Singapore

Cafes in Holland Village, Singapore: 5 best spots for coffee, brunch and desserts

While popular for its bars, Holland Village has just as vibrant a café scene. In this edition of Hood Cafés, we show you our favourite five cafés in …

South-east Asia

When a small fire in Singapore is big news for Samsung

Samsung Experience Store. Credit: Samsung<p>A small fire started in a store in Singapore this early morning. The sprinkler system detected the smoke and kicked in, extinguishing the fire within minutes. No one was injured and damage to the store was limited.<p>Pretty boring, huh? Perhaps something you …

Samsung

Asia's Top 3 Happiest And Saddest Countries

Badghis province, Afghanistan(Photographer: HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP/Getty Images)<p>More than half the world lives in the Asia Pacific but most, it would appear, are not very happy. The World Happiness report, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranked 155 countries on a happiness …

Marina Bay Sands

U.S. Judge’s reasons for granting asylum to Yee blemishes the image of Singapore as a developed country

By: Teo Soh Lung<p>“Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, …

South-east Asia

DHL eCommerce Enables Singapore e-Commerce Retailers to Reach Out to the U.S. Market

• <b>Singapore businesses ranging from pure online retailers, 'brick and mortar' retailers, manufacturers or e-commerce giants to benefit from new</b> …

eCommerce

Pursuing a Liberal Arts Education in Singapore?

The following two tabs change content below.<p>daryl goh<p>Founder at NPE Art Residency<p>Daryl Goh is an award-winning art consultant, artist and educator …

Education

Canberra's choice: Pivot or recalibrate?

March 28, 2017 5:00 AM<br>China's second most powerful leader, Premier Li Keqiang, has an engaging, relaxed manner very different from the stiff …

Lee Hsien Loong

Three men jailed for trying to smuggle overstayer out of Singapore

SINGAPORE: Three men were convicted of arranging to smuggle a 32-year-old Bangladeshi man who overstayed out of Singapore, and have been sentenced to …

South-east Asia

Singapore's big plans for nationwide bike-sharing are no more

Before it's even begun, Singapore has scrapped its ambitious nationwide bike-sharing plan.<p>The project had been in the works for over a year, and called for thousands of bikes to be laid across the city, as part of the government's plans to make the city more bike-friendly.<p>The project attracted some …

South-east Asia

MHA's statement doesn't get to the core of Amos Yee asylum bid

<b>by Daniel Yap</b><p>WAS Amos Yee the victim of political persecution? That was the core question that the US Immigration Court, presided over by Judge …

Lee Kuan Yew

Teen Who Went Against Singapore Granted US Asylum

The teenager went on to spend 55 days in prison in 2015, after being found guilty of wounding religious feelings and posting a video and an obscene …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia

SINGAPORE (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said Monday that European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia.<p>Speaking at a lecture in Singapore, where he is on a two-day state visit, Hollande singled out the government of …

Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

<b>A Singaporean couple have been jailed for starving their domestic worker from the Philippines, in a case that has shocked the city-state.</b><p>The woman lost 20kg (44 lbs) - about 40% of her body weight - while working for them, and was given only bread and instant noodles to eat.<p>Her employers received …

South-east Asia

KY eats – Nasi Kerabu & more at Kesom Kafe, Aman Suria

Over the CNY period my family and I went over to Aman Suria to meet up with a couple cousins for lunch. At the time was also a period when my dear …

Standard Chartered Singapore to roll out 20-week paid maternity leave

SINGAPORE: Standard Chartered Bank Singapore on Monday (Mar 27) announced it will introduce 20-week paid maternity and adoption leave from Apr 1.<p>The …

Employment Law

Webber: F1 poised for ‘phenomenal’ title battle

Sebastian Vettel breakthrough win has laid the foundations for a Formula 1 title battle to remember, according to Mark Webber

Singapore Grand Prix

Mainstream Beauty Brands Are Finally Serving Muslim Consumers

The process can take months and comes with a hefty fee. Membership with U.S. Halal Certification costs almost $2,000, depending on the number of …

Skin Care

3 things SingPost must do to remain relevant

One is to leverage on better connectivity and efficiency of Singapore’s airport.<p>SingPost is targetting to offer a more extensive hybrid solution to …

South-east Asia

New ways to pay

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What should Singapore do to promote cashless transactions? How far should it go to encourage electronic payments?<p><b>Axel</b> …

South-east Asia

Singapore Dollar Bulls Are Gathering in the Swap Market - Bloomberg

Singapore’s interest-rate markets are signaling gains for the local dollar as bets grow the nation’s central bank will avoid easing policy next month …

South-east Asia

S’pore home prices down 2.6% in Q4 2016

<i>The recent easing of property cooling measures in Singapore is expected to spur interest in the market, according to Knight Frank.</i><p>Singapore saw house …

Caught in the Act

Police are investigating a case of voluntarily causing hurt after a man was caught on video swinging a chair at the staffer and computers in a …

South-east Asia

Singapore jails couple for starving Filipino domestic helper

A Singapore court jailed a couple on Monday for starving their Filipino domestic helper, a case that highlighted what rights groups say is a common complaint in the wealthy city-state.<p>Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, weighed just 29.4 kg (65 lb) in April 2014 after being given too little to eat for about …

Extremism

2018 to be declared France-Singapore Year of Innovation

Events will be held in both countries next year to encourage closer cooperation between the two countries to achieve their innovation goals, the …

Lee Hsien Loong

Where Are They Now? Launch Pad Asia 2015 Winner Aaron Lim

<b>What was your situation when you won Launch Pad Asia?</b> When I participated in Launch Pad Asia in 2015, I was already working at Design Bridge Asia, as …

South-east Asia

10 Hidden Gems At Tanjong Pagar Centre Below $10

Make a turn as you get out of Tanjong Pagar MRT station control, and you will find yourself in a Gourmet’s Haven.Tanjong Pagar Centre, directly …

South-east Asia

Local firms throw weight, dollars behind Pink Dot

March 26, 2017 5:00 AM<br>With four months to go before its annual rally to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Pink Dot …

South-east Asia

Lessons From Singapore: What Nation-Building Means For Counter-Terrorism

Snapshot<p>Counter-terrorism cannot be neatly bifurcated into policies and enforcement. The state and citizens cannot have divergent approaches in …

Terrorism

A Toast to Heritage

How much do you know about Singapore’s history and heritage? In the lead-up to Singapore Heritage Festival 2017, we dig up some lesser-known facts …

South-east Asia

Japanese restaurants in Singapore: Enjoy sushi and Omakase at Shoukouwa, Shiraishi and more

Ankimo or monkfish liver. Image courtesy of Shoukouwa Website<p>If you have ever watched the documentary ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, this is the list to …

Restaurants