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Good US-China ties vital to global security and prosperity, says PM Lee

3 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on the United States to maintain a "stable and constructive" relationship with China, adding that good ties between the two superpowers will promote global security. Speaking at a joint press conference...

S$18.7 billion SIA-Boeing deal to create 70,000 jobs in the US

4 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON – In a vivid example of Singapore's sizeable investments in the United States despite being a small country of 5.5 million people, national carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) will buy 39 new aircraft from Boeing in a US$13.8 billion (S$18.7...

President Trump welcomes PM Lee to White House for Oval Office meeting, working luncheon

6 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON - United States President Donald Trump greeted visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House on Monday (Oct 23), where both leaders held talks in the Oval Office for the first time. Mr Lee, who is on a six-day official...

New property app allows homeowners to ‘test market’

8 hours 6 min ago
SINGAPORE - Yet another online property portal was launched here on Monday (Oct 23) that allows buyers and sellers to list properties on the market and do without housing agents. Such Do-It-Yourself transactions have been part of a growing trend, with...

SMRT to hire 200 more engineers by 2020

8 hours 11 min ago
SINGAPORE - Public transport operator SMRT will increase its pool of rail engineers to 700 by 2020, up from 500 currently, in its latest move to boost rail reliability. Speaking at a post-graduate certificate programme on urban rail engineering on Monday...

Government to look into non-fare business of train operators

8 hours 56 min ago
SINGAPORE - Whether the commercial and advertising spaces in stations and trains should automatically come under the line's operator in the future is under review, as the authorities seek advice on its planned move to outsource non-fare business on the...

New National Energy Transformation Office to coordinate energy efforts

9 hours 16 min ago
SINGAPORE - A new National Energy Transformation Office has been set up to plan and coordinate energy research and development, as well as policies for the adoption of game-changing energy solutions. The office will look at ways to improve industrial energy...

Slew of measures to support uptake of solar energy announced at SIEW

9 hours 26 min ago
SINGAPORE - Singapore will boost its ability to forecast solar energy output through a S$6.2 million research grant awarded to a consortium led by the National University of Singapore, one of a slew of solar-related initiatives announced on Monday (Oct...

PM Lee urges the US to uphold free trade and sustain economic ties with Asia

9 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON – The United States' relations with Asia has not "been turned upside down" despite the different approach taken by the Trump administration on some issues, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in urging Washington to uphold free trade and sustain...

Are MRT disruptions “normal accidents”?

10 hours 46 min ago
Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system has suffered disruptions of increasing frequency and severity in recent years. The latest one occurred on Oct 7 on the North South line, caused by the dramatic flooding of the tunnel between the Bishan and Toa Payoh...

Close to 1,000 boxes of Acuvue contact lenses recalled in Singapore

10 hours 56 min ago
SINGAPORE – Close to 1,000 boxes of Acuvue contact lenses here have been recalled after failing to meet "quality standards", said Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in a statement issued on Monday (Oct 23). 
 The affected products are 929 boxes of...

Inflation rises 0.4% in Sept, in line with expectations

11 hours 16 min ago
SINGAPORE - Consumer prices rose in line with expectations in September, as more expensive services, mainly from telecommunication fees, offset the drop in car prices. Headline inflation rose 0.4 per cent on-year, the same pace as in August, latest figures...

Man charged with abusing, assaulting three police officers

12 hours 21 min ago
SINGAPORE - Standing in the middle of a road and disrupting the flow of traffic, Ganesh Valas Supa Maniam was repeatedly warned by police officers to move on. Instead of taking heed, the 32-year-old allegedly hurled verbal abuse at them and lashed out...

Zero car and motorcycle growth from February next year

15 hours 1 min ago
SINGAPORE – In the latest move to go car-lite, the authorities will cut the growth rate of cars and motorcycles (Categories A, B and D) to zero from February, down from the current 0.25 per cent. The growth rate has been steadily cut for the past decade,...

8 men charged with molesting women in unrelated cases

15 hours 41 min ago
SINGAPORE - Eight men aged between 25 and 68 were charged in court on Monday (Oct 23) for separate cases of molestation allegedly committed in nightspots and on public transport since the start of the year. Their prosecution came as the police recently...

BPLRT to start running later on Sundays from Nov 12 for renewal works

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:10
SINGAPORE - The Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system will begin operations at 7am, instead of 5.30am, on all Sundays from Nov 12 until the end of the year, to allow more time for works to improve service reliability. In a press statement on Monday...

2 more bodies from fatal dredger collision with tanker in S’pore waters found

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:00
SINGAPORE - The bodies of two more crew members who went missing after a collision in Singapore waters six weeks ago have been found, leaving one remaining missing, the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in an update on Monday (Oct 23). They were...

Construction firm director jailed 6 weeks for collecting kickbacks from foreign workers

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:10
SINGAPORE - A 46-year-old construction firm director has been sentenced to six weeks' jail for forcing six foreign workers to cough up S$3,650 in kickbacks or be cut from their jobs. Yuan Shungao, a director of Yuan Chun Contractor, threatened to not renew...

Veteran investor Marc Faber rejected for Singapore conference keynote speaker role after racist comments

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 02:49
SINGAPORE - Marc Faber won't be a keynote speaker at a wealth conference in Singapore next month after organisers reversed an earlier decision to keep the veteran investor on the programme despite his racist comments in a newsletter. "To make clear our...