The Singapore dollar or dollar (Malay: Ringgit Singapura, sign: $; code: SGD) is the official currency of Singapore. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively S$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents.
Singapore continued to use the common currency upon joining Malaysia in 1963, but only two years after Singapore's expulsion and independence from Malaysia in 1965, the monetary union between Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei broke down.
Singapore established the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore, on 7 April 1967 and issued its first coins and notes. Nevertheless, the Singapore dollar was exchangeable at par with the Malaysian ringgit until 1973, and interchangeability with the Brunei dollar is still maintained.
Pearl smuggler Matt Gordon (Fred MacMurray) finds romance with Linda Grahame (Ava Gardner) just before the start of World War II. He proposes to her, and she accepts. However, when the Japanese attack Singapore, the church where she is waiting to marry him is bombed; Gordon searches frantically in the wreckage, but cannot find her. He is forced to sail away on his schooner.
With the end of the war, Gordon returns after five years and is met by Deputy Commissioner Hewitt (Richard Haydn), who is convinced he has returned for a hidden cache of pearls. So are Gordon's old criminal associates, Mr. Mauribus (Thomas Gomez) and his underling Sascha Barda (George Lloyd). Mauribus offers to buy the pearls, but Gordon denies he has any.
President Halimah, who is the patron of the SingaporeCouncil of Women's Organisations (SCWO), said ... She came to Singapore with her husband K ... SINGAPORE WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME. The British nurse, who came here in 1926, introduced infant and maternal health services in rural Singapore, which occupied almost half of the island at the time.
SINGAPORE - A future where Singapore's reservoirs have no more water after ... "With the Government launching its Singapore Green Plan 2030, we felt it was also the right time to showcase PUB's efforts in adapting to climate change, which has a serious impact on our water resources.".
Malaysia's New Straits Times had, in a Dec 28 report, quoted senior director in Jakim's research division, Dr Sirajuddin Suhaimee, saying that such mislabelling has "also occurred in Singapore before". "Because of this, Indonesia does not trust the (halal) meat from Singapore.
SINGAPORE - The NationalHeritageBoard (NHB) will from the third quarter of this begin collecting artefacts and stories for the Founders' Memorial, which is set to be unveiled in 2027 ... "(This will) encourage Singaporeans to contribute objects that best represent and characterise life in Singapore in recent times," he said.
SINGAPORE - The NationalHeritageBoard (NHB) will, from the third quarter of this year, begin collecting artefacts and stories for the Founders' Memorial, which is set to be unveiled in 2027 ... "(This will) encourage Singaporeans to contribute objects that best represent and characterise life in Singapore in recent times," he said.
SINGAPORE - Waiting times for getting the Covid-19 vaccine at community clubs (CCs) appear to be acceptable to people, with most able to get in and out in an hour or less. About 20 people interviewed at Bishan, Serangoon, Teck Ghee and WoodlandsGalaxy CCs last week said a significant amount of time was spent on their medical history.
SINGAPORE - The doctor who was convicted last year of physically assaulting his then girlfriend, leaving her with a brain haemorrhage and fractures, has been struck off the Register of Medical Practitioners ... About a month later, during an argument, Teo assaulted her for the first time.
Asian shares broadly rose on Monday after the passage of a $1.9 trillion (€1.6 trillion) US stimulus bill boosted optimism about the global economic recovery, with stock markets in Singapore and Malaysia outperforming on local company news ... The Singapore dollar dipped 0.2 per cent to its lowest since late November.
SINGAPORE - In her course of work at the Ministry of Communications and Information, Ms Sim Ann has encountered cases of victims who experienced online harm. "From time to time, they've approached us to say 'my photos were stolen'," she said ... She was particularly struck by a related video that The StraitsTimes produced last month.
Being a former prison officer, I can say confidently that the SingaporePrison Service (SPS) gives equal importance to the safe custody and rehabilitation of prisoners ...There are two phases of rehabilitation ... In Singapore prisons, inmates spend more time on rehabilitative training than being locked up in their cells ... Pavithran Vidyadharan ....
SINGAPORE - Catch up on the hottest topics on The StraitsTimes' weekday talk show ... This brings the total package to $75 million ... Also on the show - assistant foreign editor Magdalene Fung shares more on The Straits Times' InvisibleAsia ... We also share other Parliament highlights, as well as news in Singapore and around the world ....