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    Ringgit falls to lowest against SGD and USD

    Around 1.15 pm, the ringgit was trading around 2.89 to the Sing dollar. It had earlier fallen to an all-time low of 2.9346 to the Sing dollar, according to Bloomberg data. SINGAPORE: The Malaysian ringgit dropped to new lows against the Singapore and US dollars earlier on Friday (Aug 14), hurt by falling oil prices, political

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    Singapore’s face water supply shortage

    SINGAPORE – Singaporeans have to start conserving their water use even more because dry weather is affecting the country’s major source of water, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday. The Republic can draw up to 250 million gallons of water a day, or up to about 60 per cent

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    62 suspected MERS cases in Singapore, all have tested negative

    SINGAPORE – Sixty-two suspected cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS) have been investigated in Singapore and all have tested negative for the virus. Responding to parliamentary questions on the screening and emergency preparedness exercises to manage the disease, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said today (July 13) that his ministry has been

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    Singapore flights also hit by Bali airport closure

    SINGAPORE — Flights between Singapore and Bali were delayed on July 12, after Indonesian authorities shut down Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport for part of the day due to the Mount Raung eruption, less than a day after reopening it. Singapore Airlines rescheduled four of its flights today. Two flights from Singapore to Bali that

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    First MERS death in S Korea in 8 days

    SINGAPORE — South Korea reported its 34th death from Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) today (July 8), Yonhap News Agency reported. This was the country’s first fatality in eight days. While there were novnew cases in the country over the past three days, the number of people diagnosed stands at 186, according to the agency.

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    Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launches New Warships

    Singapore’s new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs). Replace the existing Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, which have been in service for 20 years.  SINGAPORE: The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launched the first of eight new warships, titled Independence, on Friday (Jul 3). The new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) – which were designed, planned and built locally – will eventually replace

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  • Survey findings show up youths’ liberal attitudes toward drugs

    SINGAPORE — It is fine to take drugs, in particular cannabis, as long as one consumes it moderately – this is the prevalent attitude of youth here, who also cite social media and celebrities as the main sources of influence on them to try drugs. These were some of the key findings released today (June

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  • Teen sentenced to 18 months’ probation for sex with minors

    SINGAPORE: A 16-year-old who had sex with two underage girls was sentenced to 18 months’ probation and 150 hours of community service on Thursday (Jun 18). Muhammad Iskandar Bin Sulaiman was charged with two counts of using his finger to sexually penetrate two girls, a 14-year-old and a 13-year-old girl, and having sexual intercourse with

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  • A year after the crash, oil markets risk more trouble ahead

    SINGAPORE/LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO: A year on from the start of one of the biggest oil price crashes in history, the driving force behind the slide remains intact: there is still too much crude. While output continues to grow, the economic outlook has darkened in top energy consumer China, where oil demand has been one of the

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  • Singapore’s Telcos End 2G Service In 2017

    The spectrum currently used for 2G will be used to provide faster, more advanced 3G and 4G services, say the telcos. SINGAPORE: All three telcos in Singapore – M1, Singtel and StarHub – will pull the plug on 2G services from Apr 1, 2017, the companies said in a joint press release on Monday (Jun

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