• 6 guidelines for parents to navigate the mysteries of social media
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    6 guidelines for parents to navigate the mysteries of social media

    It can be difficult for parents to figure out social media sometimes. You might be tempted to join all these new social media platforms to keep up with your child, but let’s be honest – you’re never going to use it again after signing up if your friends aren’t on it. First and foremost, parents should

  • St James Rupee club suspended and 11 people arrested over sexual services
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    St James Rupee club suspended and 11 people arrested over sexual services

    A club at St James Power Station has been suspended while nine women and two men have been arrested for suspected involvement in providing sexual services under new rules governing such outlets. The club’s Public Entertainment Licence was suspended on Friday (8 December) under the enhanced regulatory

  • Man who sexually assaulted male student after posing as woman jailed and caned
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    Man who sexually assaulted male student after posing as woman jailed and caned

    He was bored of using dating apps for gay men and decided to target heterosexual men through other apps.

  • Higher tuition fees for students entering polytechnics, ITE in 2018
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    Higher tuition fees for students entering polytechnics, ITE in 2018

    Students enrolling in local polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs) next year will have to pay higher tuition fees. The schools announced on Monday (11 December) that fees for students joining in the 2018 academic year will go up by between 3 per cent and about 7 per cent.

  • New Returning Officer from 1 Feb 2018
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    New Returning Officer from 1 Feb 2018

    Tan Meng Dui, Deputy Secretary (Development) for the Ministry of National Development, will be the Returning Officer for elections from 1 February 2018, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a media release on Monday (11 December).

  • Boys caught on video damaging rental bicycles
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    Boys caught on video damaging rental bicycles

    A boy was caught on video damaging the lock of a parked ofo shared rental bicycle and then riding away it. In the video circulating on social media, two boys are seen taking the bicycles from their designated parking space at what appears to be the void deck of a HDB block.

  • N-Level results to come out on Monday, 18 Dec
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    N-Level results to come out on Monday, 18 Dec

    Candidates who sat the 2017 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) Level Examinations will get their results on Monday 18 December, said the Ministry of Education in a statement on its website on 11 December. Candidates can collect their results

  • Let your little ones try their hand at operating construction equipment
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    Let your little ones try their hand at operating construction equipment

    Last weekend, when we went to OneKM Shopping Mall to watch one of the Christmas stage shows that we listed in a previous post (although most of these are now over, you might still consider some of these activities), we came across Diggersite, which is essentially a construction site and play area tailored

  • AVA investigating alleged dog abuse at Bukit Panjang pet boarding facility
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    AVA investigating alleged dog abuse at Bukit Panjang pet boarding facility

    The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is investigating after a woman alleged that her pet poodle was abused when it was left at a pet boarding facility in Bukit Panjang Plaza. In a Facebook post that has since been shared over 2,800 times, Elizabeth Ting said on Saturday (9 December

  • Largely smooth sailing on first full-day closure of 19 MRT stations
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    Largely smooth sailing on first full-day closure of 19 MRT stations

    Despite many commuters being caught unawares of the disrupted train services on Sunday (10 December), the first of two planned full-day closures of 19 MRT stations kicked off with few issues. At Jurong East MRT station, a heavily used intersection of the East-West and North-South Lines, a steady stream

  • 3 pedestrians injured as car crashes into shop at Marine Terrace
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    3 pedestrians injured as car crashes into shop at Marine Terrace

    According to the Singapore Police Force, the police were alerted to an accident involving a car and three pedestrians at Block 50A Marine Terrace. In video of the aftermath posted online, a white car with a dislodged front bumper is nestled among the debris of what appears to be florist. The police

  • Few problems despite 19 MRT stations closing early
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    Few problems despite 19 MRT stations closing early

    The first day of reduced service hours at 19 MRT stations on the North-South and East-West Lines went off with little drama on Friday evening (8 December), with bridging bus services filling the gap for thousands of commuters. At Outram Park and Jurong East stations, Yahoo News Singapore saw dozens

  • Khaw Boon Wan at 65: I feel like 70 after recent trains’ incidents
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    Khaw Boon Wan at 65: I feel like 70 after recent trains’ incidents

    Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan posted several photos to mark his 65th birthday on his Facebook page. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan turned 65 on Friday (8 December) but he restrained his celebratory mood amid recent high-profile setbacks faced by train operator SMRT. In a post on his Facebook page

