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Singapore to pay citizens for keeping healthy with Apple Watch

Apple Inc. and the government of Singapore have partnered on a two-year health initiative dubbed LumiHealth, which is built around tracking and rewarding user behavior through the Apple Watch gadget and an iPhone app.

Singapore’s poorest stay in lockdown while others move freely

With restaurants and malls bustling, pre-pandemic life is slowly returning for people in Singapore—except for the more than 300,000 migrant workers who make up much of the city’s low-wage workforce.

Singapore airport chairman faces backlash over maid theft case

The chairman of Singapore’s award-winning Changi Airport, Liew Mun Leong, is facing growing criticism on social media after a court overturned a conviction against...

Singapore tells firms to hire more locals to earn incentives

Singapore said it will support companies that hire new local workers in the next six months under a program that’s aimed at boosting the domestic workforce during the pandemic.

Singapore expat jobs under threat in recession, local hire push

Singapore has long been the city of choice for Western expats wanting an easy entree into Asia. Clean, efficient, with low tax rates, it’s often seen as rivaling Hong Kong, especially with that city hit by street protests and unrest over China’s new national security law.

Singapore facing biggest recession in its history

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s record recession was deeper than first thought in the second quarter, data showed on Tuesday, signaling a lengthy path to recovery as the coronavirus pandemic dealt a major blow to Asia’s trade-reliant economies.

Singapore to require all incoming travelers to wear electronic tags to...

SINGAPORE — Singapore will make some incoming travellers wear an electronic monitoring device to ensure that they comply with coronavirus quarantines as the city-state gradually reopens its borders, authorities said on Monday.

Singapore property tycoon to open 1,000 cloud kitchens across Asia

OF ALL the ways our lives have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, few are as obvious as how, and where, we eat.

Singapore grapples with deadly dengue

SINGAPORE is on track to record its worst dengue outbreak in history, with new weekly cases that have surpassed Covid-19 cases in the city-state.

Singapore in survival mode looks to reinvent itself — yet again

The pandemic is proving the ultimate test for Singapore, the tiny city-state that has a reputation of reinventing itself during times of crises.

Singapore finds staycations can’t fill $20-B tourism hole

IN INDONESIA, locals can soon fly from Jakarta to the beaches of Bali for a domestic vacation. Tokyo residents can escape the pandemic stress with a hike up Mount Fuji, and New Yorkers can head to the Hamptons on Long Island.

Singapore plans more than $14 billion to super-charge innovation

Singapore is positioning itself for a post-COVID world with massive investment in innovation, over and above the immediate support it’s giving to help the economy rebound from possibly its worst downturn on record.

Singapore shares Covid-19 contact tracing technology with global developer community

Singapore is making its Covid-19 contact tracing technology freely available to developers worldwide.

Singapore dollar vulnerable to 2017 low on surprise easing risk

SINGAPORE’S CURRENCY may tumble to the lowest level since 2017 if the central bank responds as strongly to the spread of the coronavirus as it did to the SARS epidemic two decades ago.

Asian airlines face growth warning as virus curtails Singapore Airshow

SINGAPORE — Asian airlines face “drastic” cuts in their planned growth because of the coronavirus crisis, an industry group warned, adding gloom to an already depleted Singapore Airshow as more companies scaled back plans on Monday.

Singapore digital banking race heats up with 21 license bidders

SINGAPORE — Singapore has drawn huge interest from technology firms looking to shake up the city-state’s banking landscape, attracting 21 applications for five digital bank licenses on offer.

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2019 set on Oct. 22 to 24 in...

SingEx Exhibitions and international partner Deutsche Messe present the second edition of Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC (ITAP), a HANNOVER MESSE event, on Oct. 22 to...

Singapore president is 1st foreign head of state to visit Eagle...

SINGAPORE PRESIDENT Halimah Yacob will visit the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) today, the first foreign head of state to do so.

Philippines, Singapore sign cooperation deals

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte and Singaporean President Halimah Yacob on Monday witnessed the signing of eight agreements between the two countries on infrastructure development and water resource management.

A top-class patient care experience

Filipina patient shares heart operation experience at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital It was a common scenario for Vanessa Ocampo, a Filipina training consultant by...

IFC, Singapore back PPP projects to support UHC

THE International Finance Corp. (IFC) and two arms of the Singapore government said they are backing projects to help ensure the efficient rollout of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law via the design of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

Playdate added to U2 concert stop in Singapore

LEGENDARY rock band U2, known for such hits as “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “With or Without You,” is coming to Asia for the 30th anniversary of its album, The Joshua Tree.

Singapore may allow virtual banks

SINGAPORE could follow Hong Kong in handing out virtual banking licenses, according to the head of the largest local lender, in a move that would create another source of competition for the city state’s established banks.

Singapore creates its own gin

AS a former part of the British Empire, it’s not surprising to find influences of Britannia in Singapore. One such example is gin, Britain’s favored libation from the 17th century onwards, finding a home in Singapore’s favorite cocktail, the Singapore Sling (made with a base of gin, coupled with cherry liqueur and pineapple juice, among others).

Lion City taps into the nightlife

HOME to five of the World’s 50 Best Bars and 15 of Asia’s Best Bars in 2018, and with a vibrant calendar of top music acts and festivals, it’s no surprise that the Lion City has gained recognition as one of the region’s entertainment hubs.

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...