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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

Five Indian-origin business tycoons on Forbes Singapore Rich List

There are five Indian-origin business tycoons on the coveted Forbes Singapore Rich List, which was released today. There is also one new...


Indian travellers lead rise in increased passengers at Changi airport

Changi Airport handled 5.21 million passengers in June on the back of increased arrivals from all regions, 7.7 per cent higher compared to...


USD1 trillion global airport spree threatens SG and HK status quo in airport dominance

A US$1 trillion (S$1.36 trillion) global airport spree is threatening Singapore and Hong Kong's status quo as key transit points for...


Qoo10 shoppers can now insure against defective purchases

With the new Purchase Guard insurance policy from NTUC Income, online buyers on Singapore online marketplace Qo010 can now insure against...


Amazon Prime Now now available on Singapore app stores

Singapore customers can now access download the Amazon Prime Now app, made available today July 27, on both iTunes and Google Play.


Chance to become PM Lee’s ‘social media guest’ through online contest

If you want to become the ‘social media guest’ of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally, then just participate in an...


Operational exercise to be conducted at Marina Bay

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will conduct an operational exercise at Float @ Marina Bay along with other agencies in the early...


SCC team gears up to face fierce opposition in most high-profile tournament to date

There is a mix of excitement, eagerness and positive-nervousness among the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) team preparing for the 5th...

SCC Twenty20 2017 Spotlight - @work

Indian-origin woman charged by Skillsfuture Singapore for submitting false claims

A Singaporean-Indian woman was charged on July 26 for allegedly submitting false claims to obtain government funds for in-house employee...


Largest mall in northern Singapore to open in Yishun: Frasers Centrepoint

The largest mall in northern Singapore will open in Yishun in the fourth quarter of the year, developer Frasers Centrepoint Singapore said...


Singapore celebrates National Day at Astana Expo 2017

Singapore held an early national day celebration at the Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan. Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr...


E-MBA programmes in Singapore: Give wings to your career

Singapore is the place where students, entrepreneurs and working professionals from different parts of the world converge for top-quality...


Indian-origin Muslim woman murdered in suspected honour killing for dating Arab Muslim man

In a suspected honour killing for dating an Arab Muslim, an Indian-origin Muslim in the UK was kidnapped, raped and murdered, according to a...


Scoot to add five new destinations by June 2018, including a long-haul to USA

Scoot, the budget wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will be adding five new destinations to its network by June 2018.


Heritage takes centre stage at Changi's new T4

Changi Airport unveiled its soon-to-be-opened Terminal 4 (T4) yesterday, featuring the Heritage Zone in the transit area to permanently...


PM urges citizens to work hard for maintaining multi-racial, multi-religious society in Singapore

“When we see religious conflicts elsewhere, we have to remind ourselves that those are not our fights. We must not let events elsewhere...


SMRT commuters had tough time following faults on NSEWL lines

Commuters travelling on the SMRT trains had a harrowing time today following separate track circuit and power faults on the North-South and...


Behind wheels for more than two hours a day? It may lower your IQ: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin

A group of researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found that regularly spending more than two hours a day behind the wheel...


Two Indian-origin women arrested for smuggling 4kg worth of gold in undergarments

Mumbai Airport's Custom wing arrested two Indian-origin foreign nationals for smuggling 4kg gold jewellery in their undergarments on...


Networking is not just about shaking hands: Piyush Gupta

Singapore Gujarati Society (SGS) hit it out of the park with its debut MentPro LIVE: Leaders’ Series talk involving Piyush Gupta Chief...


AI and machines could help Singapore's economic growth to double

Singapore's annual growth rate could be increased to 5.4 percent in 18 years, should artificial intelligence be fully adopted. This would be...


Community support services for elderly to be extended in more constituencies in Singapore

To provide help to the elderly people in Singapore, the community support services will be extended to more constituencies from next year....


Exotic executive condominiums in Singapore sells out in record 7 hours

In a new record of sales of Executive Condominiums in Singapore, all the 531 units of Hundred Palms residences in Hougang were sold within...


Singapore invests in new Satellite Technology to enhance search and rescue capabilities

CAAS and MPA have invested in a new Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search (MEOSAR) ground system to enhance search and rescue capabilities in...


High Commission of India now has a dedicated mobile number for emergency calls

The High Commission of India (Singapore) has set up a dedicated mobile number (91729803) for attending to emergency calls from Indian...