Tag: Singapore

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...

Ban on sea sand exports not targeting Singapore and nothing to with Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar says it is not targeting Singapore in its sea sand export ban and it has nothing to do with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The minister says river sand is still being...

LGBTQ rights are being taught at British schools to the dismay of some parents

At Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham, books like "And Tango Makes Three", "My Princess Boy" and "We Are Family" are part of the curriculum that teaches students between the ages six and 11 about the human rights and characteristics legally protected from discrimination...

Has Singapore achieved a “Swiss standard” of living by overtaking Zurich as the 3rd most expensive city?

According to a 2019 worldwide ranking on cost of living, Singapore placed third. Mercer’s 2019 cost of living ranking saw Singapore two ranks above Zurich, Switzerland. In the 2018 ranking, Zurich was placed third, and Singapore, fourth. In 1984, before now-Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong...

Tale of two cities: Hong Kong turmoil may boost Singapore

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Thursday 6/20/2019 REFILES TO ADD DROPPED WORD IN PAR 2 by Sam Reeves / Martin Abbugao Hong Kong's reputation as a stable financial hub has been shaken by a controversial extradition bill that prompted massive protests, and its loss might just be Singapore's gain, experts say. The Chinese...

For the love of Taiwanese food: Snaking queues at Singapore’s Shilin Night Market

Singapore – No more flying to Taiwan for its most famous night market. A Shilin Market pop-up is currently being held at The Ground @ Kranji (Singapore Turf Club) over two weekends fromn April 19-21 and 26-28 from 3 pm to 11 pm. It’s first...

The Singapore-Malaysia leaders retreat good outcome a welcome surprise but what’s in it for Johor?

A welcome thaw in Singapore-Malaysia relations this week following Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya for the leaders’ retreat has surprised many. However, it comes at a difficult time for Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan (PH) government...