Singapore is a fascinating blend of cultures from all over Asia. This tiny city-state, half the size of metropolitan London, packs in an unbelievable amount of creativity and commerce while keeping its history and heritage alive. Colourful Peranakan shophouses sit next to ultra-modern architecture, and vintage stores go hand in hand with trendy boutiques. You can treat yourself to a Michelin-star meal for under a fiver or pay hundreds to swim in the world's highest infinity pool. Whatever your preference, Singapore has it covered. Saturday 9 am - The traditional bite Start your day with a coffee and kueh at HarriAnns. Considered one of Singapore’s most acclaimed cafés, this family-run business has been serving authentic Peranakan delicacies since the 1940s. From rainbow-coloured cakes to nut cookies, there is plenty of bite-sized food on offer including all-day breakfast sets. For a heartier meal, try their signature laksa or nonya curry chicken made with fresh … [Read more...] about How to spend the perfect 48 hours in Singapore
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YEREVAN, JULY 8, ARMENPRESS. The official visit of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to Singapore continues. Pashinyan and his delegation met on July 8 with the representatives of Singapore Business Federation. As ARMENPRESS was informed from the Office of the Prime Minister of Armenia, greeting the guests, CEO of Singapore Business Federation Ho Meng Kit highlighted the meeting with the Armenian PM and governmental delegation. According to him, it's a good opportunity for developing the business relations between Armenia and Singapore, giving new impetus to them and initiating joint projects. He noted that the businessmen of Singapore are interested in launching activities in different spheres in Armenia and are ready to get acquainted with the investment opportunities of Armenia and discuss cooperation opportunities. Ho Meng Kit noted that the FTA to be signed between the Eurasian Economic Union and Singapore is also a good opportunity for deepening business relations and … [Read more...] about Pashinyan meets with business community of Singapore
Hundreds of turtles and tortoises, including rare and endangered species, face an uncertain future after their Singapore sanctuary -- a Guinness World Record holder -- was forced to relocate due to government redevelopment plans. At its peak around 1,000 of the creatures were housed at The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, which opened in 2001 at popular tourist spot Chinese Gardens. It also showcased specimens and memorabilia such as figurines and stuffed toys. While the venture built up a loyal following, there had been criticism online of the conditions the reptiles were kept in. Authorities decided to repurpose the area, and evicted them -- leaving owner Connie Tan scrambling to find and finance a new location. "I gave up quite a lot for this, and it's tough. My son's university education fees have gone into keeping this place alive," explains Tan, whose father created the original museum, securing the Guinness World Record for the "largest collection of tortoise and turtle … [Read more...] about Crawling to extinction: Singapore turtle haven fights for life
Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, just two months after the North Korean leader's meeting with US President Donald Trump in Vietnam that ended abruptly. Analysts say the Russia-North Korea summit scheduled for Thursday will serve as a reminder to Washington that the North Korean leader has other options in the region backing his leadership. The failed summit in Vietnam meant that Kim was unable to get the sanctions relief he sought from the United States. He is unlikely to get that in his meeting with Putin as well. But while Russia fully enforces the sanctions it voted to impose on Pyongyang, it has joined China in calling for loosening the punishment in recognition of steps taken in limiting North Korea's weapons testing. Why Russia? Russia's relations with North Korea date back to the latter's foundation. Moscow also helped rebuild North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean War. The Russian president is experienced in dealing with … [Read more...] about What’s at stake as Kim Jong Un meets President Putin in Russia?
In public, Jeremy Hunt, who is tall and slim, with wide eyes and a boyish, grown-out buzz cut, tends to wrap his right arm across his body so as to hold his stiff left arm just above the cuff. It’s as if he were worried about the arm making rapid, involuntary movements, like something out of Dr Strangelove. His father, Sir Nicholas Hunt, was a senior Royal Navy officer, and there’s a remarkable calmness as well as something seigneurial in Hunt’s bearing and public persona. In person, Hunt speaks precisely and maintains eye contact. Unlike Theresa May, he does not appear awkward when speaking in public or taking questions from the media. Unlike some politicians, he’s not a tyrannical monologist: he asks questions and listens. “He is considerate and remembers things about you that matter,” says Tim Montgomerie, the founder of the ConservativeHome website. Educated at Charterhouse, where he was head boy, Hunt went up to Oxford in the mid-1980s as the … [Read more...] about Jeremy Hunt: the last Cameroon