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Your new buddy's just a click or swipe away

LOOKING for like-minded dance aficionados or animal lovers in the neighbourhood? They might be just a click or swipe away, with the growing number of social platforms that allow... read more

A panda romance in the making?

THE keepers at the River Safari's Giant Panda Forest first noticed the peeking panda in February. In the early mornings, male panda Kai Kai can be seen looking out for female... read more

Teen's usual shower takes deadly turn

HE WAS taking his usual shower in the evening when, suddenly, he started screaming. Shocked, the family rushed to the door, only to find it locked. Beside the door, an electrical... read more

China's ruling on next HK leader raises ire

BEIJING CHINA'S lawmakers yesterday ruled that candidates for Hong Kong's next leader must be screened by a committee, angering pro-democracy advocates in the city who promised... read more

Indonesian chains eye S'pore diners

A BOWL of mee bakso - beef ball noodles - at Indonesian food chain Es Teler 77 in Singapore 10 years ago inspired Edy Ongkowijaya, a Nanyang Polytechnic graduate, to start his own... read more

Ice bucket challenge, Singapore style

IT HAS caused a global wave, prompting the man-on-the-street and celebrities to douse themselves with a bucket of ice and water for a good cause. Back home, the ALS Ice Bucket... read more

New Samsung, LG watches to hit the wrists

SEOUL SOUTH Korea's Samsung and LG yesterday unveiled smartwatches with upgraded functions and designs, as they step up their drive to lead an increasingly competitive market for... read more

6 'Nude Games' men sentenced to jail

KUALA LUMPUR A MALAYSIAN court sent six men to jail for a month yesterday and will try four other people over a nudist gathering that triggered outrage in the Muslim-majority... read more

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Govt extends self-help groups' reach

THE self-help groups for the Indian and Eurasian communities will be getting more government funding from this year. The dollar-for-dollar matching grants for donations raised by the Singapore Indian Development Association (Sinda) and Eurasian...


满足更多国人养老需求 屋契回购计划或更灵活

屋契回购计划或将变得更灵活,譬如允许年长屋主选择延长或缩短屋契年限。   国家发展部长许文远昨天在三巴旺集选区的国庆群众大会青年对话会上透露,当局正研究如何提升屋契回购计划(... 更多