Singapore

Singaporeans brave traffic jam, crowds to go bargain hunting at new IKEA in Johor Baru

JOHOR BARU: Many Singaporeans endured the traffic jam and large crowds on Sunday (Nov 19) to visit IKEA’s newly opened outlet in Johor Baru.<p>IKEA …

South-east Asia

Incensed netizens condemn high ministerial salaries as PM Lee confirms impending tax hike

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s confirmation that higher taxes are inevitable to counter increased spending has earned the ire of netizens who are …

Economy

India's Indira canteen: The best meal you can buy for 13 cents

<b>The governing Congress party in the southern Indian state of Karnataka recently set up Indira canteens in the state capital, Bangalore, which serve more than 200,000 cheap meals every day. The BBC's Geeta Pandey joins the queue to sample the treats and comes back more than satisfied.</b><p>It's just after …

India

EM ASIA FX-Thai baht, S.Korean won firmer, Singapore dollar weakens

Nov 20 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0134 GMT.<p>CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change on the day at …

Economy

AirAsia ups the ante with FAST in Singapore - The Nation

The company will use data from its operations at Changi T4, which boasts the Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) system, as an ongoing case study on how …

Airlines

As Singapore’s spending needs grow, raising taxes is inevitable: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s investments for the economy and infrastructure, as well as spending on social services and safety nets are all necessary, and …

Lee Hsien Loong

Number of injured rises to 38 in Joo Koon train collision

SINGAPORE - The total number of people injured in the recent train collision at Joo Koon MRT station now stands at 38, following two new walk-in …

South-east Asia

Why a stronger Xi Jinping is taking a gentler approach in China’s foreign affairs | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

With the conclusion last month of the Communist Party’s 19th congress, which made Xi Jinping China’s most powerful president since Mao Zedong, the …

China

Why Singapore is training professional gamers

A career in gaming would once have been unthinkable in Asia. But with the global e-sports market forecast to hit $1.5bn in three years, Singapore wants to help train new gamers how to go professional.

Your views: Aftermath of the Joo Koon train collision

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday acknowledged public frustration over the rail system, after a week of troubles for public …

Lee Hsien Loong

Special Photographs on our Special Trip

Two years ago when we were traveling in Nicaragua, we met a mom and her teenage son on a special solo trip. The Mom took each of her three kids on a …

Photography

The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn – One Of Bangkok’s Best Restaurants. Modern Turkish Cuisine In A Colonial Mansion

<b>by</b> admin<p>November 19, 2017<b>in</b> Feature - Review, Food - Turkish, Overseas - BangkokNo Comments 8<p>[Bangkok] <i>“Turkish food is not just about doner and</i> …

Restaurants

Navy regular lauded for nabbing alleged upskirt offender at Tanah Merah MRT station

SINGAPORE - A 25-year-old Republic of Singapore Navy regular was on Saturday (Nov 18) lauded by the police for his role in the swift arrest of a …

Crime

Malaysia election 'may have something to do' with it referring Pedra Branca to ICJ again: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: There will always be ups and downs in Singapore’s relations with other countries, but its fundamental approach should not change, said …

South-east Asia

Singapore's economic growth could exceed 3% this year, says PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s economic growth could exceed 3 per cent in 2017, higher than previous forecasts of 2 to 3 per cent.<br>Prime Minister Lee Hsien …

Economy

Car overturns in CTE tunnel, driver taken to hospital

SINGAPORE - A car turned turtle in the Central Expressway tunnel towards Ayer Rajah Expressway, after the Merchant Road entrance, on Sunday afternoon …

South-east Asia

April’s Bakery – NEW Savoury Pies Of Char Siu And Thai Curry. NEW Outlet At Chinatown Point

<b>by</b> admin<p>November 18, 2017<b>in</b> Feature - Advertorial, Food - Confectionary, Singapore - SouthNo Comments 9<p>The very first product that made April’s …

South-east Asia

The Mystery of PM Lee’s Use of ST Aerospace’s Business Jets

Historically it has always been a bragging point of the PAP Government that the Prime Minister and his colleagues do not have a special aircraft or …

Lee Hsien Loong

Trump’s foreign policy is confused — but it isn’t really Trump’s - Salon.com

No sooner did Donald Trump return a week ago from his 12-day escapade in Asia than the bickering began. Did the president succeed or fail during his first travels across the Pacific? Assessments are bound to vary on any such occasion, but Trump’s journey was an exception even by this rule. It …

U.S. Politics

TWICE TV6 -TWICE in SINGAPORE: Girl group is back with episode 4

Kpop Sensation girl group TWICE has released the fourth episode of their Singapore tour called 'TWICE TV6 -TWICE in SINGAPORE'.<p>TWICE TV6 -TWICE in …

South-east Asia

The week in politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event in Jackson, Alabama, on Tuesday. Moore has been accused by multiple women of pursuing sexual relationships with them as teenagers when he was in his early 30s. Moore has denied the mounting allegations.<p>Beverly …

Photography

A challenge that shocked civil servants

November 19, 2017 5:00 AM<br>GPCs are useful and do much good work, both inside and outside Parliament, says former Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Inderjit Singh. To …

Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore receives first import of live pigs from Malaysia in 18 years

SINGAPORE: The first shipment of live pigs from Malaysia in 18 years arrived in Singapore on Saturday (Nov 18), said the Agri-Food and Veterinary …

South-east Asia

Retiradong pulis, patay sa pamamaril sa Pasay City

Retired policeman from Crame's Police Security and Protection Group dead after being gunned down by unidentified assailants @ABSCBNNews …

Philippines

From hawker centre to home: Is delivering cheap, local food a recipe for business success?

A new crop of start-ups is cashing in on the growing appetite for food delivery in Singapore by focusing on local delights.

South-east Asia

USA Sets WJR in 4x50 Mixed Medley Relay on Night One in Singapore - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick<p><i>Editorial content for the 2017 FINA World Cup is sponsored by TritonWear. Visit TritonWear.com for more information on</i> …

Olympics

Singapore bags first win at international kettlebell lifting championship

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean triumphed at the 2017 World Championship of Kettlebell Lifting in his category, the first time someone from the Republic …

South-east Asia

INSIDE Awards 2017

Heartiest congratulations go to Singaporean studio Produce Workshop for topping a strong list of global interiors in the INSIDE awards with the …

South-east Asia

Flash floods in Yishun, vehicles pictured in water at carpark

SINGAPORE - Areas in Yishun were hit by flash floods on Saturday (Nov 18) after days of rain and thundery showers around the island.<p>Photos on social …

Weather

Laksa cookies and chicken rice kits: A taste of Singapore packed into gift sets at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE: From laksa-flavoured cookies, chicken rice premixes to durian candy and Singapore Sling-flavoured rock sugar, tourists at Changi Airport …

South-east Asia