Singapore

  • 117 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 42 unlinked infections and 26 new ones in Jurong Fishery Port cluster

    5 days ago

    117 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 42 unlinked infections and 26 new ones in Jurong Fishery Port cluster

    SINGAPORE, July 31 — Singapore today (July 31) recorded 117 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, including 42 that are not linked to earlier infections. Another 26 cases...

  • Tighter border measures for travellers from Australia and China’s Jiangsu province after rise in Covid-19 cases

    5 days ago

    Tighter border measures for travellers from Australia and China’s Jiangsu province after rise in Covid-19 cases

    SINGAPORE, July 31 — Singapore today (July 31) announced tighter border measures for travellers with a travel history to Australia and China's Jiangsu province after a spike in...

  • No opaque doors or access to private rooms among tougher rules for converted KTVs wishing to resume operations

    5 days ago

    No opaque doors or access to private rooms among tougher rules for converted KTVs wishing to resume operations

    SINGAPORE, July 31 — Before they are allowed to resume operations, nightlife operators that converted to food-and-beverage (F&B) operations must ensure their interiors are...

  • Covid-19:131 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore, including 52 unlinked infections and 28 new ones in Jurong Fishery Port cluster

    6 days ago

    Covid-19:131 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore, including 52 unlinked infections and 28 new ones in Jurong Fishery Port cluster

    SINGAPORE, July 30 — Singapore today recorded 131 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, including 52 that were not linked to earlier detected infections. Another 28 cases were...

  • Woman in Singapore charged with climbing up to another hotel room balcony while on stay-home notice

    6 days ago

    Woman in Singapore charged with climbing up to another hotel room balcony while on stay-home notice

    SINGAPORE, July 30 — A 39-year-old woman was charged in court on Friday (July 30) with breaching Covid-19 laws by twice leaving her Sentosa hotel room without a face mask when...

  • Total employment falls by 15,700 in Q2, driven by departure of non-resident workers, says Singapore’s MOM

    6 days ago

    Total employment falls by 15,700 in Q2, driven by departure of non-resident workers, says Singapore’s MOM

    SINGAPORE, July 30 一 Total employment in Singapore fell by 15,700 in the second quarter of this year, as various sectors were affected by tightened restrictions when Singapore...

  • Covid-19: Four people who have but no symptoms visited four Catholic churches, contact-tracing with MOH ongoing

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Four people who have but no symptoms visited four Catholic churches, contact-tracing with MOH ongoing

    SINGAPORE, July 29 — Four people infected by the coronavirus had gone to four Catholic churches last week, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore said in a statement today,...

  • Covid-19: 129 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore, including 50 unlinked ones and 30 others in Jurong Fishery Port cluster

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: 129 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore, including 50 unlinked ones and 30 others in Jurong Fishery Port cluster

    SINGAPORE, July 29 — Singapore today recorded 129 new locally transmitted Covid-19 infections, 30 of which were traced to the cluster at Jurong Fishery Port. The Jurong Fishery...

  • Gag order lifted on identity of Singaporean undergrad voyeur from top UK uni, defence appeals

    1 week ago

    Gag order lifted on identity of Singaporean undergrad voyeur from top UK uni, defence appeals

    SINGAPORE, July 29 — A district judge on Thursday (July 29) lifted a gag order imposed on the identity of a 23-year-old Singaporean undergraduate from a top British university,...

  • Singapore’s MHA slams Nikkei Asia’s opinion piece on KTV lounges for being ‘full of inaccuracies’

    1 week ago

    Singapore’s MHA slams Nikkei Asia’s opinion piece on KTV lounges for being ‘full of inaccuracies’

    SINGAPORE, July 29 — The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has slammed an opinion piece that was published in Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei Asia, saying it was “full of...

  • For society to mature, Singaporeans shouldn’t rely too much on Government to solve problems, says MAS chief

    1 week ago

    For society to mature, Singaporeans shouldn’t rely too much on Government to solve problems, says MAS chief

    SINGAPORE, July 29 — Having a good government is Singapore’s greatest strength but also its greatest vulnerability, because it is a single point of failure, the country’s...

