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PM Lee apologises for harm done by Oxley Road dispute, to refute charges in Parliament on July 3

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:30
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (June 19) apologised for the harm caused to the country's reputation and Singaporeans' confidence in the Government by the private dispute between him and his siblings, adding that he deeply regretted...

In full: PM Lee's apology and statement on 38 Oxley Road dispute

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:30
SINGAPORE  - Addressing Singaporeans in a video released by the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Lee apologised and expressed regret over the private dispute with his siblings; He will make a Ministerial Statement in Parliament on July 3 to refute the...

Changi Airport offers first look inside T4

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:31
SINGAPORE - Changi Airport has unveiled photos of Terminal 4's interior, sharing them on their Facebook page on Monday (June 19). Among the photos shared include a look inside T4's departure hall, the transit areas and departure gates.  The airport also...

Revised Registers of Electors open for public inspection from June 20

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:35
SINGAPORE - The registers of electors have been revised, and are open for public inspection from today until July 3, said the Elections Department (ELD) Monday (June 19). The move comes as Singapore gets ready for a presidential election in September, which...

Free bus, train rides on June 30 for all NSmen in uniform

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:00
SINGAPORE - All past and present national servicemen will get free travel on public buses and trains on June 30. They will, however, have to wear their uniforms for "verification purposes" by bus captains or MRT station personnel. The free rides for that day...

Laws tackling fake news to be introduced next year: Shanmugam

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 02:57
SINGAPORE - New laws to tackle the scourge of fake news are expected to be introduced next year, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said Monday (June 19). A recent government survey, he added, showed that 91 per cent of Singaporeans are supportive of...

Smooth start to Tuas West Extension service on first weekday of operation

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 01:27
SINGAPORE - Three days after wet platforms at several stations dampened a public preview, the Tuas West Extension (TWE) to the East-West Line (EWL) began its first weekday of train services Monday (June 19) without hiccups. On Sunday, passenger service kicked...

Singapore property stocks may build on best rally in five years

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 23:50
SINGAPORE - Singapore property stocks are set for their best annual performance in five years, and strategists believe the rally is far from over. With an expected pickup in real estate following the easing of housing curbs, developers are expected to be the...

TODAY's morning brief for Monday, June 19

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 22:30
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‘Active fatherhood’ among challenges today’s dads face

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Having grown up bereft of his father's presence, Mr Noel Tan vowed that when it was his turn to be a dad, he would play a more active role. Before his first child was born in 2006, he decided to work as a freelance graphic designer so he could...

Singaporeans urged to salute national servicemen as part of NS50

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:50
SINGAPORE - A campaign has been launched to urge Singaporeans to show their appreciation to all national servicemen for their contributions to the nation with a simple gesture national - a salute - as the Republic marks 50 years of National Service...

Budget airlines woo travellers with added frills

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 13:15
SINGAPORE - When it comes to filling seats, budget airlines have given legacy carriers a run for the money, by offering steep discounts and promotional fares. Now, as low-cost carriers start flying long haul, biting into the mainstay of their full-service...

Hidden sentinels who guard Singapore’s biodiversity

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 13:15
SINGAPORE - On a regular dive trip to Pulau Hantu, all her friends were excited about seeing a dirty-green frogfish for the first time, but Ms Toh Chay Hoon just could not spot the 12cm-long ambush predator no matter how hard she tried. Her friends had to...

Pregnant workers still ‘face subtle discrimination’ in Singapore

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 12:20
SINGAPORE - Statistics from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) showed that the number of pregnant women unfairly dismissed has seen a significant drop in recent years - from 90 dismissal appeals in 2012 to 57 last year. And in the first quarter of this year,...

Govt has responsibility to consider heritage, historical significance of 38 Oxley Rd: DPM Teo

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 09:35
SINGAPORE - Responding to criticisms by Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Saturday (Jun 17) said there is nothing secretive about the ministerial committee set up to look into the options for 38 Oxley...

Fresh questions emerge over drafter of Lee Kuan Yew's last will

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 03:57
SINGAPORE - More questions surrounding Mr Lee Kuan Yew's last will have emerged, amid a deepening dispute among his children over the document and what it says about the late founding Prime Minister's decision on the family home at 38 Oxley Road. In two...

Use of cladding in buildings here have grown in recent times: Experts

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:10
SINGAPORE - Cladding, an extra layer made of either plastic or aluminium panels to cover the exterior facade of buildings, is commonly found here, and its use has intensified in recent years, said engineering experts. The use of cladding has come under...

Singapore will not be dragged down by Lee family's 'petty disputes', says Goh Chok Tong

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:36
SINGAPORE - Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Friday (June 16) weighed in on the Lee family spat over 38 Oxley Road, by urging Singaporeans to "not be dragged down by a family's petty disputes". Writing on Facebook, Mr Goh noted that Singapore has...

The Big Read: When good neighbours are the community’s first line of defence

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:35
SINGAPORE - Cabbie William Koo remembers how he returned home to his Tiong Bahru flat one day to find his elderly next-door neighbour lying prone on the ground. The metal gate of the neighbour's unit was bolted, although the front door was ajar. He called out...

Wet platforms at Tuas West Extension’s open house

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:55
SINGAPORE - More than an hour after a public preview of the Tuas West Extension (TWE) to the East-West Line kicked off on Friday (June 16), the fanfare was somewhat dampened by wet platforms at several stations. When TODAY was at the Tuas Crescent stop - one...