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It's an annual tragedy in Singapore: domestic maids falling to their deaths from high rise apartments, often while carrying out duties such as cleaning outside windows.
CNN's Liz Neisloss reports on efforts to improve worker safety after nine Singapore maids fell to their deaths this year.
CNN's Richard Quest gives you tips on how to experience more during your Singapore stop over.
Airport stopovers are seldom the highlight of any business traveler's journey.
The Skypark pool atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore might be one of the most magnificent pools on earth: It's an infinity-edged oasis 650 feet above ground with a mind-blowing view of the city's skyline. It's part of a massive rooftop entertainment platform perched atop three skyscrapers.
CNN's Liz Neisloss reports from the Singapore air show on the debate over the European Union's carbon tax scheme.
Aerobatic stunt teams will provide Singapore's international airshow with entertainment, but the real dogfights for billion dollar contracts take place behind closed doors.
The sun is not yet up over Singapore's Kranji Racecourse but Michael Freedman's day has already started. "Most days I'm up just before 5 o'clock," the genial Australian explains. "I get to the stables just before half past five and the track opens at 6 o'clock. It's a little different to how they do it back home or in Europe but we have to start early because of the heat here."
The list of house rules make it clear what one Singaporean working mother expects of her new maids.
Singapore authorities said Wednesday they are reviewing a U.S. request for the extradition of four men believed to be part of a conspiracy in which electronic components from the United States were sent to Iran and ended up in explosives in Iraq.
Sebastian Vettel sealed his ninth win of the 2011 Formula One season in Singapore on Sunday, and the Red Bull driver is now just one point away from becoming the sport's youngest double world champion.
In a country where electoral outcomes are for the most part a foregone conclusion, the race for Singapore's next president became a relative nail-biter. But in the end, Tony Tan -- a former deputy prime minister -- was declared the winner.
Singapore's presidential candidates may all share the same name -- the common Chinese surname of Tan -- but with four candidates now officially in the race, this presidential election is the most contested in Singapore's history.
A Singapore court on Friday rejected an appeal by a British author against a conviction for contempt of court over a book that criticized the justice system.
Singapore's first two prime ministers on Saturday resigned from the Cabinet in a suprise announcement, saying the time had come for a "younger generation to carry Singapore forward."
Singapore's ruling party was returned to power in general elections Saturday, despite the strongest challenge to date from the opposition.
It may be one of the most developed nations in Southeast Asia, but on the densely packed urban island of Singapore, a simple glass of water doesn't come cheap, or easy.
CNN's Liz Neisloss reports on how Singapore is making sure it doesn't run out of clean water.
As Singaporeans usher in the Year of the Rabbit, Singapore's prime minister hopes citizens will follow the fertile animal's example and reproduce.
Virtually every high-end Singapore real estate agent has an anecdote about the immense wealth of Chinese clients. China's business elite is coming in flocks, they say, and buying in flocks as well. If one CEO ponies up for a $15 million abode, his buddies do the same.
Singapore Airlines Cargo on Tuesday became the 20th air carrier to be charged in a massive ongoing global investigation into air cargo price-fixing, the Justice Department announced.
A Qantas plane that had one of its four engines shut down mid-flight landed safely in Singapore on Thursday morning, the airline said.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva breaks down the results of a survey on perceived world corruption levels.
An American businessman was arrested in Singapore for a series of criminal complaints against him -- not for overstaying his visa as his legal defense team claims, according to a Singapore embassy spokesman.
The wife of Singapore's first prime minister died at her home Saturday at the age of 89.
Lee Kuan Yew, who is widely credited with molding Singapore into one of the world's most prosperous countries, has been admitted to the hospital, officials said.
When Singapore Airlines first started flying the Airbus A380 in 2007, it was still a big question mark whether the aircraft would be a hit with passengers.
While economists fret whether the sharp "V"-shaped drop of the financial crisis will turn into a double-dipped "W" recovery, Tan Pheng Hock is most worried about the "P" word: Protectionism.
A terrorism suspect -- whose 2008 escape from Singapore launched a global manhunt -- has been arrested in Malaysia, according to authorities there.
The current global economic downturn will change the worldwide power structure, giving China and India a stronger role to play in the future, Singapore's foreign minister said Tuesday.
Singapore's economy shrank by 4.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said Thursday, as it forecast the economy would contract between 2 and 5 percent this year.
Singapore's Gross Domestic Product is expected to shrink as much as 5 percent in 2009, far more than the 1 to 2 percent contraction predicted earlier this month, the government said.
Garbage dumps are generally not associated with thriving coral reefs, vast mangrove plantations and rare bird species.
In the stylishly minimal surroundings of Singapore's Red Dot design museum, architect and innovative-thinker Cameron Sinclair opened the second Principal Voices debate of 2008 with a clear statement: "There is a lot of 'design for bad' out there."
In a further indication of the weakening Asian economy, Singapore on Friday said GDP had declined by 12.5 percent in real terms in the fourth quarter of 2008 and revised downwards its growth estimates for 2009.
Many of the 96 men and women competing in the Volvo Ocean Race are losing hope of reaching families and friends for Christmas after a slow start to the third leg.
