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Singaporeans wary of vaccine, South Koreans want it right now

Singaporeans wary of vaccine, South Koreans want it right now

Singapore has been such a success at suppressing COVID-19, some citizens don't want the jab. But vaccine delays have angered South Koreans.

  • by Chen Lin and Aradhana Aravindan

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UNESCO adds Singapore hawker stalls, Balkan grass mowing to cultural heritage list

UNESCO adds Singapore hawker stalls, Balkan grass mowing to cultural heritage list

The annual update to the United Nations' living heritage list includes hawker food, competitive grass mowing and camel racing - but no Australian customs.

'Cruise to nowhere' in Singapore turns back after passenger tests positive for COVID-19

'Cruise to nowhere' in Singapore turns back after passenger tests positive for COVID-19

The Royal Caribbean cruise was one of the company's first sailings since it halted global operations in March due to the pandemic, but it abruptly ended when a passenger tested positive.

  • by Chen Lin and Yi Shu Ng
Baby born with COVID-19 antibodies: report

Baby born with COVID-19 antibodies: report

It is not yet known whether a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery.

  • by Aradhana Aravindan
Australian-made flag a rare memento of daring WWII Singapore raid

Australian-made flag a rare memento of daring WWII Singapore raid

It is against the Hague Convention to make improper use of an enemy flag, but that didn't stop one daring Australian mission that infiltrated the Japanese.

  • by Latika Bourke
Not happy: How a 10-second smiley-face selfie can land you in jail

Not happy: How a 10-second smiley-face selfie can land you in jail

Strict anti-protest laws threaten to make Singapore the laughing stock around the world, and it's all because of one man and a smiley face.

  • by James Massola
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'My city of Sydney': our signature song shines half a century on
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'My city of Sydney': our signature song shines half a century on

An old song about Sydney has taken on a new life thanks to COVID-19 and a group of Sydney musicians.

  • by Helen Pitt
NSW to make its biggest investment to boost trade as part of COVID recovery
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NSW to make its biggest investment to boost trade as part of COVID recovery

The NSW government will nearly double the footprint of state's international network from 11 to 21 offices as part of its pandemic economic recovery.

  • by Alexandra Smith
COVID-19 gap widens between Australia and the rest of the world

COVID-19 gap widens between Australia and the rest of the world

The news coming out of Europe and the United States is shocking. The graphs are startling. Don't count on travel beyond the Asia-Pacific region any time soon.

  • by Michael Toole
'We can't be a hermit nation': Infectious disease expert backs select travel bubbles

'We can't be a hermit nation': Infectious disease expert backs select travel bubbles

Australia should be able to open its borders in a limited way to countries such as New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Singapore - but we'll have to accept the extra risks too.

  • by James Massola
Two dozen Starbucks patrons caught COVID but four mask-wearing staff didn't: the case for masks

Two dozen Starbucks patrons caught COVID but four mask-wearing staff didn't: the case for masks

The technology exists to allow us to go on with our daily business while preventing the transmission of the virus.

  • by Dr Alex Fois