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Viral video shows Singapore man swinging sword at people and cars

Man detained by public in Buangkok housing estate in Singapore’s northeast; two people and the man suffered minor injuries.

Man detained by public in Buangkok housing estate in Singapore’s northeast; two people and the man suffered minor injuries.

14 Mar 2022 - 7:46PM
Singapore teen who fatally stabbed father had gaming addiction, sentenced to five years’ detention

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 14-years-old when he attacked his father with a fruit knife following an argument about a lost laundry detergent scoop in December 2020.

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 14-years-old when he attacked his father with a fruit knife following an argument about a lost laundry detergent scoop in December 2020.

24 Jan 2022 - 6:58PM
Chinese giant panda cub born in Singapore has been named Le Le

More than 64,000 votes were cast to decide the name of the first Singapore-born giant Chinese panda.

More than 64,000 votes were cast to decide the name of the first Singapore-born giant Chinese panda.

29 Dec 2021 - 8:41PM
Singapore releases foreign agent Dickson Yeo, says spying threat ‘neutralised’

The former PhD student was detained in Singapore last December for acting as a paid foreign agent for China, and was also jailed in the US for spying.

The former PhD student was detained in Singapore last December for acting as a paid foreign agent for China, and was also jailed in the US for spying.

14 Dec 2021 - 4:00PM
Chinese national in Singapore charged for asking citizen to buy semi-detached house on his behalf

As a foreigner, Chen Xiaopu, 39, required government approval to buy a semi-detached house. He allegedly asked a Singaporean woman – who once claimed she was chairman of an association founded by Sun Yat-sen – to help him.

As a foreigner, Chen Xiaopu, 39, required government approval to buy a semi-detached house. He allegedly asked a Singaporean woman – who once claimed she was chairman of an association founded by Sun Yat-sen – to help him.

13 Dec 2021 - 8:12PM
Declassified records reveal how Singapore foiled Jemaah Islamiah’s terror plots against several targets

The militant group had identified about 80 targets, including Changi Airport, water pipelines between Singapore and Malaysia and the US and British embassies.

The militant group had identified about 80 targets, including Changi Airport, water pipelines between Singapore and Malaysia and the US and British embassies.

4 Dec 2021 - 4:17PM
Singapore convicts couple from China of Covid-19 contact tracing offences

Chinese national Hu Jun tested positive for Covid-19 in January last year, nine days after arriving in Singapore from Wuhan to spend Lunar New Year with his family. He and his wife Shi Sha were on Tuesday convicted of withholding contact tracing information.

Chinese national Hu Jun tested positive for Covid-19 in January last year, nine days after arriving in Singapore from Wuhan to spend Lunar New Year with his family. He and his wife Shi Sha were on Tuesday convicted of withholding contact tracing information.

27 Oct 2021 - 4:30PM
Coronavirus: Australia to start quarantine-free travel bubble with Singapore soon, Scott Morrison says

The Australian PM said the arrangement could be rolled out ‘within the next week’.

The Australian PM said the arrangement could be rolled out ‘within the next week’.

22 Oct 2021 - 12:36PM
‘He treated us like his family’: helper grieves loss of Singapore doctor Raymond Yuen who paid for her, child’s studies

Kariyakaranage Sujeewa Manu Thilankani said Yuen, who died of Covid-19, paid for her to attend courses that later allowed her to be certified to work at his clinic.

Kariyakaranage Sujeewa Manu Thilankani said Yuen, who died of Covid-19, paid for her to attend courses that later allowed her to be certified to work at his clinic.

15 Oct 2021 - 1:48PM
British chef Elizabeth Haigh’s cookbook pulled by publisher after Singapore author accuses her of plagiarism

Elizabeth Haigh, a former MasterChef UK contestant, released her cookbook in May to initial acclaim.

Elizabeth Haigh, a former MasterChef UK contestant, released her cookbook in May to initial acclaim.

12 Oct 2021 - 10:47PM
Singapore reminds children of stranger danger amid reports of clowns loitering outside schools

The incidents are alleged to involve a speech academy whose publicity campaign went awry.

The incidents are alleged to involve a speech academy whose publicity campaign went awry.

20 Sep 2021 - 9:00PM
Singapore seeks name for panda cub that ‘reflects friendship with China’

The name should be catchy, easy to remember and ‘reflect the friendship between Singapore and China’, says Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

The name should be catchy, easy to remember and ‘reflect the friendship between Singapore and China’, says Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

10 Sep 2021 - 3:34PM
Singapore man pleads guilty to torturing pet poodle, after videos of abuse went viral

Several videos of the abuse, which took place between 2016 and 2017, surfaced online last year and went viral, leading to the man’s arrest.

Several videos of the abuse, which took place between 2016 and 2017, surfaced online last year and went viral, leading to the man’s arrest.

8 Sep 2021 - 10:30PM
Singapore PM awarded US$156,000 in defamation suit against news website The Online Citizen

The suit concerned false statements published by The Online Citizen in 2019 about Lee Kuan Yew’s former home. All proceeds will be donated to charity, the PM’s press secretary said.

The suit concerned false statements published by The Online Citizen in 2019 about Lee Kuan Yew’s former home. All proceeds will be donated to charity, the PM’s press secretary said.

3 Sep 2021 - 12:00AM
Singapore welcomes first panda cub, born to parents Jia Jia and Kai Kai

The cub was born on August 14 after its parents finally succeeded in their seventh breeding season.

