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TransferWise launches borderless debit card in Singapore
Global fintech firm TransferWise launched a debit card in Asia that uses the real exchange rate, also known as the mid-market rate, to help Asian travelers and businesses avoid high foreign exchange f...
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Budget 2020: RM600,000 price tag attracting Singaporean buyers into JB?
I do not really agree with some of the things the government is going to do for the people to own a home.
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Johor Baru needs a walking entry permit for Singaporeans
OCTOBER 13 — I go to Johor Baru (JB) a lot.
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Lower threshold for foreign buyers
HOUSING – RM3.1bil> Lower threshold for foreign ownership from RM1mil to RM600,000 for high-rise property to reduce overhang.
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Developers will hike up prices to woo foreigners, warns house buyers’ body
PETALING JAYA: A group representing house buyers today warned of the possibility of developers increasing prices to attract foreign buyers following the move to allow foreigners to buy homes costing R...
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ICA officer and daughter charged for accepting bribe to expedite Malaysian’s PR application
SINGAPORE (ANN): A customer service officer from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and her daughter were taken to court on Thursday (Oct 10) for...
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RM302bil committed investments at Iskandar M’sia
PETALING JAYA: The southern economic corridor Iskandar Malaysia has recorded cumulative committed investments of RM302.09bil and based on the current...
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Singapore gamers are homebodies who prefer playing RPG titles on PC: GameStart survey
If you're proud to call yourself a gamer and live here, it's statistically likely that you're one of the many Singaporeans who may still be playing Skyrim on a beast of a PC desktop.
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VM2020: Tourism Malaysia aims for more than 12 million tourist arrivals from S’pore
SINGAPORE: Tourism Malaysia which launched the official Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign in Singapore on Tuesday, is aiming for more than 12 million tourist arrivals from the republic next year.
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Iskandar Malaysia secures investments of RM172.2b in 1H2019
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 9): Iskandar Malaysia, the southern economic corridor, remains on the radar of investors with investments of RM172.2 billion of the overall total having been realised as of the first...
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Iskandar Malaysia records committed investments of RM302b
KUALA LUMPUR: The southern economic corridor Iskandar Malaysia recorded cumulative committed investment of RM302.09bil and based on the current...
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Tioman airport project awaits final approval by state govt: Berjaya founder
KUALA LUMPUR: Plans are under way for an international airport to be built in Pulau Tioman to boost tourism arrivals there, said Berjaya Corporation Berhad founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan.
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Resorts, rides and rustic charm: Will new-look Desaru be Johor’s next tourism gem?
PENGERANG, Johor: Mr Joseph Tan has not been to Desaru since 2009.
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Johor’s lobster haven: Town near Desaru draws visitors with abundant fresh catch
PENGERANG, Johor: The butter-fried lobster at Sungai Rengit’s Super Lobster Restaurant lived up to its billing.
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Singaporeans expose Telegram group with 44,000 members sharing lewd content and pics of underage girls
Singaporeans on social media have exposed the activities of SG Nasi Lemak, a Telegram group where over 40,000 members reportedly shared explicit images and videos...
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What should you do to reduce your risk of vehicle theft in Malaysia?
Recently, a vehicle theft syndicate was arrested for a string of car and motorcycle robberies in Malaysia.
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Machine learning professor missing after avalanche disaster in the Himalayas
Indian authorities have launched a search and rescue mission after a University of Toronto professor went missing during an expedition trip to the Himalayas.
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Shopping malls in KL that are not KLCC, Berjaya Times Square and Sungei Wang Plaza
When it comes to visiting our neighbouring Malaysia, we make full use of the weekends to scratch our holiday itch because of its low currency exchange rate and convenience of travelling over without...
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Malaysian MPs question need to extend deadline for JB-Singapore RTS rail link
JOHOR BARU - The one-month extension of the deadline for Malaysia to decide on the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project came in for further debate here, with several leaders questioning the need to ask ...
