Singapore

Malaysian man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call

Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian, received the sentence for his role in a 2011 heroin transaction.

Malaysian man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call

NewsFeed

Robot dog enforces physical distancing rules

Spot the robot dog is patrolling a Singapore park to enforce physical distancing as part of a coronavirus-related trial.

Inside Story

Why is coronavirus mortality rate lower in some countries?

Singapore and Qatar stand out as two nations that have managed to keep the number of deaths down.

Coronavirus pandemic

Most of Singapore's 20,000 coronavirus cases are migrant workers

Migrant workers particularly at risk from contracting coronavirus due to cramped dormitories.

AJ Impact

As virus deaths grow, two nations stand out for low fatality rate

In Qatar and Singapore, the death toll from coronavirus is less than 0.1 percent of reported infections.

As virus deaths grow, two nations stand out for low fatality rate

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

AJ Impact

$7,000 a month for lockdown swims? A Brit in Singapore is paying

A British expat is renting a private pool for his family to swim in while Singapore enforces social distancing measures.

$7,000 a month for lockdown swims? A Brit in Singapore is paying

AJ Impact

Sea crew change restrictions endanger workers and supply chains

Thousands of seafarers are stranded at sea at increased risk of COVID-19 - or trapped onshore unable to earn a living.

Sea crew change restrictions endanger workers and supply chains

Coronavirus pandemic

Surge in coronavirus cases in Singapore forces lockdown extension

Despite initial success in city-state's response to pandemic, rising cases among migrant workers seen as 'blind spot'.

Surge in coronavirus cases in Singapore forces lockdown extension

Coronavirus pandemic

How long will coronavirus lockdowns, travel bans last?

World faces 'uphill battle' in fight against coronavirus as new hot spots emerge across the globe, say experts.

How long will coronavirus lockdowns, travel bans last?

Singapore

Climate change activists test strict Singapore protest laws

Young people questioned by police after sharing photos of themselves criticising oil companies on social media.

Climate change activists test strict Singapore protest laws

Privacy & Surveillance

Governments turn to tech in coronavirus fight - but at what cost?

Critics warn privacy, civil liberties may be at risk as govt's turn to tech volunteers, companies in COVID-19 responses.

Governments turn to tech in coronavirus fight - but at what cost?

Coronavirus pandemic

Singapore's migrant workers on front line of coronavirus shutdown

Thousands have been confined to cramped dormitories in a move experts fear could worsen outbreak among workers.

Singapore's migrant workers on front line of coronavirus shutdown

AJ Impact

Singapore announces $3.6bn in new support measures for economy

The new measures will increase support for Singapore's virus-hit economy to 12 percent of GDP.

Singapore announces $3.6bn in new support measures for economy

AJ Impact

Coronavirus crackdown: Singapore plans to get tough on companies

Manpower minister says only about 40 percent of workers are adhering to work-from-home guidelines to block coronavirus.

Coronavirus crackdown: Singapore plans to get tough on companies