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SAF moving to acquire smart mortar shells from US

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:15
SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) could be acquiring 2,000 precision-guided mortar rounds from the United States in an estimated US$66 million (S$92.6 million) deal, after receiving approval from the US State Department.  According to the US...

Drinking tea could cut risk of dementia: NUS

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 09:05
SINGAPORE – Drinking tea regularly could lower the risk of cognitive decline among the elderly by half, and among those genetically inclined to develop Alzheimer's disease by up to 86 per cent, National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers have...

MAS eyes limits for payments with coins

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 07:00
SINGAPORE - The number of coins - including the S$1 denomination - which a customer can use for payment in a single transaction could come under new limits proposed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).  Following a review triggered by two...

National Stadium to host Chelsea, Bayern, Inter Milan in ICC

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:00
SINGAPORE - Backed by the red-hot form of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and N'Golo Kante, Chelsea are looking like runaway favourites to clinch a fifth Premier League title this season.  If all goes according to plan, victory for Antonio Conte's men will mean a...

New checklist to help second-hand car buyers, dealers

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 05:00
SINGAPORE - With complaints about defective second-hand cars forming the bulk of the cases it has seen in each of the past five years, the consumer watchdog has come up with a list of car parts that potential buyers should check before signing off on...

Singapore climbs ranks 4th globally for travel freedom: Index

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 04:50
SINGAPORE - The Republic has been ranked the fourth country in the world with the most travel freedom – its highest ranking in a decade. Climbing one spot from last year, Singapore has visa-free access to 173 countries out of 218 countries, according to the...

St James Power Station murder: Fourth man charged

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 02:50
SINGAPORE - A 22-year-old man was charged in court on Thursday (March 16) over the St James Power Station murder last Sunday - the fourth suspect to be charged over the case. Muhammad Faizal Jamal joins three co-accused - Shawalludin Sa'adon, 26; Muhammad...

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Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:40
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NUS retains top spot as Asia's best university in Times Higher Education ranking, NTU drops two spots

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The National University of Singapore (NUS) has held on to its place as the top university in Asia in the latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings released on Thursday (March 16), despite "very tough competition" from Chinese...

More giving time, money directly to causes they support: Survey

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - More people are now giving their time and money to directly support causes that resonate with them or to start their own campaigns, rather than doing so through organisations. This was one of the findings from the latest Individual Giving Survey...

Loan shark runner jailed, caned for splashing paint at pre-school

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Hired to harass a debtor who had defaulted on his loan payment, a Thai national splashed red paint on the door, gate, walls and windows of a pre-school that the debtor's children used to attend. Samroeng Sompop also scattered notes on the floor;...

NS recruits’ photos and NRIC numbers posted online in BMTC slip-up

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The latest cohort of National Service (NS) recruits who completed their basic military training over the weekend had their NRIC numbers and pictures published online for a day, before authorities realised the mistake and took down the...

Monthly water bill of S$20 possible in household of 4

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:00
I refer to the letter "Saving water is everyone's moral duty" (March 15), as well as previous letters on the topic. I totally agree with the writer that it is up to each and every one of us to do our part in not wasting water, as well as to inculcate the...

5,000 applications received for private-hire car licence so far: LTA

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:15
SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Wednesday (March 15) that it has received about 5,000 applications for the Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence (PDVL), since it started accepting applications on Monday. The licence is among...

Clean-up following January oil spill wraps up; sales suspension on 12 fish farms lifted

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:35
SINGAPORE - All the 12 coastal fish farms hit by an oil spill in early January are now able to sell fish, crustaceans and mollusc again, after the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) lifted its suspension order on them. In a statement on...

Boat captain detained by Indonesian authorities was within Singapore waters: MFA

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 09:18
SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Wednesday (March 15) declared -  for the first time - that the crew and passengers of the vessel Seven Seas Conqueress were within Singapore waters off Pedra Branca last August when they were detained by...

Motorcycle COE premiums hit record high

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:07
SINGAPORE - The Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premium for motorcycles soared to a record S$7,483 on Wednesday (March 15), beating the previous peak of S$6,889 in January last year.  The bidding exercise, which closed on Wednesday, was the second since the...

Singapore’s February private home sales triple from year ago on demand

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 05:50
SINGAPORE - Singapore home sales in February more than tripled from a year earlier as developers marketed new projects to meet pent-up demand. Developers sold 977 units last month, compared with a 382 revised units in January, according to data released on...

Firm facing 80 charges for housing workers in rat-infested quarters

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 05:25
SINGAPORE - A construction firm in Singapore has been taken to task by the authorities for housing foreign workers in unhygienic accommodations. Kay Lim Construction & Trading was found to have housed 60 foreign workers - including workers from nine other...

Man charged with attempted rape, robbery

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 04:41
SINGAPORE - A 52-year-old man was charged on Wednesday (March 15) for attempting to rape a woman in a hotel room and voluntarily causing hurt to another woman while robbing her of her mobile phone. According to the police, Isa Ahmad, a Singaporean, used the...