Vivian Balakrishnan - updates

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Singapore stroll and selfies for Kim ahead of Trump summit

Jun 11, 2018 - 11:54 PM

(UPDATED) In his own country, Kim's appearances are normally carefully managed, with any foreigners present having to go through hours-long security checks beforehand

HE'S HERE. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives before his tour of the Sands Sky Park at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore on June 11, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Foreign ministers in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Aug 05, 2017 - 11:58 PM

4th UPDATE US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi joins his counterparts in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander visits Philippines

Jun 14, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Admiral Scott Swift meets with key Philippine officials to reaffirm the US Navy s strong partnership and ties with the Armed Forces of the Philippines

VISITING MANILA. US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift (right) chats with Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) during Swift's recent trip to the Philippines. Photo courtesy of US embassy

Singapura berharap aturan investasi di Indonesia diperbaiki

Jan 12, 2016 - 7:27 PM

Dengan aturan investasi yang tertata maka Indonesia bisa lebih banyak menarik investor Singapura

Menteri Luar Negeri Singapura, Vivian Balakrishnan (kiri), tengah melakukan pembicaraan bilateral dengan Menlu Retno Marsudi di Kementerian Luar Negeri pada Selasa, 12 Januari. Foto oleh Puspa Perwitasari/ANTARA

#SG50: What Manila can learn from Singapore, the Garden City

Aug 07, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Singapore the model city state of Southeast Asia serves as a benchmark of progress for its third world neighbors

#SG50: Rappler Talk: Singapore's vision of a Smart Nation

Aug 06, 2015 - 5:04 PM

On Singapore s 50th anniversary Rappler talks to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to learn how the city state built a leading global metropolis and how it aims to further improve its residents quality of life

#SG50: Smart Nation: The future of Singapore's wired city

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Singapore s Smart Nation program uses data and cutting edge technology to find urban solutions to improve public services and to compete with premiere global cities

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. Singapore's Smart Nation aims to address problems like mobility through smart technologies including autonomous vehicles. Screenshot from IDA Singapore video

#SG50: How planning made Singapore a Garden City

Aug 05, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Planning parks and open spaces and constant reinvention made Singapore Asia s most livable city offering many lessons for urban centers around the world

HORTICULTURAL DESTINATION. Singapore's Gardens By the Bay features tree-shaped, solar-powered vertical gardens called "supertrees." They form part of a nightly show of choreographed lights and sounds. The Gardens are a masterpiece of urban planning and sustainability. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler