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Singapore Diwali Festive Guide 2017

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Vanilla Luxury | 6:00 AM

Diwali, the festival of lights, symbolising the win of good over evil, is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. This year, the public holiday falls on Wednesday, 18 [...]
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‘Uncertainty and worry’ as SPH accelerates job cuts

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The mood among employees was grim as Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) began the process of easing some 230 employees out the door by the end of 2017. Sources at SPH told Yahoo [...]
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Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human [...]
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Singapore’s latest growth nearly doubled estimates

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s trade-reliant economy grew more than expected in the third quarter from the previous quarter on an annualised basis, on the back of manufacturing growth, [...]
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Singaporean arrested in Batam for sodomising children: report

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A Singaporean man has been arrested in Batam for allegedly sodomising children, said a Straits Times report, citing local police sources. According to a police statement on [...]
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SMRT senior executive replaced after flooding on North-South line: report

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A senior executive in charge of maintenance and systems at SMRT has been replaced following last Saturday’s (7 October) flooding in a North-South Line (NSL) tunnel. The [...]
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Man jailed 4 months over plot to steal, sell cough mixture

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Sensing an opportunity after his then-girlfriend told him she needed money, Yap Kailshen hatched a plan to steal at least 684 bottles of cough mixture from the clinic where [...]
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Infant and three others injured in fire caused by overnight charging of e-bike

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A fire that was caused by overnight charging of an electric bicycle occurred on the second floor of an HDB block in Bukit Batok, injuring an infant and three other residents. [...]
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Man jailed for demanding $30 from male friend with nude photo threat

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

He was facing financial difficulties and for a mere $30, he threatened to circulate nude photos of a male friend through a fake Facebook account that he had set up. For that, [...]
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Singapore central bank, bank association, Accenture in blockchain tie-up

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US consulting company Accenture said on Thursday it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to manage [...]
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Singapore’s latest growth nearly doubled estimates

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s trade-reliant economy grew more than expected in the third quarter from the previous quarter on an annualised basis, on the back of manufacturing growth, [...]
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AI Express launches services on Coimbatore-Delhi-Singapore route

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Air India Express today announced the launch of a flight service to Coimbatore from New Delhi, with onward connection to Singapore, from next month. The services on the [...]
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Singapore Home-Sharing Quietly Grows Despite the Rules

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Sizing up the home-sharing industry in Singapore has become the economist’s puzzle as the aspiring “Smart Nation” grapples with resistance to next-door [...]
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SPH to cut about 230 jobs by end of the year

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

*This article was corrected on 11 October 2017 at 11.50pm to indicate that SPH will cut about 230 jobs across the group by the end of the year and not 230 newsroom and sales [...]
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Singapore’s Central Bank Looks Likely to Remain on Hold

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s central bank is widely seen sticking to a neutral stance on Friday, but it may be moving closer to tightening policy as the economy continues to strengthen. [...]
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