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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

Singapore pushes for million visitors a year from India

According to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the city-state is looking at continuing the four-year trend of having over a million visitor...


Filmmaker’s tribute to the first Sikh in Singapore, ‘Saint Soldier’ Bhai Maharaj Singh, slated to release in December

Revered as the first freedom fighter of India by the Sikh diaspora community in Singapore, Bhai Maharaj Singh is now the subject of a...


In Pics: Showcasing multicultural dance forms in cosmopolitan Singapore

Rhythm - International Dance Festival brought together 10 exotic dance forms from across the world as part of Singapore’s Bicentennial...


Singapore Tourism Board goes all out to attract Indian visitors

As part of an ongoing plan to develop tourism with India, travel planners SOTC and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have collaborated in...


Singapore-based InstaReM to power real-time remittances for SBI Cosmoney, SBI Remit

Customers of SBI Remit and SBI Cosmoney will now be able to make real-time cross-border payments across selected markets.


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of September 13-15

This weekend, head to Suntec for the Singapore International Indian EXPO, where you can shop to your heart's content!


Curtain comes down on 3rd Singapore South Asian International Film Festival

The third edition of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (SgSAIFF) came to a close on September 7.


In Pics: Launch of India-Singapore: The Next Phase business and innovation summit

Connected to India brings you to the grounds of the India-Singapore summit with pictures straight from the scene.


Apsaras Arts to showcase two Indian classical dance performances in Singapore this weekend

The Darshana-Intimate Dance Series by Apsaras Arts returns with two performances, of Bharatanatyam and Kathak, this weekend


Films to watch over the final weekend of Sg. Saiff

It is the final weekend of the 3rd edition of Singapore South Asian International Film Festival’s (Sg. SAIFF), which will conclude with...


Singapore to kick off T20 World Cup qualifying campaign against Scotland

Singapore will begin their T20 World Cup qualifying campaign with a tough match against Scotland, according to an International Cricket...


India-Singapore: Taking bilateral partnership to greater heights

H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore, shares about the exciting things one can look forward to at the India-Singapore:...


India’s EAM S Jaishankar, Sourav Ganguly, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif in Singapore on September 6 for HT’s summit

The second international HT – MintAsia Leadership Summit will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on September 6, 2019.


Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg. SAIFF) honours Bharathiraja with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Ambassador Kesavapany delivered the opening address at Sg. SAIFF 2019 and handed the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 to P.Bharathiraja.


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of August 30 - September 1

This weekend, art enthusiasts are spoilt for choice as we bring you a list of exciting and niche literary activities.


Singapore world’s second safest city: Report

The latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Safe Cities Index (SCI) sees Singapore retain its position as the second...


Singapore’s religious harmony law to be amended, says PM Lee

Singapore will be announcing amendments to its Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) in parliament soon, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien...


Mammootty lights up Onam celebrations in Singapore

Malayalee megastar Padmashri Dr. Mammootty’ celebrates Onam Nite 2019 in Singapore last week.

Singapore NRI Stories

In Pics: The Bicentennial Experience in Singapore

'From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience' at Fort Canning Park will be extended till the end of the year.


Indian Institute of Management Alumni explore LIFE 4.0 in Singapore with gala event

IIMPACT 2019 saw about 750 ministers, business leaders, industrialists, Indian Institute of Management alumni and a Nobel Laureate gather in...


Singapore government partners with Fitbit in major health initiative

Fitness brand Fitbit Inc announced that it has signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services to...


Complex climate phenomenon causing extended dry spell in Singapore

Singapore is experiencing a prolonged dry spell due to something known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) - a complex climate phenomenon which...


Singapore to use world’s first trademark registration mobile app

Singapore has introduced the world’s first mobile app for trademark registration.


Singapore South Asian International Film Festival back with renewed gusto for its 3rd edition

The third installation of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) is slated to be held from August 30 to September...


Singapore launches public trial of self-driving shuttle buses

Visitors to the island resort of Sentosa will now be able to experience Singapore’s first on-demand autonomous or self-driven shuttle...


Which service do you use to transfer money for personal use to India?

  • Bank Transfer
  • Remittance services
  • Paypal
  • Wire Transfer services like Western Union, Remit2India
  • International Money Order
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