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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

96 per cent of Singaporeans file tax returns on time

In another example of serving the nation, a total of 96 per cent of taxpayers in Singapore filed their tax returns on time this year.


5.11 million passengers pass through Changi Airport in March

Changi Airport of Singapore handled about 5.11 million passengers in March this year, which is a 4.3 per cent year-on-year increase. China...


Singapore govt committed to help SMEs: Iswaran

“The government is committed to helping SMEs overcome barriers to innovation, R&D and technology adoption. We will ensure that SMEs are...


Five things to do over the weekend of April 22-23

This weekend brings a quirky mix of events to your plates. Singapore Ink Show showcases the best tattoo artists from around the world - you...


Members of Team Singapore to represent country in SEA Games 2017 selected

A tentative list of 840 athletes has been formed to represent Singapore in the upcoming South-East Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur which...


Three new Zika cases confirmed at Glasgow Road

As of April 20, 2017, two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore have been confirmed at Glasgow Road area. Both...


Norwegian to offer Singapore-London long-haul flights from S$199

​Low-cost airline Norwegian will launch non-stop services between Singapore and London (Gatwick) on 28 September 2017. To mark its...


Automated plane boarding bridges to be developed in Singapore

With rapid advancements made in robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) is all set to...


Sarab says Make it Snappy: Beetroot and Amla cakes

The ninth episode of Sarab says Make it with Snappy surprises you with a dish made of two nutritious ingredients; ‘Beetroot and Amla cakes...


Othman Wok was committed to multi-racial, multi-religious Singapore : PM Lee

“One golden thread that ran through Othman Wok’s long life was his commitment to the ideal of a multi-racial and multi-religious...


MOE: 14 schools to merge, open one new Primary School

The Education Ministry (MOE) of Singapore announced today it will be merging 14 schools and opening a new Primary School in Sengkang to...


Running club apologises for Woodleigh MRT flour scare

Running club Seletar Hash House Harriers (SHHH) has apologised for leaving a trial of white flour to mark their running route through...


Four Leaves suspends sausage products after maggots video

Bakery chain Four Leaves has suspended the sale of all products containing sausages at all its outlets. The actions follow a complaint by a...


CHC founder Kong Hee "truly sorry" for "unwise decisions"

City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee issued an apology on Wednesday to his church and to the public for “unwise decisions” he had...


Singapore ties with Germany on most powerful passport index

Singapore ties with Germany as the country with the most powerful passport in an international ranking for the first time. Both Germany and...


Singtel offers Singapore’s fastest mobile experience on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Singtel customers who have successfully registered their interest can complete their online pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ from 11am,...


INSEAD: Singapore ranks highest in Asia for adapting to era of digital skills

Singapore ranked the highest in Asia in attracting and developing talent, reflecting not only its world-class education system but how...


SMRT trains delayed due to track circuit fault

Commuters travelling on Singapore Metro Rail Transit's (SMRT) North-South Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL) were delayed in reaching...


WHC to utilise robotics, AI to improve patient care

As Singapore surges ahead with amalgamation of latest technologies in the medical field to improve patient care, Woodlands Health Campus...


Enjoy an interactive experience at the refreshed SG Maritime Gallery

The Singapore Maritime Gallery (SMG) which underwent a facelift, was officially opened today by Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo,...


Last minute rush for 2FA as tax filing deadline looms

A long queue formed outside the office of Assurity Trusted Solutions at International Plaza before 8.30am yesterday, April 17, 2017. This...


CAG, SIA and STB renew three-year partnership to promote Singapore tourism

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have stepped up their joint efforts to renew a...


2G network shuts down tomorrow; most have switched to 3G

Last month, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said that the 2G network will be shut down from April 1, 2017, in stages. It was...


Assistive technology to help transform the lives of people with special needs

"Even as [Singapore] builds a digital economy, and [we] transform [ourselves] to become a digital government, we want everyone to be able to...


Singapore Education Minister applauds Sikh Community for its vibrant culture on Baisakhi

Singapore’s Education Minister Ng Chee Meng has applauded the Singapore’s Sikh community for its vibrant culture as it celebrated...