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Singapore bid for UN street food honor sparks culinary clash

SINGAPORE’S BID to get UN recognition for its street food has sparked a cross-border culinary clash, with angry chefs in neighboring Malaysia pouring cold water on the idea.

Emerging-market wobbles to test if Asia really is safer

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE — While Asia proved to be relatively stable through the Turkey-led emerging market sell-off this month, the region has its own vulnerabilities with the junk-bond market shaping up as a key area to watch.

Indonesia’s push to nationalize energy assets could chill foreign investment

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA — Indonesia is pushing to nationalize more of its oil and gas assets as it tries to reduce imports and boost government revenue amid emerging market turbulence that has staggered Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

Crazy Rich Asians author wanted in Singapore

SINGAPORE — The author of Crazy Rich Asians, which has been adapted into a hit Hollywood movie, is wanted in his native Singapore for allegedly dodging mandatory national service, authorities said Wednesday.

Art Basel owner chases Asia’s rich with new Singapore fair

MCH Group AG, the owner of Art Basel, is launching a new art fair in Singapore starting next year to take advantage of the growing wealth in Asia, which is minting millionaires faster than any other region in the world.

Signature Art Prize gives voice to minorities

By Sam L. Marcelo, Associate Editor, High Life Verdant in color and languid in pace, Phan Thao Nguyen’s Tropical Siesta was named the Grand Prize...

Art talk

By Sam L. Marcelo, Associate Editor, High Life MEANDERING AND THOUGHTFUL, the jurors’ panel at the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize covered a wide...

Singapore says home prices rise strong for 2nd straight quarter

SINGAPORE private home prices posted a second straight quarter of strong gains as the property market extended its recovery from a four-year slump.

Singapore pledges to cut cash, go digital

SINGAPORE is accelerating the shift toward digital payments by pledging to eliminate check usage by 2025 and slash cash withdrawals from automated telling machines.

Singapore seeks clarification from Malaysia on high-speed rail link

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has requested clarification regarding Malaysia's position on a high-speed rail link between the two countries, a minister in the wealthy city-state...

Singapore warns eight crypto exchanges as scrutiny increases

Singapore warned eight cryptocurrency exchanges about their activities in the city-state as regulators around the world step up scrutiny of digital-asset trading. The platforms, which...

Singapore bourse sued by India exchange in dispute over futures

The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. sued Singapore Exchange Ltd. in a Mumbai court, escalating a dispute that threatens to leave international investors...

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur is world’s busiest international air route

Singapore -- The trip between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is the world's busiest international air route, with more than 30,500 flights...

Vietnam willing to export ‘cheap, good quality’ rice to the Philippines

Vietnam expressed willingness to export “cheap and good quality” rice to the Philippines, a Palace official said on Friday during a briefing in Singapore. President...

Duterte to ‘revisit’ UN West Philippine Sea ruling ‘at the right...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed that he will revisit “at the right time” a United Nations ruling that upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over...

Duterte to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam on the sidelines of the 32nd Association...

Duterte to meet with leaders from Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam during ASEAN...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to have bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam on the sidelines of the 32nd Association...

Singapore still world’s costliest city; Paris, Zurich second

Singapore is the world’s most expensive city for the fifth straight year in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Worldwide Cost of Living report, with...

Melissa la O’ debuts at Singapore’s Art Stage 2018

AFTER successful shows in Tokyo, Munich, and Taipei in 2017, international Filipino artist Melissa la O’ (melissalaostudio.com) will mount her first solo exhibition, Eden,...

‘Rampant’ Singapore piracy prompts Hollywood lobby for crackdown

SINGAPORE, which prides itself on being a haven for law and order, is being called a haven for pirating copyrighted programming by entertainment titans...

Philippines, Singapore team up for aircraft surveillance technology in Palawan

THE Philippines and Singapore will be unveiling new surveillance technology in Palawan to monitor flights and improve air traffic management. In a statement released on...

Fund managers far less giddy about SE Asia

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia is on track to receive less than half the private capital it lured from fund managers in 2016. Investment across the...

Singapore says it won’t regulate cryptocurrency

SINGAPORE doesn’t plan to regulate cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, but will remain alert to money laundering and other potential risks stemming from their use,...

Singapore, Thailand weigh alliance in national digital payment systems

SINGAPORE and Thailand are in discussions about connecting their national digital payment systems to forge an unprecedented regional alliance, as officials step up efforts...

Singapore launches its new branding

AFTER SEVEN YEARS, Singapore is retiring its tourism branding — Your Singapore — and replacing it with something that “is a reflection of who...

The best gin joint in the world

IF YOU are like me, one of those newcomer gin lovers, then the six-month-old Atlas Bar in not so far away Singapore is a...

Cebu Pacific to use new Changi terminal in November

CEBU PACIFIC said its first flight to the new Changi terminal in Singapore is scheduled November 2. In a Friday statement, the budget carrier said...

Forget casinos, Singapore’s Indian tourists are cruising

SINGAPORE -- When Indian architect Rahul Maini and his parents embarked on their first trip abroad in May, Singapore was their destination of choice. But...

Singapore state investor turns cautious

SINGAPORE -- Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd, among the world’s biggest investors, said it was turning cautious and expected returns to slow...

Singapore home prices extend decline on curbs

SINGAPORE -- Singapore home prices fell in the quarter ended June, extending the drop in property values to a record 15th quarter as most...

Deals at the 2017 Great Singapore Sale

THE Great Singapore Sale (GSS) -- one of Asia’s biggest shopping extravaganzas -- is ongoing until Aug. 13. Presented by the Singapore Retailers Association...

Singapore sees tourism slowing after record arrivals in 2016

SINGAPORE forecasts slower growth in tourist arrivals this year, citing global economic and political uncertainties and stiffer competition from neighbors in the region. Visitors may...

Singapore is ‘organized as hell,’ but the Philippines is where the...

By Sam L. Marcelo The pumpkins, polka dots, and anodyne abstraction displayed at Art Stage Singapore failed to inspire the frenzied consumerism associated with art...

Still on in Singapore

ALTHOUGH Singapore Art Week is over, there’s still lots to see if you want to get your fix. Here are two — or is...

Why QC wants to be like SG

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman WHILE QUEZON CITY lacks the natural resources for sightseeing or trekking, it does offers eight man-made activities for city...

If the Philippines aims to unlock the economic value of women,...

THE WORLD would be richer by $28 trillion in 2025, according to a McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, if women took part in the...

Store offers travel needs

BOARDING GATE, a Singapore-based concept store meant to consolidate everyone’s travel needs under one roof and features luggage that is “born damaged” and other...

Skip Room Service: Singapore wants business trippers to have fun

THE lone business traveler has a typically sad routine: finish with meetings, head back to the hotel, fire up the laptop, and work while...

Sundown Singapore

AMONG the ranks of Asia’s powerhouse players, Singapore is often depicted as the squeaky clean poster girl for gleaming glass modernity, priggish protocol and...