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$15.3b in special transfers to S’poreans: GPC urges funding sustainability and encouraging SMEs uptake of tech, R&D

15-Nov-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 7:36 AM

A total of $15.3 billion was set aside under Budget 2019 for special transfers to meet the current and future needs of Singaporeans. Such transfers include top-ups to [...]
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Air quality in ‘unhealthy range’ in eastern Singapore

Air quality in ‘unhealthy range’ in eastern Singapore

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:44 AM

Air quality in the eastern part of Singapore entered the “unhealthy” range at 10am on Wednesday (13 November). The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) of the [...]
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Singaporean dad defeats life-threatening stroke to become bodybuilding champ

Singaporean dad defeats life-threatening stroke to become bodybuilding champ

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Life was never the same after Singaporean bodybuilder Kellvin Lim suffered a life-threatening stroke in 2014. His appearance back then was that of a frail man in a [...]
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Singapore aims to carve out niche in AI race led by US, China

Singapore aims to carve out niche in AI race led by US, China

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Singapore has unveiled an ambitious strategy to become a global leader in artificial intelligence by 2030, attempting to carve out a niche for itself in an increasingly [...]
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‘Singapore on steroids’: Sir Martin Sorrell lays out low-tax, low-regulation vision for Brexit Britain

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

Britain should become a “Singapore on steroids” economy with low taxes, low regulation and a renewed focus on trade with America after Brexit, according to Sir [...]
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HDB announces biggest flat launch of 2019 with 8,170 units for sale

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Housing Development Board (HDB) has announced the launch of 4,571 Build-To-Order (BTO) units for sale, in the biggest BTO sales launch for 2019. Together with the launch [...]
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Critical for Singapore to send ‘positive signal’ to the world in next general election: Chan Chun Sing

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

A “strong, stable coherent political system” is needed to inspire confidence in the economy, said minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Monday [...]
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Singapore’s DBS to shut down all of its ATMs in Taiwan

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Singaporean bank DBS has decided to shut down all its Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in Taiwan by the end of this year if the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) agrees, [...]
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Singapore court to hear cases seeking to decriminalise gay sex

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to a law that bans gay sex, LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the “right” verdict to be [...]
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Heated dialogue between food delivery riders and Lam Pin Min over e-scooter ban on footpaths

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The government cannot risk a delay in implementing the e-scooter ban on footpaths as safety is of paramount concern, Senior minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min was [...]
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48pct in S’pore say maids should be paid less than $600: poll

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

About half of Singaporeans polled think that foreign domestic workers (FDWs) should be paid less than $600 a month, according to a survey by UK-based research firm YouGov. [...]
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Former Changi Airport baggage handler jailed for intentionally mislabeling 286 luggage pieces

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A former Changi Airport baggage handler who swapped the tags of nearly 300 baggage in protest at his work conditions was sentenced to 20 days’ jail on Monday (11 [...]
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At least 60 electric buses to be deployed from early next year: LTA

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will progressively deploy at least 60 electric buses from early next year, as part of its move towards a cleaner energy public bus fleet by [...]
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COMMENT: Community needs to act as a shield in suicide prevention

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2019 was Suicide Prevention. Its message “A day for 40 seconds of action” was based on the statistics from the World Health [...]
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Plastic bag charge ‘not a small step for Singapore’: NTUC CEO

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Rolling out a per-transaction plastic bag charge to 25 outlets islandwide “really is not a small step for Singapore”, said group CEO of FairPrice GroupSeah Kian [...]
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