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More than 1,000 apply for women-only boot camp for a taste of army life

SINGAPORE: More than 1,000 women have applied for a two-day camp next month which will give them a taste of military service in Singapore.

Knock knock, WoOoO's there? The Hungry Ghost Festival chatbot

SINGAPORE: Singapore's new mascot for intangible heritage is invisible - Mr WoOoO, a ghostly chatbot, is set to help Singaporeans understand Hungry Ghost Festival traditions, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) said on…

Man arrested for suspected Haj tour scam

SINGAPORE: A 47-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly cheating more than 80 people who thought they had booked a Haj tour, the police said in a news release on Thursday (Aug 16).

Woman arrested for JJ Lin, National Day Parade ticket scams

SINGAPORE: The police have arrested a 23-year-old woman suspected of selling concert and National Day Parade (NDP) tickets which she did not deliver.

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Bridal shop employee arrested for allegedly forging S$40,200 cheque

SINGAPORE: A 37-year-old employee at a bridal shop has been arrested for allegedly stealing S$40,200 from her employer's bank account by forging a cheque.


Changi Airport Group chairman suspected maid of stealing for years, but tolerated her behaviour

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport Group chairman Liew Mun Leong had long suspected that his maid had been stealing items from his family home, but he "tolerated" her behaviour, he told the court on Thursday (Aug 16).


Future leaders must serve with dedication and humility: President Halimah

SINGAPORE: As future leaders, President's Scholars have the responsibility to lead fellow Singaporeans in introducing innovative solutions and implementing practical policies to tackle tomorrow's challenges, President Halimah Yacob said as…

Dry, warm weather conditions to ease in second half of August: Met Service

SINGAPORE: The dry and warm weather experienced in recent days is expected to ease with a gradual increase in showers in the second half of August, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said on Thursday (Aug 16).


Giant to remove mystery box machines after police declare them 'a form of public lottery'

Those who buy from the machines are technically breaking the law, criminal lawyers say.


Companies not required to stamp government forms from October

SINGAPORE: Companies will no longer need to affix their company stamps on government forms starting this October, unless required by legislation.


Slimming products Body Slim Herbal, Sparkle Twins contain banned substance: HSA

SINGAPORE: Two slimming products - Body Slim Herbal and Sparkle Twins - have been found to contain the banned substance sibutramine, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Thursday (Aug 16).


NTU scientists develop ‘natural’ food preservative

SINGAPORE: A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has developed a plant-based food preservative that is said to be more effective than artificial ones.

Private stock exchanges: What are they and are they allowed to operate in Singapore?

SINGAPORE: Picture having a meal at your favourite restaurant, and you thoroughly enjoy its food, service, as well as the ambience.


Strong support for tougher wildlife protection laws in Singapore: Survey

SINGAPORE: There is strong support for tougher wildlife protection laws in Singapore, according to findings from a REACH survey released on Thursday (Aug 16).


Keeping older workers employed among ways to improve elderly suicide situation: Experts

SINGAPORE: While it may be statistically likely that there will be an increase in the number of suicides among the elderly here given the rising number of old folk among Singapore's ageing population, more could be done to reach out to…


Man honoured for helping police nab upskirt video suspect at Marsiling MRT station

SINGAPORE: A man was given the Singapore Police Force's Public Spiritedness Award on Thursday (Aug 16) for his part in helping capture an upskirt video suspect last month.

Thursday, Aug 16

'At the brunt of this for many years': Freelance coaches want level playing field for job search

While the new National Instructors and Coaches Association (NICA) aims to support freelance instructors and coaches in providing insurance for prolonged medical leave, freelancers Channel NewsAsia spoke to said there are other pressing…

Boxing: Singaporean Muhamad Ridhwan to fight for IBO world title, sets sights on the big leagues

It is the toughest test yet for the local boxer, who faces top Namibian fighter and former world champion Paulus Ambunda.

Commentary: Saving too little, starting too late, do we have enough for retirement?

Many of us put off planning for our retirement until we’re in our forties but it doesn’t have to be an onerous chore, says one financial advisor.

Wednesday, Aug 15

More companies tapping government scheme to develop healthy food products

SINGAPORE: In the current war on diabetes, can you have your cake and eat it too? That appears to be possible with more companies tapping a government scheme to develop and promote healthier products - including mooncakes for the upcoming…

July's new home sales soar 55% to 16-month high on panic buying

SINGAPORE: Private home sales by developers in Singapore surged 55 per cent in July from a year earlier to a 16-month high, boosted by panic buyers who rushed to snap up properties the night before new cooling measures took effect early…

2019 school year to start on Jan 2, end on Nov 15

SINGAPORE: The 2019 school year for all primary and secondary schools under the Ministry of Education (MOE) will start on Wednesday, Jan 2 and end on Friday, Nov 15, the ministry announced on Wednesday (Aug 15).

A 'cat and mouse game': Unlicensed massage parlours feel the heat from new laws

While unlicensed masseuses question the efficacy of stricter legislation, the police remain committed to clamping down on such businesses.

Tuesday, Aug 14

Khaw Boon Wan, Azmin Ali agree to continue HSR discussions 'in the coming weeks': MOT

SINGAPORE: Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali met in Singapore on Saturday (Aug 11) to discuss the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, Singapore's Ministry of…

Cost a concern for seniors who want to 'age in place': Lien Foundation-NUS study

SINGAPORE: More seniors are "ageing in place" with home and centre-based care services overtaking nursing homes as the main form of long-term care for elderly Singaporeans, according to a new study.

Singapore loses lead over Hong Kong in list of world's most liveable cities

SINGAPORE: Hong Kong has reclaimed its lead over Singapore in an annual global survey of liveable cities, with a marginal difference of 0.1 per cent.

18 PMDs, 2 e-bikes seized by LTA in islandwide operation

SINGAPORE: A total of 18 personal mobility devices (PMDs) and two power-assisted bicycles (PABs) were seized from errant retailers by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in an islandwide "sting operation".

Monday, Aug 13

PM Lee to deliver National Day Rally speech on Aug 19 at ITE College Central

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver his National Day Rally 2018 speech on Sunday, Aug 19 at the Institute of Technical Education College Central at Ang Mo Kio.

US dollar rises to 13-month high against Singdollar on Turkish crisis

SINGAPORE: The greenback rose to a 13-month high against the Singapore dollar on Monday (Aug 13), as a renewed rout in the Turkish lira sent investors scurrying for safety in the US dollar and other assets.

SMRT will win back the public’s trust, says new CEO Neo Kian Hong

SINGAPORE: The new chief executive of beleaguered transport operator SMRT said on Monday (Aug 13) he is confident of earning back the public's trust, and that he has given up his car and will rely on public transport.

Singapore maintains full-year GDP forecast as economy expands 3.9% in Q2

However, slower growth is expected in the second half of 2018 with increasing uncertainties and downside risks in the global economy.

Sunday, Aug 12

Aiming for the stars: Team Singapore’s first ever paraglider eyes a medal at Asian Games

Sky’s the limit for professional paraglider Jessica Goh ahead of her historic debut in Indonesia.

Tailors thread through Singapore’s evolving market trends

SINGAPORE: He sits hunched over the sewing machine, hands slowly guiding the pink fabric under the grind of the needle.

Xenophobia, identity and Singaporean insecurities: Filmmaker Kelvin Tong goes On the Record

SINGAPORE: “It’s really too early to tell,” says award-winning filmmaker Kelvin Tong when I ask him what he thinks constitutes national identity.