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Singapore shares food, culture and friendship for 50th anniversary

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:07 AM

Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence by sharing with Filipinos the best of what Singapore has to offer

Learn from Singapore, but PH should chart own course

Aug 28, 2015 - 7:00 PM

An OFW in Singapore gives his vision for Philippine development

 Image courtesy of Eric Oandasan

SG50: Singapore-Philippines cultural evening in Manila

Aug 25, 2015 - 5:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE Singapore Dance Theatre and the Bayanihan promise an evening of elegance and artistry

Singapore off the beaten track: 9 things to do, places to visit

Aug 23, 2015 - 9:53 PM

There’s more to Singapore beyond the gleaming buildings downtown or its enormous shopping malls Let s take a look at just a few other offerings from the diverse beautiful city state

#SG50: Celebrating a multicultural Singapore

Aug 11, 2015 - 5:00 PM

While Filipinos fixate on using language or skin color as our national identifier Singaporeans proudly celebrate their multicultural society

SG50 CELEBRATION. A firework display over the Singapore skyline during the National Day Parade celebrations, Singapore 09 August 2015. Photo by Tom White/EPA

#SG50: What PH's NAIA should learn from SG's Changi Airport

Aug 10, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Ninoy Aquino International Airport should emulate Changi Airport s ways of providing comfort to passengers to improve also the gateway s revenue generating capacity

#AnimatED: Celebrating Singapore

Aug 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM

After half a century of being exceptional can it now chill out?

WATCH: On the ground at the #SG50 National Day festivities

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Out and about in Singapore for its 50th anniversary

#SG50: IN PHOTOS: Singapore's National Day celebrations

Aug 09, 2015 - 10:53 PM

A look at the visual treat that is Singapore s National Day celebrations complete with a military parade a fly past a colorful procession and grand fireworks

A fireworks display over the Singapore skyline during the National Day Parade celebrations. Photo by Tom White/EPA

Singapore turns 50 with huge parade, tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Lee the authoritarian ruler who died in March aged 91 was honored with a video on his life and times at the beginning of the annual National Day Parade

GRAND 50TH. A fireworks display over the Singapore skyline during the National Day Parade celebrations. Singapore is celebrating its golden jubilee with a yearlong national campaign titled 'SG50.’ Photo by Tom White/EPA

#SG50: First time in Singapore? 12 places to visit

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:42 PM

Planning your first trip to Singapore? Here s a list of must visit locations with prices and travel information

#SG50: A changing Singapore questions its miracle

Aug 09, 2015 - 6:43 PM

While Lee Kuan Yew s Singapore valued economic growth younger affluent Singaporeans demand more of the government and question the costs of economic success

SINGAPORE’S 50TH. People wave national flags during Singapore's 50th National day anniversary celebration at the Padang in Singapore on August 9, 2015. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Majulah Singapura: #SG50 National Day parade

Aug 09, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Watch Singapore s National Day parade livestream

#SG50: Why Singapore is a model for global competitiveness

Aug 09, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Sensible policies like Singapore implements can serve as guide to the Philippines which is now planting its feet in the global competitiveness arena

Singapore at 50: Hailing success, heeding discontent

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:46 AM

Singapore marks its 50th anniversary celebrating a remarkable transformation from colonial backwater to regional powerhouse

SINGAPORE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS. Singapore built a modern global city largely through effective governance and exceptional leadership. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50 Rappler Talk: Singapore after LKY – legacy, leadership, and change

Aug 09, 2015 - 9:32 AM

Rappler talks to Singapore s Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan Jin about life in post Lee Kuan Yew Singapore

#SG50: Filipinos: Governance is best lesson from Singapore

Aug 09, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Filipinos wish Singapore s efficient services and discipline will not just be a dream for the Philippines

#SG50: In Singapore, gay activism is family-friendly

Aug 08, 2015 - 11:50 PM

Singapore is advanced in terms of GDP skyscrapers but we re not quite there yet in terms of the LGBT conversation says Singapore s LGBT movement Pink Dot SG

INCLUSIVE, DIVERSE. Pink Dot SG invites families, friends, and straight individuals to join the LGBT in promoting 'the freedom to live.' File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

How Singapore celebrates its National Day

Aug 08, 2015 - 4:00 PM

How did Singapore celebrate its National Day in the past and what does it have in store for its golden founding anniversary?

