Facebook is unable to make the information about the use of advertising on the social media platform by political parties and the government in recent Singapore elections "available", said a top executive in response to queries posed by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) last month.
Look closely the next time you pass a police officer: come next Monday (16 April), all Singapore Police Force (SPF) frontline officers, including national servicemen, will sport new uniforms in the first such major redesign in 33 years. The uniforms – designed in collaboration with Ministry of Home
With the digital currency fever taking Singapore by storm, companies that host computing “mining rigs" have been popping up over the island, some even as recent as last month.
In a bid to tackle air pollution, owners of motorcycles registered before 1 July 2003 will get a cash incentive of up to $3,500 if they de-register them over the next five years. Owners are eligible for the two-part incentive if their motorcycles have a valid 10-year Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
In 2017, freelance entertainer "Rosie" – not her real name – was befriended on Facebook by a "good-looking" man in his 30s who sang praises of her performances in video clips she uploaded online.
A former assistant coach of Albirex Niigata Singapore football club was sentenced to 10 days’ jail on Friday (23 March) for molesting a 14-year-old girl. According to court documents, the Japanese national first touched the 14-year-old victim’s buttock at a shop in Jurong East at about 5.40pm on 6 July
A male suspect who stabbed a 42-year-old man to death outside a Jalan Besar pub remains at large, almost two years after the incident.
Left to right: Grab’s Anthony Tan, NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing, and NTUC FairPrice CEO Seah Kian Peng. Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice and ride-hailing platform Grab launched a new membership programme on Monday (19 March), two months after both companies signed a joint agreement. The SCORE
Danial Bawthan, also known by his cheeky artist moniker “Wheel Smith”, has written more than 40 songs, of which two have been released. When 24-year-old Danial Bawthan first received an email inviting him to perform at the upcoming True Colours Festival concert in Singapore, he was shocked. The festival
Come Thursday (March 15), Uber customers will have another carpooling option thanks to a new peer-to-peer service called Uber Commute.
Former Sungei Road Thieves’ Market vendor Chan Ah Ling, 71, now splits her week between two sites – a roving “pasar Sungei” and a weekend market at Woodlands Recreation Centre. For over a decade, 71-year-old Chan Ah Ling spent most of her waking hours peddling second-hand ware, ranging from old knick-knacks
Grab has inked a deal with four mobility partners to enable customers to rent bicycles and e-scooters. Local ride-hailing firm Grab announced on Friday (9 March) an upcoming marketplace app that allows customers to rent bicycles and e-scooters, in a move that marked its official foray into the shared
The idea of making a film about a family struggling to survive in a world cut off from electricity first came to Japanese film director Shinobu Yaguchi about 15 years ago.
A “cash vending machine” marketing stunt that caused a mob at Raffles Place on Wednesday (28 February) has been revealed as a publicity campaign for telco Circles.Life’s new pay-per-day unlimited mobile data plan. At a press conference on Thursday, the virtual telco announced that the new service will
The founder of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender portal was convicted of one count of drug trafficking in the State Courts on Tuesday (February 27).
Former City Harvest fund manager Chew Eng Han had attempted to flee Singapore in the motorised sampan seen above. Former City Harvest Church (CHC) fund manager Chew Eng Han was arrested for attempting to flee Singapore by a motorised sampan on Wednesday (21 February), a day before he was to serve his
Angered that a car had overtaken his at Woodlands Checkpoint, he tailed the driver for about 3km along an expressway and swerved dangerously. Resham Singh Dhillon, a 40-year-old Singaporean, pleaded guilty in the State Courts on Tuesday (13 February) to one count of committing mischief, one count of
In debt to the tune of $20,000, Ng Wan Fu Ivan accepted in 2015 a job by a Chinese man known only as “KK” to work for a vice operator involved in prostitution. Not only would Ng be paid for his work, “KK” also promised to help pay off his debt. From 14 to 28 December 2016, the now 34-year-old Singaporean
A 31-year-old Chinese national was on Monday (12 February) jailed for two weeks for taking photographs of prostitutes that were meant to advertise their services online.
A 57-year-old Singaporean man was sentenced to 17 months in jail on Friday (9 February) for attempting to smuggle over $86,000 worth of contraband cigarettes into Singapore. Tan Chin Min pleaded guilty in the State Courts to two charges under the Customs Act. Tan had arrived in a Singapore-registered
It was a spelling error that saved a young woman from becoming a victim of an Internet love scam. The 20-year-old had shown an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) bank teller a message on her phone with details of the scammer's name and bank account in January this year.
Also of concern last year was a 60.5 per cent rise to 207 cases of outrage of modesty (OM) on public transportations, and a 33.8 per cent increase to 107 OM cases at entertainment night spots, said the police at an annual crime briefing on Saturday morning (3 February). Following a 10-year low in 2016
Despite the initial weather scare, around five thousand skywatchers at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) Observatory on Wednesday night (31 January) managed to catch sight of a rare celestial event that last occurred over 150 years ago in 1866. Astronomy enthusiasts will need to wait more than 10 years