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Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Singapore Air Pollution

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels Monday, blanketing the city-state’s skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighboring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Lifeguard gets 10 months for sexual offence with 15-year-old

Lifeguard Chew Ee Cheong was sentenced to 10 months' jail on Tuesday for performing oral sex on a 15-year-old student. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A lifeguard was sentenced to 10 months’ jail on Tuesday for performing oral sex on a 15-year-old student.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 North Cotabato pupils to compete in world math tourneys in Singapore, Taiwan


Three elementary pupils from Midsayap, North Cotabato, have been chosen to represent the country in separate international Mathematics competitions in Singapore and Taiwan in August.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Literary judges quit as Singapore gay book row escalates

Gay rights supporters form a giant pink dot at "Speakers' Corner" in Singapore on June 28, 2014. A gay rights rally was set to kick off in Singapore June 28, with organisers expecting tens of thousands of people to celebrate sexual diversity in the city-state despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

A censorship row in Singapore escalated Wednesday when judges of a literary prize quit over the national library’s plans to destroy three children’s books deemed to be pro-homosexual.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Malaysian navy foils pirate attack in South China Sea


Malaysia’s navy has fought off a pirate attack on a tanker off its east coast in the South China Sea, the International Maritime Bureau said Sunday.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »