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September 23, 2017 9:02 PM Travel alert on possible eruption of Bali volcano

DENPASAR • Singaporeans have been advised to avoid travelling to Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali after the alert status for the volcano was raised to its highest level, meaning there was an increased possibility it would erupt. In a travel advisory issued yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Singaporeans currently in Bali are advised 3

September 21, 2017 9:25 PM Istanbul's Ataturk airport reopens after jet crash, Turkish Airlines CEO says

ANKARA - Istanbul's main Ataturk airport was reopened to traffic on Thursday after a private jet crashed on the runway, causing authorities to suspend flights, the head of Turkish Airlines said on Twitter. The jet, registered as TC-KON, crashed after reporting a malfunction as it was taking off, the state-run news agency Anadolu said. The flight was heading 3

September 21, 2017 3:36 AM Changi Airport handled 5.27m passengers in August; 7% year-on-year increase

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled 5.27 million passengers in August, a 7 per cent year-on-year increase. There was a 10.7 per cent jump in airfreight throughput to 180,590 tonnes, while aircraft movements rose 4.9 per cent to 31,750 landings and takeoffs. Passenger traffic for the month was supported by growth across all regions, with air travel to and from South 3

September 19, 2017 9:04 PM Changi luggage handler accused of swopping bag tags

The ubiquitous baggage tag, which many airline passengers take for granted, helps ensure that luggage ends up at the destination it is supposed to - unless someone decides to swop them around. Yesterday, 63-year-old Tay Boon Keh was charged with 286 counts of mischief for swopping around baggage tags attached to the pieces of luggage he encountered 3

September 19, 2017 4:20 PM Hurricane Maria bears down on St. Croix, Puerto Rico after trashing Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and bore down menacingly on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the tiny island nation of Dominica. Maria, a rare Category 5 storm at the top end of the five-step Saffir-Simpson 3

September 17, 2017 9:00 PM Hamilton as right as rain

F1 leader, thankful for 'miracle', knew he would deliver in the wet; widens gap to 28 pts For all the technological witchcraft, the monocoque chassis, the average 200 terabytes of data collected at each race, rain is the great leveller in Formula One. It is the act of nature that levels the playing field and last night turned those with losing causes 3

September 17, 2017 12:52 PM Formula One: Overall attendance at this year's Singapore Grand Prix up 19%, hits 260,400

SINGAPORE - Race organisers Singapore GP announced on Sunday (Sept 17) that the overall attendance at this year's Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix was 260,400, higher than the average overall attendance at the event in its 10-year history. The figure is a 19 per cent rise on last year's total attendance of 218,824. The news comes after the Republic 4

September 16, 2017 2:46 PM On Malaysia Day, PM urges Sabah, Sarawak to drop regional sentiments

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks at the Malaysia Day celebration at the Likas Sports Complex in Sabah, September 16, 2017. ― Bernama picKOTA KINABALU, Sept 16 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today urged Sabah and Sarawak to do away with their regional sentiments and assured the two east Malaysian states that they will get their rights 3

September 16, 2017 2:30 PM Formula One: Sebastian Vettel grabs pole at Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel showed why he is the Singapore Grand Prix's most successful driver by claiming pole position - for the fourth time - after Saturday's (Sept 16) qualifying session at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in a new track record of 1min 39.491sec. The German had been outpaced by his rivals right up to the third qualifying 3

September 16, 2017 8:39 AM F1 weekend: Here's your one-stop guide

SINGAPORE - This year’s Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix promises to be a pivotal battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, with only three points separating the two rival drivers. The Straits Times breaks down A-Z F1 lingo for beginners, and dishes out some race day tips for racegoers. Apex: The middle point of the inside line around 3