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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Images outside morgue in Singapore where Mugabe’s body is being kept | AFP

Images from outside morgue in Singapore where former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s body is being kept. a hero-turned despot whose increasingly tyrannic rule and economic mismanagement prompted millions to leave the country. IMAGES

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Longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died in Singapore. He was 95. (Sept. 6)

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What lies beneath: Singapore plans a subterranean future | AFP

Space-starved Singapore has expanded outwards by building into the sea and upwards by constructing high-rises but planners are now looking underground as they seek new areas for growth.

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‘Gay Boy OK’: Singapore rapper comes out in song | AFP

When Singaporean musician Joshua Su came out to his parents, he decided to use an unconventional method — he released a new track where he raps: “G-A-Y-B-O-Y OK”. His song “I’m OK” recounts his struggles growing up in the conservative city-state, where depictions of homosexuality are censored and sex between men is technically illegal under a colonial-era law.

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Sophie the robot whips up oodles of Singapore noodles | AFP

A Singaporean catering company has built a robot that serves up a piping hot bowl of laksa in 45 seconds. The robot, dubbed Sophie by its creators, can be rented by clients to serve around 80 bowls per hour of the spicy noodle soup, one of the city-state’s signature dishes, at catered events.

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Rapping robots in Singapore | AFP

Hundreds of “friendly” robots that sing and speak multiple languages are being rolled out across hi-tech Singapore, to help clean the city-state’s hotels, shopping malls and government buildings.

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South Koreans hold rallies as Trump visits Korean Peninsula | AFP

Anti-war activists in Seoul urge US President Donald Trump to carry out the North Korea-US joint agreement signed in Singapore. Meanwhile, supporters of the US president’s visit to South Korea hold a counter-rally.

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Ride on time: Recycled bikes get Myanmar kids to school | AFP

Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a nation where more than half live in poverty.

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China must stop eroding neighbours’ sovereignty: US | AFP

At the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, US Acting Secretary of Defence says China must stop eroding neighbours’ sovereignty . IMAGES

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