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PM Lee: Better Singapore-South Asia air links will be a boon

He addresses the challenges of integration and globalisation during dialogue at the South Asian Diaspora Convention

Earlier in the evening, Mr Lee presented the Outstanding Member of the South Asian Diaspora 2016 award to Singapore's former president S R Nathan, the country's longest-serving head of state from 1999 to 2011. As the 92-year-old was not present at the dinner, his grandchildren accepted the award on his behalf. Looking on (extreme left) is Gopinath Pillai, chairman of the Institute of South Asian Studies.


BETTER and more convenient air connectivity between Singapore and the countries in South Asia would be a significant boon for the airlines, the tourism sector and investments, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.

There are some 400 flights between Singapore and