Sunday, August 1, 2021

Singapore

M’sia, S’pore seal pact

JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysia and Singapore today agreed to proceed with the Rapid Transit System (RTS), with leaders of the two countries meeting at the midpoint of the Johor Causeway as a sign of the agreement. Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri...

Singapore confirms 278 new cases

SINGAPORE: Singapore has preliminarily confirmed 278 new cases of Covid-19 infection in the republic yesterday, thus taking the total infection tally to 51,809 cases. In brief noon data released here, its Ministry of Health (MOH) said the vast majority of...

PAP expected to keep power, taking 83 of total 93 seats

SINGAPORE: Early indications are that the People's Action Party (PAP) is en route to retaining power by winning 83 of the 93 parliamentary seats up for grabs in Friday's Singapore general election. The Workers' Party (WP) is expected to win...

Chinese pioneers of Sarawak

After 1832, Singapore became the capital of the British Straits Settlements and this triggered a mass exodus of Chinese “Sinkeh” from mainland China to seek their fortunes in the Far East. A handful decided to sail across the South...

Standardised packaging mandatory for all tobacco products in Singapore from tomorrow

SINGAPORE: All tobacco products imported into, distributed, sold, offered for sale or possessed for sale in Singapore must comply with the standardised packaging regulations from Wednesday (July 1). The tobacco products include cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, beedies, ang hoon and other...

State food firms synergising trade with Singapore

KUCHING: Sarawakian food production companies are keen to link up with Singaporean investors or partners, as seen during the ‘Sarawak Business Matching on Food Sourcing’ webinar jointly organised by Singapore Business Federation and Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore...

‘Sayur midin’ geopolitics

KUCHING: Sarawak and Singapore can achieve their respective food-related goals by pooling their resources in joint ventures, said Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (Statos) chief executive officer, Chew Chang Guan. He pointed out that Sarawak was developing into a...

Singapore reports 191 new cases, seven in community

By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE: Singapore, which is on the sixth day of its phase two of reopening, today confirmed 191 new cases of Covid-19 infection, with seven cases in the community. This brings the island state’s infection tally to 42,623 cases. In...

Singapore goes to the polls

SINGAPORE: Singapore today dissolved Parliament for a general election on July 10, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong saying the country can a hold “a proper and safe election” as the Covid-19 situation is “relatively stable”. Nomination has been set...

Singapore’s tally surpasses 39,000-mark, 422 new cases

SINGAPORE: Singapore preliminarily confirmed an additional 422 cases of Covid-19 infection with the vast majority being the foreign workers residing at dormitories. With the latest cases, it brings the tally for the republic to 39,387. The noon data showed that there...
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