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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

Public can now apply for NDP tickets from now till June 6

The National Day Parade (NDP) this year will return to the Padang – where many key events in Singapore’s history were held.


Singapore-based health analytics startup Biofourmis raises SGD48.2 million in Series B funding

Singapore-based health analytics startup Biofourmis has raised SGD48.2 million (USD35 million) in Series B financing round for expansion.


Prototype smoking cabin turns cigarette smoke into clean air

Smokers in Singapore will soon be able to light up without disturbing others in the comfort of air conditioned cabins fitted with a...


Singapore introduces 3 new initiatives to facilitate use of data in innovation

The three new measures are aimed at strengthening accountability among organisations.


P2P online rental platform MyRent launches in Singapore today

MyRent, an innovative peer-to-peer on-demand rental marketplace, is set to formally launch today in Singapore.


Johor Bahru–Singapore RTS Link Project to be suspended till Sept 30

Malaysia will bear the agreed costs in suspending the RTS Link Project.


Seema Biswas to star in Singapore showcase of Tagore's ‘Jeevit ya Mrit’

In the age of the #MeToo movement, gender oppression and getting woke, an upcoming theatrical performance this weekend in Singapore will...


Singapore-based smart wearables startup KaHa raises SGD8.5mn in Series B funding

Singapore-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup KaHa, which makes smart wearables, has raised SGD8.5 million (USD6.2 million) in Series B...


Singapore's GDP growth expected at 1.5 to 2.5 percent for 2019

For the first quarter of 2018, Singapore's economy grew by 1.2 percent on a year-on-year basis.


Canberra MRT station to open for service on Nov 2: LTA

Canberra is the second station, after Dover station opened on the East-West Line in 2001, to be built on an existing MRT line.


Strong public support for tough anti-drug laws in Singapore: MHA

About 90 percent of respondents in a survey conducted by Ministry of Home Affairs felt that Singapore’s drug laws were effective in...


Scoot flight bound for Singapore diverted to Chennai due to cargo smoke warning

The Airbus A320 aircraft, which had 165 passengers on board, was travelling from Tiruchirappalli in India.


Indian man charged with raping woman near Kranji War Memorial in Singapore

In a shameful incident, an Indian man has been charged with the rape of a female university student near the Kranji War Memorial in...


Singapore’s GIC, IHCL strike SGD790 million deal to acquire premium hotels in India

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has tied up with Tata Group’s Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) to invest whopping SGD790 million...


Singapore Red Cross website hacked, over 4000 people’s data compromised

In another cyberattack in Singapore, the personal data of more than 4,000 people has been compromised after part of the Singapore Red Cross'...


Widespread thundery showers expected over Singapore on 2-3 days next week

For the remaining of May, expect short-duration thundery showers between the late morning and early afternoon on six to eight days.


Commuters can use Visa cards to pay for public transport fares from June 6

Following the launch of SimplyGo with Mastercard in April 2019, the Land Transport Authority will be expanding the service to include Visa.


SIA's annual net profit falls 47.5 percent amid challenging environment

Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported net profit for the financial year at $683 million – which is SGD619 million lower year-on-year.


Indian Navy is White Knight of Hope in time of conflict, disaster: Jawed Ashraf

Indian Navy has always been the White Knight of Hope in a time of conflict and disaster and they are truly in the creed of our country in...


Singapore business summit involves envoys from 18 countries; HCI Jawed Ashraf to deliver keynote speech

Singapore-based publishing company Sun Media will commemorate its 20th anniversary with a multinational investment conference on May 22 at...


Papa: Sharul Channa's new play celebrates the Asian father

This Father’s Day, catch a nine-actor ensemble, led by director and stand-up comedian, Sharul Channa, as they discover the funny, painful...


Five things to do over the weekend of May 17-19

This Vesak Day weekend, the ninth edition of Indian Traditional Games Festival will be held at Bedok Stadium. So head down for a day of fun,...


NUS proposes tougher sanctions against sexual misconduct for consultation

NUS Review Committee has proposed a minimum one calendar year suspension period from the University for sexual misconduct offenses.


Singtel posts stable Q4 profit, full-year net profit down 44 percent

Singtel reported a stable Q4 net profit for the quarter that ended on March 31.


NUS study: Medicinal properties discovered in native Southeast Asian plants

A team of researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) discovered that several medicinal plants native to Southeast Asia are...


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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