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We have started to collect the most important news related to Singapore in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew dies

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:50

Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman who transformed Singapore from a port city into a wealthy global hub, dies at the age of 91.
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Singapore founder 'critically ill'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 6:44

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, is critically ill in hospital and his condition has deteriorated, the government says.
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Singapore to cane German vandals

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 6:10
related countries: Germany Germany

Two German nationals are sentenced to caning and nine months in jail in Singapore for vandalism and trespassing.
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VIDEO: Why life in Singapore is so expensive

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 4:43

Singapore is the world's most expensive city, according to an index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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Singapore 'world's priciest city'

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 22:07

For the second year running, Singapore tops the list as the world's most expensive city to live in, says the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 1:33

How a nation was built on a tropical swamp
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VIDEO: Lunar New Year markets see sales dip

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 1:53

In Hong Kong and Singapore, markets have sprung up to mark the Lunar New Year. But stall-holders in both cities say takings have not been as high as hoped.
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VIDEO: 50 Shades of Singapore

Monday, February 16th 2015, 18:11

Singaporeans post suggestive messages about city life
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Singapore PM Lee has cancer surgery

Monday, February 16th 2015, 6:04

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has undergone surgery to remove his prostate gland, his office says.
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VIDEO: Baby bills: The costs of childbirth

Friday, February 13th 2015, 0:26

The BBC's Mariko Oi shares her experiences of how the costs of giving birth in Singapore add up.
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VIDEO: Drone waiters unveiled in Singapore

Monday, February 9th 2015, 0:30

Could flying waiter drones by the answer to a shortage of restaurant staff in food-crazy Singapore?
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Drone waiters to plug Singapore's service staff gap

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 21:41

Could drones solve Singapore's service staffing woes?
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AirAsia plane 'fuselage located'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 16:29

The main body of the AirAsia plane that disappeared in December has been located and photographed in the Java Sea, say officials.
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Sunday, January 4th 2015, 10:44
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Surabaya

A BBC crew has filmed what appears to be debris from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 which disappeared en route from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore.
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Jubilee gifts for Singapore babies

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 11:37

Government will give out gift packs for every new citizen born in 2015, to mark Singapore's 50th birthday.
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Unease in Singapore over Filipino workers

Monday, December 29th 2014, 1:56

Unease in Singapore over Filipino workers
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AirAsia 'devastated' by missing jet

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 20:34
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes says he is "devastated" that a plane carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore has gone missing.
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AirAsia flight to Singapore missing

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 15:49
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 travelling from Indonesia to Singapore goes missing with 162 people on board, the company says.
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Singapore stock exchange down

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 4:39

Singapore's stock exchange (SGX) delays trading on Wednesday for more than three hours due to a software glitch.
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Indonesian president flies economy

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 11:55
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.
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