Singapore

  • National University of Singapore College appoints Simon Chesterman as first dean

    2 weeks ago

    National University of Singapore College appoints Simon Chesterman as first dean

    SINGAPORE, Jan 4 — The newly renamed National University of Singapore (NUS) College, formed from the merger of Yale-NUS College and NUS’ University Scholars Programme, will be...

  • Singapore economy rebounds from virus-induced recession

    2 weeks ago

    Singapore economy rebounds from virus-induced recession

    SINGAPORE, Jan 3 — Singapore’s economy grew 7.2 per cent last year, rebounding from its worst recession since independence sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, government data...

  • Crowd at New Year’s Eve gathering at Singapore's Clarke Quay swelled to hundreds and became 'too big to control', say eyewitnesses

    2 weeks ago

    Crowd at New Year’s Eve gathering at Singapore's Clarke Quay swelled to hundreds and became 'too big to control', say eyewitnesses

    SINGAPORE, Jan 3 — The New Year’s Eve gathering at Clarke Quay on December 31 involved crowds that swelled to the hundreds and became “too big to control”, according to...

  • Covid-19: Singapore authorities looking into 'potential superspreading event' at Clarke Quay following impromptu New Year countdown

    2 weeks ago

    Covid-19: Singapore authorities looking into 'potential superspreading event' at Clarke Quay following impromptu New Year countdown

    SINGAPORE, Jan 3 — The authorities are looking into a New Year’s Eve gathering at Clarke Quay — said to be an impromptu celebration — which involved some “blatant...

  • Work events of up to 1,000 participants to be allowed with masks on, no food and drinks: MTI, MOM

    3 weeks ago

    Work events of up to 1,000 participants to be allowed with masks on, no food and drinks: MTI, MOM

    SINGAPORE, Jan 1 — From Monday (January 3), companies will be allowed to hold work-related events of up to 1,000 participants, as long as they notify the authorities and adhere...

  • ‘Part of my identity’: This gynaecologist has run almost every day for the past 17 years

    3 weeks ago

    ‘Part of my identity’: This gynaecologist has run almost every day for the past 17 years

    SINGAPORE, Jan 1 — Dr John Tee started running 17 years ago as a way to keep healthy and fit, but what he did not plan to do was to end up running almost every single day after...

  • Long waits at counters as some Singaporeans rush to redeem SingapoRediscovers Vouchers by Dec 31 deadline

    3 weeks ago

    Long waits at counters as some Singaporeans rush to redeem SingapoRediscovers Vouchers by Dec 31 deadline

    SINGAPORE, Jan 1 — If it were not for her 91-year-old mother, Tan and her sister would not have known that yesterday (December 31) was the deadline to redeem their...

  • Govt has to 'start moving' on GST increase in Budget 2022, as economy emerges from Covid-19, says Singapore PM Lee

    3 weeks ago

    Govt has to 'start moving' on GST increase in Budget 2022, as economy emerges from Covid-19, says Singapore PM Lee

    SINGAPORE, Jan 1 — With Singapore's economy emerging from the Covid-19 crisis, the government has to “start moving” on the planned increase in the Goods and Services Tax...

  • Singapore: Over 7,000 diners advised to return dirty dishes at coffee shops, food courts during 2-month advisory period

    3 weeks ago

    Singapore: Over 7,000 diners advised to return dirty dishes at coffee shops, food courts during 2-month advisory period

    SINGAPORE, Dec 30 — More than 7,000 people were advised to clear their used dishes and trays at coffee shops and food courts across the island during November and December this...

  • Finance minister to deliver Singapore’s Budget 2022 on Feb 18

    3 weeks ago

    Finance minister to deliver Singapore’s Budget 2022 on Feb 18

    SINGAPORE, Dec 30 — Finance Minister Lawrence Wong will deliver Singapore's 2022 Budget statement in Parliament on February 18 next year, a Friday. The Ministry of Finance (MoF)...

  • More than half of Primary 4-6 students have booked Covid-19 vaccination appointments, says Singapore’s education minister

    3 weeks ago

    More than half of Primary 4-6 students have booked Covid-19 vaccination appointments, says Singapore’s education minister

    SINGAPORE, Dec 29 — More than half of Primary 4 to 6 students who have been invited to take their Covid-19 vaccinations have booked their appointments, and several thousand have...

