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Singapore officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, south to the southernmost tip of continental Asia and peninsular Malaysia, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south. Singapore's territory consists of a diamond-shaped main island along with 62 other islets.

Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2), and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens

NUS researchers created palm-sized device for treating ‘glue ear’

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of a...


Sports Hub CEO Manu Sawhney resigns after anonymous complaint

Sports Hub Pre Ltd (SHPL) Chief Executive Officer Manu Sawhney has resigned with immediate effect.


Former CHC leaders barred from holding key positions in charity

Six former City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders have been barred from holding office in a charity organisation.


Reliability of MRT trains improved significantly in first quarter

There has been significant improvement in the reliability of the trains in the MRT network in the first quarter of the year, compared to the...


CDCs should focus on upgrading workers: PM Lee

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong has laid stress on the upgradation of workers which is an urgent issue for the Community...


Singapore’s CNG taxis to undergo mandatory inspection by May 25

Concerned over two recent cases of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) taxis erupting in flames, Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that...


NUS offers 3 new ICT-related part-time degree programmes

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched three new Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree programmes in Business Analytics,...


Frequency fees for 5G trial waived in Singapore

To give fillip to innovation and boost emerging technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT), in Singapore, frequency fees for the fifth...


Singapore condemns Manchester bomb attack

Singapore has strongly condemned the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in UK, which killed 19 people and injured 50 others. However, no...


Eminent macroeconomist Jeffrey Frankel appointed MAS Term Professor at NUS

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have jointly appointed Professor Jeffrey Frankel as...


Non-practising lawyer M Ravi 2nd person to mount legal challenge against Elected Presidency scheme

Non-practising lawyer M Ravi has mounted a legal challenge against the changes recently passed to Singapore's Elected Presidency scheme.


FairPrice’s free gift of SGD100 worth of products to families with newborns in Singapore

In a welcome move, NTUC FairPrice has announced that it is giving up to SGD100 worth of baby and family-related products to families with...


Facial cream sold online in Singapore found to have high levels of mercury

Health Sciences Authority (HAS) of Singapore has issued an alert about a facial cream, sold on several online platforms, containing high...


President Tony Tan boosts bilateral ties between Singapore and Poland

President of Singapore Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam is in Poland to boost bilateral trades between the two countries. He is leading a delegation of...


Carpooling app for mosque-goers launches in time for Ramadan

Free carpooling app for mosque-goers, Terawhere, will be launched on Friday, just in time for the start of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.


Shortage of IT talents in Singapore despite abundance of jobs

There is an abundance of jobs in the information-and-communications technology (ICT) sector, particularly in areas such as virtual and...


Remaining 11 countries to take forward the TPP

Despite the United States pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the remaining 11 countries have expressed unity in taking the...


Trump nominates KT McFarland as next US ambassador to Singapore

US President Donald Trump has nominated deputy national security adviser Kathleen Troia McFarland as the next United States Ambassador to...


Alert sounded in Singapore over phone scam using police hotline number

Singapore Police have warned people to be cautious of phone calls that are purportedly from its hotline number - ‘1800-255-000’ and...


Applications for NDP 2017 tickets to open from May 23

The applications to obtain tickets for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will open from May 23, said the parade’s executive...


Indian researcher’s computer hacked in Singapore

Singapore, hit hard by the recent ransomware attack, suffered another hacker attack. In the latest case, two researchers, one of Indian...


Five things to do over the weekend of May 20-21

From Asia's first Whiskey Weekend, to the inuagural Children's Biennale and a urban street party... Read on for more exciting happenings in...


World’s first Submarine Safety Information Portal launched

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launched the world’s first Submarine Safety Information Portal which will give real-time information...


SIA reports first quarter loss in 5 years; sets up new unit to review business outlook

The Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) reported a S$138 million loss in the three months to March 31. This is its first loss in five years.


Water leakage was the cause of platform screen door glitch on May 3

The train line hit a record seven-hour snarl following the leakage.