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Wuhan coronavirus: 1,000 Singapore preschoolers, 500 teachers travelled to China, minister says

Preschools in the city state

28 Jan 2020 - 3:32PM

Preschools in the city state

Wuhan coronavirus: 1,000 Singapore preschoolers, 500 teachers travelled to China, minister says
China coronavirus: Singapore confirms first case from Wuhan; second case suspected

The 66-year-old man arrived in Singapore on January 20 with nine companions on a China Southern flight, and developed a fever and cough a day later.

24 Jan 2020 - 8:58AM

The 66-year-old man arrived in Singapore on January 20 with nine companions on a China Southern flight, and developed a fever and cough a day later.

China coronavirus: Singapore confirms first case from Wuhan; second case suspected
Singaporean jailed for abusing helper who jumped from window to flee torture

The aircraft technician abused one of his two domestic workers on multiple occasions, including hitting the 27-year-old’s thigh with a fork.

23 Jan 2020 - 6:55PM

The aircraft technician abused one of his two domestic workers on multiple occasions, including hitting the 27-year-old’s thigh with a fork.

Singaporean jailed for abusing helper who jumped from window to flee torture
Domestic worker dipped Singapore baby’s hand in hot pot so she could be sent home, child’s mother says

The Myanmarese maid was arrested for hurting the baby after Amy Low shared a video on Facebook, which showed scald burns on the 16-month-old’s hand.

23 Jan 2020 - 2:53PM

The Myanmarese maid was arrested for hurting the baby after Amy Low shared a video on Facebook, which showed scald burns on the 16-month-old’s hand.

Domestic worker dipped Singapore baby’s hand in hot pot so she could be sent home, child’s mother says
China coronavirus: all travellers from China to undergo temperature screening at Singapore’s Changi Airport

While no cases have been reported in Singapore yet, the country’s Ministry of Health said move was a precautionary measure.

21 Jan 2020 - 6:11PM

While no cases have been reported in Singapore yet, the country’s Ministry of Health said move was a precautionary measure.

China coronavirus: all travellers from China to undergo temperature screening at Singapore’s Changi Airport
Singapore police arrest man at Nanyang Technological University for insulting modesty of female student

Nanyang Technological University says man arrested was not an NTU student, but was taking part on a short-term course conducted at the campus.

20 Jan 2020 - 4:05PM

Nanyang Technological University says man arrested was not an NTU student, but was taking part on a short-term course conducted at the campus.

Singapore police arrest man at Nanyang Technological University for insulting modesty of female student
Think Hong Kong accommodation is expensive? In Singapore, a shipping container is $200 a night

The Shipping-Container Hotel says its 300 square foot cabins can house up to four people, and are aimed at office employees working late and business travellers.

20 Jan 2020 - 9:50PM

The Shipping-Container Hotel says its 300 square foot cabins can house up to four people, and are aimed at office employees working late and business travellers.

Think Hong Kong accommodation is expensive? In Singapore, a shipping container is $200 a night
Singapore man accused of filming women in toilets barred from leaving to continue studies in UK

The 22-year-old man, a student at a top British university, is accused of secretly filming 12 women.

17 Jan 2020 - 2:12PM

The 22-year-old man, a student at a top British university, is accused of secretly filming 12 women.

Singapore man accused of filming women in toilets barred from leaving to continue studies in UK
German vlogger gets death threat over critical review of Singapore Airlines

Josh Cahill described Singapore Airlines’ cabin crew staff as a ‘letdown’, as they did not spend much time engaging with passengers.

16 Jan 2020 - 9:15PM

Josh Cahill described Singapore Airlines’ cabin crew staff as a ‘letdown’, as they did not spend much time engaging with passengers.

German vlogger gets death threat over critical review of Singapore Airlines
Singapore debt collector wears Chinese funeral outfit to harass victim, gets 5 weeks’ jail

Peh Chong Wee, 59, opted for a ‘creative’ debt collection method as his reputation was staked on getting debtors to make repayments on time, his lawyer said.

16 Jan 2020 - 11:21AM

Peh Chong Wee, 59, opted for a ‘creative’ debt collection method as his reputation was staked on getting debtors to make repayments on time, his lawyer said.

Singapore debt collector wears Chinese funeral outfit to harass victim, gets 5 weeks’ jail
Man accused of filming women in toilet had ‘master plan’ to flee Singapore

The 22-year-old student from a top UK university, who is accused of illicitly filming at least 12 female victims, planned to seek asylum overseas.

