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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

Five things to do over the weekend of Sept 22-23

This weekend, be part of an interesting dialogue session about the complexities of being an Indian woman in Singapore.


From music to martial arts, you’ll find something for everyone in the Kalaa Utsavam 2018 festival guide

At this year's Kalaa Utsavam, Singaporeans will get to see the maverick Niladri Kumar inventor of zitar, alternative Malayalam rock band...


NUS researchers develop test kit for fast and cheap disease screening

enVision can be designed to detect a wide range of diseases, ranging from emerging infectious diseases and high-prevalence infections, to...


MAS warns of fraudulent website soliciting bitcoin investments

The fraudulent site asks readers to sign up for a Bitcoin account and requests for credit card or bank account details.


64 percent decrease in private home sales in August, lowest in six months

Only 616 units were sold in August, plunging 64 percent to the lowest in six months.


Interbank Fast transfer to be open to e-wallets as well

By giving e-wallets the access to Fast, consumers can top up and get refund their e-wallets from any bank instantly.


Unique mooncake creations you need to try this year

Here are some delectable creations this Mid-Autumn you definitely need to get your hands on.


20.6 percent of Singapore workforce will have their jobs displaced by 2028, highest in SEA

Singapore will also face the greatest job-skills mismatch in the region.


10 amazing dining deals for students in Singapore

From pizza to black pepper chicken, here are some of the amazing student discounts on food around Singapore!


Rohit Sharma - The Hitman - in Singapore on September 30

Cricket fans in Singapore are set for a rare treat as Indian batting star and captain for the upcoming Asia Cup Tournament Rohit Sharma will...


Labour market improves for first half of 2018; job vacancies hit 3-year high in June

However, job-skills mismatch will continue to pose a challenge to the industries.


When fledgling films on their maiden flight land on the big screen

Connected to India's Lakshmy Iyer attended the screenings at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival last weekend, where she...


Weight loss product sold online found to contain potent medicines

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting members of the public not to purchase or consume 'Ke Le', which is promoted as an appetite...


7 in 10 Singaporeans "somewhat confident" their e-medical records will be secure: Survey

About 7 in 10 respondents in a survey said they were "somewhat confident" that their data stored in a national electronic health record...


Apple unveils larger-screen iPhone Xs Max and new health features for Watch

Apple has announced iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, which features a larger screen, as well as a new Apple Watch Series 4 with larger display.


Singapore travellers can now make e-payments with NETSPay app when they travel overseas

The enhanced NETSPay app comes with a new wallet feature that enables consumers to scan and pay for purchases at over 7.5 million UnionPay...


Singapore youths most pessimistic about tech and job prospects in the region

Only 31.2 percent of the youths in Singapore believe technology will increase the number of jobs available.


11 arrested and 11,400 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized from two operations

The duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) evaded in both operations amounted to about $988,930 and $72,410 respectively.


Bacteria commonly found in "faeces, soil, sewage and water" detected in Guang Li Liang bottled drinking water: AVA

AVA has detected the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Guang Li Liang bottled drinking water, which is imported from Malaysia.


Singapore parliament members want to curb smoking in homes

Curb smoking in homes, as secondhand smoke can waft into neighbour's flats, urged Members of Parliament (MPs) in Singapore.


India's abolishment of 377 sparks renewed petitions in Singapore

The parallel of India's 157-year-old Section 377 of the Penal Code exists in Singapore as 'Section 377A', which criminalises sex between...


Private hire drivers can claim tax deductions for car-related expenses: MOF

If proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act are passed, drivers will also not need to file tax claims for service fees paid to platform...


Singapore’s Temasek to invest USD400 million in NIIF for boosting infrastructure in India

To boost infrastructure financing in India, Singapore-based Temasek has agreed to invest as much as USD400 million (SGD550 million) in the...


Five things to do over the weekend of Sept 8-9

Check out our list of curated events below for exciting shows and events this weekend!


Indian-origin person jailed for drunk dialling Singapore Police

An Indian-origin serial prank caller in Singapore was put behind bars for three years for repeatedly making calls to the police while...


Does real estate in India continue to attract you as an investment opportunity?

  • Yes - source of highest returns
  • Average - depends on the project
  • No - now I invest in the resident country
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