news.asiaone.com Archives - 23 April 2014, Wednesday

  • Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime

    news.asiaone.com 08 Mar '14, 4pm

    According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen conveyed Singapore's sympathies and offered additional assistance to the Malaysian government to assist in the search-and-locate (SAL) operation for the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines pl...

  • SIA to cancel 19 flights as travellers avoid Bangkok

    SIA to cancel 19 flights as travellers avoid Bangkok | Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime | AsiaOne

    news.asiaone.com 04 Jan '14, 4am

    SINGAPORE - SIA, which flies five times a day to Bangkok, will cancel about one in 10 flights between Jan 14 and Feb 25. Get the full story from The Straits Times . Thai ruling party to launch election bid amid protests By AFP BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's party ...

  • Singapore regrets PM Abe's visit to Yasukuni shrine: MFA

    Singapore regrets PM Abe's visit to Yasukuni shrine: MFA | Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime | AsiaOne

    news.asiaone.com 29 Dec '13, 6am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore regrets the visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) today. "Singapore regrets the visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Yasukuni Shrine," said MFA in a statement...

  • 8m population by 2030? | Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime | AsiaOne

    news.asiaone.com 30 Nov '13, 11am

    SINGAPORE - Earlier this year, Singaporeans balked at the idea of having 6.9 million people on our tiny island. But some experts, including Dr Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, has said that Singapore can fit 8 million or more by 2030.

  • AsiaOne apologises to Nicole Seah

    AsiaOne apologises to Nicole Seah | Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime | AsiaOne

    news.asiaone.com 28 Nov '13, 1am

    AsiaOne would like to unreservedly apologise to Miss Nicole Seah and to Mr Steven Goh for any distress and inconvenience caused by an article posted on AsiaOne on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. The headline of the article, "Nicole Seah uploads photo of her with a man believed to be marri...

  • SPH headline editor being nothing but a complete asshole:

    Nicole Seah says she is dating man in photo she uploaded on Facebook | Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime | AsiaOne

    news.asiaone.com 26 Nov '13, 1pm

    bared her soul on her personal Facebook page in a post titled "Ground Zero", which revealed that, this year, she dated and was "played out" by two or three men who were interested only in her public profile, received rape and death threats, suffered professionally and was hospitalised...

  • Vivian Hsu to wed Singapore-based CEO

    Vivian Hsu to wed Singapore-based CEO | Asiaone News

    news.asiaone.com 03 Nov '13, 9am

    Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu, 38, has announced that she will soon be marrying her boyfriend of 7 months. Hsu's confirmation came after she was seen holding hands with 36-year-old Sean Lee in Taiwan's Xinyi district on Saturday. The pair was seen entering a Vera Wang bridal boutique. ...

  • Woman climbs over railing at Changi Airport

    Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime

    news.asiaone.com 03 Nov '13, 5am

    Stomp contributor TT spotted this woman who had clambered out onto netting suspended high above the ground at Changi Airport. According to the Stomp contributor, the woman was later arrested by airport police and led away in handcuffs. The Stomp contributor wrote: "This lady was seen ...

  • Not surprised at all "@SingaporeTimes: S'pore ranked 'happiest place' by Chinese #Singapore"

    Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime

    news.asiaone.com 03 Nov '13, 4am

    CHINA, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore - where are Chinese people happiest? The answer, according to a survey of 4,000 ethnic Chinese across these regions, is Singapore. Of the 805 people surveyed here, 51.9 per cent put their homeland at the top of the list - the highest among the fou...

  • Tin Pei Ling goes after resident who threw sanitary pad

    Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime

    news.asiaone.com 22 Oct '13, 2pm

    SINGAPORE - A curious case of high-rise littering raised the ire of the ward's MP - so much so that she decided to hunt the errant resident down. When the MP for Marine Parade GRC Ms Tin Pei-Ling discovered that a resident had been disposing tampons out of the window, she spared no ef...

  • New Rule for GGWT in Singapore at Singapore Indoor Stadium on 12th

    Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime

    news.asiaone.com 09 Oct '13, 2pm

    SINGAPORE - Visitors who exit the Singapore Indoor Stadium halfway through a performance will not be allowed back in even if they possess the same ticket, reported Shin Min Daily News. It is one of the stadium's new rules, implemented to thwart fraudsters who collect additional ticket...

