Yale-NUS merger will not have any implications on current and future partnerships: Chan Chun Sing

The merger of Yale-NUS College (YNC) and the University Scholars Programme (USP) will not have any implications on any of the current and future partnerships that Singapore has, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Monday (13 Sep). According to Mr Chan, the decision to announce the merger of YNC and the USP … Read more

Partially vaccinated 80-year-old S’porean man dies of COVID-19 complications; death toll at 58

An 80-year-old Singaporean man, case 72986, has passed away on Friday (10 Sep) from complications due to COVID-19 infection. “He had developed symptoms on 4 September, and tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 9 September after being admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases,” said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily report. … Read more

PM Lee invites new M’sian premier Ismail Sabri for official visit during congratulatory call

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has extended an invitation to his newly-sworn in Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to visit Singapore soon. “I look forward to meeting him to discuss how we can partner each other to take our friendship further, and expand our cooperation,” said PM Lee in a Facebook post on … Read more

Flash floods in parts of S’pore due to heavy rain; vehicles seen trapped at flooded Tampines-Pasir Ris junction

Heavy downpours have caused flash floods and major traffic jams in some parts of Singapore on Friday morning (20 Aug). Videos circulating on social media show the water level dangerously reaching nearly 1m at the junction of Pasir Ris Drive 12 and Tampines Avenue 10. Many vehicles can be seen trapped in the flash flood. … Read more

Fight against COVID-19 has ‘strained fault lines’ in society, brought up difficult issues: PM Lee

Singapore’s battle against COVID-19 has “strained fault lines” in society, and brought up difficult issues that the country needs to deal with, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day message on Sunday (8 Aug). Speaking in a video filmed at the Symphony Lake in the Botanic Gardens, Mr Lee noted that the … Read more

‘They can kiss my ass’: Chantal Liew shuts down critics after making history as Singapore’s first ever Olympic open water swimmer

With water still dripping from her hair, Chantal Liew did not shy away from the media when she was interviewed shortly after her gruelling 10km swim at the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo on Wednesday morning (4 Aug). Upon making history as Singapore’s first ever open water swimmer at the Olympics, Liew expressed how proud … Read more

S’pore actor voices his frustration after authorities conducted inspection at his home without warrant

Singapore actor Nick Mikhail took to his Instagram on Sunday (1 Aug) to voice his frustration at how the authorities had recently conducted an impromptu inspection at his place of residence, having felt that his privacy was invaded. Mr Nick Mikhail said that a few Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) officers had came into his home … Read more

Train services between Ang Mo Kio and Yishun MRT stations halted after commuter climbed onto tracks

Train services between Ang Mo Kio and Yishun MRT stations on the North-South Line were halted in both directions on Monday afternoon (2 Aug) at around 1.55pm after a female commuter at Yio Chu Kang station had climbed onto the tracks. According to SMRT in a statement, the female commuter climbed over the half-height platform … Read more