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Jainj denies harsh treatment during raid on Syiah group
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Islamic Religious Department (Jainj) has denied allegations of acting harshly during a raid on a Syiah group of followers at a house in Taman Bukit Kempas, here, Monday (Sept 9).
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No force used during raid on Shia group, says Johor Islamic department
JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) has denied allegations it acted harshly during a raid on a group of Shia followers at a house at Taman Bukit Kempas here last Monday.
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Johor religious dept denies alleged abuse in anti-Shiah raid on Monday
JOHOR BARU, Sept 13 — The Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) denied today that its enforcement officers had acted aggressively during an anti-Shiah raid on a private function at a house in T...
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Johor religious dept denies brutal treatment during Syiah raid
JOHOR BARU: Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) has denied allegations its officers acted brutally towards a group of Syiah Muslims during a raid here.
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Why Johor dentists can expect even more Singapore patients than ever before
SINGAPORE, Sept 12 — Nearly nine in 10 people in Singapore are worried about rising dental care costs, according to a survey commissioned by a committee appointed by the Singapore Dental Association...
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Cops probing claims of mistreatment of Shia Muslims in Johor raid
PETALING JAYA: Johor police are investigating allegations of rough treatment of Shia Muslims when their private religious event was raided by state Islamic authorities this week.
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Singapore unveils changes to make public housing more affordable
SINGAPORE: Singapore may increase its supply of public housing next year as the city-state introduced measures Tuesday aimed at making such homes more affordable.
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In Johor, eight nabbed over alleged Shiah links
JOHOR BARU, Sept 10 ― The Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) detained eight people, including four foreigners, during a raid against suspected Shiah followers at a house in Taman Bukit Kempa...
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More arrested in raids on private Syiah functions
Authorities are continuing the clampdown on followers of Syiah Islam, with more foreign nationals arrested last night in raids on private functions held in Johor and Selangor.
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More foreigners arrested in fresh raids on private Shia functions in Johor, Selangor
PETALING JAYA: Police in Johor and Selangor raided private functions by Shia Muslims last night, arresting foreigners in a continuing crackdown against followers of the second largest Islamic branch d...
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Razer CEO commits US$7.23mil to gaming and e-sports in Singapore
RAZER co-founder and chief executive officer Min-Liang Tan announced on Sept 9 that he will be committing US$7.23 million (S$10 million) in funding to gaming and e-sports in Singapore over the next tw...
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Razer CEO to invest $7.2m to drive growth in Singapore’s gaming scene
Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer, announced he will be pouring S$10 million (US$7.2 million) into Singapore’s gaming scene over the next 12 months.
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Singapore and the death of a dictator
SEPTEMBER 8 ― A dictator died in Singapore last week.
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Singapore leader in waiting 'cut from same cloth' as Lee family
Mild-mannered, studious and seen as “cut from the same cloth” as his predecessors, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat (above) will face the daunting task of reshaping a struggling economy i...
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Singapore’s PayNow reaches over $720m in monthly transactions
Singapore national fund transfer service PayNow has reached over S$1 billion (US$720 million) in monthly transactions, Ong Ye Kung, Education Minister and Monetary Authority of Singapore board member,...
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Singapore says it can’t close doors to skilled foreign workers
SINGAPORE: Singapore needs to remain open to skilled foreign workers, especially in the technology sector, in order to ensure the economy stays a globally competitive one, the nation’s trade minister said.
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Your tech company needs a lobbyist-in-chief
Recently, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – the country’s central bank – unveiled its criteria for companies applying to get a digital banking license.
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'Mummy is home': Dead Singaporean kayaker's son pays touching tribute to mother
SINGAPORE - Before she left for the fateful kayaking trip to Malaysia, Ms Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, often asked her son to help her prepare for the expedition.
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Melaka's Peranakan chefs spill secrets on what keeps tourists coming
MELAKA: Soaked in creamy coconut milk and topped with green glutinous rice and red beans, the iced dessert had the distinct caramel notes of gula Melaka, a palm sugar originating from the state its ...
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Destiny of Singapore, Malaysia depends on ability to have constructive relationship: Vivian Balakrishnan
GEORGE TOWN, Penang: Singapore and Malaysia are permanent neighbours and the destiny of both countries depends on the ability to have a constructive bilateral relationship, said Minister for Foreign ...
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Your tech company needs a lobbyist-in-chief
Recently, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – the country’s central bank – unveiled its criteria for companies applying to get a digital banking license.
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Singapore expects new digital banks to start by mid-2021
Singapore plans to award licenses for its new digital banking initiative by mid-2020.