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Malaysian MPs question need to extend deadline for JB-Singapore rail link
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The one-month extension of the deadline for Malaysia to decide on the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project came in for further debate here, with several leaders...
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Leaders: Why extend RTS deadline?
JOHOR BARU: The one-month extension of the deadline for Malaysia to decide on the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project came in for further debate here, with several...
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In support of calls for resignation
I REFER to the report “Yeo shrugs off calls for her resignation” (The StarOnline at https://bit.ly/2l4nxoc).
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Pollster: Complaints about haze online mostly from Malaysians, while Indonesians, Singaporeans couldn’t care less
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Malaysians made up the bulk of those who expressed their concerns online about the recurring transboundary haze problem in the region, contributing around nine out of 10 of t...
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The regional haze crisis outlined in a sequence from The Office blows up on Reddit and Twitter
Any respectable fan of The Office (the American version at least) would find it hard to argue that the two-parter episode Stress Relief is the finest hour of the long-running series.  Anyone living...
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HBA: Lowering property price for foreigners will send wrong signal
KUALA LUMPUR: The National House Buyers Association (HBA) said the lowering of the floor price for foreign property buyers sends the wrong signal to...
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Don’t lower prices for foreigners, house buyers tell Johor
PETALING JAYA: The National House Buyers Association is against any move to lower prices for foreigners to buy high-end properties.
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Singapore luxury apartment sales hit 11-year high, driven by Chinese demand
SINGAPORE: Sales of Singapore apartments worth at least S$10 million ($7.3 million) have hit an 11-year high, fuelled by increased demand from Chinese millionaires seeking safe-haven assets, say prope...
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Singapore luxury apartment sales hit 11-year high, driven by Chinese demand
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — Sales of Singapore apartments worth at least S$10 million (RM30.4 million) have hit an 11-year high, fuelled by increased demand from Chinese millionaires seeking safe-haven ass...
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This less-known Singapore property play pays 51%: Andy Mukherjee
(Sept 19): Singapore is a major Asian refining hub, though it doesn’t have a drop of crude petroleum.
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Beauty and the brains: the Alatas family love story
Today is the anniversary of the birth of my father, Syed Hussein Alatas.
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Jainj denies harsh treatment during raid on Syiah group
JOHOR BARU: The Johor Islamic Religious Department (Jainj) has denied allegations of acting harshly during a raid on a Syiah group of followers at a house in Taman Bukit Kempas, here, Monday (Sept 9).
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No force used during raid on Shia group, says Johor Islamic department
JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) has denied allegations it acted harshly during a raid on a group of Shia followers at a house at Taman Bukit Kempas here last Monday.
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Johor religious dept denies alleged abuse in anti-Shiah raid on Monday
JOHOR BARU, Sept 13 — The Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) denied today that its enforcement officers had acted aggressively during an anti-Shiah raid on a private function at a house in T...
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Johor religious dept denies brutal treatment during Syiah raid
JOHOR BARU: Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) has denied allegations its officers acted brutally towards a group of Syiah Muslims during a raid here.
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Why Johor dentists can expect even more Singapore patients than ever before
SINGAPORE, Sept 12 — Nearly nine in 10 people in Singapore are worried about rising dental care costs, according to a survey commissioned by a committee appointed by the Singapore Dental Association...
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Cops probing claims of mistreatment of Shia Muslims in Johor raid
PETALING JAYA: Johor police are investigating allegations of rough treatment of Shia Muslims when their private religious event was raided by state Islamic authorities this week.
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Singapore unveils changes to make public housing more affordable
SINGAPORE: Singapore may increase its supply of public housing next year as the city-state introduced measures Tuesday aimed at making such homes more affordable.
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In Johor, eight nabbed over alleged Shiah links
JOHOR BARU, Sept 10 ― The Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) detained eight people, including four foreigners, during a raid against suspected Shiah followers at a house in Taman Bukit Kempa...
