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SICC members question huge budget for new clubhouse

4 hours 11 min ago
SINGAPORE - The construction of a new 12,000sqm clubhouse at the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), estimated to cost S$59.3 million, will be put to the vote by members in a few months' time, but some are already grousing about the large budget set aside...

One year, 50 applications before he gets first job

4 hours 11 min ago
SINGAPORE - When it came to job hunting, Mr Sin Xin Yi believed he had it had down pat - a stellar co-curricular record, good grades, strong social skills, and a positive work attitude. Alas, it took the 26-year-old almost one year and nearly 50 applications...

High-end bike prices raised by as much as S$27,000

4 hours 11 min ago
SINGAPORE - Two days after they were hit by the news that most of their models would draw heftier taxes, motorbike dealers such as Ducati Singapore and MV Agusta have revised prices for high-end motorcycles. The price hikes for these two-wheelers range from a...

How some graduates of 2016 are doing

4 hours 11 min ago
*Figures in brackets refer to 2015 co-hort NUSBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Of Surgery Full-time permanent employment rate: 99.4 per cent (100 per cent) Median gross monthly salary: S$5,000 (S$4,900) Bachelor of Social Sciences Full-time permanent...

Woman gets jail for role in extortion-kidnap case of two brothers

4 hours 11 min ago
SINGAPORE - A 53-year-old woman, described in court as "second only to the mastermind" behind an extortion case involving two brothers who were kidnapped in Penang, was sentenced to seven years and six weeks' jail yesterday. In convicting Judy Wee of three...

Internet-ready smart homes in upcoming exec condo

4 hours 11 min ago
SINGAPORE - Wi-Fi that guests and residents can enjoy in common areas. Energy-efficiency trackers such as the smart energy meter to monitor consumption usage, and a smart leak sensor to monitor water leakages. These are some of the new enhancements that can...

ECDA clears childcare centre; photos ‘used out of context’

9 hours 10 min ago
SINGAPORE - Investigations into allegations of undesirable practices at a childcare centre in River Valley have shown that it complies with the Early Childhood Development Agency's (ECDA) "regulatory requirements  for safety, health and hygiene", the agency...

Carbon tax may be passed on to consumers, but impact modest: Experts

11 hours 6 min ago
SINGAPORE - Hit with a new carbon tax for every tonne of greenhouse gas they produce, power stations and other large emitter of such gases will likely pass on at least some of their costs to consumers, but the impact appears to be modest for now, said...

‘Commendable’ move to rename World War II exhibit

12 hours 51 min ago
SINGAPORE - Five days after the revamped permanent exhibit at the Former Ford Factory was renamed "Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies", crowds thronged it – lured not so much by the controversy but by the glimpse it offers into one of...

Student care ‘guardian’ turned ‘predator’ jailed 10 years for sexually abusing 8 boys

13 hours 16 min ago
SINGAPORE - A "guardian" turned "predator" of eight young boys at a student care centre was on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced to 10 years' jail for 13 counts of sexual abuse. The man, 66, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victims who were aged...

Singapore-flagged vessel sold on Taobao for S$16.7 million

13 hours 16 min ago
SINGAPORE - A Singapore-flagged vessel was recently auctioned off on online shopping platform Taobao.com for 81 million yuan (S$16.7 million), the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday (Feb 21). The crude oil tanker, which was built in 1993,...

STI closed highest in more than 18 months

13 hours 28 min ago
SINGAPORE - South-east Asian markets ended higher on Wednesday (Feb 22), tracking Asian shares that rose taking cues from upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings overnight on Wall Street. Strong results by Wal-Mart and Home Depot drove U.S....

Improve your job prospects

13 hours 30 min ago
With a weak economic outlook and companies more reluctant to hire, the job market in Singapore is expected to be challenging this year.  According to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the number of people employed fell by 2,700 in the third quarter of 2016....

Jurong Island project to manage stray dogs without culling shows results

13 hours 51 min ago
SINGAPORE - After two years, a project to control the population of stray dogs on Jurong Island without culling them has borne fruit, with about 70 per cent of the pack sterilised.  A total of 168 of the 504 neutered dogs have also found new homes on the...

Fresh grads finding it harder to land full-time jobs: Survey

15 hours 7 min ago
SINGAPORE - Since last July, Ms Alicia Tee has been sending out an average of two to three job applications a week, but her efforts so far have come to naught.  Having applied to about 20 organisations for full-time jobs, the 24-year-old is now working...

At least nine scammed by fake Grab and Uber packages

16 hours 1 min ago
SINGAPORE - At least nine police reports have been lodged since last week over bogus Grab and Uber packages. Victims were cheated into purchasing private car hire promotional packages from Grab or Uber, police said on Wednesday (Feb 22) in a Facebook...

Ex-forex traders in Singapore get jail time for cheating banks

16 hours 21 min ago
SINGAPORE - Two former currency traders from Deutsche Bank and HSBC Holdings were sentenced to jail terms of as long as 15 weeks for cheating the banks by making false trades. Former HSBC senior dealer Ivan Chng was sentenced to 15 weeks in jail, Singapore...

Local students upset with ITTF over uncredited image use

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 05:15
SINGAPORE – A group of local undergraduates were left feeling bemused and then upset earlier this week when their work was re-used by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) without proper acknowledgement. The four Nanyang Technological University...

Extremely loud and incredibly damaging

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:00
Did you know that some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults around the world are at risk of hearing loss? This is due to the exposure to unsafe levels of sound, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Singapore, at least 12 per cent of young...