  • 'I dread my flights': Some Singapore Airlines, Scoot air crew feel toll of movement restrictions they face while overseas

    3 weeks ago

    'I dread my flights': Some Singapore Airlines, Scoot air crew feel toll of movement restrictions they face while overseas

    SINGAPORE, Dec 28 — For one Singapore Airlines (SIA) crew member who has always loved the regular flying involved in her job, the thought of being cooped up within four walls...

  • About 52,000 employees in Singapore remain unvaccinated against Covid-19, says Ministry of Manpower

    3 weeks ago

    About 52,000 employees in Singapore remain unvaccinated against Covid-19, says Ministry of Manpower

    SINGAPORE, Dec 28 — About 52,000 employees in Singapore’s workforce have not received any vaccine dose, with around 6,700 aged 60 and older, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)...

  • ‘Fast and painless’: In Singapore, Covid-19 vaccination drive kicks off for children aged 9 to 11

    3 weeks ago

    ‘Fast and painless’: In Singapore, Covid-19 vaccination drive kicks off for children aged 9 to 11

    SINGAPORE, Dec 27 — When Sukhvinder Singh, 45, got a text message last week saying that his 11-year-old daughter was eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, he booked an...

  • Singapore Gen Y Speaks: What my childhood hero Steve Irwin taught me

    3 weeks ago

    Singapore Gen Y Speaks: What my childhood hero Steve Irwin taught me

    SINGAPORE, Dec 26 — Born in the 1990s, I grew up watching Steve Irwin, known as the Crocodile Hunter, every week on television and saw him as a hero for wildlife conservation....

  • Cluster of 10 Omicron cases traced to River Valley bar; Singapore reports 448 confirmed infections so far

    3 weeks ago

    Cluster of 10 Omicron cases traced to River Valley bar; Singapore reports 448 confirmed infections so far

    SINGAPORE, Dec 26 — A cluster of 10 Covid-19 Omicron cases has been detected at a bar at River Valley Road, with the spread traced to an American traveller who arrived in...

  • ‘A special friend’: Couple self-publish book on relationship between their daughter and maid

    4 weeks ago

    ‘A special friend’: Couple self-publish book on relationship between their daughter and maid

    SINGAPORE, Dec 25 — When Mrs Christina Southgate had her first child in Singapore in 2016, the Australian national who hails from Adelaide realised that she had access to...

  • More Singapore younger adults planning end-of-life care during Covid-19 crisis

    4 weeks ago

    More Singapore younger adults planning end-of-life care during Covid-19 crisis

    SINGAPORE, Dec 25 — Talking about and planning for one’s end-of-life care can be difficult, especially when death is still very much a taboo topic among many people in an...

  • Singapore: Gag order on voyeur would have ‘re-victimised’ his victims, says Chief Justice

    4 weeks ago

    Singapore: Gag order on voyeur would have ‘re-victimised’ his victims, says Chief Justice

    SINGAPORE, Dec 24 — A continued gag order on the identity of 23-year-old voyeur Colin Chua Yi Jin could have added to his victims' trauma and hampered their recovery, given that...

  • Youth charged with knife attack along Singapore’s Buangkok Crescent

    4 weeks ago

    Youth charged with knife attack along Singapore’s Buangkok Crescent

    SINGAPORE, Dec 24 — A 24-year-old man was charged on Friday (Dec 24) with being involved in the slashing of another man with a knife along Buangkok Crescent at about 4am on...

  • Covid-19 vaccination: Over a third of invited children aged 9 to 11 took up slots, says Singapore MOE

    4 weeks ago

    Covid-19 vaccination: Over a third of invited children aged 9 to 11 took up slots, says Singapore MOE

    SINGAPORE, Dec 24 — More than one in three students aged nine to 11 in Singapore have been registered to receive a Covid-19 vaccine as of 7pm on Thursday (Dec 23), with all...

  • Singapore Privileges committee hearing: WP’s Dennis Tan asks expert if Raeesah Khan’s sexual assault trauma led her to lie (VIDEO)

    4 weeks ago

    Singapore Privileges committee hearing: WP’s Dennis Tan asks expert if Raeesah Khan’s sexual assault trauma led her to lie (VIDEO)

    SINGAPORE, Dec 23 — The question of whether Raeesah Khan was prone to lying owing to the trauma of her sexual assault took centre stage before Parliament’s privileges...

