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Best Singapore Sling in Singapore

Plenty of place names have inspired cocktail spin-offs: just think of Black (and White) Russians, Manhattans and Long Island Iced Tea. But perhaps nowhere is...

Next Time You're In ... Singapore

Singapore's nightlife isn't as tame as most of us are led to believe. The nightclubs are stylish and thriving, and the usually staid government has even lifted...

Singapore: Hot Spot

BACKSTAGE PASS For Singapore's gay crowd, the hottest place for getting an evening started is the Backstage Bar, tel: (65) 6227 1712, in Chinatown. Set in a...

Singapore: Web Crawling

Thank God It's Fridae (fridae.com) FRIENDLY LOCALS This is Singapore's premier gay and lesbian site, with listings of absolutely everything relevant to...

Singapore's Bubble Bursts

Singapore is called the "Nanny State" for many reasons, but high on the list is its ban on chewing gum. You won't see pious anti-mastication public service...

Dividends: Singapore Chic and Shock

With millions of people around the world strutting their status in designer denim, label watchers are growing a bit jaded with the usual insignias. So to put a...

Theater: Singapore Sling

PRIVATES ON PARADE by Peter Nichols There is an old evangelical hymn whose refrain runs, "Brighten the corner where you are." Scarcely anyone on either side of...

Singapore: Undiplomatic Cut

The island republic of Singapore recently proclaimed itself "a bastion of resistance to the social pollution of hippies." Last week, after Singapore police...

Singapore: A Modest Proposal

As head of the world's newest sovereign power, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew last week dispatched his foreign minister, Sinnathamby Rajaratnam, on...

Singapore: Dismissed

In most armies, an announcement to a company of recruits that their services were no longer required would be followed by cheers. In Singapore last week, such...

Southeast Asia: Good Sense Around Singapore

For months, leaders of the island state of Singapore and of the rubber-rich, independent Federation of Malaya, just across the bridge on Asia's mainland, have...

SINGAPORE: Chophouse Chopin

In the three weeks since he took over as Singapore's first Prime Minister after 140 years of British colonial rule, slim Lee Kuan Yew has not yet justified all...

SINGAPORE: Triad in Trouble

Centuries ago the Triad Society was a kind of Chinese freemasonry whose aim was "to obey Heaven and act righteously," but the Singapore offshoot of Triad has...

SINGAPORE: Far East Story

The teen-age gangs who swagger about New York's West Side—in the standard uniform of leather jacket, ducktail hairdo and handy switchblade—like to boast that...

SINGAPORE: Rise of the Reds

When outspokenly anti-Communist Lim Yew Hock took over as Singapore's chief minister nearly two years ago, many of the colony's more responsible citizens...

SINGAPORE: Step to Freedom

In Singapore last week, the British took the longest step towards self-government in 136 years of colonial rule. They staged the island colony's first really...

The Press: Singapore Sling

On arriving in Singapore last week on his Pacific tour, New York's Governor Thomas E. Dewey had a complaint to make. In a speech before the bigwig Commonwealth...

SINGAPORE: Through Channels

Several years ago, during World War II, the Japanese district commander at Butterworth, near Singapore, ordered the destruction of a local Hindu temple to...

GREAT BRITAIN: Off to Singapore!

In a suite at Manhattan's Hotel Ambassador last week, newshawks were treated to a firsthand account of British farming in wartime. The agricultural expert was...

Foreign News: Singapore Dropped?

The British Government cancelled the tour of inspection of the Earl of Cavan, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, to Singapore and Australasian posts. The...