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The more you have, the more you fear: High inequality makes cities unsafe, say experts
SINGAPORE, Aug 30 — The wider the inequality gap in a society, the more unsafe a country is.
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Vivian's visit to Kedah first of many trips to Malaysian states
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday embarked on the first of many trips to engage Malaysia's leaders at the state level, kicking off with a visit to the northern state of Kedah.
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You’ll never beat Malaysia
AUGUST 29 — It’s a saying in the Malaysian debate scene, when competing in international competitions.
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Retiring with healthy savings seems an impossible dream for many
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced that the country’s retirement age would be raised to 65 within three years.
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Retirement adequacy in Malaysia
COMMENT | Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced that the country’s retirement age will be raised to 65 within three years.
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Retirement adequacy in Malaysia ― Aisyah Abdul Hadi
AUGUST 28 ― Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, had recently announced that the country’s retirement age will be raised to 65 years old within these three years.
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Tesla unplugged: In Singapore, it’s just another unwelcome car: Adam Minter
(Aug 28): Around the world, Tesla Inc is a welcome symbol of what can happen when high-tech meets the global need for sustainable, electrified transportation.
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6 shopping centres in JB worth braving the Causeway jam for that's not City Square, KSL or Komtar JBCC
Our Causeway jams can be notorious, entrapping thousands of Singaporeans for hours on their way to or coming back from a jaunt in neighbouring Malaysia.
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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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Fitbit partners with Singapore on public health project
Fitness wearables maker Fitbit has partnered with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a population-based public health project in support of the country’s Smart Nation initiative.
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Singapore is calm while HK boils due to city’s greedy developers
For too long, the Hong Kong government has allowed landlords and developers to get fat on runaway property prices. If Carrie Lam really wants to defuse the protest anger, she must radically overhaul the dysfunctional housing policy
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Singapore mulls bonds, reserves for US$72bil climate fight
SINGAPORE: Singapore is weighing options including the issuance of government bonds to fund the S$100bil (US$72.3bil) it could take to fight rising sea levels over the next century.
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Singapore mulls bonds, reserves for US$72b climate fight
SINGAPORE: Singapore is weighing options including the issuance of government bonds to fund the S$100 billion ($72 billion) it could take to fight rising sea levels over the next century.
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Singapore’s homes get an anti-aging lift: Andy Mukherjee
(Aug 20): Singapore is buying insurance against the ill-effects of Japanese-style population aging.
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A recession in Singapore likely to impact Johor as well
JOHOR BARU - Johor looks likely to be affected by Singapore's slide into recession following a big drop in the republic's economic activities in the second quarter of the year.
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Singapore and Tan’s family express appreciation to Malaysia on SAR efforts
SINGAPORE: The Singapore government today expressed its deep appreciation to the Malaysian government and all agencies involved in the search and rescue (SAR) operations over the past 10 days, for the...
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Singapore govt, missing kayaker’s family express appreciation to Malaysia for SAR ops
SINGAPORE, Aug 19 — The Singapore government today expressed its deep appreciation to the Malaysian government and all Malaysian agencies involved in the search and rescue (SAR) operations over the ...
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Singaporean kayakers who went missing in Malaysia: A timeline of events
SINGAPORE: On Aug 8, two Singaporeans went missing while kayaking in Malaysia.
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Vernacular schools won’t be issue with mastery of multiple languages, says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong said national unity can still be fostered with vernacular schools.
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Singapore to raise retirement age with power transition approaching
SINGAPORE: Singapore extended support for older workers in the aging island nation, as the current leadership prepares to hand over to a new generation in coming years.
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Can a culture be appropriated?
AUGUST 18 — Is any culture pure?
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WEF survey: Few Singaporean youths aim to be entrepreneurs, most want to work in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Aug 16 — Youths in Singapore overwhelmingly aim to work here rather than venture abroad, and only a small proportion want to become entrepreneurs, according to a new survey by the World E...
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Sarawak wants good economic relationship with Singapore, says CM
KUCHING, Aug 16 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state government wants to have a good economic relationship with Singapore.
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SAR op for missing kayakers extended to Kerteh waters
MERSING: The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters here entered its seventh day today, with the search area now extended to Kerteh wate...
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Search and rescue ops for missing kayakers extend to Kerteh waters
The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters here entered its seventh day today, with the search area now extended to Kerteh waters in Ter...
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Family of missing S'porean kayaker arrive in Kemaman Hospital
Some 15 family members of a Singapore woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8 arrived at the Kemaman Hospital Forensic Unit last night.
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Family of Singaporean kayaker arrives at Kemaman Hospital to identify body
KEMAMAN, Aug 15 — Some 15 family members of a Singapore woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters here on August 8 arrived at the Kemaman Hospital Forensic Unit last night.
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Body found in search for missing kayakers
MERSING: The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters near here has recovered a body.
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Son of missing kayaker grateful to SAR personnel
MERSING (Bernama): The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, has thanked the search and rescue team for their hard work and dedication.
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Son hopes mom who went missing while kayaking still alive
The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, is keeping up his hope that his mother is alive although the body of a woman was found in Kemaman waters in ...
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Son of missing kayaker grateful to SAR personnel
MERSING, Aug 14 — The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, has thanked the search and rescue team for their hard work and dedication.
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Search for two missing Singaporeans extended to Beserah waters
MERSING: The search-and-rescue operation (SAR) for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters, near here on Aug 8, has been widened to cover Beserah waters off Kuantan as it ente...
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Body believed to be one of two missing Singaporean kayakers found in Terengganu waters
JOHOR BARU: The authorities have found a body approximately five nautical miles off Kuala Kemaman in Terengganu, which they believe is that of one of the two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing in Johor last week.
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Search for missing Singapore kayakers extended to Beserah waters
MERSING, Aug 14 — The search-and-rescue operation (SAR) for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters near here on August 8 has been widened to cover Beserah waters off Kuanta...
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Kayak belonging to two missing Singaporeans found
A kayak believed to belong to two missing Singaporeans in the waters of Mersing, was found by local fishermen in the waters of Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan, Pahang today.
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Kayak found 148km from where duo were last seen
A fisherman has found the green kayak of the two Singaporeans who went missing last Thursday around 80 nautical miles - or 148km - from their last reported location.
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Kayak found overturned off Kuantan
The kayak used by two Singaporeans who went missing off Mersing last Thursday was yesterday found by a fisherman about 150km north of where they were last seen.
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Kayak belonging to two missing Singaporeans found
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): A kayak believed to belong to two missing Singaporeans, who went missing in the waters of Mersing, was found by local fishermen in the waters of Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan.
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Kayak belonging to two missing Singaporeans found
JOHOR BARU: A kayak believed to belong to two missing Singaporeans in the waters of Mersing, was found by local fishermen in the waters of Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan, Pahang today.
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Kayak belonging to missing Singaporeans found as search operations enter fifth day in Malaysia
SINGAPORE: The kayak belonging to the two Singaporeans who went missing off Mersing in Johor five days ago has been found, said the son of one of the pair.
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Search for missing Singaporean kayakers enters fifth day
JOHOR BARU: The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing last Thursday, enters its fifth day today with the deployment of 122...
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Search for missing Singaporean kayakers enters fifth day
The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing last Thursday, enters its fifth day today with the deployment of 122 personnel f...
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Search for missing Singapore kayakers enters fifth day
JOHOR BARU, Aug 13 — The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing last Thursday, enters its fifth day today with the deploy...
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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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Four more aircraft deployed in search for missing kayakers
JOHOR BARU: The search for two Singaporeans who went missing kayaking in Endau waters around Mersing continues with the deployment of four additional aircraft.
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Traffic jam at Johor checkpoints as Singaporeans return home after holidaying in Malaysia
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - 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 ...
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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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More planes, boats join in search for 2 Singaporean kayakers
JOHOR BAHRU: Three more aircraft from different rescue agencies were deployed today, bringing the total to four, in the search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while ka...
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More assets deployed in search for missing Singaporean kayakers
JOHOR BARU: Four more aircraft from different rescue agencies have been deployed today, bringing air assets to five, in the search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing whil...
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More assets deployed in search for missing Singaporean kayakers
Three more aircraft from different rescue agencies have been deployed today, bringing air assets to four, in the search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking ...
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More aircraft deployed to help search for missing Singaporean kayakers
MERSING: Authorities have added more aircraft in the search for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters here last Thursday (Aug 8).
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MMEA deploys more assets in search for missing Singaporean kayakers in Johor
JOHOR BARU, Aug 12 — Three more aircraft from different rescue agencies have been deployed today, bringing air assets to four, in the search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported ...
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Search area for missing Singaporean kayakers expanded
JOHOR BARU: The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking in the Endau-Mersing waters on Thursday was expanded to 500 nautical square miles today.
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MMEA: Search area for missing Singaporean kayakers in Johor expanded
JOHOR BARU, Aug 11 — The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking in the Endau-Mersing waters on Thursday was expanded to 500 nautical square miles toda...
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MMEA briefs S'pore consul-general, family members of missing kayakers on SAR mission
JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) conducted a briefing for Singapore consul-general in Johor Baru Rajpal Singh on updates in the search-and-rescue mission for two Singaporeans who have been missing since Thursday (Aug 8).
