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  • Low chance of transboundary haze: NEA

    October 26, 2017 10:04 PM 99

    The recent hazy conditions here are due to accumulated particle matter under light winds, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA). NEA, which issues daily updates on the haze situation, first warned that Singapore may experience "slightly hazy conditions in the morning" last Tuesday. Since then, haze-like conditions have been reported in certain

  • Fatal AYE crash: M-cyclist rode under influence of drugs

    October 26, 2017 9:00 PM 84

    A dispatch rider who died five days after he crashed into shrubs on an expressway had ridden under the influence of drugs. Mr Sobirin Ahmad, 61, had lost control of his motorcycle on the Ayer Rajah Expressway on April 27. He veered to his left and crashed into the shrubs before landing on the road. He was taken to the National University Hospital, where

  • Spotlight on indoor gardens: Will LED lead the way?

    October 26, 2017 9:00 PM 94

    NParks' Community Garden Festival next week aims to help everyone discover the joy of gardening. What to do if there is too much shade and too little sunlight? Samantha Boh finds out if LED lights can be used to garden indoors. Urban farmers here dream of turning the corridors of buildings, their balconies and even living rooms into vegetable patches

  • Exercise Highcrest: Maritime, land-based agencies keep 'terrorists' from reaching shore

    October 26, 2017 2:45 PM 93

    SINGAPORE: For the first time, land-based operations featured in a large-scale maritime defence exercise demonstrating Singapore's capability not only to counter terror threats at sea, but prevent the threats from spilling over to shore. The biennial Exercise Highcrest, which ended on Thursday (Aug 26), involved approximately 300 personnel from 14 agencies

  • Geylang seafood joint charges $353.40 for four dishes

    October 26, 2017 11:35 AM 97

    A disgruntled father has taken to Facebook to complain about Sin Huat Eating House – a seafood joint in Geylang – for charging him $353.40 for four dishes. The customer, Kenneth Tan, had taken his sons to the coffeeshop eatery and claimed that he received slow service in the “old, dirty, dim and hot” food outlet, where he was allegedly charged $100 for 1 fish and $200 for a crab bee hoon. Sin Huat Seafood

  • Death of man riding bike under influence of drugs an unfortunate traffic misadventure: Coroner

    October 26, 2017 4:11 AM 87

    SINGAPORE - A dispatch rider who died five days after he crashed into shrubs on an expressway had ridden under the influence of drugs which could have compromised his ability to control his motorcycle, said a coroner on Wednesday (Oct 25). Mr Sobirin Ahmad, 61, lost control of his motorcycle on the Ayer Rajah Expressway, veered to his left and collided

  • Month-long learning festival to feature 300 learning activities

    October 26, 2017 3:00 AM 94

    SINGAPORE - This year's Lifelong Learning Festival will be expanded from two weeks to a month, as the Government seeks to foster a culture of lifelong learning among Singaporeans. In a press release on Thursday (Oct 26), SkillsFuture Singapore - which supports the festival - said the public can take part in more than 300 learning activities across Singapore

  • Preschool apologises after boy with autism goes missing from My First Skool in Serangoon North

    October 26, 2017 2:57 AM 94

    Stomp contributors Pinky and Kris alerted Stomp to a post by Facebook user Ms Ong recounting how stressed she was when she found out her son was missing. She received a call from a school teacher at around 10.48am telling her what had happened. Thankfully, at 10.53am, she received a call from a Yishun MRT Station staff member that her son was there

  • New Malaysia High Commissioner to Singapore presents credentials to President Halimah Yacob

    October 26, 2017 2:05 AM 91

    SINGAPORE: Mr Zulkifli Adnan, who was appointed Malaysia's High Commissioner to Singapore in August this year, has presented his credentials to President Halimah Yacob. Mr Zulkifli's diplomatic career has spanned 34 years and includes being Malaysia's ambassador to Germany, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was also director general of the Maritime

  • Find areas of common concern among religions

    October 25, 2017 9:01 PM 95

    The candid call by Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) president Mohammad Alami Musa to move interfaith dialogue beyond the sharing of meals is much welcomed (Interfaith dialogue 'needs to go beyond sharing of meals'; Oct 24). Participating in dinner functions and other social events together certainly helps to promote personal friendships