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Singapore Overview

Posted by in on 5-15-13

Singapore  is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries and boasts the world’s busiest port.

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 night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.

Government  Parliamentary republic 
Currency  Singapore dollar (SGD) 
Area  714.3 sq km 
Population  5,076,600 (2010 mid-year est.) 
Language  English (official), Mandarin Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official) 
Religion  Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism 
Electricity  230V/50Hz (British plug) 
Country code  +65 
Internet TLD  .sg 
Time Zone  UTC/GMT +8 
Emergencies  dial 999  

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