Singapore - Today

New cameras to put the brakes on speeding motorists

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 08:15
SINGAPORE - Slamming the brakes upon spotting a speed camera or traffic policeman may no longer save an errant driver from getting a ticket.  Following a trial in 2013, new cameras that record the time a vehicle takes to travel between two points will be...

1 in 3 people don’t practise proper cybersecurity: Survey

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 05:55
SINGAPORE - Most people agree that everyone has a role to play in cybersecurity. Yet, many still admitted to poor cybersecurity practises such as sharing passwords with others, among other bad habits. These were some of the findings of an online survey by the...

More inpatient beds, expanded services to boost end-of-life care

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 05:50
SINGAPORE - The palliative care sector will be given a boost this year, with the Government looking at raising standards, working in partnership with providers and patients and ensuring providers get enough funding support.  Details of the measures will be...

Syonan Gallery flap: Singapore cannot bury the past, says PM Lee

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 04:40
SINGAPORE - The decision by the National Library Board's (NLB) to pick Syonan Gallery as the name of a revamped exhibition at the Former Ford Factory has "understandably caused strong reactions", but Singapore cannot "bury the past", said Prime Minister Lee...

SCDF to sound islandwide signal on Total Defence Day

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 03:30
SINGAPORE - To mark Total Defence Day, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be sounding the ‘Important Message' signal through the island-wide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens at 6.20pm on Wednesday (Feb 15). The minute-long PWS siren...

Aware calls for more inclusive housing policies for single parents

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 03:00
SINGAPORE - The Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) has renewed its calls for more support for single unwed parents, particularly in the area of housing. It has drawn up 16 recommendations to improve the ability of single parents and their...

Indonesian maid charged with murder of elderly employer in Tampines

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 02:58
SINGAPORE - An Indonesian domestic helper was charged on Wednesday (Feb 15) with the murder of her elderly employer, who was found dead in a Tampines flat on Monday. Minah, 37, allegedly killed Madam Tay Quee Lang, 78, at around 2.10pm that same day.  The...

TODAY's morning briefing for Feb 15

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 22:30
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New lease of life for ex-convict

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:00
A two-time convict, Ms Moon, 28, was able to turn her life around with the help of the Singapore Prison Service and the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (Score). Ms Moon, whose name has been changed for privacy reasons, did not think she...

Think twice before ordering that steak tartare

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The next time you prepare raw meat for a meal, consider this: It may harbour antibiotic-resistant bacteria that could potentially cause difficult-to-treat infections. In a study published in the journal Annals by the Academy of Medicine,...

Total Defence vital to S’pore’s well-being: Ng Eng Hen

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Urging Singaporeans to do their part in building the five pillars of Total Defence, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that while the Republic must anticipate and prepare for emergencies, no country can know all the dangers that come its way. As...

Employers show greater support in hiring ex-inmates

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - More companies are now willing to hire former offenders, with the number of employers registered with Score - which rehabilitates and prepares inmates for release by providing skills training opportunities - increasing by 7.3 per cent to 5,093...

More non-fatal injuries at workplaces in 2016

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Fears that workplace fatality rates last year could hit their highest since 2009 were averted after a sharp improvement in the second half, but more workers got hurt on the job. In particular, there were 5.7 per cent more minor injuries, while...

Last day to enrol in free coding classes sponsored by Google

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 16:05
SINGAPORE - Parents benefitting from the Republic's self-help groups or receiving financial aid from the Ministry of Education have one last day to sign their children up for the free coding classes sponsored by Google on Wednesday (Feb 15). The tech giant's...

Shooting associations take fight over damaged ammunition to court

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:45
SINGAPORE - In the latest twist to a long-standing tussle, the Singapore Rifle Association (SRA) has sued its former parent body Singapore Shooting Association (SSA) over the damage caused to its basement armoury - and its ammunition - arising from two floods...

Fire breaks out in bedroom of Sengkang flat

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:28
SINGAPORE – A fire broke out in a bedroom of a Sengkang flat on Tuesday (Feb 14), causing thick black smoke to billow out of the flat. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were alerted to the blaze in the 13th floor unit at Block 248 Compassvale Road...

Maid arrested for murder of elderly woman in Tampines

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:16
SINGAPORE – An Indonesian maid has been arrested for murdering a 77-year-old woman with a knife. Police arrested the 37-year-old woman on Tuesday (Feb 14). In a media update, police said she will be charged in court for murder tomorrow. The elderly woman...

No more paper road tax discs from Feb 15

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 08:46
SINGAPORE - The ubiquitous paper road tax discs, a compulsory feature in vehicles here for decades, will be phased out Wednesday (Feb 15) . The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will stop issuing the discs and motorists will no longer be required to display...

Sungei Road Thieves’ Market to shut for good on July 10

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 07:03
SINGAPORE - Bargain-hunters who enjoy shopping at the oldest and largest flea market here, popularly known as Thieves' Market, will have until July 10 to do so. Located between Jalan Besar and Rochor Canal Road, the flea market, which has been a venue where...

Ex-convict secures job before release from jail, finds new hope

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 04:15
SINGAPORE - A two-time convict, Ms Moon, 28, was able to turn her life around with the help of the Singapore Prison Service and the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (Score). Ms Moon, whose name has been changed for privacy reasons, did not...