Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory
27 July 2019 | 12:28 pm
Singapore said it had seized 9.7 tons of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups said is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade.
29 Apr 2020
Singapore managed to keep the coronavirus outbreak in check in the early stages, but is facing a fast-moving second wave of infections, with the vast majority of new infections in foreign worker dormitories.
17 Jul 2020
In 1995, Ghana announced that it would achieve a middle-income status similar to Singapore by 2020. Rwanda too, says it aspires to be as successful as the Asian country. Results between the two African countries differ.
1 Oct 2020
Space-starved Singapore is seeing a growing number of rooftop farms as part of a drive to produce more food locally and reduce a heavy reliance on imports.
28 Oct 2020
Cyclists and pedestrians stop to pose with a giant rampaging Tyrannosaurus Rex along a new cycling and jogging track in Singapore. Over 20 models from nine different prehistoric species are installed along the kilometre-long path, including bright blue velociraptors climbing on a buggy, a baby dinosaur hatching from an egg, and a long-necked apatosaurus peering at passersby over the fence. The Jurassic Mile is part of a new 3.5km connector that allows visitors to cycle into the city from the airport and vice versa. The attraction has already drawn controversy after it opened earlier this month. Changi Airport Group, which manages the path, installed additional netting after a stray ball from a nearby golf course hit a pedestrian and a dinosaur model was briefly removed for repairs after a video of a woman sitting on it went viral.
22 Nov 2020
A new art installation in Tokyo and Singapore lets people "blow" dandelion fluff across to each other at a time when the coronavirus has closed international borders.
29 Nov 2020
Singapore's economy records a 5.8 percent contraction in GDP over the third quarter when compared to the same period last year, but analysts anticipate a recovery in 2021.
10 Dec 2020
Lab-grown chicken will soon be available in restaurants in Singapore after the country became the first to green-light meat created without slaughtering any animals.
16 Dec 2020
GuardianTV had a chat with the talented Ify Obi the founder of Olive Ankara to discuss her transition from the world of science to the world of fashion. The fashion designer who is a Nigerian-Italian is based in Singapore discussed her fascination with the African Print popularly called Ankara.
30 Jan 2021
Singapore has moved a step closer to a driverless public transport network with the launch of a new trial of self-driving buses. Orderly and high-tech, the Asian city-state has become a testbed for self-driving vehicles and has developed home-grown technology while inviting foreign companies to trial their own.
13 Feb 2021
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. The 25-year-old is among a small but growing number of young Singaporean street food vendors, or "hawkers", fuelling hopes that a new generation will preserve the city-state's culinary traditions.
27 Feb 2021
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. But this year she will wear second-hand items exchanged for her old clothes at a store catering to people concerned about the impact of fast fashion on the environment. Several swapping initiatives, from permanent shops to pop-up events, have appeared in the affluent city-state in a bid to encourage consumers to make the most of what is already in their closets.
19 Apr 2021
The buyer of a $69 million digital artwork in the form of "non-fungible tokens" (NFTs) says he felt a "soul connection" with the artist as both men started as relative amateurs in their field but found success after years of hard work. Singapore based Vignesh Sundaresan, also known as MetaKovan, defends the price he paid for the collage of 5,000 pieces of art created on consecutive days, which has transformed its creator, real name Mike Winkelmann, into the third-most valuable living artist.
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