  • Singapore News | Politics | Weather | Crime

    news.asiaone.com 27 Sep '13, 11pm

    Giving names, he cited Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing, Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, Ministers of State Sim Ann and Desmond Lee and Ms Low Yen Ling, ...

  • 1 World Music Festival cancelled

    1 World Music Festival cancelled | AsiaOne News

    news.asiaone.com 18 Sep '13, 12pm

    SINGAPORE - The 1 World Festival that was scheduled to happen this Friday and Saurday, Sep 20 and 21, 2013, at the Marina Barrage with a stellar line-up of international, regional, and local acts has been cancelled. Here is the press release from Retfar Entertainment, organisers of th...

  • Girls' Generation, supermodel Liu Wen among stars at opening of new Charles & Keith store | Asiaone News

    news.asiaone.com 24 Aug '13, 5pm

    They included South Korean girl group Girls' Generation's Hyo Yeon, Seo Hyun and Yu Ri, Chinese supermodel Liu Wen and Korean American actor Daniel Henney.

  • 'I cried my eyes out when she left': SINGAPORE - His big win at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in M... #c…

    'I cried my eyes out when she left' | Asiaone News

    news.asiaone.com 06 Aug '13, 6pm

    SINGAPORE - His big win at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in May has given him many happy, unforgettable moments. Yet, local director Anthony Chen, who nabbed the Camera d'Or (Golden Camera) for best first feature film with his movie debut Ilo Ilo, said there is a bittersweet memory th...

  • Barjeel Art Foundation exhibits 16 provocative works by contemporary Arab artist in Singapore

    Arab art rich with political irony

    news.asiaone.com 30 Jun '13, 4am

    The Business Times Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 An aura of political mischief pervades Singapore Art Museum's new exhibition Terms & Conditions, which features 16 provocative works by contemporary Arab artists. Organised in partnership with the UAE-based Barjeel Art Foundation, some of the wo...

  • NatGeo's adoption drive sees 6,000 people and 450 dogs attend

    news.asiaone.com 05 May '13, 2pm

    France honours Hong Kong film director Anti-establishment sentiment among youngsters a global phenomenon: Chang Malaysia elections: Barisan on track for two-thirds majority in Sabah, wins Labuan North Korea says no plan to use American as bargaining chip Bangladesh building collapse d...

  • PM Lee takes regular train to New York. What I'm curious to know is if he has ever taken regular train in Singapore.

    PM Lee takes regular train to New York

    news.asiaone.com 06 Apr '13, 7pm

    PM Lee and wife Ho Ching sharing a light moment with train lead service attendant John Laliberte, 57, on being a fellow left-hander after Mr Laliberte took his meal order. The Straits Times Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in New York City by tr...

  • Executive-focused society in Singapore 'is bizarre' - AsiaOne

    Executive-focused society in Singapore 'is bizarre'

    news.asiaone.com 25 Mar '13, 1am

    Joy Fang My Paper Monday, Mar 25, 2013 SINGAPORE - Singapore is too fixated on producing professional, managerial, executive and technician (PMET) jobs for Singaporeans, and this mindset creates a problem, said economics professor Linda Lim yesterday at a population-policy forum. Prof...

  • Demi Lovato is a brand new girl: News from Singapore

    Demi Lovato is a brand new girl

    news.asiaone.com 23 Mar '13, 3am

    By Noor Ashikin Abdul Rahman The New Paper Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 SINGAPORE - It is hard to picture Demi Lovato as the wreck she was several years ago. The cheery pop star appeared poised and mature before the press when she was interviewed just hours before her performance at The Col...

  • This May, Tiger Beer will be presenting one of Taiwan's biggest music festivals in Singapore - Spring Wave...

    Taiwan stars to perform at Spring Wave music festival

    news.asiaone.com 12 Mar '13, 1am

    SINGAPORE - One of Taiwan's biggest music festivals is coming to Singapore this may. Tiger Beer will be presenting Spring Wave Singapore 2013 on May 4 at Gardens by the Bay. Headlined by renowned Taiwan artists Jam Hsiao, Wu Bai, A-Yue, Cheer Chen, Joanna Wang and local singer, Olivia...

