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  • AHTC trial: Low Thia Khiang ‘directed’ FMSS before it was appointed managing agent, says lawyer October 17, 2018
    SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party’s (WP) Low Thia Khiang had “directed” FM Solutions and Services (FMSS) to employ workers from Hougang Town Council (HTC), even before FMSS was appointed as managing agent of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), Senior Counsel Davinder Singh argued on Wednesday (Oct ...
  • Sentosa Island, Pulau Brani development plans in the works October 17, 2018
    SINGAPORE: A comprehensive set of plans to reshape Sentosa Island is being developed, announced Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat on Wednesday (Oct 17) at the opening of travel trade show ITB Asia 2018. Mr Chee spoke about Sentosa Island's status as a major tourism ...
  • 3D printing facility to be built at PSA’s Pasir Panjang Terminal October 17, 2018
    SINGAPORE: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) inked a deal on Wednesday (Oct 17) to build the world’s first maritime 3D printing facility at PSA’s Pasir Panjang Terminal. The facility will use additive manufacturing – commonly known as 3D printing – to produce parts that are used ...
  • Singapore exports rise 8.3% in September in sixth straight month of growth October 17, 2018
    SINGAPORE: Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) expanded at a faster pace in September due to a resurgence of pharmaceutical shipments, but analysts raised concerns about ongoing US-China trade tensions clouding the outlook. Exports rose 8.3 per cent year-on-year, the sixth straight month ...
  • What makes a ‘responsible’ town councillor? Low Thia Khiang, PRPTC lawyer cross swords at AHTC trial October 17, 2018
    Former Workers’ Party chief Low admits that he and his other elected MPs did not ask which parts of the contract between CPG Facilities Management and Aljunied Town Council would apply when FMSS took over as managing agent of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council.
  • URA revises guidelines to reduce number of shoebox units, stem shrinking of private homes October 17, 2018
    SINGAPORE: In a bid to reduce the strain new developments pose on local infrastructure, the authorities have moved to ensure that there will be fewer shoebox units offered in new private non-landed residential buildings outside the Central area. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) ...
  • iPhone XR available for pre-order from Friday October 17, 2018
    SINGAPORE: Those looking to buy the new iPhone XR can make a pre-order from 3.01pm on Friday (Oct 19), Apple Singapore has announced. Priced from S$1,229, customers can pre-order the smartphone from the Apple Store app or its website, apple.com/sg.  The iPhone XR comes in five colours: Black ...
  • What are some of the least risky investments? Here’s a guide October 17, 2018
    SINGAPORE: The news that Temasek Holdings has launched its first retail bond is likely to have got risk averse investors interested. The five-year notes, which will mature on Oct 25, 2023, offer a guaranteed fixed interest rate of 2.7 per cent, the Singapore state investment firm said. The ...
  • Singapore, Austria sign agreement to boost cooperation in digitalisation, ICT October 17, 2018
    VIENNA: Singapore and Austria on Wednesday (Oct 17) inked a partnership that will bolster the exchange of information and best practices in key areas of digitalisation and information and communications technology (ICT). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will cover digitalisation ...
  • Man fined after trying to smuggle tortoise hidden in spectacles case into Singapore October 17, 2018
    SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old man was fined S$4,000 after he was caught trying to smuggle a leopard tortoise hidden inside a spectacles case into Singapore, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a joint release on Wednesday (Oct 17). Joey ...