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Car costs make Singapore world’s priciest city. Again.

Singapore, March 15, 2018 (AFP) -The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world’s most expensive place to live, for the fifth year in a row, a survey said Thursday. The Asian financial hub — where owning a no-frills sedan can set …

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Singapore preps for militant attack – ‘Nation a prized target’

SINGAPORE, Feb 4, (RTRS): Armed officers patrol a train station where television screens and giant posters warn of the threat from militants. Nearby, fake gunmen storm a shopping mall in one of many recent terror attack simulations. But this is not some war-ravaged country. It is one of the safest …

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Minority languages on the ‘rise’ in Singapore – Teng bong!

SINGAPORE, Dec 10, (AFP): Kevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of life after a decades-long drive to encourage the use of English and Mandarin. “Teng bong, ozi nus prendeh sorti-sorti di tempu,” the linguist told his …

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S’pore granny shreds stereotypes – Guitar-slinging 81-yr-old becomes sought-after performer

SINGAPORE, Aug 8, (Agencies): An 81-year-old guitar-slinging Singaporean granny has shredded stereotypes to pursue her love of rock music, becoming a sought-after performer and unlikely internet sensation. Mary Ho’s late-flourishing career will reach its zenith Wednesday when she performs in front of a huge crowd at Singapore’s National Day Parade, …

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Singapore now to try out self-driving buses

SINGAPORE, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Singapore signed an agreement on Wednesday to start testing self-driving buses, as the city-state pushes ahead with its vision of using autonomous technology to help deal with the challenges posed by its limited land and labour. Countries around the world are encouraging the development of …

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Singapore reports first case of Zika

SINGAPORE, May 15, (AFP): Singapore said Friday it had detected the first case of Zika in someone who had travelled to Brazil, the epicentre of the outbreak. The Ministry of Health said the 48-year-old male foreigner, who is a Singapore permanent resident, had visited Sao Paolo from March 27 to …

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Couple convicted for ‘starving’ their maid

SINGAPORE, March 23, (AFP): A Singaporean couple were convicted on Wednesday of violating employment laws for starving their Philippine maid until her weight dropped to 29 kilograms (64 pounds). Trader Lim Choon Hong and his wife, Chong Sui Foon, both 47, admitted failing to provide enough food for a foreign …

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‘Muted’ aircraft orders as Singapore Airshow wraps up –

SINGAPORE, Feb 19, (AFP): The value of deals at Asia’s biggest airshow fell sharply as mammoth plane orders of the past thinned due to airline overcapacity and a global economic slowdown, organisers and analysts said Friday. Despite growth in Asia’s passenger air traffic, seats remain in surplus with regional carriers …

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Singapore GDP growth drops to 2.1 percent in 2015 – Higher borrowing costs likely to further weaken housing market and dampen construction activity

SINGAPORE, Jan 4, (AFP): Singapore’s trade-dependent economy grew by an estimated 2.1 percent in 2015, its worst performance since the 2009 recession, as global demand for Asian exports slumped, official data showed Monday. The gross domestic product expansion figure, down from 2.9 percent in 2014, was based on advance estimates …

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Singapore holds 2 for trying to join IS

SINGAPORE, Sept 30, (Agencies): Singapore’s government said Wednesday that it has been holding two of its citizens since August for attempting to make their way to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Muhammad Shamin Mohamed Sidek, 29, and Muhammad Harith Jailani, 18, were detained without trial under the country’s …

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