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STI ends flat on lack of market drivers

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- Singapore stocks started the week on the back foot yesterday, with the local benchmark edging lower amid a lack of market drivers. The Straits Times Index closed at 3,280.09, d... Read More


Olam splits businesses into two units

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- Global food and agri company Olam International said yesterday that it will reorganise its businesses into two operating groups with a view to spinning them off, then listing the... Read More


At the Open, victory comes in different strokes

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- It can take 19 hours to fly from Moscow to Melbourne and 58 minutes to be sent home by Serena Williams. This is Anastasia Potapova's Monday and it doesn't look like fun but she, ... Read More


Synthetic shuttles to come into play

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- The Badminton World Federation (BWF) yesterday announced that synthetic feather shuttlecocks would be allowed for its international tournaments from next year, in "an effort to i... Read More


Women in charge

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- In Singapore's culture and heritage sectors, women have been taking on leadership roles in greater numbers in the past decade. Last year saw a new crop of women taking the helm... Read More


Two new artistic directors for The Substation

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- The Substation has appointed two new artistic directors to oversee a fresh line-up of events at the independent arts venue. Artist-curator Woon Tien Wei, 44, and classically tr... Read More


Geronimo Stilton, Peppa Pig back on stage

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- Fans of Peppa Pig and Geronimo Stilton are in for a treat, as the two characters will soon return to the Singapore stage in two new musicals this year. Peppa Pig Live - Perfect... Read More


Finding the strength to start a new life

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- In 1939, an old cargo ship, the SS Winnipeg, docked in Valparaiso, Chile. On board were 2,200 refugees of the Spanish Civil War who had made the perilous crossing into France, wh... Read More


Detailed world-building let down by flat characters

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- In an alternate timeline, it is 2017, the president of the United States is Mrs Hillary Clinton and Brexit never happened. Nevertheless, the apocalypse still seems to be on the c... Read More


Return of the 'lao beng' and 'lao lian'

Singapore, Jan. 21 -- I The lao beng - hair combed neatly into two soft-hold waves, in uncle-ish short-sleeved collared shirt - bumbles his way into the open-air karaoke joint. "Paiseh," he says, ... Read More