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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

Men attempted to smuggle barbequed meat in packets of durian biscuits: ICA

Officers noticed packets of layered stacks resembling ‘bak kwa’ in the scanned images the hand-carried bags.

Singapore

Five things to do over the weekend of January 18-20

This weekend is packed with the arts.

Upcoming

ARTWALK Little India 2019: A celebration of the image and sound of fragrance

ARTWALK Little India 2019 will feature an extended programming over 16 days – its longest period yet.

Singapore

In Pics: ARTWALK Little India 2019

Multi-disciplinary arts festival ARTWALK Little India returns for a grand celebration of the cultural precinct’s rich heritage via the...

Entertainment

MHA relaxes liquor law for food containing alcohol

Your late night rum and raisin ice cream craving will no longer have to go unsatisfied.

Singapore

Grab partners China's ZhongAn to create digital insurance in Southeast Asia

Users will be able to directly browse and pay for affordable insurance products through the Grab app, without going through an agent or...

SMEs

IMDA looking into tech solutions to block scam calls and text messages: Mr Iswaran

IMDA is reviewing tech solutions that are being used by other jurisdictions, such as verifying legitimate calling numbers.

Singapore

SingHealth and IHiS fined for patient data breach

The financial penalties were the highest imposed by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) to date.

Singapore

Last year was 8th warmest year on record for Singapore: MSS

December 2018 was also the second warmest December in Singapore.

Singapore

NTU and NUS to host inaugural Singapore panel session at Davos WEF

The inaugural Singapore panel discussion will focus on the theme "Globalisation 4.0: Technology & Innovation for Humanity".

Singapore

Community clubs are cornerstones of community: PM Lee

“Community clubs (CCs) play a pivotal role. They are more than activity centres. They are cornerstones of the community, so residents...

Singapore

Mynah bird flies from Singapore to London on SIA flight

The bird has found the best way to fly.

Singapore

CapitaLand acquires Ascendas-Singbridge from Temasek in SGD11 billion deal

The deal will "create the largest diversified real estate group in Asia".

Singapore

Earlier start time and more static points for music at this year's Thaipusam procession

Devotees are also allowed to play a wider range of musical instruments this year.

Singapore

Online course provider Emeritus raises USD40 million in Series C funding

A Singapore-based provider of online education, Emeritus Institute of Management, has raised USD40 million (SGD54.10 million) in a series C...

Singapore

Go-Jek at full throttle to overtake Grab in Singapore

With the announcement of Go-Jek making its services available to all consumers across Singapore, the ride-hailing scene in the island...

Singapore

Singapore firm sues GrabTaxi Holdings over domain name dispute

The dispute was over an alleged agreement that the two companies had over the Indonesian Internet domain name, “grab.co.id”.

SMEs

SUTD pioneers Singapore’s first undergraduate research programme

Moving ahead of the times, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has reportedly become a pioneer in launching the first...

Singapore

NUS researchers use machine learning to uncover new insights into the human brain

The new approach could potentially be used to assess treatment of neurological disorders, and to develop new therapies.

Singapore

DBS property loans shrink 40-50% following cooling measures

Since the implementation of the property cooling measures last July, DBS property loans segment shrunk by 40 to 50 percent.

Corporate

Kalamanjari: An outfit to promote Tamil Isai in Singapore

Tamil Isai (Tamil Music), Tamil culture and Tamil language are intertwined, with all three espousing rich human values, ethics and morals....

Singapore

Singapore’s Grab adds 200 electric vehicles to its fleet

Showing its concern for the environment, ride-hailing firm Grab is all set to roll out 200 electric vehicles on the Singapore roads...

Singapore

Go-Jek extends services across Singapore, with promos for first-time riders

All consumers in Singapore can now get instant access to Go-Jek’s ride-hailing services, as the company moves to enhance its beta phase.

Singapore

Scoot launches direct SG-Laos flight at promo rate from SGD 88

The limited period promotion on flights from Singapore to Luang Prabang and Vientiane will be available on Flyscoot.com from now till 22...

Travel

40% increase in Aedes mosquito population in Dec 2018: NEA

Dengue cases in Singapore have increased over the past three consecutive weeks, with the first week of 2019 reporting 207 cases.

Singapore
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