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Travel Tip: The Busiest Air Routes in the World

The busiest air routes in the world have now been reported, and the results might surprise you. What’s the busiest in the world? The air route …

Kuala Lumpur

Skymall

We shouldn’t abandon the cities we have for some amenities in the clouds<p>Raffles City Chonqing, an eight-skyscraper project designed by architect Moshe Safdie and under construction at the meeting of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, would be just another megaproject in another Chinese megacity were …

Skyscrapers

Trump Kim summit: Rhetoric versus reality

<b>Watching reactions to the Singapore summit as it unfolded became the ultimate foreign policy Rorschach test - everyone came away with a different picture of what happened.</b><p>There are those who will laud it for establishing a seemingly new approach to US-North Korea relations, one that is more …

North Korea

Trump Kim summit: Win-win or a Kim win?

US President Donald Trump claims that the deal he struck with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their Singapore summit "worked out for both of us". But was it really a win-win, or just a Kim win?<p><i>Presented by Laura Bicker. Video by Tessa Wong and Colleen Hagerty.</i>

Donald Trump

Trump-Kim summit: Deciphering what happened in Singapore

<b>Donald Trump arrived in Singapore promising to make history.</b><p>That he did by shaking Kim Jong-un's hand for the world's cameras - becoming the first sitting US leader to meet his North Korean counterpart.<p>But what have they really achieved, what are the implications and what might happen next?<p>We asked …

North Korea

Why Singapore? 6 Reasons the Asian City-State Is Perfect for the Trump-Kim Summit

Singapore was not the bookies’ favorite for Tuesday’s historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea. Much better odds were on the Korean …

North Korea

Singapore's Sentosa Island Takes an Unlikely Geopolitical Role as Host of the Trump-Kim Summit

The resort island of Sentosa is where Singapore’s most affluent patrons relax in cascades of pastels and khaki. Bronzed kids dance in water …

North Korea

The Dark History of the 'Tranquil' Island Hosting the Trump-Kim Summit

Nestled off the south coast of Singapore, the resort island of Sentosa will serve as the picturesque backdrop to one of the most highly-anticipated …

Asia

Jurong Gateway project breathes sigh of relief after Mahathir makes u-turn on HSR

The Jurong Gateway project breathed a sigh of relief after Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, made a u-turn on HSR project. Dr Mahathir …

Lake District

'Where is Singapore?': Trump-Kim summit a PR coup for tiny city-state

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strolling by revelers at a rooftop bar the night before an unprecedented meeting with President Donald Trump circulated around social media sites, U.S. citizens started asking 'Where is Singapore?'.<p>'Singapore', the tiny Southeast …

Asia

"Trump" and "Kim" meet for chilli crabs in Singapore ahead of historical summit

Ahead of the historical summit on 12 June, the Smiling Afro met with Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un impersonators for a meal in Punggol on Saturday …

Donald Trump

Singapore home prices the second highest in Asia

1 / 1<p>After increasing by only 1.0 percent in Q4 2017, private home prices in Singapore rose by almost 4.0 percent in Q1 2018...<p><i>Private home prices in</i> …

House Prices

Singapore-Johor Rapid Transit System outweighs scrapped High Speed Rail

1 / 1<p>The S$1.34 billion Rapid Transit System (RTS) connecting Singapore with Johor Bahru is more viable and practical than the High Speed Rail …

Urban Design

Singapore mud-sling: Trump vs Kim insults

Dotard, meet rocket man.<p>On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will shake hands for a photo-op unimaginable only a …

North Korea

Beginners’ Guide To Cashless Payment Platforms In Singapore

After PM Lee Hsien Loong made Smart Nation and Cashless payments one of the topics of his National Day Rally last year, Singaporeans have jumped onto …

FinTech

Where Is Singapore On A Map? The North Korea Summit Is Bringing Big Attention To This Small Nation

As President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un meet this week they are headed to a small island nation on the other side of the world. Trump …

North Korea

Expect tight security 'bubble' around VIPs for Trump-Kim summit: experts

With the luxury Capella Hotel officially confirmed as the venue for the highly anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and his North …

Donald Trump

'Island of death from behind': dark past of Sentosa, the Trump-Kim summit venue

The venue for next week’s summit in Singapore between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is home to beautiful beaches, casinos and some of the best golf courses in Asia.<p>But Sentosa island – where the US president and the North Korean leader will meet on 12 June – has a dark past.<p>While its contemporary …

Donald Trump

A 10-minute flight? World's shortest airline routes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Back in 1927, it was Charles Lindbergh, flying nonstop from New York to Paris. In 2018, it's Singapore Airlines launching a 20-hour nonstop route between New York and Singapore .<p>The focus in aviation has always been on flying farther and staying airborne for longer. And yet, while long-haul …

Airports

Singapore an ‘elite’ city along with New York, Paris

SOUTHEAST Asia’s financial capital Singapore has been awarded yet another accolade, deemed an “elite city” of the likes of New York and London …

Los Angeles

Singapore ranked best country for children to grow up in

June 01, 2018 1:30 PM<br>Singapore is the best country in the world for children to grow up in, according to the latest annual End of Childhood report …

Save the Children

Malaysian finance chief: ties with China, Singapore not derailed by loss of projects | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Singapore and China could be the most severely affected by Malaysia’s plans to shelve major infrastructure projects as part of the new government’s …

Asia

Malaysia drops island case against Singapore at top UN court

Malaysia has dropped its request before the UN's top court to overturn its ruling in a decades-old dispute with Singapore over a tiny but strategic …

Asia

World Court drops Malaysia-Singapore territorial dispute

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday said it has dropped a long-running territorial dispute between Malaysia and Singapore by mutual consent.<p>The court said Malaysia this week notified it of its intent to drop its claim to Pedra Branca island, near the opening of …

Asia

India, Singapore agree to upgrade economic cooperation agreement

Singapore, June 1 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India and Singapore will soon upgrade their Comprehensive Economic …

India

Grab launches food delivery service in Singapore, aims to become an “everyday app”

In addition to launching the beta version of GrabFood, Grab also unveiled its vision in integrating transportation, F&B, delivery, and payments …

Apps

Cancelling KL-Singapore HSR a ‘big mistake’ by Putrajaya, says former minister

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — The government’s decision to cancel the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project is a “big mistake” and would …

Asia

Genting Singapore may be the major victim of the dropped HSR project

Will Genting Singapore be the major victim of the the Malaysian Government’s decision to scrap the high-speed rail project between Singapore and …

Asia

Changi viaduct collapse: Construction firm and 5 individuals charged

<b>UPDATE: This story has been updated with statements from MOM and BCA.</b><p>A construction firm and five men – including the firm’s managing director – …

Corruption

Endangered whale shark fins found in Singapore Airlines shipment to Hong Kong

1 / 2<p>Shark fins from a Singapore Airlines shipment are seen in Hong Kong<p>Bags of shark fins from a Singapore Airlines shipment are seen in Hong Kong, …

Hong Kong