Singapore
in South-Eastern Asia
Asia

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - SGD
Spoken languages:
English, Malay, Tamil, Chinese
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
SG
Internet top level domain:
.sg
Country phone prefix:
+65
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Singapore

Singapore with its capital Singapore is located in Asia (Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia). It covers some 720 square kilometers (slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC) with 5,888,930 citizens. English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese are the languages commonly used by the people in Singapore (consider regional differences). This country shares no land borders with another country.

Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region. Head to one of the three beaches on Sentosa or its southern islands. Other beaches can be found on the East Coast. The Bras Basah area east of Orchard and north of the Singapore River is Singapore's colonial core, with historical buildings and museums. Popular tourist attractions Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park and the Botanical Gardens are all in the North and West. Finding real nature is a little harder, but the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (located in the same district as the zoo) has more plant species than that in the whole of North America.

Impressions from the Singapore capital

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Popular Destinations in Singapore

Administrative regions of Singapore

About the country

Website: Singapore Tourism

Tourism Court
1 Orchard Spring Lane
Singapore 247729
Singapore

Phone: +65 6736 6622
Fax: +65 6736 9423
Mail: stb_sog@stb.gov.sg

The landscape is lowlying, gently undulating central plateau. The average density of population is about 8,188 per km². The climate in Singapore can be described as tropicalhot, humid, rainy, two distinct monsoon seasons - northeastern monsoon (December to March) and southwestern monsoon (June to September), inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. Potential threats by nature are flash floods.

To reach someone Singapore dial +65 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".sg". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is SGD.

Two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; near the hoist side of the red band, there is a vertical, white crescent (closed portion is toward the hoist side) partially enclosing five white five-pointed stars arranged in a circle; red denotes brotherhood and equality; white signifies purity and virtue; the waxing crescent moon symbolizes a young nation on the ascendancy; the five stars represent the nation's ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice, and equality.

Flag of Singapore

A Malay trading port known as Temasek existed on the island of Singapore by the 14th century. The settlement changed hands several times in the ensuing centuries and was eventually burned in the 17th century and fell into obscurity. The British founded Singapore as a trading colony on the site in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but was ousted two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 191) 719sq km
Land (World Rank: 188) 709sq km
Water (World Rank: 151) 10sq km
Comparative slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
193
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 216) 166m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 220) 1.00%
Arable (World Rank: 199) 0.90%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 188) 0.10%
Map reference
Southeast Asia
Environment
Issues
  • - industrial pollution
  • - limited land availability presents waste disposal problems
  • - limited natural freshwater resources
  • - seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Endangered Species
  • - Hazardous Wastes
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
  • - Ship Pollution
Hazzards flash floods
Location
Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
Climate
tropical; hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - northeastern monsoon (December to March) and southwestern monsoon (June to September); inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms
Terrain
lowlying, gently undulating central plateau

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 113) 5,888,930
Deathrate (World Rank: 214) 0.35%
Birthrate (World Rank: 213) 0.86%
Growthrate (World Rank: 57) 1.82%
Migration rate (World Rank: 5) 1.31%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 221) 0.83%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 76) 34.50
Female (World Rank: 84) 34.70
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 133) 386,139
0 14 female (World Rank: 135) 368,874
15 24 male (World Rank: 112) 479,683
15 24 female (World Rank: 107) 495,649
25 54 male (World Rank: 103) 1,448,460
25 54 female (World Rank: 99) 1,527,040
55 64 male (World Rank: 90) 308,477
55 64 female (World Rank: 94) 307,557
65 x male (World Rank: 93) 258,597
65 x female (World Rank: 96) 308,449
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 218) 0.24%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 3) 85years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 3) 88years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 2) 83years
Physicians per 1000 (World Rank: 77) 1.91
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 109) 2.00
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 8) 100.00%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 171) 6.10%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 34) 100.00%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 54) 47,480,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 53) 46,600,000,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 38) 98.60%
Source renew (World Rank: 118) 1.90%
Crude oil
Exports (World Rank: 59) 11,460bbl / day
Imports (World Rank: 14) 831,300bbl / day
Refined products
Production (World Rank: 21) 955,500bbl / day
Consumption (World Rank: 16) 1,340,000bbl / day
Export (World Rank: 4) 1,718,000bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 2) 2,153,000bbl / day
Natural gas
Consumption (World Rank: 42) 19,730,000,000
Export (World Rank: 46) 250,000,000
Import (World Rank: 35) 0
Carbon footprint
205000000

Nation

Budget
Education (World Rank: 141) 3% of GDP
Military (World Rank: 25) 3% of GDP
Health (World Rank: 145) 5% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 65) -1% of GDP
National symbol
orchid
National colours
white
Adjective
Singapore
Noun
Singaporean(s)
Background
A Malay trading port known as Temasek existed on the island of Singapore by the 14th century. The settlement changed hands several times in the ensuing centuries and was eventually burned in the 17th century and fell into obscurity. The British founded Singapore as a trading colony on the site in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but was ousted two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.
Flag description
two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; near the hoist side of the red band, there is a vertical, white crescent (closed portion is toward the hoist side) partially enclosing five white five-pointed stars arranged in a circle; red denotes brotherhood and equality; white signifies purity and virtue; the waxing crescent moon symbolizes a young nation on the ascendancy; the five stars represent the nation's ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice, and equality

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 40) 492,500,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 137) 2.00%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 7) 87,800USD
Source industry (World Rank: 109) 26.20%
Source service (World Rank: 48) 73.80%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 97) 3,673,000
Products
Industries
  • - beverages
  • - chemicals
  • - electronics
  • - entrepot trade
  • - financial services
  • - life sciences
  • - offshore platform construction
  • - oil drilling equipment
  • - petroleum refining
  • - processed food
  • - rubber processing
  • - rubber products
  • - ship repair
Agriculture
  • - eggs
  • - fish
  • - orchids
  • - ornamental fish
  • - poultry
  • - vegetables
Exports
  • - beverages
  • - electronics
  • - equipment (
  • - foodstuffs
  • - machinery
  • - other chemicals
  • - pharmaceuticals
  • - refined petroleum products
  • - telecommunications)
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - consumer goods
  • - equipment
  • - foodstuffs
  • - machinery
  • - mineral fuels

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 57) 2,003,200
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 50) 35.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 34) 145.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 80) 4,683,200
Population (World Rank: 39) 81.00%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 121) 9.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 163) 3,425
Paved length (World Rank: 110) 3,425

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