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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

Singapore Traffic Police now boasts of BMW cars for patrolling expressways

Singapore Traffic Police will now boast of a fleet of BMW cars which will be used for highway patrols from early next year.

Singapore

HSA alerts Singaporeans about banned substance in two slimming products

People of Singapore have been alerted not to purchase or consume two slimming products ‘Li Da Weight Loss Capsule (‘Li Da’)’ and...

Singapore

Mahathir says HSR project deferred, not cancelled

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said they are looking into negotiate the deferring of the high speed rail project with...

Singapore

Indian origin youngster to be sentenced for extortion and theft shows up in court drunk

Indian origin Naveenthiran Thevathas showed up in court intoxicated on Thursday, July 19, the day he was set to be sentenced for extortion...

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

This weekend, grab some laughs at Happy Ever Laughter, which pits 12 of Singapore's best comedians against each other.

Upcoming

Singapore’s DSTA partners Rolls-Royce to harness digital technologies for defence

Singapore’s DSTA and Rolls-Royce signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish partnership on developing digital service solutions.

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Grab and NUS launch joint AI lab to develop smart urban transport solutions for Southeast Asia

Grab has partnered NUS to launch an AI laboratory to develop solutions to transform urban transportation in Southeast Asia.

Corporate

Ryde launches instant booking service

Eager to fill the void left by Uber and facing stiff competition from Grab, Singapore’s home-grown ride-hailing app RydeX rolled out an...

Singapore

Tamil Drama Festival: Meet the directors of the sci-fi bonanza

The Tamil Drama festival organised by the Athipathi Theatre is set to kick off on July 19. Connected to India got a chance to speak to the...

Upcoming

50 eateries in Singapore awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand

This year, 50 eateries in Singapore have been awarded the Bib Gourmand award by Michelin.

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NParks’ digital master plan for better tree management and nature conservation

While rolling out a digitalisation master plan today, National Parks Board (NParks) of Singapore asserted that it will progressively tap on...

Singapore

SIA named world's best airline for the fourth time

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been named this year’s ‘World’s Best Airline’ in Skytrax’s World Airline Awards.

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Bank of Singapore to open wealth management subsidiary in Europe

Bank of Singapore has extended its wings in Europe as it has been granted an investment company license to operate a wealth management...

Corporate

Singapore’s exports show modest increase of 1.1 per cent in June

Driven by slower growth of pharmaceutical shipments, Singapore’s exports rose less than expected in June, revealed official figures today.

Singapore

The colours of Singapore's ethnic enclaves: Kampong Glam

In this series, we bring you through the colourful ethnic enclaves of Singapore, starting with Kampong Glam.

Others

Singapore Tourism Board partners Alipay to boost Chinese tourist spending

STB has joined hands with Alipay to launch a series of joint marketing initiatives to boost Chinese tourist spending.

Singapore

More Singapore Ministers to undertake community visits to engage with people

To acquaint themselves with aspirations and problems of Singaporeans, more Cabinet Ministers of the Lion City will be undertaking...

Singapore

Red Lions to perform wingsuit jump from 3,800m at NDP 2018

National Day Parade (NDP) 2018 of Singapore will be more exhilarating as the crowd favourite Red Lions will perform a wingsuit jump from an...

Singapore

RedDot Bhangra spreads the joy of dance at street party for migrant workers

Singapore

PM Lee undertakes three-day visit to France

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong will be on a three-day official visit to France from today at the invitation of French President...

Singapore

Indian doctor jailed for molesting four women in Singapore

An Indian doctor, on holiday with his family in Singapore has been jailed for two weeks for molesting four women at the Marina Bay Sands...

Singapore

Five things to do over the weekend of July 13-15

This weekend, GIIS opens the doors to its new SMART Campus for new students and parents to peek into the wonders that technology can bring...

Upcoming

HomeTeamNS' new smart clubhouse to open at Khatib by 2020

The new HomeTeamNS’ Khatib clubhouse will be rolled out in 2020, the first of three “smart” clubhouses.

Singapore

3.8 percent growth in Singapore's economy in 2018Q2: MTI

Singapore economy grew by 3.8 percent on a year-on-year basis in the second quarter of 2018, moderating from the 4.3 per cent growth in the...

Singapore

PUB to utilise AI, big data and smart work redesign for holistic water management

Marching with the times, Singapore’s national water agency PUB will progressively utilise artificial intelligence, big data and smart work...

Singapore
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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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