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Foreign car owners yet to get RFID tag
JOHOR BARU: Many owners of foreign-registered cars are lamenting they have yet to receive their RFID (radio frequency identification) tag even as Malaysia’s Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system will start on Oct 1.
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Jail for Singaporean who gave bribe to unlawfully obtain Malaysian driving licence
SINGAPORE (ANN): A man's elaborate plan to own and drive two cars here hit a bump in the road when he incurred multiple parking penalties.
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Johor plans to upgrade culverts
JOHOR BARU: Only two out of six culvert outlets at the Causeway here are still operational while the remaining four are covered as they are located underneath a foreign workers complex, said Johor state executive councillor Mohd Solihan Badri.
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Ministry to respond if VEP applies to Singapore vehicles only
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) will consider an "appropriate response" if Malaysia applies a vehicle entry permit (VEP) requirement to only Singapore-registered vehicles.
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MOT to consider 'appropriate response' if Malaysia applies VEP to only Singapore vehicles
SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) will consider an "appropriate response" if Malaysia applies a vehicle entry permit (VEP) requirement to only Singapore-registered vehicles.
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Iskandar Malaysia: Vision versus reality
SINGAPORE (Sept 9): It did not take long for pundits a decade ago to conclude that the key to Iskandar Malaysia’s success would be Singapore’s participation.
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Iskandar Malaysia secures RM16.75b committed investments for 1H 2019
JOHOR BAHRU (Aug 28): Iskandar Malaysia has secured committed investments of RM16.75 billion for the first half of this year (1H 2019), contributing to the RM302.09 billion total cumulative committed ...
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Iskandar Malaysia secures RM16.75 bil committed investments for 1H 2019
JOHOR BAHRU (Aug 27): Iskandar Malaysia has secured committed investments of RM16.75 billion for the first half of this year (1H 2019), contributing to the RM302.09 billion total cumulative committed ...
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Iskandar Malaysia secures RM16.75b committed investments for 1H 2019
JOHOR BARU, Aug 27 — Iskandar Malaysia has secured committed investments of RM16.75 billion for the first half of this year (1H 2019), contributing to the RM302.09 billion total cumulative committed...
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Malaysia's nasi lemak better than Singapore's? McDonald's new ad ignites food fight
If you're reading this article, you probably have an opinion on which side of the Causeway has better food.
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Get a move on Causeway congestion, urge users
JOHOR BARU - While proposals from the Special Cabinet Committee to tackle persistent congestion on the Causeway here have received positive feedback, many are wondering when they will be implemented.
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Get a move on Causeway congestion, urge users
JOHOR BARU: While proposals from the Special Cabinet Committee to tackle persistent congestion on the Causeway here have received positive feedback, many...
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Resolving Causeway congestion a priority for M’sia and S’pore
KUANTAN: Resolving the traffic congestion at the Causeway, especially during peak hours, is a priority for Malaysia and Singapore, says Foreign Minister Datuk...
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Wider Causeway just one step KL is mulling over to ease congestion
Malaysia is considering a slew of measures to ease congestion at the Causeway, including expanding the link, building a covered walkway and creating a shipping lane, it said yesterday.
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Wider Causeway just one step KL is mulling over to ease congestion
Malaysia is considering a slew of measures to ease congestion at the Causeway, including expanding the link, building a covered walkway and creating a shipping lane, it said yesterday.
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Malaysia mulls over solutions to Causeway congestion in first special committee meeting
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is considering a slew of measures to ease congestion at the Causeway, including expanding the link, building a covered walkway and creating a shipping lane, it said Thursday (A...
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Widening, lengthening Causeway among ideas to ease gridlock: Malaysian home ministry
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will look into widening and lengthening the Causeway and expanding the checkpoint complex to tackle the heavy congestion at the link between Johor and Singapore.
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Malaysians have a new way to spice up their love lives – rendang condoms
The talk about rendang has finally moved on from whether it’s crispy or not to… rendang condoms.
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Singapore BMW passengers criticised for 'chope-ing' parking lot in Malaysia
No self-respecting Singaporean leaves the house without a pack of tissue - how else would you chope, or reserve, your seat at crowded hawker centres?
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The Week Ahead: 2Q GDP data of Malaysia, Singapore in focus
It is a short week for several nations in the region with the Aidil Adha celebration on Aug 11 being observed with a public holiday on Aug 12 in Malaysia, Singapore and India.
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Traffic swells at checkpoints as Singaporeans return home
JOHOR BARU: Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic as many Singaporeans returned home after a long weekend, starting with the island republic’s national day celebrations on Friday and then Hari Raya Haji.
