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SAF to get new S'pore-made armoured vehicle

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:10
SINGAPORE - The Singapore Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has awarded a contract to Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) for the production and supply of the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV).
 In a press release issued on...

Laptops, phones, cars that never overheat? That could be a reality with this new discovery

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:00
SINGAPORE - A Singaporean scientist is part of a new discovery that could herald a future of motor vehicles or electronic devices that would never heat up with use. Just imagine: laptops, phones and cars that stay cool forever, regardless how long they have...

SEC appoints new executive director

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:41
SINGAPORE - Five months after it suspended, then sacked, its executive director, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) has found his replacement. In a statement on Wednesday (March 22), the non-profit organisation said Ms Jen Teo Pui Heng would assume the...

Mapletree opens business centre in Ho Chi Minh City

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:11
HO CHI MINH CITY - Mapletree Investments officially opened its 17-storey office tower in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday (March 22), as economic ties between Singapore and Vietnam deepen. The new Mapletree Business Centre, the group's first office development...

Trio bids to be first Singapore team to scale Everest since 2009

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 04:30
SINGAPORE - Three Singaporeans are set to embark on one of the world's most perilous expeditions in a bid to become the first Singapore team to scale Mount Everest since 2009. Dr Arjunan Saravana Pillai, Ms Nur Yusrina Ya'akob and Mr Jeremy Tong will depart...

43% of Singaporeans against water price hike: REACH

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 04:10
SINGAPORE - Many Singaporeans disagreed with the Government's decision to increase water prices, the government feedback unit REACH said in a statement on Wednesday (March 22). Of the 1,111 Singaporeans polled by phone after the Budget announcement, 43 per...

NTUC FairPrice to open 6 more budget no-frills stores in mature estates

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:43
SINGAPORE – Six more basic, no-frills stores under the budget NTUC FairPrice Shop brand is slated to be rolled out in more mature estates by this year, the Republic's biggest supermarket operator said in a statement on Wednesday (March 22). FairPrice did...

Ex-DBS Vickers trader jailed 16 weeks in Singapore’s first spoofing case

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 02:55
SINGAPORE - A former trader at DBS Group Holdings' brokerage unit was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail after being convicted in Singapore's first criminal spoofing case. Dennis Tey Thean Yang, 33, was given the sentence on Wednesday (March 22). The former DBS...

Surge in credit-for-sex scams as victims lose $304,000 this year

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:15
SINGAPORE - At least $304,000 has been lost in credit-for-sex scams this year through social media platforms like Wechat, Locanto and OkCupid, the police said in a statement on Wednesday (March 22). The number of such scams has surged to 53 for the first 16...

TODAY's morning brief for Wednesday, March 22

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:11
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Five taxi firms to roll out dynamic pricing next week

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Following approval granted by the authorities last week, five taxi operators - SMRT Taxis, Prime Taxi, Premier Taxis, Trans-Cab and HDT Singapore Taxi - will implement dynamic pricing from next Wednesday for trips booked through the Grab mobile...

Salaries unpaid, medicine supply depleting as Healthway stays in the red

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Some clinics under the beleaguered Healthway Medical Corp (HMC) are starting to run out of medication, as the private clinic chain remains mired in debt obligations and unpaid salaries. Patients at these clinics have been asked to take their...

Growing ties open up Vietnam opportunities for Singapore: PM Lee

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
HO CHI MINH CITY - Ties are prospering between Singapore and Vietnam, providing opportunities for Singaporeans to venture there, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday at a dinner reception with Singaporeans based in Ho Chi Minh City. Mr Lee, who is on...

Chinese firm Mobike enters Singapore’s bike-sharing market

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Joining the growing bike-sharing service battle here, Chinese firm Mobike has deployed smart bikes - which do not have to be returned to fixed stations - at various spots, including the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management...

More women opting to ‘rejuvenate’ their vaginas for better sex lives

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Like many women, business owner Nan Eliana incorporates anti-ageing laser treatments as part of her skincare regimen. These days, however, she no longer limits such cosmetic procedures to her face. Last month, Ms Eliana, who is in her late 30s,...

450 needy foreign workers set to get new phones ahead of 3G shift

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:25
SINGAPORE - With less than two weeks to go before the 2G line is shut down, 450 foreign workers are set to receive new phones which would help them migrate to the 3G line – a result of a concerted effort by various parties in recent months. Those involved...

Man arrested after stealing 200 tins of milk powder

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:25
SINGAPORE - A man was arrested on Monday (March 20) after a report was made on a theft of 24 tins of milk powder at a Turf Club Road supermarket two weeks ago. A search at the 34-year-old's home found about 200 tins of milk powder with an estimated value of...

HungryGoWhere to start food takeaway service from April

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:20
SINGAPORE - From next month, popular website HungryGoWhere will be starting a food takeaway service, allowing online orders on its platform and self-collection from among 50 or so establishments. A pioneer in Singapore's online scene for food reviews and...

42 arrested in Geylang for illegal gambling and gang-related activities

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:44
SINGAPORE - A total of 42 people were caught for their suspected involvement in illegal gambling and gang-related activities during a five-hour raid in Geylang on Monday (March 20). In a news release on Tuesday, the police said up to S$21,000 in cash were...

Singapore tops list of Taiwanese’ favourite countries

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:55
TAIPEI - A poll released on Monday (March 20) showed that the top three favourite countries of people in Taiwan are Singapore, Japan and Canada, while the Philippines and China are among the countries most unpopular. In the survey conducted by the Taiwanese...