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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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

The Singapore High Court dismisses the challenge, ruling that the Singapore Democratic ...

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Singapore high court rejects legal challenge to misinformation law

The first same-sex kiss in the franchise's history fails to make the cut in Singapore

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Same-sex kiss cut from Star Wars Singapore release– reports

Researchers in Singapore say they have converted plastic into "formic acid", which can be ...

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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

'Singapore has always been clear that foreigners should not advocate their political ...

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Singapore deports Hong Konger over protest discussion

Three people – a retired doctor, a DJ and an LGBT rights advocate – lodge fresh ...

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Singapore court hears new challenges to gay sex ban

E-scooters are already banned from Singapore's roads but they are now prohibited on all ...

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Trundling into trouble: Singapore targets e-scooters after accidents

The city-state is the latest country to introduce new regulations to cope with a surge in ...

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E-scooter riders caught on Singapore footpaths may be jailed

German company Volocopter wants to bring the service to sprawling cities like Jakarta, ...

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Traffic buster? Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, other Asian cities next

The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings ...

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Singapore's 'fake news' law takes effect as critics sound alarm

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)