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More arrested in raids on private Syiah functions
Authorities are continuing the clampdown on followers of Syiah Islam, with more foreign nationals arrested last night in raids on private functions held in Johor and Selangor.
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More foreigners arrested in fresh raids on private Shia functions in Johor, Selangor
PETALING JAYA: Police in Johor and Selangor raided private functions by Shia Muslims last night, arresting foreigners in a continuing crackdown against followers of the second largest Islamic branch d...
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Razer CEO commits US$7.23mil to gaming and e-sports in Singapore
RAZER co-founder and chief executive officer Min-Liang Tan announced on Sept 9 that he will be committing US$7.23 million (S$10 million) in funding to gaming and e-sports in Singapore over the next tw...
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Razer CEO to invest $7.2m to drive growth in Singapore’s gaming scene
Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer, announced he will be pouring S$10 million (US$7.2 million) into Singapore’s gaming scene over the next 12 months.
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Singapore and the death of a dictator
SEPTEMBER 8 ― A dictator died in Singapore last week.
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Singapore leader in waiting 'cut from same cloth' as Lee family
Mild-mannered, studious and seen as “cut from the same cloth” as his predecessors, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat (above) will face the daunting task of reshaping a struggling economy i...
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Singapore’s PayNow reaches over $720m in monthly transactions
Singapore national fund transfer service PayNow has reached over S$1 billion (US$720 million) in monthly transactions, Ong Ye Kung, Education Minister and Monetary Authority of Singapore board member,...
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Singapore says it can’t close doors to skilled foreign workers
SINGAPORE: Singapore needs to remain open to skilled foreign workers, especially in the technology sector, in order to ensure the economy stays a globally competitive one, the nation’s trade minister said.
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Your tech company needs a lobbyist-in-chief
Recently, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – the country’s central bank – unveiled its criteria for companies applying to get a digital banking license.
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'Mummy is home': Dead Singaporean kayaker's son pays touching tribute to mother
SINGAPORE - Before she left for the fateful kayaking trip to Malaysia, Ms Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, often asked her son to help her prepare for the expedition.
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Melaka's Peranakan chefs spill secrets on what keeps tourists coming
MELAKA: Soaked in creamy coconut milk and topped with green glutinous rice and red beans, the iced dessert had the distinct caramel notes of gula Melaka, a palm sugar originating from the state its ...
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Destiny of Singapore, Malaysia depends on ability to have constructive relationship: Vivian Balakrishnan
GEORGE TOWN, Penang: Singapore and Malaysia are permanent neighbours and the destiny of both countries depends on the ability to have a constructive bilateral relationship, said Minister for Foreign ...
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Your tech company needs a lobbyist-in-chief
Recently, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – the country’s central bank – unveiled its criteria for companies applying to get a digital banking license.
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Singapore expects new digital banks to start by mid-2021
Singapore plans to award licenses for its new digital banking initiative by mid-2020.
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The more you have, the more you fear: High inequality makes cities unsafe, say experts
SINGAPORE, Aug 30 — The wider the inequality gap in a society, the more unsafe a country is.
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Vivian's visit to Kedah first of many trips to Malaysian states
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday embarked on the first of many trips to engage Malaysia's leaders at the state level, kicking off with a visit to the northern state of Kedah.
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You’ll never beat Malaysia
AUGUST 29 — It’s a saying in the Malaysian debate scene, when competing in international competitions.
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Retiring with healthy savings seems an impossible dream for many
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced that the country’s retirement age would be raised to 65 within three years.
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Retirement adequacy in Malaysia
COMMENT | Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced that the country’s retirement age will be raised to 65 within three years.
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Retirement adequacy in Malaysia ― Aisyah Abdul Hadi
AUGUST 28 ― Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, had recently announced that the country’s retirement age will be raised to 65 years old within these three years.
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Tesla unplugged: In Singapore, it’s just another unwelcome car: Adam Minter
(Aug 28): Around the world, Tesla Inc is a welcome symbol of what can happen when high-tech meets the global need for sustainable, electrified transportation.
