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Singapore police investigates ‘clowns’ approaching children at primary schools

Several instances of people dressed as clowns were reported to have approached children at various primary schools. Multiple reports were lodged, the police told on Monday, adding that they are “verifying the facts with an education centre on their alleged involvement in the incidents”. Messages circulating on social media also alleged that the people dressed […]

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Mysterious ‘Havana syndrome’ delays Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Vietnam

US Vice-President Kamala Harris’s flight to Vietnam was delayed by several hours due to an “anomalous health incident” with similarities to so-called Havana syndrome, reports say. The mysterious syndrome first affected people at the US embassy in Havana in 2016 and may be caused by directed microwave radiation. Ms Harris was in Singapore ahead of […]

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Singapore sentences British man to six weeks in prison for refusing to face mask in public

A Singapore court sentenced a British man to six weeks in prison on Wednesday, local media reported, after he repeatedly breached coronavirus protocols by refusing to wear a face mask in public. Benjamin Glynn, 40, was found guilty on four charges over his failure to wear a mask on a train in May and at […]

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World

United States seizes Singapore owned oil tanker for making oil deliveries to North Korea, violating sanctions

The United States has seized a Singapore-owned oil tanker that was used to make oil deliveries to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, the Justice Department said. A New York federal judge issued a judgement of forfeiture authorising the US to take ownership of the M/T Courageous, which is currently in Cambodia. The ship, […]

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World

Singapore: 13-year-old hacked to death in school washroom with an axe purchased online

The death of a 13-year-old school going boy has shocked Singapore. A 16-year-old was charged with murdering a fellow student, whose body was found in a bathroom. An axe was seized as evidence. Initial investigations found that the two boys did not know each other. The incident saw the prestigious River Valley High School briefly […]

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Business Insane

Singapore unveils the world’s largest floating solar farm

Singapore inaugurated one of the world’s largest floating solar farms. The project is situated on the Tengeh Reservoir and is carried out by Singapore’s National Water Agency and Sembcorp Industries. This solar farm houses approximately 122,000 solar panels that are spread over 45 hectares. The plant has the capacity to generate enough electricity to power […]

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World

Singapore woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for torturing and killing her domestic help

A woman in Singapore was found guilty of starving, torturing and killing her domestic worker from Myanmar, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Piang Ngaih Don reportedly weighed only 24kg when she died from her injuries in 2016. Prosecutors have called the actions of Gaiyathiri Murugayan, the wife of a policeman “evil and […]

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Sports World

Singapore Grand Prix: Immigration restrictions due to pandemic cancels F1 race

F1 and the Singapore authorities agreed it will not be possible to hold the event in the context of immigration restrictions in the city state. Other races later in 2021 could also fall prey to the coronavirus pandemic. Turkey, China and a second race at Austin in the USA are all under consideration as replacements. […]

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World

Singapore rebuts an Indian chief minister who sounded alarm over possible new ‘Singapore Variant’

Singapore’s government has said there is “no truth” to an assertion by Delhi’s chief minister that a new variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the city state. Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had called for a halt to flights, saying a new “Singapore strain” was “extremely dangerous for children”. He added that it […]

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World

Singapore announces tighter restrictions as cases of coronavirus variants increase

Singapore announced tighter restrictions after recording locally acquired cases of coronavirus variants, including a more contagious strain first detected in India. On Tuesday Singapore confirmed five new locally acquired cases. The stricter measures, which will be effective from May 8, include extending checks on where incoming travellers have been to three weeks earlier, instead of […]

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Singapore blogger crowdfunds nearly $100k to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in defamation case

A Singaporean blogger raised nearly $100,000 via crowd funding on social media to cover damages he was ordered to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a defamation case filed by the city-state’s leader. Lee had sued Leong Sze Hian, a financial advisor, after he shared on Facebook an online news article that linked the […]

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Singapore: British national faces 6 months jail for violating quarantine to visit partner

A British man pleaded guilty to breaking Singapore’s quarantine rules by leaving his hotel room to visit his fiancée. Nigel Skea, 52, walked up an emergency staircase to spend the night with Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai, 39, in September. The couple are now married. Eyamalai admitted aiding him. Breaking the rules could bring six months in jail, […]