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         All races must have the chance to be elected President: Ong Ye Kung    
 
SINGAPORE: Acting Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (Aug 29) made a case in favour of proposed changes to the Elected Presidency that could safeguard minority representation, saying that the primary purpose of the President is to represent Singapore as head of state, and that it is as such important that all races have a chance to be elected.

 
         One of Singapore’s greatest sons    
 
 
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong led the tributes at the funeral service for former President S R Nathan on Friday (Aug 26). Describing Mr Nathan as "one of Singapore’s greatest sons", Mr Lee said that the nation has many lessons to learn from Mr Nathan's life.

 
         Vigil guards to be mounted for S R Nathan's Lying-in-State    
 
 
Vigil guards to be mounted for S R Nathan's Lying-in-State SINGAPORE: The late former President S R Nathan will lie in state at the Parliament House from Thursday (Aug 25), according to the State Funeral Organising Committee.

 
         Schooling wins gold in 100m butterfly final    
 
 
Schooling wins gold in 100m butterfly final Singapore's Joseph Schooling won his nation's first ever Olympic gold medal with victory in the 100m butterfly as Michael Phelps was one of three men to finish joint second. Schooling, 21, won in an Olympic record time of 50.39 seconds.

 
         Vending machine cafe opens in HDB estate    
 
with its first site at Block 320C Anchorvale Drive, the pilot project by SPRING Singapore and HDB offers residents alternative dining options round the clock - via vending machines.

 
         Shobana in Singapore    
 
 
Shobana in Singapore Singapore 5 Aug 2016 Shobana will perform at the National University of Singapore on 2 September 2016.

 
         Former President S R Nathan suffers stroke    
 
 
SINGAPORE: Former President S R Nathan suffered a stroke early Sunday morning (Jul 31), said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office. The statement added that he is in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Singapore General Hospital.

 
         Singapore Airlines says Q1 net profit nearly triples    
 
 
. SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Thursday (Jul 28) said its group net profit for the first quarter nearly tripled from the previous year due to lower fuel prices and divestment gains.

 
         Indian Heritage Centre , Singapore    
 
 
North meets South in this episode of Neighbourhood Sketches! Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) is blending Carnatic music with Kathak in a magical performance! Hosts of the annual SIFAS Festival, SIFAS has also performed at the SEA Games.

 
         Dancing Drums - Trance on 2nd Sept at NUS UCC hall.    
 
 
An Evening of spectacular works of ace choreographer, actor & Padmasri awardee Shobana, crafted for lovers of the avant-garde, innovative & classical. Tickets available on www.sistic.com. We are giving 20 % discount in each category for few days. For sponsorship and bulk tickets, Please call 82987213

 
         Pravasi Express Nite- 2016    
 
 
Pravasi Express Nite- 2016 A Gala Evening with Dance, Music,Drama ( Singapore Kairali Kala Nilayam), On 6th August 2016 ( Saturday) at KALANG Theater

 
         Fully-electric taxis to ply Singapore's roads from September    
 
SINGAPORE: For the first time, a fleet of fully-electric taxis will ply Singapore's roads from the first week of September this year. One hundred of these vehicles will be rolled out by the first quarter of 2017 as part of a trial.

 
         Kaavya Sopaanam launched    
 
 
Kaavya Sopaanam, a collection of Malayalam poems by 15 Singapore poets was launched this evening at the Sree Narayana Mission auditorium, Singapore. This event was organised by the Singapore Malayalee Literary Forum (SMLF) which is the Literary wing of Singapore Malayalee Association.

 
         Singapore Malayalee Literary Forum (SMLF) launches Kavya Sopanam    
 
 
Singapore Malayalee Literary Forum (SMLF) launches Kavya Sopanam Featuring 15 poets from Singapore, 'Kavya Sopanam' is an anthology of Malayalam poems - the second publication of Singapore Malayalee Literary Forum (SMLF), the literary wing of Singapore Malayalee Association

 
         Pravasi Express Nite 2016 on 6th August    
 
 
Pravasi Express is celebrating it's 4th Anniversary on 6th August 2016 at Kallang Theatre with cavalcade of Dance, Drama, Music and Celebrations. Prominent Singers G. Venugopal, Sachin Warrier, and Sithara will lead the musical concert in the program.

 
         Naataka Mela by Singapore Malayalee Association    
 
 
Naataka Mela by Singapore Malayalee Association Jubilee Hall, Singapore on 2 July 2016 at 6.30 pm Four short plays including Thaadaka Enna Dravida Rajakumari

 
         Productivity initiatives at Changi Airport to reduce reliance on manpower    
 
 
Productivity initiatives at Changi Airport to reduce reliance on manpower .SINGAPORE: More than S$20m will be invested in a wireless (Wi-Fi) communication network in Changi Airport's apron - the area where aircraft are parked on the tarmac.

