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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 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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'Dinosaurs' roam a new Jurassic Mile in Singapore that runs from the city from the airport [Video]

'Dinosaurs' roam a new Jurassic Mile in Singapore that runs from the city from the airport

Over 20 models from nine different prehistoric species are installed along the kilometer-long path, including bright blue velociraptors climbing on a buggy, a baby dinosaur hatching from an egg, and a..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Flight of fancy: Singapore's dining experience that won't take off [Video]

Flight of fancy: Singapore's dining experience that won't take off

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:26Published
'Dinosaurs' are giving users a roaring good time on new cycling path in Singapore [Video]

'Dinosaurs' are giving users a roaring good time on new cycling path in Singapore

Cyclists and pedestrians stop to pose with a giant rampaging Tyrannosaurus Rex.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores [Video]

Impossible Foods launches in Asian grocery stores

Impossible Foods' faux beef burgers will be sold in grocery stores in Hong Kong and Singapore starting Tuesday, the company said as it vies to bolster its presence in Asia and before entering the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published
Dyson sells Singapore's priciest penthouse [Video]

Dyson sells Singapore's priciest penthouse

British billionaire James Dyson, the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, is selling his three-storey Singapore penthouse about a year after buying it, and he's reportedly taking a big loss on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published
Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease travel bans [Video]

Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease travel bans

Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published
U.S. seeing 'clearly a resurgence' of coronavirus [Video]

U.S. seeing 'clearly a resurgence' of coronavirus

[NFA] The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 213,000 and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the U.S. is in for a "difficult fall and winter." This report produced by Zachary..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:33Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published
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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
Apple Opening ‘Floating’ Store In Singapore [Video]

Apple Opening ‘Floating’ Store In Singapore

Apple Opening ‘Floating’ Store In Singapore

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:27Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

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