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6 shopping centres in JB worth braving the Causeway jam for that's not City Square, KSL or Komtar JBCC
Our Causeway jams can be notorious, entrapping thousands of Singaporeans for hours on their way to or coming back from a jaunt in neighbouring Malaysia.
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Malaysia's nasi lemak better than Singapore's? McDonald's new ad ignites food fight
If you're reading this article, you probably have an opinion on which side of the Causeway has better food.
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Fitbit partners with Singapore on public health project
Fitness wearables maker Fitbit has partnered with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a population-based public health project in support of the country’s Smart Nation initiative.
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Singapore is calm while HK boils due to city’s greedy developers
For too long, the Hong Kong government has allowed landlords and developers to get fat on runaway property prices. If Carrie Lam really wants to defuse the protest anger, she must radically overhaul the dysfunctional housing policy
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Singapore mulls bonds, reserves for US$72bil climate fight
SINGAPORE: Singapore is weighing options including the issuance of government bonds to fund the S$100bil (US$72.3bil) it could take to fight rising sea levels over the next century.
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Singapore mulls bonds, reserves for US$72b climate fight
SINGAPORE: Singapore is weighing options including the issuance of government bonds to fund the S$100 billion ($72 billion) it could take to fight rising sea levels over the next century.
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Singapore’s homes get an anti-aging lift: Andy Mukherjee
(Aug 20): Singapore is buying insurance against the ill-effects of Japanese-style population aging.
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A recession in Singapore likely to impact Johor as well
JOHOR BARU - Johor looks likely to be affected by Singapore's slide into recession following a big drop in the republic's economic activities in the second quarter of the year.
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Singapore and Tan’s family express appreciation to Malaysia on SAR efforts
SINGAPORE: The Singapore government today expressed its deep appreciation to the Malaysian government and all agencies involved in the search and rescue (SAR) operations over the past 10 days, for the...
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Singapore govt, missing kayaker’s family express appreciation to Malaysia for SAR ops
SINGAPORE, Aug 19 — The Singapore government today expressed its deep appreciation to the Malaysian government and all Malaysian agencies involved in the search and rescue (SAR) operations over the ...
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Singaporean kayakers who went missing in Malaysia: A timeline of events
SINGAPORE: On Aug 8, two Singaporeans went missing while kayaking in Malaysia.
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Vernacular schools won’t be issue with mastery of multiple languages, says deputy minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong said national unity can still be fostered with vernacular schools.
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Singapore to raise retirement age with power transition approaching
SINGAPORE: Singapore extended support for older workers in the aging island nation, as the current leadership prepares to hand over to a new generation in coming years.
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Can a culture be appropriated?
AUGUST 18 — Is any culture pure?
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WEF survey: Few Singaporean youths aim to be entrepreneurs, most want to work in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Aug 16 — Youths in Singapore overwhelmingly aim to work here rather than venture abroad, and only a small proportion want to become entrepreneurs, according to a new survey by the World E...
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Sarawak wants good economic relationship with Singapore, says CM
KUCHING, Aug 16 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state government wants to have a good economic relationship with Singapore.
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SAR op for missing kayakers extended to Kerteh waters
MERSING: The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters here entered its seventh day today, with the search area now extended to Kerteh wate...
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Search and rescue ops for missing kayakers extend to Kerteh waters
The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters here entered its seventh day today, with the search area now extended to Kerteh waters in Ter...
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Family of missing S'porean kayaker arrive in Kemaman Hospital
Some 15 family members of a Singapore woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8 arrived at the Kemaman Hospital Forensic Unit last night.
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Family of Singaporean kayaker arrives at Kemaman Hospital to identify body
KEMAMAN, Aug 15 — Some 15 family members of a Singapore woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters here on August 8 arrived at the Kemaman Hospital Forensic Unit last night.
