Singapore

  • Maserati driver in Singapore jailed for hurling religious insults at off-duty traffic cop at petrol station

    6 days ago

    Maserati driver in Singapore jailed for hurling religious insults at off-duty traffic cop at petrol station

    SINGAPORE, Nov 28 — Upset that he could not move past another motorist while queueing at a petrol station, Walter Goh Chong Han got out of the green Maserati he was driving and...

  • Black Friday sale on Singapore’s Orchard Rd: Shoppers better at grabbing deals than keeping safe distance

    6 days ago

    Black Friday sale on Singapore’s Orchard Rd: Shoppers better at grabbing deals than keeping safe distance

    SINGAPORE, Nov 28 — With online shopping having caught on since people are staying home more due to the Covid-19 pandemic, heading out to shop in person might seem rather...

  • Singapore PM’s defamation suit against The Online Citizen's editor goes to trial next week

    6 days ago

    Singapore PM’s defamation suit against The Online Citizen's editor goes to trial next week

    SINGAPORE, Nov 28 — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is suing the chief editor of socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC) for defamation over an article, is set to...

  • No year-end bonus for Singapore civil servants this year, lower-wage officers to get one-time payment of S$1,200

    6 days ago

    No year-end bonus for Singapore civil servants this year, lower-wage officers to get one-time payment of S$1,200

    SINGAPORE, Nov 28 — Civil servants will not be receiving their year-end bonus this year due to the prevailing economic uncertainties, the Public Service Division (PSD) said...

  • Singapore: 94 staff retrenched as HDT shuts electric taxi business due to Covid-19

    1 week ago

    Singapore: 94 staff retrenched as HDT shuts electric taxi business due to Covid-19

    SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — HDT Singapore Holdings (HDT) is shutting down its electric taxi business due to the “prolonged debilitating impact” of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting...

  • Four new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, all imported

    1 week ago

    Four new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, all imported

    SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — Singapore reported four new cases of Covid-19 today, all of which were imported. All four cases had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in...

  • Six fined S$3,000 for violating Singapore Covid-19 measures at Lazarus Island

    1 week ago

    Six fined S$3,000 for violating Singapore Covid-19 measures at Lazarus Island

    SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — Six people, who were part of a 12-person gathering at Lazarus Island in August, were fined S$3,000 each yesterday for breaking the Covid-19 group limit of...

  • Singapore domestic worker tried to kill herself after repeated abuse, employer convicted

    1 week ago

    Singapore domestic worker tried to kill herself after repeated abuse, employer convicted

    SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — The abuse started a year after San Pa Pa, a domestic worker from Myanmar, was hired by her Singaporean employer James Ong Teck Keong. He slapped her, threw a...

  • Singapore woman who fell into open manhole accepts settlement offer after suing PUB for S$5m

    1 week ago

    Singapore woman who fell into open manhole accepts settlement offer after suing PUB for S$5m

    SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — After four days of hearing for a trial at the High Court, a 47-year-old woman who sued national water agency PUB for about S$5 million (RM15.2 million) has...

  • Covid-19: Singapore man is sole community case among new infections, had dinner with 12 family members

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Singapore man is sole community case among new infections, had dinner with 12 family members

    SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — The sole Covid-19 community case reported today — the first in over two weeks — is a 32-year-old Singaporean man who works as a service engineer whose...

  • Some family members of Singapore Airlines cabin crew concerned about loved ones contracting Covid-19

    1 week ago

    Some family members of Singapore Airlines cabin crew concerned about loved ones contracting Covid-19

    SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — Whenever Nurzakiah Adilah’s husband, a Singapore Airlines (SIA) steward, returns from his flight duties, the young couple will make it a point not to hug...

  • Weight loss drink sold online found to contain banned substance, laxative, says Singapore Health Sciences Authority

    1 week ago

    Weight loss drink sold online found to contain banned substance, laxative, says Singapore Health Sciences Authority

    SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — Members of the public have been warned not to buy or consume a weight loss drink sold online, after it was found to contain potent ingredients which can...

  • After brain surgery at 10, and a long recovery, Singapore student triumphs to collect primary school results

    1 week ago

    After brain surgery at 10, and a long recovery, Singapore student triumphs to collect primary school results

    SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — At the age of 10, Teh Jun Hang began complaining about frequent headaches. Initially, his parents thought he was making excuses to avoid doing his homework....

  • Singapore woman jailed four years for pouring boiling water on boyfriend’s groin over cheating suspicions

    1 week ago

    Singapore woman jailed four years for pouring boiling water on boyfriend’s groin over cheating suspicions

    SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — After breaking up and getting back together with her boyfriend of 11 years a few times, Zareena Begum PAM Basheer Ahamed decided she had had enough when she...

  • ‘Free speech stops at the boundary of giving offence to religion’, says Singapore minister on Charlie Hebdo’s ‘repulsive’ cartoons

    1 week ago

    ‘Free speech stops at the boundary of giving offence to religion’, says Singapore minister on Charlie Hebdo’s ‘repulsive’ cartoons

    SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — If cartoonists from French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were operating in Singapore, they would have been told to stop publishing their “repulsive”...

  • Seven new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, all imported

    1 week ago

    Seven new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, all imported

    SINGAPORE, Nov 25 — Singapore reported seven new cases of Covid-19 today, all of which were imported. All seven cases had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in...

