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Singapore is an island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait. Singapore has a strategic location for Southeast Asian sea routes. The government system is a parliamentary republic; the chief of state is the president, and the head of government is the prime minister. Singapore has a highly development free market economy in which the economy is open and corruption-free. Singapore is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


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Nanyang Technological University

Inaugurated on 1 July 1991, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) started out as a teaching university which has today transformed into a research-intensive global university. Its predecessor institution, Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI), was set up in 1981 on the grounds of the former Nanyang University to educate practice-oriented engineers for the burgeoning Singapore economy. In 1991, NTI merged with the National Institute of Education to form Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The alumni rolls of the former Nanyang University were transferred to NTU in 1996. NTU became autonomous in 2006 and is today one of the largest public universities in Singapore.




Satellite Research Centre

Satellite Research Centre (SaRC) is the birthplace of Singapore Designed Satellite. Since the 1st launch of XSAT in 2011, SaRC has designed, built, tested and operated 9 satellites (as of 2020). These satellites which are as small as 1U size (10cmx10cmx10cm) communicate with our UHF/VHF ground station and satellites as large as 100 kg utilize our state-of-the-art 24/7 automated mission control station.




Earth Observatory Singapore

The Earth Observatory of Singapore conducts fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies.