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betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – Australia and Singapore will seek to draw on the “huge reservoir” of strategic trust between them to strengthen supply chains that could withstand future crises, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday (July 6). Speaking during a joint press conference with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong, he described both countries as longstanding, natural […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – Certificates of entitlement (COE) premiums hit an all-time high of $110,524 in the Open category at the latest tender exercise that closed on Wednesday (July 6). The premium for Open category COE, which tends to be used to register larger cars, rose by 5.9 per cent from $104,400 at the last tender. The previous record […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – Staff, families and partners of Citi Singapore have raised $152,000 through activities like bake sales and auctions to support annual charity concert ChildAid. ChildAid is in aid of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund. Citi last month donated $120,000 to ChildAid to mark the bank’s 120th […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – JTC has completed its review of its internal processes following the unauthorised clearing of Kranji woodland. JTC has implemented four measures to strengthen its processes and capabilities in land clearance projects. These were shared on Tuesday (July 5) in a written parliamentary reply by Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong. First, […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – It was a seemingly endless process of trying out different materials and combinations to put together a reusable face mask that would fit all criteria. Pulling long hours, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) team tested about 30 prototypes before settling on the one that was eventually distributed nationwide in May […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – The authorities can now direct social media platforms and Internet service providers to investigate attempts by foreign parties to interfere in Singapore’s domestic politics. These hostile attempts could include the use of inauthentic accounts and bots to engineer a false sense of strong public support or opposition to certain views, with the aim […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – China-owned fuel station operators have lowered petrol prices by another four cents a litre across the board – the third reduction since last Friday (July 1). According to Fuel Kaki, a pump price tracker initiated by the Consumers Association of Singapore, Sinopec cut rates on Tuesday (July 5), followed by fellow Chinese company […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – Travellers heading to Malaysia this weekend can expect delays at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Wednesday (July 6). There is a three-day-long break, with the Hari Raya Haji public holiday falling on Monday. Departing traffic is forecast to be heavy on Friday and Saturday, while […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – Train service has resumed on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), about 3.5 hours after a signal fault disrupted commutes along the entire line in both directions and left some commuters stuck on six stalled trains. In a tweet at around 11.35am, SMRT said trains are running again along the nine-station stretch between Woodlands North […]

betty July 6, 2022

SINGAPORE – There’s no turning away from the topic of inflation. For the second time this week, cost-of-living challenges were raised in Parliament. Workers’ Party MP Jamus Lim (Sengkang GRC), in his adjournment motion on the use of macroeconomic policy to combat inflation, said that “when the prices of what we eat, getting to work, […]