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  1. News - China

    Chinese workers stage new protest in Singapore

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 05:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore on Thursday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese ... after hours of negotiations with rescuers, an AFP photographer said. The crane protest came 10 days after a work stoppage by Chinese bus drivers erupted at a transport firm – Singapore’s first ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Order and chaos, the calm art of Heman Chong does not reflect the disorder in his life

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mary Agnew

    ... insight and jovial self-deprecation that is as disconcerting as it is charming. Primarily a conceptual artist based in Singapore, he is also a curator and author who has received acclaim ... native Singapore because his heavily pregnant mother travelled there to visit his father and went into premature labour. Singapore's strict immigration laws meant that even though his ...

  3. News - China - SINGAPORE

    China 'highly concerned' as four bus drivers face court in Singapore

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Beijing says it hopes all sides will respond to the workers' 'reasonable requests for equal pay' China 'highly concerned' as four bus ... "The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese embassy in Singapore are highly concerned about the case," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in Beijing yesterday. Officials had been ...

  4. News - China

    China expresses concern as Singapore charges drivers for strike

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 11:24am by Bloomberg in New York and Singapore

    ... Bloomberg in New York and Singapore China said on Friday it was “very concerned” about the arrest of four of its citizens by Singapore authorities for their role in a labour protest, ... bus services. “The embassy is very concerned about this,” the Chinese consulate said in a statement on its website, referring to the arrests. The embassy in Singapore is seeking to visit ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - GREAT STRIDES

    Lush hour

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by TROY DE HAAS

    ... Troy de Haas healthpost@scmp.com Lush hour The moment you step off the plane in Singapore, it's not hard to see why it is known as the "garden city", with its lush tropical ... on your mobile phone while driving can cost you three nights in jail and five lashes of the cane. Singapore enjoys a consistent summer of about 30 to 32 degrees Celsius almost all year round. ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... removed from the tackiness of modern Macau.   Singapore swings The annual New Year's Eve Siloso Beach Party offers about as much fun as young people can have in Singapore without breaking ... accommodation, flights with Singapore Airlines and entry to the beach party from HK$3,999. About a dozen city hotels are available for up to HK$5,399 or you can stay closer to the action on Sentosa (and ...

  7. Little 'Lion' roars

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Christy Li Singapore is one of the most enjoyable cities to visit in Southeast Asia. Where else can you dip into the cultures of China, India and Malaysia in one day? The tiny ... million were born locally. Most are of Chinese, Malay or Indian descent. Singapore has four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Most people in Singapore can speak Cantonese ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Singapore economy shrinks, dodges recession

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:56am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore’s economy shrank by 1.5 per cent in the third quarter but avoided a technical recession after growth in the previous three months was adjusted ... instead of 0.9 per cent as earlier estimated. Two successive quarters of negative growth are regarded as a technical recession. Singapore is seen as a bellwether for Asia’s leading economies ...

  9. Business - Money - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's mega churches offer salvation at a price

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Sharon Chen Pay now, saved later At "Miracle Seed Sunday" in Singapore's New Creation Church last month, the pastor's sermon was preceded by PowerPoint and video ... of so-called mega churches helps make Christians the fastest-growing religious group in Singapore, their fund raising allows groups such as New Creation and City Harvest Church to invest in some ...

  10. Business - Money - SOCIETY SINGAPORE

    Singapore may raise taxes for ageing nation

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Shamim Adam Lee links baby-making to prosperity Singapore would need to raise taxes in the next two decades as the government boosts social spending to support an ageing population, Prime ... for the elderly. He urged citizens to build a more compassionate society, reject anti-foreigner sentiment and have more babies. The government has sought to address public concern that Singapore ...




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