Video screen shot of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on his Facebook page giving a preview of what he will address at the National Day Rally on 19 August 2018. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday (17 August) that he will address issues that are “on people’s minds” at the National
For the first time since 2015, the National Day Parade (NDP) will be held at the Padang in 2019, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.
About 60 Santa Cruz Ground-Doves have been shipped from Solomon Islands to Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park to form an assurance colony with the hope of repopulating their homeland.These were among a 112 doves rescued from poachers. The transfer to Singapore has become the last hope for the doves after a
Benson Goh Wee Ming, a Singaporean private cab driver, formed the plan after a female prostitute he had engaged told him that there were always prostitutes looking to rent units for lodging and their work. Police investigations revealed that in March last year, while engaging a Chinese national prostitute
A maid who physically abused a 9-year-old special needs girl by pinching her on the arm and upper lip was jailed eight months on Friday (17 August). Atika, a 25-year-old Indonesian maid, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to two counts of ill-treating a child under her care. According to court documents
The Singapore Police Force recently warned that operating ‘mystery box’ vending machines is illegal, because they are considered a form of public lottery.
A 23-year-old woman has been arrested for cheating through the sale of tickets of the National Day Parade and a concert by Singaporean pop star JJ Lin.
Changi Airport Group chairman Liew Mun Leong, who has accused his maid of stealing his family’s belongings, had previously misplaced some items and blamed the Indonesian, said the defence lawyer on Thursday (16 August). Liew, 72, who was taking the stand in the trial of Parti Liyani, alleged that the
A team of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists has come up with a "100 per cent natural" preservative that is purported to be healthier and more effective than its artificial counterparts.
Members of the public are advised not to purchase or consume two slimming products as they contain a banned substance which poses serious health risks, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in an advisory on Thursday (16 August).
If you experience vertigo, the sensation that you or your surroundings are moving and spinning, you may have a problem with the part of your inner ear that maintains balance.
A total of 10 childcare centres and kindergartens have been identified as active hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) clusters, up from eight last Friday (10 Aug). In an update on its website on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) listed eight childcare centres with active HFMD clusters: Skool4Kidz
While they are a common sight in shopping malls such as NEX, Bugis Junction and White Sands, police are warning that operating vending machines which dispense random mystery prizes upon receipt of cash payments is illegal.
What makes a city “liveable”, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)? Singapore, which ranked ahead of Hong Kong last year, declined in 2018 to once again fall behind its Asian rival. Hong Kong rose up the ranking in 2018 to surpass Singapore, rising to 35th – up from 45th in 2017.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) warned Ryde Technologies on Wednesday (15 August) that the local start-up’s proposed courier service would violate rules banning public service vehicles such as private hire cars for the purpose.
Come 3 September, local start-up Ryde Technologies will offer RydeSEND, an all-day on-demand courier service that promises to deliver small items – such as documents, parcels, or even packed meals – within 60 minutes. “We are excited to innovate and expand our services beyond transport to courier services
The annual National Day Rally is a chance for the Prime Minister to address Singaporeans and make announcements about the pressing issues of the day.
Minister Khaw Boon Wan (left) wishing SMRT CEO Neo Kian Hong all the best. Incoming SMRT chief executive officer (CEO) Neo Kian Hong recently told the media that he has sold his car, and he will rely on public transport instead. Given his role as the head of a public transport operator, this makes
A man who molested the 36-year-old intellectually disabled daughter of an acquaintance was sentenced to 22 months' jail and fined $1,000 on Tuesday (14 August) in the State Courts.
Singapore is ranked as the 37th most liveable city in the world as Hong Kong overtook the Republic in the 2018 Global Liveability Survey. Last year, Singapore rose to its highest ever ranking at 35th in the annual survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). With an overall rating of
A 73-year-old Ferrari driver who has repeatedly landed in legal trouble over road rage incidents was back in court on Tuesday (14 August).
The price of water is of perennial concern to Singapore’s residents. Soon after Pakatan Harapan won the Malaysian general election in May 2018, hints began dropping that Malaysia would renegotiate the price of water it sells to Singapore, the deal to which dates back to 1962. Singapore responded to
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) seized 18 personal mobility devices (PMDs) and two power-assisted bicycles (PABs) during an islandwide sting operation on retailers of such devices.