Singapore’s 4.0 challenge

While Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, presents a great many challenges to less developed frontier economies like Cambodia and Lao PDR, more developed countries in the region have not been spared as well.

23 September 2018

Singapore reins in personal mobility devices

Personal mobility devices (PMDs) no longer apply to battery-operated vehicles used by old folks or people with mobility issues to move around. Today, they are more like a cross between skateboards and electric bicycles.

16 September 2018

Singapore bids for UNESCO culture listing

Not content with listing its Botanic Gardens as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 2015, the Singapore government is pushing for its ubiquitous hawker centres to be listed on UNESCO’s Repre

21 August 2018

Onward Singapore!

If the anthem Majulah Singapura (Onward, Singapore) was intended by the nation’s founding fathers as a positive affirmation, it must be working

9 August 2018

Water war of words

Whenever Malaysia wishes to get under Singapore’s skin, it seems, all it has to do is talk about their bilateral water agreement.

18 July 2018

Singapore sticks a pin before property bubble forms

Property investors anticipated a boom in Singapore as prices increased sharply by 9.1 percent over the past year. However, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) introduced strong measures to dampen what it describes as “euphoria” in the market.

10 July 2018