  • Singapore reports no active Covid-19 clusters for first time since Feb 3

    1 week ago

    Singapore reports no active Covid-19 clusters for first time since Feb 3

    SINGAPORE, Nov 25 — Singapore which reported a total Covid-19 infection tally of 58, 183 so far, has closed the last coronavirus cluster, a migrant worker dormitory, yesterday....

  • Singapore ICA officer charged with taking bribes from China women in return for special passes

    1 week ago

    Singapore ICA officer charged with taking bribes from China women in return for special passes

    SINGAPORE, Nov 25 — A 47-year-old Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) officer was charged yesterday with accepting bribes from two female Chinese...

  • Woman who fell into manhole sues Singapore PUB for S$5m, claims accident caused schizophrenia

    1 week ago

    Woman who fell into manhole sues Singapore PUB for S$5m, claims accident caused schizophrenia

    SINGAPORE, Nov 25 — A 47-year-old accountant is claiming damages of about S$5 million (RM15.22 million) from the Public Utilities Board (PUB) in a civil trial that began in the...

  • Unable to fly, these Singapore pilots became hawkers

    1 week ago

    Unable to fly, these Singapore pilots became hawkers

    SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — With the aviation industry in the doldrums due to the Covid-19 pandemic, two Singaporeans went from flipping switches at their cockpit seats to flipping...

  • Singapore's SIA successfully raises S$500m via private placement of new 10-year bonds

    1 week ago

    Singapore's SIA successfully raises S$500m via private placement of new 10-year bonds

    SINGAPORE, Nov 24 —Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced that it has successfully raised S$500 million (RM1.5 billion) via a private placement of new 10-year bonds. “This...

  • Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

    1 week ago

    Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

    SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — Singapore has deported 15 Bangladeshis over social media posts that incited violence or encouraged communal unrest in response to recent terror attacks in...

  • Thirty-seven Singaporeans, foreigners investigated for radicalisation, stoking communal unrest after France terror attacks

    1 week ago

    Thirty-seven Singaporeans, foreigners investigated for radicalisation, stoking communal unrest after France terror attacks

    SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — Following a resurgence of terrorist activity in France and other parts of the world in recent months, 37 individuals — including 14 Singaporeans — have...

  • Singapore reports 18 new Covid-19 infections, all imported cases including 13 foreign domestic workers

    1 week ago

    Singapore reports 18 new Covid-19 infections, all imported cases including 13 foreign domestic workers

    SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — Singapore reported 18 new cases of Covid-19 today, all of which were imported. All 18 cases had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore,...

  • Decision to suspend HK-Singapore travel bubble was made jointly, based on ‘clear parameters’, says minister

    1 week ago

    Decision to suspend HK-Singapore travel bubble was made jointly, based on ‘clear parameters’, says minister

    SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — The decision to suspend the air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore was made jointly by both cities and based on parameters that had been set out...

  • Singapore narcotics bureau officer on trial for assaulting Malaysian drug suspect to extract a confession

    1 week ago

    Singapore narcotics bureau officer on trial for assaulting Malaysian drug suspect to extract a confession

    SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — A 33-year-old officer from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) went on trial yesterday for allegedly kicking, punching and slapping a man to extract a...

  • Singaporean man gets 20 years’ jail for twice sexually assaulting daughter with mild intellectual disability

    1 week ago

    Singaporean man gets 20 years’ jail for twice sexually assaulting daughter with mild intellectual disability

    SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — He first sexually assaulted his biological daughter when she was between six and eight years old, and then again when she was 17. The girl was later...

  • Singapore's Ministry of Manpower investigating firm after ex-employee committed suicide allegedly due to harsh working conditions

    1 week ago

    Singapore's Ministry of Manpower investigating firm after ex-employee committed suicide allegedly due to harsh working conditions

    SINGAPORE, Nov 23 — The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is investigating allegations made against a firm here where a former employee has committed suicide allegedly due to harsh...

  • Five new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, all imported

    1 week ago

    Five new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, all imported

    SINGAPORE, Nov 23 — Singapore reported five new cases of Covid-19 today, all of which were imported. All five cases had been placed on stay-home notices or isolated upon arrival...

  • Singapore activist charged for one-man smiley face protest

    1 week ago

    Singapore activist charged for one-man smiley face protest

    SINGAPORE, Nov 23 — A Singaporean activist was charged today with staging an illegal one-man protest after he stood outside a police station holding a sign bearing a smiley...

  • Singapore, Hong Kong bubble delay highlights hurdles to travel recovery

    1 week ago

    Singapore, Hong Kong bubble delay highlights hurdles to travel recovery

    SINGAPORE, Nov 23 — A delay to Asia's first travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore has hit the shares of their flag carriers and highlighted the challenges facing the...

  • Singapore’s economy performs better than initial estimates in Q3

    1 week ago

    Singapore’s economy performs better than initial estimates in Q3

    SINGAPORE, Nov 23 — Singapore’s economy performed better than initial estimates in the third quarter, shrinking 5.8 per cent compared with the same period a year ago — a...

  • Singapore 14-day stay-home notice back in force for travellers from Malaysia, Japan due to rise in Covid-19 cases

    1 week ago

    Singapore 14-day stay-home notice back in force for travellers from Malaysia, Japan due to rise in Covid-19 cases

    SINGAPORE, Nov 23 — With the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in Japan and Malaysia, Singapore is tightening its border controls for travellers who are arriving from these two...