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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 (Indonesia) 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. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil, with English being the lingua franca. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution, and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics.


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Shimla blooms like Singapore in winters

One of the most visited places in the country is attracting large number of tourists in shivery winters. Fresh spell of snowfall has turned Shimla into Singapore. Tourists are enjoying the snow-poured..

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The customs officials at Chennai International Airport seized 588 gms of gold worth over Rs 29.74 lakhs. Gold has been seized from the custody of around 2 passengers. The passengers arrived from Dubai..

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A new study has discovered that one in every three adults, especially younger adults, women, and those of lower socioeconomic status experience psychological distress related to COVID-19. Researchers..

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This lion cub was born from artificial insemination [Video]

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A wildlife park in Singapore released video footage of its first lion cub born from artificial insemination.

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Singapore's contact tracing technology sparks privacy concerns [Video]

Singapore's contact tracing technology sparks privacy concerns

Singapore’s digital contact tracing program has raised concerns after the government admitted that data collected by it can be handed to police for criminal investigations. This is in contrast with..

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100-year-old recalls fighting alongside Subhas Chandra Bose [Video]

100-year-old recalls fighting alongside Subhas Chandra Bose

On the 125th anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, we speak to freedom fighter Parmanand, who is among the last surviving members of the Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army...

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Meet the chef taking Delhi's spices to new horizons [Video]

Meet the chef taking Delhi's spices to new horizons

Spices are at the heart of all Indian food and Chef Kuldeep Negi understands them better than most. In his Singapore restaurant, Negi serves up a bite of his Delhi heritage – with a kick.

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Social media firms put profit above principle: Singapore minister

Social media firms are hampered by their commercial interests when tackling fake news, Singapore's law minister says, underlining the need for the city-state's law against online falsehoods, which..

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