  • Man, 41, charged with drink driving in Tanjong Pagar Road accident that injured 4
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    Man, 41, charged with drink driving in Tanjong Pagar Road accident that injured 4

    Car driver Lim Kwong Fei was charged in the State Courts on Friday (8 December) with drink driving along Tanjong Pagar Road on Thursday (7 December) in an accident that left four pedestrians injured. The car driver who allegedly caused an accident along Tanjong Pagar Road that left four pedestrians

  • Police investigating fight between 2 women at coffee shop
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    Police investigating fight between 2 women at coffee shop

    Two women are seen fighting in a coffee shop in a video circulating online. Two women had to be separated after a fight in a coffee shop where they used a chair and an umbrella against each other. A police spokesperson told Yahoo News Singapore that the police were alerted to a case of affray at 444

  • Suspected drink driving accident at Tanjong Pagar Road leaves 4 injured
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    Suspected drink driving accident at Tanjong Pagar Road leaves 4 injured

    An accident involving a car, a lorry and a taxi along Tanjong Pagar Road on Thursday evening (7 December) left four pedestrians injured, with a 41-year-old car driver arrested for suspected drink driving. Two witnesses told Yahoo News Singapore that a Mercedes car driven at high speed rammed into four

  • Two men admit to taking part in SkillsFuture claims scam
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    Two men admit to taking part in SkillsFuture claims scam

    Two men who cheated the Workforce Development agency (WDA) out of nearly $20,000 by submitting false SkillsFuture claims pleaded guilty to their charges on Thursday (7 December). The two are believed to be the first to be charged for defrauding the SkillsFuture scheme.

  • Man who attacked amputee and others gets 5 years’ corrective training
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    Man who attacked amputee and others gets 5 years’ corrective training

    He was a recalcitrant offender who attacked people without provocation, including punching and kicking an amputee who wore a prosthetic leg and using his walking stick to hit him.

  • Customs busts see 4 arrested, over 1,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes seized
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    Customs busts see 4 arrested, over 1,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes seized

    Four men were arrested and over 1,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized by Singapore Customs officers earlier this week.

  • Jerusalem's status should be decided by Israel-Palestinian negotiations: MFA
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    Jerusalem's status should be decided by Israel-Palestinian negotiations: MFA

    The status of Jerusalem is a "sensitive and complex issue" that should be decided "through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians", said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement on Thursday (7 December).

  • Man who broke into law firm's office with M Ravi jailed 4 weeks
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    Man who broke into law firm's office with M Ravi jailed 4 weeks

    A man who broke into the office of law firm Eugene Thuraisingam LLP along with non-practising lawyer M Ravi was sentenced to four weeks' jail at the State Courts on Thursday (7 December).

  • Former S-League player to have citizenship revoked over match-fixing
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    Former S-League player to have citizenship revoked over match-fixing

    Former S-League player Gaye Alassane's Singapore citizenship has been revoked over his involvement in an international match-fixing syndicate, said media reports on Thursday (7 December). A Ministry of Home Affairs new release a 43-year-old man of African origin was served with a Notice of Proposed

  • Man who filmed men in public toilets sentenced to 10 weeks' jail, $4,000 fine
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    Man who filmed men in public toilets sentenced to 10 weeks' jail, $4,000 fine

    A man who filmed obscene videos of males in public toilets in shopping malls along Orchard Road was jailed 10 weeks and fined $4,000 on Wednesday (6 December). Colin Teo Han Jern, 27, had pleaded guilty to five counts of making an obscene film, four counts of being a public nuisance and one count of

  • Joint patrols highlight police K-9 Unit's role in threat detection
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    Joint patrols highlight police K-9 Unit's role in threat detection

    If you haven’t already seen them, the officers from the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) K-9 Unit and Public Transport Security Command (TransCom) will be conducting more patrols at MRT and bus stations during this festive period.

  • How to set SMART goals for your children to accomplish in 2018
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    How to set SMART goals for your children to accomplish in 2018

    If you’ve ever been a full-time employee, then you’ll definitely have heard of the SMART framework for setting goals. As cheesy as it might sound, there is some value in using this acronym to set goals – for children. Use it as a gentle guide rather than rock-solid rules, and it’ll give your child