Singapore

Laurene Powell Jobs takes majority stake in The Atlantic

Laurene Powell Jobs, philanthropist and widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has bought a majority stake in <i>The Atlantic</i>.<p>The Emerson Collective, a charity founded by Powell Jobs, will make the acquisition, Atlantic Media Chairman David Bradley announced Friday. Bradley and Atlantic Media will …

Lee Hsien Loong

Amazon's Entry Into Singapore Marred by Delivery Problem

Amazon.com Inc.’s entry into Southeast Asia has been marred by a delivery problem.<p>After introducing its Prime Now two-hour delivery service to …

Fortune 500

Burp! Singapore scientists hope for probiotic beer hit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - It's a breakthrough worth raising a glass to.<p>Researchers in Singapore have brewed up a beer containing probiotic bacteria that can improve gut health and boost the immune system.<p>Food researcher Alcine Chan, 23, experimented for almost a year with a recipe of malt, alcohol, …

Beer

Amazon made its first foray into Southeast Asia yesterday — the service now appears unusable

Amazon's first foray into the Southeast Asian market appears to have hit a roadblock.<p>The e-commerce giant launched its express, same-day delivery …

Amazon

Can Singapore Steal Hong Kong’s Thunder?

<b>SINGAPORE —</b> A short drive from the buzz and blustering air con of Orchard Road’s retail strip lies Dempsey Hill's bohemian enclave of art galleries, cafés and wine bars. Nestled serenely in lush, tropical greenery, this is a shopping and dining destination with a difference. For an Asian metropolis …

Hong Kong

Ex-MP Inderjit Singh: Some Singaporeans concerned about idea of sitting MP resigning to run for president

More<p>Former Member of Parliament Inderjit Singh said that some Singaporeans have expressed concerns on the prospects of a current MP resigning to run …

South-east Asia

Shangri-La Hotel's heritage hawker fare, Paragon's free wine appreciation sessions, Gunther's set lunch and more

July 28, 2017 5:00 AM<br>The Lobby Lounge at the Shangri-la Hotel has a fabulous new hawker heritage semi-buffet lunch that I would eat again in a …

South-east Asia

Woman guilty of misappropriating more than $1 million from her company

More<p>A payroll manager has pleaded guilty to siphoning more than $1 million from her company to gamble at the casinos and pay off her gambling …

Marina Bay Sands

Is Singapore's Property Slump Finally Ending?: QuickTake Q&A

Singapore home prices have ground steadily lower since reaching a record in 2013, when the government imposed the last of a slew of measures to cool …

Real Estate

Khaw: MRT 3 times more reliable now

Rail reliability has improved by almost three times in the two years since he took over the Transport Ministry, said Mr Khaw Boon Wan, who wants to …

South-east Asia

Amazon Prime Now launched in Singapore, then quickly couldn't cope with demand

Just hours after it launched in Singapore to great fanfare — Amazon Prime Now is down.<p>The e-commerce giant's launch on Thursday marked its first foray into Southeast Asia.<p>But for all the initial hype and excitement it drummed up, it seems like the delivery service is unable to cope with demand.<p>The …

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NUS appoints provost Tan Eng Chye as president, more places available for lifelong learning

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has named Professor Tan Eng Chye as its new president, an appointment that will take effect in …

Learning

Amazon Prime Now delivery down for second day after launch

After its highly anticipated launch in Singapore on Thursday, Amazon Prime Now's delivery service continues to be unavailable.

Amazon

Singapore Office Rents Drop to 7-Year Low as Vacancies Climb

Singapore office rents fell to the lowest in almost seven years as an oversupply of space saw vacancies climb to the highest in six years.<p>A gauge of …

Business

Fewer layoffs, unemployment situation improves in Q2: Manpower Ministry

SINGAPORE: Fewer workers were laid off and the unemployment situation for Singaporeans and residents showed signs of improvement in the second …

Economy

25 Rooftop Pools to Dream About While You Sit in the Office

There’s nothing better than relaxing in an outdoor pool in a new destination, especially when there’s a great view.<p>Some of the best rooftop pools and …

Marina Bay Sands

Amazon's new Prime Now warehouse in Singapore is absolutely massive

After years of preparation, Amazon has finally launched its same-day Prime Now delivery service in Singapore.<p>The service brings two-hour, and even one-hour deliveries, for tens of thousands of household items, from eggs and cold beer to diapers and detergent.<p>To achieve the rapid delivery times, …

Fortune 500

Spectacular motorbike accident caught on camera in Singapore

Yahoo7<p>A shocking accident caught on camera on a Singapore freeway sees a motorbike rider slam into a stationary car, with his passenger sent …

South-east Asia

Jalan Petaling - KL Style Hokkien Mee And Kam Heong Crabs in myVillage

Sometimes, enjoying street food in a casual setting is better than dining out in a fine dining restaurant. Travellers who visit Kuala Lumpur will …

South-east Asia

A madame's after-dark guide to Shibuya

<b>Kurando</b>, the proprietress at Shibuya ‘snack’ bar Utsubo Kazura, is an eager traveller. Originally from Saitama just north of Tokyo, she spent years …

Japan

The Best Singapore Apps for Visitors

Part of planning for a trip these days is ensuring you have all the best apps on your smartphone to help make your life easier on holiday. Here we …

Asia Travel

5 Inexpensive Family-Friendly Activities in Singapore Kids 12 And Under Will Love

More<p>Singapore’s national sports of shopping and eating are great for when you’re an adult just chilling with your homies.<p>But when you’ve got kids who …

Kids

ChessMaster Makes its Move: A Look into the Campaign’s Cyberespionage Arsenal

<i>by Benson Sy, CH Lei, and Kawabata Kohei</i><p>From gathering intelligence, using the right social engineering lures, and exploiting vulnerabilities to …

Marina Bay Sands

Singapore Is Testing Glow-In-The Dark Paths, And It’s A Really Bright Idea

Singapore is well known for being innovative. In fact, the small city state has been ranked the most innovative country in Asia several times by the …

South-east Asia

DBS launches PayLah taxi QR code payment in Singapore | ZDNet

DBS PayLah's QR code function can now be used to pay for taxi fares on all ComfortDelGro taxis in Singapore.<p>Those commuting via taxi in Singapore now …

Banking

Khaw Boon Wan takes issue with press coverage of MRT resignalling project

July 27, 2017 3:02 PM<br>SINGAPORE - Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan went off scriptin his opening address at the fourth joint forum on infrastructure …

South-east Asia

McDonald’s have really p*ssed people off with this new burger in Singapore

McDonald’s have have been hitting the news recently, and not in a good way.<p>This airport sells takeaway kebabs for you to eat on the plane<p>A staff …

South-east Asia

Amazon officially enters Southeast Asia, launches Prime Now in Singapore

Amazon officially announced its arrival in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region on Thursday by launching Prime Now, which offers free two-hour …

Amazon

Amazon reaches for millions in Southeast Asia's cyberspace

SINGAPORE (AP) — Amazon is introducing express delivery to Singapore in its first direct effort to tap into surging online shopping in fast-growing Southeast Asia.<p>The American e-commerce company announced Thursday it will begin operating a distribution facility bigger than a football field in the …

Business

Amazon Enters Singapore With a Pitch to Big Spenders

E-commerce company is initially offering its Prime Now fast-delivery option in the city-state<p>Amazon.com Inc. is launching in Singapore with a twist: It is targeting loyal, time-strapped shoppers by starting with its more limited one- and two-hour subscription delivery option.<p>The new approach, …

Amazon