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...

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?...

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...

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. ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

PM Lee: Oxley Road debate shows there has been no abuse of power by him or the government

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singaporeans can see that there has been no abuse of power by either him or the government.

Low Thia Khiang: Investigation needed to clear PM over Oxley Road allegations

OPPOSITION chief Low Thia Khiang said it is not possible to clear Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the Oxley Road allegations without an investigation, although he is prepared to give PM Lee the benefit of the doubt.

Parliament has to clear PM over allegations or censure him: ESM Goh

A MINISTER who thinks that an allegation made against him is without basis has to sue, said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Tuesday in parliament.

Lee Kuan Yew accepted proposal to renovate 38 Oxley Road: PM Lee

THE late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew had, in 2011, accepted a proposal by his eldest son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, to renovate the family home at 38 Oxley Road rather than demolish it.