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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

Indian ride-hailing firm Jugnoo to launch reverse-bid system in Singapore from May 1

Following the Grab takeover of Uber in Singapore, an Indian ride-hailing firm Jugnoo will make its foray in the Singapore market as well.


Get playful with the arts at Esplanade’s Flipside 2018

A sonic experience in the dark, a giant puppet coming to life, an electronic music piece that is composed by you and interactive art...


Trials of new CBTC signalling system to be conducted on five consecutive Sundays from April 29

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT will conduct trials of the new Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system...


Traditional Odissi dance performance Tribhanga to grace Singapore

‘Shifts’ are an integral part of my optimistic vision of life says Soumee De Girotra who will be performing Tribhanga on May 1 at Black...


Singapore’s Parliament gets new mascot Parley

It’s official, Singapore’s Parliament has got a new mascot - ‘a young winged lion’ christened Parley.


Singapore Minister S Iswaran leads business delegation to Hannover Messe trade fair

Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry) of Singapore S Iswaran is leading a delegation of more than 20 Singapore enterprises to...


PM Lee, 40,000 devotees attend Hindu temple’s re-consecration ceremony in Singapore

In a novel exhibition of multiculturalism and showcasing the multiracial mosaic of Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong along with...


DPM T Shanmugaratnam reappointed chairman of MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said today Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has been reappointed as its chairman.


Five things to do over the weekend of Apr 21-22

This weekend, explore the beauty of sacred traditions from different cultures at Esplanade's annual installation 'A Tapestry of Sacred...


SPF warns Whatsapp users of 'takeover' scam

The Singapore Police Force has issued an advisory warning WhatsApp users to be wary of a new scam being conducted on the messaging platform.


Singapore, UK sign MoC on Cybersecurity building

Singapore and the United Kingdom today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Cybersecurity Capacity Building, in conjunction with...


Singapore launches AI-powered job search portal for jobseekers

Singapore has launched an artificial intelligence-powered jobs search portal to better connect job seekers with career...


ICA warns of fake website phishing for VISA and passport numbers

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has issued an advisory warning of a fake ICA website phishing for visitors’ visa reference...


Singapore’s finance minister Heng Sweet Keat comes in 2nd in regional rankings

Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has been ranked second in a Hong Kong-based publication’s rankings of finance ministers in...


Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports falls unexpectedly in March

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports unexpectedly fell from a year earlier in March.


Singapore identifies listeriosis bacteria strain similar to Australia outbreak

Singapore identified a listeria bacteria strain similar to the one that a patient had contracted in the deadly outbreak in Australia this...


NTU to deploy futuristic-looking autonomous vehicle on campus

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) will be deploying autonomous vehicles (AV) on the NTU Smart Campus by 2019.


Esplanade’s ‘A Tapestry of Sacred Music’ 2018 Turns 10

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s A Tapestry of Sacred Music turns 10 with an entirely free line-up of programmes featuring sacred music...


URA proposes new use category that may allow short-term Airbnb rentals for private properties

Under a new use category proposed by the URA, private residential properties in Singapore could be allowed to be listed for short-term...


Singapore-London flight to cost only SGD428, courtesy British Airways

To attract travellers, British Airways has launched a new ‘basic’ fare for certain long-haul routes including London to Singapore, with...


To lead, learn about what makes people tick: Tony Blair to GIIS students

Former UK Labour Party Leader and three-time PM Tony Blair encouraged Global Indian International School (GIIS) students to learn about...


Singapore economy grows by 4.3 per cent in first quarter

Buoyed by the spectacular showing of the manufacturing sector, Singapore’s economy grew by 4.3 per cent in the first quarter of the year,...


Five things to do over the weekend of Apr 14-15

Looking for things to do this weekend? Swing by Sentosa for the Singapore Yacht Show 2018, or learn more about the regional history at the...


Singapore’s carpooling app Ryde sees increase in ridership

Close on the heels of the Grab-Uber merger, Singapore’s local carpooling app Ryde has seen an increase in ridership and user downloads...


Microsoft HoloLens makes debut in Singapore

There is good news for tech enthusiasts as Microsoft’s holographic headsets HoloLens has made its debut in Singapore, announced the...