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.
Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat said on Wednesday (Oct 20) that Singapore is trying its best to help cargo ships make up for lost time, and more yard space can be made available when necessary ... As more ships come to Singapore to make use of our one-stop ...
Singapore to extend stabilisation phase for another month through Nov 21... SINGAPORE, Oct 20 -- Singapore will extend the Stabilisation Phase for another month through November 21 as more time is needed to stabilise the continuing pressures on its healthcare system, according to the republic’s Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) on COVID-19 today.
BANGKOK - Singapore has a very important role to play in addressing Myanmar's political crisis, given its "significant financial leverage" over the Myanmar military regime, said a senior United States official on Thursday (Oct 21) during a trip to South-east Asia.
This was then disputed by Singapore, hence the controversy,” he wrote ... to Singapore ... Mahathir, who has a rocky relationship with the Johor palace, had several times criticised an agreement for Johor to sell raw water to Singapore, saying the city-state has shortchanged Malaysia.
SINGAPORE - Health problems caused by climate change, such as heat stress and mosquito-borne diseases, will continue to worsen unless countries do more to slash planet-warming emissions, a global group of researchers has warned ... At the same time, 2021 saw the rise of a locally rare dengue virus type, called DenV-3.
Subscriber picks is a weekly curation of the best from The StraitsTimes - where we bring you exclusive reports, in-depth analyses, and the latest happenings in Singapore and beyond ... About 56 per cent of Singapore workers see themselves searching for new jobs this year, according to a recruitment agency.
SINGAPORE - Restaurateurs greeted the extension of Covid-19 rules restricting dining-in to two persons until Nov 21 with frustration and resignation ... "It takes time to get supplies into Singapore.�So with all the restaurants hesitating with their orders, it weakens the chain.
SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Grab Financial Group (GFG), the financial services arm of Grab, is expanding its merchant services, including offering more "buy now pay later" (BNPL) options ... BNPL has been under scrutiny by the MonetaryAuthority of Singapore since February this year, as worries mount over increasing consumer debt risk.
SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Local investors already have enough on their plate but the travails of China's property sector just won't go away and helped turn the market south on Thursday. The wary mood sent the Straits TimesIndex (STI) down 9.58 points or 0.3 per cent to 3,188.50, after recovering some lost ground in the last trading hour.
Only Singapore, Sweden and New Zealand scored higher on the satisfaction scale ... It carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. "There are six nations — Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand — where the desire for reform is relatively low," Pew said in a release ... 21, 2021 ... .
One San Francisco-based company has hustled an FBS-assisted product into restaurants — in Singapore... When Tetrick started selling Eat Just cultured chicken nuggets (a mix of 26% pea protein and 74% cultured meat) in Singapore in March 2021, it was the first time a government anywhere had approved cultured meat for sale.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks ...Singapore's Straits TimesIndex was down 0.2 per cent at 1.36pm local tiume ... Wall Street had offered a positive lead after earnings helped the Dow Jones touch an all-time high and left the S&P 500 within a whisker of its record closing high.