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New Majestic Hotel to shut on June 1 for new developments

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 05:35
SINGAPORE - One of Singapore's pioneer boutique hotels - the New Majestic Hotel - will bring down the shutters on June 1 after 11 years in the business. Housed in a traditional conservation shop house at Bukit Pasoh Road in Chinatown, the hotel will make way...

SGX said to mull tie-ups as deals grow harder

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 05:00
SINGAPORE - Even as regulators crack down on yet another round of consolidation among exchange operators, at least one major bourse is still keen to pursue deals. Singapore Exchange (SGX), which runs South-east Asia's largest stock and derivatives market, has...

Rejuvenated Kallang River to raise appeal of neighbouring properties

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE -With the rejuvenation of the Kallang River area, real estate experts say the properties along the river are likely to draw greater appeal through its lifestyle concept - car-lite, healthy living and amenities - and will no longer be just a...

Dynamic pricing less than attractive for cabbies

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - After trying out the new JustGrab service launched for beta-testing a week ago, cabbies said they would be more judicious about accepting such bookings, noting that they are less profitable. While a handful acknowledged the new service could spare...

Blueprint: S’pore River renaissance

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
At the opening of the Upper Pierce Reservoir in February 1977, then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew announced an ambitious scheme to clean up both the Singapore and Kallang Rivers. "It should be a way of life to keep the water clean, to keep every stream, every...

Kallang River to be transformed into recreation hub

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The Kallang River, which winds through the highest number of housing estates here, is primed for dramatic changes in the next decade or more, with new waterfront homes, community sports or activity nodes, and cycling paths linking to the city...

Ideas for transformation of Kallang River area, better connectivity get widespread approval

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - A transformation of the Kallang River holds the potential for exciting developments, such as expanding the car-lite model to the waterfront area, and would encourage more people to commute along that corridor, said experts, interest groups and...

GovTech, NUS team up to train public servants in data science

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Over the next five years, 10,000 public servants will be trained in data science under a new tie-up between the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and National University of Singapore (NUS). The training aims to improve the...

More consideration needed at stadiums used by public

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 20:00
Last week, while having my regular jog at Serangoon Stadium, I saw a group of children hogging a segment of a lane on the running track, and putting up hurdles along the track. This happened on a weekday, and during the evening peak-usage hours. Their coach...

Amos Yee remains detained in the US despite being granted asylum

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 16:22
SINGAPORE - Singaporean teen blogger Amos Yee remains detained in the United States despite being granted asylum last Friday, the law firm representing him said. Amos, 18, has been detained in the US since Dec 16 last year. In a media update on Wednesday...

New Samsung Galaxy S8 devices available in April for S’pore

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:00
SINGAPORE - Will eight finally be the lucky number for Samsung? Off the back of the fairly recent Galaxy Note7 battery fiasco, the Korean electronics giant has launched the long-awaited successors to its flagship Samsung Galaxy series, the S8 and S8+ on...

Man arrested for hurting another with penknife, screwdriver

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:42
SINGAPORE - A 49-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (March 28) for harming a 60-year-old shop owner with a penknife and a screwdriver last Saturday, causing him to suffer injuries to his head and arm. The assailant fled the scene after the alleged assault...

‘Foul play’ in case of man who died after two punches in face

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:35
SINGAPORE - Following a dispute, a 53-year-old man was punched twice in the face, causing him to collapse onto the ground where he remained motionless. Despite efforts to revive him, Tay Eng Soon was later pronounced dead at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, with an...

What you need to know as S'pore sees first active Zika cluster of 2017

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:00
SINGAPORE - Months after the disease died down here, the Zika virus re-emerged in the Republic on Tuesday (March 28) with a new cluster marked out at Simon Place near Kovan MRT station. As the National Environment Agency (NEA) urges vigilance with the log of...

Police seeking man who allegedly molested passenger in bus

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:30
SINGAPORE - Police are looking for a man (pictured) to assist with investigations regarding a molest case. TODAY understands the man allegedly molested a female passenger on board a bus by trying to rub his thighs against hers. The man also caressed her...

First Zika cluster of 2017 reported in Hougang

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:19
SINGAPORE - Some three months after the Zika transmission in Singapore tapered off, two members of the same household at Simon Place have been found to have contracted the Zika virus, making the area in Hougang the first Zika cluster to be reported this...

Two men arrested in Coldplay concert ticket scam on Carousell

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:49
SINGAPORE - Two men have been arrested for allegedly selling non-existent Coldplay concert tickets on Carousell. Police said the two men, aged 22 and 27, were arrested on Monday (March 27) and are suspected to have been involved in a series of cheating cases...

More choices for poly, ITE grads in enhanced SkillsFuture programme

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:30
SINGAPORE - Polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduates can soon take some modules offered by autonomous universities, in a new tie-up announced on Wednesday (March 29) by SkillsFuture Singapore to enhance the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn...

Another record high for motorbike COE premiums

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:16
SINGAPORE - The higher taxes that kicked in for bigger bikes last month could have forced some prospective buyers to look at lower-end models or renew their current rides, leading to Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums surging unexpectedly to a new high...