Singapore

Singapore to submit UNESCO hawker nomination

Singapore will submit a nomination for its hawker culture to be listed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity by the end of this month.

15 March 2019
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Singapore battles fake news

In India, something as simple as a WhatsApp message can be as deadly as a live bullet. While no official count is kept, police and government officials estimate that more than two dozen people have been killed by mobs thanks to the spread of fake news through the popular messaging app.

13 March 2019
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Singapore regulates its Personal Mobility Devices

Two Singaporean start-ups were charged in court last month for providing Personal Mobility Device-sharing (PMD-sharing) services at public places – the latest in a string of reports surrounding regulatory controls for PMDs in the city-state. 

4 March 2019
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Singapore plans budget with an eye on election

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will aim to strike a delicate balance in Monday’s budget: preaching fiscal prudence while doling out more social spending ahead of elections that could come as early as this year.

18 February 2019
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Former ruling party members to form opposition

Former members of Singapore’s ruling party are banding together to form a new opposition group as general elections loom, presenting a new challenge to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s government as it prepares for leadership succession.

19 January 2019
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Malaysia warned as maritime tensions flare

Singapore warned Malaysia Monday it was ready to defend its interests after a flare-up of maritime tensions, the latest sign of fraying ties since a change of government in Kuala Lumpur.

15 January 2019
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ASEAN scores strongly on Muslim travel index

Three ASEAN countries finished in the top-10 of last year’s Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2018 in a strong acknowledgement of the region’s reputation as an Islamic tourism hub.

14 January 2019
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SMEs must get with the times

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have been hailed as the driving force behind the country’s economy.

26 December 2018
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