bbc.co.uk Archives - 24 June 2017, Saturday

  • Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore's new hipster haunt - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Jun '17, 6am

    The Ramadan bazaar in Singapore's Geylang Serai district is a traditional favourite, but its new Instagrammable treats are drawing a younger crowd. Has this "hipsterisation" hurt the festive spirit of Ramadan? Produced by Heather Chen. Editing/Filming by Sharun Nizam, Lee Beng Seng an...

  • Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore's new hipster haunt - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Jun '17, 6am

    The Ramadan bazaar in Singapore's Geylang Serai district is a traditional favourite, but its new Instagrammable treats are drawing a younger crowd. Has this "hipsterisation" hurt the festive spirit of Ramadan? Produced by Heather Chen. Editing/Filming by Sharun Nizam, Lee Beng Seng an...

  • Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore's new hipster haunt - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Jun '17, 6am

    The Ramadan bazaar in Singapore's Geylang Serai district is a traditional favourite, but its new Instagrammable treats are drawing a younger crowd. Has this "hipsterisation" hurt the festive spirit of Ramadan? Produced by Heather Chen. Editing/Filming by Sharun Nizam, Lee Beng Seng an...

  • China & Singapore Grands Prix in doubt for 2018

    Formula 1's 2018 calendar: China and Singapore Grands Prix in doubt - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 19 Jun '17, 4pm

    The night-time Grand Prix in Singapore has become one of Formula 1's most iconic races The Chinese and Singapore Grands Prix are in doubt for 2018 after being listed as provisional on the first release of the official calendar. Governing body the FIA has published a 21-race schedule, ...

  • Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong family feud erupts again - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jun '17, 8am

    Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Lee Hsien Loong is the eldest son of the late and revered Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew A long-running feud among the family of Singapore's prime minister over the legacy of their father, the country's first leader, has resurfaced. I...

  • Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong family feud erupts again - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jun '17, 8am

    Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Lee Hsien Loong is the eldest son of the late and revered Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew A long-running feud among the family of Singapore's prime minister over the legacy of their father, the country's first leader, has resurfaced. I...

  • Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong family feud erupts again - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jun '17, 8am

    Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Lee Hsien Loong is the eldest son of the late and revered Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew A long-running feud among the family of Singapore's prime minister over the legacy of their father, the country's first leader, has resurfaced. I...

  • Nurse Joseph Miller struck off for Rolex watch theft - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 Jun '17, 3pm

    Image copyright Eddie Mitchell Image caption Joseph Miller admitted stealing the Rolex from David Davies A nursing manager who stole a £5,000 Rolex watch from a dying patient has been struck off. Joseph Miller, 40, took the Submariner watch from 68-year-old David Davies at St Richard'...

  • Singapore detains 'Syria-bound radicalised woman' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 Jun '17, 3pm

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government said it was the first time a woman had been "detained in Singapore for radicalism". Singapore says it has detained a woman intending to travel to Syria to marry a fighter from the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group. Child c...

  • Singapore detains 'Syria-bound radicalised woman' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 Jun '17, 3pm

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government said it was the first time a woman had been "detained in Singapore for radicalism". Singapore says it has detained a woman intending to travel to Syria to marry a fighter from the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group. Child c...

  • Scotland's John Barclay eyes fast show against Italy in Singapore

    Scotland's John Barclay eyes fast show against Italy in Singapore - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 09 Jun '17, 2pm

    Scotland captain John Barclay talks about facing in testing conditions in Singapore, playing fast rugby and why he enjoys going on tour ahead of his side's match against Italy on Saturday.

  • Singapore dad sues school principal for confiscating phone - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Jun '17, 9am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The use of mobile phones in schools has been a controversial issue in many places A Singaporean lawyer is suing the principal of a prestigious school for confiscating his son's mobile phone. The secondary school bans students from using phone...

  • Singapore dad sues school principal for confiscating phone - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Jun '17, 9am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The use of mobile phones in schools has been a controversial issue in many places A Singaporean lawyer is suing the principal of a prestigious school for confiscating his son's mobile phone. The secondary school bans students from using phone...

  • Dundee woman's £1m lottery handbag discovery https://t.co/rYGaii7Cpa

    Dundee woman's £1m lottery handbag discovery - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 06 Jun '17, 11am

    Image copyright Michal Wachucik Image caption Shaheen Akthar plans to buy a new house and a family holiday with her winnings A Dundee mother-of-three carried a £1m-winning National Lottery ticket in her handbag for weeks before checking her numbers. Shaheen Akhtar, 31, won the Lotto M...

  • US bitcoin conman hit with $12m fine

    US bitcoin conman hit with $12m fine - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 06 Jun '17, 9am

    Image copyright Lam Yik Fei Image caption The scheme sold shares in a bitcoin mining project that had little computer power An American conman who ran a bogus bitcoin mining scheme has been ordered to pay a $12m (£9.2m) fine. Homero Joshua Garza told investors he would use custom-buil...