  • ‘Please help our friend’: Classmates of River Valley High alleged killer urged Singapore education minister to care for him

    1 week ago

    ‘Please help our friend’: Classmates of River Valley High alleged killer urged Singapore education minister to care for him

    SINGAPORE, July 28 一 Singapore Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said students and staff members of River Valley High School displayed solidarity, grace and compassion,...

  • Covid-19: Suicide rate among 10-19 age group in Singapore jumps 37.5pc in 2020 year-on-year, says minister

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Suicide rate among 10-19 age group in Singapore jumps 37.5pc in 2020 year-on-year, says minister

    SINGAPORE, July 28 — The incidence of suicide among young people aged 10 to 19 jumped 37.5 per cent in 2020 from 2019 as part of an overall increase in people here taking their...

  • Man jailed five weeks in Singapore for making racist remarks at cashier, choking a nurse

    1 week ago

    Man jailed five weeks in Singapore for making racist remarks at cashier, choking a nurse

    SINGAPORE, July 28 — While being investigated for verbally abusing a cashier with racist comments related to Covid-19, Periyanayagam Appavoo hurled similar remarks at a Sengkang...

  • Four-day work week would help workers live fuller lives, says Singapore MP Louis Chua

    1 week ago

    Four-day work week would help workers live fuller lives, says Singapore MP Louis Chua

    SINGAPORE, July 28 — Workers’ Party Member of Parliament Louis Chua has called for a four-day work week in light of how Covid-19 has led to a “seismic shift in the workforce...

  • Arrest warrant issued for HIV-positive Singaporean man charged with having sex with 14-year-old girl

    1 week ago

    Arrest warrant issued for HIV-positive Singaporean man charged with having sex with 14-year-old girl

    SINGAPORE, July 28 — A district judge issued a warrant of arrest for a 41-year-old man yesterday, after he did not turn up for a scheduled court hearing over allegations that he...

  • Covid-19: 136 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore, including 36 linked to Jurong Fishery Port cluster; 2 traced to KTV clubs

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: 136 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore, including 36 linked to Jurong Fishery Port cluster; 2 traced to KTV clubs

    SINGAPORE, July 27 — Singapore today recorded 136 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, 36 of which were traced to the cluster at Jurong Fishery Port and another two to...

  • Singapore high school death: 16-year-old suspect asked two groups of students to call police after alleged murder

    1 week ago

    Singapore high school death: 16-year-old suspect asked two groups of students to call police after alleged murder

    SINGAPORE, July 27 — A 16-year-old student of River Valley High School charged with murdering a 13-year-old schoolmate last week had asked two groups of students to call the...

  • Singapore education minister: River Valley High School staff, students given immediate psychological support, referred to professional help where needed

    1 week ago

    Singapore education minister: River Valley High School staff, students given immediate psychological support, referred to professional help where needed

    SINGAPORE, July 27 — After a suspected murder at River Valley High School that shook the nation last week, the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) priority was to provide...

  • Singapore in ‘most peculiar period’ of transition but don’t underestimate progress in Covid-19 fight, says health minister

    1 week ago

    Singapore in ‘most peculiar period’ of transition but don’t underestimate progress in Covid-19 fight, says health minister

    SINGAPORE, July 27 — While Singapore is in a “most peculiar period” in its transition towards living with Covid-19, and this has inadvertently caused public confusion given...

  • Singapore health minister says not yet time to consider making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory

    1 week ago

    Singapore health minister says not yet time to consider making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory

    SINGAPORE, July 27 — It is not yet time for the Singapore government to think about making Covid-19 jabs mandatory as they are being rolled out under emergency authorisation,...

  • Singapore teen dies after basketball backboard structure falls on him in Bedok

    1 week ago

    Singapore teen dies after basketball backboard structure falls on him in Bedok

    SINGAPORE, July 27 — A 17-year-old boy has died after a basketball backboard structure collapsed and fell on him yesterday evening. The police said today that they received...