15 Jan 2020 - 12:31PM

The 22-year-old student from a top UK university, who is accused of illicitly filming at least 12 female victims, planned to seek asylum overseas.

Man accused of filming women in toilet had ‘master plan’ to flee Singapore
Thai actor faces questions after Singaporean man pays bitcoin ransom to flee from captors

The businessman, who transferred US$742,418 in bitcoin to his abductors, said he was kidnapped by a group of men including a Singaporean.

15 Jan 2020 - 1:08PM

The businessman, who transferred US$742,418 in bitcoin to his abductors, said he was kidnapped by a group of men including a Singaporean.

Thai actor faces questions after Singaporean man pays bitcoin ransom to flee from captors
Singapore jails Indonesian helper for mixing menstrual blood, saliva into employer’s food

The 30-year-old also stole US$12,624 from her employer’s safe and was sentenced to six months and seven weeks in jail.

14 Jan 2020 - 9:05PM

The 30-year-old also stole US$12,624 from her employer’s safe and was sentenced to six months and seven weeks in jail.

Singapore jails Indonesian helper for mixing menstrual blood, saliva into employer’s food
Singapore man on trial for terrorism financing admits to sending money to Isis

Imran Kassim, 36, opted to go on trial instead of pleading guilty, saying he does not recognise Singapore laws, only sharia [Islamic] law.

14 Jan 2020 - 4:54AM

Imran Kassim, 36, opted to go on trial instead of pleading guilty, saying he does not recognise Singapore laws, only sharia [Islamic] law.

Singapore man on trial for terrorism financing admits to sending money to Isis
Australia charges Singapore man with importing childlike sex doll from China

If found guilty of importing child abuse material, the 26-year-old student could be jailed for 10 years.

10 Jan 2020 - 7:29PM

If found guilty of importing child abuse material, the 26-year-old student could be jailed for 10 years.

Australia charges Singapore man with importing childlike sex doll from China
Singaporean, PR or foreigner? Labels in data threaten wedge: Minister Chee Hong Tat

‘Let us not go down the path of other economies which are struggling with the politics of division and envy’, the senior minister said.

9 Jan 2020 - 3:17PM

‘Let us not go down the path of other economies which are struggling with the politics of division and envy’, the senior minister said.

Singaporean, PR or foreigner? Labels in data threaten wedge: Minister Chee Hong Tat
Singaporean accused of filming women in toilet attempts bid to return to top British university

Some of the videos allegedly filmed by the 22-year-old are circulating online, and include both the faces and private parts of the victims.

9 Jan 2020 - 3:16PM

Some of the videos allegedly filmed by the 22-year-old are circulating online, and include both the faces and private parts of the victims.

Singaporean accused of filming women in toilet attempts bid to return to top British university
Lunar New Year nothing to do with religion: Malaysia foreign minister

‘We have celebrated together for decades. This tradition must continue’, Saifuddin said after a lawyer took aim at a school over its ‘religious’ decorations.

8 Jan 2020 - 1:14PM

‘We have celebrated together for decades. This tradition must continue’, Saifuddin said after a lawyer took aim at a school over its ‘religious’ decorations.

Lunar New Year nothing to do with religion: Malaysia foreign minister
Singapore jails New Zealand tourist for wrecking hotel room after heated argument with girlfriend

Angry over seeing his partner dancing with another man at a club, the 32-year-old Kiwi punched and kicked her at their Marina Bay Sands hotel room.

7 Jan 2020 - 11:59AM

Angry over seeing his partner dancing with another man at a club, the 32-year-old Kiwi punched and kicked her at their Marina Bay Sands hotel room.

Singapore jails New Zealand tourist for wrecking hotel room after heated argument with girlfriend
Singapore iPhone photographers share experience of playing tour guide to Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on a two-day visit to Singapore, which has included a meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, a visit to an Apple store, and breakfast with local iPhone photographers.

12 Dec 2019 - 3:38PM

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on a two-day visit to Singapore, which has included a meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, a visit to an Apple store, and breakfast with local iPhone photographers.

Singapore iPhone photographers share experience of playing tour guide to Apple CEO Tim Cook
Japanese man who crashed car into Singapore bus stop blames work culture for mishap

The man was the most junior employee in his firm and despite feeling unwell, used a company car to drive a senior colleague home. He was fined US$5,000 for the accident that injured his wife, son and a pedestrian.

