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Car dealers to remove warranty restrictions on use of independent workshops

SINGAPORE: Major car dealers have agreed to remove restrictions on warranties and related documents, announced the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) on Monday (Dec 11).

Dakota Crescent to be redeveloped into public housing site

SINGAPORE: Dakota Crescent, one of Singapore's oldest public housing estates, will be redeveloped into a public housing site, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Monday (Dec 11).

Higher tuition fees for students joining polytechnics and ITE in 2018

SINGAPORE: Students planning to enrol in the polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) next year will see tuition fees go up.

30,000 workers in cleaning, waste management sectors to be trained in higher-skilled jobs by 2025

SINGAPORE: As demand for cleaning services continues to increase, the Government is putting place plans to help the industry adopt technology and cope with the manpower crunch.

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Taxi crashes into power supply box in Bukit Merah

SINGAPORE: A taxi crashed into a power supply box at the junction of Hoy Fatt Road and Jalan Rumah Tinggi in Bukit Merah on Monday (Dec 11) morning.


Owl spotted at Bedok South home

SINGAPORE: A Bedok South resident woke up to a surprise on Monday morning (Dec 11) when she discovered a barn owl perched on a chair on her balcony.


New Returning Officer for elections named

SINGAPORE: Mr Tan Meng Dui, the Deputy Secretary (Development) for the Ministry of National Development, will be appointed as the Returning Officer for presidential and parliamentary elections.


More inclusive public transport facilities piloted for people with disabilities

SINGAPORE: Four rest stops and vivid floor markings line the 400m sheltered footpath from Redhill MRT station to the Enabling Village.

Fake infant formula in Johor: Be cautious when buying food overseas, says AVA

SINGAPORE: Shopping for food overseas or online may be convenient, but consumers should be cautious, Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said on Monday (Dec 11).


N-level results to be released next Monday

SINGAPORE: The results of the 2017 Singapore-Cambridge N-Level examination results will be released on Monday (Dec 18), the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced.


ComfortDelGro shares rev up on back of Uber deal

While investors seem to welcome the news, stock analysts see the tie-up with Uber as a mixed bag for the local taxi operator.

Boys caught on camera damaging ofo bike lock at HDB void deck

SINGAPORE: Two boys have been caught on camera damaging the lock of an ofo rental bicycle in order to avoid paying for the fare.


Eyes in the sky: The SAF pilots who fly missions from the ground

PHOENIX: It is a picture of calm at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in Arizona. Night has fallen and all is quiet, save for a few Republic of Singapore Air Force personnel milling about with mini torchlights.

Commentary: A page from a playbook on China’s online consumer market

The Chinese consumer market presents an enormous opportunity for businesses in Singapore. Stripe’s Piruze Sabuncu shares lessons learnt from her experience working with businesses and partners selling to this market.

Singapore is already a smart nation, GovTech minister says

SINGAPORE: People are not necessarily aware of how smart Singapore already is, said Minister-in-charge of the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) Janil Puthucheary as he took stock of the year's progress in advancing the country's Smart…


President's Star Charity 2017 raises nearly S$7.7m

The proceeds will go to 52 charities under the President’s Challenge 2017.


Fall in smuggling and sale of electronic smoking devices

SINGAPORE: The number of cases involving electronic smoking devices being sold or smuggled into Singapore has fallen sharply this year, according to statistics from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA).


Unjustified attacks made against the police must be rebutted: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: Unjustified attacks made against the police must be rebutted as they are a huge disservice to the officers who put their lives at risk every day to make Singapore, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said on Sunday (Dec 10…


3 men arrested for unlawful entry into Singapore

SINGAPORE: The police coast guard arrested three men for trying to enter Singapore illegally on Saturday (Dec 9) evening.

Sunday, Dec 10

350 shuttle buses, 700 drivers activated on first NSEWL full-day closure

SINGAPORE: More than 700 bus drivers have been activated on the first full-day closure of 19 stations on the North-South and East-West Lines on Sunday (Dec 10).

