Singapore

  • Fire breaks out at Buddhist temple in Singapore, resident from nearby elderly home taken to hospital

    5 days ago

    Fire breaks out at Buddhist temple in Singapore, resident from nearby elderly home taken to hospital

    SINGAPORE, Sept 19 — A fire broke out at a Buddhist temple in Admiralty last night, prompting the authorities to evacuate residents from a nearby elderly home. The Singapore...

  • Daily number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore hits new low of 11 — lowest since March 12

    5 days ago

    Daily number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore hits new low of 11 — lowest since March 12

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — Singapore has confirmed 11 new cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release today. This is the lowest number of daily cases since...

  • Most Singaporeans too reliant on cleaners, unwilling to pick up trash from the ground, study shows

    5 days ago

    Most Singaporeans too reliant on cleaners, unwilling to pick up trash from the ground, study shows

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — Singapore residents are “substantially” reliant on cleaning services, with just under half saying in a survey that they are prepared to lift a finger...

  • Singapore: 20-year-old pleads guilty to sharing obscene videos in sex-themed ‘SG Nasi Lemak’ chat group

    5 days ago

    Singapore: 20-year-old pleads guilty to sharing obscene videos in sex-themed ‘SG Nasi Lemak’ chat group

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — A 20-year-old man today became the first person to admit to his involvement in the now-defunct SG Nasi Lemak Telegram chat group, where obscene videos and...

  • Singapore SBS Transit clarifies that it did not pursue legal action against abusive commuters as only victims can do so

    5 days ago

    Singapore SBS Transit clarifies that it did not pursue legal action against abusive commuters as only victims can do so

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — SBS Transit clarified today that it is unable to pursue civil action against those who abuse its frontline staff as legally only a victim can do so. The...

  • Singapore Elections Department files police report against New Naratif website for breaching election advertising rules during GE2020

    5 days ago

    Singapore Elections Department files police report against New Naratif website for breaching election advertising rules during GE2020

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — A police report has been filed against socio-political website New Naratif for breaching election rules during the 2020 General Election. The Elections...

  • Midas touch: Singapore exchange touts gold to the masses

    5 days ago

    Midas touch: Singapore exchange touts gold to the masses

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — Fancy owning your own gold bars that you can admire and take selfies with?  With the coronavirus fuelling demand for safe-haven assets for investors to...

  • Singapore Elections Department files police report against website for breaching election advertising rules during GE2020

    5 days ago

    Singapore Elections Department files police report against website for breaching election advertising rules during GE2020

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — A police report has been filed against socio-political website New Naratif for breaching election rules during the 2020 General Election. The Elections...

  • Man in Singapore jailed 10 years for killing wife in Loyang condo over suspicions of cheating

    5 days ago

    Man in Singapore jailed 10 years for killing wife in Loyang condo over suspicions of cheating

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — Thinking that his wife of 28 years was having an affair, Krishnan Raju snapped one evening after listening to an audio file of her conversation with another...

  • Former Grab driver fined S$2,400 for posting photos of himself sniffing underwear from clothes racks

    5 days ago

    Former Grab driver fined S$2,400 for posting photos of himself sniffing underwear from clothes racks

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — When Lim Wei Ming came across a pair of shorts hanging on a clothes rack in Chua Chu Kang in 2018, he masturbated and took some photographs of the piece of...

  • Singapore apex court acquits Nigerian man of drug trafficking in rare reversal of its own decision

    6 days ago

    Singapore apex court acquits Nigerian man of drug trafficking in rare reversal of its own decision

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — In a rare move, the Court of Appeal yesterday reversed its own decision to convict a Nigerian man of a capital drug trafficking charge, almost a decade...

  • Company manager fined for locking three ‘troublemaker’ foreign workers in room during Singapore’s circuit breaker

    6 days ago

    Company manager fined for locking three ‘troublemaker’ foreign workers in room during Singapore’s circuit breaker

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — When three foreign workers staying in his company’s factory-converted dormitory kept defying the law, Shaun Pang Tong Heng decided to take matters into...

  • Man jailed for cheating S$700 from Singapore Foodpanda, GrabFood by taking food he sent to neighbours’ homes

    6 days ago

    Man jailed for cheating S$700 from Singapore Foodpanda, GrabFood by taking food he sent to neighbours’ homes

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — In a bid to fraudulently get free food, a 27-year-old unemployed man placed numerous orders with GrabFood and Foodpanda using his neighbours’ addresses....

  • Singapore Court of Appeal reserves judgement on TOC, SDP’s Pofma challenges

    6 days ago

    Singapore Court of Appeal reserves judgement on TOC, SDP’s Pofma challenges

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — The highest court of the land yesterday heard its first legal challenges to the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma), brought on...

  • Vital to frame issues in ‘considerate, accountable manner’, says Singapore WP’s Raeesah Khan after police warning for Facebook posts

    6 days ago

    Vital to frame issues in ‘considerate, accountable manner’, says Singapore WP’s Raeesah Khan after police warning for Facebook posts

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) Raeesah Khan said she had learned as an MP that she has the power to start difficult conversations and that...

  • Singapore-based medical firm creates a quicker, non-invasive Covid-19 test using saliva

    6 days ago

    Singapore-based medical firm creates a quicker, non-invasive Covid-19 test using saliva

    SINGAPORE, Sept 18 — A Singapore-based medical company has devised a quicker, less invasive test for detecting the Covid-19 coronavirus. Veredus Laboratories launched two new...

