Asia Pacific

Companies show off military hardware in Singapore

The companies that arm the world’s naval forces have been showing off their new military hardware in Singapore. Asia is expected to drive future demand for the latest maritime technology, accounting for nearly one-third of global defence budgets.

Asia Pacific

How Singapore became a global military industry hub

Companies arming the world's navies have been displaying their latest technology in a major maritime defence show in Singapore.

Asia Pacific

US judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Amos Yee, accused of insulting the island's late leader and religious groups, was jailed for weeks in 2015 and 2016.

US judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Arts & Culture

The last of Singapore's Chinese puppet performers

The elderly members of Sin Hoe Ping, one of the last Chinese puppet troupes in Singapore, belong to a fading tradition.

The last of Singapore's Chinese puppet performers

REWIND

Migrant Dreams: Bangladeshi Workers in Singapore

How thousands of migrant dreams in Singapore turned into nightmares in the wake of the 2009 global recession.

Singapore

Singapore jails teenage blogger for religious 'insult'

Amos Yee to spend six weeks in jail and pay fines after pleading guilty to charges of "wounding religious feelings".

Singapore jails Amos Yee for religious 'insult'

101 East

Maid in Singapore

Agents in Myanmar are recruiting girls as young as 15 to work as domestic helpers in Singapore.

Health

Malaysia reports first case of Zika virus

Woman contracted disease after travelling to Singapore, where 115 people have been infected.

Malaysia reports first case of Zika virus

Singapore

Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Singapore expects more cases to be identified as dozens of people, mostly foreign construction workers, test positive.

Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Indonesia

Indonesia says Singapore attack plot foiled

Singapore steps up security after arrest of six people on Batam island for allegedly planning attack on Marina Bay.

Indonesia claims foiling ISIL plot against Singapore

South China Sea

Tensions escalate over South China Sea claims

At security summit, Beijing vows to ignore pending international court ruling while US steps up military patrols.

Tensions escalate over South China Sea claims

Opinion

Finalising the TPP: A critical step for East Asia

Leadership on ratification of the TPP would provide a shot in the arm to the economies of many states in East Asia.

J Berkshire Miller

by J Berkshire Miller

J Berkshire Miller

Environment

Tumbling oil prices fall to 12-year low

Prices fell below $30 a barrel briefly as British oil and gas company BP says it will cut 4,000 jobs.

Tumbling oil prices fall to 12-year low

Humanitarian crises

'Broken' part and crew response caused AirAsia crash

Report reveals reasons behind crash of the Airbus A320 into the Java Sea last year that killed all 162 on board.

Science & Technology

Singapore festival shows off future of architecture

Environmentally friendly solutions presented at event in the city state, offering a glimpse of things to come.