Pulsating, vibrant, and cosmopolitan: stories and features from Singapore, one of Asia's – and the world's – hubs for commerce, technology, and finance.


From a sleepy colonial trading post to one of the world's richest and most cosmopolitan cities, tiny Singapore has come a long way in its relatively short history as a nation.

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The latest broadside contains some of the harshest criticism Pyongyang has sent ...

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North Korea denounces U.S. two years after Singapore summit

There are estimated to be about 90 otters in Singapore, making up 10 families, and ...

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Singapore otters' lockdown antics spark backlash

Singapore apologizes to 357 people for accidentally sending them a text message saying ...

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Singapore apologizes for coronavirus text message error

The use of drones is part of Singapore's drive to embrace technological innovation, as ...

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Singapore launches first drone delivery service

The city-state reports 683 virus infections and two deaths, but has won praise for its ...

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In virus fight, Singapore may jail people who stand close

Singapore says it will make its TraceTogether app open-source, allowing other countries ...

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Singapore develops, shares coronavirus contact tracing app

(3rd UPDATE) A 75-year-old female Singaporean and a 64-year-old male Indonesian die in ...

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Singapore confirms first 2 coronavirus deaths

All Catholic masses are suspended indefinitely in the city-state. Catholic leaders have ...

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Keep the faith: Singapore churches go online amid coronavirus

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the one-month pay cut is meant ‘to show ...

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Singapore leaders take pay cut, give health workers bonus amid coronavirus

Don’t panic but stay vigilant, says Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Yap

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Filipinos told to stay calm amid coronavirus ‘code orange’ in Singapore

Land Area 714 sq km
Population 5,567,301 (2014 est)
Currency Singapore Dollar
Demonym Singaporean
Government Parliamentary Representative Democratic Republic
Head of State President Tony Tan Keng Yam (since 2011)
Head of Government Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Independence August 9, 1965
National Anthem Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore)
Languages English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Religions Taoism, Buddhism, Islam
Year of ASEAN Membership 1967
Human Development Index 0.901 (2013)
GDP Per Capita US$ 55,182.48 (2013)
Internet Users 78.5% penetration (2014)
Inflation Rate 2.4% (2013)
Urban Population 100% (2013)
Life Expectancy 82.3 years (2013)
Tourist Arrival 15,095,152 (2014)