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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

Grab Financial Group launches SME lending and micro-insurance in Singapore

Grab Financial Group has announced its ‘Grow with Grab’ roadmap, with the launch of SME lending, and micro-insurance for drivers in...


Cultivating arts in Singapore, SIFAS 2019 kicks off today

Imagine enjoying Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Carnatic, Hindustani classical music, a Crafts Mela and a lot more under one roof! Yes, you heard it...


SIA to offer personalised in-flight meals and enhance child meals for travellers

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) will be making several enhancements to its in-flight offerings in efforts to deliver a more personalised...


Atlanta hip-hop star FUTURE to make anticipated debut in Singapore on May 9

Atlanta hip-hop Superstar FUTURE will be making his anticipated debut in Singapore on May 9, 2019, at ZEPP@BIGBOX.


Singaporeans are the second happiest in Asia: Report

Singapore has been ranked the second happiest country in Asia and 34th globally.


Vietnam's FastGo to enter Singapore ride-hailing market next month

From April 1, drivers here may register on the FastGo mobile application. Customers will be able to book rides from April 30 onwards.


32% increase in calls to AWARE's Women's Helpline in 2018

Singapore's gender equality advocacy group AWARE noted a 32 percent increase in calls to its Women’s Helpline service in 2018.


Hate speech, race and religion to be debated in Parliament next month

The issues of hate speech, race and religion will be discussed in Parliament early next month, according to Law and Home Affairs Minister of...


Five things to do over the weekend of Mar 22-24

This weekend, immerse yourself in the classical arts with a selection from Esplanade's Raga series. You may also want to try your hand at...


Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara chosen as new CEO of Temasek Holdings

Bringing laurels for the Indian community abroad, Indian-origin Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara will be the new CEO of wholly-owned management...


Academic qualifications no longer main consideration for Singapore employees: MOM

Employees in Singapore are no longer viewing academic qualifications as the main considerations when looking for job candidates.


Singapore-based InstaRem announces close of USD41 million Series C funding round

InstaReM, a Southeast Asia-based digital cross-border payments company, has announced the close of its SGD55.4 million (USD41 million)...


Mediacorp first in SEA to secure Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 broadcast rights

Mediacorp has obtained sole rights in Singapore to broadcast Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022...


NUS scientists create self-healing and touch-sensitive electronic skin

The electronic skin can be used in everything from water-resistant touchscreens to aquatic soft robots.


Singapore no longer most expensive city to live in: Study

Singapore is no longer the most expensive city to live in – just one of them.


Team Singapore on fire at Special Olympics 2019

Team Singapore was on fire at the Special Olympics World Games in Dubai and claimed one gold, two silvers and three bronze medals on day...

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Singapore will build a community of care, love and harmony: Masagos

Singaporeans should look beyond race and religion in showing love and care to others, which can help prevent disastrous and violent acts...


Positive outlook for Singapore banks as investors show interest from flight-to-quality angle

The outlook for Singapore's banking sector remains positive, with significant interest among Malaysian investors.


Singapore kids are the youngest to get internet device: Google survey

The average age at which a child in Singapore receives his or her first Internet-connected device is eight – two years younger than the...


NTU launches new programmes to help students deepen industry exposure

NTU Singapore will be launching six new SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes for undergraduates who want a deeper understanding of an...


Ofo granted extension to remove bikes from public spaces, may tie up with another party

Bike-sharing operator Ofo has been granted an extension by LTA to remove its bicycles from public spaces.


Singapore ranked city with highest quality of living in Asia

Singapore also ranked the highest in Asia for personal safety.


India-based Jalesh Cruises takes delivery of first ship at Singapore

India-based Jalesh Cruises has taken delivery of its first ship at Singapore. It formerly sailed as Pacific Jewel from P&O Australia.


SICCI to honour single mums at inaugural Indian Women of the Year Award

In commemoration of its 95th anniversary, SICCI Women Entrepreneur Network (WEN) will hold its inaugural Indian Women of The Year Awards in...


In pics: First open house at India House of Singapore

The first open house at the historic India House of Singapore was a memorable event with visitors making a beeline to see this majestic...