The Prime Minister of Singapore is leaving power after two decades

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (72) is finally resigning after two decades in power. He is resigning on May 15. On Monday, Tsien said he would hand over the premiership to his deputy, Lawrence Wong, after resigning. Through this, a new era is going to begin under the leadership of the Southeast Asian island […]

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Singapore High Court grants injunction against PM Lee’s brother

Singapore’s High Court granted injunctions against the estranged brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, preventing him from making defamatory statements against two of the country’s ministers. The injunctions announced Monday were sought by Law Minister K. Shanmugam and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. The officials had previously demanded Lee Hsien Yang withdraw allegations made in […]

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Singapore Art Week, Art SG return in 2024 with spotlights on pioneer and mid-career S’pore artists

SINGAPORE – Step into the studios of pioneering artists, discover new work by Singapore’s celebrated mid-career artists, and take home DNA-encoded vials of ink from a gachapon machine. From Jan 19 to 28, art lovers can do all these and more when Singapore Art Week (SAW) returns with more than 130 events across the island. […]

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Saudi Arabia sets up business councils with Slovenia, Singapore

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has boosted business ties with Slovenia and Singapore as the Kingdom looks to develop trade links amid its economic diversification initiative Vision 2030. The Kingdom’s Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Al-Ibrahim oversaw the signing of a memorandum of understanding to establish a dedicated business council with Slovenia during a trip to […]

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Singapore core inflation drops for 4th straight month but analysts see strong price pressures ahead

By Claire Huang SINGAPORE – Consumer prices in Singapore rose at a slower pace for a fourth straight month in August, but economists believe the trend could falter if oil prices stay elevated and disruptive weather patterns lead to higher food prices. The analysts also expect policymakers to stay vigilant, but do not see a […]

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Assets seized in Singapore’s money laundering case swell to S$2.4 billion

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The total value of assets seized in Singapore’s biggest money laundering case has swelled to S$2.4 billion ($1.76 billion), police said on Wednesday. The assets now include cash amounting to more than S$76 million, 68 gold bars, cryptocurrencies of more than S$38 million, more than 110 properties and 62 vehicles […]

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Changi Airport will offer passport-free departure clearance from 2024

Singapore : From the first half of 2024, Changi Airport will introduce automated immigration checkpoint clearance for departing travellers from Singapore, utilising biometric data and eliminating the need for passports. The first phase of initiative will eliminate the need for multiple passport and boarding pass checks throughout the boarding process. Instead, QR code scanning will be […]

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