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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In his award-winning book, 'Stranger to Myself: Diary of a Bangladeshi in Singapore', ...

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Bangladeshi's diary spotlights struggles of Singapore migrant workers

The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online ...

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Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, will become ...

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Singapore PM promotes heir apparent before power transfer

Academics from around the world with expertise in Singapore and Asia sign a letter ...

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Academics concerned about Singapore's 'fake news' law

Rights groups warn Singapore's proposed fake news laws could be used to stifle online ...

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Singapore PM defends 'fake news' law after storm of criticism

The proposed new powers may allow the government to order websites to publish corrections ...

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Singapore proposes tough new measures to fight 'fake news'

The same couple were sentenced in March 2017 to jail terms for abusing their Indonesian ...

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Singaporean couple jailed for 'worst of its kind' maid abuse

After 5 years of deliberation, the affluent city-state picks Lockheed Martin's F-35 over ...

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Singapore picks US F-35 fighter jet over Europe, China rivals

Analysts say the move by Tan Cheng Bock could represent a challenge to the government's ...

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Singapore former gov't stalwart seeks to form new party

A bitter quarrel erupts between Premier Lee Hsien Loong, and his younger brother and ...

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First-family feud in Singapore flares anew

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)