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Singapore bids farewell to horse racing to free up land for housing
City-state is to close its only turf club in order to redevelop 120-hectare site for public housing amid declining popularity of the sport

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

08, Jun, 2023 @12:53 AM

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Li Shangfu: China’s defence minister at Shangri-La Dialogue warns of ‘cold war mentality’ in digs at US
After refusing to meet with his US counterpart, general says ‘some countries’ interfering in others’ business but Beijing does not seek confrontation

Guardian staff and agencies

04, Jun, 2023 @6:50 AM

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Dyson to build new factory in Singapore and expand in UK and Philippines
Investments in Bristol and Santo Tomas in the Philippines will be worth £100m and £166m respectively

Jasper Jolly

02, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Singapore backs Aukus and says Australia could play ‘bigger role’ in regional security
South-east Asia must not become ‘an arena for proxy wars’, the nation state’s foreign minister said

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

01, May, 2023 @9:20 AM

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Crack-Up Capitalism by Quinn Slobodian review – the economic anarchy of Liz Truss’s dreams
This timely and important study of investment zones exposes the limitations of the experiments favoured by free-market fanatics

Will Hutton

25, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Singaporean on death row denied access to lawyers, say activists
Tangaraju Suppiah, due to be hanged this week, forced to self-represent after unsuccessful appeal

Rebecca Ratcliffe

24, Apr, 2023 @11:04 AM

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From Facebook intern to the crosshairs of Congress: TikTok chief’s stellar rise
Shou Zi Chew, who joined ByteDance, the parent company in 2021, won’t let his children use the app

Mark Sweney and Johana Bhuiyan

23, Mar, 2023 @2:47 PM

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Singapore man sues woman for just wanting to be friends, not partners
Claimant seeks $3m in damages to cover financial losses as well as rehabilitation and therapy to overcome ‘trauma’

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

03, Feb, 2023 @1:06 PM

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Fears the Year of the Rabbit could bring about a wave of abandoned pets
Animal welfare groups in Malaysia and Singapore have urged consumers to not buy rabbits on an ‘impulse’ and look into what it takes to care for them

Rebecca Root in Bangkok

19, Jan, 2023 @6:54 AM

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‘Billionaire biffo’ shines light on hugely ambitious $30bn Sun Cable solar project
The row between Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest reveals the technical, economic and even geopolitical hurdles to completion

Peter Hannam

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Twitter reportedly makes more cuts to online safety teams
A dozen people based in Dublin and Singapore who moderate content and monitor hate speech believed to have been let go

Danya Hajjaji and agencies

07, Jan, 2023 @11:48 PM

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Lost and found: how a Facebook post led to the ‘chocolate chip’ toadstool
The sighting of a ‘magnificent’ specimen of the Amanita sculpta, not seen in Singapore for 80 years, shows how the public can aid in conservation efforts

Graeme Green

22, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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