Three new regional hubs in Singapore, Dubai and Abuja as Britain extends global defence footprint
UK Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon confirms new regional British Defence Staffs (BDS) will be set up in The Gulf (Dubai), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and West Africa (Abuja) to reinforce bilateral and multilateral defence and security relationships.>>>Read more <<<
Singapore accepts invitation to G20 Hamburg Summit
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has accepted German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s invitation to attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July 2017. PM Lee said he looked forward to working closely with Germany towards a successful Summit and Presidency.
New Centre to encourage cybersecurity data sharing in the Asia-Pacific
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) is establishing a new centre for cybersecurity data sharing which will operate in the first half of 2017.
BBC’s Planet Earth II documentary features Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay
Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is featured in BBC Planet Earth II’s final episode featuring cities. Producer, Fredi Devas said that the Gardens were a good fit for the episode because it provided a peek into how future cities might look like and focuses on how animals interact with new urban environments.