Singapore

Meet B.C.'s New LNG Dance Partner, Malaysia

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

To put it in a local context: the B.C. government is providing unprecedented tax breaks to what is effectively a foreign Crown corporation, where the prime minister is suspected of siphoning off US$700 million from one of its other Crown corporations to his personal bank accounts. Doesn't inspire confidence.

How To Spend a 28-Hour Layover in Singapore

Sara Graham | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

Since this year marks Singapore's 50th birthday, and since I love the idea of a layover in a cool city, I figured it was time to re-visit on my way back from New Zealand. Turns out, one can manage to do quite a lot in a very short amount of time.

Man Fined $15,000 For Tossing Cigarette Butt

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Living

A Singapore man is reportedly facing $15,000 in fines after flicking a cigarette from his apartment window. That's a $600-ding per for each of the ...

The Fourth Revolution: A Good Read

Diane Francis | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

"The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State" by Economist Editor in Chief John Micklethwaite and Economist Managing Editor Adrian Wo...

Canada Should Listen to Australia on Internet Censorship

David Christopher | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Now, our friends in Australia are sounding the alarm about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could wreak havoc on Canada's economy. Australians know well the economic damage that unbalanced and extreme Internet censorship rules can cause.

Canada Needs to Think More Like a Company

Diane Francis | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Facts are that the new cold war is like the old one but is about conquering markets and resources. Canadians and Americans must join this economic weapon race and creating a trade sales force through embassies is a decent beginning. But much more needs to be done in concert with the Americans.

Is Canada's Growing Trade with this Booming Region a Good Thing?

Peter Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

In the 2000-2008 period, Canadian exports to ASEAN grew by 9 per cent annually, just under the average pace to emerging markets as a whole. Post-crisis, the rate of growth is exactly the same. Doubling trade in five years would require notching that pace up to 15 per cent annually -- not an unachievable target by any stretch of the imagination.

VIFF 2013: 'Ilo Ilo' Reviewed

Imelda Nurwisah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Imelda Nurwisah

A recent winner of the Camera d'Or prize at Cannes, Ilo Ilo quickly sold out its first screening at the 32nd Vancouver International Film Festival. This subtle yet detailed film about family life in Singapore shows the skilled editing and directorial abilities of Anthony Chen in his feature film debut.

Smithfield Foods Takeover: China's Trojan Horse

Diane Francis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The United States must reject China's $7-billion bid to buy the world's biggest pork producer, Smithfield Foods of Virginia. The transaction was announced in May but is currently under review in Washington by authorities. Delays are due to concerns. And there are many.

Where In The World Are People The Most Emotional?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada Living

It's not just a Hollywood stereotype that shows the sensitive side of Latin American men — but according to new research, the citizens who demonstra...

The Best Asian Food Trends

Jacqueline Vong | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Living
Jacqueline Vong

In recent years, the rise of Asian fusion through the integration of Japanese, Thai or Chinese food in culinary cuisine has been a prevalent trend in restaurants. There's a new crop of Asian fusion that has been hitting the streets using inspirations from the lesser known or less popularized cultures from the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Korea.

NYLON Magazine Goes Global: Singapore

Ramp1885.com | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

The famed Nylon magazine has skyrocketed in popularity since its humble beginnings with the American inaugural issue in April 1999. Now, the magazine has taken the world by storm, spreading its reach from New York, to Mexico and finally, here in the sunny island of Singapore.

DEPRESSION: Global Designer Spotlight

Ramp1885.com | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

I stumbled across this quaint shop in the heart of Singapore. I developed an instant fondness for the Fall 2011 Birth Defect Men's collection -- the designs are a breathe of fresh air compared to what you'll see on the streets. Wearable, but still insanely unconventional.

Small Countries Weathering the Recession: Crashing and Burning or Rising From the Ashes

Andrew Cooper | Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

The post-Cold War years were good for the fortunes of small countries. Small states did indeed seem beautiful in the 1990s and early 2000s. The end o...