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US engagement in South-east Asia vital: Ng Eng Hen

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that Singapore views the continued engagement of the United States in South-east Asia as important. This belief is why Singapore recently renewe... Read More


Too much tuition could do more harm than good

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- What is the ideal number of tuition hours a pupil should receive each week to improve his grades? Three to four hours, it seems - or about an hour of extra classes every other d... Read More


Her son started taking tuition for two subjects at age four

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- Ms Cindy Tan's son began taking tuition last year for English and Chinese. He was just four years old. Each class - which can include playing games, singing and other hands-on a... Read More


The Straits Times News Tablet: A clean and breezy reading experience

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- The Straits Times News Tablet is not just an ordinary device that allows access to the daily broadsheet's e-paper. It is a tablet with customised features, allowing users to enjoy... Read More


PKR vice-president jeered in speech at party congress

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- A vice-president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Mr Tian Chua, was jeered yesterday when he slammed party members for being "apple polishers" who risked becoming "extreme and obse... Read More


Indonesia's ministry for state-owned firms set for overhaul

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- Indonesia's State-Owned Enterprises Ministry is looking to streamline operations, with the objective of slashing bureaucratic red tape and restructuring strategic state-owned comp... Read More


Rising contractor debts may hit Jokowi's building frenzy

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- By the middle of next month, if everything goes according to plan, Waskita Karya, Indonesian's biggest and most indebted contractor, will sell two toll roads and gain badly needed... Read More


Disrupting the age-old trade of diamonds

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- Diamonds are a girl's best friend. But girls often overpay for them, so says Mr Nicholas Lim, founder and chief executive of online diamond marketplace Luxiee. "Diamonds that yo... Read More


All eyes on trade as tariff deadline looms

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- With the Dec 15 deadline for the United States to slap additional tariffs on US$160 billion (S$218 billion) of Chinese imports looming, investors no doubt are keeping their eyes p... Read More


SEA Games: Shuttler Loh Kean Yew seeks history and last laugh in finals after upset win over top seed

Singapore, Dec. 9 -- "Set a goal big enough for people to laugh at. They laugh because it is impossible for them. "They are the weaklings, not you. Work hard towards it." This was part of a WhatsA... Read More