Nancy Pelosi to lead US Congressional delegation on visit to S’pore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan

SINGAPORE РA United States congressional delegation led by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will visit Singapore from Monday (Aug 1) to...

Champions of breastfeeding: Meet the women helping mums on their nursing journeys

SINGAPORE – Breastfeeding is often thought to be instinctive, but it can feel anything but natural for anxious new mothers who want to give...

Fun With Kids: Celebrate panda Le Le’s first birthday, Princess Peach joins Lego Super Mario, ice cream-making workshop

SINGAPORE – Make family time all the more special with these ideas and activities. Play: Princess Peach joins Lego Super Mario world Pretty in...

Minor Issues: How I plan to take over as Dictator Dad

SINGAPORE – I used to shout at my kids a lot when they were younger. Over the last decade, I have mellowed in my...

New laws on social gambling in Singapore to take effect from Aug 1

SINGAPORE – Social gambling in the form of playing mahjong and poker with family and friends at homes will be legalised from Monday (Aug...

Changi Airport hits 50% of pre-pandemic passenger numbers ahead of year-end target

SINGAPORE – The number of passengers that passed through Changi Airport in June exceeded half of pre-pandemic figures for the first time, meeting the...

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on July 31

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, July 31. One-week wait for new passports by year end, says ICA...

Reviving the long-forgotten Seven Sisters Festival in Singapore

SINGAPORE – A long-forgotten festival will be revived here, if heritage consultant and researcher Lynn Wong has her way. The Qixi Festival, which falls...

More drone users taking their passion to the skies in recent years

SINGAPORE – More people here are signing up for classes to learn how to fly drones safely, amid growing interest in unmanned aircraft for...

The sun rises for enthusiasts and their love of drones

SINGAPORE – Almost every other day, there will be a literal buzz in the air as the morning sun peeks over the horizon at...

Healthy demand despite higher costs for Hungry Ghost Festival offerings

SINGAPORE – Hell notes and other prayer paraphernalia for the Hungry Ghost Festival or Zhong Yuan Jie have not been spared price increases from...

Numbers of teen pregnancies and minor marriages fall steadily in past decade

SINGAPORE – It is increasingly uncommon to find a teenage mother or a very young married couple these days because a greater number of...

Teen mum: The child is innocent. I don’t see a reason why the baby has to die

SINGAPORE – When she became pregnant out of wedlock at 19, her boyfriend asked her to go for an abortion. So did her father....

One-week wait for new passports by year end, says ICA

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans who apply for a new passport can expect a processing time of one week by the year end, similar to before...

‘We were hit by a tsunami’: ICA officers look back at passport application surge in June

SINGAPORE – He had planned to celebrate his daughter’s second birthday with his wife and in-laws in a restaurant in Bugis in mid-June, but...

How the Singapore passport is produced

SINGAPORE – While the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is now producing 6,500 passports daily, up from 2,000 in 2019, its officers perform thorough...

Orchard Road evolving into lifestyle destination: Experts

SINGAPORE – The Orchard Road shopping belt has not lost its lustre despite the impending exit of OG Orchard Point, experts have said. While...

Departure of departmental stores from the Orchard Road belt in recent years

SINGAPORE – A number of department stores have left Singapore’s premier shopping destination of Orchard Road in recent years, although experts told The Straits...

Lunch With Sumiko: ShopBack founders on how they became Singapore’s cashback kings

SINGAPORE – Shopping can earn you money. And in Henry Chan’s case, we are talking $18,698 in cold, hard cash. That’s the amount of...

Soil mixing machine topples at Housing Board project site; no injuries reported

SINGAPORE – The mast of a deep soil mixing machine toppled at a Housing Board project site in Towner Road on Saturday (July 30)...