DBS net profit for Q2 rises 8% to $1.14b

DBS Group is delighting in strong growth momentum in its crucial services, but property quality pressures will continue in its oil and gas loan book, President Piyush Gupta said yesterday. The oil and gas sector, particularly companies doing assistance services, has actually seen higher non-performing loans in recent quarters as weak oil rates have actually…… Continue reading DBS net profit for Q2 rises 8% to $1.14b

Recommended by Construction firm fined $130,000 for repeated safety lapses at Hillview condo worksite

SINGAPORE – Construction firm Kingsford Construction Pte Ltd has been fined $130,000 under the Workplace Safety and Health Act for numerous safety lapses at a worksite, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Thursday (Aug 3). The company, which was convicted last Thursday, had actually been engaged to perform building works of Hillview Peak, a…… Continue reading Recommended by Construction firm fined $130,000 for repeated safety lapses at Hillview condo worksite

Three sent to hospital after multi-vehicle accident along MacPherson Road

SINGAPORE – Three people were injured after a multi-vehicle mishap happened along MacPherson Road on Friday (Aug 4) night. The mishap, which took place to Bendemeer Road before Aljunied Road, included a van, a vehicle, and a ComfortDelGro taxi. Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force said they looked out to the mishap at 6.40…… Continue reading Three sent to hospital after multi-vehicle accident along MacPherson Road

Exhibition honouring the late Zaha Hadid opens at the ArtScience Museum

SINGAPORE – An exhibition showcasing the cutting-edge architecture and design of the late Zaha Hadid opens on Sunday (Aug 6) at the ArtScience Museum. The Zaha Hadid Architects: Reimagining Architecture Exhibition will showcase a curation of the late architecture doyenne’s transformational tasks around the world. The exhibit is a collaboration between Malaysian property designer UEM…… Continue reading Exhibition honouring the late Zaha Hadid opens at the ArtScience Museum

Singaporean man charged with Western Union armed robbery

SINGAPORE – A 58-year-old Singaporean male was charged in court on Saturday (Aug 5) with the heist that took place at the Ubi Avenue 1 Western Union branch on Tuesday (Aug 1). Hashim Hamzah, presumably armed himself with a knife before robbing the remittance outlet at around 10.40 am that day. He apparently robbed $4,000.…… Continue reading Singaporean man charged with Western Union armed robbery

Weekend crowds turn up for coffee, talks and more at Singapore Coffee Festival

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Coffee Festival struck its stride on Saturday (Aug 5) early morning saw the weekend crowd streaming into getting their coffee repair. The 2nd edition of the four-day occasion, which is arranged by The Straits Times and provided by DBS Bank, entered its 2nd public day at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre…… Continue reading Weekend crowds turn up for coffee, talks and more at Singapore Coffee Festival

Academic stripped of PR status, banned from Singapore

A well-known academic from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) had his permanent residency cancelled the other day and will be expelled for dealing with a foreign government to influence Singapore’s foreign policy and public opinion. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated Dr Huang Jing, 60, and his other half, Ms…… Continue reading Academic stripped of PR status, banned from Singapore

Malaysia opens new maritime base at Middle Rocks, near Pedra Branca Read

SINGAPORE: Malaysia has actually established a brand-new maritime base upon Middle Rocks, near Pedra Branca, the island granted to Singapore in an International Court of Justice ruling in 2008. The facility, called Abu Bakar Maritime Base, includes a 316-metre jetty, a lighthouse, and a helicopter landing pad, according to defence publication IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly.…… Continue reading Malaysia opens new maritime base at Middle Rocks, near Pedra Branca Read

From buses to soldiers, they’re creating uniquely Singapore toys for the big boys

They couldn’t find the Singapore collectibles they desired in the market, so the creators of Masterpiece Collectibles and Miniature Stories decided to make their own. SINGAPORE: Nine years earlier, Dickson Ng frantically wished to get a Singapore traffic authorities bike scale model for his collection of toy automobiles. There was a catch: He couldn’t find…… Continue reading From buses to soldiers, they’re creating uniquely Singapore toys for the big boys

71 Tanjong Pagar residents become new Singapore citizens

SINGAPORE: It was a special day for 71 people who became Singapore residents on Saturday (Aug 5), just 4 days prior to National Day. The Tanjong Pagar residents got their new identity cards and certificates of citizenship at a national citizenship event which was held on the 50th floor of the Pinnacle@Duxton, an iconic housing…… Continue reading 71 Tanjong Pagar residents become new Singapore citizens