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Singapore: National hurdler Kerstin Ong has lodged an official complaint with governing body sport Singapore (SportSG) accusing a former coach of misconduct. In a statement on Tuesday (Jan 9) signed by the 20-year-old and seen by Channel NewsAsia, Ong describes verbal and physical behaviour ...
Singapore will focus on strengthening the collective resilience of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) as well as promoting innovation among member economies, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said as he launched the country's chairmanship of the regional bloc with songs, dance and ...

Singapore is among the 25 countries best positioned to benefit from the rise of advanced manufacturing and smart factories, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report analysed 100 countries and economies to see how they might benefit from the Fourth Industrial ...
The 40-seater Volvo 7900 electric buses to be deployed in Singapore will be equipped with technologies that include GPS and LIDAR laser technology systems for charting, positioning and detecting obstacles around the vehicle, and an integrated navigation system that includes automated steering, gear ...
[Singapore] Singapore posted record sales volumes of marine fuels for the third straight year in 2017, drawing in business even as stiff competition and margin erosion forced the city state to revamp the market last year. Singapore last year sold an all-time high 50.6 million tonnes of marine fuels, a 4.2 per ...

As a monsoon surge over the South China Sea continued to bring in cool air from the winter chill in the northern hemisphere, people in Singapore have been spotted staying warm by donning coats and scarves. Welfare organisations are also keeping a closer eye on seniors who may suffer from health ...
Friday morning saw temperatures dip below 22C in Singapore. This may not seem particularly cold, but it depends what you are used to. Singapore is a little over one degree north of the equator, and every day of the year, the expected maximum temperature is at least 30C. Every night, it drops no lower ...
Singapore has always been tough on crime--now it wants to be a bit more clear. The Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act, passed in 1955, allows authorities to put individuals "associated with activities of a criminal nature" into detention without a trial. But which activities? That's always been a bit fuzzy ...
Singapore ― Credit Suisse Group AG and Morgan Stanley are calling the end of Singapore's property downturn, after a second consecutive quarterly increase in private residential prices. Home prices may rise as much as 10 per cent this year, according to analysts at Credit Suisse, while Morgan Stanley and OCBC ...
Mr Shanmugam, who is also Home Affairs Minister, said the deliberate spread of online falsehoods is a serious problem around the world today, and Singapore is susceptible because there is high Internet penetration here with 91 per cent of households having Web access. With this, it is easy to attack and ...
Singapore - The retired head of Civil Service and former Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office Peter Ong Boon Kwee was named chairman-designate of Enterprise Singapore on Wednesday (Jan 10). Mr Ong's appointment follows the first reading of the Enterprise Singapore Board Bill in ...
Singapore's straits Times Index dropped 0.1% to 3,520.45, and the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI index declined 0.2% to 1,822.92. The losses on both the indexes came as investors reconsidered their exposure to equities in the wake of rising bond yields across the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Bank of Japan's ...
Singapore (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Fresh from setting up an office in Singapore in September, Ripple - the blockchain firm behind what was the world's second-most valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin - is keen to engage the key financial centre in ways to develop the use of blockchain technology, ...
Singapore: Scattering the ashes of your loved one on land could soon be a possibility, with authorities in Singapore planning to offer the option at designated areas. Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor told Parliament on Wednesday (Jan 10) that there has been ...
Kuala Lumpur: The Securities Commission Malaysia has directed Singapore-registered blockchain startup to cease and desist all its proposed activities including a planned initial coin offering (ICO), prompting an apology from the company. CopyCash CEO Bobby Lieu, who is Malaysian, had planned to ...

Singapore: It's going to be rainy and windy in the coming days, due to a monsoon surge that's affecting the South China Sea and its surrounding region. The monsoon surge is forecast to persist over the next few days, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Wednesday (Jan 10). It added ...
Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in Parliament that religious leaders from other countries may be banned from entering Singapore if they teach hatred, division or intolerance among religions. According to Mr Shanmugam, these teachings are harmful to Singaporean's diverse society, and ...
Singapore - Some residents of Block 55 in Toa Payoh Lorong 5 are concerned about their safety due to the antics of one of their neighbours, who had been spotted flinging burning items over the parapet and splashing what appears to be a corrosive liquid outside her home. A housewife, who requested ...
Singapore - Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the fire station, apparently. A video of a rooster crowing at an intersection in the wee hours went viral on Friday (Jan 5), with a subsequent video showing a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer rescuing the fowl from the middle of the ...
Great opportunities for India-ASEAN collaboration: Singapore minister. PTI|. Jan 06, 2018, 05.28 PM IST. 0Comments. Singapore's-Trade-and-Industry-Minister-S-Iswaran-bCCL. Singapore: There are great opportunities for collaboration between India and ASEAN nations, including in the areas of infrastructure, ...
As part of this month's M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, photographer Charmaine Poh is presenting All In Her Day's Work, a show comprising intimate, behind-the-scenes portraits of seven to eight women getting ready for work. The show opens on Jan 17 at ION Art Gallery. Poh's subjects mostly come from ...
I do not know how much of a difference it made but this place is certainly a magnet for the rich and famous, not just because of low taxes but because the city scores highly on law and order, liveability and efficiency. A wealth tax can well be justified as the price the world's multimillionaires pay for these ...
Singapore is considering plans to set up a special ministerial committee to assess the impact of "online falsehoods" and recommend how it should respond, potentially backtracking on a previous proposal to introduce legislation. The country's Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Law ...
Singapore is by far the most developed nation in Southeast Asia, with a wide range of assets at its disposal. As a founding member, the city state has time and again served as the linchpin of Asean, diligently keeping the tenuously built regional body intact during times of crises in the past five decades.
I STOOD at the summit of the cool, misty mountain within spray drift of a beautiful waterfall, surrounded by a myriad exquisite orchids, colourful anthuriums, bizarre carnivorous pitcher plants and ferns of every shade of green. It's a steep ascent but I made it to the top in a few seconds, thanks to a high-speed ...
Singapore - In 1984, the decision was made over coffee, orange juice and chocolate cake after dinner at then finance Minister Tony Tan's home in Bukit Timah. The group settled on Mr Goh Chok Tong "fairly quickly". In 2004, it was a pow-wow over a lunch hosted by then Home Affairs Minister Wong ...
Singapore: The younger generation of Singapore leaders is "keenly aware" that leadership succession is "a pressing issue", given that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said he intends to step down after the next General election. "We are conscious of our responsibility, are working closely together ...
In their first joint comment on the issue of succession, the ruling People's Action Party's fourth-generation leadership team members said they would pick a leader among themselves "in good time". The 16 office-holders were responding yesterday to Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's call on ...
The country's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew once said the statue reminds his people of Raffles' vision of Singapore becoming "the emporium of the east", adding that Singapore was different from most of its south-east Asian neighbours because it had "no xenophobic hangover" from colonialism.
In a recent interview in Macau, the Michelin Guide's global head honcho Michael Ellis made a point about Australian chefs working in Singapore: "There are Australian chefs coming exclusively to Singapore because they want to be in the running to get a Michelin star. If you're a chef and you do get a star, ...
A Vietnamese tycoon detained in Singapore last week remains in the city-state, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday, easing his family's immediate fears that he could face the death penalty if he were sent back home. Phan Van Anh Vu, 42, a property developer and former secret service officer who ...
Singapore - Four babies were born in hospitals here at the stroke of midnight in 2018, including the latest of three boys named after famous sportsmen. Nas Muhammad Niklas - named after Bayern Munich star defender Niklas Sule - was delivered at Raffles Hospital right at the start of New Year's Day.
