Singapore equities were little changed on Tuesday, as investors took a breather after benchmark index rose for three straight days.
Meanwhile, weak Asian cues also weighed on the sentiment.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent after Republicans effort to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, faced a fresh setback on Monday.
At 0540 GMT, the Straits Times Index gained 0.04 percent or 1.4 points to 3,299. It ended 0.33 percent higher on Monday, taking the year-to-date gains to 15 percent.
Among the losers, Singapore Telecommunications fell 0.5 percent, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp declined 0.4 percent and Singapore Press Holdings slipped 1.3 percent.
Keppel Infrastructure Trust lost 1 percent after its profit attributable to unitholders fell 4.9 percent in the second quarter.
Gainers included commodity trader Noble Group climbing 9 percent while warehouse provider Global Logistic Properties rose 0.3 percent.
About 1.5 billion shares worth S$643 million changed hands, with gainers outnumbering losers 188 to 182.