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

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

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

Singapore’s Cocoon Capital announces tech fund

Singapore based Cocoon Capital recently announced a new US$20 million fund following its first US$7 million fund launched in 2016. The fund aims to bridge growing industry demands for more seed-stage funding in the region.

7 December 2018

Singapore bets big on drones

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence.

27 November 2018

Feeding Singapore’s hunger for sand

Sand mining for reclamation of coastal areas is both, a geopolitical and conservation issue for the Southeast Asian region, with many of the more developed countries in the bloc playing culprits.

26 November 2018

Singapore set to pick Heng as Lee successor

Singapore is expected to tap Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat as the de facto successor to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday, kicking off the city-state’s third leadership transition in its 53-year history.

23 November 2018

Framework for Smart Cities Network established

As ASEAN moves into the future, the regional bloc is faced with two trends – digitalisation and urbanisation. While urbanisation can be seen as a positive thing, there are also possible spill over effects if not mitigated properly.

19 November 2018