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Singapore: Changi Airport will soon go passport-free

Singapore's Changi Airport will soon go passport-free.


Singapore PM Lee extols merit as Tharman sworn in as new President; calls him ‘eminently qualified’

Speaking at Tharman’s inauguration at The Istana, PM Lee Hsien Loong said that the presidential election showed that race was a “smaller...


Singapore president Tharman takes charge; survey shows young Singaporeans ready for non-Chinese prime minister

Tharman takes office as Singapore president following the farewell for outgoing president Halimah Yacob, hosted by Singapore Prime Minister...


Indian-origin ministers seek to have their case against Lee Hsien Yang heard in Singapore

Both Cabinet ministers sent lawyers’ letters to Yang on July 27, saying that they would sue unless he apologised, withdrew his allegations...


Ravi Menon retiring from Monetary Authority of Singapore after 29 years; Chia Der Jiun to take over as MD

A media release said that as MD, Ravi Menon was the driving force behind MAS’ initiatives to make Singapore’s financial sector more...


Justin Trudeau coming to Singapore before G20 summit in India; PM Lee visits Jakarta for ASEAN meet

Singapore is a very important trade partner in South-East Asia. In 2022, the island nation got USD 28 billion worth of direct investment...


The vote for me and what I stood for is a vote of confidence in Singapore itself, says new president Tharman

Tharman will be sworn in as the ninth President of Singapore — and the third of Indian origin — on September 14, after the term of the...


Singapore National Day 2023: PM Lee’s address promises honesty and integrity in a season of political scandals

On the occasion of Singapore National Day 2023, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has delivered an address to the nation, assuring the country...


Singapore PM Lee addresses Iswaran probe, affair between former MPs in statement to parliament

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered a special statement in Parliament today where the resignation of two former ruling party...


Singapore government in touch with India to discuss ban on rice exports

Singapore is in close contact with Indian authorities to seek exemption from the country's ban on export of non-basmati rice, the Singapore...


Indian-origin Tharman Shanmugaratnam officially launches campaign for Singapore President

Former Indian-origin minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam formally launched his campaign for President of Singapore campaign and pledged to...


Singapore executes first woman convict in nearly two decades after conviction in drug trafficking case

Singapore has hanged Saridewi Djamani after she was convicted of possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking. She is the first woman to...


Singapore PM warns residents against trusting fake articles using his image

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a Facebook post warned citizens to be wary of online scams, fake news or ads featuring his...


China announces restart of visa-free travel policy to Singapore from July 26

China is set to resume 15-day visa-free entry for citizens of Singapore and Brunei from July 26, its embassies in the two countries said,...


From now on, foreigners need government approval to buy 'commercial and residential' land in Singapore

Foreigners in Singapore will need government approval to buy land currently zoned as ‘commercial and residential’ from today onwards.


Indian-origin Singaporean minister Iswaran grilled for over 10 hours by anti-corruption agency

Indian-origin Minister S Iswaran, under fire over a corruption scandal, was questioned for around 10 hours by the authorities, according to...


Three of nine incoming nominated MPs in Singapore are of Indian-origin

Three of nine incoming Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) in Singapore are of Indian-origin. They will be sworn in next month.


Setback for Iswaran, but system will work: Singapore Presidential candidate Shanmugaratnam on CPIB probe

Singapore's Indian-origin transport minister S Iswaran was arrested in connection with a rare top-level corruption probe that has also...


Indian-origin Singapore Presidential candidate Tharman Shanmugaratnam hopes for 'strong Singapore culture'

Speaking at the 5th Singapore Sheng Gong Cultural and Folklore Beliefs Festival, Indian-origin Presidential candidate Tharman Shanmugaratnam...


Singapore Parliament pays tribute to Indian-origin MP Tharman Shanmugaratnam on his last day

Members of Parliament in Singapore paid tribute to senior Indian-origin minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on his last day as an MP for his...


MAS recorded largest net loss of SGD 30.8 billion in 2022-23: Ravi Menon

Indian-origin Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Ravi Menon said the city-state's central bank has recorded its...


Singapore teenagers fight Virtual Taekwondo; Nigel Tan beats Natalie Tor to become Olympic Esports Series winner

In the battle of two 14-year-olds, Nigel Tan of Singapore overcame Natalie Tor of Singapore. It was a hard road to the final for Nigel, who...


Indian-origin woman in Singapore jailed for fatally abusing maid to serve three more years for evidence tampering

A 64-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore, serving a 14-year jail term for fatally abusing her daughter's Myanmarese maid, was today...


EAM Jaishankar's aide Dr Shilpak Ambule is next Indian High Commissioner to Singapore: MEA

Dr Shilpak N Ambule, presently Joint Secretary in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner...


Heartfelt Taman Jurong farewell for Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who now runs for Singapore President’s office

Tharman, as he is called, was given a huge farewell, attended by several thousands, in honour of his great service as MP for Taman Jurong...