Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Singapore swap shops offer alternative to fast fashion

SINGAPORE: Sue-Anne Chng, a Singaporean, used to wear a different outfit on all 15 days of the Lunar New Year, when it is customary to don new clothes to symbolise a fresh start.  But this year she will wear second-hand...

Singapore repatriates radicalised Malaysian

SINGAPORE: A 33-year-old Malaysian was repatriated to his home country in August 2020 after investigations revealed that he was a supporter of the so-called ISIS militant group. The Singapore Internal Security Department (ISD), in a statement today said the man’s...

Singapore, Malaysia agree in principle on travel protocol for family bereavements

SINGAPORE: Singapore has reached an agreement in principle with Malaysia to have protocols for travel in circumstances such as family bereavements, according to the republic’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. “The exact details are still being worked out,” Balakrishnan...

Sarawakian frontliners in Singapore get vaccinated

KUCHING: Sarawakian frontliners working in Singapore have started receiving their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Ronnie Poh, who works as a nurse manager in the geriatric and dementia wards at a healthcare institution in Singapore shared that he...

Malaysian woman among 41 asymptomatic imported cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A 38-year-old female Malaysian was among the 41 new asymptomatic Covid-19 imported cases reported in Singapore on Sunday, according to the republic’s Ministry of Health. Labelled as Case 59586, the work permit holder arrived from her home country, said...

Singapore admits police can access contact-tracing data

SINGAPORE: The island nation has admitted data collected for contact-tracing can be accessed by police despite earlier assurances it would only be used to fight the coronavirus, sparking privacy concerns Tuesday about the scheme.  The city-state has a programme called...

‘My own choice’

Malaysian woman found sleeping rough in Singapore SINGAPORE: “I have a home, but I like it this way. It is my own choice.” This was the reply of a Malaysian met by Bernama last night while checking on claims of Malaysian...

Move to copy Singapore-style Islamic school

KUCHING: The state government is studying to establish cooperation with Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah, Singapore to develop international standard Islamic education here. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this would be applied to the secondary school level to...

Singapore to allow visitors from Brunei, New Zealand

SINGAPORE: Travellers from Brunei and New Zealand to visit Singapore starting in September, in a "small, cautious step" by the virus-hit aviation hub to restart air travel, officials said Friday. The city-state closed its borders in March to tourists and...

307 new cases in S’pore

SINGAPORE: Singapore has preliminarily confirmed an additional 307 cases of Covid-19 yesterday, bringing the total to 52,512 cases to date. Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MoH), in its brief noon data released here, said the vast majority of the cases were...
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