While driving along the China-North Korea border, Singapore photographer Sim Chi Yin, 39, got a "very sobering" reminder from a Chinese taxi driver that the spectre of nuclear annihilation is not just an abstract worry.
A majority of Singaporeans polled doubt that they have been given the full picture about the issues plaguing the MRT, according to a new survey by market research company Blackbox Research.
A 36-year-old Bangladeshi foreign worker was been fined $30,000 on Tuesday (21 November) for conducting employment agency (EA) activities without a valid EA licence. According to a news release from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Roy Tapon Kumar pleaded guilty to one charge under Section 6(2) of the
The driver of an MRT train that collided with a stationary train at Joo Koon station did not have sufficient time to "react and respond", and the incident was not down to human error, said top officials from rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority on Tuesday (21 November). With
From 8 December, almost 20 stations on the North-South and East-West Lines will see their operating hours reduced in a bid to accelerate re-signalling works on the East-West Line (EWL). The move was announced by Land Transport Authority chief executive Ngian Hoon Ping on Tuesday (21 November) in the
Thales, the French conglomerate supplying the new signalling system for the North-South and East-West MRT lines, has taken “full responsibility” for its part in last Wednesday’s (15 November) train collision at Joo Koon station that injured 38 people.
A maid abuser who was caught when an alert police officer heard her apologising to her domestic helper in Tamil, has been jailed for four months and three weeks. Last September, retired warrant officer K. Rajakumari, 56, was convicted on five charges of voluntarily causing hurt to her helper Sargunam
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan at a media briefing on 16 October 2017 where he apologised to commuters affected by the MRT tunnel flooding last month. The Ministry of Transport (MOT) will not be convening a Commission of Inquiry (COI) on last month’s MRT tunnel flooding incident that affected some
Singapore comics artist Sonny Liew’s graphic novel “The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” was one of the “very few” works to have its NAC funding withdrawn. “Very few” arts projects have had their National Arts Council (NAC) funding declined or withdrawn because they “undermine public institutions, political
The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is moving ahead with contempt of court proceedings against academic Li Shengwu, said several sources familiar with the matter. Yahoo News Singapore understands that a pre-trial conference for the case against Li, the eldest son of Lee Hsien Yang and nephew of Prime
Six members of SMRT's maintenance staff will face disciplinary action for their part in the Bishan tunnel flooding incident that affected some 250,000 people, said the rail operator on Monday (6 November) following the completion of its internal investigation. The six individuals from the Building
Workers’ Party chief Low Thia Khiang will not be contesting the post of secretary-general at the next party leadership election in 2018.
A 42-year-old man has been jailed 23 days for keeping illegal wildlife, including venomous exotic snakes, rare turtles and a giant black scorpion. According to a statement from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Thursday (2 November), Lau Kin Wei Clement was fined $4,700 in court on the same
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned Singaporeans not to purchase or consume two medicinal products from Malaysia, after a pair of elderly women developed serious medical issues after consuming them.
Ride-hailing app Grab has become the latest player to join the race to become Singapore's leading e-payment platform, drawing on a user base of millions.
Preliminary investigations into the causes of the massive North-South Line (NSL) disruption in early October have revealed that quarterly maintenance works for the anti-flood system at Bishan MRT were not properly conducted. While the maintenance records for the works – which were due in December 2016
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing said that the next premier of Singapore will not be someone who causes “huge discontinuity”.
From end-December, early morning commuters can look forward to cheaper train fares if they tap in before 7.45am on weekdays, excluding public holidays. Fares will be lowered by up to 50 cents for pre-peak travellers, said the Public Transport Council (PTC) in announcing the results of its 2017 Fare Review
The total number of e-commerce and Internet love scams increased by 26 per cent in the third quarter of 2017, prompting the police to issue a warning about the trend.
A trio of men in their 30s have been arrested on suspicion of discharging dangerous fireworks in Yishun last week. Just after midnight on 18 October, police were alerted to loud sounds believed to have been caused by the discharge of fireworks from the top deck of the multi-storey carpark at Block 419A
How much do you know about the diversity of faiths in Singapore? In this series, Yahoo News Singapore explores the lesser-known rituals and branches of religions in the country.
He has attracted the wrath of no less than Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his love of Singlish - or as he would put it, he kena buak goo yoo (being criticised) - but that has not stopped poet and academic Gwee Li Sui, 47, from writing a new book about the language so beloved of Singaporeans.
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan lambasted the SMRT personnel in charge of anti-flooding measures at Bishan MRT, even as he apologised for the massive North-South Line disruption earlier this month that affected some 250,000 commuters. It is so simple that it should not have happened…yin gou li fan
SMRT’s top management apologises for the 7-8 Oct 2017 disruption on the North-South Line at a media briefing on 16 October 2017 at Bishan Depot. Train operator SMRT apologised to members of the public on Monday (16 October) for the breakdown on the North-South Line earlier this month, saying that it