Singapore malls fight shift online 

Amid falling rents and rising vacancies, Singaporean malls are trying to attract gyms, more eating options and other attractions to boost footfall.  Meanwhile, it was...

Singapore predicts slower growth

Singapore is forecasting weaker demand from key Asian markets next year, reducing economic growth as the US-China “trade war” starts to take effect. Growth...

China’s Li signs Singapore trade deals 

China and Singapore have agreed to upgrade their bilateral free-trade pact, allowing greater market access for Singaporean employers to the giant northern market. Chinese Premier...

Singapore builds artificial reef 

Singapore has installed the first part of an artificial reef structure on a bare seabed off its Small Sister islands.  There are eight fake reef...

Malaysia bristles at Singapore food bid

Malaysia is angered by Singapore’s application to Unesco to recognise its street-food vendors as part of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”.  It would be Singapore's...

Dyson to build electric cars in Singapore

Dyson, the UK-based company associated with vacuum cleaners, has picked Singapore to build its first electric car. Building work is due to start at...

Singapore signs EU free-trade deal 

The European Union and Singapore have signed free-trade and investment protection deals to boost business ties amid rising disturbances to global trade. Singapore said the deals, which...

Singapore, Indonesia sign trade deals

Singapore and Indonesia have praised their bilateral co-operation during talks between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Joko Widodo, who thanked the city-state...

Singapore firm eyes hydrogen plane by 2025

Singaporean tech firm HES Energy Systems says it plans to fly its Element One, the world’s first hydrogen-electric passenger aeroplane by 2025.  HES, which has...

Singapore fears trade war: Chan

The damage from a prolonged trade war between the US and China would be profound and should have everyone worried, Singapore’s trade minister Chan...

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Singapore mental health woes on rise: study

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the third most common mental health conditions in Singapore, following depression and alcoholism, according to a study of 6,126 Singaporeans...

Malays celebrate Mahathir discrimination U-turn

Around 55,000 Malaysian Muslims protested in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend against an alleged attempt to remove ethnic Malays of their privileges, putting pressure...

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