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  1. July 4, 2014

    Speakers’ Corner airs Singapore discontent

    With its neat expanse of grass and tropical trees, Hong Lim Park is a green oasis in the high-rise bustle of downtown...

  2. June 6, 2014

    Malaysia and Singapore take action against online critics

    The rise of social media in Malaysia and its tiny neighbour Singapore is testing the patience of the leaders of two of the...

  1. April 11, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Lee Hsien Loong

    As the Singaporean prime minister settles into his seat for lunch, I am fussing with my tape machines – two of them, just in...

  2. December 13, 2013

    Singapore cracks down on social unrest after Little India riot

    Singapore’s government has said it will “take no chances” on a repeat of last week’s riots, the worst social unrest since...

  3. December 9, 2013

    Lee orders review of Singapore migrant areas

    Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has ordered a review of how the government manages areas where immigrant...

  4. December 8, 2013

    Riot tarnishes Singapore’s image as place of ethnic harmony

    Singapore police have arrested 27 people, most of them Indian nationals, after an accidental road death triggered the worst...

  5. beyondbrics

    December 8, 2013

    The week ahead: Dec 9-13

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks continue. Chile holds the second round of its...

  6. October 20, 2013

    Dean’s column: Beyond the bottom line

    When Suppiah Dhanabalan retired this year after 17 years as chairman of Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund,...

  7. August 18, 2013

    Singapore PM promises ‘strategic shift’ to protect city state’s success

    Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, promised a “strategic shift” in his country’s approach to “nation building” as...

  8. July 7, 2013

    Billionaires and their supercars add to Singapore inequality concerns

    At a showroom in Singapore, a small crowd of McLaren enthusiasts were gathering for the unveiling of the latest “supercar”...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    June 21, 2013

    Stripes and balloons amid the haze

    Edgar Su/Reuters People wearing masks walk past a Louis Vuitton shop display on Orchard Road, Singapore on Friday. The haze...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    June 20, 2013

    Living in the haze in Indonesia

    Azwar/Reuters Children cover their noses near burnt land in Marpoyan Damai sub district, in the outskirts of Pekanbaru, in...

  11. June 20, 2013

    Singapore warns haze could last ‘for weeks’

    Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, warned that a hazardous haze shrouding the island state from Indonesian forest...

  12. January 29, 2013

    Singapore calls for 30% population growth

    Singapore’s government has laid out a vision for sustaining the tiny city-state’s economic growth, predicting that it will...

  13. January 27, 2013

    Singapore ruling party suffers poll defeat

    Singapore’s ruling party was reeling from a shock by-election defeat this weekend, as voter frustration over immigration,...

  14. January 25, 2013

    Birth rate blues dog Singapore’s rulers

    Dressed in the uniform of the ruling Peoples Action party – crisp white trousers and shirt bearing the organisation’s red...

  15. October 28, 2012

    Singapore cracks down on obesity

    Singapore plans to restrict advertising for “unhealthy” food and drink aimed at children, as countries across Asia grow...

  16. September 12, 2012

    Echoes from history in Xi Jinping mystery

    When Lin Biao, China’s then heir apparent, died in an air crash more than 40 years ago, it took the Communist party two...

  17. September 11, 2012

    Chinese puzzle over leader’s fate

    For years it has been clear that Xi Jinping was being groomed to become the next general secretary of the Communist party...

  18. August 9, 2012

    Olympic medal tests Singapore model

    When Feng Tianwei scooped bronze in the women’s table tennis competition in London last week, it was Singapore’s first...

  19. The World

    August 3, 2012

    From Singapore sling to sex on the beach

    Singapore’s normally staid airwaves are being shaken up with a raunchy rap video urging the city-state’s population to do...

  20. June 8, 2012

    Singapore to widen casino ban

    Singapore is to ban thousands more of its citizens from using its two casinos after discovering a rise in the proportion of...

  21. April 23, 2012

    Singapore’s prime minister joins Facebook

    Singapore’s prime minister has joined Facebook, putting himself in a position to see criticism from a public increasingly...

  22. January 4, 2012

    Singapore politicians agree drastic pay cut

    Singapore is set to cut its politicians’ pay by up to 51 per cent amid mounting public concern at income inequality and the...

  23. January 3, 2012

    Singapore economy shrinks in fourth quarter

    The Singapore economy contracted in the last three months of 2011 as weakening demand from Europe and the US dented growth....

  24. November 16, 2011

    How America should adjust to the Pacific century

    How many ways are there to say you’re back? In 2010, Hillary Clinton grabbed Beijing’s lapels when she declared the South...

  25. November 15, 2011

    42. Ho Ching

    Company: Temasek Holdings Last year’s position: 25 Age: 58 Nationality: Singaporean Sector: Financial services Location:...

  26. The World

    November 14, 2011

    Asian leaders at Apec: all smiles (for now)

    (Top row L to R) Thai deputy prime minister Kittirat Na-Ranong, Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, Peruvian president...

  27. November 10, 2011

    Ties to old world hit emerging markets

    As the eurozone crisis spreads from Greece to Italy, countries far afield are being sucked into the maelstorm. The world’s...

  28. October 10, 2011

    Chill wind greets ‘Singapore spring’

    The “Singapore spring“ that saw the biggest political shift since independence collided with cold reality on Monday as the...

  29. August 27, 2011

    Tony Tan elected Singapore president

    Singapore’s 2.15m voters delivered a shock to the long-ruling People’s Action party on Sunday as Tony Tan, a former deputy...

  30. June 8, 2011

    Temasek CEO likely to step down

    Ho Ching, the executive director and chief executive officer of Singapore’s Temasek investment fund, is likely to step down...

  31. May 15, 2011

    Architect of modern Singapore steps down

    Lee Kuan Yew, former Singapore prime minister, has resigned his cabinet seat after 52 years Singaporeans woke up on Sunday...

  32. May 8, 2011

    Singapore opposition makes historic gains

    Singapore’s People’s Action party retained its huge parliamentary majority in the city-state’s most closely contested...

  33. April 27, 2011

    Rare poll test for Singapore’s ruling party

    Singapore will have its most contested election for nearly half a century after opposition candidates registered to...

  34. April 19, 2011

    Singapore heads to the polls

    Singapore’s president dissolved parliament on Tuesday, signalling an election on May 7 in the city state ruled since...

  35. February 22, 2011

    Genting Singapore beats estimates

    Genting Singapore, the Malaysian group that last year opened Singapore’s first casino resort, beat analysts’ estimates with...

  36. December 31, 2010

    Singapore economy grows 14.7% in 2010

    SINGAPORE, Dec 31 - Singapore’s economy grew 12.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2010 from a year earlier and for the...

  37. September 1, 2010

    Correction: Lee Hsien Loong

    • The name of Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister of Singapore, was wrongly spelt in an article on August 31. We apologise for...

  38. April 22, 2010

    Brazil and India join US in urging appreciation of renminbi

    China is facing growing pressure from developing countries to begin appreciating its currency, providing unexpected allies...

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