The Queen visited Singapore in 1972, 1989 and 2006, when she attended events ranging from state banquets hosted by Singapore’s leaders, to meeting with students at Townsville Primary School and residents living in Toa Payoh.
Here are some of the highlights of her visits in 1989 and 2006:
Penrith are so used to winning that they even managed to get sponsors for their premiership goggles.And who can blame them, after their 28-12 grand final win over Parramatta capped off three of the most dominant years in NRL history with back-to-back titles.
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has admitted to feeling "sad" in the build-up to the Panthers' grand final victory as he faced up to the impending break-up of his squad and coaching staff.The Panthers secured a second-straight premiership with a 28-12 victory over Parramatta on Sunday.
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has a message for St Helens ahead of a potential World Club Challenge match-up - "let's go".The battle of the NRL and Super League's premiers hasn't occurred since 2020 with COVID forcing the last two editions to be scrubbed, but both clubs appear keen to reignite the feud between the world's two best competitions.
As they look to bounce back from their 2022 NRL grand final defeat, Parramatta will seek inspiration from newly-minted premiers Penrith and their recovery from the 2020 decider.The Eels had twice defeated the Panthers in the regular season but found themselves completely outgunned on the big stage by their experienced rivals, who streaked away to an 18-0 halftime lead.
Pressure is mounting on Optus to be more transparent about the scale of a massive data breach as the federal government waits on a response from the telco more than a week on from the cyber attack.During a scathing press conference on Sunday, the telecommunications giant was slammed by Albanese government ministers for not responding to its requests for information to help protect almost 10 million Australians from fraud.
Australia's banks could be forced to explain to customers their reasons for refusing services under proposed reforms by the nation's financial regulatory agencies body.The Council of Financial Regulators has recommended four main policy responses to address the problem of de-banking, where a bank declines to offer or withdraws banking services to a customer.
Taxes and royalties on Australian gas exports are expected to nearly triple amid booming prices brought on by the war in Ukraine.The fossil fuel industry lobby, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), estimates the gas sector will pay nearly $14 billion to state and federal governments in the 2022-23 financial year.
Australians, including those set to benefit most, overwhelmingly support scrapping tax cuts for high income earners, new research shows.Since coming into office, the Labor government has faced pressure to ditch the coalition-initiated stage three tax cuts for high earners, set to come into effect in 2024.
Iranian politicians chanted "thank you, police" during a parliamentary session, in a show of support for a crackdown on widespread anti-government protests against the death of a young woman in police custody.The protests, sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini from Iranian Kurdistan, have spiralled into the biggest show of opposition to Iran's authorities in years, with many calling for the end of more than four decades of Islamic clerical rule.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have sacked manager Bruno Lage following a disappointing start to the season, with the Premier League side languishing in the relegation zone.Wolves slipped to their fourth defeat of the campaign with a 2-0 loss at West Ham United on Saturday, a result that left them in 18th place with six points from eight games.
The phenomenal Erling Haaland and local hero Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks as Manchester City thrashed rivals Manchester United 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium.Haaland's treble, remarkably his third in successive home Premier League games, took his tally since joining the champions in the summer to 17 in just 11 appearances in all competitions.
Ukraine's capture of a city within territory of Russian President Vladimir Putin's declared annexation demonstrates that Ukrainians are making progress and able to push back against Russian forces, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says."We have seen that they have been able to take a new town, Lyman, and that demonstrates that the Ukrainians are making progress, are able to push back the Russian forces because of the courage, because of their bravery, their skills, but of course also beca
Turkey says it had "neutralised" - the term its defence ministry usually employs for killed - some 30 members of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in separate cross-border operations in Iraq and Syria.The defence ministry said the strikes involved 23 PKK members in a air raid in the Asos region, 140 kilometres into northern Iraq, and another seven in northern Syria.
Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore grand prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez.Perez's second win of the season saw him finish 7.
Ivan Cleary claimed a copybook covering tackle by Dylan Edwards summed up the Penrith fullback's commitment to his teammates after he was awarded the Clive Churchill Medal.Edwards received the award for the best player in Sunday's 28-12 NRL grand final win over Parramatta at Accor Stadium which wrapped up back-to-back titles for the Panthers.
For the first 10 minutes of Sunday's NRL grand final Parramatta resembled a side that might make the Penrith machine malfunction.But as sure as night follows day, the Panthers clicked into gear and ensured the Eels' wait for a title would stretch into a 37th year.
The 2022 grand final will be remembered as the night Dylan Edwards flew out from under the radar and into the history books.On Penrith's charge to three consecutive grand finals, the fullback has been heralded as one of the NRL's most underrated players.
KTM rider Miguel Oliveira held his nerve in rainy conditions to win the Thai Grand Prix in Buriram on Sunday as Francesco Bagnaia made up ground on world championship leader Fabio Quartararo, who finished 17th.730 seconds ahead of Ducati duo Jack Miller of Australia and Italy's Bagnaia at the Chang International Circuit, in a race significantly delayed by rain.