PNG runner-up at Nations Cup

The game was a thrilling rematch of the tournament's first match, where Singapore suffered a narrow 50-52 defeat to Papua New Guinea.

The first 15 minutes of the game were fiercely contested, with both teams refusing to give an inch. However, midway through, Singapore made some errors, allowing Papua New Guinea to edge ahead and claim the first quarter with a two-goal lead (18-16).

The second quarter was dominated by Singapore, with the home team overpowering their rivals through solid defensive play.

PNG Pepes defeats Singapore

On Sunday 22nd October, the Mirxes Nations Cup kicked off with an exhilarating showdown between Singapore and PNG on Sunday 22nd October, with the PNG Pepes winning by just two goals 52-50.

The first 15 minutes of the game were a back-and-forth battle, with the Pepes holding a slim lead at the end of first quarter 13-12. A strong performance in the second quarter allowed PNG to stretch their lead to seven goals at one point in the quarter. At halftime, Pepes extended their lead with a 29-24 score line.

People ‘unvaccinated by choice’ in Singapore no longer can receive free covid-19 treatment

But the Singaporean government said Monday that it will no longer cover the medical costs of people “unvaccinated by choice,” who make up the bulk of remaining new coronavirus cases and covid-19 hospitalizations in the city-state.


Family prays as man with IQ of 69 to be executed in Singapore

Her brother, Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, is set to be hanged in Singapore's Changi Prison. If it happens, it will be the first execution Singapore has carried out since 2019.

"When I'm alone and I think of my brother, there is pain. But [we need to] be brave and keep on praying - anything can happen," she told the BBC.

Nagaenthran is due to be hanged on Wednesday morning, but was granted a last-minute stay of execution for a day. A court of appeal will decide his fate on Tuesday.

Jolavan Wham charged for holding up a smiley face sign

But this smiley face on a Singaporean street is different. This smiley face has landed the man holding it in court, potentially costing him thousands of dollars in fines.

And despite the risks, this smiley face has also inspired a wave of smiley faces in support.

So what exactly about this particular smiley face has upset authorities in one of the world's wealthiest and most advanced nations?

Why is this smiley face offensive?

Well, it has less to do with the smiley face, and more to do with the man holding it.

Why Singapore turned to wearable contact-tracing tech

All users have to do is carry one, and the battery lasts up to nine months without needing a recharge - something one expert said had "stunned" him.

The government agency which developed the devices acknowledges that the Tokens - and technology in general - aren't "a silver bullet", but should augment human contact-tracers' efforts.

The first to receive the devices are thousands of vulnerable elderly people who don't own smartphones.

To do so, they had to provide their national ID and phone numbers - TraceTogether app users recently had to start doing likewise.

Cook Islands netball team make finals in Singapore

Last night's win was the fifth consecutive win for the team, who have made a return to international netball after a two-year hiatus.

The Cook Islands will now play Swaziland in tonight's final, who they beat 54-44 earlier in the week.


Photo: Netball Singapore Cook Islands beating Swaziland who they will now play in Final. 

Government yet to pay US$190m loan

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasury Charles Abel today presented to Parliament a copy of the Loan Facility Agreement.

The loan was executed on July 29, 2016 with an amount of US$500 million to finance the Budget deficit.

Deputy PM Abel clarified that under the Loans and Assistance (International Agencies) Act, Section 2 (7) the Minister must present to Parliament a copy of the loan agreement after the execution of the loan agreement.

Abel added that from the US$500m credit facility, the State has already drawdown US$310 in two separate tranches.

Wozniacki wins WTA crown

Victory for the Dane, who lost in the 2010 WTA final and twice in the US Open final, ends years of near misses on the biggest stage and caps a memorable 2017, where she reached eight finals and added a second title to the Pan Pacific crown which she won in September.

While Wozniacki put an end to her season of falling agonisingly short, it was another high profile runners-up finish for Williams, who had become the oldest woman to reach the final in the tournament's history, after beating Caroline Garcia in Saturday's semi-final.

Williams & Wozniacki into WTA final

Wozniacki has enjoyed a fine season having reached seven finals but she has the chance to claim the biggest title of her career after a 7-6 6-3 victory over Karolina Pliskova on Saturday in the opening semi-final.

The Dane lost in the final of this even in Doha in 2010 and has also suffered defeat in two US Open finals but she continued her week in Singapore with a dominant display to end Pliskova's season and year-end no 1 dream.