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Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale were Wednesday condemned as “unjust and demeaning”, in a rare flare-up of tensions between the neighbours over domestic helpers. Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines, who head to the wealthy city-state to earn higher salaries than […]

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia will announce their joint decisions on the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link and Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) projects soon, said Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Thursday (Aug 30). In a Facebook post recapping a meeting with Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, Mr Khaw said the two […]

Singapore-born writer Kevin Kwan, whose book inspired the movie Crazy Rich Asians, defaulted on his national service obligations, the Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday in response to queries from The Straits Times. “Mr Kevin Kwan failed to register for National Service (NS) in 1990, despite notices and letters sent to his overseas address. He […]

Singapore National Day is celebrated every August 9th. In Indonesia, the excitement of Singapore National Day took place a week later, precisely on August 14, 2018. Located at Shangri La Hotel, Jakarta, Ambassador H.E. Anil Kumar Nayar invited Indonesian Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto and the audience to toast while celebrating the warmth of Singapore […]

New Zealand’s Parliament passed a law on Wednesday (Aug 15) to ban many non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes, completing the Labour-led government’s election campaign pledge. The ban only applies to non-residents. Australians and Singaporeans are exempted because of free-trade deals. Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s popular 38-year-old prime minister, campaigned before last September’s election on […]

Satoo Restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta presents a Singapore Culinary Week to celebrate Singapore’s independence day. The Council Members of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce Indonesia are invited to taste Singaporean cuisine on Monday (August 6th, 2018) Besides nasi lemak, Satoo also showcases Singaporean snacks. There are small cakes that are colorful, there are […]