JUBILEE.   Fireworks go off above an arrangement of 5000 red balloons spelling the number '50' on the Marina   Bay in the Central Business District in Singapore, January 1 2015. Singapore will celebrate its golden  jubilee of 50 years of independence from Malaysia in 2015. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

#SG50: Q and A: 'Singapore to be capital of Asian century'

Aug 08, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Rappler talks to former Singapore Ambassador to the UN Kishore Mahbubani a top global intellectual on the changing Singapore and its role in the so called Asian Century

GLOBAL THINKER. Rappler talks to former Singapore Ambassador to the UN Kishore Mahbubani, called one of the world's top thinkers, on the future of Singapore. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50: Filipinos in Singapore: Top chef, managers, go-getters

Aug 08, 2015 - 11:00 AM

In fast paced cosmopolitan Singapore Filipinos get to compete with the best meet global standards learn diverse cultures and enjoy the food too

EXECUTIVE CHEF. Filipino Karla Mendoza is one of a few female executive chefs in Singapore, running Mario Batali's Pizzeria Mozza. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Singapore, Manila and my dear Dhory

Aug 08, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A Singaporean investment specialist talks fondly about her yaya Dhory – how she became her friend and confidante as she battled stress and boys in school

VLOG: #SG50 concert at the Singapore Sports Hub

Aug 07, 2015 - 8:55 PM

Clad in red and gold Singaporeans celebrate their city state s 50th anniversary through song and dance

#SG50: Crowdsourced list: Filipino trailblazers you should know

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:36 PM

Who are the Filipinos making their mark in Singapore? Here are some Filipino trailblazers you should know about

#SG50: What Manila can learn from Singapore, the Garden City

Aug 07, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Singapore the model city state of Southeast Asia serves as a benchmark of progress for its third world neighbors

#SG50: My Singapore and the spirit of honest questioning

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The Great Man theory of history has its limits The unsung heroes of Singapore’s economic success are the men and women who work hard save prodigiously and invest in the country’s productive capacity

#SG50: Foreign workers less welcome in Singapore?

Aug 07, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Economists say Singapore will likely continue tightening its immigration policy but the issue is subject to political economic and even emotional factors

MORE REQUIREMENTS. Singapore tightened its immigration policy, making it more difficult to hire foreign workers including Filipinos. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50: 'Philippines can succeed like Singapore'

Aug 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Meritocracy a strong anti corruption policy and long term vision are just some of the lessons in governance and leadership Singapore offers to the rest of the world

GOVERNANCE 101. Singapore built a modern global city largely through effective governance and exceptional leadership. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50: Rappler Talk: Singapore's vision of a Smart Nation

Aug 06, 2015 - 5:04 PM

On Singapore s 50th anniversary Rappler talks to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to learn how the city state built a leading global metropolis and how it aims to further improve its residents quality of life

#SG50: The MRT in Singapore and Manila

Aug 06, 2015 - 9:02 AM

While adversity makes us more resilient we also open ourselves up to becoming indifferent to problems that persist and will likely continue to do so

#SG50: Smart Nation: The future of Singapore's wired city

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Singapore s Smart Nation program uses data and cutting edge technology to find urban solutions to improve public services and to compete with premiere global cities

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. Singapore's Smart Nation aims to address problems like mobility through smart technologies including autonomous vehicles. Screenshot from IDA Singapore video

#SG50: How planning made Singapore a Garden City

Aug 05, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Planning parks and open spaces and constant reinvention made Singapore Asia s most livable city offering many lessons for urban centers around the world

HORTICULTURAL DESTINATION. Singapore's Gardens By the Bay features tree-shaped, solar-powered vertical gardens called "supertrees." They form part of a nightly show of choreographed lights and sounds. The Gardens are a masterpiece of urban planning and sustainability. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#SG50: Around Singapore in 16 dishes

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:24 PM

From iconic eats like the Hainanese chicken rice and bak kut teh to new dishes from Singapore s talented chefs there s something for everyone in the Lion City

FAST FACTS: Singapore world records

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Here are some of the many accolades that Singapore has earned through the years

GATEWAY. Singapore is a gateway of European investors and tourists to ASEAN, which the Philippines is part of. File photo by Rappler

The Philippines can learn from Singapore’s food culture

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:35 PM

We need to invest in the right physical and cultural infrastructure to celebrate Filipino food