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Japan's Olympic body chief under investigation in France on suspicion of corruption

Japan's Olympic body chief under investigation in France on suspicion of corruption

Tsunekazu Takeda is under formal investigation by French prosecutors for suspected corruption related to Japan's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

  • by Emmanuel Jarry

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With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security
Singapore

With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security

High-tech urban farms are popping up all over the city state.

  • by Rina Chandran
Singapore finance minister seen in line to be country's next prime minister
World Politics

Singapore finance minister seen in line to be country's next prime minister

Heng's appointment as the first assistant secretary general of the People's Action Party follows months of behind-the-scenes moves to select a new leader,

  • by Fathin Ungku
Life really is different for Singapore's 'crazy rich Asians'
Opinion
Young rich

Life really is different for Singapore's 'crazy rich Asians'

The gap between the city-state's wealthy and poor is huge - and no one wants to risk being left behind.

  • by Nicholas Stuart
Woman went to hospital struggling to breathe with 28kg tumour in uterus
Singapore

Woman went to hospital struggling to breathe with 28kg tumour in uterus

Singaporean doctors successfully removed the abnormally large mass from 53-year-old Malay woman.

  • by Kristine Phillips
Why Crazy Rich Asians doesn't represent me
Opinion
Opinion

Why Crazy Rich Asians doesn't represent me

Hollywood's all-Asian blockbuster is like any other Prince-Charming fairy tale, but with overbearing mothers who make dumplings and play mahjong.

  • by Penjai Sinsamersuk
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In Singapore, rising China is an opportunity - and a concern
Singapore

In Singapore, rising China is an opportunity - and a concern

As the only country outside China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to have a majority-Chinese population, Singapore is in a unique position.

  • by Amy Qin
Singapore tests eye scans at checkpoints
Air travel

Singapore tests eye scans at checkpoints

The trial of expensive technology could one day replace fingerprint verification.

Hackers target Singapore's prime minister in health database attack
Singapore

Hackers target Singapore's prime minister in health database attack

About 1.5 million patients who visited SingHealth's outpatient clinics had their non-medical personal particulars illegally accessed and copied.

Local farmers to benefit from direct air route to Singapore
Canberra airport

Local farmers to benefit from direct air route to Singapore

Murrumbateman mushrooms could soon find themselves on Singapore's shelves overnight.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
What Kim Jong-un's suit, shoes and hairstyle tell us about him
North Korea

What Kim Jong-un's suit, shoes and hairstyle tell us about him

Kim Jong-un was clad in his favorite Mao-style suit, wore the same horn-rimmed glasses and maintained his trademark high-cut hairstyle.