What's News: July 4, 2016

Children learning mini tennis at the launch of the ActiveSG tennis academy at the Kallang Tennis Centre yesterday.
Children learning mini tennis at the launch of the ActiveSG tennis academy at the Kallang Tennis Centre yesterday.ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN
The tiger show at Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Sri Racha city on the outskirts of Pattaya.
The tiger show at Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Sri Racha city on the outskirts of Pattaya.ST PHOTO: TAN HUI YEE


More clinics under probe

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has referred more clinics to the police for further investigation, after two dental clinics were found to have cheated the ministry when claiming subsidies for patients under the Community Health Assist Scheme. The scheme lets private clinics treat patients who are eligible for a government subsidy, and claim the subsidy from MOH.


Unique hub in Sembawang

The new integrated sports and community hub in Sembawang will be located in a lush setting that pays homage to the area's greenery and heritage. Among the proposed ideas is a swimming pool in a natural and rustic environment. 


Wildlife spots under scrutiny

Many wildlife attractions in Thailand are under increasing scrutiny since the authorities raided the Tiger Temple in May. But the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is facing opposition from commercial interests as it tries to tighten governance of private zoos. 


New tennis academy launched

Yesterday's launch of the ActiveSG tennis academy, the fourth academy under the national movement for sport, extends further the road to easier access to sport for Singaporeans. The new tennis academy will also help to prepare the Republic's best players for major tournaments. 


UK varsities fear Brexit impact

Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union has cast a shadow on its universities which began to worry about exchange programmes and research funding. Many universities have sought to reassure students from other EU nations, notably about tuition fees. 


UK's immigration missteps

The image of Britons as anti-foreigner is unfair. Britain's current problem with immigrants is not due to bigotry but its leaders' misguided desire to show the rest of Europe how open they could be, writes Jonathan Eyal as he gives the back story to Brexit. 


Food centre spurs tray return

The revamped ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre in Bukit Merah has gone big on encouraging diners to return their trays after their meal. The food centre now has more tray return stations, murals and video messages, to remind customers to return their trays.


Window at condo unit shatters

A window which broke in a resident's bedroom is the 12th case of "spontaneous glass shattering" to occur at The Trizon condominium in the last five years. Regulations requiring the use of laminated glass were introduced in 2011. 


Boutique firms ride M&A boom

Boutique financial advisory firms such as Rippledot Capital and Evercore are giving bigger investment banks a run for their money as a regional boom in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), coupled with clients' interest in getting advice from smaller firms, fuels their growth. 


Shop for design at K+

A new multi-concept shop in Scotts Square has brought the merchandise from six prominent homegrown design and retail brands under one roof. The store, K+, features products such as furniture, lifestyle items,  books and jewellery from both Singapore and international labels.


Kit Chan's new album

Singapore singer Kit Chan has released a new album of original songs, 12 years after her last. The new album, The Edge Of Paradise, hits stores tomorrow. It features songs in a variety of genres, from the jazzy Don't Ask Me Why I Love You to the emotive ballad People Who Are Separated By Wind. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2016, with the headline 'What's News'. Print Edition | Subscribe