Trip cancellations and postponements: Singaporeans put off travel plans as surge in passport applications and processing time continues

Mr Mohd Shariff submitted an application for his wife's new passport on April 6, intending to travel to Kuala Lumpur on Vesak Day on May 15 with his family. But they had to put their plans on hold when she could not get her travel document on time. He is among other people here who...

To work from home or not? Crowded trains affect people’s decision, study shows

People are more likely to want to return to their workplaces rather than continue logging in from home if MRT trains are, firstly, less crowded and, secondly, journey times are shorter. This was the finding of a Nanyang Technological University (NTU) study published in Travel Behaviour and Society - a journal of the Hong Kong...

‘I’m just trying to be an example’: Mark Wahlberg won’t force his children to go to church

Mark Wahlberg won't "impose" his faith on his children. The 50-year-old actor - who has Ella, 18, Michael, 16, Brendan, 13, and Grace, 12, with wife Rhea Durham - won't force his children to go to church but hopes they can look at him and see the positive affect his Christian beliefs have had on...

Pump prices fall by 5 cents a litre; lower-octane petrol prices dip below $3 a litre

Pump prices have fallen by five cents a litre since last week, with all brands of 92-octane fuel and one 95-octane dipping below $3 as of Monday (April 4). This follows further easing of oil prices as sanctions against Russian supplies look increasingly unlikely. According to pump price tracker Fuel Kaki, an initiative by the Consumers Association...

Pregnant woman loses baby after being ‘left unattended’ at A&E for 2 hours, NUH investigating

A couple recently lost their unborn child after the woman was allegedly left unattended in the emergency department for two hours. In a Facebook post, the man, who goes by Mee Pok Tah, wrote that his wife, who was 36 weeks pregnant, realised that she was bleeding from her birth canal last Tuesday (March 15) night while taking a...

Pregnant Kimberly Chia falls down after missing a kerb

There's a reason why pregnant women are especially careful when moving around, and that's because a fall can have tragic consequences. Local actress Kimberly Chia took a tumble after she "missed a kerb" and fell on her knees. The 26-year-old shared the details of the incident in an Instagram story yesterday (March 16), which showed an image of her grazed...

Chen Xiuhuan Covid-19 free after day 6 but she’s not heading out just yet

Instagram/Chen Xiuhan Being in quarantine for days can feel like a lifetime, and while most of us can't wait to regain our freedom, this local actress has decided to stay indoors for a little longer. After six days of isolation, Chen Xiuhan is finally Covid-19 free and announced the good news today (March 16) on her Instagram.   She wrote: "Finally passed exams!...

‘I’m not a man who gets scared easily’: Man who stopped Buangkok sword attacker receives award

Mr Amila Chinthana, pictured with his wife (right) on March 15, was recording the scene with his mobile phone when the man charged at him.Facebook/Roads.sg, The Straits Times Mr Amila Chinthana, 35, was waiting at a traffic junction in Buangkok Crescent on Monday afternoon (March 14) when a man armed with a samurai sword attacked him. "He just...

Sheng Siong CEO seen cutting and packaging meat at Tanglin Halt outlet after 4 staff contract Covid-19

Known for his generosity and kindness, Sheng Siong's CEO Lim Hock Chee has once again made waves when he was spotted on the ground helping out at one of the supermarkets in Tanglin Halt after four staff members contracted Covid-19. A reporter from Shin Min Daily News visited the supermarket chain's outlet at Tanglin Halt...

He pretended to have a luxury watch for sale, then tried to rob his Carousell buyer of $50k with a knife

Terry Tong Hong Zhi admitted to attempted robbery on March 10, 2022.The Straits Times A youth in July last year pointed a penknife at a man carrying a bag containing $50,000 in cash and told the latter to hand it over. Terry Tong Hong Zhi, 20, swung the weapon when the Vietnamese victim, Mr Nguyen Thanh...