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Singapore’s economic losses due to heat stress could nearly double to over $1.5 billion in 2035

People sitting by a pier during sunset in Singapore. Roslan Rahman | Afp | Getty Images Singapore’s economic losses due to heat stress could nearly double to $1.64 billion in 2035 from pre-pandemic 2018 due to a decline in labor productivity, a recent study by the National University of Singapore showed. Back in 2018, heat […]

‘Insane’: Xi’s call for ethnic Chinese to tell Beijing’s story stirs anger

In late February, 59-year-old Phillip Chan Man Ping became the first person in Singapore to be officially designated a “politically significant person”. The city-state’s authorities had already announced that Chan had “shown susceptibility to being influenced by foreign actors, and willingness to advance their interests” and that Chan’s activities “were directed towards a political end […]

Ray Dalio says Taylor Swift should be president, posts Eras Tour selfie

Combination showing Taylor Swift (L) and Ray Dalio. Getty Images (L) | CNBC (R) Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio attended a Taylor Swift Eras Tour concert in Singapore, and posted a selfie from the packed venue along with a caption explaining why he thought the megastar should be the next president of the United States. […]

Chinese tourists are fueling a recovery in Asia-Pacific’s travel industry — flight bookings set to climb to pre-pandemic levels

Outbound passengers queue up to check in at Yantai Penglai International Airport on February 9, 2023 in Yantai, Shandong Province of China.  Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images Asia-Pacific’s travel sector is seeing strong growth, with demand for flights set to match pre-pandemic levels this year — thanks to Chinese tourists. The region’s […]

Singapore outbound flights to cost more from 2026 over green fuel requirements

Travellers look at the flight departure schedule on the screen at Singapore Changi airport on December 7, 2022.  Roslan Rahman | Afp | Getty Images Flights departing from Singapore will cost more from 2026 as the country pushes ahead with its aviation industry decarbonization goals. All outbound planes will use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from […]

Singapore to require gradual use of low-carbon jet fuel from 2026 – Times of India

SINGAPORE: Aviation hub Singapore will require airlines departing from the city-state to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from 2026 as part of industry plans to cut carbon emissions, the transport minister said Monday.But as the environmentally friendly fuel is three to five times more expensive than conventional jet fuel, authorities will introduce a levy on […]

The Eastern & Oriental luxury train restarted this week — here’s what a trip costs

After nearly four years, the Eastern & Oriental Express is back on the rails.     The train, which is operated by the luxury travel company Belmond, this week welcomed its first set of passengers since it stopped running as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.    The luxury train has been operating in Southeast Asia […]

Singapore only Asian nation named in 2023's top 10 least corrupt countries – SUCH TV

Singapore remains the fifth least corrupt country globally, according to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, while Denmark ranked first in the list, the South China Morning Post reported Singapore remains the only Asian nation in the top 10 list since the index was first published in 1995. Previously, in 2018 and 2020 the country […]

‘Who should I hire? Will I get rich?’ Fortune telling is a booming business in Singapore

A fortune teller predicting the future to a passer-by. Luis Acosta | Afp | Getty Images SINGAPORE — When it comes to looking for perfect hires, it’s not just work experience and resumes that are scrutinized. For some employers in Singapore, the day and time the candidates were born are just as important. To determine […]

India importing Russian oil is a ‘win-win’ for the world economy, says India’s No. 1 oil company

Oil storage tanks in Tuapse, Russia, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. India’s imports of Russian crude is a win-win situation for the world’s economy, said Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — India’s imports of Russian crude is a win-win situation for the world economy, according to India’s No. […]

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