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Body found in search for missing kayakers
MERSING: The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters near here has recovered a body.
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Son of missing kayaker grateful to SAR personnel
MERSING (Bernama): The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, has thanked the search and rescue team for their hard work and dedication.
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Son hopes mom who went missing while kayaking still alive
The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, is keeping up his hope that his mother is alive although the body of a woman was found in Kemaman waters in ...
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Son of missing kayaker grateful to SAR personnel
MERSING, Aug 14 — The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, has thanked the search and rescue team for their hard work and dedication.
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Search for two missing Singaporeans extended to Beserah waters
MERSING: The search-and-rescue operation (SAR) for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters, near here on Aug 8, has been widened to cover Beserah waters off Kuantan as it ente...
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Body believed to be one of two missing Singaporean kayakers found in Terengganu waters
JOHOR BARU: The authorities have found a body approximately five nautical miles off Kuala Kemaman in Terengganu, which they believe is that of one of the two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing in Johor last week.
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Search for missing Singapore kayakers extended to Beserah waters
MERSING, Aug 14 — The search-and-rescue operation (SAR) for two Singaporeans who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters near here on August 8 has been widened to cover Beserah waters off Kuanta...
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Kayak belonging to two missing Singaporeans found
A kayak believed to belong to two missing Singaporeans in the waters of Mersing, was found by local fishermen in the waters of Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan, Pahang today.
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Kayak found 148km from where duo were last seen
A fisherman has found the green kayak of the two Singaporeans who went missing last Thursday around 80 nautical miles - or 148km - from their last reported location.
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Kayak found overturned off Kuantan
The kayak used by two Singaporeans who went missing off Mersing last Thursday was yesterday found by a fisherman about 150km north of where they were last seen.
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Kayak belonging to two missing Singaporeans found
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): A kayak believed to belong to two missing Singaporeans, who went missing in the waters of Mersing, was found by local fishermen in the waters of Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan.
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Kayak belonging to two missing Singaporeans found
JOHOR BARU: A kayak believed to belong to two missing Singaporeans in the waters of Mersing, was found by local fishermen in the waters of Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan, Pahang today.
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Kayak belonging to missing Singaporeans found as search operations enter fifth day in Malaysia
SINGAPORE: The kayak belonging to the two Singaporeans who went missing off Mersing in Johor five days ago has been found, said the son of one of the pair.
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Search for missing Singaporean kayakers enters fifth day
JOHOR BARU: The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing last Thursday, enters its fifth day today with the deployment of 122...
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Search for missing Singaporean kayakers enters fifth day
The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing last Thursday, enters its fifth day today with the deployment of 122 personnel f...
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Search for missing Singapore kayakers enters fifth day
JOHOR BARU, Aug 13 — The search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing last Thursday, enters its fifth day today with the deploy...
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Traffic swells at checkpoints as Singaporeans return home
JOHOR BARU: Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic as many Singaporeans returned home after a long weekend, starting with the island republic’s national day celebrations on Friday and then Hari Raya Haji.
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Four more aircraft deployed in search for missing kayakers
JOHOR BARU: The search for two Singaporeans who went missing kayaking in Endau waters around Mersing continues with the deployment of four additional aircraft.
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Traffic jam at Johor checkpoints as Singaporeans return home after holidaying in Malaysia
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic with many Singaporeans returning home after a four-day public holiday due to the Hari Raya Haji ...
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Traffic congestion at CIQ Complex, EDL as Singaporeans return home after spending holidays in Malaysia
JOHOR BARU: Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic with many Singaporeans returning home after a four-day public holiday due to the Hari Raya Haji and the island republic’s national day celebrations on Friday (Aug 9).
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More planes, boats join in search for 2 Singaporean kayakers
JOHOR BAHRU: Three more aircraft from different rescue agencies were deployed today, bringing the total to four, in the search and rescue (SAR) operation for two Singaporeans reported missing while ka...
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