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5 Mar, Sun, 6:00 AM

The Last Drop: Episode 2

In Part 2 of The Last Drop, we look at alternative crops in Vietnam and Malaysia, as well as the work of scientists in Singapore, who are studying nature to find solutions to the water scarcity crisis that Asia faces.

12 Dec, Mon, 8:00 PM

It Figures: The Better Bet?

Singaporeans were reported as the biggest lottery spenders in the world. Will taking it online really make a potential vice far too convenient? It Figures figure out why experts think the best solution might not be to ban it  ... but to manage it.

News Clips

Finding an alternative to palm oil in Indonesia

Asia Pacific

Indonesian authorities are trying to replace palm oil - which accounted for about 13 per cent of export earnings last ...

Hong Kong's rich-poor divide in the spotlight ahead of chief executive vote

Asia Pacific

The new Chief Executive elected on Sunday (Mar 26) will have urban poverty and the housing shortage to tackle, among ...

Rise in new tuberculosis cases in Singapore last year

Singapore

There were 1,617 new cases of active TB in 2016 - higher than the 1,498 new cases recorded in 2015.

Singapore's manufacturing output up 12.6% in February

Singapore

The growth was boosted by the electronics cluster, which grew 39.8 per cent year-on-year last month, EDB says.  

Instant noodle restaurants gain popularity in Taiwan

Asia Pacific

At Instant Noodle House, customers can choose up to 50 instant noodles from across Asia for the chef to prepare the ...

Singapore, Vietnam 'watching how things will develop' on TPP: PM Lee

Singapore

At the end of his visit to Vietnam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also encouraged Vietnam to take a forward-leaning ...

Hong Kong likely to choose Beijing's pick for leader amid tension, economic malaise

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong on Sunday (Mar 26) will likely select Beijing's favoured candidate for its next leader who some say will ...

Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster

A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip ...

Countering terrorism and violent extremism key concern for Singapore, region: MFA

Asia Pacific

Countering terrorism and violent extremism is a key concern for Singapore and the region, given the risks posed by ...

Singapore, Vietnam ink slew of MOUs in banking and infrastructure

Singapore

The two sides have agreed to further discuss liberalising bilateral air services to boost connectivity, Mr Lee told ...

MAS to offset cost of issuing green bonds with new grant scheme

Business

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will introduce a Green Bond Grant scheme this year to offset the cost of ...

Westminster attack: Singapore leaders convey condolences

World

Following the deadly terror attack at Westminster on Wednesday (Mar 22), President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister ...

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Upcoming Highlights

5 Mar, Sun, 6:00 AM

The Last Drop: Episode 2

In Part 2 of The Last Drop, we look at alternative crops in Vietnam and Malaysia, as well as the work of scientists in Singapore, who are studying nature to find solutions to the water scarcity crisis that Asia faces.

12 Dec, Mon, 8:00 PM

It Figures: The Better Bet?

Singaporeans were reported as the biggest lottery spenders in the world. Will taking it online really make a potential vice far too convenient? It Figures figure out why experts think the best solution might not be to ban it  ... but to manage it.