Inmates in Changi who renounce their gangs can get their removed for free, thanks to volunteer doctors who offer the service weekly:

A team of scientists in has developed a blood test kit that can tell if a person has immunity against in 10 minutes, with up to 93 per cent accuracy.

Before "Uncle Raymond" went viral on TikTok dancing at different MRT stations, we had "Uncle Chua" the basking dancer in :

: The Sciences Authority (HSA) on Wednesday (Sep 14) granted interim authorisation for the first bivalent booster in the country.

The Spikevax Bivalent Original/Omicron COVID-19 jab by comprises two components that target the original SARS-CoV-2 strain and the BA.1 variant respectively.

Housing estates and community spaces throughout will see more work-study pods for residents to use, if ongoing pilots in several neighbourhoods show a strong uptake.

These pods, which are portable enclosed cubicles that can seat one to two, can provide a conducive and more private environment for residents to work near their homes, said Minister for National Development Desmond Lee on Sunday.

A large group of Smooth-coated Otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) spotted moving across the mudflats at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, on 11 Sept 2022. A number of pups can be seen in the group.

Smooth-coated Otters were locally extinct, but made a comeback in recent years, with several families now found around the island.

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- The Dhoby Ghaut area is set for a facelift that will be completed progressively from 2025, giving visitors more recreational options and a car-free environment to roam around.

A 500m stretch of Orchard Road between Buyong and Handy roads will be pedestrianised, while the 1.3ha Istana Park will be expanded to about thrice its current size, incorporating existing green spaces such as Dhoby Ghaut Green and the Penang Road Open Space.

SINGAPORE: From next Monday (Aug 29), people in Singapore will not be required to wear a mask except on public transport and in healthcare facilities, announced Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong on Wednesday (Aug 24).

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will commit US$1 million (S$1.4 million) to Mandai as part of the tech giant's push to tackle the ongoing climate crisis.

This is the first -focused grant from Google in , the company announced on Tuesday (Aug 23).

"SINGAPORE - As it repeals Section 377A, the Government will also make clear in the Constitution that it is Parliament's prerogative to define marriage as being between a man and a woman [...] Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said on Monday (Aug 22).

This is different from enshrining the definition of marriage in the highest law of the land, but will stave off legal challenges on the definition of marriage, he added."

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From #Singapore #NationalRally2022 speech by the Prime Minister:

"Singapore will repeal 377A law that criminalises sex between men, amend Constitution to protect definition of marriage between man and woman."

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The Night Festival returns this year after a two-year hiatus, bringing + + experiences to the Bras Basah.Bugis district from 19th to 27th August 2022:

- The Republic aims to have 40 per cent of working-age persons with (PWDs) employed by 2030, up from about 30 per cent between 2020 and 2021.

The goal was set out in the fourth and latest road map, launched on Wednesday (Aug 17), to support PWDs and enable them to contribute to society.

Feature article on Ghostlore, a heavily inspired by and southeast Asian folklore: imagine fighting off pontianaks while refuelling on chilli crab and fried carrot cake


The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) launched a year-long engagement exercise on Thursday (Aug 11) with the aim of understanding the concerns, priorities and aspirations of , and how NTUC can support them in their working lives.

After winning three gold medals in Birmingham, Feng Tianwei received one more honour on Monday (Aug 8) - becoming the first Singaporean to win the outstanding athlete award at the .

She is also the first athlete to win the award.

Known as the David Dixon Award, it is presented to the Commonwealth Games athlete who showcases an "exceptional level of performance, commitment and fair play", said organisers.

"Known as Signify, which stands for Singapore in Global Natural History Museums Information Facility, the project will document all historically significant specimens and type specimens from Singapore in both museums."

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A member of the Red Lions parachute team who suffered a hard landing at the National Day Parade on Tuesday (Aug 9) is in stable condition, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.

The incident happened at about 6.10pm. Third Warrant Officer Jeffrey Heng, who was the last of 10 parachutists to land, skidded on the pavement and fell to the ground.

Medics rushed to his side before he was stretchered off.

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