 
         Universal Studios Singapore top amusement park in Asia: Tripadvisor    
 
 
Universal Studios Singapore was voted the top amusement park in Asia for the third year in a ranking by travel site Tripadvisor. Universal Studios Singapore was voted the top amusement park in Asia for the third year in a ranking by travel site Tripadvisor.PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

 
         NUS, NTU come out tops in Asia university ranking    
 
 
NUS, NTU come out tops in Asia university ranking This is the first time NUS has attained the top position in the Times Higher Education Asia rankings since the category was introduced in 2013. NTU jumped eight spots to rank joint second with China's Peking University.

 
         SIA to launch non-stop Singapore-San Francisco flight in October    
 
 
SIA to launch non-stop Singapore-San Francisco flight in October This is SIA’s first non-stop flight to the United States since 2013, when the airline cancelled its non-stop service from Singapore to Los Angeles and New York.

 
         Singapore named best seaport in Asia for 28th time    
 
 
Singapore named best seaport in Asia for 28th time SINGAPORE: The Port of Singapore is the “Best Seaport in Asia” at the 2016 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) for the 28th time on Tuesday (Jun 14).

 
         NUS, NTU among top three in 2016 QS Asia university rankings    
 
NUS, NTU among top three in 2016 QS Asia university rankings NUS retains its title as Asia’s best university, while NTU rises one place to take the regional bronze medal. SMU enters the rankings in 60th place.

 
         Les Miserables returns to Singapore after 20 years    
 
 
Les Miserables returns to Singapore after 20 years Producers of the classic musical say the new version features a re-orchestrated score as well as a new backdrop with projections of paintings by Victor Hugo, the author of the novel it is based on.

 
         12-year-old boy receives SCDF award for helping accident victims    
 
 
12-year-old boy receives SCDF award for helping accident victims He approached both drivers involved in a traffic accident to check on their well-being when no one else stepped in to help.

 
         Connect M, a life style magazine launched    
 
 
Connect M, a life style magazine launched Singapore, 1 June 2016 A life style magazine , Connect M, was launched today at the Grand Imperial Hotel, Singapore. Mr Sarosh Thankachan is the Chief editor.

 
         Kaarunyam 2016 - an evening of dance and music.    
 
 
Singapore Malayalee Association organised Kaarunyam, an evening of dance and music on 29 April 2016 at the Shaw Thatre, Sree Narayana Mission

 
         PAP's Murali sworn in as MP for Bukit Batok    
 
 
The 48-year-old retained the seat for the People’s Action Party, which was vacated after former MP David Ong resigned in March over an alleged extra-marital affair with a PAP grassroots activist.

 
         Not just a win for Bukit Batok: PM Lee on Murali’s 61.2% victory    
 
 
Not just a win for Bukit Batok: PM Lee on Murali’s 61.2% victory DPM Tharman says Mr Murali Pillai “came out stronger than expected” while the new PAP MP called the results a “good foundation” for his plans. By Yvonne Lim

 
         Singapore explorer to tackle unexplored Himalayan peaks in May    
 
Mr David Lim, who led Singapore’s first historic ascent of Mount Everest in 1998, will attempt to scale a 6,000-metre peak in the Annapurna region of Nepal followed by a four-kilometre traverse from the summit on a "knife-edge ridge".

 
         Apple Pay to see slow adoption rate in Singapore: Analysts    
 
Apple Pay to see slow adoption rate in Singapore: Analysts Local consumers may need some time to warm up to Apple's mobile payment and digital wallet service, which was launched in Singapore on Tuesday, say market watchers.

 
         Singapore's Changi and India's Airports Authority call off collaboration    
 
 
Singapore's Changi and India's Airports Authority call off collaboration Changi Airports International says both parties were not able to come to an agreement on the commercial terms of the proposal, hence they have decided not to proceed with the project.

 
         Changi Airport Group ranked most attractive employer: Randstad    
 
 
SINGAPORE: Changi Airport Group (CAG) displaced Procter & Gamble as the most attractive employer in Singapore, while P&G and ExxonMobil came in second and third respectively, according to a Randstad survey.

 
         Discovery boosting effectiveness of antibiotics 'major step forward': NTU scientists    
 
SINGAPORE: The effectiveness of antibiotics could be enhanced by disrupting the cell-to-cell communication between bacteria and their ability to latch on to each other, said scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Wednesday (Mar 30).

