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Despite simplified HDB resale transactions, estate agents may still have a role to play

There is still a role for real estate agents to play in resale flat transactions, according to analysts, despite a shortened, streamlined resale transaction process promised by the new HDB Resale Portal.

New rail infrastructure adds to rising costs of public transport: PTC chair Richard Magnus

The Public Transport Council will also review a trial scheme that allows free travel and cheaper bus and train fares during off-peak hours.

Boar attack victim had 'deep' 10cm cut on left thigh: Eyewitness

SINGAPORE: The man caught in a wild boar attack on Thursday (Oct 19) morning had suffered a deep cut, said a security officer who helped the victim.

Man jailed 20 months for animal cruelty in death of two poodles

SINGAPORE: A 45-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months' jail for animal cruelty and two months for pet abandonment, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said on Thursday (Oct 19).

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Singapore to give S$100,000 for humanitarian aid in Rakhine

SINGAPORE: Singapore will contribute S$100,000 towards humanitarian efforts in Myanmar's Rakhine state through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre).


National Service registration to start Nov 1

SINGAPORE: Male Singapore citizens and permanent residents born between Oct 1, 2000 and Jan 1, 2001 will have to register for national service between Nov 1 and Nov 21.


Uber launches pet-friendly transportation option uberPET

SINGAPORE: Pet owners in Singapore will soon find it easier to transport their furry friends with the launch of Uber's new uberPET ride option from Friday (Oct 20).


Man injured after boar attack at Hillview Road; AVA monitoring situation

SINGAPORE: A man in his forties was injured and taken to hospital after being attacked by a wild boar near a bus stop at Hillview Road on Thursday morning (Oct 19).


What Australia's record-breaking flu season means for Singapore

SINGAPORE: Australia's severe outbreak of flu may appear to be tapering off in some places, but Singaporeans are still encouraged to get vaccinated before travelling there, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

COE prices end mixed in latest bidding exercise

SINGAPORE: Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed mixed in the latest bidding exercise on Thursday (Oct 19).


Bruno Mars adds 2nd Singapore show to 24K Magic tour

Three-and-a-half hours after tickets for the second show went on sale, organiser Live Nation Lushington SG says all tickets for both shows were sold out.


Trade associations sign agreement to further 'zero-waste nation' goal

SINGAPORE: Nine Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) on Thursday (Oct 19) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to contribute to a more sustainable living environment and further Singapore’s goal of becoming a zero-waste nation.

AirAsia's move to Changi's Terminal 4 in line with digital airline vision

SINGAPORE: AirAsia will relocate its operations to Changi Airport’s Terminal 4 on Nov 7, and this is in line with its digital airline vision, it said on Thursday (Oct 19)


Duo who fatally assaulted Frenchman outside Orchard Towers jailed

SINGAPORE: Two men were sentenced to five years' jail and six strokes of the cane each on Thursday (Oct 19) for fatally assaulting a 34-year-old Frenchman at Orchard Towers in April last year.

Shorter, streamlined process for HDB resale transactions from next year

The new HDB Resale Portal to be launched next year aims to shorten the resale transaction process by up to eight weeks, down from the current 16 weeks.


Dentist in Tampines fined S$15,000, suspended for professional misconduct

SINGAPORE: A dentist has been fined S$15,000 and suspended for three months for professional misconduct, the Singapore Dental Council said in a press release on Thursday (Oct 19).


Additional training for security officers to recognise terrorist threats

SINGAPORE: Security officers in Singapore will soon be required to undergo additional training to recognise terrorist threats if they want to work in places other than warehouses and condominiums, according to a Singapore Police Force news…

Wednesday, Oct 18

Man arrested for leaving unattended bag at Outram Park, Farrer Park MRT stations

SINGAPORE: A 37-year-old man was arrested for causing public alarm after he left a bag unattended at Farrer Park and Outram Park MRT stations on the North-East Line on Monday (Oct 16).

