Life returning to normal but challenges remain, says President Halimah in National Day message

SINGAPORE – Life is gradually returning to normal in Singapore after a two-year long battle against the Covid-19 pandemic but there still are challenges...

Fun ways to celebrate the Singapore spirit with kids

SINGAPORE – Two-year-old Emmanuel Wu attended the National Day Parade preview at the Marina Bay floating platform on July 23, along with his seven-year-old...

Minor Issues: Missing National Day gatherings with the extended family

SINGAPORE – If someone were to ask my kids what National Day means to them, he or she might be disappointed by their unpatriotic...

AMK Sers residents can now apply for BTO flat in same estate under priority scheme

SINGAPORE – Ang Mo Kio residents affected by the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers) will now have the option of applying for a...

Red Lions free-fall jump in Ghim Moh postponed to Sunday evening due to heavy rain

SINGAPORE – The Red Lions’ jump in Ghim Moh has been postponed because of bad weather and is expected to take place later on...

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 7

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Aug 7. How NS has changed in 55 years and the road ahead...

My NS days: Celebs, newsmakers look back as Singapore’s national service turns 55

SINGAPORE – As Singapore celebrates 55 years of national service (NS55), The Straits Times asks nine people – including MPs, civil servants, a sportsman...

Lifelong bonds: 9 share their NS memories to mark 55 years of national service

SINGAPORE – As Singapore celebrates 55 years of national service (NS55), The Straits Times asks nine people – including MPs, civil servants, a sportsman...

The Rubbish Artist who wants to help save the world

SINGAPORE – At a luncheon hosted by UBS for delegates of the World Cities Summit at Marina Bay Sands earlier this week, security personnel...

More inspections, stiffer penalties after four deaths at HDB work sites this year

SINGAPORE – The Housing Board, which is Singapore’s largest housing developer, has imposed harsher punishments for safety lapses through a stricter demerit points system...

Nasi lemak, history quiz among highlights as S’poreans overseas gather to mark National Day

SINGAPORE – Nasi lemak, a comfort food that reminds one of home, tuning in to celebrations here and a quiz on the nation’s history....

Orto leisure park in Yishun to shut by mid-2023 to make way for housing

SINGAPORE – Two tenants on state land in Yishun will have to vacate their premises by mid-2023 to make way for planned developments. Orto...

Taking lessons in DNA strategy from abroad to strengthen law enforcement capabilities

SINGAPORE – Dubbed the Hwaseong murders, the case of a serial killer who raped and murdered 10 women in the South Korean city between...

Colonial-era bungalow about 100 years old to be part of new Yishun housing area

SINGAPORE – A colonial-era bungalow that used to house an executive of a rubber estate in Yishun is set to be preserved as part...

Introducing sandals, better meals: How NS has changed in 55 years and the road ahead

SINGAPORE – In the 1980s, soldiers were allowed to wear only combat boots or running shoes in camp, even when these were wet from...

NS at 55: NSmen in infantry battalion bond over tug-of-war and durian parties

SINGAPORE – When Master Sergeant (NS) Rasul Al-Hayat Iskandar Zulkarnain’s wife was expecting their first child in 2020, he had to decide whether to...

From Singa to Sharity: Celebrating Singapore’s mascots

Nila Named after Sang Nila Utama, Nila is Sport Singapore’s lion mascot, promoting engaging in sports. The official mascot of the 28th SEA Games...