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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

iPhone 8 launch: Singaporeans crowd Apple store to get coveted smartphone

It seemed that all roads in Singapore led to the Apple Store today as there was excess crowding for the launch of the new iPhone 8 and the...


Legacy of Indian diaspora captured in ‘Singapore Indian Heritage’ book

The history of the Indian community in the island nation of Singapore starting from their arrival in pre-colonial British times, exceptional...


Five things to do over the weekend of September 23-24

Watching a fighting championship to experiencing the rejoice of meditation, this weekend promises to give a choice to pick your mood.


Experimentation needed in Singapore’s educational system: Tharman

Singapore’s education system must keep experimenting and having a sense of dare to prepare for the future, said Deputy Prime Minister...


Singapore based healthtech startup MyDoc raises SGD5.2 million

Singapore-based healthcare startup has raised USD5.2 million in a series A funding round.


Survey to check young Singaporeans at risk of diabetes

For creating awareness about diabetes, young Singaporeans below the age of 40 who are assessed to be at risk of developing this disease are...


2,000 PMET jobs and SGD22.2 billion to be added in electronics industry by 2020: Iswaran

There is good news for Singaporeans as about 2,000 jobs for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) will be created in...


Apsaras Arts presents ‘Anjaneyam – Hanuman’s Ramayana’ in Kalaa Utsavam 2017

The ancient Indian epic poem which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana, The...

Kalaa Utsavam 2017

Monkey God: Uniting India and South-East Asia

Hanuman’, Anjaneyam or the Monkey God has remained one of the most respected deities among Indians and South-East Asians. His legend runs...

Kalaa Utsavam 2017

Singapore investing in three areas to build secure and resilient digital community

“We are investing in three areas: our people, our capabilities, and our networks to build a more secure and resilient digital community...


B Vijayagopal to perform ‘Muralidhara – Call of the Bamboo’ on November 17

A regular session musician of legendary AR Rahman, Harris Jayaraj and GV Prakash, B Vijayagopal gave his first flute recital at the age of...

Kalaa Utsavam 2017

Relive the 80s as ‘Culture Club’ is going to perform in Singapore on Dec 11

Music lovers of Singapore can relive the 80s as the iconic band of that period, Culture Club, is going to perform in the Lion City on...


Singapore developing sustainable pool of cybersecurity professionals

Singapore is working to develop a sustainable pool of skilled cybersecurity professionals to improve the security in cyberspace, observed...


Filmwallas discovers four talented filmmakers in global contest around next generation technologies

Indian multinational IT services company HCL Technologies and Singapore-based startup Filmwallas jointly organised #ACutBeyond, a global...


Air India Express launches non-stop Singapore-Madurai flight

To build a closer relationship between Singapore and India, Air India Express has launched a non-stop flight between Singapore and Madurai...


Five things to do over the weekend of September 16-17

This weekend seems to be dedicated to some family time. Watching the F1 Grand Prix with international stars performing could be the...


Singtel launches unlimited data mobile plans in Singapore

There is good news for the data-hungry consumers in Singapore as Singtel has launched mobile plans offering unlimited data today. The move...


Indian offshore wealth shifts from Switzerland to Singapore, Hong Kong and other Asian countries

The famed place of Switzerland is no longer the preferred destination for Indian offshore wealth but now it is being parked in Asian tax...


Second edition of Singapore International Cyber Week 2017 from September 18 to 21

Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2017, in its second edition, is going to strengthen cyber capacity and partnerships for a secure...


Shanmugam expresses concern over radicalisation in Singapore

Home Affairs and Law Minister of Singapore K Shanmugam observed that terrorism and radicalisation are one of three challenges besieging the...


Singapore tops chart of 188 countries on UN health goals

Singapore is on the top of the list for progress made on a set of United Nations (UN) goals to build a better future, based on...


History created as Halimah Yacob declared President-elect of Singapore

History has been created in Singapore as Halimah Yacob has been declared President-elect of the Republic. The declaration was made by...


Two in five in Singapore watch pirated content, according to CASBAA study

Despite major growth in the number and range of legal online content choices available to them, two in five people in Singapore are actively...


SICCI Conference 2017 to focus on ‘Understanding and Overcoming Challenges - India’

The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) Conference 2017 has chosen the theme ‘Understanding and Overcoming...


Online fashion startup Zilingo raises SGD17 million in series B funding

Online fashion startup Zilingo has raised USD17 million in a series B funding round co-led by Sequoia Capital India and Burda Principal...