Commentary: Timely to review our opt-out organ donation policy

Despite significant progress since the Human Organ Transplant Act was passed, the wait for an actual organ remains long. Yale-NUS College's Jean Liu explores the successes and challenges of an opt-out system.

Paying the price for failing to check ID: How tobacco retailers are caught selling to underage buyers

Shops that were caught said that the cashiers on duty were either foreign, new, or both.

Tuesday, Oct 17

President Halimah Yacob to host her first Istana open house on Sunday

SINGAPORE: The Istana will be hosting a Deepavali open house on Sunday (Oct 22), the first since President Halimah Yacob took office last month.

MOE to raise school fees for PRs, international students for next 3 years

For the next three years, school fees each year will increase by S$25 to S$60 per month for PR students, and by S$25 to S$150 per month for international students.

'Gunmen', 'bombers' raid Changi Airport as agencies simulate response to terror attacks

SINGAPORE: As Singaporeans snoozed through the wee hours of Tuesday (Oct 17) morning, two masked gunmen stormed Changi Airport MRT Station.

Changi Airport a 'completely plausible' target for terrorists: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: In Changi Airport, gunmen open fire before a suicide bomber blows himself up, killing throngs of waiting passengers.

Monday, Oct 16

'More rigorous' maintenance, remote monitoring system set up after flooding in MRT tunnel

SINGAPORE: "More rigorous" checks of sensors and pumps and other flood prevention steps will be carried out, following the flooding in the tunnel between Bishan and Braddell MRT stations earlier this month, transport operator SMRT said on…

Khaw Boon Wan on NSL flooding: SMRT maintenance team 'failed us'

The Transport Minister also reveals that authorities were “late by a few days” in replacing the malfunctioning pumps which caused a massive disruption along a major train line.

Singtel fined S$500,000 for fibre broadband outage last December

SINGAPORE: Singtel was on Monday (Oct 16) fined S$500,000 for the nearly 24-hour fibre broadband disruption that first started on Dec 3 last year.

19,000 new homes planned for Kampong Bugis, Holland Plain and Bayshore

SINGAPORE: A total of 19,000 units in three upcoming neighbourhoods - Kampong Bugis, Holland Plain and Bayshore - are in the pipeline over the next decade.

Sunday, Oct 15

Extraordinary People: Cancer 'broke' this little girl - but couldn't beat her

Trinity was just nine when leukaemia took her memory and ability to move or speak. Four years on she is healthy, finished with her PSLE and dreams of being a beatboxing singer-songwriter.

Student with special needs given wrong PSLE paper

The Pei Chun Public School student was supposed to be issued the Chinese listening comprehension paper at a foundation level but was given a standard paper instead.

Downtown Line service resumes after train fault briefly affects DTL3 open house

SINGAPORE: A train fault along the Downtown Line on Sunday (Oct 15) suspended train service between Bukit Panjang and Beauty World stations.

Doors open on Downtown Line 3 for preview ahead of Oct 21 launch

SINGAPORE: Ahead of its official opening on Oct 21, an Open House was held for the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) on Sunday (Oct 15) to give the public a preview of all 16 stations on the 21km line.

Saturday, Oct 14

Singapore Lego artist’s rejected design for LTA toy train ‘strikingly similar’ to end product

"It’s my fault for not being careful," Lego artist Jeffrey Kong says, while the Land Transport Authority says it's "inevitable that the eventual product will bear close resemblance to the actual train".

Commentary: Is the private housing market experiencing a bubble?

With growing en bloc fever and the market picking up, two experts from the EdgeProp weigh in on whether the uptick in private housing prices is sustainable.

How a deaf theatre actor from Singapore made himself heard on the big stage

Singaporean Ramesh Meyyappan was born deaf, but being introduced to the world of theatre opened up doors for him. Today, he’s an award-winning actor who does critically acclaimed solo shows – and even performed at the National Day Parade.

Fading street soccer scene hurts Singapore's football development: Grassroots coaches

Without a vibrant street football scene, young players are missing out on an opportunity to hone their skills.