A Letter From Singapore

A Letter From Singapore

The Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to be collaborating with one of our newest partners, the  High Commission of the Republic of Singapore, in bringing you the latest news and insight from Singapore. See below to find out more about current affairs, politics, business, technology, the environment and more in the July 2016 issue of the Spotlight Singapore News Letter.

 

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July 2016 issue


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PM Lee congratulates Theresa May on her appointment as Prime Minister

 

PM Lee congratulates Theresa May on her appointment as Prime Minister 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (Jul 14), congratulating her on her appointment. He said: “Singapore is a longstanding partner and friend of the United Kingdom. We share deep historical ties and common interests in many areas.”
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World’s first rotatable laboratory for the tropics has opened in Singapore

 

World's first rotatable laboratory for the tropics has opened in Singapore

BCA SkyLab, the world’s first rotatable laboratory for the tropics was officially opened by PM Lee on 20 July 2016. Developed by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, SkyLab aims to achieve breakthroughs with innovation in energy efficiency in buildings in the tropics. It is rotatable 360 degrees and has the capability to test at any orientation relative to the sun or wind.
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Governments must address impulse to turn inwards, says PM Lee at the Asia-Europe Meeting Summit

 

Governments must address impulse to turn inwards, says PM Lee at the Asia-Europe Meeting Summit

Governments must address the impulse to turn inwards – even as demands to put up barriers to immigration, free trade, and exchange of information by those who feel marginalised have intensified, said PM Lee at the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM) held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (15 July).
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Singapore property giant, CDL is building a sustainable world

 

Singapore property giant, CDL is building a sustainable world

Property firm CDL, ranked the most sustainable real estate firm in the world and a leader in sustainability reporting, has become one of the first companies in Singapore to align its operations with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
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Michelin stars for Singapore hawker food

 

Michelin stars for Singapore hawker food

Two modest food stalls in Singapore, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle were among 29 dining venues to feature in the new Singapore Michelin guide. 51-year-old Chan Hon Meng, who serves 150 portions of his signature chicken rice dish each lunchtime for around £1.40 a go, has no immediate plans to increase the price of his food.
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