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68-year-old man is Singapore’s 29th COVID-19 fatality; returned from work in Indonesia

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:50 AM

A 68-year-old man has died from complications due to the coronavirus, becoming Singapore’s 29th COVID-19 fatality. In a media release on Saturday (November 28), the [...] » More

87 drug suspects nabbed in island-wide operation, including 16-year-old; drugs worth S$400,000 seized

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:50 AM

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said on Saturday (November 28) that it had arrested 87 suspected drug offenders during an island-wide operation carried out between [...] » More

Hedge fund billionaire Dalio to open office in Singapore

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Ray Dalio, founder of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates LP, is opening an office in Singapore to run his investments and philanthropy in the region. Dalio has been building [...] » More

Singapore PM’s defamation suit against The Online Citizen’s editor goes to trial next week

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:50 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is suing the chief editor of socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC) for defamation over an article, is set to testify next week [...] » More

IN FOCUS: Singapore wants fewer people to smoke. How can it make this happen?

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:50 AM

In 1986, the government launched the National Smoking Control Programme with theme, Towards a Nation of Non-Smokers. More than three decades and many anti-smoking measures [...] » More

6 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, with 5 imported cases and 1 in the community

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Today | 6:50 AM

reported six new cases of Covid-19, one of which was in the community.All the fresh cases were asymptomatic, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its update on the Covid-19 [...] » More

Commentary: Moving to Singapore in the middle of a pandemic has changed the meaning of home

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:50 AM

The move was disorientating but has prompted deeper reflections on what home and belonging mean, says Annisa Natalegawa. A few months ago, my husband and I decided to make [...] » More

Commentary: Concerned about what fall in private home sales mean? Market fundamentals paint a different story

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:50 AM

A holistic approach that considers affordability and financial planning, coupled with a long-term view are crucial when investing in property, says Ismail Gafoor. Property [...] » More

More than 300,000 HDB households to get e-vouchers to buy energy and water-efficient appliances

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:50 AM

More than 300,000 HDB households in one-, two and three-room flats will receive vouchers to help them switch to energy and water-efficient appliances, under a programme [...] » More

sCOVID-19: Singapore confirms six new cases, one from community

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed six new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Saturday (28 November), taking the country’s total case count to 58,205, as the country [...] » More

Singapore’s Robinsons faces S$186.3m deficit, creditors to recover some funds earliest by April

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:50 AM

As the size of Robinsons’ financial black hole became clearer, the department store’s creditors learnt on Thursday (November 26) that they may be able to claim [...] » More

Singapore civil servants will not receive end of the year bonus due to COVID-19

28-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:01 PM

Singapore’s civil servants will not receive their end of the year bonus payment this year due to the economic downturn caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms four new cases, all imported

28-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:00 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed four new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (27 November), taking the country’s total case count to 58,199. All new cases are [...] » More

Malaysia says remains in discussions with Singapore on high-speed rail

28-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:44 AM

Malaysia’s government on Friday said it is still negotiating with Singapore on the implementation of a high-speed rail link between the two neighbours, a little over a [...] » More

Josephine Teo: COVID-19 is helping to fuel radicalisation

28-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The effects of the pandemic are inadvertently fuelling the potential for radicalisation, as people spend more time online amid the “echo chambers” of social [...] » More