Singapore will review Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine carefully before possible roll-out: Health Minister

The Sinovac vaccine was just 50.4 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic infections.   A coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech will have to go through regulatory scrutiny and authorisation by Singapore's Health Sciences Authority (HSA) before it can be rolled out to the public, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Wednesday (Jan 13). This [...]

Flight Attendant & Fashion Designer Couple Sell Prawn Fritters After Covid-19 Disrupted Jobs

Before Covid-19 brought travelling to a stop, Amos Ananda Yeo led a jet-setter’s lifestyle. A fashion designer by profession, he regularly shuttled between his native Singapore, Korea, Japan and Vietnam for his eponymous streetwear label Amos Ananda. But for the past four years, he has been based mainly in Shenzhen, China, where he runs [...]

Family of girl allegedly raped & murdered in S’pore in 1995 seeking public’s help as killer never found

Nearly 26 years after a seven-year-old girl in Singapore was raped and murdered in 1995, the family of the victim is seeking the public's help. The family is hoping the public can come forward with fresh leads or information previously not revealed that they can take to the police to reopen this cold case, and [...]

‘Special testing’ of 234 Crowne Plaza Changi Airport staff completed, all negative for Covid-19

A “special testing operation” of 234 staff working at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport for Covid-19 has been completed, with all the results coming back negative for coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Saturday (Jan 9). A “special testing operation” of 234 staff working at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport for Covid-19 has been [...]

Chinese manufacturing’s coronavirus crisis gives Singapore an opportunity

Covid-19 made the world realise what many had long suspected. That countries around the globe had become dangerously overreliant on China as a manufacturing base. When China went into lockdown and its factories shut, supply chains and logistics were deeply disrupted and many countries suffered as their access to goods dropped drastically. In response, many nations have decided to bring manufacturing [...]

1st Singaporean charged in Wirecard scandal

Singapore has charged a director of Citadelle Corporate Services Pte Ltd for falsifying letters related to Wirecard, the collapsed German payments firm. R Shanmugaratnam was charged with “wilfully and with intent to defraud” falsifying letters from Citadelle to Wirecard representing that it held money in escrow accounts, though the accounts did not hold such balances, [...]

Fine for 10 who met at Sengkang flat during circuit breaker to drink, watch Netflix

Two residents of a flat in Compassvale were messaging some friends on WhatsApp amid the Covid-19 outbreak when one of them suggested having a social gathering at the unit. The court heard that Leong Chee Mun, 37, and his fiancee, Cassie Ong Shi Hong, 32, agreed to host the event at their home on May [...]

Reform Party conflict goes public as Charles Yeo becomes chairman

Criminal defence lawyer Charles Yeo has been appointed chairman of the Reform Party (RP), while oil and gas company director Mahaboob Batcha is the new party treasurer. The party announced the appointments in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Aug 5), which it said were part of party renewal following the recent general election. But the move has [...]

Singapore’s Universal Studios deploys facial recognition for entry

Visitors to Universal Studios in Singapore will now have to pass through facial recognition scanners to enter the park, in the city-state’s latest foray with a technology that has stoked privacy concerns. Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), which owns the sprawling area of tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants in which the park sits, said the scheme [...]

‘This is what I love to do’: Patriotic driver zhngs ride again for National Day

  How do you show your love for Singapore? Some drivers zhng (decorate) their rides by slapping on a couple of Singapore-related decals, but this man's flashy ride takes the cake. Gojek driver Henry Ho is back on the roads again with his Toyota sedan decked out in numerous decorations showing off his national pride. Besides the small Singapore flags fastened [...]