• Singapore set to honour founding father Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore set to honour founding father Lee Kuan Yew

    aljazeera.com 29 Mar '15, 1am

    Singapore has prepared an elaborate state funeral for its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago. Tens of thousands of people are expected to line a 15.4km route on Sunday to bid farewell to the authorita...

  • Singapore begins mourning for Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore begins mourning for Lee Kuan Yew

    aljazeera.com 23 Mar '15, 10am

    Singapore has begun seven days of national mourning for Lee Kuan Yee, the country's founding father who was as respected as he was feared. Lee, 91, succumbed to pneumonia on Monday morning at Singapore General Hospital, where he was admitted in February, the government announced. It s...

  • Singapore to cane Germans for graffiti on train

    aljazeera.com 05 Mar '15, 9am

    Two Germans have been sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane in Singapore for breaking into a depot and spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train. Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, who had pleaded guilty, expressed remorse while being sentenced on...

  • Singapore PM's prostate cancer surgery 'successful'

    aljazeera.com 16 Feb '15, 6am

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has successfully undergone surgery for prostate cancer and is expected to make a full recovery, his office said. On Sunday, Lee's office announced he would have an operation on Monday to remove his prostate gland and would take a week of medica...

  • #AirAsia flight #QZ8501 was scheduled to land in #Singapore eight hours ago.

    Search under way for missing AirAsia plane - Asia-Pacific

    aljazeera.com 28 Dec '14, 8am

    An AirAsia flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control after take-off, the airline has said, as a search-and-rescue operation kicked off in the third air incident connected to Malaysia's aviation industry. AirAsia, a regional low-cost carrier...

  • 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: 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...