Changi Airport to break passenger records in 2019 thanks to Jewel: PM Lee

AN ALL-TIME high of 65.6 million travellers passed through Changi Airport in 2018, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is "confident" that the record will be broken again this year because of the new Jewel Changi Airport complex.


Potent Liverpool to rule the roost on Man United's turf

WITH the football season's first international break done and dusted, attention now switches back to Europe's top leagues, and one match that stands out on this weekend's fixture list is the mouth-watering clash between bitter English rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.


One Championship readies for blockbuster 100th show

WHAT a whirlwind ride it's been for Singapore-headquartered One Championship over the past eight years. Since the martial arts organisation staged its first show at the Indoor Stadium in Kallang back in September 2011, the company is now set to celebrate its landmark 100th "live" event next...


Taking the Singapore Marathon to the next level

THERE are just two months to go before some 50,000 runners from Singapore and around the world converge at the F1 Pit Building in Marina Bay for the country's most established annual running event. This year's Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) is a special one, for it will be the...

PM Lee to meet Trump on week-long visit to New York

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong will arrive in New York on Saturday for a week-long working visit, during which he will meet US President Donald Trump and deliver Singapore's national statement at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).


For 5-time F1 champ Hamilton, that winning feeling never gets old

LEWIS Hamilton always looks forward to his annual trip to Singapore, and it's hardly a surprise why he feels that way.


Setting the pace in Europe's top football leagues

WE are only a few weeks into the new European football season, and already the world's top players are jetting off with their national teams for the first of several international breaks. Some are taking part in World Cup 2022 qualifying, others are involved in games to reach next year's...


As firms adapt to new guidelines, employees must reskill earlier to work longer

IT'S a known fact that Singaporeans are living much longer these days, with the country's life expectancy at birth currently the longest in the world at 84.8 years - even greater than that of Japan.


STB chief aims to grow, anchor Mice events for the long haul

THE government wants to bring in the world's top conferences and exhibitions to Singapore, but it's not just a numbers game.

Gaming doing well, but IRs coming into their own as truly integrated resorts

THE recent commitment by Singapore's two integrated resorts (IRs) - Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) - to expand their footprint is a big plus for the country's efforts to bring in quality tourism.


Singapore strikes football gold with ICC's magic

WHEN a quartet of the world's top football teams comes to town, it's almost certain that the fans will turn up en masse for the rare opportunity to watch their favourite players in the flesh.

Maybank extends Manchester United partnership by five years

MAYBANK has extended its regional co-brand partnership with English football club Manchester United for another five years, effective from the start of the new 2019/20 season that begins in August.


Pochettino has more than earned his Spurs

AT the start of the 2018/19 season last August, Tottenham Hotspur created a piece of unwanted history when they became the only professional football team in England - as well as the only club across Europe's top five leagues - not to sign a single new player. 


Rumble in Kallang as WWE stars tear the house down

FANS of professional wrestling in Singapore can consider themselves pretty fortunate. Despite being a 24-hour flight (sometimes longer) and multiple time zones away, the wrestling superstars of the WWE (the American sports entertainment company formerly known as the World Wrestling Entertainment...


A grungy gym that is punching above its weight

WHEN Impact MMA first opened its doors nine years ago, the gym - located on the third floor of the nondescript Shenton House building in the Central Business District (CBD) - only drew about 60 people to its classes each week.


Even in retirement, Miesha Tate is still a fighting champ

IN the increasingly competitive world of mixed martial arts (MMA), there are only a handful of female fighters - past or present - that have dominated the sport and gone on to become world champions.

The secret to building timeless brands? Evolution, says new WFA chief

THE fact that consumers all over the world are plugged in to their mobile devices and social media platforms around the clock has opened up a "completely new playground" for marketers and advertisers.


A shared passion for running

ON MOST Saturday mornings, a group of people both young and not so young - the vast majority of them clad in adidas gear from head to toe - turn up at different locations in Singapore and run together.


Nakamura's making waves in the wrestling ring

THERE have been many Asian wrestlers competing in the WWE over the past few decades, but few actually go on to reach "main event" status at the American sports entertainment company.


Amid trade war, countries must continue to diversify relationships: Australia PM

WHILE the trade and tech wars between the US and China is worrying for the global economy, the best thing that the rest of the world can do is encourage the two superpowers to work out their differences and reach a resolution.


For 25,000 Sundown runners, sleep can wait

ON THE evening of June 1, when many are winding down and about to call it a night, some 25,000 people will be decked out in their running gear at the F1 Pit Building, ready to pound the streets and sweat it out.


The adrenaline rush of completing a Spartan Race

A FEW months ago, I could hardly have imagined taking part in a Spartan Race, much less completing it. Thinking about the word "Spartan" itself immediately conjures up imposing images of buff warriors with six-pack abs leading their men out to battle in a war.


Advantage to Barcelona, Ajax in Champions League semis

THE first legs of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals are done and dusted, with both games producing enough thrills and spills to leave football fans salivating for more in the return fixtures next week.

Ensuring bicycles are accessible to all

THERE are just nine days to go before Singapore's largest mass cycling event - OCBC Cycle 2019 - gets underway at the Singapore Sports Hub in Kallang, with thousands of cyclists set to take part in both competitive and non-competitive rides on the weekend of May 11 and 12.

Turin picked to host tennis's ATP Finals from 2021

TENNIS fans in Singapore won't get to watch the world's top men's players in action here for the foreseeable future.