Argentina to take on minnows Singapore

Lionel Messi's Argentina will take on football minnows Singapore in a June friendly match in the city-state, organisers said Wednesday. Argentina, ranked second in the world by FIFA, will kick off at the National Stadium against 159th placed Singapore on ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore ties with Germany for 'most powerful' passport: Index

SINGAPORE: Singapore has tied with Germany as the country with the most powerful passport in the world after a change in Ukraine's visa rules, according to a passport index by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. The index previously ranked ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore, Hong Kong reaffirm longstanding friendship

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying reaffirmed the longstanding friendship between Singapore and Hong Kong, said Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a media statement on Tuesday (Apr 18 ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Morning News For April 18

Singapore home sales surged to the highest monthly total for nearly four years in March, a month in which the government rolled back some property curbs in March following a three-year slide in prices. PROCTER & Gamble (P&G) will invest more than US$100 ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore home sales surge to highest in almost four years

SINGAPORE: Singapore home sales surged to the highest monthly total for nearly four years in March, a month in which the government rolled back some property curbs following a three-year slide in prices. Developers sold 1,780 units in March, the most in a ... ( read original story ...)

Mr Othman Wok – 'He made a multiracial Singapore possible'

Mr Othman Wok, a member of independent Singapore's first Cabinet, died yesterday at the age of 92. According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Mr Othman died at the Singapore General Hospital at 12.21pm. He had been ill for some time. He leaves his ... ( read original story ...)

How to see Singapore on a budget

A ride on the MegaZip costs $45 for about 30 seconds of fun, but combine it with the ropes course and it’s $65 for both. For more travel news and inspiration sign up to Escape’s newsletter. The writer was a guest of the Singapore Tourism Board. ( read original story ...)

Second body found in Singapore River in 4 days

A body was found in the Singapore River early yesterday morning, the second such incident in four days. The police were alerted to the discovery near Clarke Quay at 3.41am. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said officers retrieved the body of a woman in ... ( read original story ...)

Canadian men make history, win Singapore rugby sevens

SINGAPORE -- Canada made men's rugby sevens history Sunday, winning a Cup final on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the first time. And the Canadians did it the hard way at the Singapore Sevens, defeating No. 4 New Zealand 26-14 and No. 3 England 17 ... ( read original story ...)

Cornea donations in Singapore at record high

with the Singapore Eye Bank receiving its largest number of donations in its 26-year history. The 236 donations last year broke the previous record of 222 donations set the year before, the eye bank said in a news release on Monday (Apr 17). The ... ( read original story ...)

8 charged under Singapore's human trafficking laws since 2015

SINGAPORE: To combat human trafficking in Singapore, a new law - the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act - came into effect in March 2015. To date, three convictions have resulted from the eight cases prosecuted under the Act. While this number seems low ... ( read original story ...)