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  • Singapore's unemployment rate up

    Singapore, July 30 (IANS) Singapore's unemployment rate edged up slightly to 2 percent in the second quarter after trending downwards for the past four quarters, the ministry of manpower said on Thursday. Preliminary estimates showed that the overall unemployment rate edged up from 1.8 percent in March to 2 percent in June, Xinhua reported.

  • Discovery’s Latest Serving: Local Documentary Filmmakers Shed Light On 5 Unlikely ‘Singapore …
    Discovery’s Latest Serving: Local Documentary Filmmakers Shed Light On 5 Unlikely ‘Singapore …

    “They all tell the Singapore story. This documentary is part of the five-episode series, Singapore Stories, airing on Discovery Channel this July and August in celebration of the nation’s 50th birthday. From migratory birds and one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates to card flourishing and the city’s first-ever marine park, the programme also features four other narratives of an emerging Singapore.

  • Sundaram Tagore Gallery Goes Local For SG50
    Sundaram Tagore Gallery Goes Local For SG50

    While they are best known for their international features, the Sundaram Tagore Gallery will be whipping up an SG50 special with a one of its kind local installation in the next two months. Entitled Dear Painter, the exhibition encompasses an array of specially commissioned artworks curated by June Yap.Spotlighting nine artists from Singapore – Chun Kai Qun, Martin Constable, Warren Khong, Jane Lee (see picture above), Kai Lam, Francis Ng, Shubigi Rao and Jeremy Sharma (see picture above) – the showcase will offer a glimpse into contemporary aesthetics. ...