Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the president of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The president and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore president to Britain.
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives past the Singapore Flyer observation wheel during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix on the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore on Friday
A man returns to his flat at the end of the work day at a Housing Development Board public housing estate overlooking the financial district skyline in Singapore.
The rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore. The nation’s trade-reliant economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 2.3 per cent quarter on quarter, the trade ministry said on Tuesday
An installation entitled “Digital Wattle”, symbolising Australia’s floral emblem, is illuminated with Singapore’s financial skyline silhouetted in the background. The installation explores the interplay between ethnic groups co-existing in one city; when the flowers sway gently in the wind, they will slowly change from pure white to different colours to represent the new mix of cultures residing in the city. It forms part of the iLight Marina Bay exhibition, which features innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world, displayed along the Singapore river.
An aerial display of the Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles flying T-50 aircraft at a media preview of the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore on Tuesday.
A visitor takes a photo of a life-sized replica of the lizard crocodile ‘Sauroshuchus’ exhibited at the Art Science Museum, Singapore, during a media preview of Dinosaurs: From Dawn to Extinction. The exhibition runs from January 25 to July 27
A bronze statue of the Star Wars character Yoda is unveiled on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Sandcrawler building in Singapore. Yoda, is the grand master of the Jedi Order in George Lucas’s films. George Lucas, director of the Star Wars movies, is to base the regional headquarters for his company Lucasfilm at the Sandcrawler building, which resembles the huge mobile fortresses featured in films
Office workers pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation building in the central business district of Singapore. Singapore OCBC’s bid to take over Hong Kong’s Wing Hang Bank in a deal estimated at $5.3bn has raised concerns it may be paying too much for a mid-sized bank and will be tapping shareholders to fund the acquisition
Workers clean the glass canopy of the Ocean Financial Center office building in the central business district in Singapore.
Guests dressed in white gather at the Marina Barrage dam in Singapore for Diner en Blanc, an event that started in Paris 25 years ago and is in its second year in Singapore. Diners bring their own food, tables and chairs for the flash-mob style gathering, the location of which is made known to them just minutes before the event. Marina Bay Sands and the financial skyline are in the background.
A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Guo Pei in “The Arabian 1002th Night” show during Fashion Week in Singapore on Wednesday.
Syria’s soccer team warm up during training at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore. Syria, who beat Iraq to win the West Asian Championships for the first time in December, take on Singapore on Tuesday in an Asian Cup qualifying match as they attempt to reach the finals of the region’s premier tournament, to be held in Australia in 2015.
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This aerial photo shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix’s Marina Bay City circuit at dusk. The Singapore F1 night race takes place September 21-23, 2013.
A man waits to cross a road at a junction in Singapore
A visitor on Friday walks past cut-outs of Eames furniture suspended from the ceiling at the Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The exhibition, which showcases the life and work of US designers Charles and Ray Eames, features more than 100 artefacts including furniture, photos, paintings and films.
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A motoristcyclist wearing a face mask rides across a bridge covered by light haze in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday. Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologised on Monday to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.
People wearing masks walk past a Louis Vuitton shop display on Orchard Road, Singapore on Friday.
Children cover their noses near burnt land in Marpoyan Damai sub district, in the outskirts of Pekanbaru, in Indonesia’s Riau province. Haze from fires in Indonesia blanketing Singapore could persist for weeks or longer, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday, as the smoke drove air quality to “hazardous” levels and disrupted business and travel in the region.
Construction workers wear face masks to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises at the start of their shift in Singapore on Thursday. The city state’s air quality deteriorated to “hazardous” levels late on Wednesday as it was enveloped in smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia, which has inflamed tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbours.