Singapore

  • Singapore’s Geylang Serai market, Courts outlet in Jurong Point among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

    4 days ago

    Singapore’s Geylang Serai market, Courts outlet in Jurong Point among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

    SINGAPORE, May 11 — The Geylang Serai market and food centre as well as two nearby malls were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during...

  • Singapore PM Lee and several ministers speak out against alleged racist attack on woman at Choa Chu Kang Drive

    4 days ago

    Singapore PM Lee and several ministers speak out against alleged racist attack on woman at Choa Chu Kang Drive

    SINGAPORE, May 11 — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and several other ministers took to Facebook yesterday (May 10) night to express their dismay and concern at the case of a man...

  • Covid-19: Cook at Mos Burger in Singapore’s Suntec City sole unlinked community case, two others linked to airport cluster

    5 days ago

    Covid-19: Cook at Mos Burger in Singapore’s Suntec City sole unlinked community case, two others linked to airport cluster

    SINGAPORE, May  11 — A cook at the Mos Burger outlet in Suntec City mall was one of the three Covid-19 cases in the community yesterday (May 10). The other two are linked...

  • Singapore Parliament: MPs question how news media from SPH will achieve digital innovation, retain talent in future

    5 days ago

    Singapore Parliament: MPs question how news media from SPH will achieve digital innovation, retain talent in future

    SINGAPORE, May 11 — The question of how a proposed company limited by guarantee will operate differently to ensure digital innovation and retain talent were among concerns...

  • Covid-19: 19 new  infections in Singapore, including two linked to Changi Airport T3 cleaner

    5 days ago

    Covid-19: 19 new infections in Singapore, including two linked to Changi Airport T3 cleaner

    SINGAPORE, May 10 — Singapore reported 19 new cases of Covid-19 today, three of which were in the wider community. Two of the community cases have been linked to an 88-year-old...

  • Covid jab maker BioNTech to build SE Asia manufacturing site in Singapore

    5 days ago

    Covid jab maker BioNTech to build SE Asia manufacturing site in Singapore

    FRANKFURT, May 10 — Covid jab maker BioNTech said Monday it would build a South-east Asia headquarters and manufacturing site in Singapore to produce hundreds of millions of...

  • Singapore steps up precautionary measures in seaport

    5 days ago

    Singapore steps up precautionary measures in seaport

    SINGAPORE, May 10 — Singapore is taking additional precautionary measures at the seaport as four workers at the facilities found infected with Covid-19 over the past...

  • Basement 2 of Singapore’s Changi Airport T3 to be closed, 9,000 staff to be swabbed after spate of Covid-19 cases

    6 days ago

    Basement 2 of Singapore’s Changi Airport T3 to be closed, 9,000 staff to be swabbed after spate of Covid-19 cases

    SINGAPORE, May 10 — Basement 2 of Changi Airport Terminal 3 will be closed to the public temporarily from Monday (May 10), as the airport steps up measures following the...

  • Four of 10 Covid-19 community cases in Singapore test preliminarily positive with India’s B1617 variant

    6 days ago

    Four of 10 Covid-19 community cases in Singapore test preliminarily positive with India’s B1617 variant

    SINGAPORE, May 10 — Singapore on Sunday (May 9) recorded 10 locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, of which four tested preliminarily positive with the B1617 variant that...

  • Singapore Victoria Junior College student infected with Covid-19; 103 people quarantined, 2,200 others to be swabbed

    1 week ago

    Singapore Victoria Junior College student infected with Covid-19; 103 people quarantined, 2,200 others to be swabbed

    SINGAPORE, May 8  — A Victoria Junior College (VJC) student has tested positive for Covid-19. The case is unlinked to previous infections, which means 2,200 people will...

  • Covid-19: Seven community cases among 20 new infections in Singapore

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Seven community cases among 20 new infections in Singapore

    SINGAPORE, May 8 — Singapore today recorded 20 new cases of Covid-19, seven of which were in the wider community. Two community cases are linked to previous infections and...

  • Covid-19: Singapore to put off letting in work pass holders from higher-risk countries it had approved earlier

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Singapore to put off letting in work pass holders from higher-risk countries it had approved earlier

    SINGAPORE, May 8 — The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said that it will be revising the entry dates of work pass holders from higher-risk countries or regions who have already...

  • Two men admit bribing former LTA director with S$50,000 over Singapore MRT project

    1 week ago

    Two men admit bribing former LTA director with S$50,000 over Singapore MRT project

    SINGAPORE, May 8 — Two construction firm employees were yesterday among the first to plead guilty to their roles in a corruption case involving a former deputy group director...

  • Information of 1,166 UOB customers in Singapore leaked after employee allegedly falls for impersonation scam

    1 week ago

    Information of 1,166 UOB customers in Singapore leaked after employee allegedly falls for impersonation scam

    SINGAPORE, May 8 — An employee of the United Overseas Bank (UOB) here allegedly fell prey to a Chinese police impersonation scam, resulting in some information of 1,166...

  • Singapore political succession not just an ‘internal PAP problem’, but a national issue, says Goh Chok Tong

    1 week ago

    Singapore political succession not just an ‘internal PAP problem’, but a national issue, says Goh Chok Tong

    SINGAPORE, May 7 — The issue of political succession is not one that just concerns Singapore’s ruling party, but the entire nation, said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok...

  • Singapore: ‘Sovereign’ woman who refused to wear mask gets two weeks’ jail, S$2,000 fine

    1 week ago

    Singapore: ‘Sovereign’ woman who refused to wear mask gets two weeks’ jail, S$2,000 fine

    SINGAPORE, May 7 — A woman who gained notoriety last year for claiming she was a “sovereign” above the law was jailed two weeks and fined S$2,000 today. Paramjeet Kaur, a...

