How to stay cool as planet warms? Singapore may have a solution

Asia Pacific Jun 9, 2020

How to stay cool as planet warms? Singapore may have a solution

In Singapore, close to the Equator, temperatures regularly rise above 32 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) — but inside the soaring glass greenhouses of Gardens by the Bay, the country’s award-winning botanical park, it’s a pleasant 24 degrees. The daffodils and tulips of the flower dome, ...

China to allow charter flights from eight countries but not from U.S.

Business May 28, 2020

China to allow charter flights from eight countries but not from U.S.

China plans to allow chartered flights from eight countries as it loosens restrictions on inbound travel imposed for the coronavirus pandemic, though the U.S. won’t be included amid growing tensions between the two nations, people familiar with the matter said. Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Germany, ...

Singapore expats ask for rent cuts as employers tighten belts

Business May 8, 2020

Singapore expats ask for rent cuts as employers tighten belts

Singapore expats are often envied for their generous pay packets but facing the prospect of salary cuts as the coronavirus batters businesses, some are tightening their belts and asking for lower rent. Clarence Foo, a real estate agent at APAC Realty Ltd. unit ERA, has ...