Tom Benner

Tom Benner

Singapore

Coronavirus eats into Singapore's already struggling hawker trade

With dining on site banned, food outlets set up online groups, adopt home-delivery services in bid to survive.

Coronavirus eats into Singapore's already struggling hawker trade

Health

Singapore closes borders to keep virus at bay, but no shutdown

The move follows the island-nation’s first two coronavirus-related deaths and a surge in cases from overseas.

Singapore closes borders to keep virus at bay, but no shutdown

Coronavirus pandemic

Going viral: Asia takes on the coronavirus with songs, dances

Public service announcements from Vietnam, Thailand, elsewhere in Asia spread awareness, go viral on social media

Going viral: Asia takes on the coronavirus with songs, dances

Coronavirus pandemic

Business, but not as usual, at Singapore Airshow

Asia's largest aerospace and defence event sees drop in participants, attendance amid deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Business, but not as usual, at Singapore Airshow

Coronavirus pandemic

China's would-be tourists stay put along with their dollars

A drop in visitors from world’s largest outbound market and fears at home over outbreak take a toll on other countries.

China's would-be tourists stay put along with their dollars

Asia Pacific

Prolonged airspace ban over Iran, Iraq could cost airlines dearly

After US regulator banned country's airlines from flying over Iran and Iraq, other carriers are also taking precautions.

Prolonged airspace ban over Iran, Iraq could cost airlines dearly

Singapore

Volocopter takes to Singapore sky, but can air taxis take off?

German aviation start-up Volocopter conducts urban air taxi test flight, but questions abound over emerging technology.

Volocopter takes to Singapore sky, but can air taxis take off?

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong's losses may be Singapore's gain, new survey shows

As the rivals compete to be Asia's top financial hub, fallout from protests in Hong Kong is seen as helping Singapore.

Hong Kong's losses may be Singapore's gain, new survey shows

Asia Pacific

New Singapore opposition party backed by PM's brother launched

Tan Cheng Bock, a retired medical doctor, launches Progress Singapore Party amid speculation of early general election.

New Singapore opposition party backed by PM's brother launched

Asia Pacific

US-China competition to loom over key defence gathering

Beijing dispatches top military brass to Singapore to deliver ‘highly anticipated’ speech at annual Shangri-La Dialogue.

US-China competition to loom over key defence gathering

Media

Singapore passes new law to police fake news despite concerns

Critics say approved measures grant government sweeping powers and threaten free speech.

Singapore passes new law to police fake news despite concerns

Vietnam

Hosting a Trump-Kim summit: The Singapore experience

Singapore case offers key lessons for Hanoi in dealing with security issues, diplomatic protocol and huge media influx.

Hosting a Trump-Kim summit: The Singapore experience