  • Some Singapore Press Holdings staff concerned about editorial independence of non-profit funding model

    1 week ago

    Some Singapore Press Holdings staff concerned about editorial independence of non-profit funding model

    SINGAPORE, May 7 — After the bombshell announcement that the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) would be cutting off its media business arm to form a not-for-profit entity, there...

  • 25 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including four community cases

    1 week ago

    25 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including four community cases

    SINGAPORE, May 7 — Singapore reported 25 new cases of Covid-19 today, four of which were in the community. The Ministry of Health (MOH) did not say if the four community cases...

  • Singapore passport validity to increase to 10 years for applications from October

    1 week ago

    Singapore passport validity to increase to 10 years for applications from October

    SINGAPORE, May 7 — The validity period of Singapore passports for citizens aged 16 and above will soon be increased from five to 10 years. The change will apply to those who...

  • Singaporean teen sentenced to probation for filming naked boys at Sengkang Sports Centre toilet

    1 week ago

    Singaporean teen sentenced to probation for filming naked boys at Sengkang Sports Centre toilet

    SINGAPORE, May 7 — A 16-year-old teenager was sentenced to one-and-a-half years’ probation on Friday (May 7) for taking 58 video clips of naked boys in the men’s toilet at...

  • Singapore Health Science Authority: 2.2m Covid-19 vaccine doses given; 95 ‘serious adverse events’ reported

    1 week ago

    Singapore Health Science Authority: 2.2m Covid-19 vaccine doses given; 95 ‘serious adverse events’ reported

    SINGAPORE, May 7 — Around 2,800 “adverse events” have been reported out of the 2.2 million vaccine doses administered here between December last year and mid-April, the...

  • 18 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including two community cases

    1 week ago

    18 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including two community cases

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — Singapore reported 18 new cases of Covid-19 today, two of which were in the community. The two community cases are not linked to the cluster of 40 people at...

  • Singapore: Man charged with hitting younger sister with wooden pole, who later died at Clementi flat

    1 week ago

    Singapore: Man charged with hitting younger sister with wooden pole, who later died at Clementi flat

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — A 29-year-old man was charged today with voluntarily causing grievous hurt to his 19-year-old sister, who was found dead in a public housing flat in Clementi...

  • Singapore Press Holdings to restructure media business into not-for-profit entity

    1 week ago

    Singapore Press Holdings to restructure media business into not-for-profit entity

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — The Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will be restructuring its media business into a not-for-profit entity amid falling advertising revenue.   With...

  • Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop robot guide dog on wheels to help vision impaired

    1 week ago

    Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop robot guide dog on wheels to help vision impaired

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — A team of students at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has developed a prototype robot dog for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even “barks”...

  • Singapore’s Raffles Hospital engaged to conduct free public Covid-19 testing after long queues at screening centres

    1 week ago

    Singapore’s Raffles Hospital engaged to conduct free public Covid-19 testing after long queues at screening centres

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — Raffles Hospital has been engaged to conduct free Covid-19 swab tests after thousands turned up at four regional screening centres on Monday (May 3), when...

  • Chinatown Complex Food Centre, coffee shop in Singapore's Woodlands among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

    1 week ago

    Chinatown Complex Food Centre, coffee shop in Singapore's Woodlands among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — Chinatown Complex Food Centre as well as a coffee shop at Woodlands Street 11 have been added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19...

  • Muis: Congregational prayer attendance at mosques in  Singapore, including for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, reduced to 100

    1 week ago

    Muis: Congregational prayer attendance at mosques in Singapore, including for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, reduced to 100

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — From Saturday (May 8), the number of worshippers allowed at mosques for each congregational prayer session — including the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri...

  • Teenager, 19, found dead in Singapore's Clementi flat, brother to be charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt

    1 week ago

    Teenager, 19, found dead in Singapore's Clementi flat, brother to be charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — A 29-year-old man will be charged today (May 6) for his suspected involvement in the death of a 19-year-old teenager. The police said that the man is the...

  • Five-person limit for dining: One-third of Mother’s Day weekend bookings cancelled at some restaurants in Singapore

    1 week ago

    Five-person limit for dining: One-third of Mother’s Day weekend bookings cancelled at some restaurants in Singapore

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — Food-and-beverage (F&B) outlets looking forward to a busy Mother’s Day weekend are now dealing with several booking changes and cancellations, with some...

  • Trailer truck driver sole Covid-19 community case in Singapore; MoH to carry out special testing operations at Pasir Panjang Terminal

    1 week ago

    Trailer truck driver sole Covid-19 community case in Singapore; MoH to carry out special testing operations at Pasir Panjang Terminal

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — The sole Covid-19 case in the community yesterday (May 5) is a 59-year-old Singaporean man who works as a trailer truck driver at Brani Terminal and Pasir...

  • Covid-19: No singing at religious services in Singapore from May 8, testing required for services involving over 100 people

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: No singing at religious services in Singapore from May 8, testing required for services involving over 100 people

    SINGAPORE, May 6 — From Saturday (May 8), worshippers at religious services will not be allowed to sing, as the authorities scaled back on an allowance that was made just a...

  • Covid-19: 16 new infections in Singapore, including one community case

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: 16 new infections in Singapore, including one community case

    SINGAPORE, May 5 — Singapore reported 16 new cases of Covid-19 today, one of which was in the community. The sole community case is not linked to the cluster of 40 people at the...