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A 24-hour food centre in Bishan has to stop operations for one day due to rat infestation and improper handling of refuse.
KLUANG: Singapore has every right to impose the Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) on foreign-registered vehicles, said Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. "We cannot tell Singapore not to impose the road charge, as it is the right of the Singapore government. "There are two types
The police were alerted to the theft at two petrol stations in the western part of Singapore between 13 and 14 January. Yahoo Singapore understands that the suspect had driven off from the petrol stations without making payment after pumping petrol into his vehicle, which had a modified number plate
JOHOR BARU: Johor Umno Youth is opposed to the Singapore government's move to impose a Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) on foreign-registered vehicles effective Feb 15. Its head, Hahasrin Hashim, said Malaysians who live in Johor Baru and work in Singapore currently pay RM145.08 a day. With the additional
A man from Singapore has died after an accidental shooting at a California gun range on Saturday (14 Jan), US media reports said. The shooting has been deemed accidental by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the incident. According to a coroner’s report on the Sheriff
Four men were jailed between one-and-a-half and four-and-a-half years on Monday (16 January) for their part in a fatal attack at Circular Road in December 2015. Three of the men were also given between six and 12 strokes of the cane for their involvement in the attack that led to the death of American
Lucien Wong has been sworn in as Singapore’s ninth Attorney-General. Veteran lawyer Lucien Wong was sworn in as Singapore’s ninth Attorney-General (A-G) before President Tony Tan Keng Yam in a ceremony held at the Istana on Monday (16 January). The 63-year-old Wong will be serving a three-year term
Women from over 50 States in America and 40 other Global Cities are planning a March. From Sydney to Atlanta and now, Singapore.
In a case that has taken several twists and turns, the Court of Appeal has ruled against the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) in a dispute over whether the government can be considered a “person” under the Protection from Harassment Act (PHA). The Court delivered a split decision, with Judges of Appeal
Mummy and Daddy Daycare are the pseudonyms of a Singaporean husband and wife who are raising two young boys aged four and one, nicknamed Barnacles and Kwazii. In late 2016, we toyed with the idea of taking a flight to Kuala Lumpur for a short holiday which was a tried-and-tested route as we had visited
Trade globalisation means that American big businesses will remain engaged with Asia and the world at large despite President-elect Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, said two prominent academics. “I’m not too concerned that corporate America is going to fall in line with…bad economic policies that
JOHOR BARU: The Singapore government will impose a new Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) of S$6.40 (RM20) on all foreign-registered cars entering the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints starting Feb 15. Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that the RRC mirrors Malaysia’s Road Charge of RM20 per
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian man who is on death row in Singapore for drug trafficking has filed a judicial review to compel the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Malaysian government to institute proceedings in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to stop his execution. S. Prabagaran, 30, and his
Every country has a currency, and for a Smart Nation, data is cash Acknowledging that data analytics is indispensable to the success or failure of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, the country’s government is planning to roll-out a data sandbox this year to facilitate experimentation and innovation
Veteran Singaporean journalist Seah Chiang Nee, one of the world’s longest surviving heart transplant patients, has died. Seah passed away on Sunday morning (15 Jan). In a storied career spanning more than five decades, Seah got his start in 1960 as a Singapore-based correspondent for international
Starting from 15 February, all foreign-registered cars will pay a Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) of S$6.40 per entry when entering Singapore via Woodlands Checkpoint or Tuas. On 1 November 2016, Malaysia implemented a Road Charge of RM20 (S$6.40) per entry for non-Malaysia registered cars entering Johor
The agreement is meant to provide EZ-Link with insights into user behaviour and help facilitate a shift towards a cashless Singapore In a tie-up across three organisations, Alibaba Cloud, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the city-state’s card-based wallet system, EZ-link, announced a Memorandum
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British Formula One driving great Stirling Moss remained hospitalised in Singapore on Saturday, almost a month after being admitted with a serious chest infection, a statement on his website revealed. The 87-year-old, winner of 16 Grands Prix and four times a runner-up in the world title race, was taken
One of the most distinguishable characteristics of a country is the cars on the road. It says so much about the population and mindset of nation when you see the type of cars that its citizens buy… even if that country is purportedly moving to a car-lite society (facilitated by those who are drivers,
A 33-year-old man has been arrested for attempting to bribe three Voluntary Special Constabulary (VSC) officers. At about 1.40am on Saturday (14 January), VSC officers Inspector Edmond Lim, Sergeant Lim Hui Hui and Sergeant Lionel Tan Yew Sheng encountered the suspect while responding to a public nuisance
With his artistic practice influenced by his time as a political prisoner for seven years, Htein Lin‘s works never fail to impact his viewers with perspectives and insights. The medium revisits the single bar of soap that was smuggled out by a Red Cross representative in 1999 as a statement about the
JOHOR BARU: The Transport Ministry has denied claims that Malaysia's Road Charge under its Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system is discriminatory against Singaporean road users. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the RM20 (S$6.60) fee imposed on all foreign-registered vehicles entering