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Ng Chee Meng elected NTUC secretary-general

SINGAPORE: Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Ng Chee Meng will be the new Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), the union said on Tuesday (May 22).

NDP 2018: 'We Are Singapore' back as theme song, but with a twist

SINGAPORE: This year's National Day Parade (NDP) theme song is a revamped version of the old classic "We Are Singapore".

National Day Parade ticket applications open on Wednesday

SINGAPORE: Ticket applications for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) held at The Float @ Marina Bay will open from Wednesday (May 23) to Jun 3, the parade’s organising committee said on Tuesday.

HDB launches almost 7,000 new flats in May sales exercise

SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has launched 6,992 flats for sale under the May 2018 Build-to-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise, it said in a press release on Tuesday (May 22).

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What’s for sahur? Muslim personalities on embracing the elusive pre-dawn Ramadan meal

Six Muslim personalities tell CNA Lifestyle about their sahur traditions and how to eat healthy for a meal they sometimes can’t keep their eyes open for.

Man jailed for leading police on 'action movie car chase' in Geylang

Chua Lim Teck had driven against the flow of traffic, hit three vehicles and also drove through a gantry, causing it to rip off.

Sit in Starbucks without buying a drink? Maybe not in Singapore

SINGAPORE: While Starbucks in the United States has formally implemented a policy to treat everyone who walks into their cafes as a customer, whether or not they buy a drink, the revised policy does not apply to its outlets in Singapore.


CNB to trial use of computers and robots to collect and handle urine specimens

SINGAPORE: The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) will trial a new system in July which makes use of computers and robots to improve the collection and handling of urine specimens.


Man jailed, caned for extortion, slapping teenager who chanted secret society slogan

Chia Kok Long was sitting at a void deck when he overheard a teenager shout a secret society slogan. He approached the group, slapped the teen twice and made them hand over the money in their wallets.


Speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles on trial until August

SINGAPORE: Three types of speed-tracking devices for heavy vehicles are currently on trial until August, the Traffic Police (TP) announced on Tuesday (May 22) at the sixth edition of the Singapore Road Safety Month.

GIC enters joint venture to acquire and develop office portfolio in California’s Playa Vista

SINGAPORE: Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has formed a joint venture with a group of investors to acquire a portfolio of Class A office assets in California’s Playa Vista, a district on the west side of Los Angeles.


S$0 for 1GB? Circles.Life launches new salvo in Singapore’s mobile data wars

The no-contract Flexi Plan also comes with 30 minutes' talk time and 10 SMS messages, the company says.


SGX to launch Indian derivatives despite legal move by Indian bourse

SINGAPORE: Singapore Exchange (SGX) said on Tuesday (May 22) it plans to list new India-related equity derivative products in June despite the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) applying for an interim injunction in a Mumbai court…


The Big Read: When the music stops, Uber-less reality hits commuters and drivers

Uber's exit and Grab’s subsequent moves in light of its new-found dominance have left many feeling hard done by.


Singapore to implement e-invoice framework based on Europe’s PEPPOL

Singapore will become the first Asian country to implement an electronic invoicing standard based on a similar process used in Europe.

Common parcel locker system to be piloted in Bukit Panjang, Punggol in October

A one-year nationwide common parcel system will be piloted in Bukit Panjang and Punggol in October this year to provide consumers with more choices to collect their parcels from locker stations located in these two estates.


Singaporeans must have ‘global mindset, global skillsets’: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans at every level of society need to have a deep understanding of the type of forces that can impact them, especially as the external environment undergoes changes, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.

Monday, May 21

Man, 22, jailed for rioting and attacking victims with taser, baton

On one occasion, Pong Jia Rong Kenji and his group attacked eyewitnesses who were taking a video of them assaulting a 19-year-old victim.

ERP rates on some roads to be reduced for June school holidays

SINGAPORE: The Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates for some roads and expressways will be reduced by up to S$1 for the June school holidays, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (May 21).

Home Team launches simulation centre to train commanders in handling large-scale emergencies

SINGAPORE: A new Home Team Simulation Centre that trains commanders in incident management and operational decision-making was launched by Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Monday (May 21).

Pinnacle@Duxton flat catches fire; 2 taken to hospital

SINGAPORE: Two people were hurt after a fire broke out in the bedroom of a 48th-floor unit at the Pinnacle@Duxton in Tanjong Pagar early on Monday morning (May 21).

Sunday, May 20

Commentary: Amid concerns over dollars and cents, is there no room for social responsibility?

We need to step back to fairly measure the true value of the work that low-wage workers do, in order to ensure progression, dignity and fairness for them, says Channel NewsAsia's Bharati Jagdish.

'Just jump': In commercial diving industry, claims of risky practices surface

Commercial divers speak out against what they see as a lax safety culture entrenched in some diving companies, a claim that the diving association’s chairman says is not surprising. But the chairman pointed out that most companies are not…

Universal welfare and saying 'no' to tuition: Teo You Yenn goes On the Record about inequality

SINGAPORE: It is not often that a book by an academic makes the bestseller lists.

'Mummy, help me find my soul': Learning to be a mum again, to help fix her child's broken mind

Life with schizophrenia is not easy, more so if you resent your only parent. But Valerie Liu's salvation was a mum who was ready to make amends for the past - and to learn to be the mother her child needed.

Saturday, May 19

Meeting with Mahathir ‘warm, fruitful': PM Lee

No substantive bilateral issues, including the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project, were discussed during the visit, Mr Lee told reporters on Saturday.

PM Lee meets Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday (May 19) in Putrajaya.

Schools will not have parking gantries; season parking decals will be given instead: MOE

MOE says schools will be the ones ensuring season parking holders and visitors “keep to their designated parking lots” through season parking decals.

After facing death, a busker's mission to fill a void in old folks' lives with joy

Mr Jack Tan has been making music since his younger days, but it was only when he thought his days were numbered that he found a higher purpose for his passion.

Friday, May 18

Linking public transport fares to reliability could worsen situation: Khaw Boon Wan

SINGAPORE: Public transport fares and reliability are two separate matters, and linking the two could worsen the situation, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Friday (May 18).

4G leaders to engage Singaporeans in series of discussions to chart future together: Heng Swee Keat

The new batch of political leaders will “listen with humility and respect” while considering views “with an open mind”, says Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

'Limited' impact from US-China tariffs on Singapore economy, says Chan Chun Sing

The Government estimates that about 0.09 per cent of Singapore's exports could be directly affected by the trade tariffs.

SilkAir to be merged with Singapore Airlines after cabin revamp

The S$100 million cabin upgrades are expected to start in 2020.

Thursday, May 17

NS training deaths: New measures to improve investigations, says Ng Eng Hen

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says one of the measures is to have a member from the External Review Panel on SAF Safety to be in the Committee of Inquiry for any training-related deaths.

SCDF NSF death: There will 'almost certainly' be criminal proceedings, Shanmugam says

SINGAPORE: Investigations into the death of a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) full-time national serviceman (NSF) are ongoing, and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said on Thursday (May 17) that there will "almost certainly" be…

Training death of 3SG Gavin Chan: No negligence or misconduct, but SAF training rules reviewed

The Queensland’s police findings found no basis to charge any person following the death of 3SG Gavin Chan last September, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says.

SCDF NSF death: CPL Kok Yuen Chin’s body cremated in hometown of Melaka

KRUBONG, Melaka: The body of the late Singapore Civil Defence Force full-time national serviceman who died on his last day of service was cremated on Thursday (May 17).