Singapore Today Online Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:33:32 +0000Wholesaler gets S$1.01 million fine, 8 months’ jail for tobacco offences
SINGAPORE - A wholesaler has been fined a total of S$1.01 million and jailed eight months for selling ang hoon - a type of tobacco which comprises loose self-rolling tobacco leaves - wholesale without a valid tobacco import and wholesale licence, and...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:57:20 +000080% of bus driver positions filled up, says Tower Transit
SINGAPORE - Tower Transit said today (Dec 15) it has filled 80 per cent of its 750 bus driver positions. These include about 300 new bus drivers and over 320 drivers currently plying the 26 routes that Tower Transit will take over by mid-2016.
"Every...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:26:28 +0000SMRT launches Star Wars-themed trains and buses
SINGAPORE - Specially decorated Star Wars-themed trains and buses launched today (Dec 15), ahead of the much-anticipated seventh edition of the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thursday.
The trains and buses come as part of a partnership be...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:41:39 +0000November new home sales rise 39%
SINGAPORE - Sales of new private homes gained 39 per cent on a month-on-month basis for November, boosted mainly by sales from The Poiz Residences at Potong Pasir.
Developers sold 759 private residences last month, up from 548 units sold in Octobe...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:41:39 +0000‘I could not take it any longer’: Maid tearfully recounts her escape
SINGAPORE - She took the opportunity to flee when her employers sent her to clean the elevator area near their condominium unit in Orchard. As she fled, Ms Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, was chased by the condominium guard but she managed to give him the...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:09:15 +0000HDB to explore shorter lease flats, loan to help families in rental flats own homes again
SINGAPORE - To help former flat owners living in public rental flats own a home again, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) will study offering them shorter lease flats with a longer Minimum Occupation Period, as well as another HDB concessionary ...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:57:22 +0000Having children significantly lowers lung cancer risk among women: Study
SINGAPORE - A nation-wide study has found that childbirth lowers the risk of lung cancer in women by at least 44 per cent. It also found that eight in 10 women who have lung cancer are non-smokers, and that although lung cancer incidence and mortalit...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:45:14 +0000Social Service Office in Taman Jurong opens
SINGAPORE - The Taman Jurong Social Service Office (SSO), which provides social assistance to needy families, was officially launched this morning (Dec 15).
Located next to the Taman Jurong Community Club, the Taman Jurong SSO is the second SSO in Ju...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:29:13 +0000Yishun cat deaths: MP appeals for residents to provide in-car camera footage
SINGAPORE - Following a string of cat deaths in Yishun, Member of Parliament (Nee Soon GRC) Louis Ng made an appeal today (Dec 15) to residents to review footage from their in-car cameras and offer them to investigators as possible evidence.
Over the...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 03:49:20 +0000Job growth for first nine months of 2015 at lowest since 2009
SINGAPORE - The number of new jobs created for the first nine months of this year has fallen to its lowest since 2009.
In the latest Ministry of Manpower (MOM) labour market report for the third quarter, total employment from January to September gre...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 03:05:13 +0000Secondary 1 posting results to be released on Dec 22
SINGAPORE - The Secondary 1 posting results will be released next Tuesday, Dec 22, at 9am, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced today (Dec 15).
The posting results can be accessed via Short Messaging System (SMS) text messaging - if parents have...Tue, 15 Dec 2015 02:09:11 +00005-Hour Energy billionaire brings latest inventions to S’pore
SINGAPORE - Billionaire Manoj Bhargava, who made his fortune selling 5-Hour Energy drinks in gas stations and convenience stores across the US, is turning to Asia to commercialise his latest inventions in health, power and water.
Renew Group, the sta...Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:33:32 +0000S’poreans-first policies ‘may affect integration of foreigners’
SINGAPORE - Government policies in Singapore that were introduced in recent years to enhance preferential treatment for citizens over permanent residents (PR) might have created unintended hurdles for social integration, a geography don who researche...Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:53:32 +0000S’pore firm guilty of facilitating arms shipment to North Korea
SINGAPORE – A Singapore-registered shipping firm, Chinpo Shipping Company, was today (Dec 14) found guilty of transferring money that could have contributed to North Korea's nuclear-related programmes or activities.
The firm was also convicted of r...Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:13:18 +0000SMRT launches aggressive drive to fill 700 jobs
SINGAPORE - Amid rising operating costs, public transport operator SMRT announced today (Dec 14) that it will go on a hiring binge to recruit 700 more bus drivers, rail supervisors and engineers.
In a tight labour market exacerbated by the entry ...