  • World's most expensive handbag auctioned in Hong Kong - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Jun '17, 4am

    A diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag made of pale "Himalaya" crocodile skin has become the most expensive ever sold at auction. An anonymous buyer bought the Birkin bag - made of crocodile bred to be so pale it supposedly evoked Himalayan mountains - for HK$2.32m ($299,000; £206,000) at...

  • World's most expensive handbag auctioned in Hong Kong - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Jun '17, 3am

    A diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag made of pale "Himalaya" crocodile skin has become the most expensive ever sold at auction. An anonymous buyer bought the Birkin bag - made of crocodile bred to be so pale it supposedly evoked Himalayan mountains - for HK$2.32m ($299,000; £206,000) at...

  • It's not just Bitcoin anymore... - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 May '17, 9am

    Image caption Blockchain's Peter Smith speaks at the Consensus 2017 conference in New York The price of Bitcoin, a digital currency once located at the fringe of finance, has been rising to new records in recent months as digital assets move into the mainstream. On Tuesday, it shot pa...

  • Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point

    Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 22 May '17, 6pm

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin's value has fluctuated sharply over the last four years The value of Bitcoin has hit a new high with each individual coin now worth more than $2,100 (£1,615). The valuation caps a strong month for the virtual currency, with its value ...

  • Car vending machine: We try out the novel Singapore dealership - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 22 May '17, 12am

    We tried out the car vending machine Jump to media player This luxury car showroom in Singapore has found a novel way to put its vehicles on display. 22 May From the section Asia Share Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asi...

  • Car vending machine: We try out the novel Singapore dealership - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 22 May '17, 12am

    We tried out the car vending machine Jump to media player This luxury car showroom in Singapore has found a novel way to put its vehicles on display. 22 May From the section Asia Share Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asi...

  • EU countries to decide on Singapore trade deal

    EU countries to decide on Singapore trade deal - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 16 May '17, 9am

    Image copyright AFP Image caption The EU-Singapore deal is the bloc's most ambitious trade agreement in South-East Asia An EU-Singapore free trade deal cannot take effect fully unless parliaments in all 28 member states approve it, the EU's top court has decided. The legal opinion at ...

  • Singapore LGBT rally says 'no choice' but to bar outsiders - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 May '17, 7pm

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Foreigners that do not hold permanent residency won't be allowed to attend Pink Dot this year Singapore's Pink Dot LGBT rights rally will only allow Singaporean citizens and permanent residents to attend this year's event because of legal changes. Org...

  • Singapore LGBT rally says 'no choice' but to bar outsiders - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 May '17, 7pm

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Foreigners that do not hold permanent residency won't be allowed to attend Pink Dot this year Singapore's Pink Dot LGBT rights rally will only allow Singaporean citizens and permanent residents to attend this year's event because of legal changes. Org...

  • The Voice irks Singapore with Mandarin proviso

    The Voice irks Singapore with Mandarin proviso - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 May '17, 11am

    Image copyright Internet Image caption The show is produced by Singaporean company mm2 Entertainment Singapore and Malaysia are about to get their own version of singing contest The Voice - but the catch is that it only wants contestants who can perform in Mandarin, a move that has pr...

  • An eclectic entrepreneur in Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 11 May '17, 12am

    Elim Chew is one of Singapore's most colourful entrepreneurs. From her days as a hairdresser in London, to running restaurants and farms in Asia, she has some business advice for just about anyone willing to listen. Sharanjit Leyl joined her one morning for a spot of fishing and a bit...

  • An eclectic entrepreneur in Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 11 May '17, 12am

    Elim Chew is one of Singapore's most colourful entrepreneurs. From her days as a hairdresser in London, to running restaurants and farms in Asia, she has some business advice for just about anyone willing to listen. Sharanjit Leyl joined her one morning for a spot of fishing and a bit...

  • Singapore group buys five Scots hotels

    Singapore group buys five Scots hotels - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 04 May '17, 12pm

    Image caption Film star Charlie Chaplin frequently stayed at the Newton Hotel in Nairn An international hotel operator has moved into the Scottish market, acquiring five prominent hotels in two separate multi-million pound deals. Singapore-headquartered MGM Muthu Hotels bought four es...

  • Wanted Thai Red Bull heir Vorayuth 'not in Singapore' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 04 May '17, 8am

    Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Vorayuth has repeatedly failed to turn up to face charges Singapore authorities say the Thai heir to the Red Bull empire Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, who is wanted in Thailand, is not in the city-state. Thai police said he had travelled to Singapore from B...

  • Wanted Thai Red Bull heir Vorayuth 'not in Singapore' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 04 May '17, 7am

    Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Vorayuth has repeatedly failed to turn up to face charges Singapore authorities say the Thai heir to the Red Bull empire Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, who is wanted in Thailand, is not in the city-state. Thai police said he had travelled to Singapore from B...