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Unesco culture heritage honour for Singapore hawkers

Unesco culture heritage honour for Singapore hawkers

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: For India it is yoga, Thailand it is traditional massage, and South Korea it is kimjang, or the art of kimchi making and sharing.  In the city-state’s case, the Unesco honour has to do with its hawker culture finding a place on the Intangible Cultural Heritage […]

Covid-19 vaccine programme to start in Singapore before year-end

Covid-19 vaccine programme to start in Singapore before year-end

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Even before the year is out, Singaporeans will get free inoculation against the Covid-19 killer-bug under a state-funded $1.33 billion programme that will kick off with the first batch of vaccines from US-Germany venture Pfizer-BioNTech. In addition, vaccines from Moderna of the United States and China’s […]

In world’s first, lab-grown chicken for Singaporeans

In world’s first, lab-grown chicken for Singaporeans

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: A culinary surprise awaits Singapore chicken rice lovers. Their next meal of the healthier white-meat dish may come, not from a farm, but straight out of a laboratory. On December 2, United States food technology start-up Eat Just received the greenlight from Singapore Food Agency […]

Optimism over Covid- 19 vaccine, but WHO sounds note of caution  

Optimism over Covid- 19 vaccine, but WHO sounds note of caution  

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Amid the continuing dread caused by the coronavirus pandemic, two American drug-makers, Pfizerand Moderna,  have announced that their experimental vaccines are more than 90 per cent effective, bringing a glimmer of hope in a gloomy world that an antidote is on the way. Making it […]

Singapore arrests 21 members of South Korean religious sect

Singapore arrests 21 members of South Korean religious sect

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Singapore has arrested a local group of 21 people linked to the secretive Shincheongji Church of Jesus (SCJ in South Korea, seeking to nip in the bud threats to public order and safety. In a sweep on Monday, police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department […]

An electric car uniquely yours made in Singapore

An electric car uniquely yours made in Singapore

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE:  Not just any car, but an electric one made in Singapore itself that you can order over your mobile phone with features to suit your personal taste is coming your way. The exciting experience will be provided by Hyundai’s use of smart technology at its […]

‘Poison’ drip at centre of Singapore PM’s court battle

‘Poison’ drip at centre of Singapore PM’s court battle

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has testified in court in a libel suit against blogger-turned-politician Leong Sze Hian to clear his name from what he affirmed were unfounded allegations of involvement in the Malaysian state fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (MDB), corruption scandal. In a push […]

New tech aids Singapore leap to launch Covid-19 vaccine

New tech aids Singapore leap to launch Covid-19 vaccine

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Singapore, which clocked a low of 42 new daily infections on Wednesday, has joined in the fast-tracked global race to find a Covid-19 vaccine, starting early tests with a newer type of technology. About 100 volunteers, aged between 21 and 55, have been recruited […]

End of era of sledge-hammer politics in post-GE 2020 Singapore

End of era of sledge-hammer politics in post-GE 2020 Singapore

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Is the era of hardball politics coming to an end in Singapore? For decades the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has been delivering blow after blow, as if with an unabashed sledge hammer, at the microscopic opposition in Parliament. Will the watershed July 10 general […]

Leeway to Opposition but Singaporeans play it safe in polls

Leeway to Opposition but Singaporeans play it safe in polls

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Descendants of migrants from China, India and the Malay Archipelago, Singaporeans are said to have a keen sense of survival. This natural instinct could be seen in the way they voted on July 10 in the General Election held amidst the crisis of a generation […]

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