Tag: Singapore

Why Singapore’s appointment of a new ambassador to China is significant for both nations

Lui Tuck Yew, former navy chief turned top bureaucrat, is Singapore's new ambassador to Beijing. Lui who joined the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) in 2000, also served as transport minister from 2011 to 2015. Singaporean analysts say that the former cabinet minister's appointment adds...

Another delay in RTS with no decision by the Malaysian government on the project

The Malaysian government is not deciding on the Rapid Transit System Link project, risking a possible hefty compensation payable to Singapore. According to The Star, Malaysia is seeking another six-month extension to review the RM4bil project. This is the third time the Malaysian government is...

Breaking Bad: UK ex-headmaster jailed in Singapore drug case

A British former headmaster of an international school in China has been jailed for 10 months in Singapore after admitting possession and consumption of methamphetamine, officials said Tuesday. Damien Michael Charnock used to be the head of Dulwich College Shanghai, a branch of the exclusive...

Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push

A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore's waterfront Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities. The 18 propeller vehicle, developed by German firm Volocopter and with a pilot onboard for safety during the test flight,...

You know you live in Singapore when…

Every city or country you live in will definitely have something unique that makes them stand out. If you live in Singapore long enough you would also be aware of the little things that make Singapore, Singapore. For those who are born in Singapore...

Singapore’s Atlas is the ‘Best Bar’ in Asia and the 8th best in the world

The prestigious list of the World's 50 Best Bars 2019 was unfurled a few days ago, and Singapore's beautiful Atlas Bar in Parkview Square maintained a firm grip in its spot as 8th best bar in the world, same as last year. It's also...

George Clooney’s sister-in-law charged with second drink-driving offence in Singapore

SINGAPORE — Hollywood star George Clooney's sister-in-law is facing a new drink-driving charge in Singapore, six years after she was convicted of the same offence. Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec, aged 47 and a Singapore permanent resident, was allegedly driving a BMW X5 while drunk in the early...

Singapore cuts growth outlook as trade war bites

Singapore further cut its annual growth forecast on Tuesday as the escalating US-China trade war hammers exports, in another ominous sign for Asia's trade-reliant economies. The government said it expected growth of 0.0-1.0 percent this year, sharply down from the 1.5-2.5 percent previously estimated, marking...

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia scandal

Singapore is returning almost $40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with a massive financial scandal that played a major role in the toppling of the corruption-plagued government of Najib Razak, police said. The city-state is one of several countries that launched probes into allegations...

Singaporeans to decide title for ‘Untitled’ song, ahead of Singapore’s bicentennial celebrations

Singaporean singer-songwriter Wayne Gerard Sandosham, popularly known as Wayne Sandz has announced the release of the song 'Untitled' ahead of Singapore's iconic bicentennial celebrations. 'Untitled', a yet-to-be-named song is an independent tribute from Sandosham as part of the One Voice Project, an ongoing initiative aimed...