  • "@seahjiajun: Mr Choi! Such a kind gesture from a Korean.

    South Korean's kind gesture generates online buzz

    news.asiaone.com 08 Feb '13, 1pm

    Mr Choi Dae Ho, 22, may be a black belt in taekwondo, but instead it was his gentle act of chivalry that put him at the centre of online buzz. The taekwondo coach from Korea who gave his slippers up to an old woman on a Singapore bus said that the 'small' gesture was something he felt...

  • Woman abused maid for not cleaning washing machine in 3 min

    news.asiaone.com 13 Dec '12, 12am

    The Star/Asia News Network Monday, Dec 10, 2012 Major Chinese dailies reported that a woman from Singapore had been jailed for abusing her maid, including poking and scratching her naked body for not being able to clean the washing machine in three minutes. The Indonesian maid ran awa...

  • RI takes action against teacher

    RI takes action against teacher

    news.asiaone.com 10 Dec '12, 2am

    By May Chen The Straits Times Monday, Dec 10, 2012 SINGAPORE - RAFFLES Institution (RI) is taking disciplinary action against one of its teachers, Mr Adrian Chng, for using inappropriate language - even though he did not do so in his capacity as an RI teacher. RELATED STORIES Police r...

  • Eateries can play a part in healthy eating: Amy Khor - AsiaOne: AsiaOneEateries can play a part in healthy eatin...

    Eateries can play a part in healthy eating: Amy Khor

    news.asiaone.com 01 Dec '12, 2am

    By Salma Khalik The Straits Times Saturday, Dec 01, 2012 SINGAPORE'S 6,000 food outlets sold $6.2 billion worth of meals in 2010 - or a 12 per cent increase over the previous year. With three in five people here eating out at least four times a week, one way to get them to eat healthi...

  • Spanish tapas eateries tapping into Singapore market via @sphasiaone #food #Spain

    Spanish tapas eateries tapping into S'pore market

    news.asiaone.com 17 Nov '12, 1pm

    By Rebecca Lynne Tan The Straits Times Friday, Nov 16, 2012 The flavour of the year, it seems, is Spanish. At least 10 Spanish tapas bars and restaurants have opened in the past year, with no fewer than three setting up shop in the last month alone - Bomba in Martin Road, Kaixo in Tan...

  • Mando-pop stars in Singapore for Chinese music awards

    news.asiaone.com 03 Nov '12, 9am

    Football: Japan?s Ishige to train with Manchester City One girl's food adventures around the world China's painful past displayed under political shadow New $80m clinical trial grant to boost medical research Mando-pop stars in Singapore for Chinese music awards Myanmar state media de...

  • Mahjong beginner's luck for PM

    news.asiaone.com 15 Oct '12, 12pm

    Vietnam PM escapes punishment despite censure Two Chinese kidnapped on Cameroon-C.Africa border Microsoft launches new music service HDB resale market stabilising: Khaw US duo win Nobel Economics Prize for match-making theory US stocks open higher as retail sales jump S'pore govt send...

  • More than half of S'poreans would migrate if given a choice: Survey

    More than half of S'poreans would migrate if given a choice: Survey

    news.asiaone.com 09 Oct '12, 3am

    The New Paper Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012 SINGAPORE - In the anonymous freedom of surveys, away from the glare of the National Conversation, more than half of us apparently do not want to be here. A Mindshare survey carried out early this year found that 56 per cent of the 2,000-odd polled ...

  • Dying man cannot keep beloved dogs because neighbours complain via @sharethis

    Dying man cannot keep beloved dogs because neighbours complain

    news.asiaone.com 23 Sep '12, 2pm

    SINGAPORE - Mr Tan Cheng Chuan has only six months left to live, and his dying wish is to spend his last days with his two beloved dogs. The 63-year-old owns Silver and Rover, a 3-year-old and a 7-year-old schnauzer respectively. RELATED STORIES Cat-lover hits dog-lover over stray res...