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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

Kareyst Lin November 29th 2018 Singapore

NTU invites entries for inaugural Singapore Global Digital Art Prize

To recognise outstanding creativity in art, design and cultural heritage that makes significant use of digital tools in its creation,...


Employment growth in Singapore more than doubled in 2018Q3: Labour report

Singapore's labour market showed further signs of improvement in the third quarter of 2018, with more than doubling of total employment...


Travellers advised not to use Woodlands Checkpoint early Thurday: ICA

For those who urgently need to travel using the land checkpoints, ICA said they may wish to consider using the Tuas Checkpoint instead.


1 in 7 people in Singapore experiences mental disorder in their lifetime: Study

The top three mental disorders in Singapore were found to be major depressive disorder (MDD), alcohol abuse and OCD.


Kanan Gill back in Singapore with 'Teetar'

Kanan Gill of 'Pretentious Movie' reviews fame will be back in Singapore to perform at the SOTA Concert Hall on February 9, 2019. His...


7 cases of liver injury reported following consumption of mahogany seeds: HSA

The fruit of the mahogany seeds, commonly known as “Sky fruit”, are used traditionally in Southeast Asian countries to help control...


SingPost deploys artificial intelligence to offer better delivery service for customers

Singapore Post (SingPost) is deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) on its regional logistics platform Last Mile Platform (LaMP) to enhance...


Respect for elders, caring and concern: Chinese lady shows all as she shelters Sikh uncle from rain

In a photo shared by Facebook user Jonathan Vendi on Saturday, December 8, to the 50 Shades Brighter (Singapore) Facebook group, the woman...


SIFAS performers charm Chennai culture circuit fans with Alangkar 2018

Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) presented its annual offering, Alangkar 2018, in Chennai during the iconic season of Indian...

Past Events

URA lowers number of private housing units for first half of 2019

The total supply of private residential units for the Government Land Sales (GLS) in first half of 2019 will be moderated due to lower...


Five things to do over the weekend of Dec 7-9

This weekend, the Standard Chartered Marathon returns. Huff and puff with the beautiful city line in full view, and perhaps head to Suntec...


Starhub offers SIM-only plan with "extra large" data bundles

New to Singapore and not decided on a telco yet. You could go with StarHub's trio of unique SIM-only plans with extra-large data bundles,...


LTA trials 3D traffic markings to get motorists to slow down

Adopted from Japan, the 3D markings are intended to encourage motorists to reduce their speed.


Apsaras Arts invites audiences to an intimate game of Parama Padam

Connected to India speaks to Mohanapriyan Thavagarajah and Aravinth Kumarasamy from Apsaras Arts on their upcoming solo dance production,...


Singapore passport holders can use the e-gates to enter UK from summer 2019

ePassport gates, which are currently available for British and EU nationals, provide a faster route through the border.


MAS launches SGD30 million grant to enhance cybersecurity in finance

The Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant also aims to help financial institutions develop local talent in cybersecurity.


Grab invests in Indian hotel booking startup OYO: Source

Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab has reportedly invested SGD136.6 million in Indian hotel booking startup OYO.


On-demand public bus trials to begin on December 17: LTA

From December 17, commuters will be able to book a ride on an On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) with a mobile application.


HSA warns people not to purchase three health products in Singapore

Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore has alerted people about three health products in which potent undeclared ingredients were...


NTU and TTSH invents smart device for early intervention of congestive heart failure

A team of researchers from NTU Singapore and Tan Tock Seng Hospital have invented a smart handheld medical device that could enable early...


Go-Jek becomes latest entrant in Singapore ride-hailing market with launch of beta app

The ride-hailing market in Singapore seems to be becoming more competitive as Go-Jek launched the beta version of its app today kicking off...


Two Indian Navy pilots get Straits Times Asian of the Year 2018 award for efforts in Kerala flood rescue operations

Two Indian Navy officers have earned laurels for the country as they have been chosen for the Straits Times Asian of the Year 2018 award for...


New UOB-SMU scholarship gives data talents a boost

The UOB-SMU MSA Scholarship is the first full-tuition scholarship in Singapore that supports top students in an accounting and data...


Five things to do over the weekend of Nov30-Dec2

ZoukOut 2018 is back this weekend, so get ready for a crazy night! But if partying isn't for you, experience an intimate session at...


12 men arrested and 11,900 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in Tuas raids

A total of 11,979 cartons and 29 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized in the three operations.


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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