Taylor Swift tunes and popcorn for Yew Tee residents watching Lawrence Wong as he is sworn in as PM

SINGAPORE: The strains of Taylor Swift’s hit song Love Story filled a tent in Yew Tee jam-packed with residents on May 15, as they waited in anticipation to see their district’s anchor minister Lawrence Wong sworn in as the Republic’s fourth prime minister. The May Day singalong-cum-watch party for Wong’s swearing-in ceremony at the Istana was...

Singapore’s new PM takes office pledging to lead in his own way

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Lawrence Wong was sworn in on Wednesday (May 15) as its fourth premier since independence, promising to lead the wealthy city state his own way after completing a carefully calibrated power transfer aimed at ensuring continuity. Wong, 51, comes from among a crop of so-called "4G" leaders, a new generation of politicians that were...

Johor to activate contra lanes for Xmas, New Year

KULAI: All contra lanes at the two land checkpoints in Johor will be activated in anticipation of the high volume of vehicles from Singapore during Christmas and New Year. State works, transportation and infrastructure committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh said it is hoped that the activation of the contra lanes at both Bangunan Sultan Iskandar...

Monetary Authority of Singapore bans Roger Ng for life

SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a lifetime prohibition order (PO) against Ng Chong Hwa, also known as Roger Ng, a former managing director of Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte. In a statement on Tuesday (Sept 5), MAS said the PO was issued following Ng's conviction in the United States for conspiracy to launder...

Two Singaporeans admit role in illegal S$2mil sale of sonar which ended up with Myanmar Navy

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Two Singaporeans who sold a sonar, which eventually ended up with a survey centre operated by the Myanmar Navy, admitted in court on Aug 25 to breaching a law which controls the sale of strategic goods including weapons. The two men - Poiter Agus Kentjana, the 57-year-old sales manager at...

Guy Declares Love For K-Pop Star Taeyeon At Her Singapore Gig, Forgets Girlfriend Was Next To Him

Lucky for him, his girlfriend found it funny. K-pop group Girls’ Generation member Kim Taeyeon, 34, was in Singapore over the weekend to perform two sold-out shows as part of her The Odd of Love tour. Taeyeon's last solo concert in Singapore was in 2019. A day after the gigs, local fans flooded social media to gush about the Korean powerhouse singer’s performance. However,...

Tanglin Actress Jae Liew, 33, Is Now An English Teacher In Japan, Had To Take 10 – 15% Pay Cut To Live In Her Dream Country

For Jae, who relocated to a small city outside of Tokyo two weeks ago, having job satisfaction is a good trade-off. Though there's also the "serious culture shock". No part of this story can be reproduced without permission from 8days.sg. If you follow Jae Liew on Instagram, you’d know the actress, who starred in English dramas Tanglin and Derek 2, is a Japanophile. She...

Tanglin Actress Confronts Man Who Secretly Filmed Her In Plaza Singapura

Props to Shu Yi Ching for standing up to the creep. If you ever had someone take a video or a photo of you in public without your consent, you would know it's a very upsetting experience. Even more so when you have no idea what they would be doing with that photo of you. And trust...

Singapore’s top Chinese newspaper strongly refutes ‘biased comments and unfair statements’ in Washington Post article

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Chinese language media Lianhe Zaobao has stressed that it takes its mission of delivering information seriously and remains committed to neutrality. The comments by Zaobao’s editor Goh Sin Teck came a day after the Washington Post put up its story “In Singapore, loud echoes of Beijing’s positions generate anxiety” on July 24. Goh said the...

New Tom And Jerry Series Set In Singapore To Debut In August

The iconic cat and mouse duo will take their antics to Singapore in a collection of three-minute shorts, premiering on Cartoon Network and HBO Go in August. Tom And Jerry, arguably the most famous cat and mouse duo in the world, are coming to Singapore. On Wednesday (Jul 26), Warner Bros Discovery announced that its first-ever localised...