Chapchai Nirat of Thailand chipped in for an eagle to move to the top of the leaderboard at the Barclays Singapore Open before darkness brought third round play to an early end on Saturday.
Formula One turned to the dark side at the Singapore Grand Prix and judging by how well it was received the sport's first night race will not be its last.
Double world champion Fernando Alonso produced a sparkling performance under the floodlights to top the timesheets in the second session of free practice ahead of the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix.
Formula One breaks with almost 60 years of tradition when it takes a step into the dark this weekend in Singapore.
Formula One will be in the dark this weekend when the first night race in the sport's history takes place on the streets of Singapore.
Singapore, New Zealand and the United States have the world's friendliest business climates for small companies, according to a World Bank report released this week.
Facing a shortage of kidneys and long hospital waiting lists, Singapore ponders going where few countries have gone before: legalizing the buying and selling of organs
Singapore is considering legalizing kidney trading to help meet demand for kidney transplants, the city-state's health minister said Monday
Oil was steady Thursday in Asia after plummeting more than $10 a barrel in the previous two sessions as evidence mounted that record prices are slowing U.S. demand
A suspected terror leader has fled from a detention center in Singapore after asking to use the toilet, Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng has admitted.
It was a hot, sticky day in Jakarta, especially for visiting officials of Singapore's state-owned Temasek Holdings. They sweated for nearly four hours on Nov. 19, as Indonesia's competition commission completed its six-month probe into the country's mobile-phone sector, where Singapore companies own major stakes in two operators that between them control 85 percent of a $6 billion market.
Two years overdue and billions of dollars over budget, this is the moment the aviation industry has been waiting for - the world's largest passenger aircraft's first commercial flight, from Singapore to Sydney.
Applicants to the Mile-High Club, whose members claim amorous encounters at altitude, could be forgiven for having their excitement aroused by the prospect of a ride on the first A380 superjumbo passenger jet.
The government of Singapore is currently endorsing a campaign to boost its recycling levels to 60 percent by 2012 (up from its 2005 levels of 49 percent). Their final target however is an ambitious "zero landfill" status, which they hope to achieve by ultimately recycling all the waste produced in the city-state.
You can't go far wrong in a truck equipped with an Astrata box. The device, half the size of a cigarette pack, can be wired into anything that moves - truck, car, shipping container - to head off nearly every conceivable type of disaster.
For the second year in a row, Singapore was ranked the world's easiest place to do business, followed by New Zealand and the United States, the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report said Wednesday.
An earthquake struck Wednesday off the western Indonesian coast, killing at least nine people, said a spokesman for the country's Social Affairs Department. I-Reporters sent in their stories, photos and video.
Singapore started work on its Formula One Grand Prix facilities with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new pit building on Friday.
SINGAPORE AIRLINES' A380 AUCTION
SINGAPORE AIRLINES' A380 AUCTION
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Pedestrians all over the world are moving faster than a decade ago, according to scientists who have conducted a study into the pace at which people walk.
Safety should be the top priority when Singapore's bid to host Formula One's first night race is considered, Renault and Ferrari chiefs have said.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Lam Chih Bing was among five golfers to qualify for the British Open, becoming only the second golfer from Singapore to qualify for the only major outside of the United States.
Singapore has picked Las Vegas Sands, the world's top casino operator, to build and run its first casino, a project that will cost more than S$5 billion ($3.2 billion).
With its gleaming office towers, spotless streets and affluent population, Singapore prides itself as a model of economic and lifestyle success.
Singapore said on Tuesday it would sell more land along its prime Orchard Road shopping strip for a retail mall, signalling rising confidence in its reviving property market.
Is Ho Ching losing her touch? That's what some are asking about Temasek Holdings' formidable chief executive after a string of embarrassing setbacks.
The Indonesian Open, Singapore Masters and TCL Classic in China will go ahead as jointly sanctioned events after the European Tour and Asian Tour reached an amicable agreement.
From monitoring its hazardous waste to keeping track of all computer activity, Singapore is one of the most security-conscious places in the world.
To Californian resident Eva Dang, Dr. William's Chong central clinic looks like any other office near her home.
A group of leading U.S. and European telecom providers are joining together to lobby Asian governments to open their markets to outsiders, according to a published report.
Singapore has sworn in the son of founding father and architect Lee Kuan Yew as the state's new prime minister in a colorful ceremony.
It's quietly called the nanny state, among other things, by Singapore's disenchanted.
In a final speech to the nation, Singapore's outgoing Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong declared his "chapter closed."
Singapore Airlines has completed the world's longest commercial passenger flight, touching down in Newark, New Jersey after a flight of more than 18.5 hours from Singapore.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold and markets reacted to the Athens bombing.
Singapore tycoon Khoo Teck Puat, the largest shareholder in Britain's Standard Chartered Bank, has died at the age of 86.
Singapore's economy has expanded for a second straight quarter, official data shows, but the momentum is slowing.
One of the last remaining refuges from the onslaught of electronic mail is about to disappear. Beginning in late November, Singapore Airlines will test a new system to allow business- and first-cla...
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