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Geylang plot action a wake-up call for property owners, buyers: Experts

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - With the authorities recently affirming the policy stance that no compensation will be awarded to residential property owners upon lease expiry, private home buyers and sellers will soon need to brace themselves for a reality check. Over the...

JTC awards contract under new solar leasing model

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - In a move aimed at encouraging more building owners to install rooftop solar panels, JTC yesterday awarded a contract that will allow the solar energy generated at 27 of its buildings to be fully exported to the national power grid. The new solar...

Rising threat of anti-Muslim attacks around the world

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The anti-Muslim terror attack earlier this week in London could be a harbinger of similar incidents globally, including in Singapore where mosques could be threatened, analysts said. Such attacks, if they happen, may lead to a vicious circle of...

Final tests for facial recognition tech at Changi Airport's new T4

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Over the next few weeks, some passengers taking selected flights will get to test the use of facial recognition technology at Changi Airport's new Terminal 4 (T4), by trying out the self-service options for bag-drop, immigration and boarding. This...

Tighter regulations for local travel industry proposed

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Consumers may soon see enhanced protection measures against errant travel agents, with proposals by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to boost their investigative and enforcement powers. Proposed...

Near-death experience made her Mt Everest climb ‘more memorable’

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Barely 15 minutes after she reached the peak of the world's highest mountain, trainee teacher Nur Yusrina Ya'akob nearly plunged to her death when a climber attached to a shared climbing rope from the rear slipped and fell, pulling her along. The...

Don’t let radicalisation cases divide society, stoke fear: Grace Fu

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The Republic must not allow cases of radicalisation to divide it or stoke animosity and fear in society, Culture, Community and Youth Minister Grace Fu urged yesterday, a day after the arrests of two auxiliary police officers for terrorism-related...

SMEs’ business confidence hampered by uncertain outlook

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Business sentiment for the second half of the year has improved slightly as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) anticipate more sales in the run-up to the year-end festive season. However, overall confidence in profits remain weighed down by the...

Stressors agitated horse in joyride mishap: Coroner

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - A combination of stress factors, including working over four hours on that particular day, led a retired racehorse to become agitated and rise on its hind legs, said the State Coroner yesterday, in delivering his findings on an elderly woman's...

Sungei Road market vendors make appeal for relocation to other sites

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:15
SINGAPORE - With less than three weeks to go before the closure of the Thieves' Market, the president of the Sungei Road market association has appealed to the authorities to find an alternative site for the vendors. Separately, some individuals have written...

Couple in late 70s found murdered in Bedok Reservoir home

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:36
SINGAPORE - The bodies of a man and a woman, who were in their 70s, were discovered on Wednesday afternoon (June 21) in a Bedok Reservoir flat, and the police have classified the case as murder.  They said in a statement on Wednesday night that officers...

Trans-Cab taxi catches fire at Moulmein Road, third case in three months

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:45
SINGAPORE - A Trans-Cab taxi caught fire along Moulmein Road near the slip road for the Central Expressway towards the Seletar Expressway on Wednesday afternoon (June 21) - the third such incident here involving the company in the last three months. The...

Two new Zika cases at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:17
SINGAPORE - A new Zika cluster has been discovered at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said Wednesday (June 21). Both cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection are residents in the vicinity. The latest cluster...

Oxley Road dispute: Cabinet cannot avoid responsibility on matters of public interest, says DPM Teo

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:15
SINGAPORE - Responding to questions on the need for a Ministerial Committee to consider options for 38 Oxley Road, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Wednesday (June 21) the Cabinet cannot avoid responsibility on matters of public interest, and due...

Woman gets S$2,500 penalty for abandoning cat

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:40
SINGAPORE - A 23-year-old woman was fined S$2,500 on Wednesday (June 21) after she was found guilty of abandoning her pet cat at Canberra Road, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said. On Jan 10, a member of the public found the...

Man arrested for allegedly breaking into former workplace to steal cheques

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:35
SINGAPORE - A 60-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into his former workplace and stealing company cheques which he later encashed for S$60,000. On Monday (June 19), police received a report that a unit located on French Road, near Lavender...

Toa Payoh void deck fire: 61-year-old man arrested

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:14
SINGAPORE - A 61-year-old man suspected to be involved in the void deck fire at Block 14A along Toa Payoh Lorong 7 on Tuesday (June 20) has been arrested. Around 50 residents staying on from the second to sixth storeys of the block had to be evacuated when...

Singapore firms the least optimistic in Asia: Survey

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:10
SINGAPORE - Business optimism in Singapore is the lowest in the region although the overall business sentiment for Asia as a whole has risen to a three-year high, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters and INSEAD released on Wednesday (June 21). Singapore...

Man, 24, who tried to bribe driving test examiner jailed 3 weeks

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:40
SINGAPORE - A 24-year-old man was sentenced to three weeks' jail on Wednesday (June 21) for offering a bribe to his driving examiner, the second such court case this month. Li Qi Gang, a Chinese national working as a component assembler, had made several...

Singapore won’t be rushed into extending F1 contract: MTI

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:35
SINGAPORE - Singapore will not be rushed into extending its contract with Formula One, the trade ministry said Tuesday (June 20) as negotiations for the night race to continue in the city-state are underway. "Negotiations for the term renewal for F1 is...