Singapore

It Was The World's Best Airport. Now, With A New Waterfall And Garden, Singapore's Signature Hub Is...

Just when you thought the best airport in the world couldn't get any better, Changi Airport now boasts the tallest indoor waterfallJewel is Changi Airport's newest hub. It was designed by Safdie Architects and cost about $1.3 billion. Apart from the...
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Coinbase Launches In 11 Countries With Crypto-to-crypto Conversions Only

Coinbase has been available in 42 countries around the world before today — mostly in North America, Europe, Australia and Singapore. Today, the company is aggressively expanding by opening 11 countries at once in Latin America and South East...
Related topics: Australia

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Long-term Study Shows Gender-based Abortions Lead To Skewed Gender Population Numbers

A team of researchers from Singapore, the United Nations Population Division, and the U.S. has found that abortions based on gender lead to larger-than-thought distortions in gender ratios. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National...

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Academics Concerned About Singapore's 'fake News' Law

Nearly 100 academics worldwide have expressed concern over Singapore's proposed law against "fake news", warning it could threaten academic freedom and hurt the city-state's ambition to become a global education hub.

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Why My Friends And I Are Sitting Out This Election

For the longest time, the only Indian thing about me was my passport. My family relocated to London when I was 10 and then, in 2008, we moved to Singapore. By the time I turned 18, I was set to attend university in the US for four years, during...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London

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Huge Seizures Of Pangolin Scales Suggest The Endangered Animal Is In Serious Trouble

In two hauls just several days apart this month, Singapore seized 28 tons (25.6 metric tons) of pangolin scales from traffickers. That’s more than authorities around the world intercept in a year, suggesting that one of the world’s...

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Singapore Government Pushes Fake News Law Which Will Give It More Options To Shut Down Critics

Fake news laws aren't harmless. They don't protect the public. They're useless. And they lend themselves to censorship. Given these factors, it's tough to believe any of the proponents of fake news laws are proceeding in good faith but blinded by...
Related topics: Censorship

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Police Bust 2 Goons Linked To $3b Onecoin Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme

Two men were charged in Singapore today for promoting a cryptocurrency-based multi-level marketing scheme. Local police believe this is the first case of its kind in the country. The perpetrators in question had been promoting the notorious...
Related topics: Police, Marketing

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Kaspersky Uncovers Cyber-spying Campaign Against Middle East Political Activists

SINGAPORE (Sputnik) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity giant has uncovered a cyberespionage operation by a politically motivated Arab-speaking Gaza cybergang group that mainly targeted the Middle East and North Africa, Amin Hasbini, the head...
Related topics: Activism, Russia, Moscow, Gaza Strip, Palestine

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Shopback, A Cashback Startup In Asia Pacific, Raises $45m From Rakuten And Others

ShopBack, a Singapore-based startup that offers cashback and consumer rewards in Asia Pacific, has closed a $45 million round led by new investors Rakuten Capital and EV Growth. Founded in 2014, the startup had been relatively under-the-radar until...
Related topics: Startup

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Gambling Stock Roundup: Macau Gaming Revenues Dip, Lvs To Expand In Singapore

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Apple Pay For Transit Launches In Singapore, Expected For New York, Other Cities Later This Year

If you’re headed to Singapore, this’ll come in handy. Commuters in Singapore can now use Apple Pay for their travel needs. The service went live at transport locations there Thursday. Apple has stated that travelers in Singapore...

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Las Vegas Sands To Grow In Singapore, Plans $3.3b Investment

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Related topics: Zynga (business)

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Singapore Seizes Record Shipment Of Pangolin Scales

Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years.

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Brunei Laws Allow Stoning For Gay Sex, Adultery

SINGAPORE—New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny Southeast...

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Facebook Could Be Fined If It Doesn't Suffocate Freedom Of Speech In Singapore

Facebook has raised concerns about sweeping new fake new laws in Singapore. A bill, targeting "online falsehoods and manipulation," grants the government powers to demand that internet "intermediaries" like Facebook block information they deem to be...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Exxonmobil (xom) To Upgrade Singapore Manufacturing Facility

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Uber May Have Left Southeast Asia But Its Apac Hq Remains In Singapore

Uber exited Southeast Asia last year after it sold its local business to Grab but it continues to remain in Singapore, where it has now opened a new regional HQ for Asia Pacific and is hiring for staff. The company — which is headed for IPO...
Related topics: Initial Public Offering

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Singapore Minister Puts Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande On "offensive" Playlist

SINGAPORE, April 2 (Reuters) - American pop stars Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are on an "offensive lyrics" list presented to members of parliament in socially-conservative Singapore as part of a statement by the city-state's home minister on hate...
Related topics: Lady Gaga, Reuters

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These Are The Best Airlines In The World, According To Tripadvisor

The world's best airline for the second year in a row is Singapore Airlines according to a passenger survey published today by TripAdvisor. The best U.S. airline, also for the second straight time,...
Related topics: Tripadvisor, Polls

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