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Two missing Singaporeans likely proficient kayakers but waters turbulent
The two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking off Mersing, Johor, are likely proficient in the sport.
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Search widened for two missing S'porean kayakers
As strong winds and choppy waters buffeted their kayak near Mersing, Johor, two Singaporeans found themselves drifting further away from a group of 13 other Singaporeans taking advantage of the long w...
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Authorities expand search area for missing Singaporean kayakers in Mersing
SINGAPORE, Aug 10 — Singapore authorities are supporting the ongoing search operations to locate two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Mersing waters on Thursday.
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Search operations on for missing Singaporean kayakers, Singapore officials on the ground
SINGAPORE - Singapore officials are on the ground to provide assistance and close support in the search operations for two Singaporeans who have been reported missing while kayaking at the Endau water...
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Police: Two Singaporeans missing while kayaking in Mersing waters
JOHOR BARU, Aug 9 — Two Singaporeans — a man and a woman — have been reported missing while kayaking in Mersing waters yesterday.
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Two Singaporean kayakers missing off Mersing
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two Singaporeans have been reported missing while kayaking at the Endau waters in Mersing, Johor.
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Number of Chinese tourists to Malaysia increasing
PETALING JAYA (Aug 9): China’s recent economic slowdown has not seemed to curtail its citizens from holidaying abroad, and Malaysia has been one of the beneficiairies of it.
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Paint relief: Singaporeans make messy art to de-stress
Patrons creating watercolour and acrylic paintings at Splat Paint House in Singapore.
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Singapore to step up oversight on Grab, Gojek to enhance safety
The Grab service has become a part of everyday life among Singaporeans.
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Malaysian Quarantine Department stops entry of frozen pork, chicken wings...
JOHOR BAHRU (Aug 1): The Malaysian Quarantine Department (Maqis) stopped the import of several frozen food products without permits at the Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal, near Kota Tinggi, three day...
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Kids are getting ‘free’ properties from rich parents. Think about it, parents.
The advantage with rich kids?
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DONE DEAL: Condominium unit, Pavilion Hilltop Mont’Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Sold for: RM1.8 million (RM983.61 psf) Concluded by: Amy Chia (REN 05534) of Cornerstone Realty (012-289 7265) When: May 22, 2019 Noteworthy: ● Built-up: About 1,830 sq ft ● Freehold ● Four bedr...
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Rich kids in Singapore gifted penthouses so parents can avoid taxes
At 24 years old, a S$1.2 million (RM3.6 million) penthouse in one of the most expensive property markets in the world, furnished with such luxuries as a Herman Miller Aeron office chair and Lelit espr...
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'Family trees planting' can attract S'porean tourists to Sarawak
During the Sarawak Forest Landscape Restoration Programme launch at Sabal Agroforestry Centre last month, Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg disclosed that a Sarawak Research Council had been set up to...
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New program to help tech firms set up teams in Singapore
Singapore government agencies Enterprise Singapore and the Economic Development Board (EDB) announced plans to pilot Tech@SG, a program that aims to spur growth in the country’s tech industry and he...
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Finding Singapore’s most significant moments
JULY 28 — The other day I travelled back in time.
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Consuming Singapore: The obsession with bubble tea
Singaporeans can’t get enough of bubble tea.
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Singapore opposition says ‘fake news’ law may be used as muzzle
The leader of a new opposition party in Singapore is worried the government may use a recently passed law aimed at blocking fake news to muzzle the group ahead of general elections expected by early 2021.
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Doctors in Singapore now have a smart assistant backed with AI tech from China
The software, backed by data from millions of anonymous patient records and AI tech, can support clinicians in consultations, self-learning and research.
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Not all Indians like curry
JULY 21 — So a primary school teacher was introducing herself to a new Primary 3 (eight- to nine-year-olds) class.
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Lorry driver fined RM40,000, jailed 5 years for reckless driving
PORT DICKSON: A lorry driver was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and fined RM40,000 by the magistrate’s court here today for four counts after he was found guilty of reckless driving which r...
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Malaysia lorry driver jailed, fined after crash that killed Singapore family
PORT DICKSON: A 55-year-old lorry driver on Friday (Jul 19) was sentenced to five years’ jail after he was found guilty of reckless driving which caused the deaths of four members of a Singaporean ...
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240,501 summonses issued to foreign motorists unsettled
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 240,501 traffic summonses issued to foreign motorists for offences in the country from 2014 to last year had not been settled, according to Bukit Aman Investigation and Traffi...
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