited its outpatient clinics, where they received treatment with dental instruments that were not fully...

‘Unglue’ those ears to prevent hearing loss, speech delays

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Although her youngest child Daliah did not respond to soft sounds and exhibited some speech delays, Mrs Paushali Lass was not overly concerned at first as her older children had also started talking late. But a routine check-up revealed that the...

For some Geylang Lor 3 residents, leaving won’t be hard

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - For some residents living at Geylang Lorong 3, it will not be hard for them to leave their homes when the leases expire on Dec 31, 2020. There have been illegal dumping, illegal parking and general cleanliness issues at the 2ha private housing...

287 vehicle-related work injuries between January and May: MOM

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - In the first five months of this year, there were 287 vehicular work injuries - six of which were fatal, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said yesterday. Vehicular incidents were the top contributor to workplace deaths over the same period. One in...

Aetos defends hiring processes, says duo met stringent criteria

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - After two of its staff were found to be radicalised, security firm Aetos yesterday maintained that its existing hiring and vetting processes were "robust". There were "no obvious signs of radicalisation" shown by the Singaporean duo, which made...

Illegal hawker arrested for assaulting NEA officers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:30
SINGAPORE - A 60-year-old man has been arrested for assaulting, using criminal force, and using abusive language against three National Environmental Agency (NEA) enforcement officers along Arumugam Road. The suspect was selling fruits without any valid...

Singapore Airlines moves up to 2nd in Skytrax’s World Best Airlines Award

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35
SINGAPORE - National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been named as the world's second best airline in the latest passenger survey by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax, moving up one spot from last year's rankings. SIA came in behind...