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All’s not so sweet when you’re hooked on sugar

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Like clockwork, the insatiable craving for sugar used to hit 55-year-old security supervisor A Jeyaseelan every day at 7.30am, 2pm and 6pm. Without his fix of coffee with dollops of condensed and evaporated milk, withdrawal symptoms such as a...

Scrapping of underground road network to give more urban planning options: Experts

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:18
SINGAPORE - Scrapping plans to build a 30km underground road network will not only give urban planners and landowners more flexibility to build "higher or lower". It will also reduce the inconvenience and costs for developers since they will no longer have to...

PolicyPal to be first digitised direct insurance broker

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:59
SINGAPORE- Consumers will soon have the option to log into an online platform, upload their insurance coverage, and have a personalised insurance portfolio prepared. All this will be made possible through digitised insurance services which use automated,...

Salaries for early childhood educators can go up more: Tan Chuan-Jin

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:45
SINGAPORE - There is room for wages in the pre-school sector to grow further, the Minister for Social and Family Development said on Tuesday (Aug 29). This, coupled with the structured training that will be available once the National Institute of Early...

Singapore upgrades diplomatic representation in Medan, Batam

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:43
SINGAPORE - Singapore's Consulate in Medan was upgraded to the status of Consulate-General on Tuesday (Aug 29) in a ceremony officiated by Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, as the city-state deepened cooperation with Indonesia at the regional...

Trump accepts PM Lee's offer of RSAF helicopters for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:21
SINGAPORE - The United States has accepted Singapore's offer to render assistance for disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. In response to media queries, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said on Tuesday (Aug 29) night that Prime...

90% of Singaporeans prefer cash payments: PayPal

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:44
SINGAPORE - Despite the Singapore Government's push for digital payments to support its Smart Nation vision, 90 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed by digital payment giant PayPal say they prefer to use cash as their primary mode of payment, with only a small...

Taxi on fire explodes within KPE tunnel; fire extinguished by members of public

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:26
SINGAPORE – A taxi travelling through the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) tunnel towards Tampines Expressway (TPE) caught fire and exploded during the evening rush hour on Tuesday (Aug 29). Accident on KPE (towards TPE) after ECP Entrance. Avoid lane...

Pre-school, childcare educators to get day off on Teachers’ Day

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:25
SINGAPORE - Nearly all 16,000 pre-school and childcare teachers here will get a day off on Teachers' Day, which is a first for them, and parents would have been notified in advance to arrange for alternative childcare. In a press release on Tuesday (Aug 29),...

Five-year-old boy dies after being hit by falling tree

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:49
SINGAPORE – A five-year-old Spanish boy died on Friday (Aug 25), about a week after he was hit by a falling tree along Upper Bukit Timah Road on Aug 17. TODAY understands that the boy was taken to the National University Hospital (NUH) on Thursday (Aug 17)...

Man raped woman at knifepoint after robbery bid was thwarted

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:53
SINGAPORE - When his attempt to rob failed because his victim had flung her bag into a private house, he raped and sexually assaulted her.  Armed with a foldable knife, Kelvin Singh Jagjit Singh repeatedly forced his 42-year-old victim to comply with his...

Campaign budget for 2017 Presidential Election capped at S$754,982.40

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:43
SINGAPORE – Presidential hopefuls will have to cap their campaign budget at S$754,982.40 this year, based on the current number of electors in the register.  Under the Presidential Elections Act, campaign expenses are limited to 30 cents per registered...

Cat owner pleads guilty to animal cruelty after killing neighbour’s pet

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:39
SINGAPORE - Bearing a grudge against his neighbour after a quarrel, he took his anger out on the man's pet cat, slashing it to death with a carving knife when he saw it mating with his own cat.  Tan Pwee Sin, 67, who has a track record of committing violent...

New campaign rules to ensure EP hopefuls run dignified races

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:30
SINGAPORE - To increase television airtime for candidates, presidential hopefuls will participate in two televised forums - instead of one previously - in the lead-up to the Presidential Elections (PE). They will also deliver campaign statements through...

Plans for underground road network around CBD scrapped

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:11
SINGAPORE - The Government has scrapped decades-old plans to build a multi-billion-dollar underground road network that would span 30km around the fringe of the city centre and cut across swathes of prime land. The move would lift restrictions that were...

Interests of people come ahead of party colours, says Halimah Yacob

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:56
SINGAPORE - A day after the writ of election was issued, presidential hopeful Madam Halimah Yacob unveiled her campaign team, which includes representatives from business, labour and social welfare sectors, and an election slogan calling on Singaporeans to...

Case organises consumer fair on renovation pitfalls on Sept 2

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:28
SINGAPORE - To educate Singaporeans on pitfalls to avoid when renovating their homes or purchasing big-ticket furniture or household appliances, the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) is organising a free education fair on Sept 2 at NTUC Centre. The...

Think-tanks useful for policymaking, but must be objective: Shanmugam

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Think-tanks play a critical role in policymaking as they put forward "practical viewpoints that help the country". But while they may disgree with the Government, they ought to do so "objectively" and not "for the sake of challenging" or be under...

Make reasons for decision on eligibility of candidates public: Analysts

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Following the issuance of the writ of election Monday (Aug 28), the two private sector presidential hopefuls reiterated the importance of a contest, while political analysts said the committee determining their eligibility should explain its...

Woman lost S$1m to ‘good friend’, another duped of S$3k

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - One woman shelled out around S$1 million to help a "good friend" who claimed he was detained by the Malaysian authorities, while another used S$3,000 to help someone she met on a dating app resolve a work problem. Both women never got their money...