Singapore news media is largely focused on the government policies and reforms in Singapore. However, there are also a number of other interesting topics covered by the media including the more popular topics of sports, entertainment, international business, education, health, religion, and technology. Singapore has one of the largest English-speaking populations in the world. Therefore, the country has a large number of expatriates from various countries who have been settled here for quite some time now. Some of these Singaporean expatriates have become outspoken about various social and political issues that are tackled by their government.
Singapore's award winning daily newspaper, the Singapore Star, has always advocated strong local values in its news content. The latest issue of the Singapore Star reported on the story of the eviction of the Chinese man, Chee Soon, from a luxury Singapore hotel. According to the newspaper, the police had gone to the hotel at 9am on Wednesday morning to execute the eviction and had told the staff that the man would not be allowed to enter the building. The article went on to quote the hotel manager as saying that the Chinese man had lived in the hotel for more than five years without any complaints.
A few days later, The Straits Times published an article on the same issue, which also included the comment from the Singapore Government regarding the incident. According to the Straits Times, the Singapore Government believes that the man had come to the country with the intention of carrying out a terror attack. This was apparently based on information that the Chinese-language newspaper published. The Singapore News, however, quoted an official as saying that the man was a foreign national and was not a resident of Singapore. He had come to the country for medical treatment.
Other major publications of Singapore include the Singapore News, Singapore Blade, Singapore Lifestyle, and Singapore Free Press. The Singapore news and lifestyle, a weekly periodical, is published by Mediacorp Limited. The Singapore Blade is published twice a week and is available at all supermarkets in Singapore. The Singapore Free Press, a broadsheet magazine, is available at all newsstands and bookstores.
The Financial Express, a broadsheet magazine, is available at all bookstores and newsstands and at the Permanente Plaza shopping mall. The English-language daily newspaper is Singapore's most popular English-language newspaper, with a circulation of nearly eighty thousand copies a day. The Financial Express has the most popular international news and reviews section and is widely available throughout the country. The business section of the paper is regularly updated and carries all major business stories from around the world. Other non-English language newspapers in Singapore include the Singapore Star, the Straits Times, and the New Straits Herald.
The Financial Times Online service gives access to the rest of the world through online news. In Singapore, the business section of the New Straits Herald is also available via Internet. A Singaporean daily newspaper, the Singapore Philharmonic, is published by Citicom and features local content. The Philharmonic features local arts and music content and is popular among foreigners and Singaporeans alike. Other non-English language newspapers in Singapore include the Singapore Daily, the Singapore American Weekly, the Straits Times, and the East Asia Tonight.