  • Covid-19: 16 people fined for attending 20-person birthday party in Singapore’s Hougang flat

    4 weeks ago

    Covid-19: 16 people fined for attending 20-person birthday party in Singapore’s Hougang flat

    SINGAPORE, Dec 23 — Fifteen women and a man were fined between S$3,000 (RM9,268) and S$4,000 yesterday (December 22) for breaching Covid-19 rules by attending a 20-person...

  • In Singapore, seven F&B outlets ordered to close, two others fined for breaching Covid-19 rules

    4 weeks ago

    In Singapore, seven F&B outlets ordered to close, two others fined for breaching Covid-19 rules

    SINGAPORE, Dec 23 — Seven food-and-beverage (F&B) outlets were ordered to shut and two others were fined for breaching various Covid-19 regulations after more enforcement...

  • In Singapore, slow business at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre after suspected Omicron cluster detected at the mall

    1 month ago

    In Singapore, slow business at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre after suspected Omicron cluster detected at the mall

    SINGAPORE, Dec 22 — Retailers at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre reported slower business yesterday (December 21), the day after the Ministry of Health (MoH) identified a suspected...

  • Covid-19: First shipment of vaccine to arrive on Dec 22 for kids aged 5-11 in Singapore, jabs to start Dec 27

    1 month ago

    Covid-19: First shipment of vaccine to arrive on Dec 22 for kids aged 5-11 in Singapore, jabs to start Dec 27

    SINGAPORE, Dec 21 — The national Covid-19 vaccination programme for children between the ages of five and 11 will begin next Monday (December 27), with bookings opening from...

  • Singapore HSA: Adverse events of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine booster jabs similar to those of first two doses

    1 month ago

    Singapore HSA: Adverse events of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine booster jabs similar to those of first two doses

    SINGAPORE, Dec 21 — The adverse events from messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine boosters are similar to those from the first and second doses of the vaccines, with no...

  • Singapore MoH finds suspected Omicron cluster linked to Anytime Fitness gym at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre

    1 month ago

    Singapore MoH finds suspected Omicron cluster linked to Anytime Fitness gym at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre

    SINGAPORE, Dec 21 — The Ministry of Health (MoH)bhas detected a Covid-19 cluster of Omicron cases here, with three cases linked to the Anytime Fitness gym located at Bukit Timah...

  • Singapore: Man to be charged for Instagram posts that made threats against a religious community

    1 month ago

    Singapore: Man to be charged for Instagram posts that made threats against a religious community

    SINGAPORE, Dec 20 — A 21-year-old man will be charged with posting Instagram stories with the deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of other individuals, the police...

  • Singapore woman nearly loses S$500,000 in High Court impersonation scam, say police

    1 month ago

    Singapore woman nearly loses S$500,000 in High Court impersonation scam, say police

    SINGAPORE, Dec 17 — A 59-year-old woman nearly lost S$500,000 after she was tricked into providing her personal particulars and internet banking credentials by someone who...

  • Singapore: Jail for couple who hired domestic worker and hid her from police while under ban for previous abuse

    1 month ago

    Singapore: Jail for couple who hired domestic worker and hid her from police while under ban for previous abuse

    SINGAPORE, Dec 17 — Even though his household had been banned from hiring foreign domestic workers after his wife abused their previous one, Syed Mohamed Peeran Syed Ameer Hamza...

  • Foreigner jailed, fined for bribing Singapore immigration officer with sex and cash to get special pass

    1 month ago

    Foreigner jailed, fined for bribing Singapore immigration officer with sex and cash to get special pass

    SINGAPORE — A 38-year-old woman who overstayed in Singapore was today jailed 25 weeks and fined S$8,000 for bribing an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer to...

  • Singapore: 17-year-old admits posting screenshots from upskirt videos his schoolmates took of their teacher

    1 month ago

    Singapore: 17-year-old admits posting screenshots from upskirt videos his schoolmates took of their teacher

    SINGAPORE, Dec 17 — Angry with his teacher for not showing as much care to him in Secondary 3 compared to when he was in Sec 1, a teenager uploaded multiple screenshots from...