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Singapore

Country in Southeast Asia

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. The country is home to 5.7Β million residents, 61% (3.4Β million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil; with English being the lingua franca and Malay as the national language. This reflects in its rich cultural diversity and extensive ethnic cuisine and major festivals. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution, and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics.

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Singapore and China plan to reopen essential travel for business and official purposes between the two countries early next month, they said in a joint statement..
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Singapore said on Friday it was reviewing a request by neighbouring Malaysia to further suspend a high speed rail project set to link the city-state to..
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Singapore jailed a taxi driver for four months on Wednesday over a Facebook post in which he falsely claimed food outlets would close and urged people to stock..
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Singapore's health ministry confirmed on Tuesday 383 more cases of the new coronavirus, taking the city-state's tally to 32,343.
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Early one October morning in 1969, Singapore police officers found the body of a man dumped in a storm drain. He had been stabbed to death, police said, in what..
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A Singapore-flagged cargo ship lost at least 40 containers in deep waters off the coast of Sydney when they fell overboard in heavy seas, maritime officials said..
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Singapore's health ministry on Monday confirmed 344 more coronavirus cases, taking its tally of infections to 31,960.
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As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the fasting month, thousands of migrant workers in Singapore have had to spend the holiday..
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Singapore's health ministry said on Sunday it had confirmed 548 more coronavirus cases, taking its tally of infections to 31,616.
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Singapore's health ministry said on Saturday it had confirmed 642 more coronavirus cases, taking its tally of infections to 31,068.
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Once held up as a role model for its battle against the coronavirus, Singapore has struggled to contain an infection spread centred around foreign worker..
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A Singaporean quiz participant has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of Spandau Ballet singer Tony..
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Coronavirus cases in Singapore topped 30,000 on Friday as the city-state continues to report hundreds of new infections in cramped migrant worker dormitories..
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Muhammad Shalehan was originally denied the prize as judges claimed he mispronounced "Tony Hadley".
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Singapore's health ministry said on Thursday it confirmed another 448 coronavirus cases, taking the city-state's tally of infections to 29,812.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

When a Singaporean quizzer lost a huge cash prize over one syllable, he got some unlikely help.
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Singapore, a regional travel and tourism hub, will gradually allow travellers to transit through its Changi Airport from June 2, the city-state's aviation..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the city to postpone all but 'essential' court cases.
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A judge in Singapore has sentenced a man to death via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, one of just two known cases where a capital punishment..
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A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, the city-state's first case where capital punishment has been..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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