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Traffic congestion at CIQ Complex, EDL as Singaporeans return home after spending holidays in Malaysia
JOHOR BARU: Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic with many Singaporeans returning home after a four-day public holiday due to the Hari Raya Haji and the island republic’s national day celebrations on Friday (Aug 9).
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The State of the Nation: Finding room to lighten the middle-income tax burden
IF you pay income taxes, you are among only 15% of Malaysia’s 15 million workforce who do so.
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Malaysian who killed compatriot over S$1,000 in Singapore evaded justice for 30 years, thanks to a misspelling
SINGAPORE, July 16 — In a drunken rage over an argument about unpaid salaries, an odd-job labourer fatally struck his colleague in the head and chest with a hammer.
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Elevation of TVET courses can lead to less dependence on foreign workers
PETALING JAYA: The promotion of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) among local workers will help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign workers, according to MTUC secretary g...
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5 things to do in JB that's not shopping, eating or getting a massage
When it comes to taking a break from Singapore's frenzied pace of life, we often turn to neighbouring Johor Bahru for a quick and easy getaway.
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Malaysia's ECRL may be relaunched on July 25
KUALA LUMPUR • The newly revived East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may be celebrated in a relaunch ceremony on July 25, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke said yesterday.
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Malaysia taking more measures to tackle congestion at Johor checkpoints
KUALA LUMPUR • A series of short-term measures will be implemented to reduce traffic congestion at Malaysia's border with Singapore, especially at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quaran...
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4 cosplayers without permits held in Shah Alam
KUALA LUMPUR • Three Japanese women and a Spanish man have been arrested in a raid on a Malaysian cosplay festival for performing without the proper permits, the immigration authorities said yesterd...
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Toxic fume fears as more students in Johor fall sick
Visibly ill students surrounded by health officials in gas masks, worried parents wringing their hands and the authorities without answers despite their investigations.
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Who would want to walk to Singapore, tourism body says on walkway plan
PETALING JAYA: Plans by the Johor government to build a covered walkway across the Causeway have been met with mixed reactions, with some saying it is not the best solution to traffic congestion and o...
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Johor planning to build $4.9m covered walkway along Causeway
JOHOR BARU - Johor is looking to build a 1.2km walkway on the Causeway for those travelling between the state and Singapore.
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Singapore welcomes Malaysia’s proposal for sheltered walkways across the Causeway
SINGAPORE, June 20 — Singapore welcomed Malaysia’s plans to build sheltered walkways across the Causeway, although it has yet to receive any official proposal or communication on the plans.
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Johor to build sheltered pedestrian walkway on Causeway
SINGAPORE (June 19): Workers and students who cross the Causeway daily on foot may soon be able to do it for comfortably under a 1.2km sheltered walkway, according to a statement from a Johor official...
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Johor plans to build sheltered walkway on Causeway for pedestrians
JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor government plans to build a 1.2km sheltered walkway on the Causeway between the Malaysian state and Woodlands in Singapore, a Johor official said on Tuesday (Jun 18).
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Must lay claim to our history
SINGAPORE is celebrating its bicentennial now.
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Awed by the beauty
I RECENTLY did a self-drive holiday in Malaysia with my family and am awed by your country’s beauty.
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Booking Grab ride in Malaysia? Submit selfie first
All Grab users in Malaysia will soon have to do a one-time selfie verification in order to use the app in the country.
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Cover Story: The Arabs and Chinese are back
THE Middle East and China are two of the most lucrative tourism markets for Malaysia.
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Singaporeans flock to JB
JOHOR BARU: Johor is said to have been named after the Arabic word jauhar which means gems.There may be no precious stones these days but Johor’s shine is not lost on shoppers from Singapore.
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Achieving tourism targets is no easy task
LETTER | Tourism Malaysia had just released figures for foreign tourist arrivals for the three months of this year, which showed a 2.7 percent increase over last year.
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Minister Liew denies interfering with Singapore case of death row Malaysian
KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — De facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong has denied allegations that he tried to interfere with Singapore’s death sentence of a Malaysian citizen that a Singaporean court ...
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‘Not tenable’ for Singapore to go easy on Malaysian drug offenders, says minister
SINGAPORE: It is “not tenable” for Singapore to go easy on Malaysian drug offenders who are caught on this side of the Causeway, said Singapore’s Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam on Fr...
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Govt urged to use GLCs to develop RTS
JOHOR BARU: The government should take the lead and get a government-linked company to develop the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) instead of getting the private sector involved.
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Johor says RTS good for the people, wants project to resume
JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor government hopes the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project will be implemented to ease congestion at the Causeway although its construction has been suspended until Sept 30.
