SINGAPORE — Jasmine Eng, 41, quit her job as a customer service officer – one she had for almost two decades – three years ago to take care of her brother with intellectual disabilities.
SINGAPORE — Residents living in the northwest region of Singapore can now dine-in or takeaway food from over 10 brands at food delivery service GrabFood’s first-ever shared kitchen here.
SINGAPORE — While measures have been taken to encourage inclusive hiring of people with disabilities in Singapore, much more can be done in this area, said President Halimah Yacob.
SINGAPORE — 21-year-old Pathlight student Jamie Goh used to speak in whispers while serving meals to customers, during the first few nerve-wracking days of her internship at her school’s cafe.
SINGAPORE — The MOE has clarified its stance in the case of a student who was unable to receive her original PSLE results slip due to unpaid school fees.
SINGAPORE — Sexual violence has evolved a new form, as perpetrators use distribute their former partners’ nudes, or coerce sex from their victims.
SINGAPORE — “I used to wear red, orange and chocolate coloured clothes to work. My favourite colour is green,” said Chua Mui Noi, 69, in Mandarin, as she deftly picked at fibre optic strands lit up in eye-catching shades.
SINGAPORE — The government cannot risk a delay in implementing the e-scooter ban on footpaths as safety is of paramount concern, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min was overheard saying during a heated dialogue session with food delivery riders on Tuesday night (12 November).
SINGAPORE — Selected Special Education (SPED) schools will offer lower school fees from next year and three new government-funded SPED schools will be set up in the coming years in a bid to further support students with special educational needs.
SINGAPORE — About 1,000 people live on the streets of Singapore, with the highest numbers reported in the city area, Bedok and Kallang, results from a first-of-its-kind nationwide study showed.
SINGAPORE — It is the year 2032. Major economies across the world have collapsed. China has risen to dominate the eastern hemisphere, while parts of the United States are threatening to secede.
SINGAPORE — An additional $15 million will be set aside for eligible monument owners to support restoration projects over the next five years, said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu on Tuesday (15 October).
SINGAPORE — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat touched on wide-ranging issues during the Singapore Bicentennial Conference.
SINGAPORE — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat on Monday (30 September) stressed the independence and efficiency of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC).
SINGAPORE — Three areas that have been updated in opposition party Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) election manifesto this year include healthcare, education and economy, party members said at its launch on Saturday (28 September).
SINGAPORE — Experts called for more efforts to prevent suicide in the Republic during a forum organised by the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) on Thursday (26 September), as decriminalisation of attempted suicide takes effect next year.
SEOUL — Experts from various fields have urged policymakers in Asia to cultivate a regulatory environment that facilitates purportedly less harmful tobacco alternatives by focusing on the science and technology behind such products.
SINGAPORE — Migraines cost Singapore an estimated $1.04 billion last year, in terms of healthcare costs and productivity losses incurred by working adults in the Republic, an inaugural study on the condition has found.
SINGAPORE — While endowment funds for the six autonomous universities (AUs) range widely from $400 million to $5.9 billion at the end of the 2017 financial year, the government does not want to be “too draconian” in redistributing the funds, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Tuesday (3 September).
SINGAPORE — To finance the projected $100 billion cost arising from the fight against climate change, the government could rely on a combination of funds from the ministries’ budgets, borrowing and past reserves.
SINGAPORE — More than 7,700 cases of high-rise littering were reported to the National Environment Agency (NEA) between 2016 and 2018, averaging between 2,300 and 2,800 per year.
SINGAPORE — Students who are exempted from taking a mother tongue language at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) level and affected by the new grading system taking effect from 2021 will be treated fairly, said Second Minister for Education and Finance Indranee Rajah on Monday (2 September).
SINGAPORE — Transport operator SMRT will provide its staff with relevant training to better support those with disabilities and dementia, starting with staff at the new Yishun transport hub.
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be investing an additional $44 million per annum in government bursaries for higher education, bringing the total to $167 million starting from the next academic year.
SINGAPORE — Muhammad Danny Azrin Adbullah, 19, knows two friends in his community who are currently on the death row for trafficking drugs.