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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

Jewel Changi Airport, Terminals 1 and 3 closed to public as COVID testing continues

Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced that terminal two and Jewel will re-open premises 14 days later, on May 27.


Indian national and man of Indian-descent charged in Singapore under the Official Secrets Act

Singapore news: Indian national and a Singaporean of Indian descent were charged by a Singapore court on Wednesday under the Official...


Singapore International Film Festival is calling for applications

Upcoming event: Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) returns for its 32nd edition, calling for entries for Feature Films from Asian...


Revamped Changi Chapel and Museum to tell stories of courage and resilience

The CCM will open its doors on May 19, 2021 after having closed for redevelopment back in 2018.


German pharma firm BioNTech to build COVID-19 facility in Singapore by 2023: Reports

German vaccine developer BioNTech SE announced plans to build its Southeast Asia headquarters and first Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore,...


GSF, a Singapore-based education foundation, sends 500 oxygen concentrators to India

Singapore-based Global Schools Foundation (GSF) has dispatched more than 500 oxygen concentrators to India, according to media reports.


Exclusive: TiE-tans raise a whopping SGD 2.5 million: Mega fundraiser yet to come

In a sterling COVID relief effort, The Indus Entrepreneurs' (TiE) Singapore chapter has raised almost SGD 2.5 million (USD 1.8 million)...


TiE Singapore ropes in big guns Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor to raise USD 1 mn in a virtual fundraiser

As a prime example of the growing global COVID relief efforts spearheaded by Indians abroad, the Singapore chapter of global entrepreneur...


Indian workers returning from Singapore amid workforce cuts due to COVID-19 surge

According to the Indian High Commission, more and more Indian workers are returning home as Singapore businesses cut down on workforce...


Singapore reports first COVID-19 related death since March 13: Reports

Covid Update: Singapore reported its first death due to COVID-19 complications in over a month as an 88-year-old woman passed away at a...


Nine new community COVID cases in Singapore: MOH

Coronavirus Update - Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 24 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case...


Singapore’s zero-budget filmmaking initiative #BDNPJump to release second film Mini

Entertainment News - Singapore’s Black Dabba Productions in collaboration with The Navya Project is releasing Mini, a children’s film...


Ban on travellers from India not targeted at any nationality: Singapore Transport Minister

Singapore News - A senior minister stated yesterday that Singapore's ban on travellers with recent travel history to India is not targeted...


Singapore, Hong Kong travel bubble to begin from May 26: Reports

Singapore News - A long-delayed travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will begin on May 26, the two cities have said, as they move...


50 India 'double mutant', 137 South Africa variant cases detected in Singapore: Report

Covid-19 update - A Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) found that at least 50 cases of a new "double mutant" Indian...


No COVID-19 testing for fans attending Singapore Premier League matches starting this weekend

Singapore Sports News - As per guidelines announced by the COVID-19 Multi-Ministry Taskforce on March 24, up to 250 fans can enter match...


Singapore tightens rules for travellers from India due to COVID-19 surge

Following the surge of COVID-19 infections in India in recent days, border measures will be tightened for travellers who will have to serve...


Singapore has world's second strongest passport: Global mobility report

Singapore has the second strongest passport of any country in the world, according to a recent survey. Asian countries top the list of the...


Singapore narcotics regulator claims biggest cannabis seizure in 25 years

Singapore's anti-narcotics agency announced today it had made its biggest seizure of cannabis in 25 years in a bust in the city-state, which...


Hong Kong suspends Scoot flights from Singapore after three passengers 'fail to comply with COVID-19' regulations

Singapore Travel News - Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scoot stopped carrying transit passengers on their services from Singapore to Hong Kong...


IATA welcomes Singapore's acceptance of travel pass from May 1

Singapore Update - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test...


Singapore Aetos officer charged with armed robbery used official firearm, say Singapore Police

Singapore Crime News - A 38-year-old auxiliary police officer who allegedly robbed a shop in Jurong on April 12 using his official gun after...


Singaporeans can choose vaccination centre for Pfizer or Moderna shots: Report

People in Singapore who are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccination can choose from the list of centres administering either the...


‘Am I Old?’: Sharul Channa brings her latest production to the stage once again

Singapore Theater - Indian-origin Sharul Channa presents ‘Am I Old?’, which explores the life of Savitri, a 68-year-old, Singaporean...


Inoculated Indian national among 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore

Coronavirus update: A 23-year-old Indian national with a work permit who had received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine was the sole...