• Singapore activists charged over park protest

    Singapore activists charged over park protest - Asia-Pacific

    aljazeera.com 27 Oct '14, 8am

    Two Singaporean activists questioning the government's management of more than $200bn in pension funds have been charged with staging an illegal march at a venue designated for protests. Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, 33, and Han Hui Hui, 23, led a march on September 27 at Hong Lim Park, the onl...

  • Buy a discount maid at Singapore's malls - Features

    aljazeera.com 27 Jun '14, 5am

    Go to the Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, a 1970s mall in central Singapore, and you will find five levels of brightly lit rooms and galleries called "Homekeeper" and "Budget Maid". Inside these rooms, dozens of women sit in a listless, artificial silence. They nod respectfully as you en...

  • Singapore shrouded by Indonesian smog

    Singapore shrouded by Indonesian smog - Asia-Pacific

    aljazeera.com 16 Sep '14, 4am

    Indonesia is preparing cloud-seeding operations in an effort to combat a haze of air pollution blanketing neighbouring Singapore. Pollution levels were "moderate" levels on Tuesday morning, according to the pollution standard index , a day after hitting "unhealthy" levels. The worst a...

  • Forest fire smog blankets Singapore

    Forest fire smog blankets Singapore - Asia-Pacific

    aljazeera.com 15 Sep '14, 7am

    Air pollution in Singapore has risen to unhealthy levels, officials said, after clouds of smog from fires raging across rainforests in the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra covered the city-state's skyline. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the pollutant standards i...

  • Singapore bans gay penguin book - Asia-Pacific

    aljazeera.com 12 Jul '14, 10am

    Singapore has ordered the destruction of a children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo after it was deemed inappropriate. The National Library Board, which runs 26 public libraries in Singapore, pulled the book from the she...

  • Singapore: Small state, big arms purchases - Features

    aljazeera.com 28 Mar '14, 10am

    Singapore ' s determination to remain independent has fuelled a military expansionism - but in a fast-changing global security environment, the militarised city-state may be forced to take sides. "Our immediate part of the world is changing dramatically," said Singaporean Defence Mini...

  • Singapore poverty in the spotlight - Features

    aljazeera.com 09 Nov '13, 3pm

    The report cites two measures of inequality in Singapore. First, the period from 1998 to 2010 saw the real median income of employed residents in the bottom 20 percent fall by approximately 8 percent, while the income of those in the highest-earning quintile increased by 27 percent. S...

  • Bitcoin is the most famous type of cryptocurrency, but it's far from the only one.

    The rise of cryptocurrencies - Features

    aljazeera.com 02 Feb '14, 8am

    Shiva Keshavan, an Olympic luger from India, wasn't sure whether he could afford to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He had to raise $5,000 in a matter of days. But in only three hours, a small but active section on the popular website Reddit raised the necessary fund...