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Govt will seek to ensure no one is left behind in cashless drive

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - In a bid to create a cashless society as part of the Smart Nation vision, the Government will study ways to make the process inclusive so that some segments of the population, such as the lower-income and the elderly, are not left out. The...

HDB to hold roadshows for all new BTO homeowners

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Following a year-long pilot, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) will now make roadshows aimed at helping flat-owners settle in their new homes a permanent fixture in all Build-To-Order (BTO) projects. Called the MyNiceHome Roadshow, the...

Service Learning Champions programme to be extended

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Since February last year, a group of about 10 Secondary Four students from Raffles Girls' School have spent two hours every fortnight helping elderly residents adopt active ageing. They do simple physical exercises together or play games such as...

More community centres could be repurposed to offer specialist programmes

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - In the coming years, more community centres here could be repurposed to become specialist centres providing targeted programmes and activities catering to the needs of specific groups, People's Association (PA) deputy chairman Chan Chun Sing said...

PCF pre-schools to drive passion for arts, sports

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The PAP Community Foundation (PCF), the largest pre-school operator here, will be going beyond the curricular norms and providing additional opportunities to develop children in areas like arts and sports through enrichment programmes. These...

Frustrated elderly concert-goer makes false bomb threat during security check

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 08:31
SINGAPORE – A 60-year-old man has been arrested by the police for making a false bomb threat at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday (Aug 26), the second such incident within a week. The police said in a statement on Sunday that they were alerted by a...

Courts to revamp Tampines Megastore, refresh brand

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 07:02
SINGAPORE - Household retail chain Courts is undergoing a facelift for its 128,000 sq ft Tampines Megastore, with plans to expand its service offering five-fold. From November, customers will be able to experience more lifestyle choices instore, with cooking...

New rules shine spotlight on woes of management by ‘mini-MCSTs’

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 15:11
SINGAPORE - At the 30-unit mixed-use development of Beng Tong Mansion at Tanjong Katong Road, the upkeep of common stairwells and lights could soon become a problem, some residents fear. The estate's maintenance fund is dwindling and fresh funds are not...

Week ahead: Greater focus on economic fundamentals

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 14:00
Markets, which have been focused on geopolitical events in the past few weeks, may refocus their attention on economic fundamentals with a slew of key data scheduled for release in the week ahead.  In the United States, the employment figures for August to...

Keeping up with the trends – even for hungry ghosts

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 09:29
SINGAPORE – Jackpot machines, pet dogs and cats, petrol kiosks, an array of foreign currency, fast food meals or even condominium blocks – there is almost nothing that one cannot get from Ban Kah Hiang Trading at Jalan Bukit Merah. The paper effigies...

Some readers will miss print version, others ready to embrace digital-only TODAY

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:05
SINGAPORE - Readers have expressed surprise and sadness at news that the TODAY newspaper will discontinue its print edition from the end of September. Most, however, also felt that the move was inevitable, given the changing patterns of news consumption. On...

Much of road space in Jurong Lake District to be for public transport

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:05
SINGAPORE - Bus-only roads and consolidated deliveries from a central warehouse are among the initiatives to be rolled out in the Jurong Lake District, to reduce traffic and make it car-lite. The district in western Singapore is set to be re-developed into a...

TODAY’s journey from print to fully-digital

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 15:30
On Friday (Aug 25), Mediacorp announced that TODAY will go fully digital after discontinuing its print edition from the end of September. The deal will involve Mediacorp buying the Singapore Press Holding's minority stakes in Mediacorp Press, which operates...

Police arrest teen seen making bomb threat at Boon Lay bus interchange

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 15:18
SINGAPORE - The police have arrested a teenager who claimed he was a terrorist armed with a bomb, and caused a commotion at the Boon Lay bus interchange this week.  The incident took place on Wednesday, but came to light on Friday (Aug 25) when a video of...

Singapore’s ‘second CBD’ could see 24-hour business operations: Analysts

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:40
SINGAPORE – The upcoming Jurong Lake District, which is slated to be the second central business district (CBD) here, could be more bustling than the first, said property analysts on Friday (Aug 25). Businesses within the new district – which also...

Teachers awarded for using innovative teaching methods in school

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:10
SINGAPORE - As an aircraft technician and computer service engineer, Mr Jahangeer Mohamed Jahabar used to troubleshoot and identify problems with machinery, looking at the smaller components for analysis and repair. Today, the 45-year-old mathematics teacher...

Uber upgrades app to make it easy to set up multi-stop trips

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:55
SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing provider Uber has upgraded its app to make it easier for riders to add transit stops to their journeys, among other new features. As of Friday (Aug 25), the app lets a rider indicate additional stops - up to three - at the point of...

The Big Read: Apathy, complacency — the worst enemies in Singapore’s war against diabetes

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:50
SINGAPORE - To 26-year-old Asraf Mustaffa who recently stepped into the working world, it is clear why diabetes is a ticking time bomb in Singapore. Most of his peers are leading an "out-of-whack" work lifestyle characterised by eating on the go and turning...

Govt seeks e-payment solutions for hawker centres, coffee shops

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:35
SINGAPORE - Cashless payments may soon be introduced on a large scale at hawker centres, coffee shops, and other small businesses in the heartlands, with the Government seeking ideas and views from the industry on electronic payment solutions at these...

War on diabetes: Changing eating habits of Malay, Indian communities an uphill task

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:15
Wong Pei TingToh Ee Ming1 day 19 hours agoSINGAPORE — For Malay food vendor Aida Manapi, 50, the tastiest ayam penyet (smashed