Daily Archives: 2016-07-14

Singapore gets its first edition of the Singapore Michelin Guide
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Bib Gourmand awards for the 2016 Michelin Guide Singapore has just been announced. This makes Singapore the first Southeast Asian country to be featured in a Michelin Guide. A total of 34 eateries made it to the list, 17 of them can be Read More

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Body of missing boatman in Marina Bay Boat Fire found
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The boatman, who went missing on Tuesday evening after his bumboat caught fire, was finally found. The Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) retrieved his body from the Singapore River on late Wednesday (July 13), with the help of PUB’s officers. The man was Read More

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FactWire regrets false statement by Singapore’s Tranport Minister
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Hong Kong based news agency, FactWire has said in a public statement that it regrets the false statement by Transport Minister, Khaw Boon Wan about Singapore being used as a “convenient bullet” in a “crossfire” between factions in Hong Kong and that it serves the Read More

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Haze of 2015: What is the Singapore government’s agenda?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

As satellites picked up just a third of the number of fires detected this year compared to the same period last year, there is hope that the region might avert a repeat of the catastrophic haze episode of 2015. At the height of Read More

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Taiwan rejects ruling on South China Sea with Taiping Island defined as ‘rocks’
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Immediately after the Permanent Court of Arbitration had ruled that China has no basis legal on South China Sea, Taiwan said it does not accept a tribunal’s ruling on the South China Sea. The Taiwanese-held island Itu Aba, also known as Taiping Island, Read More

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Singapore Airline clinched the third best airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, the Skytrax World Airline Awards was held at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England, on July 12. This prestigious award enthroned Singapore Airline (SIA) as the third best airline in the world and Read More

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Dismal China trade balance shadows Asia markets
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets China’s June export and imports both fell more than expected, putting pressure on commodities and equity markets after a four-day rally. Exports in June dropped 4.8% whereas imports shrank by 8.4%, showing that global demand is still soft Read More

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Japanese Emperor Akihito plans on abdicating in a few years
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Current Japanese Emperor Akihito, 82 years old, plans on abdicating in a few years – something that hasn’t occurred in the last 200 years. According to the Imperial Household Agency, as cited by NHK, the Emperor believes that his old age prevents him Read More

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MPs express concerns over possible hike in lift maintenance cost after new regulation kicks in
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Members of Parliament have expressed their concerns on possible rise in lift maintenance expenses in relation to the announcement by Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to step up requirements for lift maintenance in light of numerous of accidents that had happened in Singapore’s housing buildings. The BCA Read More

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MFA: Sovereignty claims in South China Sea should be settled by parties concerned
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterates Singapore’s position that sovereignty claims in South China Sea should be settled by parties concerned, accordance with international law and refrain from provocative behaviour that will raise tensions. This was said by Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan Read More

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