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AirAsia to relocate to Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 4 from Nov 7

Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia is relocating its operations at the Singapore Changi Airport to the fully-automated Terminal 4 from Terminal 1, effective Nov 7. In a statement Thursday, AirAsia Singapore Chief Executive Officer, Logan Velaitham said the move was in line with the low-cost airline's vision of becoming a digital airline. "This year, our focus in Singapore is to embrace fast and seamless travel, and we are collaborating with Changi Airport Group to automate and innovate our check-in services and airport experience," he said.



7th Fleet Commander visits Singapore to Strengthen Maritime Partnerships

Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visited Singapore October 11-14 to strengthen maritime partnerships with leaders from the Republic of Singapore Navy while meeting with U.S. Sailors and their families.



Chinese hegemony spreading across ASEAN

Hong Kong [China], Oct.16 : There is little doubt that China has been able to dominate individual nations within the Association of Southeast Asia Nations , which has contributed to it subverting the disunited organisation as a whole. The only question is to what degree will it continue to expand its influence.



How a deaf theatre actor from Singapore made himself heard on the big stage

Singaporean Ramesh Meyyappan was born deaf, but being introduced to the world of theatre opened up doors for him. Today, he's an award-winning actor who does critically acclaimed solo shows - and even performed at the National Day Parade.



Commentary: What to expect as PM Lee Hsien Loong heads to the White House

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will head to the White House to call on a US President with growing foreign and domestic challenges. Jaime Ho, Chief Editor, Channel NewsAsia Digital News discusses what may be on the agenda.



Chinese Leader Xi Jinping to See Power Grow at Upcoming Party Congress

Visitors walk past video display boards at an exhibition highlighting China's achievements under five years of leadership by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2017.



Singapore Growth Accelerates in Third Quarter on Export Bounce 2 hours ago

Gross domestic product rose at a seasonally adjusted and annualized rate of 6.3 percent in the third quarter from the previous three months, according to preliminary figures from the trade ministry on Friday.  electronics sector shows a particularly impressive upswing. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in August that the economy will probably grow 2.5 percent this year, which would be the fastest since 2014.



FTE Asia EXPO 2017 exhibition preview - bag drop, IFEC,...

Future Travel Experience Asia EXPO 2017 , which will take place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on 7-8 November 2017, is Asia's biggest free to attend passenger experience and business performance expo. Delivered with the official support of Changi Airport Group and the Airline Passenger Experience Association , the expo will play a vital role in helping airlines and airports decide which solutions to invest in as part of their strategies to improve customer experiences, reduce costs, increase revenues and enhance operational efficiency both on the ground and in-flight.



PM Lee to visit Washington from Oct 22 to 26

US President Donald Trump, right, and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017 AFP/SAUL LOEB SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an official working visit to Washington, DC from Oct 22 to 26 at the invitation of US President Donald Trump, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Thursday . "In addition to President Trump, PM Lee will be meeting key administration officials as well as members of the Congressional leadership," an MFA spokesperson said.



5 takeaways from the first public cleanliness satisfaction survey

SINGAPORE: Turn your nose up at dirty hawker centres but unwilling to do your part to keep the place clean? That may just be the attitude of some Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, according to a survey on how people perceive cleanliness in public places here. The survey, conducted by academics Dr Mathew Mathews and Professor Paulin Straughan, is the first of its kind, done with funds from the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.



For some micro-retailers, Qoo10's e-wallet solves actual pain points

The e-commerce platform hopes to drive online traffic to physical stores with its QPay system, helping small, often nomadic, businesses adopt cashless payment methods in the process. SINGAPORE: For online retailer Berry Lalola, which has no physical store to call its own, cash has always been king.



Josephine Teo co-opted into Pap Cec; Tan Chuan-Jin to chair Pap.SG

SINGAPORE: Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Josephine Teo was co-opted into the People's Action Party's Central Executive Committee , the party's organising secretary Chan Chun Sing said in a statement on Wednesday . Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin was appointed as chair of PAP.SG, an interest group that champions the elderly.



Navy fires two senior officers over deadly USS John McCain crash

In this released U.S. Navy handout, damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. When the USS John McCain collided with a petroleum tanker near Singapore in August, killing 10 American sailors and injuring five, it was a "preventable" accident, the Navy has found. The Navy relieved the guided-missile destroyer's two top officers - commanding officer Alfredo Sanchez and executive officer Jessie Sanchez - of their duties "due to a lack of confidence."



Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to the White House on October 23, 2017. President Trump looks forward to reaffirming the relationship between the United States and Singapore, which has been one of America's closest partners in Asia for more than 50 years.



SAF sends S$270,000 of aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

An RSAF KC-135R aircraft carrying supplies landed in Bangladesh's Chittagong airport on Tuesday . CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh: The Singapore Armed Forces has delivered S$270,000 worth of humanitarian supplies to Bangladesh to provide aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state.



Brunei Navy commander receives prestigious Singapore military award

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen congratulating Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy, First Admiral Pengiran Norazmi Pengiran Haji Muhammad, after the Meritorious Service Medal investiture at the Ministry of Defence on Tuesday . SINGAPORE: The Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy was presented with Singapore's prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang - or Meritorious Service Medal by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday .



At Exercise Wallaby, Singapore's land and air forces work hand in hand

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia: Against a never-ending canvas of vast plains and blue skies, Singapore's land and air fighters showed what it takes to operate as a team. This is Exercise Wallaby, the largest Singapore Armed Forces overseas training exercise, conducted in an area four times the size of Singapore.





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