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Briton jailed for breaking Singapore quarantine rules

Fpo - A British man was jailed for two weeks Friday for violating Singapore's strict coronavirus rules by leaving his room at a luxury hotel while under quarantine to meet his fiancee.

Singapore virus-secure hotel looks to lure business travellers

Fpo - Singapore on Thursday launched what it billed as a coronavirus-secure hotel and meeting complex where visitors communicate via intercom through glass panels, as the Asian financial hub slowly opens up to the world for business.

Briton broke Singapore Covid rules with hotel tryst

Fpo - A British man pleaded guilty Monday to violating Singapore's strict coronavirus rules by having a tryst with his fiancee at a luxury hotel while under quarantine.

Singapore activist jailed for train protest

Fpo - A Singaporean activist was jailed for three weeks Monday after pleading guilty to holding a small protest aboard a metro train against the controversial 1980s arrest of alleged communists.

Singapore swap shops offer alternative to fast fashion

Fpo - Singaporean Sue-Anne Chng used to wear a different outfit on all 15 days of the Lunar New Year, when it is customary to don new clothes to symbolise a fresh start.

Young Singapore chefs serve up hope for street food's future

Fpo - After the pandemic torpedoed his chance to work at a Michelin-starred New York restaurant, Lim Wei Keat returned to his roots by becoming a Singapore street-food chef cooking local fare.

Brits charged over Singapore yacht party that broke virus rules

Fpo - Nine Britons could face jail in Singapore after being charged Friday with breaking coronavirus rules over a party on a yacht where revellers danced in swimwear and Santa hats.

Singapore launches new self-driving bus trial

Fpo - Singapore has moved a step closer to a driverless public transport network with the launch of a new trial of self-driving buses.

Singapore activists appeal gay sex ban court ruling

Fpo - Three Singapore campaigners launched an appeal Monday against a court's decision to uphold a law banning sex between men, the latest effort to overturn the colonial-era legislation.

High temperatures, remote islands pose challenges for Asian jab distributor

Fpo - From keeping coronavirus vaccines cold in tropical temperatures to ensuring they reach remote islands, a top drug distributor is gearing up for major challenges in shipping shots across Asia.

Singapore jails woman for lying to coronavirus contact tracers

Fpo - A Singaporean woman was sentenced to five months in prison on Friday for hiding her meetings with a male friend from coronavirus contact tracers as she did not want her family to think she was having an affair.

Singapore admits police can access contact-tracing data

Fpo - Singapore has admitted data collected for contact-tracing can be accessed by police despite earlier assurances it would only be used to fight the coronavirus, sparking privacy concerns Tuesday about the scheme.

Singapore begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

Fpo - Singapore began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday with a nurse receiving the first jab, making it among the first Asian nations to roll out inoculations.

Singapore gets shot in the arm from global drug demand

Fpo - Scientists in protective clothing work in a high-tech laboratory at a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore, whose coronavirus-hit economy has received a shot in the arm from robust global drug demand.

Singapore's taboo-breaking podcaster tackles topics that may make some squirm

Fpo - From vaginal warts to masturbation, taboo-breaking Singaporean podcaster Nicole Lim tackles topics that may make some squirm but has won a following in socially conservative Asian societies.

Singapore 'hawker' culture gains UN recognition

Fpo - Once seen as lowly members of Singaporean society, cooks in the city-state's bustling "hawker" centres are rejoicing this week after the United Nations recognised their food as a cultural treasure.

Singapore to allow business travel arrivals from all countries

Fpo - Singapore will allow business travellers and visiting officials from all countries to enter from next month, authorities said Tuesday, as the financial hub seeks to recover from a coronavirus-induced downturn.

Singapore approves Pfizer-BioNTech virus vaccine

Fpo - Singapore has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and expects to receive the first shipments of the shots by the end of December, the prime minister said Monday.

Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

Apo - An explosion rocked a Singapore-flagged oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah Monday, the vessel's owner said, in the latest in a series of attacks on energy infrastructure in the kingdom.

Singapore 'cruise to nowhere' cut short after virus case

Fpo - A "cruise to nowhere" off Singapore was cut short Wednesday after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, a blow to efforts to revive the hard-hit industry.

Hong Kong, Singapore travel and tourism bubble popped by virus spike

Fpo - A planned travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore was scrapped a day before its launch on Saturday after the southern Chinese city announced a sudden spike in coronavirus cases.

Hong Kong to Singapore travel bubble popped by virus spike

Fpo - A planned travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore was scrapped a day before its launch on Saturday after the southern Chinese city announced a sudden spike in coronavirus cases.

Hong Kong and Singapore to launch 'travel bubble' on Nov 22

Fpo - Hong Kong and Singapore will launch a "travel bubble" on November 22, their governments said Wednesday, in a rare piece of good news for the pandemic-battered airline and tourism industries.

Hong Kong-Singapore 'travel bubble' to launch on November 22

Fpo - The "travel bubble" agreed between Hong Kong and Singapore will be opened on November 22, their governments said Wednesday, in a rare piece of good news for the pandemic-battered tourism industry.

Singapore MMA show test case for return of sports fans

Fpo - Singapore's pilot initiative to carry out rapid coronavirus testing to allow fans into a One Championship MMA show could show the way for other countries to host sports events during the pandemic, organisers said.

Hong Kong, Singapore agree 'travel bubble'

Fpo - Hong Kong and Singapore on Thursday said they had agreed "in principle" to set up a bubble allowing residents to travel freely between the two financial hubs as long as they test negative for the coronavirus.

Stir-crazy 'passengers' gobble up tickets to dine on parked Singapore jets

Fpo - Tarmac meals have become an unlikely hit for coronavirus-battered Singapore Airlines, with hundreds of "passengers" paying the equivalent of a budget ticket just to dine inside grounded A380 jumbos.

Singapore PM's defamation suit against blogger begins

Fpo - Singapore's prime minister testified in court Tuesday at the start of his defamation suit against a blogger who shared an article on Facebook linking the leader to a corruption scandal.

Green shoots: Rooftop farming takes off in Singapore

Fpo - On the rooftop of a Singapore shopping mall, a sprawling patch of eggplants, rosemary, bananas and papayas stand in colourful contrast to the grey skyscrapers of the city-state's business district.

Singapore Airlines drops 'flights to nowhere' after outcry

Fpo - Singapore Airlines said Tuesday it had scrapped plans for "flights to nowhere" aimed at boosting its coronavirus-hit finances after an outcry over the environmental impact.
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MISSING: An Airasia Airbus 320 jetliner is seen taxiing at Singapore Changi International Airport in 2010.
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