December 21, 2011
Saladworks, a Conshohocken restaurant franchise with about 100 locations in 12 states, said it signed a 15-store agreement with a franchisee in Singapore. The first location in Singapore is slated to open next year, with two more to follow in 2013, Saladworks said. Saladworks was founded 25 years ago in the Cherry Hill Mall. In early 2008, Commerce Bank founder Vernon W. Hill II became a minority investor. - Harold Brubaker
December 14, 1986 |
I'm going to be taking only a segment of a Pacific cruise, going aboard the ship in Singapore. I'll be joining some friends on the ship, but I thought I'd like to arrive in Singapore a few days ahead of time and do some sightseeing. Would a woman traveling alone feel uncomfortable or unsafe there? You're safe. Over the last 25 years, Singapore has turned into such a modern, bustling city that you may find yourself wishing for a little old- fashioned mystery, danger and tropical ambiance.
October 4, 2010
Kwa Geok Choo, 89, the wife of Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who described her as his "tower of strength," and mother of the city-state's current prime minister, died Saturday. Ms. Kwa suffered a stroke and brain hemorrhage in 2008 and had been bedridden and unable to speak since then. She is survived by her husband, two sons - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Lee Hsien Yang - and a daughter, neurologist Lee Wei Ling. Lee Kuan Yew, who is 87, stepped down as prime minister in 1990 but continues to wield influence in his son's cabinet under the title of minister mentor.
August 14, 1998 |
I'm not sure how comfortable Jack Flowers, the 53-year-old expatriate of Paul Theroux's Saint Jack, would be confronting his fear of dying while having a drink at the Old City restaurant named after the novel. But while Third Street bears little resemblance to the Singapore of the book, the compact menu at Saint Jack's, with its Asian accents, and the decor - a dragon splashed here and there, along with some explicitly erotic photos - tries to capture the spirit of Flowers' self-imposed exile.
April 20, 1994 |
Forget about Singapore for a moment. We have flogging in this country, and most of the time it isn't considered a big deal. The flogging that Jose and his twin brother, Angel, endured makes Singapore justice seem like patty-cake. And unlike the American in Singapore, who engaged in vandalism, they weren't guilty of anything. It was simply their misfortune to have a mother who lacked many traditional maternal instincts. The floggings happened about three years ago, when Angel and Jose were 4. Brought to a Chicago hospital, they were covered with severe welts from head to toe, front and back - plus some fingernail scratches, cigarette burns, space-heater burns and other wounds.
March 17, 2015 |
Center City-based Morgan Lewis, the largest law firm in the U.S. in terms of lawyers based domestically, is growing again, this time overseas. The firm said Sunday it was combining with the Stamford Law Corp., an 80-lawyer firm based in Singapore, a booming commercial hub and island nation with a large footprint in shipping, manufacturing, and financial services. The announcement follows by four months Morgan Lewis' acquisition of much of the Bingham McCutchen law firm of Boston, a transaction that vaulted Morgan into the top ranks of firms globally.
April 7, 1994 |
The U.S. government, which tried to instruct South Africa on proper race relations, is now giving Singapore advice on crime control. This even though our country has more people in prison than any other Western nation, even though we continue to set world records in criminal activity. What upsets the Clinton administration and many U.S. editorial writers is a case involving an American living in Singapore, 18-year-old Michael Fay, who was arrested last October and charged with 53 counts of vandalism and related offenses.
January 12, 1992 |
The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet command center is getting a new home, rent- free, and the landlord is sprucing up the place before the new tenant arrives. Moving out of its longtime home at Subic Bay Naval Base because the Philippine government rejected a new lease on the base, the fleet's command task force will come to Singapore, President Bush announced during a recent visit here. The move is part of a U.S. shift toward smaller, cheaper military arrangements in Southeast Asia.
March 23, 1994 |
Michael Fay. At the moment, his name might be unfamiliar, but I doubt if anyone has a greater potential to arouse heated emotions, headstrong opinions and emotional talk-show babble. Before long, it will happen. Fay, 18, is an American who lives in Singapore because that is where his mother and stepfather work for an American company. For those who flunked geography, Singapore is a city-state in the Far East. It has been described as looking like a prosperous California suburb.
August 10, 2010 |
The average tenure for a chief executive officer is 6.3 years, according to a recent study by a management consulting firm. That's nearly two years lower than it was in 2000, says Booz & Co. The recent ousters of Tony Hayward , who'd been CEO of BP P.L.C . for little more than three years, and Mark Hurd , who led Hewlett-Packard Co. for just over five years, won't help to reverse that trend. It still amazes me that Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. has had the same man at the top since 1979 - five times longer than the average CEO rides in the saddle.