Singapore Budget 2019: $1.1b Bicentennial Bonus for Singaporeans, including GST Voucher cash payouts, Singapore – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – To celebrate the bicentennial year, a $1.1 billion Bicentennial Bonus will be shared with Singaporeans, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Feb 18). … Continue reading Singapore Budget 2019: $1.1b Bicentennial Bonus for Singaporeans, including GST Voucher cash payouts, Singapore – The Straits Times

Support for Singaporeans and businesses are the key themes in Heng Swee Keat’s Budget 2019 speech, Singapore News – AsiaOne

SINGAPORE – Support for Singaporeans in the face of economic restructuring, opportunities for businesses to grow, and a caring and inclusive home for all. Mr Heng, … Continue reading Support for Singaporeans and businesses are the key themes in Heng Swee Keat’s Budget 2019 speech, Singapore News – AsiaOne

Power outage in parts of central Singapore caused by equipment failure at substation – The Straits Times

Ng Huiwen Choo Yun Ting SINGAPORE – Electricity supply to some areas in central Singapore was disrupted on Thursday afternoon (Feb 14) due to equipment failure at the substation serving Carlton Hotel. The affected areas were parts of Bugis, City Hall, … Continue reading Power outage in parts of central Singapore caused by equipment failure at substation – The Straits Times

Budget to focus on helping companies embrace tech, train workers to lift productivity: – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – The Budget will focus on how companies can increase productivity and stay competitive, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. This will involve, in part, an emphasis on improving capabilities in the workplace and getting firms to embrace technology. … Continue reading Budget to focus on helping companies embrace tech, train workers to lift productivity: – The Straits Times

Indonesia | Former First Lady – Ani Yudhoyono receives treatment in Singapore for blood cancer

Former first lady Ibu Ani Yudhoyono was admitted to hospital on the 2nd of February in Singapore Her husband and Democratic Party chairman, former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said on Wednesday that she was currently under intensive medical care at National … Continue reading Indonesia | Former First Lady – Ani Yudhoyono receives treatment in Singapore for blood cancer

‘I am deeply sorry for the loss’: Ng Eng Hen on recent NS training deaths, vows accountability for every soldier – Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in Parliament on Monday (Feb 11) he was sorry for the recent National Service (NS) training deaths, as he pledged to hold the Defence Ministry (MINDEF) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) accountable for … Continue reading ‘I am deeply sorry for the loss’: Ng Eng Hen on recent NS training deaths, vows accountability for every soldier – Channel NewsAsia

Singapore defends conscription after string of deaths – SE Asia – The Jakarta Post

Photo by Chuanchai Pundej on Unsplash Singapore on Monday defended the city-state’s system of conscription after the recent deaths of four servicemen, including a popular young actor, sparked widespread criticism. As a tiny state surrounded by bigger neighbours, Singapore’s founding leaders decided to … Continue reading Singapore defends conscription after string of deaths – SE Asia – The Jakarta Post

Maritime Dispute | Malaysia, Singapore tensions flare after ship collision – New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: The collision of a Malaysian government vessel with a ship in waters disputed by Singapore and Malaysia on Sunday has sparked a fresh flare-up of maritime tensions between the neighbors. Continue reading Maritime Dispute | Malaysia, Singapore tensions flare after ship collision – New Straits Times

Toxic bacteria found on microplastics around Singapore’s coastline, Environment News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Cheryl Teh SINGAPORE – Toxic bacteria capable of causing coral bleaching and wound infections in humans have been found on microplastics picked up from the Republic’s coastline between April and July 2018. Marine scientists at the National University of Singapore … Continue reading Toxic bacteria found on microplastics around Singapore’s coastline, Environment News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

TODAYonline | Malaysian and Greek vessels collide in Singapore’s waters

SINGAPORE — Amid an ongoing maritime dispute, a Malaysian government vessel — which has been intruding into Singapore’s territorial waters — has collided with a merchant ship off Tuas, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Saturday (Feb 9). … Continue reading TODAYonline | Malaysian and Greek vessels collide in Singapore’s waters

Pedophile | French teacher from MOE Language Center arrested in Bangkok for sex with minors, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – A Frenchman whom the Ministry of Education (MOE) has confirmed teaches at its Language Center in Singapore has been arrested in Bangkok for allegedly having sex with children. French-language teacher Jean-Christophe Quenot, 51, was arrested by police in … Continue reading Pedophile | French teacher from MOE Language Center arrested in Bangkok for sex with minors, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times