Singapore on Friday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following an outcry over literary censorship in the tightly regulated city-state.
Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against “undignified” advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.
A Singaporean campaign group ridiculed for suggesting that Germany was a risky bet in the World Cup used the tournament's outcome Monday to drive home its anti-gambling addiction message — and quickly got panned again.
Sluggish factory output likely weighed on Singapore's economic growth in the April to June period, but economists are hopeful of a pickup in the manufacturing sector later this year.
A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.
Singapore's central bank said Thursday it would stop issuing SG$10,000 (US$8,000) notes to help deter money laundering.
More companies are planning to hire additional staff in this half of the year compared with the first quarter, according to a survey.
Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday for an annual gay rights rally celebrating sexual diversity in the city-state, despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives.
U.S. oil prices climbed in Asian trade Wednesday following a report that the United States, the world's top crude consumer, has lifted a four-decade ban on exports.
pore police Monday said they have arrested 15 people in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever in the city-state, which has become notorious for soccer-linked crime.