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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 sixth least corrupt country in the world, India ranked 81st

The global position of Singapore has improved further as it has ranked sixth in the annual ranking of countries that are considered least...


The Necessary Stage and Drama Box presents new multilingual work Underclass

Local theatre companies Drama Box and The Necessary Stage (TNS) present Underclass, a brand new multilingual work delving into the pressing...


Need to preserve Singapore’s wealth and grow it for future generations: Indranee

"There is a need to not only preserve Singapore’s wealth but grow it for future generations,” asserted Senior Minister of State for Law...


Singapore set to tax e-books, web TV shows and other digital services from 2020

A broad swathe of e-services ranging from downloadable digital content such as mobile applications, e-books and movies, to...


Singapore among world’s safest places to have a baby: UNICEF

Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and...


Daniel Fernandes brings hilarious live show 'Shadows' to Singapore on Apr 28

One of the leading comedians in India, Daniel Fernandes​, will bring his hilarious live show, ‘Shadows’ to Singapore on Apr 28, 2018...


HardwareZone security breach affects 685,000 user profiles

HardwareZone's owner SPH Magazines announced in a press release yesterday, Feb 20, that the site was hit by a security breach.


NUS food scientists create novel way to rapidly screen pesticides in vegetables

Food scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed a rapid and highly sensitive screening technique capable of...


Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen conferred France’s highest award

Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen was conferred the Order of the Légion d’Honneur by the President of France Emmanuel Macron.


PM Lee terms Budget 2018 as strategic financial plan for building better future

“Budget 2018 is a strategic and integrated financial plan to build us a better future together,” said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien...


Singapore competition commission to further investigate Uber, ComfortDelGro tie-up

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) said yesterday it plans to do further in-depth assessment of the tie-up between the...


Singapore to impose tax on digital services from 2020

Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be imposed on businesses providing digital services from Jan 1, 2020.


Singapore’s budget raises GST, cushioned with SG Bonus to citizens

Finance Minister of Singapore Heng Swee Keat unveiled the Budget 2018 today with the announcement of raising of Goods and Services Tax (GST)...


SGX to launch new products to succeed Nifty derivatives by August

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced today that it will list successor products to its SGX Nifty family of products before August 2018,...


Saanjh Kendras in Punjab to entertain NRI complaints

To solve the grievances of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in the Indian State of Punjab, more than 100 Saanjh Kendras (service centres) of the...


Team Dastak brings the house down in Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda Festival

Team Dastak returned to Singapore after a successful performance at the prestigious Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF) in Mumbai, where five of...


Younger generation should emulate actions of pioneers: DPM Teo

Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Teo Chee Hean has exhorted the younger generation to emulate the actions of pioneers who laid down a...


ASEAN working hard to produce consensus on practical measures: Dr Ng Eng Hen

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen said that China’s actions in the South China Sea (SCS) dispute motivated by their desire to prevent...


Minority want guns in US, and they have more power than the majority: Shanmugam

"That is democracy American style," said Shanmugam.


Changi Terminal 1 arrival pick-up to relocate to Basement 1

Changi Airport Terminal 1’s (T1) arrival pick-up facility will relocate to Basement 1 of the terminal on 21 February 2018.


Business as usual at Nirav Modi’s Singapore store

Away from all the raids and investigations in India, the glittering store of Nirav Modi at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is conducting...


Magnificent precinct of Singapore’s Presidential abode Istana to remain open to public today

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and people who have recently relocated to Singapore now get a chance for a brush with history as the magnificent...


Singapore’s exports up by 13 per cent in January

Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore jumped by 13 per cent year-on-year in January, revealed the latest statistics revealed by trade...


PM Lee emphasises on creation of brighter future for young Singaporeans and caring of elderly people

The creation of a brighter future for young Singaporeans and the empowerment of the people in their silver years were among the issues...


Five things to do over the weekend of February 17-18

Head to Esplanade for performances by talents musicians and migrant workers, or spend a relaxing afternoon in the Asian Civilisations...