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Singapore Overview

The Republic of Singapore is an independent nation in Southeast Asia. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, separated only by the narrow Strait of Johor from the mainland, it is a prosperous nation whose people enjoy one of the highest standards of living in Asia. Singapore's resident population of over 4.2 million inhabitants is comprised of 77% Chinese, 14% Malay, 8% Indian and 1% others. Common languages English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. English is widely spoken. Sitting just about 110 km (70 mi) north of the equator, the nation has a tropical, wet climate: hot, humid, and rainy with little seasonal change. Annual average temperatures range from a high 28 degrees C (82 degrees F) to a low 23 degrees C (73 degrees F).

Singapore got its name from the Sanskrit word “Singhapura” which means “the lion city.” It is one of the most attractive tourist destination for people across the world. It is a unique nation in the oriental world with a great treasure of riches in all its folds.

Singapore-Facts and figures

  •     Situated at Southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia lying to North of equator
  •     Consists of 63 Islands and covers an area of about 699 square kilometers
  •     Population is nearly 4.6million
  •     Singapore standard time is eight hours ahead of GMT.
  •     The Republic of Singapore is a parliamentary democracy with S.R.Nathan as the President & Lee Hsien Loong as the Prime Minister.
  •     The economy is market based mixed capitalist economy with a well diversified manufacturing sector.
  •     Singapore Dollar is the currency for Singapore and coins come in denomination of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and SGD 1.

 

  • The Republic of Singapore situated at the southernmost tip of the Peninsular Malaysia lies to the north of the equator. The entire territory of Singapore...
  • Singapore stepped onto the world stage when Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles stepped into the mud in 1819, hell-bent on making the island a bastion of the British...
  • Singapore culture has a strong influence of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures. The diversity of Singapore culture is due to her history. Singapore was once...
  • Weather & climateThe Singapore climate is tropical, so the country stays hot and humid throughout the year. Although there is no distinct wet or dry...
  • Despite its small domestic market, Singapore’s economy is heavily engaged in the global marketplace. It is ranked as the world’s second most open...
  • Population profileSingapore has a resident population of about 3.5 million, with a median age of 32 years. Between 1994 and 1996, population growth was 1.9...
  • With a mix of Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Taoist and Hindu residents Singapore celebrates the religious holidays of several faiths as well as having...

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