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  • Commuters report delays on NSL

    November 9, 2017 2:00 AM 19

    SINGAPORE — Commuters reported delays at various sections of the ageing North-South Line (NSL) on Thursday (Nov 9) morning, even though the SMRT has yet to make any official announcement regarding track or train faults. Marketing communications executive Charlene Liu told TODAY that she was on her way to work when an announcement was made for commuters

  • Singapore Airlines Q2 net profit nearly triples to S$190 million

    November 7, 2017 10:30 AM 22

    SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Tuesday (Nov 7) second-quarter net profit nearly tripled on the back of stronger operating results. The carrier, a benchmark for Asia's full-service airline industry, earned S$190 million (US$139.26 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, up from S$65 million a year before, it said in a stock exchange filing

  • Off-duty policeman killed in motorcycle accident along MCE, fellow officer arrested

    November 3, 2017 10:03 AM 9

    SINGAPORE – A 33-year-old off-duty police officer was killed in an accident involving two motorcycles along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) in the early hours of Friday morning (Nov 3). A 27-year-old man, who is also an off-duty police officer, has been arrested for causing death by a negligent act. The police was alerted to the accident at 5.13am which

  • Stir-fry banana stems for a delightful crunch

    November 2, 2017 11:15 AM 26

    SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - Most people are familiar with bananas, banana leaves and the banana flower, but did you know the banana stem is also edible? In India, Myanmar and the Philippines, banana stem is considered a health food and traditionally regarded as a natural remedy for kidney stones. An article in the Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical

  • Employer's husband jailed for 14 months and 2 weeks for molesting maid, insulting her modesty

    November 2, 2017 9:53 AM 4

    SINGAPORE - An employer was checking her domestic worker's belongings one evening when she chanced upon a note written by the maid, alleging that the former's husband had misconducted himself in the very house the maid was employed in. In the note addressed to the couple's eldest son, the maid, then 23, stated that she was embarrassed to describe the "very

  • 3 women arrested in police raid at suspected HDB 'brothel' in Jurong

    November 2, 2017 4:49 AM 31

    Three women were arrested in a flat at Block 664C Jurong West Street 64 that was suspected to be used as a brothel during police raid on Oct 31 at 3.03pm. Condoms and lubricants were seized from the four-room flat. Other items found in the home included two mattresses and a clothes rack with more than 30 towels hanging out to dry, reported Shin Min Daily

  • NUS student falls and dies after locking herself out of dorm room

    November 2, 2017 2:24 AM 5

    SINGAPORE: A National University of Singapore (NUS) student died on Saturday (Oct 28) after she was found unconscious near Block C of Sheares Hall, one of the school's six residential hostels. Channel NewsAsia understands that the student, a South Korean, climbed out of a top-floor window near her room after locking herself out. "She was immediately

  • NUS student falls to death after locking herself out of residential hall room

    November 1, 2017 11:38 PM 4

    SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - A National University of Singapore (NUS) student fell to her death while trying to enter her residential hall room from a window after locking herself out. The New Paper understands the first-year undergraduate fell after climbing out of a nearby window to reach the window of her seventh-storey room. The tragedy happened on Saturday

  • Taking a pay cut to start afresh in law

    November 1, 2017 9:03 PM 4

    When Mr David Koh graduates from law school, he would earn - as a fresh lawyer - just a fraction of what he used to draw as a ventures manager at oil and gas firm Shell. At 49, he is also among the older students at the Singapore Management University's (SMU) juris doctor (JD) programme, which has an average student age of 29. On why he is giving up a well-paying

  • Case for sensitive approach to maintaining monuments

    November 1, 2017 9:00 PM 5

    Today's article marks the end of The Straits Times' weekly Heritage Gems series on Singapore's 72 national monuments. For more than a year, ST has shone the spotlight on the architecture of these monuments, as well as the people whose personal histories were intertwined with them. The monuments range from the former Keng Teck Whay Building, previously