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betty July 3, 2022

SINGAPORE – Coordinating security for visits by heads of states and handling major events such as the Shangri-La Dialogue are just another day on the job for hotel security director Pinto Edwin Alexius. The 63-year-old is responsible for Shangri-La Singapore’s security operations and works closely with his team of 25 officers to ensure the safety […]

betty July 3, 2022

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s last General Election, held in 2020 at the height of the pandemic, was a defining moment for the nation that demonstrated how it could react when all was not business as usual, said political analysts. Associate Professor Eugene Tan of the Singapore Management University said the election turned out to be about […]

betty July 3, 2022

SINGAPORE – Those driving into Singapore via Woodlands Checkpoint from now till October may be asked to use a new automated clearance system, allowing them to clear immigration without having to interact with an officer. Instead, the driver will scan the passports of everyone in the car, and cameras will identify the travellers using facial […]

betty July 2, 2022

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s largest nightclub, Marquee, reopened to snaking queues that spilt over two floors at Marina Bay Sands’ (MBS) The Shoppes on Friday (July 1). The line started forming at 8.30pm, with those in it undeterred by the expected long wait – they knew those who snagged sold-out tickets to the reopening would be first […]

betty July 2, 2022

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans must brace themselves for high electricity and petrol prices over a protracted period as the global supply of motor fuels such as petroleum and diesel remains tight due to limited production capacity, while Europe scrambles to replace energy imports from Russia. Prices were already elevated due to increased economic activity amid the […]

betty July 2, 2022

SINGAPORE – Renewable energy sources can supplement only a small portion of Singapore’s energy mix and are unlikely to completely replace traditional fuels such as oil and gas in the next two decades, according to industry sources. Rystad Energy, an independent energy research and business intelligence company, said that based on its current forecast, Singapore […]