Most Asian markets drifted lower in subdued trade on Friday as investors steeled themselves for the release of a crucial US jobs report that could have a major bearing on the size of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut.
Singapore aims to beef up its own food production and rely less on imports to feed its 5.6 million people.
Hundreds of turtles and tortoises, including rare and endangered species, face an uncertain future after their Singapore sanctuary – a Guinness World Record holder – was forced to relocate due to government redevelopment plans.
American pop stars Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are on an “offensive lyrics” list presented to members of parliament in socially-conservative Singapore as part of a statement by the city-state’s home minister on hate speech.
Singapore submitted new fake news legislation in parliament requiring social media to carry warnings on posts it deems false and remove comments against “public interest.”