Singapore is world’s second largest shark-fin trader: TRAFFIC

In 2012-2013, Singapore exported $40 million worth of shark fins, closely following Hong Kong’s $45 million, and imported $51.4 million worth of fins, following Hong Kong's $170 million. More than 72 percent of Singapore's shark fin exports went to Hong ... ( read original story ...)

Muslims in Singapore mark start of Ramadan on May 27

SINGAPORE: Muslims in Singapore will usher in the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday (May 27), kicking off a month of fasting. The holy month begins with the sighting of the new moon based on the Islamic lunar calendar, after which the religious authorities ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore now world’s second-largest shark fin trader

Despite various moves here in recent years, such as hotels removing shark’s fin from their restaurant menus, for example, Singapore has moved up the ranks to become the world’s second-biggest trader of the product, a report has found. Traffic ... ( read original story ...)

The best boutique hotels in Singapore

An insider's guide to the top boutique hotels in Singapore, including the best for designer interiors, historic and contemporary décor, luxurious rooms, rooftop pools, gourmet dining, Marina Bay views and swimming pools, near the Singapore River, Downtown ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Morning News For May 25

Singapore’s government gave an upbeat outlook on the economy, saying it will probably expand more than 2 percent this year as exports continue to strengthen. Auto giant General Motors (GM) has reported that it will be slashing headcount in its Singapore ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Morning News For May 24

Minister of Communications and Information, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim (above) outlined four four frontier technology focus areas for the development of Singapore’s digital economy in his speech at the the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX) opening ceremony. ( read original story ...)

Internet speeds in Singapore among world’s fastest: Report

SINGAPORE: Singapore has some of the fastest Internet speeds in the world, both on mobile and broadband, according to a Speedtest market report released on Wednesday (May 24). Singapore logged an average fixed broadband download speed of 180.61 Mbps and ... ( read original story ...)