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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 economy expected to contract 6-6.5% this year, and rebound 4-6% in 2021

Singapore economy expanded by 9.2 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted basis in the third quarter of 2020.


IMDA partners IBM to create 300 tech jobs in Singapore

The initiative is part of IBM’s “Future-Ready Intelligent Digital Workforce Programme”, in support of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills...


Singapore no longer most expensive city in the world, slips to 4th place

Last year, Singapore and Hong Kong shared the first position.


CNA named Channel of the Year by London-based Association for International Broadcasting

CNA has been named Channel of the Year by the London-based Association for International Broadcasting (AIB).


Inbound foreign visitors to Singapore can now buy travel insurance coverage for COVID-19 related costs

Premiums for these insurance plans start from SGD5.35 and can be purchased directly from the insurers through their respective websites.


Singapore's hawker culture recommended for inscription as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

The recommendation will guide the discussion of Singapore’s bid at the 15th session of the IGC to be held online from December 14 to 19.


Singapore and France collaborate to develop tourism startups in both countries

The first of its kind between Singapore and France, the partnership aims to promote the development of tourism start-ups and accelerates the...


Ministry of Manpower teams up with community groups to celebrate Deepavali with migrant workers

Organised by the ACE Group, the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) and the Coordinating Council of Sikh Institutions (CCSI), the initiative aims...


Be dazzled by exciting performances at Mediacorp's annual Deepavali countdown

Get in the festive mood with over two hours of mesmerising dance performances and colourful musical medleys this evening (November 13) at...


31st Singapore International Film Festival announces full line-up

The 31st Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will be held from November 26 to December 6.


The Great Indian Food Festival 2020 set to light up Deepavali in Singapore

Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, The Great Indian Food Festival showcases and promotes the diversity and appreciation for Indian...


STB launches bundled promotions to encourage "Singapolidays"

With the year-end holidays around the corner, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched the second wave of the SingapoRediscovers...


SIA taps on in-house competencies to offer training programmes for external organisations

The Singapore Airlines Academy will be able to customise training packages to meet the requirements of individual companies and...


New heritage trail uncovers hidden gems of Hougang, one of Singapore's oldest heartlands

From tales of crocodile and pirate attacks, to Singapore’s first fast food restaurant in a housing estate, the Hougang Heritage Trail...


eSingaCup 2020 : Singapore’s first ever virtual football event kick starts on October 31

SingaCup, Singapore’s largest and fastest-growing 11-a-side international youth football tournament is going virtual in its tenth edition...


Indian entertainment and live sports streaming platform Hotstar to launch in Singapore in November

Hotstar will feature over 85,000 hours of content, including ad-free viewing of more than 2,000 movies and 900 TV shows as well as live...


Capitaland's new smart cities solutions lab is first in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s first industry-led lab for smart cities solutions development – known as the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab – was...


Singapore to use iris and facial biometrics as primary identification at immigration checkpoints

Singapore is deploying iris and facial biometrics – to replace fingerprints – as the primary biometric identifiers for immigration at...


LTA commits to 100% cleaner bus fleet by 2040

As part of LTA's vision to reduce the carbon footprint of public transport, 60 electric buses were procured under a tender awarded in...


SINDA, Young Sikh Association volunteers organise Project Shine to clean people's homes this Deepavali season

More than 50 volunteers from the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) and Young Sikh Association - Singapore (YSA) scrubbed...


Singapore's President Halimah Yacob named 37th most influential Muslim in the world

Singapore's President Halimah Yacob ranked 37th most influential Muslim in the world.


In Pics: Singapore pilots antigen rapid tests for migrant workers

Results of the antigen rapid test can be obtained within half an hour even though it is less accurate than PCR tests, which take at least a...


Indian Heritage Centre plans grand Deepavali celebrations

The Indian Heritage Centre is all set to usher in the Festival of Lights, Deepavali with an array of online and on-site activities with Once...


STB partners Airbnb Experiences to support tourism recovery

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbnb Experiences to support the recovery of...


DBS named safest bank in Asia for 12th year running

DBS has been named the "Safest Bank in Asia” for the 12th consecutive year by New York-based trade publication Global Finance.


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