  • 18 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore — lowest daily figure in six months

    6 days ago

    18 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore — lowest daily figure in six months

    SINGAPORE, Sept 17 — Singapore has confirmed 18 new cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release today. This is the lowest number of daily new cases...

  • Five Singaporeans arrested for suspected drug offences, including passenger who fled from Canberra Street car chase

    6 days ago

    Five Singaporeans arrested for suspected drug offences, including passenger who fled from Canberra Street car chase

    SINGAPORE, Sept 17 — Five Singaporeans were arrested on Tuesday and yesterday for suspected drug offences, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a news release today. The...

  • Why is Singapore's Covid-19 death rate the world's lowest

    6 days ago

    Why is Singapore's Covid-19 death rate the world's lowest

    SINGAPORE, Sept 17 — Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with...

  • Singapore August exports up 7.7pc year-on-year, higher than forecasts

    6 days ago

    Singapore August exports up 7.7pc year-on-year, higher than forecasts

    SINGAPORE, Sept 17 — Singapore's August non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rose 7.7 per cent from a year earlier, beating forecasts, official data showed today, helped by items...

  • Police issues stern warning to Singapore opposition MP after probe into 2 Facebook posts

    1 week ago

    Police issues stern warning to Singapore opposition MP after probe into 2 Facebook posts

    SINGAPORE, Sept 17 — Police have issued a stern warning to Workers’ Party member of Parliament (MP) Raeesah Khan after completing their investigation into two of her social...

  • Less rain for Singapore in second half of September, temperature up to 34°C some days

    1 week ago

    Less rain for Singapore in second half of September, temperature up to 34°C some days

    SINGAPORE, Sept 17 — The weather for the second half of the month is expected to be less wet than the first fortnight “with a few warm days”, the Meteorological Service...

  • 10pc of Singaporean households don’t eat enough to stay healthy, some have just a meal daily, study shows

    1 week ago

    10pc of Singaporean households don’t eat enough to stay healthy, some have just a meal daily, study shows

    SINGAPORE, Sept 17 — At least once in the past year, one in 10 Singaporean households did not have or was unsure of having access to enough food that was nutritious. And at...

  • Singapore Democratic Party appeals against High Court decision on its Pofma case about job figures

    1 week ago

    Singapore Democratic Party appeals against High Court decision on its Pofma case about job figures

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has appealed a High Court’s decision to dismiss its previous appeal against correction directions issued to the party...

  • Fine for Singapore delivery rider who took off mask to punch man, but hit his pregnant wife by accident

    1 week ago

    Fine for Singapore delivery rider who took off mask to punch man, but hit his pregnant wife by accident

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — A 32-year-old delivery rider was fined S$4,000 today for accidentally striking a pregnant woman on her face during the circuit breaker, while throwing...

  • S$10,100 fine for Singapore man who kept four tarantulas in Punggol flat, imported eight others from Malaysia

    1 week ago

    S$10,100 fine for Singapore man who kept four tarantulas in Punggol flat, imported eight others from Malaysia

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — In a second such recent case, a 48-year-old Singaporean man was fined S$10,100 today for owning and importing a dozen tarantulas. Andrew Chan Joo Seong kept...

  • Singapore Law and Home Affairs Minister to deliver ministerial statement on Parti Liyani case

    1 week ago

    Singapore Law and Home Affairs Minister to deliver ministerial statement on Parti Liyani case

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam will deliver a ministerial statement in Parliament on the issues raised by the conviction and subsequent acquittal...

  • Ex-principal, teachers at Singapore tuition centre jailed over O-Level exam cheating scheme involving FaceTime, Bluetooth devices

    1 week ago

    Ex-principal, teachers at Singapore tuition centre jailed over O-Level exam cheating scheme involving FaceTime, Bluetooth devices

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — The principal and two teachers of a now-defunct tuition centre were jailed today for helping six students to cheat in their O-Level examinations in 2016....

  • Singapore NTU undergrad pleads guilty to taking 469 obscene videos of 335 women on and off campus

    1 week ago

    Singapore NTU undergrad pleads guilty to taking 469 obscene videos of 335 women on and off campus

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — A 26-year-old psychology undergraduate from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) filmed up women’s skirts and from under their tops for more than four...

  • Singapore Veterinary Service investigating case of kitten placed in freezer, washing machine

    1 week ago

    Singapore Veterinary Service investigating case of kitten placed in freezer, washing machine

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — Videos of a man who appears to have placed a kitten in various household appliances ranging from a freezer to a washing machine have made its rounds on...

  • Singapore WP’s Sylvia Lim files motion to debate issues raised by Parti Liyani’s case in Parliament

    1 week ago

    Singapore WP’s Sylvia Lim files motion to debate issues raised by Parti Liyani’s case in Parliament

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — Workers’ Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim has filed an adjournment motion in Parliament to debate issues raised by the conviction and subsequent acquittal...

  • Singapore SBS Transit bus captain assaulted by commuter who was not wearing mask

    1 week ago

    Singapore SBS Transit bus captain assaulted by commuter who was not wearing mask

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — An SBS Transit bus captain was assaulted by a male commuter who boarded the bus without a mask along Pasir Ris Drive 6 yesterday. In a Facebook post today,...

  • Covid-19: Singapore reports 27 new cases, tally 57,515

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Singapore reports 27 new cases, tally 57,515

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — Singapore has preliminarily confirmed 27 new cases of Covid-19 infection in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally for the republic to 57,515. “Based...