  • Evidence ‘doesn’t suggest’ Covid-19 virus jumped from KTVs to Jurong Fishery Port, says Singapore minister

    1 week ago

    Evidence ‘doesn’t suggest’ Covid-19 virus jumped from KTVs to Jurong Fishery Port, says Singapore minister

    SINGAPORE, July 27 — Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam has dispelled the notion that the Covid-19 virus had spread from karaoke, or KTV, lounges to the Jurong...

  • Jurong Fishery Port workers mingling and not wearing masks believed to have caused Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore

    1 week ago

    Jurong Fishery Port workers mingling and not wearing masks believed to have caused Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore

    SINGAPORE, July 27 — Fishmongers who did not wear masks while performing laborious tasks or taking breaks could have resulted in the flare-up of cases at Singapore’s main...

  • Singapore govt will extend concessions to people vaccinated with Sinovac if evidence justifies it, says minister

    1 week ago

    Singapore govt will extend concessions to people vaccinated with Sinovac if evidence justifies it, says minister

    SINGAPORE, July 26 — Concessions on safe management measures will be given to people who have received the Sinovac vaccine, or any other vaccines, if the evidence justifies it,...

  • Singapore expects 80pc of population to be fully vaccinated by early-Sept

    1 week ago

    Singapore expects 80pc of population to be fully vaccinated by early-Sept

    SINGAPORE, July 26 – Singapore expects to vaccinate about 80 per cent of its population with two doses of Covid-19 vaccine by early-September, according to Minister for Finance...

  • Singapore: Boyfriend/girlfriend category under Familial Ties Lane removed because it was being abused, says minister

    1 week ago

    Singapore: Boyfriend/girlfriend category under Familial Ties Lane removed because it was being abused, says minister

    SINGAPORE, July 26 — The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) quickly removed a provision that allowed boyfriends or girlfriends of Singapore citizens and permanent...

  • Singapore: Jail for drug offender who tossed infant daughter at policeman to escape arrest, assaulted wife

    1 week ago

    Singapore: Jail for drug offender who tossed infant daughter at policeman to escape arrest, assaulted wife

    SINGAPORE, July 26 — While reporting a traffic accident at a police post, a man wanted by the authorities for evading urine drug tests decided to flee because he suspected that...

  • All households in Singapore to receive Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits, says minister

    1 week ago

    All households in Singapore to receive Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits, says minister

    SINGAPORE, July 26 — All households here will receive Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits that people may use on themselves at home. Lawrence Wong, co-chair of the Government’s...

  • Singapore: Demand for new flats in mature estates likely to remain strong, spill over to resale market, say experts

    1 week ago

    Singapore: Demand for new flats in mature estates likely to remain strong, spill over to resale market, say experts

    SINGAPORE, July 26 — Demand for new public housing flats in mature estates is likely to remain strong, which could lead to the prices of resale units in these areas trending...

  • Singapore Armed Forces regular raped friend and molested another, preyed on 10-year-old girl he met on Tinder

    1 week ago

    Singapore Armed Forces regular raped friend and molested another, preyed on 10-year-old girl he met on Tinder

    SINGAPORE, July 26 — He raped his longtime friend in his bedroom while she was unconscious from a night of drinking, passing a sexually transmitted disease to her as well. Three...

  • Jail, fine for man in Singapore who tested positive for Covid-19 after meeting friends during circuit breaker

    1 week ago

    Jail, fine for man in Singapore who tested positive for Covid-19 after meeting friends during circuit breaker

    SINGAPORE, July 26 — After repeatedly meeting his friends to smoke in Woodlands during the circuit breaker period last year, Leon Chua Yi Yan developed acute respiratory...

  • Singapore reports 117 new local Covid-19 cases, says health ministry

    1 week ago

    Singapore reports 117 new local Covid-19 cases, says health ministry

    SINGAPORE, July 25 — Singapore's health ministry reported 117 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases today, slightly lower than the 127 cases reported the previous day. —...