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September 24, 2017 10:22 AM ISIS posts video of Singaporean fighter in Syria, security agencies monitoring his activities

SINGAPORE - The first known ISIS recruitment video featuring a fighter from Singapore has surfaced on social media, and the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed on Sunday (Sept 24) that security agencies have been monitoring his activities. It said he left Singapore in 2014 to work in the Middle East, where he was believed to have been radicalised

September 12, 2017 2:01 AM Overhaul of North-South and East-West Lines to be completed by 2024

SINGAPORE - The ongoing overhaul of the ageing North-South East-West Lines will be fully completed by 2024, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced on Tuesday (Sept 12). But he expects commuters to experience "vast improvements" in reliability by 2019, as projects to replace the core systems of the two lines are ticked off. He was speaking at the Bishan 3

September 11, 2017 4:42 AM Faulty train with emergency brakes applied disrupts Circle Line service for over an hour

SINGAPORE - Emergency brakes applied for an unknown reason are understood to have rendered a Circle Line train inoperable near Marymount station during the morning peak period on Monday (Sept 11). The episode - just two days after a track fault disrupted service on the Bukit Panjang LRT for some six hours on Saturday morning - affected thousands of commuters 3

September 11, 2017 2:30 AM Train fault causes delay to Circle Line service during morning peak hour

SINGAPORE: Commuters were held up by a train fault on the Circle Line during peak hour on Monday morning (Sep 11). In a tweet at 9.25am, SMRT warned commuters to add 15 minutes of additional travel time from Paya Lebar MRT station to Buona Vista MRT station "due to a train fault". It added that free regular bus services were available between Paya Lebar 4

September 11, 2017 2:03 AM Train fault on Circle Line causes delay of up to 30 minutes on Monday morning

SINGAPORE – Commuters travelling on the Circle Line during the morning rush hour experienced train delays of up to 30 minutes due to a train fault on Monday (Sept 11) morning. At 9.25am, rail operator SMRT tweeted: “Pls add 15mins additional travelling time from #PayaLebar to #BuonaVista due to a train fault.” SMRT said: “Pls add 30mins additional travelling 10

September 4, 2017 9:00 PM Grab dangles big discount to woo Comfort cabbies

Drivers who switch to ride-hailing firm's taxi partners get a rental discount of over 40% Asian ride-hailing giant Grab has launched what may be its most aggressive campaign against the competition in Singapore. In a text message targeted at ComfortDelGro cabbies on Sunday night, Grab dangled a rental discount of more than 40 per cent to those willing 4

September 4, 2017 1:28 PM Grab tries to woo ComfortDelGro cabbies with big rental discounts

SINGAPORE — Ride-hailing firm Grab has launched one of its most aggressive moves yet against its chief rivals, dangling heavily discounted rental rates — shaving off about half of what they are currently paying in some cases — to entice ComfortDelGro’s taxi drivers to jump ship. The offer, which was broadcast to tens of thousands of ComfortDelGro drivers 4

September 4, 2017 6:47 AM Grab makes a play for cabbies from ComfortDelGro amid talk of Uber tie-up

SINGAPORE — Amid signs of rising competition, Grab has sent out a message to ComfortDelGro cabbies offering significant rental discounts to those willing to switch to a rival taxi fleet that partners the ride sharing company. The move comes two weeks after ComfortDelgro, Singapore's largest taxi operator with nearly 16,000 taxis under its Comfort and CityCab 8

September 4, 2017 5:10 AM Grab out to snatch ComfortDelGro cabbies with huge discount

SINGAPORE - Asian ride-hailing giant Grab has launched what may well be its most aggressive campaign against the competition in Singapore. In a text message targeted at ComfortDelGro cabbies on Sunday (Sept 3) night, Grab dangled a rental discount of more than 40 per cent to those who are willing to defect to any of the other taxi companies - all of whom use the Grab hailing 3

September 3, 2017 8:06 PM 45 organisations commit to framework for improving workplace health, safety

SINGAPORE — Forty-five organisations signed a new accord yesterday to commit to a common framework to sharpen the capabilities of occupational health and safety professionals and practitioners, so they can better guide and lead the creation and sustainability of healthier and safer workplaces. The largest grouping of its kind to make such a pledge globally 4