Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% .
Latest news and discussion about the island nation in Southeast Asia.
  • Indonesian president Joko Widodo gets mobbed by fans during outing to eat fried duck in Lucky Plaza
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    Indonesian president Joko Widodo gets mobbed by fans during outing to eat fried duck in Lucky Plaza

    A man of his people, indeed. The post Indonesian president Joko Widodo gets mobbed by fans during outing to eat fried duck in Lucky Plaza appeared first on Coconuts.

  • Reuters

    China-backed RCEP trade pact in 'final stage,' deal eyed in 2019: Singapore

    Negotiations for a major China-backed trade agreement have moved to a final stage and Southeast Asian states involved in the talks are determined to wrap up the deal in 2019, Singapore, current chair of the 10-nation group, said on Wednesday. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) along with China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand, had hoped to reach broad agreement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact at summit meetings in Singapore this week. "We noted with satisfaction that the RCEP negotiations have advanced to the final stage, and we expressed our determination to conclude a modern, comprehensive, high quality, and mutually beneficial RCEP in 2019," said a statement issued by Singapore.

  • Singapore Airlines finds premium economy a tougher sell on new non-stop U.S. flights
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    Singapore Airlines finds premium economy a tougher sell on new non-stop U.S. flights

    Singapore Airlines Ltd is facing no problem selling business class tickets on its ultra-long non-stop flights to the United States but is having to price premium economy seats very attractively, a senior executive said on Wednesday. The airline ordered seven new ultra-long range twin-engine Airbus SE A350-900ULRs fitted with just 67 business class and 94 premium economy seats for those flights and for non-stop services to Los Angeles and San Francisco. It represents a major expansion in the U.S. market for Singapore Airlines and a test of whether the carrier can charge the 20 percent price premium that travel industry data shows is typical for ultra-long non-stop services due to their popularity with time-sensitive business travelers.

  • Canada, UK, Singapore Central Banks: CBDCs Would Reduce Risks in Cross-Border Payments
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    Canada, UK, Singapore Central Banks: CBDCs Would Reduce Risks in Cross-Border Payments

    Central bank digital currencies (CDBCs) can help improve counterparty credit risk for cross-border interbank payments and settlements, according to a new in-depth report jointly published by the central banks of Canada, the U.K. A CBDC is a digital currency issued by a central bank whose legal tender status depends on government regulation or law. The “wholesale” variant of CBDC (W-CBDC) limits its use to financial institutions and markets, as opposed to a “retail CBDC” for the general public.

  • Singapore October private home sales down 36 percent
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    Singapore October private home sales down 36 percent

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sales of private homes by developers in Singapore fell 36 percent in October from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday. Data compiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority ...

  • IIT-Kharagpur, NIT Trichy and MIT Pune teams win Singapore-India Hackathon
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    IIT-Kharagpur, NIT Trichy and MIT Pune teams win Singapore-India Hackathon

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday presented awards to six teams — three each from India and Singapore — that won a joint India-Singapore hackathon meant to “harness and showcase the innovation potential of the youth of the two countries”, in Singapore. The winning teams from India were from IIT Kharagpur, NIT Trichy, and MIT College of Engineering Pune. The winners from Singapore were from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). "Happy to have met innovators who won prizes in the first ever Singapore-India Hackathon. They talked about their extensive work. I was impressed by their passion and commitment towards solving problems

  • 'Robocop' on patrol at Singapore summit
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    'Robocop' on patrol at Singapore summit

    Hi-tech Singapore has deployed an autonomous robot with a swivelling camera for a head and flashing lights to patrol a summit venue -- arresting the attention of amused passers-by who stopped to snap selfies.

  • Tiong Bahru Bakery turns into a safari-themed glamping café in Dempsey
    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore

    Tiong Bahru Bakery turns into a safari-themed glamping café in Dempsey

    Get your phones ready for this new Instagram spot in Singapore! Tiong Bahru Bakery’s newest outlet, Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari (TBB Safari), is a safari-themed glamping-esque café in Dempsey. Opening today, 16 November, the TBB Safari shares the compound with the Open Farm Community and even uses ingredients from the farm’s back gardens as part of their new dishes. The chain’s founder, Cynthia Chua, was inspired to model the newest branch based on the glamping experience on her recent trip to the African safari in Botswana. ...

  • Pundi X locates its global headquarters in Singapore
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    Pundi X locates its global headquarters in Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pundi X, a leading developer of blockchain-based technology solutions, today announced Singapore has become its global corporate headquarters. Pundi X, founded in Jakarta, is expanding its international operations to Singapore in recognition of the country's encouraging stance towards blockchain technology and rising demand for its products.

  • PR Newswire

    Element AI Announces Strategic Partnerships with GIC, SGInnovate, and Singapore Management University

    SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Element AI, a global company delivering AI software products that augment decisions to make businesses safer, stronger, and more agile, today announced partnerships with GIC, SGInnovate and Singapore Management University (SMU) at an event attended by the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, accompanied by Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr. Also in attendance to witness the signing and provide remarks was Singapore Minister for Communications and Information H.E. S Iswaran.

  • WATCH: US soldiers singing praises about MRE field rations from Singapore
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    WATCH: US soldiers singing praises about MRE field rations from Singapore

    Delectable. The post WATCH: US soldiers singing praises about MRE field rations from Singapore appeared first on Coconuts.

  • Australia’s acclaimed Nashville-style fried chicken joint Belles Hot Chicken coming to Singapore for 2-day pop-up
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    Australia’s acclaimed Nashville-style fried chicken joint Belles Hot Chicken coming to Singapore for 2-day pop-up

    Fiery Nashville chicken and natural wine. Yes lawd. The post Australia’s acclaimed Nashville-style fried chicken joint Belles Hot Chicken coming to Singapore for 2-day pop-up appeared first on Coconuts.

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Corrections & Amplifications

    Jewel Changi Airport, a development under construction in Singapore, will include a two-story Nike store. A Life & Arts article Thursday about airports incorrectly said a two-story Louis Vuitton store....

  • Reuters

    Tankers storing LNG in Asian waters double as pre-winter demand disappoints

    Now about 15 to 20 LNG tankers holding at least 2 million cubic metres of LNG worth more than $400 million at spot market prices are floating in Asian waters, industry sources said. Globally, the number of such LNG tankers stands at 20 to 30, one of the sources said. This has helped to drive up LNG tanker rates to record highs, the ship broking and trading sources said.

  • PR Newswire

    Singapore - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Singapore has developed the status of a world leader in telecommunications through the building of a high-quality network and an extremely progressive regulatory environment for the local telecommunications sector. The Next Generation Broadband Network (NGNBN) roll out and deployment in Singapore has effectively been completed and there continues rapid take-up of fibre-based services. Singapore has been working to shape itself into what it says will be the world's first 'Smart Nation' where data and analytics play a critical role in its society and economy.