6 Dec 2019 - 3:55PM

The man was the most junior employee in his firm and despite feeling unwell, used a company car to drive a senior colleague home. He was fined US$5,000 for the accident that injured his wife, son and a pedestrian.

Japanese man who crashed car into Singapore bus stop blames work culture for mishap
Expat in Singapore accused of killing man with wine bottle charged with ‘religiously aggravated’ act

Andrew Gosling, 47, is an Australian national accused of throwing a wine bottle from the seventh floor of a condo building, hitting people on the fifth floor.

5 Dec 2019 - 10:34PM

Andrew Gosling, 47, is an Australian national accused of throwing a wine bottle from the seventh floor of a condo building, hitting people on the fifth floor.

Expat in Singapore accused of killing man with wine bottle charged with ‘religiously aggravated’ act
Ex-top Singapore lawyer reinstated 11 years after Hong Kong hotel theft conviction

Choy Chee Yean, a former partner at Rajah & Tann, was convicted of burglary in Hong Kong in 2008 for stealing items from a hotel room.

20 Nov 2019 - 11:02AM

Choy Chee Yean, a former partner at Rajah & Tann, was convicted of burglary in Hong Kong in 2008 for stealing items from a hotel room.

Ex-top Singapore lawyer reinstated 11 years after Hong Kong hotel theft conviction
Singapore’s anti-molestation ads create divide between advocates and police

The posters appear on public transport and aim to deter potential offenders by highlighting the punishments associated with sexual violence.

18 Nov 2019 - 12:52PM

The posters appear on public transport and aim to deter potential offenders by highlighting the punishments associated with sexual violence.

Singapore’s anti-molestation ads create divide between advocates and police
Singaporean couple on trial for murder of five-year-old son they kept in a cage

The boy died from severe injuries in October 2016 and was found to have burns on two-thirds of his body after being scalded with hot water.

12 Nov 2019 - 2:47PM

The boy died from severe injuries in October 2016 and was found to have burns on two-thirds of his body after being scalded with hot water.

Singaporean couple on trial for murder of five-year-old son they kept in a cage
Singapore court slashes jail term of maid abuser in half after finding no link to victim’s blindness

Suzanna Bong Sim Swan was found guilty last year of hitting her maid around the head with a glass bottle, but a judge has reduced her sentence from 20 months to just 8 months on appeal.

11 Nov 2019 - 6:43PM

Suzanna Bong Sim Swan was found guilty last year of hitting her maid around the head with a glass bottle, but a judge has reduced her sentence from 20 months to just 8 months on appeal.

Singapore court slashes jail term of maid abuser in half after finding no link to victim’s blindness
Singles’ Day misery looms for Singapore’s e-scooter retailers due to new ban

Under the new ban, e-scooters will be confined to 440km of cycling paths island-wide, instead of 5,500km of footpaths.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:34AM

Under the new ban, e-scooters will be confined to 440km of cycling paths island-wide, instead of 5,500km of footpaths.

Singles’ Day misery looms for Singapore’s e-scooter retailers due to new ban
Nine weeks’ jail for Singapore National Service defaulter who grew up in Hong Kong

The city state’s defence ministry said Jonathan Lee Han Wen ‘wilfully remained overseas’ to pursue his studies.

6 Nov 2019 - 4:32PM

The city state’s defence ministry said Jonathan Lee Han Wen ‘wilfully remained overseas’ to pursue his studies.

Nine weeks’ jail for Singapore National Service defaulter who grew up in Hong Kong
Singapore cracks down on ‘pop-up’ brothels in rented flats amid spike in online prostitution

The city state is seeing a growing trend in online prostitution, with seven in 10 foreign females arrested between 2015 and last year for hawking their sexual services online providing these in residential estates.

25 Nov 2019 - 3:50AM

The city state is seeing a growing trend in online prostitution, with seven in 10 foreign females arrested between 2015 and last year for hawking their sexual services online providing these in residential estates.

Singapore cracks down on ‘pop-up’ brothels in rented flats amid spike in online prostitution
Alleged upskirter dies in Singapore after being caught by passers-by

The 46-year-old man, who had allegedly taken upskirt videos of a woman at Little India MRT station, collapsed after he was nabbed by members of the public.

1 Nov 2019 - 8:47PM

The 46-year-old man, who had allegedly taken upskirt videos of a woman at Little India MRT station, collapsed after he was nabbed by members of the public.

Alleged upskirter dies in Singapore after being caught by passers-by