Sunday, June 30, 2024

Singapore No. 1 again in world ranking on government effectiveness

Singapore edged out Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Norway, which were ranked second to fifth, respectively. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Jean Iau

MAY 15, 2024

SINGAPORE Singapore has topped a ranking that tracks the effectiveness of more than 100 governments around the world for the second consecutive year.

It edged out Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Norway – which ranked second to fifth, respectively – in the fourth edition of the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) released on May 15. South Korea (20th) is the only other Asian country in the top 20.

Woman fined for refusing to wear mask during COVID-19 pandemic

Woman fined for refusing to wear mask during COVID-19 pandemic
Clariel Griffin is the wife of British national Clive Ainsley Griffin, who was also fined for refusing to wear a mask at
Marina Bay Sands during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Clariel Griffin outside the State Courts on Jun 24, 2024.
(Photo: CNA/Syamil Sapari)

Renee Kuek

24 Jun 2024

SINGAPORE: A woman was fined S$9,200 (US$6,800) on Monday (Jun 24) for failing to wear a mask and using criminal force on a safe-distancing ambassador during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clariel Griffin, a 49-year-old Singaporean, violated COVID-19 regulations in September 2021 at Marina Bay Sands (MBS), along with her husband, British national Clive Ainsley Griffin.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2024 list: 81 eateries in Singapore make the cut

This year, 11 establishments have newly joined the list including a casual Italian restaurant and a prawn noodles stall that has been operating for over 70 years.

Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee (left) and MP Thai (Vision Exchange) (right) are two of the entrants in the 2024 edition of 
Michelin Bib Gourmand. (Photos: Brand Cellar)

Hazeeq Sukri

18 Jun 2024

Planning to eat out soon? Perhaps you and your dining companions can visit one of the 81 eateries that were recently recognised with a Michelin Bib Gourmand. There were 79 eateries on the list in 2023. 

On Tuesday (Jun 18), Michelin Guide announced its 2024 Bib Gourmand Selection for Singapore which includes several iconic hawker stalls and up-and-coming restaurants.