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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 incredible greening policy has covered the island with tropical flora, parks and gardens.

US Vice-President Kamala Harris may visit Singapore, Vietnam in August: Sources

United States' Indian-origin Vice President Kamala Harris could travel to Vietnam and Singapore in August, even though details of the trip...

USA

Singapore postpones National Day Parade events amid COVID spike

Singapore, on heightened alert due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, announced it has postponed its National Day Parade from August 9...

Covid-19

Tamil Nadu emerging as IT hub; signs MoUs with Singapore tech firms

Chennai is emerging as a data centre hub with the Tamil Nadu government signing Memoranda of Understanding with Singapore-based CapitaL and...

Global

'Chhota Bheem' travels to Singapore courtesy of STB, Voot Kids' tie-up

With travel restrictions in full force due to the pandemic, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has joined hands with OTT platform Voot Kids...

Entertainment

Singapore non-profit body Big at Heart launches project to thank COVID frontliners

A Singapore-based non-profit organisation has stepped in with a novel initiative to honour COVID frontline workers with 'gratitude cards'.

Singapore

Singapore logs 452 suicide cases in 2020, highest since 2012

Singapore has reported at least 452 suicide cases last year, the highest figure since 2012, non-profit suicide prevention centre Samaritans...

Singapore

Singapore PM Lee wears turban, welcomes Sikh community with 'Sat Sri Akal'

Highlighting the multi-cultural nature of the city-state, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wore an immaculate white turban at the...

Singapore

Singapore to further ease COVID curbs from July 12

Singapore Ministry of Health has decided to further lift the COVID-induced restrictions from July 12. Five people can participate in social...

Singapore

Singapore President calls for ground-up drives to aid vulnerable groups

Singapore President Halimah Yacob yesterday reiterated that ground-up initiatives play a key role in empowering and supporting vulnerable...

Singapore

Team Singapore to rely on Singtel’s 5G Connectivity at Tokyo Olympics

Singtel launches 5G roaming for customers at home and abroad. About 100 times faster than 4G, 5G is the next generation of cellular...

Corporate

Singapore's Ascendas Trust to invest SGD 216 mn in Indian data centre venture

Singapore-based IT and logistics park developer Ascendas India Trust yesterday announced plans to invest an estimated SGD 216 million (INR...

Corporate

Comedy with Kumar: Singapore actor-comedian to hold three-day online workshop

Singapore’s LGBTQ television host and actor Kumar will launch a three-day online workshop to teach the craft of comedy from July 16-18,...

Entertainment

Singapore PM to deliver National Day Rally speech on August 22

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver the National Day Rally 2021 (NDR) speech on August 22 at Mediacorp, the PM's Office...

Singapore

Singapore Parliament to discuss ministerial statements on FTAs, attacks on Indians next week

Two ministerial statements are set to be delivered in Parliament next week to explain ''how vital'' Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are to...

Singapore

Singapore ranks fourth, India 10th in UN's global cybersecurity index

Singapore, Korea and Spain jointly placed fourth in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI), while India has moved up 37 places to be...

Global

Singapore low-cost airline Scoot launches new aircraft on Bangkok route

Singapore-based budget carrier Scoot has expanded its service with the addition of its new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft, as it made...

Travel

Singapore begins vaccinations for non-residents from today

Singapore will be opening up vaccination drives for non-residents from June 30, two days earlier than planned, the country’s health...

Covid-19

Raffles Hotel Singapore's La Dame de Pic launches special summer menu with three-star Michelin chef Anne-Sophie Pic

La Dame de Pic at Raffles Hotel Singapore ushered in the summer with seasonal creations featuring the best of summer cuisines with three...

Food

Air India Express to launch Vande Bharat Mission flights to Malaysia and Singapore

Air India Express, the low cost arm of Indian flag carrier Air India, announced it will be launching flights from India to Singapore and...

Travel

UK, Singapore begin talks on digital trade technology, barriers

The United Kingdom and Singapore have started negotiations on cutting barriers to digital trade, seeking to go further than the rollover...

Global

Benefits of mRNA vaccines outweigh health risks to young men: Singapore COVID committee

Responding to an open letter from a group of doctors, the Singapore government's expert committee on COVID-19 vaccination said the benefits...

Covid-19

Nine new COVID cases push Singapore's tally to 62,553

Singapore today recorded nine fresh coronavirus cases, taking the country's tally to 62,553, the health ministry said.

Covid-19

Singapore police on their toes as more cyclists caught flouting rules this year

Land Transport Authority (LTA) said Singapore police continued their crackdown on cyclists riding illegally on the expressways, as this year...

Singapore

NTU Singapore ranked No 1 in Times Higher Education’s world's best young universities list

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has been ranked No 1 in the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the world's...

Education

23 new cases push Singapore's COVID tally to 62,493

COVID-19 caseload in Singapore mounted to 62,493 today as 23 more people tested positive for the disease, ministry of health officials said.

Covid-19