A quite spectacular year for world sport

THERE are less than 72 hours to go before we bid adieu to 2019 and welcome a brand new decade, and sports fans all over the world will reflect on another eventful year filled with memorable moments. As always, it was a tall order to pick just five events - that's all this page can fill - but...


One Championship's big moves for 2020 and beyond

THE past 12 months have certainly packed quite a punch for Singapore-based sports media property and martial arts giant One Championship.

Ascott on track to achieve global target of 160,000 units by 2023: CEO

THE Ascott - the lodging business unit of CapitaLand - aims to open about 10,000 units in 2020, with the company "on track" to achieve its global target of 160,000 units by 2023, said Ascott chief executive officer Kevin Goh on Wednesday.


A clarion call for greater corporate sports sponsorship

WHAT a week it's been for Singapore's jiu-jitsu exponents. At the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila, where the sport made its debut at the regional competition, the nine athletes in Singapore's jiu-jitsu squad punched well above their weight with seven of them earning medals.

Redas urges developers to be more prudent in land purchase, capital allocation

WITH the conditions for the real estate industry becoming more challenging, developers in Singapore have been urged to take stock and adopt a more prudent approach in land purchase and capital allocation.

Special pens for voters to mark their ballots at upcoming General Election

THE nearly 2.6 million citizens eligible to vote at the next general election in Singapore will, for the first time, use a "self-inking" pen that automatically stamps a cross on their ballot papers.

Mass Participation World conference returns with inaugural awards

RARELY does a week go by in Singapore without some sort of mass participation sports event such as a long-distance race or a fun run taking place across the country.


Sibling pair that's lighting up the mixed martial arts scene

IN the world of professional mixed martial arts today, there is perhaps no pair of siblings that is more prominent and successful than One Championship fighters Angela Lee and Christian Lee.


Tennis' hottest young stars on show at ATP Finals

STARTING this Sunday in London, the world's top eight singles tennis players and doubles teams will duke it out one more time before they wrap up their 2019 season. The Nitto ATP Finals marks the end of the men's tennis tour season, with a total of US$9 million in prize money up for grabs.


Correct decision for RCEP to push on, even without India

WITH the negotiations for the mega regional free trade agreement (FTA) known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) almost at the finish line, there were still question marks if the world's most powerful trade bloc could ever see the light of day largely because of the...


Goals galore: football's memorable lopsided matches

FOOTBALL fans did a double take when they woke up last Saturday morning to the news that Leicester City had scored a whopping nine goals without reply against Southampton in the English Premier League (EPL).


Elite eight of women's tennis ready for battle

IT'S that time of the year when - at the end of another gruelling season - the crème de la crème of women's tennis battle it out one more time to be crowned this year's top singles player and doubles team.

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...