Viet Nam joins Asia’s largest street festival in Singapore Update: Monday, February 26, 2018 Views: 82 An art delegation of Viet Nam joined the 2018 Chingay Parade celebrating the Lunar New Year in Singapore, which drew the participation of more than 6,000 performers. The annual festival, held at the Formula One Pit building near the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel on February 23-24 and the China Town on February 25, is a highly-anticipated event and also the largest street performance and parade in Asia. Mai Ba Hung, Deputy Director of HCM City Department of Cultural, Sports and Tourism and head of the Vietnamese delegation to the 2018 Chingay Parade, said that this is the third time that Viet Nam has joined the event. The Viet Nam’s delegation wants to foster cultural exchange with Singaporean and international artists, as well as learn more experience to organise large-scale street … [Read more...] about Viet Nam joins Asia’s largest street festival in Singapore
Illustrative image (Source: businesstime.com.sg) Singapore (VNA) – Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in February dropped 5.9 percent year-on-year, the strongest decline since October 2016, International Enterprise Singapore announced on March 16. The decrease disappointed economists who had expected a 4.8 percent expansion. Both electronics and non-electronics shipments fell in February. Accordingly, Singapore’s electronic product exports plumped 12.3 percent following a 3.9 percent decline in January, the strongest fall since July 2016. Meanwhile, non-electronic product shipments also decreased 3.4 percent in February, after a 20.7 percent surge in the previous month. Singapore’s exports to most of Singapore's top markets dropped in February, except the US, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The sharpest decline was seen in China, the European Union and Taiwan. Singapore’s trade value in the first two months of 2018 increased 1.7 … [Read more...] about Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports fall 5.9 pct in February
Singapore has been dubbed the world's most expensive city to live in, according to a survey of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) (Photo: Getty image) Hanoi (VNA) – Singapore has been dubbed the world's most expensive city to live in, according to a survey of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). This is the fifth year in a row that Singapore has been at the top of the list. In the EIU survey released on March 15, Paris (France) and Zurich (Switzerland) shared the second place, followed by Hong Kong (China), Oslo (Norway), Seoul (the Republic of Korea) and Geneva (Switzerland), Copenhagen (Denmark), Tel Aviv (Israel) and Sydney (Australia). The world’s most expensive cities like Tokyo (Japan) and New York (the US) are not among the top 10. Singapore remains the most expensive place in the world to buy and run a car, although for other categories, it is significantly cheaper than other cities. Singapore has avoided traffic congestions like in other Asian … [Read more...] about Singapore named world’s most expensive city
A pedestrian waits at a crossing as cars drive along a street in Singapore on March 15, 2018. The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world's most expensive place to live for the fifth year in a row, a survey said on March 15. Photo by AFP/Roslan Rahman The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world's most expensive place to live, for the fifth year in a row, a survey said Thursday. The Asian financial hub -- where owning a no-frills sedan can set you back US$76,000 -- beat global capitals to the dubious title, despite stiff competition from resurgent European cities. Pricey perennials Tokyo and New York did not even make the top 10 in the annual list by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), beaten out by Paris, Zurich (joint second) Hong Kong (fourth) and Oslo (fifth). Seoul and Geneva shared sixth place, while Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Sydney rounded out the rankings … [Read more...] about Car costs make Singapore world’s priciest city. Again.
Major General Melvyn Ong (Photo: straitstimes) Besides, Brigadier General S H Gou, commander of the 6th division, will take over Melvyn Ong’s place as Chief of the Singapore Army. Maj-Gen Melvyn Ong, 43, joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1994. He was appointed to various significant positions in different units of SAF. In February 2011, he was assigned as commander of the Singapore contingent deployed to provide humanitarian aid in New Zealand after a quake hit the country’s Christchurch city./. … [Read more...] about Singapore announces new head of defence force