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.
SINGAPORE - To avoid the proverbial mistake of preparing for the last war, the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) needs to change the way it works, said the agency's chief executive Mervyn Tan ... Among his priorities as chief executive, he said, is positioning DSTA to reap ...
SINGAPORE - Simulated racing enthusiasts can speed through the streets of Orchard Road next month as a new circuit in the shopping district kickstarts the inaugural OUE E-Cities Championship 2021, an online simulated racing league developed by Singapore-based sim racing and lifestyle brand Legion of Racers (LOR) ... The sales executive, 31, said.
SINGAPORE - DBSBank has thrown its weight behind national Paralympic athletes by becoming sponsors in the Athletes Achievement Awards (AAA) ... DBS Singapore group executive and country head Shee Tse Koon said they "readily agreed" to come on board as sponsors for the programme when approached by the SNPC.
"It's a step in the right direction and I hope more Singapore companies can come in and support us ...DBS Singapore group executive and country head Shee Tse Koon said the bank "readily agreed" to come on board as a sponsor for the programme when approached by the SNPC. "All of us can do our part to create a more inclusive Singapore," he said.
SINGAPORE - Local farm and eatery Bollywood Veggies has lost its court fight with the taxman over property tax to be paid on the Lim Chu Kang property ... Bollywood Veggies was founded in 2001 by Mrs Ivy Singh-Lim, the outspoken former president of Netball Singapore, and her husband, Mr Lim Ho Seng, former chief executive of NTUC FairPrice.
Inchcape Greater China and Singapore chief executive Jasmmine Wong said higher premiums are a given ... "You could theoretically bring it down to zero or even below zero," he added of the annual growth rate, which Singapore has calibrated since it introduced the COE system in 1990.
SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The managers of ESR-Reit and ARALogosLogisticsTrust have proposed a $1.4 billion merger, where ESR-Reit will acquire all of ARA Logos' units in exchange for a combination of cash and new units ... Mr Adrian Chui, the chief executive of ESR-Reit's ...