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Police releases advisory on fake Singapore Police website

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:35
SINGAPORE - Hours after the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) alerted the public about a fake ICA website, the Singapore Police also issued a public warning about a fake police website in disguise.  The website is actually a phishing site...

LTA’s bike-sharing scheme shelved as private players enter market

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:15
SINGAPORE - Plans for a government-funded bike-sharing system in Jurong Lake District have been scrapped amid the recent influx of private operators. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it decided not to award a tender for a 1,000-bike system it called in...

Fake ICA website surfaces; second case this year

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:25
SINGAPORE - Another fake Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website has surfaced - the second in two months. The website - www.singapore-epass.com/login.html - bears a striking similarity to the official website, and is phishing for visitors' visa...

Mangosteens could be the cure to TB, say NUS researchers

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:50
SINGAPORE - A natural compound found in mangosteens could be the answer to provide a new drug in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), according to a study by researchers from National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS...

Not all old HDB flats are eligible for en bloc: Lawrence Wong

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:10
SINGAPORE - Do not assume that all old HDB flats will be automatically eligible for the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme, or SERS, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong cautioned in a blog post on Friday (March 24). Expressing his concern that...

Singapore to go ahead with TPP ratification: PM Lee

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
HANOI - Singapore is proceeding with the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (March 24). Speaking to Singapore media at the end of a four-day official visit to Vietnam, Mr Lee noted that the...

S’poreans must show ‘fortitude, resilience’ during terror attack

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
HANOI - While Singaporeans must be conscious that an attack like the one in London could happen here, "we cannot be fortified every single moment of our lives", said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (March 24). Should an attack happen, it is important...

Factory output ‘to moderate after jump last month’

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
SINGAPORE - Factory production rose more than expected last month from February a year earlier, thanks to a surge in chip output, but analysts  expect wobbly global conditions to weigh on the manufacturing sector in the months ahead. Manufacturing output...

Stop-work order issued at Changi Airport T4 worksite after worker dies

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:50
SINGAPORE - An accident at a worksite near Changi Airport claimed the life of a 44-year-old construction worker on Wednesday (March 22) after a steel plate hit him. The man was found unconscious along Airport Boulevard, the police said in a statement, and he...

Canada trade agency picks Singapore for Asia gateway as TPP flounders

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:15
SINGAPORE - Canada's trade finance agency is launching its first global branch in Singapore as the country steps up efforts to boost business ties with Asia following the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade...

Terrex issue: Container ship captain faces HK court

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:02
  SINGAPORE - The captain of the APL container ship carrying Singapore's armoured troop carriers that was detained in November last year appeared in a Hong Kong court to face charges on Friday (March 24). Pan Xuejun, 39, a Chinese national, was accused of...

Man dies after being hit by train at Fajar LRT Station

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 01:48
SINGAPORE - A man was killed after he fell onto the tracks at Fajar LRT Station and was run over by a driverless train early Friday morning (March 24). The man's body was spotted by an SMRT employee after the last train service left the station at around 1am,...

TODAY's morning briefing for Friday, March 24

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:06
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New guidelines to cater to digital needs of the elderly

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Too much text on webpages with low colour contrast, or buttons that "require too much precision to click on" are some of the taboos that a new set of guidelines seeks to tackle to better cater to seniors digitally. Developed based on findings from...

Vietnamese version of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs launched

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
HANOI - A Vietnamese translation of the memoirs of Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was launched yesterday in Hanoi, on the second death anniversary of the late Singaporean leader. The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew contains Mr Lee's...

Two teens charged with housebreaking

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Two teenagers were yesterday charged with housebreaking, allegedly making away with more than S$2,000. Muhammad Hakim Muhalil, 18, and Nor Amelia Natasha Nordin, 19, had rented a room in an apartment at 34 Mount Vernon Road, and allegedly used a...

Taking a long-term view of tuberculosis

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:00
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day has been observed on 24th March every year since 1982, when it was sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease to commemorate the centennial of Robert Koch's...

Mood in London ‘mildy tense but calm’, overseas Singaporeans say

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 14:10
SINGAPORE - When news first broke that a car had hit pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, Singaporean Alfieyah Abdullah thought it was just a bad traffic accident, until it turned into a trail of terror and she started getting...

Debt-ridden Healthway Medical gets S$70m lifeline

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:10
SINGAPORE - Cash-strapped Healthway Medical Corp (HMC) has accepted a S$70-million lifeline after it agreed to a convertible bonds deal, and doctors - who have been owed a month's salaries - told TODAY they were informed on Thursday (March 23) by the company...

S’pore most competitive economy in Asia yet again: Boao Forum report

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:55
BOAO – Singapore has been named Asia's most competitive economy for the fourth year running, according to an annual survey released on Thursday (March 23). "Singapore had the highest score in commercial and administrative efficiency. Also, for five...