• Why is Singapore a model nation?

    Within 50 years since its independence, Singapore set a bar which many countries cannot achieve in a hundred years. Inheriting a tiny piece of land and a poor community of inhabitants, the leadership under Lee Kuan Yew, understood that the nation would need to make the best use of its geographic advantage.

  • Singaporean uncle's kind act in train goes viral

    We often see foreign labourers giving up their seats on public transport to Singaporeans. Some of us might mumble a "thank you" and gratefully slip into the seat while others might reject their offer and look away. Rimy Lau, 68, did a little more in an act that has been roundly praised online.

  • China cuts rates to boost economy

    China has cut its main interest rate to boost growth in its economy.

  • Global stocks plummet on fears over world economy

    China's economic woes trigger European and Wall Street equity sell-offs and stir up fears for global growth.

  • Singapore flats get giant art on their facades

    Painting on canvas is all in a day's work for an artist, but creating and assembling dozens of panels into a massive work of art of up to 900 sq m is no mean feat.

  • Singapore at 50: From Third World to First

    Singapore is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence on August 9. Once known as a backward fishing village, Singapore now has one of the highest per capita GDP (about US$56,000) in the world.

  • In Pictures: View from above Singapore

    As Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary next month, photographers take to the skies to document an island that has transformed from a fishing village into a glitzy city.

  • Fakhrul going abroad tonight ‘for treatment’

    Kept behind bars for a long time, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir flies “for better treatment in Singapore.”

  • SC stays HC order on taking back imported wheat

    The Supreme Court stays the High Court verdict that directed the government to take back the wheat imported from Brazil from a department or organisation if they want to return the grain.

  • Bangladesh football

    Bangladesh held by Afghans

    Bangladesh wraps up their warm-up campaign for the Joint Qualifiers of the World Cup and the Asian Cup with a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan.

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