The cub was born on August 14 after its parents finally succeeded in their seventh breeding season.

16 Aug 2021 - 10:26PM
Singapore teen charged with murder of 13-year-old schoolmate, remanded for psychiatric assessment

The 16-year-old from Singapore’s River Valley High School will be remanded for psychiatric assessment and will return to court in August.

The 16-year-old from Singapore’s River Valley High School will be remanded for psychiatric assessment and will return to court in August.

20 Jul 2021 - 6:20PM
Singapore police to charge 16-year-old with murder after alleged attack on 13-year-old in secondary school

Singapore police went to River Valley High School after receiving a call for assistance and found the victim lying motionless at a toilet.

Singapore police went to River Valley High School after receiving a call for assistance and found the victim lying motionless at a toilet.

20 Jul 2021 - 4:02PM
Singaporean man charged with sending funds to Isis militants based in Syria

Mohamed Kazali Sallehm was arrested by Malaysian Special Branch officers in December 2018 before being deported to Singapore.

Mohamed Kazali Sallehm was arrested by Malaysian Special Branch officers in December 2018 before being deported to Singapore.

19 Jul 2021 - 3:37PM
Explainer | Which drugs are most effective to treat Covid-19 patients?

Several large-scale clinical trials are still under way around the globe to assess and determine the most promising medications.

Several large-scale clinical trials are still under way around the globe to assess and determine the most promising medications.

12 Jul 2021 - 11:19PM
Coronavirus: Singapore probes boy’s collapse after vaccine jab; Indonesia gasps for oxygen amid outages

A Singapore teen suffered a suspected cardiac arrest following a strenuous gym workout days after his first Pfizer-BioNTech jab, officials say.

A Singapore teen suffered a suspected cardiac arrest following a strenuous gym workout days after his first Pfizer-BioNTech jab, officials say.

5 Jul 2021 - 11:34PM
Two shipwrecks off Singapore provide rare insight into maritime history

‘The wide range and large quantities of artefacts from the two shipwrecks will bring invaluable insights into the maritime trading history of early Singapore,’ expert says.

‘The wide range and large quantities of artefacts from the two shipwrecks will bring invaluable insights into the maritime trading history of early Singapore,’ expert says.

17 Jun 2021 - 12:09PM
Coronavirus: no truth to India news reports on ‘Singapore variant’, says health ministry

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claims there is a ‘new strain’ dangerous to children, but the strain prevalent in Singapore is the B.1.617.2 variant first detected in India.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claims there is a ‘new strain’ dangerous to children, but the strain prevalent in Singapore is the B.1.617.2 variant first detected in India.

19 May 2021 - 5:57PM
Coronavirus: Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport closed after outbreak, along with terminal buildings

The closure follows a growing Covid-19 cluster linked to a cleaner who had been deployed to Terminal 3.

The closure follows a growing Covid-19 cluster linked to a cleaner who had been deployed to Terminal 3.

13 May 2021 - 3:09AM
In Singapore, ‘Triad Trails’ tours led by ex-offenders uncover Chinatown’s seedy past

The one-hour tours led by former offenders combine personal experiences of being in gangs with explanations of how secret societies came to be in the area.

The one-hour tours led by former offenders combine personal experiences of being in gangs with explanations of how secret societies came to be in the area.

4 May 2021 - 8:31AM
Coronavirus: Singapore’s Tan Tock Seng Hospital cluster widens, 11 more infected

The total number of cases linked to the facility, where a nurse was first found to be infected last week, has now climbed to 27.

The total number of cases linked to the facility, where a nurse was first found to be infected last week, has now climbed to 27.

2 May 2021 - 8:09PM
Coronavirus: Singapore hospital locks down ward as nurse, doctor and 3 patients test positive

The nurse, a 46-year-old Filipino woman, had already received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

The nurse, a 46-year-old Filipino woman, had already received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

29 Apr 2021 - 5:59AM
Coronavirus: Singapore study suggests hydroxychloroquine and throat spray could protect against infection

The findings indicate a ‘viable preventive strategy’ against the spread of Covid-19 in high-transmission settings such as dormitories, cruise ships and prisons.

The findings indicate a ‘viable preventive strategy’ against the spread of Covid-19 in high-transmission settings such as dormitories, cruise ships and prisons.

26 Apr 2021 - 2:58PM
Indonesian maid jailed for life after killing Singaporean employer by stabbing her almost 100 times

Daryati, the maid, had been employed by Seow Kim Choo for about two months and had felt homesick. She plotted to rob her employers and retrieve her passport from a safe.

Daryati, the maid, had been employed by Seow Kim Choo for about two months and had felt homesick. She plotted to rob her employers and retrieve her passport from a safe.

4 Jun 2021 - 9:22PM
Explainer | Singapore coronavirus case shows vaccination doesn’t rule out infection. What does that mean?

US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said in April that of the 2,479 vaccinated people in a study, three had confirmed coronavirus infections.

US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said in April that of the 2,479 vaccinated people in a study, three had confirmed coronavirus infections.

13 Apr 2021 - 4:14PM
Indonesian domestic helper jailed nine months for pushing Singapore baby, stepping on his knee

Suliana Kasim Dapok, who was stressed about her personal issues, pushed the one-and-half-year old boy to the floor after he vomited on the carpet.

Suliana Kasim Dapok, who was stressed about her personal issues, pushed the one-and-half-year old boy to the floor after he vomited on the carpet.

5 Apr 2021 - 4:41PM