The Republic of Singapore is a Southeast Asian city state located at the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles and gained independence on 9 August, 1965. In the short few decades since independence, Singapore has become one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Singapore is home to 5.6 million people, of whom only 60% are Singapore citizens while the rest are permanent residents and foreign workers. Residents comprise of approximately 74% Chinese, 13% Malay, 9% Indian and 4% other races. Singapore is a multi-cultural and multi-racial country. Singapore has 4 official languages, namely Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. English is the medium of education and business.
Visitors who plan to travel in Singapore and the surrounding areas after official business may wish to visit the Your Singapore website, for more information. Visitors are responsible for fulfilling all visa requirements of the regional countries they intend to visit before leaving their home country.
|Location:||Southeast Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia|
|Area:||721.5 sq km|
|Weather:||Warm and humid all year-round, with temperatures usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time, which can be torrential but brief.|
|Gross Domestic Product:||S$491.2 billion (Statistics Singapore, 2018)|
|Major industries:||Electronics, petroleum and petrochemicals, bio-medical & life sciences, banking & financial services, logistics and transportation as well as tourism.|
|Population:||5,638,700 (Statistics Singapore, 2018)|
|Language||You will be able to speak English to Singaporeans, most of whom are fluent in it. Many Singaporeans also speak an additional language, usually Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil.|
|Median age:||40.8 years|
|Life expectancy:||83.2 years|
|Religions:||Buddhism, Muslim, Christianity, Taoism, Catholicism|
|Literacy:||about 97.3% of the population.|
|International country code:||+65|
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