The fall of Singapore: Shades of grey

Amid the solemn commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore to the Japanese during World War II and the controversy over the naming of the Syonan Gallery last week, another anniversary passed unmarked. On Feb 17, 1942, two days after ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore firms need to re-engage with their Asean roots

A deeper understanding of Asean is sorely needed if Singapore companies want to take full advantage of emerging opportunities in the region. This means building networks, remaining open to talent, and developing expertise to become a springboard into the ... ( read original story ...)

Logic seen in Singapore fighter pilot base in NZ

A proposal for Singapore to use the Ohakea airbase near Palmerston North as a training facility for its jet pilots is being seen as a logical next step in defence relations between the two countries. The government has confirmed a feasibility study is ... ( read original story ...)

NZ could host Singapore's fighter jets at Ohakea

Singapore is eying Ohakea air base in Manawatu as a potential base for one of its own Air Force squadrons of F15 fighter jets. Up to 500 people would be stationed in or near the base in the region. Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed that the ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore rattles sharing economy change

SINGAPORE: Singapore, a keen early adopter of the sharing economy, has fired a warning shot across the bow of Airbnb and Uber with tighter rules that could shake up their business models and growth ambitions in Asia. The rules, some say, are a sign that ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore's manufacturing output up 2.2% in January

SINGAPORE: Singapore's manufacturing output in January rose 2.2 per cent from a year ago, on the back of strong growth in the precision engineering and electronics clusters. Excluding the more volatile biomedical manufacturing, output grew 7 per cent ... ( read original story ...)