Despite rosier economic outlook, restaurant owners in Singapore still feeling the bite

Consumers tightening their purse strings amid lingering concerns about jobs have taken a bite out of some restaurants’ sales.

We are too sheltered to be entrepreneurial: On the Record with entrepreneur Edmas Neo

SINGAPORE: Edmas Neo claims his first business failure led to a very fruitful career, firstly within a large company, then back to his roots as an entrepreneur.

Singapore egg farm hatches new ideas, using tech, to transform business

N&N Agriculture has been introducing products such as pasteurised soft yolk eggs, which are sold to commercial customers like ramen restaurants, as well as ready-to-eat poached eggs, to stay relevant in the market.

Saturday, Dec 9

Shanmugam voices support for police raids on illegal brothels

SINGAPORE: Sympathy for victims of syndicates should not colour our views on what the police need to do, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, as he voiced his support for the police in their raids on illegal brothels.

Early closure of MRT stations: Hiccups and delays, but a 'better than expected' journey to the west

Channel NewsAsia’s Lianne Chia tried out the alternative shuttle bus services and found herself on a relatively uneventful - albeit extended - journey to the west.

On The Job as a geriatric nurse: Bleak at times, mostly draining, but ultimately fulfilling

In a new series in which Channel NewsAsia journalists try working in some of Singapore’s essential but undervalued jobs, Justin Ong dons the blue nursing scrubs of Tan Tock Seng Hospital to experience firsthand the demands of a profession…

Friday, Dec 8

ComfortDelGro to acquire 51% stake in Uber’s car rental subsidiary in Singapore for S$642m

SINGAPORE: Taxi operator ComfortDelGro and Uber announced on Friday (Dec 8) that they have entered into a strategic agreement to form a joint venture.

Insurance agent charged with drink driving in Tanjong Pagar accident which injured 4

SINGAPORE: The 41-year-old man behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz that ploughed into pedestrians at Tanjong Pagar Road on Thursday evening (Dec 7) was charged on Friday with drink driving.

We would never have let her fall: Police who rescued maid dangling outside Bukit Panjang flat

SINGAPORE: The minute Staff Sergeant Stanley Koh saw a pair of hands gripping onto the corridor railing on the fifth-floor of a Housing Board block, he knew he had to act fast.

Thursday, Dec 7

From dispensing medicine to launching rockets: How SAF changed the life of one woman

PHOENIX: Captain (CPT) Kwan Siew Ling, 30, used to be set on living a civilian life.

4 injured in accident along Tanjong Pagar; man arrested for suspected drink driving

SINGAPORE: A 41-year-old man has been arrested for suspected drink driving after a multi-vehicle accident along Tanjong Pagar Road on Thursday evening (Dec 7).

Singapore citizenship of former S-League player to be stripped for match-fixing

SINGAPORE: A 43-year-old naturalised Singapore citizen will have his citizenship stripped for his involvement in match-fixing.

Singapore says Jerusalem’s status should be decided through Israel-Palestinian talks

SINGAPORE: The status of Jerusalem is a complex issue that should be decided through Israel-Palestinian talks, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday (Dec 7).

Wednesday, Dec 6

COE premiums close mostly lower in latest bidding exercise

SINGAPORE: Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed mostly lower in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (Dec 6).

Dennis Wee Realty fined S$66,000 over inadequate advice on foreign property risks

SINGAPORE: Dennis Wee Realty was fined S$66,000 for failing to properly advise investors of the risks involved in purchasing foreign properties, after which the investors did not receive returns promised to them.

Singapore issues advisory on Dengvaxia dengue vaccine

SINGAPORE: Healthcare professionals in Singapore have been advised not to administer a dengue vaccine to patients who have not been previously infected by the virus.

Some landed property owners flouting rules by using PUB water in garden sprinklers

Industry experts say that technology has advanced to a point that a review of the ban on using PUB water in garden sprinklers would be worthwhile.