Focus Story


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

Singapore offers to train Jammu and Kashmir youth in skill development: Drabu

In another example of the close relationship between Singapore and India, the former has agreed to offer technical support to the Jammu and...


Singapore economy grows by 5.2 per cent in third quarter

The GDP of Singapore touched 5.2 per cent in the third quarter bolstered by rapid growth in manufacturing, finance & insurance, wholesale...


MAS seeks people feedback on proposed Payment Services Bill

To seek feedback from the people of Singapore regarding the proposed Payment Services Bill, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has...


A Rajasthani Oasis in Singapore

Manganiyar performers- Bhungar Khan and his company transported the charismatic energy of folk music from the desert regions of western...

Kalaa Utsavam 2017

Most anticipated Razer Phone to be launched in Singapore on November 23

The most anticipated smartphone from the gaming firm Razer will be available in Singapore from tomorrow (November 23). Singapore is the...


Singapore to test self-driving buses, shuttles in three new towns from 2022

Singapore’s tryst with modern technology will have a new dimension in 2022 as three new towns Punggol, Tengah and Jurong Innovation...


Singapore gets 13th position in world talent ranking

Singapore has emerged in the 13th position out of 63 countries in the latest World Talent Ranking compiled by IMD. The country’s...


Upping the Tempo at Kalaa Utsavam

The evening begins with Mohamed Noor’s sprightly long fingers tapping the handpan. A gorgeous hypnotic sound begins to fill the space. It...

Kalaa Utsavam 2017

Changi Airport to test smart tower technologies for better air traffic management

In its effort to amalgamate latest technologies, Changi Airport is going to test a smart digital tower that will considerably enhance air...


Indian-origin officer jailed for abusing, beating her maid

An Indian-origin woman, who is a former warrant officer of Indian-origin in the Singapore Army, was today jailed for four months and three...


Singapore is world’s third richest country: Fortune

Singapore is the third richest country in the world, according to the list prepared by Fortune. The list is based on the latest GDP per...


Andhra CM Naidu to invite Singapore PM to Amravati

Chief Minister of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu has decided to invite Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to lay...


Singapore’s economy is looking up, says PM Lee

“Our economy is looking up. The world economy is doing well, and we are benefitting from that," said Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien...


Seven banks of Singapore to use NETS QR code for making cashless payments

To give a fillip to cashless payments, seven banks in Singapore will offer consumers the option of making payments using NETS QR code from...


Kalaa Utsavam: Weekend events you cannot miss

Singapore residents, and especially Indians in the Lion City, should gear up for a special week with Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of...

Kalaa Utsavam 2017

USD2 billion capital made available for Fintech startups on Deal Day

A whopping USD2 billion was made available for the Fintech startups on the ‘Deal Day’ or ‘Investor Summit’ today on the last day of...


Fintech can help in achieving global financial inclusion: Queen Maxima

“Financial services are the lifeblood of an economy and serve a wider purpose in addressing issues of inequality and poverty, and in...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of Nov 18-19

Whether it is enjoying a play festival in Hindi, or watching a stage performance at Esplanade, this weekend is offering a bunch of assorted...


PSLE 2017 results to be declared on Nov 24

The most awaited result of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be declared on November 24, announced the Ministry of...


First ever partnership to equip Singaporeans for Fintech jobs

To develop a pool of talent for Singapore’s financial technology (fintech) sector and emerging infocomm technology (ICT), a first-ever...


Former Attorney-General of Singapore VK Rajah joins prestigious English Chambers

Former Attorney-General of Singapore VK Rajah has joined the prestigious English barristers’ chambers, the Essex Court Chambers.


Singapore employees to receive 2.7% wage increase next year: ECA International

There is good news for Singaporeans as they will see their salaries increase by 4 per cent in 2018, according to the latest Salary Trends...


NUS graduates are 16th most employable in the world: Times Higher Education survey

National University of Singapore (NUS) graduates are the 16th most employable in the world, according to the Global University Employability...


PM Narendra Modi in Singapore on June 1, 2018

People of Singapore should gear up to hear the oratorical skills of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he will deliver the keynote...


SGD27 million grant will be given to promote Artificial Intelligence and data analytics in financial sector of Singapore

To promote adoption and integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics in financial institutions of Singapore, a grant of...