May 18, 2015

Singapore calls on Iran to investigate tanker shooting incident

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said Monday that it has requested the Iranian maritime authorities to investigate an incident last week when Iranian vessels fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf. Alpine Eternity, the vessel that came under ...

May 13, 2015

Japan restaurant fund mulling Singapore's first Asahi bar


Seiki Takahashi, who has opened and managed more than 50 restaurants around the world, is seeking to raise $10 million from high-net-worth individuals to invest in Japanese eateries expanding abroad. Takahashi said that he plans to raise the funds from domestic and overseas investors ...

May 5, 2015

Shutdown of website deemed 'anti-foreigner' riles Singapore bloggers

A group of bloggers on Monday urged Singapore’s media regulator to rescind an order to shut down a website accused of fanning anti-foreigner sentiment, calling it a “brutal attempt at censorship.” The Media Development Authority (MDA) on Sunday ordered Singaporean Yang Kaiheng, 26, and ...

Apr 14, 2015

Singapore high school math problem stumps the Internet

A math problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore’s elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it. The question, involving a girl asking two boys to guess ...

Mar 31, 2015

'A giant of history' leaves the stage

The late Lee Kuan Yew used to insist that he had to maintain a tight political grip on Singapore. Today, however, there are rising doubts about the durability of the system he has bequeathed to his son.

Mar 31, 2015

Singapore's iron patriarch


Lee Kuan Yew cut his teeth on politics, but his ruthlessness in ensuring the dominance of his People's Action Party removed political contenders who might one day take over. It's the age-old problem when a great philosopher-king departs.