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  • 3,000 jobs in financial services sector to be created annually under new Industry Transformation Map

    October 30, 2017 6:28 AM 96

    SINGAPORE: Despite a better performance compared to other sectors in a sluggish economy, the financial services sector in Singapore has set itself a new and ambitious benchmark - achieving better productivity, a higher growth than the overall economy and creating thousands of jobs each year up to 2020. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced

  • World’s longest scheduled US flight takes off

    October 30, 2017 2:48 AM 99

    United Airlines yesterday launched the world’s longest scheduled nonstop flight to or from the US, and first direct Singapore-Los Angeles flight. Flight UA 38 will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 11.00 daily, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 11.15 the same day. The return flight, UA 37,will depart Los Angeles at 21.25, arriving in Singapore

  • Fifth Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie(R) Awards Issues Call for Entries

    October 30, 2017 12:32 AM 91

    FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stevie® Awards has issued a call for entries for the 2018 (fifth annual) Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the only business awards program to recognize innovation in business throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region. The early-bird entry deadline is November 29. The final entry deadline is February 7, 2017, but late entries

  • Burst water pipe at Upper Serangoon forces road closure

    October 30, 2017 12:29 AM 95

    SINGAPORE: Lanes have been closed at Upper Serangoon Road due to "urgent pipe repair works" on Monday (Oct 30) morning, said Singapore's national water agency, PUB. In a Twitter post at 5.05am, it added that all lanes towards Sengkang and Hougang were closed after Braddell Road and advised motorists to consider alternative routes. According to the Singapore

  • Miami flights from $920 return

    October 29, 2017 11:40 PM 105

    Score savings of over $380 when you fly United. Los Angeles flight sales come and go but one US city we rarely see fall below $1,000 return is Miami. United Airlines is selling cheap seats to Florida priced from just $920 return. You'll be flying United Airlines all the way, so there's no need for any unnecessary airline changes. You will have at least

  • Changi set for record passenger traffic this year

    October 29, 2017 9:04 PM 99

    Changi Airport is set for another year of record passenger numbers, with airlines adding more flights to existing destinations and including new ones as they ramp up for the year-end peak travel season. Close to 130 new flights a week - the highest in at least four years - offering travellers about 26,400 one-way seats to and from Singapore to 18 destinations

  • Retail space prices dip 0.9% in September

    October 29, 2017 9:00 PM 96

    The vacancy rate rose to 8.2%, but F&B firms continue to drive growth. Singapore's retail space prices dipped by 0.9% in Q3, compared to the 3.2% decrease in Q2. According to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), rentals decreased by 0.2%, softer than the 1.2% decrease in Q2. "The Singapore retail market has been fairly resilient in recent months

  • Water supply in Singapore not affected by pollution in Johor River: PUB

    October 29, 2017 11:42 AM 112

    SINGAPORE: The water supply in Singapore will not be affected by high ammonia levels in the Johor River, Singapore's national water agency PUB said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 29). Johor River Waterworks had to temporarily stop treatment operations at 11am on Saturday, PUB said. While the water supply to Singapore and some parts of Johor was affected

  • Ammonia pollution in Johor River from chicken droppings processing plant

    October 29, 2017 8:41 AM 99

    JOHOR BARU: The ammonia pollution in the Johor River near Kota Tinggi on Saturday (Oct 28) was caused by a chicken droppings processing factory close to the river. Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Ayub Rahmat said the pollution has affected 160,000 users of Semangar water treatment plant who were living in Kulai

  • Luhut officiates Silangit International Airport

    October 28, 2017 9:38 AM 90

    Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan officiated on Saturday the operation of Silangit International Airport in North Tapanuli, North Sumatra, to boost tourist arrivals and promote Lake Toba as a prime destination. The airport officially served international route after Luhut welcomed the arrival of Garuda Indonesia flight from Singapore