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Man arrested for hurting another with penknife, screwdriver

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:42
SINGAPORE - A 49-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (March 28) for harming a 60-year-old shop owner with a penknife and a screwdriver last Saturday, causing him to suffer injuries to his head and arm. The assailant fled the scene after the alleged assault...

‘Foul play’ in case of man who died after two punches in face

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:35
SINGAPORE - Following a dispute, a 53-year-old man was punched twice in the face, causing him to collapse onto the ground where he remained motionless. Despite efforts to revive him, Tay Eng Soon was later pronounced dead at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, with an...

What you need to know as S'pore sees first active Zika cluster of 2017

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:00
SINGAPORE - Months after the disease died down here, the Zika virus re-emerged in the Republic on Tuesday (March 28) with a new cluster marked out at Simon Place near Kovan MRT station. As the National Environment Agency (NEA) urges vigilance with the log of...

Police seeking man who allegedly molested passenger in bus

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:30
SINGAPORE - Police are looking for a man (pictured) to assist with investigations regarding a molest case. TODAY understands the man allegedly molested a female passenger on board a bus by trying to rub his thighs against hers. The man also caressed her...

First Zika cluster of 2017 reported in Hougang

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:19
SINGAPORE - Some three months after the Zika transmission in Singapore tapered off, two members of the same household at Simon Place have been found to have contracted the Zika virus, making the area in Hougang the first Zika cluster to be reported this...

Two men arrested in Coldplay concert ticket scam on Carousell

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:49
SINGAPORE - Two men have been arrested for allegedly selling non-existent Coldplay concert tickets on Carousell. Police said the two men, aged 22 and 27, were arrested on Monday (March 27) and are suspected to have been involved in a series of cheating cases...

More choices for poly, ITE grads in enhanced SkillsFuture programme

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:30
SINGAPORE - Polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduates can soon take some modules offered by autonomous universities, in a new tie-up announced on Wednesday (March 29) by SkillsFuture Singapore to enhance the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn...

Another record high for motorbike COE premiums

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:16
SINGAPORE - The higher taxes that kicked in for bigger bikes last month could have forced some prospective buyers to look at lower-end models or renew their current rides, leading to Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums surging unexpectedly to a new high...

SUTD graduates receive higher starting pay compared to peers: Survey

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:35
SINGAPORE - The second batch of graduates from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) received marginally higher starting salaries compared to their peers, said the university on Wednesday (March 29). This is according to a joint graduate...

Nothing fishy about this

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 04:30
There is a Chinese saying that good medicine tastes bitter. While fish oil supplements aren't bitter, some low-quality products can have a fishy smell and aftertaste. It is a pity if the odour is what's preventing people from supplementing their diets with...

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...