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Johor’s RM2.56 bil Bus Rapid Transit to take off in 2022
PETALING JAYA: Johor’s RM2.56 billion Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is finally expected to take off in early 2022 with the aim of beating congestion and pollution and encouraging more people to use public...
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Johor police prepare for heavy traffic this weekend
JOHOR BARU: Johor police are preparing for heavy traffic in view of the upcoming long weekend over the Wesak Day holiday.
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Illegal cigs worth RM650,000 seized in JB
JOHOR BARU: The marine police have seized 6,400 cartons of illegal cigarettes from China worth almost RM650,000 inside a lorry during a raid at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here.
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DAP backs Dr M in resolving dispute with Johor royal family
SHAH ALAM: DAP has expressed confidence in Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership in resolving problems with the Johor royal family.
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Poser over land for RTS threatens to reignite Putrajaya’s spat with Johor palace
KUALA LUMPUR: A new problem over a plot of land linked to the construction of the 4km rail link between Johor Bahru and Singapore is threatening to open up another frontier in Putrajaya’s ongoing sp...
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Johor official hopes for good ties between Singapore, KL
Johor's newly appointed state Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation Committee chairman Solihan Badri hopes Malaysia and Singapore will continue to maintain good neighbourly ties.
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New Johor exco member calls for good ties between Malaysia and Singapore
JOHOR BARU - Johor's newly minted state Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation Committee chairman Solihan Badri hopes Malaysia and Singapore will continue to maintain good neighbourly ties.
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Malaysia's Vehicle Entry Permit to take effect on Oct 1
Malaysia will enforce mandatory registration for foreign vehicles entering from Singapore from October, the government announced yesterday.
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Malaysia to implement vehicle entry permit for foreign vehicles entering from Singapore from October
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia will enforce mandatory registration for foreign vehicles entering from Singapore from October, the government announced on Thursday (April 25).
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Man jailed after driving 55 stolen Malaysian vehicles to Singapore to be exported
SINGAPORE (ANN): He helped to dispose of 55 Toyota vehicles which were stolen in Malaysia, driving them across the Causeway to Singapore to be exported to other countries.
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We need an upgraded JB Sentral
JOHOR Baru (JB) Sentral started operations in 2010 as an integrated transport hub in the JB city centre.
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Gov't to assist Johor in developing infrastructure: Azmin
Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali (above, right) gave assurance of the Federal Government's commitment to assist Johor in achieving sustainable economic growth, especially in terms of develo...
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Malaysia to have clearer picture on easing Causeway jams in six months
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government will get a clearer picture within the next six months on the ways to overcome congestion at the Causeway.
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Six months to a better idea on easing jams at Causeway
JOHOR BARU: The government will get a clearer picture within the next six months on ways to overcome congestion at the Causeway.
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Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link viable and urgent, says MP
JOHOR BAHRU (April 11): The Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link project is more viable and urgent compared to reviving the crooked bridge or a third bridge project with the island republic...
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New Sing$-ringgit card soon for road tolls on both sides of Causeway
It will soon be more convenient for Singapore travellers to pay for road tolls and parking across the Causeway.
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Gridlock at Causeway causes drop in Singapore visitors: Malaysian minister
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has attributed traffic congestion at the Causeway checkpoints as the reason why fewer Singaporeans are visiting the country.
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Gridlock causes drop in S’pore visitors
GEORGE TOWN: Congestion at the Causeway checkpoints may be the reason that saw a drop in Singapo­rean tourists visiting Malaysia.
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Reduction in 2 million visitors from Singapore sets off alarm bells
GEORGE TOWN: Congestion at the Causeway has caused a dip of nearly two million visitors from Singapore to the country.
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Foreign vehicles with fines may be banned from entering Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police is mulling the possibility of denying entry to foreign vehicles who have not paid up their fines, Malay daily Utusan Malaysia reported on Tuesday (April 2).
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Singapore’s ban causes jam
File pic of traffic jam at the Causeway.
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Singapore’s ban causes jam
JOHOR BARU: Malaysians are irked by Singapore’s decision to deny entry to all foreign vehicles with outstanding fines for traffic, parking or vehicular emissions, which has already started at the two-entry points.
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Johor official says to meet Malaysian ministries on easing congestion at two Singapore links
JOHOR BARU, March 30 - The Johor state government plans to meet with three federal Malaysian ministries to look into how to ease traffic congestion at two entry points from Singapore, Bernama news age...
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We don’t need more bridges to Singapore, says transport expert
PETALING JAYA: A transportation expert has poured cold water on a proposal to build more bridges linking Malaysia and Singapore, saying better traffic flow can be achieved by means of mass transit opt...
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Chok Tong suggests bridges cost-benefits study, wants more goodwill links
SINGAPORE (March 22): Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has suggested a study on the cost-benefits of building more physical bridges between Malaysia and Singapore and for the t...
