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  • Singapore's Temasek reports record $235 bn portfolio

    Singapore's Temasek reports record $235 bn portfolio

    phys.org 10 Jul '18, 8am

    Temasek has since 2011 increased its investment focus on technology, life sciences, agribusiness, non-bank financial services and consumer sectors Singapore investment giant Temasek Holdings said Tuesday the value of its global portfolio reached a record high last year but will temper...

  • Final Fruit-ier: Thailand sends smelly durian into space

    Final Fruit-ier: Thailand sends smelly durian into space

    phys.org 01 Jun '18, 3pm

    Durian is eaten across Southeast Asia and is both famous for its popularity and infamous for its pungent smell It's one small step for Thailand, one giant leap for Southeast Asia's smelliest fruit. Thailand plans to shoot durian into orbit to test its durability in a project that coul...

  • "Only a few hundred mature individuals of this pebble-sized freshwater crab are known to exist."

    Critically endangered Singapore freshwater crab lives in genetically isolated populations

    phys.org 01 Jun '18, 11am

    Presently, levels of genetic diversity are low. Cutting-edge genomic tools were used to analyse the genetic variation of the crabs for this study. The genetic information, together with their migration patterns, were compared with a more widespread and common species, the lowland fres...

  • Geography researchers determine benefits of Singapore's mangroves

    Geography researchers determine benefits of Singapore's mangroves

    phys.org 27 Apr '18, 9am

    Assoc Prof Daniel Friess (left), who led the three-year study on mangroves in Singapore to determine their benefits, with his two NUS Geography final-year students, Seah Li Yi (middle) and Aleena Kua (right), using a total station to survey the topography of a mangrove forest. Credit:...

  • Singapore says Uber-Grab deal may flout competition rules

    Singapore says Uber-Grab deal may flout competition rules

    phys.org 30 Mar '18, 12pm

    The sale ends a bruising battle between the ride-hailing behemoths The sale of Uber's Southeast Asian business to Singapore-based rival Grab may have infringed competition rules, a Singapore watchdog said Friday, imposing restrictions on the deal while it carries out an investigation....

  • Singapore invites cyberattacks to strengthen defences

    Singapore invites cyberattacks to strengthen defences

    phys.org 21 Feb '18, 5pm

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at Singapore's inaugural Cyber Week in 2016: the defence ministry has now held an unusual contest aimed at tightening cybersecurity Hundreds of hackers have targeted Singapore's defence ministry –- but the attacks were at the government's invitati...

  • Over 100 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

    Over 100 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

    phys.org 23 Jan '18, 7am

    A baby hawksbill turtle at Tanjong Beach in Sentosa island Over 100 baby turtles have hatched on a Singapore beach before being released into the sea, authorities said Tuesday, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures. A nest of Hawksbill turtle eggs was discovered in Novemb...

  • Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

    Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

    phys.org 20 Nov '17, 8am

    In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a licence fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle to over $80,000 In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spe...

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