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  • Top 10 movies of 2016

    Superhero movies seemed to reach saturation point, and for all the good “Deadpool”, “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange” did, there were films like “Suicide Squad” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” which polarised audiences. A host of original movies also shook up Yahoo Singapore’s Top 10 list this year, with “Train to Busan” and “Zootopia” all earning high praise from our team. Like in previous years, we based our choices on the movies released in Singapore this year (which is why some of the movies on this list may have 2015 release dates).

  • 19-year-old arrested for suspected cheating using Carousell

    Singapore police have arrested a 19-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in a series of online scams.

  • NRIC re-registration at age 55 to start next year: ICA

    From next year, Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) will be required to re-register their National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) when they turn 55. The move will allow those who re-register to update the photographs on their NRICs, which will help mitigate any security and identification issues that may emerge from outdated NRIC photos. Currently, citizens and PRs have to register for their NRIC at the age of 15 and re-register at age 30.

  • Significant rise in e-mail impersonation scams: Police

    There has been a significant rise in the number of reported e-mail impersonation scams, with victims here having lost some S$19 million this year alone, said the police.

  • Changes to Elected Presidency passed in Parliament

    Changes to the Constitution to ensure that candidates from all races can run in the Elected Presidency from time to time have been passed in Parliament after three days of debate on the issue. A total of 77 Members of Parliament approved the Bill to amend the Constitution on Wednesday (9 November) while all six MPs from the Workers’ Party opposed it. The changes, which also include raising the criteria for candidates, state that if there is no President from a particular race for five consecutive terms, the next term will be reserved for a candidate from that race.

  • Pet businesses to license dogs before sale starting 2017: AVA

    From early 2017, all dogs put up for sale by pet businesses in Singapore will need to be licensed before they can be sold to consumers, said Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) in a press release on Monday (7 November). The new dog licensing rules are set to take effect in early 2017.

  • Rubbish collection fees to go up in 2017: NEA

    Higher rubbish collection fees will be levied from 1 January next year, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday (7 Nov).

  • LTA seizes 20 e-scooters, catches hundreds of errant cyclists and e-bike users

    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued more than 860 advisories to errant cyclists, and users of e-bikes and personal mobility devices (PMD) as it stepped up enforcement operations across Singapore. In a statement on Monday (7 November), the LTA said it had seized 20 electric scooters from users who were caught riding on the road.

  • Feng Tianwei given support from STTA to participate in international competitions

    Feng Tianwei will be allowed to compete at the international level after the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) confirmed it will support her participating in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Circuit.

  • Man fined $3,500 for threatening to 'open fire' on LGBT community

    The man who posted a Facebook post saying that he wanted permission to “open fire” on lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) pleaded guilty to one charge of making threatening communication that is likely to cause alarm. According to media reports, Bryan Lim, 36, was fined S$3,500 on Friday (4 November). Give me permission to open fire.

  • SMRT suspends mobile service on Circle Line for the rest of Friday

    SMRT has suspended mobile service on the Circle Line for the rest of Friday (4 Nov) due to “ongoing tests”, said the rail provider. [CCL] Due to ongoing tests, commuters travelling along the Circle Line will experience temporary suspension of Telco signals.

  • Cold Storage apologises for Deepavali beef promotion

    A photo circulated on Twitter by user @adamflinter on Monday showed a photo of the price display board at one of Cold Storage’s outlets.

  • Fire breaks out at Sungei Kadut warehouse

    A fire broke out at a warehouse at Sungei Kadut Loop early Wednesday morning (2 Nov). According to eyewitnesses who live near the area, the fire started at 5.30am. Some also heard loud “explosions”.  Sungei kadut pic.twitter.com/lgifxtoZq0

  • Star Wars X-Wing and TIE fighter craft to land at Changi Airport

    Star Wars fans in Singapore rejoice - The Force in the form of two iconic Star Wars fighter craft will arrive at Changi Airport in November.

  • Auxiliary police officer fires two shots at vehicle at Tuas Checkpoint

    An Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) fired two shots at a vehicle suspected to be used for cigarette smuggling at the Second Link Bridge near the International Boundary (IB) before Tuas Checkpoint on Tuesday night (27 Oct).

  • Coach sexually assaulted 14-year-old boy

    A badminton coach groomed a 14-year-old student and pressured him to take part in sexual activities, Channel NewsAsia reported on Tuesday (27 Oct).

  • Manchester City FC's owner sets up Singapore subsidiary

    The owner of Manchester City football club has set up a Singapore subsidiary to oversee its businesses in Southeast Asia.

  • Singapore's first water treatment plant to use ceramic membrane technology

    The water treatment plant at Choa Chu Kang will be the first in Singapore to use ceramic membrane technology to increase its operating efficiency.

  • WP responds to MOH statement on Hep C outbreak

    The Workers’ Party has responded to a statement by the Ministry of Health (MOH) issued in response to an earlier media release by WP that calls for a Committee of Inquiry to investigate the Hepatitis C virus infection cluster at Singapore General Hospital.