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    Singapore, Cambodia ink agreement on digital government cooperation

    SINGAPORE: Singapore and Cambodia on Tuesday (Jun 18) signed an agreement to continue cooperation in digital government. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Cambodia Minister of Post and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth and Singapore Senior Minister of State for Communications and...
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    SingTel-KKR consortium to invest US$1.3 billion in ST Telemedia Global Data Centres

    A consortium of US investment firm KKR and Singapore Telecommunications will invest S$1.75 billion (US$1.3 billion) in ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, one of Asia's biggest data centre providers, the parties said on Tuesday (Jun 18). Reuters reported in late May that the KKR-SingTel...
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    Oil spill: Dredger hitting stationary tanker was not due to port congestion, says Transport Minister

    SINGAPORE: The incident between a dredger and a stationary bunker vessel that resulted in an oil spill was not caused by port congestion, Transport Minister Chee Hong Tat said on Tuesday (Jun 18). The spill occurred on Jun 14 at Pasir Panjang Terminal, after Netherlands-flagged dredger Vox...
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    Maid moonlighted by doing part-time cleaning on days off and stole S$23,650, gets jail

    SINGAPORE: A domestic helper who had been working in Singapore since 2003 moonlighted illegally by doing part-time work on her days off and stole more than S$23,000 (US$17,000) from one of her customers. Elvira Cadila Orlanes Ordonez, a 46-year-old Filipina, was sentenced to jail for seven...
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    Tidal currents pose challenge to oil spill clean-up operations; drones, satellite imagery deployed to aid effort: MPA

    SINGAPORE: Tackling the oil spill that has struck several parts of Singapore’s coastline has been a challenge due to the ever-changing tides, said a senior executive at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The spillage had occurred on the afternoon of Jun 14 at Pasir Panjang...
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    Singapore students top PISA study on creative thinking, despite not thinking of themselves as creative

    SINGAPORE: Singapore's 15-year-olds came out top in an international benchmarking study on creative thinking, even though they do not think of themselves as creative. Singapore students were tested on how well they generate creative ideas, as well as evaluate and improve on them in the...
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    ‘Almost a complete loss’: Oil spill ruins sea sports businesses’ plans to cash in on long weekend

    SINGAPORE: As clean-up efforts continue following an oil spill along the southern shores, some sea sports businesses told CNA they are worried about when they can open their doors again. Many hoping to cash in over the usually lucrative long weekend suffered three days of revenue loss instead...
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    Man jailed for hosting drug-fuelled birthday party with 34 guests during COVID-19 pandemic

    SINGAPORE: A man who hosted a drug-fuelled birthday party for 34 guests during the COVID-19 pandemic was sentenced to jail for two years and one week on Tuesday (Jun 18). The party came to a halt after the police raided the unit early the next morning and drugs were found in urine samples of 22...
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    Authorities issue bird flu advisory, warn against touching or feeding wild birds

    SINGAPORE: The authorities are advising members of the public not to touch or feed wild birds as a precaution against avian flu, or H5N1. This includes steering clear of free-roaming chickens often spotted around neighbourhoods in Singapore. Also called bird flu, the avian influenza has in...
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    Michelin Bib Gourmand 2024 list: 81 eateries in Singapore make the cut

    Planning to eat out soon? Perhaps you and your dining companions can visit one of the 81 eateries that were recently recognised with a Michelin Bib Gourmand. There were 79 eateries on the list in 2023. On Tuesday (Jun 18), Michelin Guide announced its 2024 Bib Gourmand Selection for Singapore...
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    Har Har Chicken! is a new kiosk by Restaurant Labyrinth's owner and friends that only sells prawn paste chicken

    The takeaway stall will serve prawn paste chicken in various iterations: As fried wings, popcorn chicken, burgers and paired with chicken rice. Continue reading...
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    Singapore's key exports fall 0.1% in May; electronics posts double-digit growth for first time in 22 months

    SINGAPORE: Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) declined by 0.1 per cent in May, moderating from the 9.6 per cent contraction in April. The pace of decline eased for non-electronics while electronics grew for the second consecutive month, posting double-digit growth for the first time in...
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    Money Talks Podcast: Are green investments profitable?

    Investors in the green economy might have gotten shortchanged in the past, but changes in regulations, technology and consumer preferences have lowered the risks in recent years. Continue reading...
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    Journ's founder on what it takes to start a fashion and lifestyle cycling brand in Singapore

    What started out as a newfound hobby during the pandemic turned into a business for cycling enthusiast, Georgienne Lee. And to think, she couldn’t even cycle prior to COVID-19. In fact, it was a desire to learn something new that got the former hospitality consultant to try cycling when gyms...
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    Cambodia PM Hun Manet to make first official visit to Singapore

    SINGAPORE: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet will make his first official visit to Singapore on Tuesday (Jun 18). Dr Hun Manet will receive an official welcome at the Istana, the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement. He will then call on President Tharman...
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    Singapore's water supply not affected by oil spill, coastal drains not linked to reservoirs: PUB

    BIODIVERSITY-SENSITIVE AREAS The authorities said in a separate joint statement on Monday evening that the next phase of clean-up operations has commenced, involving the additional deployment of various booms and oil recovery systems. About 1,500m of booms have already been deployed, with...
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    Clean-up efforts expand with oil seen off Changi; booms in place to protect biodiversity-sensitive areas

    SINGAPORE: Clean-up efforts in the aftermath of the oil spill incident at Pasir Panjang Terminal are being expanded to cover more areas with the deployment of additional resources. The authorities said on Monday (Jun 17) that 1,600m of booms will be deployed over the next few days at...
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    Singapore goalkeeper Hassan Sunny meets hundreds of newfound fans in China

    Despite Singapore being beaten 3-1, Hassan pulled off many point-blank saves that ensured that China went through to the next round at that Thais' expense, achieving overnight celebrity. "It's amazing to see how much love and support I'm getting here," said Hassan, who will be in Shanghai until...
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    Local fish remain safe to eat, 'low risk' of oil spill spreading to farms: SFA

    SINGAPORE: There is "low risk" of the recent oil spill spreading to local fish farms in the Johor Strait, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Sunday (Jun 16). The oil spill began after dredger Vox Maxima hit stationary bunker vessel Marine Honour at Pasir Panjang Terminal at about 2.20pm on...
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    Affected parts of Sentosa cordoned off several hours after oil spill on Jun 14

    SINGAPORE: The Sentosa Development Council (SDC) began to cordon off affected parts of Palawan Beach several hours after it was first notified by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) at about 3.30pm on Friday (Jun 14). Dredger Vox Maxima hit stationary bunker vessel Marine Honour at Pasir...
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