 
         Murali Pillai named PAP candidate for Bukit Batok by-election    
 
 
Murali Pillai named PAP candidate for Bukit Batok by-election He will go up against the Singapore Democratic Party's Chee Soon Juan for the single-member constituency seat.

 
         NUS, NTU among top in QS 10 World University Rankings    
 
 
NUS, NTU among top in QS 10 World University Rankings The National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University ranked among the world's top 10 in 15 subjects. Only universities in the UK and US topped that number.

 
         2 weeks paternity leave will be made into law: Josephine Teo    
 
2 weeks paternity leave will be made into law: Josephine Teo The move is part of a wider push to help Singaporeans better balance work and family life, and that it will be discussed at the upcoming Committee and Supply debate in Parliament, says the Senior Minister of State.

 
         Singapore still world’s most expensive city for expatriates, says EIU report    
 
SINGAPORE: For the third year running, Singapore is the world’s most expensive city in the world for expatriates, though Zurich and Hong Kong are a very close joint second, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

 
         Singapore now the world’s most expensive city: Economist    
 
SINGAPORE — Singapore has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) list of the world’s most expensive cities to live in, according to the 2014 list released yesterday (this morning, March 4, Singapore time).

 
         When I dance, I am at peace: Shanta Ratii -    
 
 
Singapore based Kuchipudi exponent Shantha Ratii performed for the multi-arts Kala Ghoda Festival that concluded on 17th Feb in Mumbai. Shanta reveals her growth as a versatile dancer performing three distinct classical dance styles, her experience as a performer, film maker, choreographer, teacher and the setting up of Shanta Ratii Initiatives in Singapore for the promotion and propagation of classical arts of India and Antara for the underprivileged and much more.

 
         Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a recipe for diabetic-friendly bread.    
 
SINGAPORE: Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a recipe for diabetic-friendly bread. The recipe incorporates anthocyanin, a plant pigment found in foodstuff like black rice and blueberries, which causes the sugars in the bread to be digested at a slower rate compared to current white bread.

 
         First HDB Mechanised Parking System in Singapore    
 
First HDB Mechanised Parking System officially launched at Changi Village With the Mechanised Parking System, drivers can have their cars parked for them in under 15 minutes and at no extra cost.

 
         Singapore blazes ahead in LTE speed stakes: Survey    
 
SINGAPORE: The Republic has the fastest LTE mobile networks in the world, averaging 37Mbps, according to the findings by OpenSignal which was released in February.

 
         HeartMate 3 successfully implanted in first Singapore patient    
 
SINGAPORE: The National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) has successfully implanted a HeartMate 3 heart assist device in a patient - a first in Asia, it announced on Thursday (Jan 21).

 
         27 Bangladeshi nationals arrested in Singapore and repatriated for terror links    
 
 
The 27, all working in the construction industry in Singapore, were arrested under the Internal Security Act late last year. Some were planning to conduct extremist activities in Bangladesh, but no terrorist acts were planned in Singapore, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Jan 20.

 
         Muslim community in Singapore raises S$98,216 for South India flood victims    
 
...SINGAPORE: The Muslim community in Singapore has raised S$98,216 for the victims of floods in South India in November and December 2015, Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation (RLAF) announced on Friday (Jan 15).

 
         DPM Tharman to speak at World Economic Forum    
 
 
SINGAPORE: The Republic's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will speak at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland later this month, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Saturday (Jan 16).

 
         Singapore wins UNESCO award for physics programme    
 
An open-source physics modelling programme developed by the Ministry of Education was recognised for its use of Information and Communications Technologies in education. Posted 15 Jan 2016 13:

 
         A decade-old cancer drug that was deemed too weak for use has drawn interest    
 
SINGAPORE: A decade-old cancer drug that was deemed too weak for use has drawn interest from the scientific community in recent years after the discovery of a more potent version of it.

 
         Singapore Airlines among top 20 safest airlines: Airline ratings website    
 
TODAY reports: Singapore Airlines joined Qantas in the top 20, along with Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Ethihad, Japan Airlines, Swiss, and Virgin Atlantic, according to airline review website AirlineRatings.com

 
         Formation of ASEAN Community a 'significant milestone': Singapore Foreign Minister    
 
 
Dr Balakrishnan said local businesses especially Small and Medium Enterprises stand to gain, as it will allow them to expand their operations beyond Singapore. By expanding their operations beyond national boundaries to the wider region, they will be able to serve ASEAN’s growing middle class, he added.

 
 
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