Tag: Halimah Yacob

CNY thought: PM Tharman, Opposition Leader Pritam and President Halimah

  Two major but still not quite primary political leaders are in the news right now. Will the pair be heading the teams on both sides of Parliament soon? Will Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat be leading the People’s Action Party opposite Pritam Singh (Workers...

Popular US website features President Halimah Yacob as one of 12 women who run the world

US pop culture website NowThis has featured Singapore President Halimah Yacob as one of 12 women who run the world. The popular web publication identified 12 women, as part of its 2017 in Review series, who have been elected into office around the world. Besides President...

President Halimah’s convoy did not receive summons for flouting traffic rules: LTA

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) revealed in a joint press statement today that no summons were issued for vehicles belonging to President Halimah Yacob's convoy that were flagged for waiting along double yellow lines at Prinsep Street this week. A...

President Halimah hosts first Istana open house; wants to see Istana “become more accessible to ordinary Singaporeans”

President Halimah Yacob hosted her very first Istana Open House today, since she assumed office last month. The Istana was open to the public from 830am to 6pm today and was held in celebration of Deepavali. Besides being welcome to go on guided and self-guided walks around...

President Halimah Yacob spent over $220,000 on election expenses, mostly on promotional materials

The Elections Department revealed on Saturday that President Halimah Yacob spent $220,875 on the election expenses, with most of it going towards promotional materials. The president controversially won the head of state seat unopposed, via means of a walkover, after two other hopefuls were disbarred from the race for...

Is President Halimah Yacob moving to landed property at Bournemouth Road in Mountbatten?

Some netizens online have claimed that they've found out exactly where President Halimah Yacob is going to move to: a thrre-storey detached house at Bournemouth Road in Mountbatten. Photos of the property have been circulating online and the social media sphere has been abuzz with...

Halimah to move out of Yishun after Home Ministry’s strong advice to do so

President Halimah Yacob is all set to move out of her home in Yishun Ave 4 after strongly being advised to do so by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). MHA said in a press release that it had conducted a careful assessment of...

Do not distract President Halimah!

  Lately, the presidential motorcade has been seen leaving President Halimah's Yishun home very early in the morning.  Not that she is trying to avoid morning traffic jams along the congested CTE, but actually arriving very early at Istana to review all the books left...

Yistana for Sale: Pay just $460K to become President Halimah Yacob’s new neighbour!

One property agent tried milking President Halimah Yacob's decision to continue residing in her apartment at Yishun Avenue 4 instead of moving to the Istana - the official residence of the nation's head of state - for every penny it's worth. Advertising a unit just...

The guts to impose Halimah as an iconic Muslim President

It sure took a lot of courage and guts to swim against the currents to appoint a Muslim woman as the presidency in Singapore, and that is exactly what the Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had when he pressed on with his party's...