Tag: Singapore

President’s National Day message: Together, we can emerge as a stronger Singapore

Singapore -- In a National Day message on Friday (Aug 7), President Halimah Yacob said that Singapore's 55th birthday this year would have been a milestone and cause for a big celebration had it not been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. She noted that while some disruptions...

Should opposition MPs be given more prominence?

Written by Aretha and Jillian After the General Elections there are more opposition members in Parliament than ever before. With 10 opposition Member of Parliament (MPs) from the Workers’ Party (WP), two Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMPs) from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) and a...

“Drastic” changes to bus services: Bukit Panjang residents criticise LTA’s stand

Singapore -- There has been negative reaction online from Bukit Panjang residents to the Land Transport Authority's statement on changes in the bus services from the area to the city from Aug 16. Two services will cease operating, one will be shortened and one...

Lawrence Wong: “Overwhelmingly positive” feedback on secondary school reforms

Singapore -- Mr Lawrence Wong, who was appointed Minister for Education on July 25, has commented on the move away from streaming to Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB) in secondary schools. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Aug 4), he mentioned a visit to Riverside Secondary...

Bukit Panjang MP Liang Eng Hwa disappointed in LTA

Singapore - On Aug 3, Bukit Panjang's MP Liang Eng Hwa expressed his disappointment towards the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Facebook. This came in light of the changes made to several bus services leading residents of Bukit Panjang to the city area. He wrote:...

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman “not aware” of Dickson Yeo spying case

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, asked by a reporter in Beijing on Monday (July 27) about the spying case in the United States involving Singaporean Dickson Yeo, said he was not aware of it. According to a report in CNA, he had said in...

PUB completes flushing to get rid of pandan smell in tap water

Singapore -- The national water agency, PUB, has acted on complaints that a pandan smell was coming from tap water. It released an update on Friday (July 24) that, after the smell was brought to its attention, it had flushed service reservoirs, the transmission and distribution network,...

Woman arrested after her Ferrari turned turtle in an accident

On July 16, a 33-year-old woman was arrested after the Ferrari that she was driving "tumbled three times" near Lau Pa Sat. A video of the aftermath of the accident was uploaded on All Singaporean Stuff, a page on Facebook, with the man taking the...

SDP candidate Bryan Lim: Singapore has a “pathetic Third World press”

Singapore -- A Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the recent elections, Mr Bryan Lim, commented in a Facebook post on Friday (July 17) that Singapore is a "First World country with a pathetic Third World press". This comes only a few days after he...

Younger voters want incumbents to play politics more fairly: Ambassador-at-Large Chan Heng Chee

Singapore -- Ambassador-at-Large Professor Chan Heng Chee commented on the recent General Election in a virtual lecture on Wednesday (July 15) hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), a think-tank from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University...