Coronavirus clips wings of Asia’s biggest air show | AFP

Asia’s biggest air show opened in Singapore on Tuesday under the shadow of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has forced dozens of companies to withdraw and is threatening to hammer the aviation industry.

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‘Ring of fire’ eclipse wows across Asia | AFP

Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse. Annular eclipses occur when the Moon is not close enough to the Earth to completely obscure the Sun, leaving a thin ring of the solar disc visible. de la progression de l’éclipse et des spectateursN°1NB249N°1NB3Y5

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Thorny art in Singapore: Durian seller parodies $120,000 banana art | AFP

After an artist made headlines by eating a $120,000 banana artwork taped to a gallery wall in Miami, a Singaporean durian seller has responds with his own funky art piece.

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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic | AFP

Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste. Researchers in Singapore say they have converted plastic into “formic acid”, which can be used in power plants to generate electricity.

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Singapore unveils new mosquito facility in fight against dengue | AFP

Singapore unveils a new mosquito breeding facility that will help the city-state step up its fight against dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases. The facility’s automated devices will allow researchers to boost breeding of mosquitoes carrying wolbachia, a bacteria which reduces the insects’ ability to spread viruses.

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The eagles have landed: Singapore shows off rare Philippine raptors | AFP

Singapore shows off two critically-endangered eagles that are loaned from the Philippines as part of a breeding programme to reverse the dwindling numbers of the feathered giants.

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High spirits at Singapore’s school for gin | AFP

In this gin school in Singapore, the smell of pine, citrus and flowers fills the air as students crush juniper berries, blending them with their own choice of ingredients to make custom gin with an Asian twist.

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Singapore targets e-scooters after accidents | AFP

Tiny Singapore had embraced electric scooters in a big way, but deaths and fires linked to the two-wheelers have prompted authorities to introduce tough rules that could put a brake on their runaway success.

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Facial recognition | AFP Animé

Videographic on facial recognition. Tourists visiting Singapore can now check in at some hotels using facial recognition technology under a pilot programme that could cut waiting times and help tackle a labour crunch.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Trick or treat: Killer clowns and horror dolls in Singapore for Halloween | AFP

Visitors scream as they encounter twisted clowns and dolls in the staff and partners preview of Universal Studios Singapore’s annual Halloween Horror Nights event.

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Flying taxi on show in Singapore ahead of test launch | AFP

German firm Volocopter has brought its drone-like flying taxi to Singapore this week as it eyes a push into the Asian market. The 18 propeller vehicle flew for about two minutes and 30 seconds during a test flight on Tuesday.

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Frolic in a bubble tea ball pit at Singapore exhibit | AFP

Bubble tea fans can frolic in a pool of 100,000 plastic purple pearls, take photos of themselves on a bubble tea IV drip, and swing on a giant wrecking ball at a new exhibit in Singapore.

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Property investors turn to SE Asia amid Hong Kong unrest | AFP

From luxury Singapore apartments to Malaysian seafront condos, Hong Kong investors are shifting cash into Southeast Asian property, demoralised by increasingly violent protests as well as the China-US trade war. from Singapore

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Artificial rain | AFP Animé

Videographic on artificial rain. Raging blazes in Indonesia have been spewing toxic haze over neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia. Indonesia has had some success in “cloud-seeding” — inducing rain using chemicals sprayed from planes.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Indonesia’s forest fires affecting Borneo’s orangutans | AFP

Massive forest fires in Indonesia that have caused a toxic haze to spread as far as Singapore and peninsular Malaysia are also seriously affecting endangered orangutans and their habitat, say rescuers.

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Indonesian forest fires choke SE Asia | AFP

Forest fires are raging on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, sending a choking fug across the region — including towards neighbours Malaysia and Singapore.

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Indonesian haze hits Singapore | AFP

Haze cloaks Singapore’s skyline. The city state’s environment agency is attributing the pollution to the nearby Indonesian island of Sumatra, where illegal fires to clear land for farming are raging.

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Mugabe’s body arrives at Rufaro stadium for public ceremony | AFP

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe’s body arrives at Harare’s Rufaro stadium for a public ceremony. Mugabe died in Singapore last week aged 95, leaving Zimbabweans divided over the legacy of a leader once lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero, but whose autocratic 37-year rule ended in a coup in 2017. IMAGES

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Coffin of ex-president Mugabe arrives at his former residence “Blue Roof” in Harare | AFP

The body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrives at his former private residence, the ‘Blue Roof’. Around two thousand supporters, family members and government officials were on the tarmac at Harare airport to welcome Mugabe’s remains as they arrived by charter flight from Singapore. IMAGES

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Mugabe’s body leaves Singapore funeral parlour | AFP

A hearse carrying the body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe leaves a funeral parlour in Singapore bound for an airport from where it will be flown back home for burial.

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Mugabe’s body leaves Singapore funeral parlour | AFP

A hearse carrying the body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe left a funeral parlour in Singapore on Wednesday bound for an airport from where it will be flown back home for burial. IMAGES

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