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