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Singapore is a tiny country, but it’s managed to become an Asian economic hub. CNBC’s Xin En Lee explains how the country went from third world to first world. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube: http://cnb.cx/2wuoARM

Hawkers are retiring without successors, taking classic dishes with them. LUNCHTIME, 12 P.M. Hordes of office workers stream out of air-conditioned glass buildings in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District toward Amoy Street Hawker Centre. There, they wait in snaking queues at rows of stalls, each operated by a hawker who often specialises in just …

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have launched a new Waste-to-Energy Research Facility that turns municipal solid waste from the NTU campus into electricity and resources. Its opening marks a step closer towards Singapore’s vision of becoming a zero-waste nation. Located in Tuas South, the facility is a $40 million project supported by the National …

The currently vacant site is situated next to the Chinese Garden MRT station and the location of the new Science Centre, which will move from Jurong Town Hall next year.  The Jurong Lake District is set to be transformed into a major tourist destination, after plans were announced on Tuesday (April 16) to develop a …

Innovation developed in partnership with Sembcorp Design and Construction, and Sembcorp Architects & Engineers Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed the capability to 3D print an unfurnished bathroom in less than a day. After printing, the bathroom is furnished with toilet fittings to become a pre-fabricated unit, ready for use in …

SWITZERLAND, GENEVA – Singapore announced that its work in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance and Ethics has won a top award at the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes1.  The winners of the 18 categories2 of the WSIS Prizes were announced today during an award ceremony at the annual WSIS Forum held in Geneva, …

Singapore, 29 May 2019. In response to media queries on the US Treasury Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies (UST Report) released today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said that it does not manipulate its currency for export advantage. MAS reiterated that Singapore’s monetary policy framework, which is centred on the exchange rate, …

Singapore is the world’s most competitive economy in a yearly ranking of 63 economies released on Wednesday (May 29) by Switzerland-based research group IMD World Competitiveness Centre. Singapore’s return to the top spot – its first time since 2010 – was due to an advanced technological infrastructure, the availability of skilled labour, favourable immigration laws …

Located between Sembawang and Yishun stations, Canberra station will be a 10-minute walk away for more than 17,000 households. The new Canberra MRT station on the North-South Line will open on Nov 2, Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan announced on Monday (May 20) during a visit to the site. Located between Sembawang and Yishun …

We are living in the century of cities. Almost half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this is expected to increase. Along with rapid urbanisation comes the rise of Smart Cities to improve lives of citizens using various technologies, methodologies and practices. At the forefront of innovations in this domain, we have …