Singapore's 2017 growth comes at the top end of the most recent trade ministry prediction of 3 percent to 3.5 percent and compares with the median 3.3-percent forecast in a Bloomberg survey. The government is due to release preliminary GDP figures for the fourth quarter on January 2, with a Bloomberg ...
Fewer workers lost their lives in mishaps last year, as workplace deaths dipped to a 13-year low amid an ambitious push to halve the current fatality rate. According to fresh figures from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), 41 workers died on the job in accidents, including falling from height and being hit by ...
Art gets personal in the sixth edition of Singapore Art Week, an annual celebration of visual arts which will be held from Jan 17 to 28. More than 100 events will transform museums and public spaces around the island in this festival organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and ...
This year's Budget, to be delivered by finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Feb 19, will be closely watched for any announcements or hints about an impending tax hike. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had signalled in November that taxes will go up as government spending increases, but did not give ...
Whether you've been debating global expansion for an existing enterprise or are ready to invest in a brand-new startup, there are several reasons Singapore has become an attractive location for American entrepreneurs. According to Fortune, the ASEAN nations (Association of Southeast Asian ...
DEC 22: A car crash in the United States killed three people - 22-year-old Singapore armed forces scholarship holder Justin Yeo Jun Xi and his parents - while Mr Yeo's 19-year-old sister, Ms Justlyn Yeo Jing Hui, survived. They were travelling towards the Grand Canyon in Arizona state when their car ...
Singapore - A Vietnamese property magnate, who is wanted in Vietnam for allegedly having disclosed state secrets, has been detained in Singapore, said a lawyer appointed to represent him here. Mr Phan Van Anh Vu, 42, is said to have entered Singapore on Dec 21, but found himself unable to leave ...
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's ambitious project of opening a Singapore-style hawker food hall on the far west of Manhattan has been canned. Some two years after he announced that the Bourdain market would open on New York's Pier 57, he revealed on Dec 22 that he had yet to sign an official lease ...
I attended the public lecture by the late South African president Nelson Mandela in Singapore in 1997. Mr Mandela was asked to define democracy. He answered that "democracy can be defined in as many ways as the number of people attending this lecture". Singapore has a unique system.
Keppel received large orders from Sete Brasil around 2012, but construction was put on hold over the sharp drop in oil prices and the scandal. In 2015, Keppel booked 230 million Singapore dollars ($171 million) in loss provisions. Sembcorp Industries, which received similar orders from Sete Brasil, may ...
Singapore'S inflation continued to remain subdued in November, even as consumer prices for several items such as healthcare, transport and education went up. Headline inflation was 0.6 per cent in November against year-ago prices, according to Department of Statistics data released on Tuesday.
Singapore: Singapore's economy is expected to have lost some steam in the fourth quarter, but may show enough momentum to keep alive expectations of a monetary policy tightening next year. Gross domestic product (GDP) in the October-December quarter is expected to grow 2.7% compared with the ...
In the three years since artist Louise Hill left Hong Kong for Singapore with her family, she has lived in three of the city state's most sought-after forms of housing: a gleaming, contemporary town house on the resort island of Sentosa; a Peranakan shophouse, in the Joo Chiat conservation area; and, since ...
Singapore - Manufacturers have real reason to be jolly this season as the strengthening global economy continues to buoy demand for Singapore's exports. The Republic's factory output expanded 5.3 per cent year on year last month. This was below Economists' expectations of a 8.1 per cent increase ...
(RTTNews.com) - The Singapore stock market headed south again on Tuesday, one session after it had ended the five-day losing streak in which it had surrendered almost 90 points or 2.6 percent. The straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,380-point plateau and it may take further damage on ...
Trip to US turns tragic for Singapore family after deadly car crash The road was closed in both directions after the accident. PHOTO: Arizona Department of Public Safety. Hariz Baharudin. reporter. Dec 27, 2017 06:00 am. Share on facebook · Share on twitter · Share on WhatsApp · E-mail this article; 0 Shares.


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