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  • Huawei gives out free power banks to people queuing for new iPhones in Singapore September 21, 2018
    Huawei pulled a fast one over Apple when the company started giving out free power banks to people lined up to purchase a new iPhone in Singapore. The event took place on the eve of Sept. 20 at Apple's flagship Orchard Road store, the night before it opened its doors to customers. A long line […]
  • Elephants no longer made to perform at Singapore Zoo September 21, 2018
    SINGAPORE - Elephants at Singapore Zoo will no longer be commanded to perform during shows, as part of a shift in its model of care for the park's five female specimens. Instead of performing stunts like balancing on logs, during the twice-daily presentations that play out to crowds of hundreds, the Asian elephants will be […]
    Tiffany Fumiko Tay
  • Woman fined $32k for failing to declare branded goods worth nearly $500k from overseas September 21, 2018
    SINGAPORE - A 42-year-old Singaporean woman was fined about $32,000 on Thursday (Sept 20), after she pleaded guilty to failing to declare taxable goods brought into Singapore. Tammy Tien Mi had brought a total of 30 luxury goods worth over $469,890 when she returned to Singapore from France on Jan 27 this year, the Singapore […]
    Toh Ting Wei
  • Rider falls off bike then gets run over by van along Second Link in Malaysia September 21, 2018
    A rider was seen losing control of his motorcycle and falling onto the road before getting run over by a van. A video of the incident was posted on Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road's Facebook page.
    Farah Daley
  • Parliament: Select Committee recommends regulation of tech firms over fake news September 20, 2018
    SINGAPORE - A parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that perpetrators are punished. The committee, set up to make recommendations on fighting "deliberate online falsehoods", said measures were needed as companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter "have a policy of […]
  • Hundreds queue for iPhone XS and XS Max in Singapore a day ahead of launch September 20, 2018
    SINGAPORE - It is a day before the launch of the latest iPhones at 9am on Friday (Sept 21), but by noon on Thursday, a queue of roughly 250 people had already formed in front of the Apple store in Orchard Road. At 11am, consumers hoping to get their hands on the iPhone XS and […]
    Michelle Ng
  • Nas Daily vlogger hits back at criticism against 'almost perfect country' praise, says Singaporeans 'lack perspective' September 20, 2018
    SINGAPORE - The creator of popular travel video series Nas Daily, Mr Nuseir Yassin, has hit back at those who have decried his video series on Singapore, one of which was a five-minute video that lauded the island state as an "almost perfect" country. A Facebook page titled The Alternative View uploaded a post on […]
    Jan Lee