Nomination Day for Presidential Election set for Sept 13, Polling Day on Sept 23

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has issued the writ of election for next month's Presidential Election, with Nomination Day set for Wednesday, Sept 13...
INSIDE VIEW

Rallying the nation to stay healthy and live smart

It certainly has been an eventful week, both at home and around the world. A US-guided missile destroyer, named the USS John McCain, collided with an oil tanker in the Straits of Singapore on Monday, an incident that left ten sailors missing.
THE FINISH LINE

Devils to maintain perfect EPL start

AN impressive feat of eight goals scored without reply and a maximum six points from the first two matches - the Manchester United engine is purring and not yet into second gear, which should prove worrying for the rest of the chasing pack.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Farid submits papers, has 'no regrets' no matter the outcome

THE race to become Singapore's next president is fast heating up, with a second prospective candidate having submitted his documents to contest the upcoming reserved election...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Contest will be good for Singapore: Salleh Marican

THE chief executive officer of Second Chance Properties, Salleh Marican, declared on Wednesday that he is well prepared for next month's presidential election, and hopes he will get the nod to take part...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Cheng Bock accepts Court of Appeal verdict with a 'heavy heart'

FORMER presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock, who narrowly lost at the last election in 2011 after a recount of the votes, has given up all hope of taking part in next month's election...

Cashless holds benefits if hurdles cleared

IS Singapore, a modern metropolis and one of the world's top financial centres, really that backward when it comes to embracing cashless payments?...
NATIONAL DAY RALLY 2017

New pre-school training institute 'a testament to sector's growth'

THE government's decision to establish a centralised institute for early childhood professionals is further proof that the sector is a burgeoning one in Singapore, according to some senior figures in the industry...
NATIONAL DAY RALLY 2017

Start life right, stay healthy and live smart

BUILDING up the country's pre-school sector, fighting diabetes and making Singapore a Smart Nation formed the key messages in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally speech on Sunday. ...
NATIONAL DAY RALLY 2017

Pre-school sector outlay to reach S$1.7b in 2022

THE government is going to double public spending again on the pre-school sector to S$1.7 billion a year in 2022, which is up significantly from the annual expenditure of S$360 million in 2012 and S$840 million this year.

Singapore has 'natural advantage' to be a Smart Nation

WHILE Singapore may already have the right ingredients to become a Smart Nation, the country still lags behind other major cities in several areas when it comes to taking full advantage of technological advances.
THE FINISH LINE

A five-way battle for the EPL trophy

EIGHTY-TWO days have passed since an all-conquering Chelsea team dominated their way to the English Premier League (EPL) title last season.

Singapore's economy to grow by 'around 2.5%' this year: PM Lee

THE government expects Singapore's economy to grow by around 2.5 per cent this year, which would be higher than last year's growth of 2 per cent...

Singapore economy to grow by 'around 2.5 per cent' in 2017: PM Lee

THE government expects Singapore's economy to grow by around 2.5 per cent in 2017, which would be higher than last year's growth of 2 per cent...

Presidential hopeful Halimah quits as Speaker, leaves PAP

A DAY after declaring her intent to contest next month's presidential election, Halimah Yacob vacated her official positions as Speaker of Parliament and a member of parliament...

In a rich league of its own

FOOTBALL is by far the No 1 sport in Singapore, but these days you aren't likely to see people turning up in droves to catch a local S.League match. Every week from August to May each year, most football fans will probably be at their favourite neighbourhood pub, a restaurant in the heart of...
PARLIAMENT

OKP won PIE viaduct job with highest price-quality score: Transport Ministry

THE main contractor involved in the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) viaduct collapse in mid-July was awarded the tender even though it was deemed to have a low safety performance score, Parliament was told on Tuesday.

Judgment reserved on Tan Cheng Bock's election appeal

SINGAPORE'S highest court has reserved judgment on the appeal by former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock against the basis and timing of the upcoming reserved presidential election...
THE FINISH LINE

A night of star bods and bodyslams

I'VE been to dozens of sporting events in my lifetime, both for leisure and as part of my job. Football, boxing, rugby, badminton, mixed martial arts, volleyball, tennis, swimming, Formula One - the list goes on...
TOPLINE

Football giants gravitating towards South-east Asia

IN recent years, scores of football clubs from Europe have ventured outside their continent and made huge inroads into South-east Asia, a region they deem chock-full of lucrative opportunities to grow their brand and fan base.
LEE FAMILY FEUD

Hsien Yang, Wei Ling to stop posting evidence on social media

THE two siblings of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have agreed to accept their elder brother's desire to settle their very public feud in private, and will stop posting further evidence online for now...

Pricey tickets worth it for pop princess

WEEKS before Britney Spears landed in Singapore, much of the fuss was about the exorbitant ticket prices to catch the American pop icon's first full-length concert here...
OXLEY DEBATE

Debate shows no abuse of power: PM

THE lengthy debate over allegations that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had misused his authority regarding the fate of his family's Oxley Road home ended on Tuesday, with PM Lee stressing that the parliamentary session had sent a clear message to Singaporeans that there was no abuse of power...
OXLEY DEBATE

ESM Goh to MPs: Clear PM Lee of allegations or censure him

EMERITUS Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Tuesday called for a "clear conclusion" at the end of the two-day debate on the 38 Oxley Road saga, calling on lawmakers to either clear Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the allegations by his siblings, or censure him...
OXLEY DEBATE

WP chief keeps open mind, but needs more convincing

WORKERS' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang told Parliament on Tuesday that the opposition party cannot conclude as yet if the allegations made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's siblings are baseless or not...