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Ex-Singapore PM suggests cost-benefits study of bridges, wants more goodwill links
SINGAPORE, March 22 — Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has suggested a study on the cost-benefits of building more physical bridges between Malaysia and Singapore and for the two...
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More bridges to link M’sia, Spore only if island nation agrees: Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng agrees that there should be more bridges linking Malaysia and Singapore to ease traffic flow but the republic must first agree to such a proposal.
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Guan Eng: Third Malaysia-Singapore bridge needed
KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today backed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal for additional bridges between Malaysia and Singapore.
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Shut down, sell off or bailout — what’s next for Malaysia Airlines
SINGAPORE, March 20 — Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks last week that the government is studying options for national carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad, including shutting...
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Singapore, Malaysia as close as family: Tan Chuan-Jin
Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin yesterday urged parliamentarians from both sides of the Causeway to maintain positive bilateral relations on his first formal visit to Malaysia as Speak...
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Malaysia and Singapore need 'at least 3 to 4 more bridges' to help with traffic: PM Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore need "at least three to four more bridges" to facilitate border traffic flow, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday (Mar 19).
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Johor safe from toxic fumes bar Pasir Gudang, exco tells Singaporeans, tourists
PASIR GUDANG, March 16 — The Johor government today assured visitors that Johor Baru and other areas as the toxic fume situation is only confined to certain areas in Pasir Gudang.
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Malaysians still need affordable housing as developers face glut of pricier...
KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): The housing situation in Malaysia has attracted the interest of folk across the Causeway.
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Game to relive the past
Memory, childhood games and meditations on the nature of art inspire this charming double-bill presented by theatre-makers from Singapore and Malaysia.
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Theatre review: A cross-border collaboration on growing up
Centre 42 (Singapore) and Five Arts Centre (Kuala Lumpur) Centre 42 Black Box, March 9 SINGAPORE - Memory, childhood games and meditations on the nature of art inspire this charming double-bill presen...
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Aisyah Aziz and breaking the quiet desperation (VIDEO)
MARCH 10 — The future of Malay pop may depend on collaborations with our brethren across the Causeway.
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Malaysians still need affordable housing as developers face glut of pricier units: S’pore daily
KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): The housing situation in Malaysia has attracted the interest of folk across the Causeway.
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Tourism body disagrees with stats showing sharp drop in Singaporean tourists
PETALING JAYA: A Johor-based tourism association has cast doubts on statistics pointing to a drop in tourist arrivals from Singapore, saying the mushrooming of malls, hotels and Airbnb in Johor and Me...
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Yoursay: Rakyat not waiting for economic ‘Alladin’s lamp’, just reform
YOURSAY | ‘Harapan should lay out a roadmap of their plans for the economy.’ Harapan doesn’t have a ‘magic lamp’ to restore economy – Amanah Badril: We are not asking for, in the words of ...
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From patrol policeman to royal bodyguard: How a Singaporean came to protect the Johor crown prince
JOHOR BAHRU: Almost every step the crown prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim takes outside his palace, Singaporean Mr Prem Singh strides close by.
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From patrol policeman to royal bodyguard: How a Singaporean came to protect the Johor crown prince
JOHOR BAHRU: Almost every step the crown prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim takes outside his palace, Singaporean Mr Prem Singh strides close by.
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Yoursay: Will M'sia ever be racially, religiously tolerant?
YOURSAY | Not as long as there are parties that use religion to justify exclusion and discrimination.
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WHY should RTS start only AFTER 2024?
I crossed from JB to SG and back three times in 2018.
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RTS service likely to start after 2024, Singapore warns
PETALING JAYA: Singapore today cast doubts that a rail service linking the republic to Johor Bahru will commence in 2024, as initially projected, and has blamed Malaysia for the delay.
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S'pore ministers hope to see bilateral ties with M'sia back on track
SINGAPORE (Jan 14): Singapore shares a common desire with Malaysia to bring bilateral relations back on track so that good projects can materialise, said Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.
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Singapore ministers hope to see bilateral ties with Malaysia back on track
SINGAPORE, Jan 14 — Singapore shares a common desire with Malaysia to bring bilateral relations back on track so that good projects can materialise, said Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.
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As a small state, law is key tool in managing ties with others: A-G
Singapore needs to build and manage its network of relations with other countries, and as a small state, the law is an important tool which enables it to do so, Attorney-General Lucien Wong said.
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Law an important tool for Singapore to manage relations with other states: Attorney-General
SINGAPORE - Singapore needs to build and manage its network of relations with other countries, and as a small state, the law is an important tool which enables it to do so, Attorney-General Lucien Won...
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