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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. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country is home to 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. 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.


Why Singapore's COVID death rate is world's lowest [Video]

Why Singapore's COVID death rate is world's lowest

Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian island. So why is..

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Pest or pet? Ant farms fascinate Singaporeans [Video]

Pest or pet? Ant farms fascinate Singaporeans

Most people just want to get rid of them, but ants have become the primary business for an entrepreneur who is selling them as pets in Singapore.

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Apple Opening ‘Floating’ Store In Singapore [Video]

Apple Opening ‘Floating’ Store In Singapore

Apple Opening ‘Floating’ Store In Singapore

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Singapore's concert for the dead goes online [Video]

Singapore's concert for the dead goes online

The studio lights dim, the band begins to strum, and it's showtime for a Singapore getai concert - a popular form of entertainment in southeast Asia that features songs, skits and over-the-top costumes..

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Singapore fights dengue with more mosquitoes [Video]

Singapore fights dengue with more mosquitoes

With the click of a button and a whirr of a fan, a hatch opens and 150 lab-reared male mosquitoes are sent flying, off in search of a female companion with whom they can mate. But these are a specially..

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Foreign currency worth Rs 1.36 crore seized at Chennai International Airport [Video]

Foreign currency worth Rs 1.36 crore seized at Chennai International Airport

2 people were arrested after three courier parcels destined for Singapore were intercepted at Courier terminal of Chennai International Airport on August 27. On examination 50,000, 4000, Rs 30 lakhs..

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UN warns of N. Korea's miniature nuclear devices [Video]

UN warns of N. Korea's miniature nuclear devices

According to a confidential UN report, North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has "probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the..

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Mortal remains of Amar Singh taken to crematorium in Delhi [Video]

Mortal remains of Amar Singh taken to crematorium in Delhi

The mortal remains of Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh being taken to a crematorium in Delhi. His mortal remains were taken from his Chhatarpur residence to a crematorium on..

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Rajnath Singh pays last respects to Amar Singh in Delhi [Video]

Rajnath Singh pays last respects to Amar Singh in Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid last respects to Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh at the his residence in Delhi's Chhatarpur on August 03. Rajnath Singh also met..

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Last respects paid to Amar Singh at his Delhi residence [Video]

Last respects paid to Amar Singh at his Delhi residence

The mortal remains of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh have been kept at his residence in the national capital. SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra paid their last respect to..

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Amar Singh passes away in Singapore; tributes pour in from political world [Video]

Amar Singh passes away in Singapore; tributes pour in from political world

Career politician and Member of Parliament, Amar Singh, passed away on August 1, 2020. He had been hospitalised in Singapore. Singh was an active commentator of domestic issues till the very end, even..

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Amar Singh dies at 64 [Video]

Amar Singh dies at 64

Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh passed away at the age of 64 on August 01. He was undergoing treatment at hospital in Singapore for several months. Amar..

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