Singapore's parliament has enacted a universal health insurance scheme with nearly US$3.0 billion in subsidies to help the elderly and lower-income people, as it responds to demands for better social safety nets.
Singapore's Prime Minister was left fumbling for answers Saturday after agreeing to a live Facebook chat with increasingly strident citizens turning to the Internet to voice dissent in the tightly controlled city-state.
A Singapore court on Monday ordered a local activist to pay US$22,000 in legal costs to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who had won a defamation suit against him.
Amid mounting concerns of stronger global political headwinds and softer regional demand hitting exports, an index measuring confidence among Singapore businesses has tumbled at the start of the new year.
Six in 10 workers here will see their salaries stay put or go up no more than 3 percent this year, according to a new survey out Friday.
A Singaporean community leader said Saturday that his city could learn from Taipei when it comes to keeping the streets clean through voluntary effort.
Employers in the maritime sector say that foreign applicants often pip Singaporeans to the job because of a sense that they are more willing to work under the tough conditions in the industry.
Casinos and the growing popularity of online gambling have been highlighted as possible reasons why more people are seeking addiction help.
Two luxury homes in Singapore are on the market at prices that would mean losses of nearly SG$3 million (US$2.31 million) each as the local property market continues to weaken.
Two German men were charged Saturday with breaking into a Singapore metro depot and spray-painting graffiti on a train, offences punishable by jail time and flogging with a cane.
Singapore officials under attack by rights groups for using South Asian workers in a mock riot defended the exercise on Thursday and said similar operations will be carried out to preserve law and order.
Singapore Airlines has no plans to launch a takeover bid for loss-making Tigerair but will flex its muscles to get the budget carrier back into shape, said SIA chief executive Goh Choon Phong.
Pizza Hut Singapore has launched an investigation and apologized to a customer described as a “Pink Fat Lady” in a handwritten note on her receipt after she ordered pizza for take away.
Singapore is in a good position to cope with any eventual hike in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve, said deputy prime minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.