MMA fans, watch out: Tickets for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) live event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium will go on sale from 10am on 7 April.
E-commerce giant Amazon has delayed its much anticipated launch in Singapore, as the groundwork required to set up its business here has taken longer than anticipated, according to a media report. Citing two sources with knowledge of the plans, TechCrunch reported on Thursday (23 March) that Amazon
Exhibition matches like this will be a feature of LaLiga’s efforts to raise its popularity in the region. Spain’s top football league, LaLiga, took another step towards growing its popularity in South-east Asia by announcing the opening of an outpost in Singapore. At the launch event on Thursday (23
A member of the public being treated by emergency services near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on 22 March 2017 in London. The London terror attack on Wednesday (22 March) was “cruel and calculated”, and clearly aimed at striking at the heart of British democracy and the British way
Mathematics can seem daunting to both students and parents, especially at the upper primary levels. Hence, the right attitude towards Maths makes a huge difference when it comes to tackling PSLE Maths. Make Maths enjoyable for your child, and you’ll see them develop a genuine interest in the subject
Hong Kong customs is expected to press charges against shipping company APL and the captain of the container ship that transported nine Terrex military vehicles belonging to the Singapore Armed Forces into the Chinese city in November, according to a media report on Wednesday (22 March). APL is likely
Yahoo Singapore’s Special Correspondents recently spent three weeks staking out a gambling den located at Geylang after receiving a tip-off about the alleged illegal activities. A van belonging to a security services provider drove by Lorong 16 Geylang towards the main road on an evening in early March
According to doctors, there is evidence that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is on the rise in Singapore. IBS is a chronic gastro-intestinal disorder with symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating, which affects a significant proportion of the population. “Research suggests that the prevalence of
About 50 3G phones were distributed to foreign workers by TWC2 on Tuesday (21 March) evening. Rashid Mamunur, 33, calls his family in Bangladesh for a few minutes on his 2G mobile phone every day. Sitting in the New Shapla Restaurant in Desker Road, a regular haunt for South Asian workers, he told
At least $304,000 has been lost in credit-for-sex scams in 2017, and at least 53 such cases were reported to the police in the first 16 days of March alone, according to a police statement. In such scams, culprits befriend male victims through social media platforms such as WeChat, Locanto and OkCupid
Winston Lee (third from left) has been the FAS secretary general since 2008. If there is one man who should be biting his nails over which way the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) election results will go, it is the football body’s secretary general, Winston Lee.
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has imposed a $7,000 fine on SPH Radio for racially insensitive comments made by the free-to-air broadcaster’s Kiss 92 deejays during a programme. On 11 January 2017, the DJs were discussing about a study by SingHealth Polyclinics, which found that six
A fire broke out at a waste management company at Tanjong Kling Road on 21 March 2017. A fire has been put out at a waste management plant in the Jurong area. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said on its Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon (21 March) that it was alerted to the fire at about 12.15pm
A total of 116 people have been arrested for various offences in relation to vice, gambling and illegal employment, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF).
A man who took the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) on behalf of 72 operationally ready National Servicemen (NSmen) has been jailed for 18 months. Salesman Lim Chun Chyi, who committed the offences between 2011 and 2014, pleaded guilty to 20 of 93 charges on Monday (20 March). According
When we first became parents four years ago, one of our first purchases after Barnacles was born was a stroller. While we expected that babies would need time to get used to anything new, Barnacles somehow harboured a dislike for strollers, refusing to sit in one for any more than 15 minutes until he
A 32-year-old man has been arrested for driving against the flow of traffic while making a U-turn at the entrance of Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) on Friday (17 March). Traffic Police said in a statement that a trailer truck had driven dangerously along East Coast Parkway (ECP) towards MCE (Ayer Rajah
SIM University (UniSIM) has been renamed the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), as it becomes Singapore’s sixth Autonomous University (AU).
A number of fake Facebook pages masquerading as those of People’s Action Party (PAP) MPs have been found. According to PAP executive director Alex Yam, who highlighted the issue in a Facebook post on Friday (17 March), 11 such “spoof” accounts had been taken down.
While Singapore does not claim to be an example for others, it does ask to be allowed to work out a system that is best for itself, said Singapore’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Foo Chi Hsia in a letter to The Economist magazine. Foo was responding to an Economist article on March 9 entitled
The Public Transport Council (PTC) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) have approved proposals from taxi companies and ride-hailing app Grab to implement surge pricing in the form of flat fares for trips booked via mobile applications. In a joint media statement, PTC and LTA said: “The companies
A former SMRT bus driver was jailed 10 weeks for failing to keep a proper lookout while driving and running over an elderly pedestrian. Mokhtar Bahrom was making a right turn at a cross junction in Woodlands when the bus he was driving hit Choo Tian Hwa, 80, according to a report by The Straits Times
The Singapore passport ranks 4th in the world for the number of countries granting it visa-free entry. This was revealed in the 2017 Visa Restrictions Index, an annual travel freedom ranking published by the global residence and citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners. Having the passport allows
This led Lee Yang Boo, a 55-year-old Singaporean, to quarrel with Praphutta Sukanya in their rented flat and his death after his 43-year-old lover stomped on his head. Reading from the statement of facts, Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamed Faizal said that the couple were cohabiting in a rented flat in