The Straits Times (Singapore)

THIMPU (The Straits Times/ANN) - Bhutan has topped the Lonely Planet's list of best places to visit next year.

 SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - A major Chinese commodities trader became the biggest dollar bond defaulter among the nation's state-owned companies in two decades, in a moment of reckoning for Beijing as it struggles to contain credit risk in a weakening economy.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook, said that "If children can learn only one language other than their native one, it should be coding because coding is a global language".

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - On Sunday (Dec 8), the mix-up cropped up at the Best National Costume stage when a photo of Miss Philippines was flashed on the screen.

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ANN) - In an interview for the online video and podcast Asian Insider, Historian Dr Thant Myint-U t told The Straits Times the threat of climate change.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore, China sign an agreement to deepen legal cooperation.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Those who subscribe to Netflix and other overseas digital services will have to pay a 7 per cent goods and services tax (GST) from Jan 1. 

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN) - Fishing boats mooring in the Mekong River has turned blue instead of its usual muddy colour. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim’s former research assistant, Muhammed Yusoff Rawther accused the politician  of sexually assaulting him.

WAHSINGTON (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Myanmar historian, author and conservationist was in the United States recently to speak on his most recent book examining race, capitalism and the crisis of democracy in Myanmar titled "The Hidden History of Burma".