Singapore

Languages:

Singapores official languages are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. 

Time zone:

SST (UTC+8) 

Electricity:

230 volts, 50Hz. Three-pin, square-shaped plugs are in use. 

Area:

719.1 sq km 

Population:

5,610,000 ( 2015 estimate) 

Currency:

Singapore dollar (SGD 

Religion:

33.0% Buddhism,18.8% Christianity,14.0% Islam.11.0%,Taoism & folk religion,5.0% Hinduism,18.2% other 

Government:

Republic 

Phone code:

+65 

Singapore is an island country off the southern side of Malaysia, linked to it by a causeway. It is a modern city and state, that embraces economic progress and the slow backdrop of age-old tradition. The customs that enforce community life are linked out to a cultural mix that includes predominantly Chinese, Indian and Malay ethnic groups.
Singapore evolved from a small sleepy fishing village in the early 1900s to one of Asia's economic leaders. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles , who landed on it's northern bank in 1819, felt that its location is ideal for a trading station. From then Singapore's landscape was transformed by British colonial rule, later Japanese occupation, Communist insurrection and finally, current independence.
Since getting a republic status in 1965 the island has experienced increased prosperity and economic growth. Nowadays skyscrapers tower the slick financial districts while elegant colonial buildings still preserve a lingering old-world charm.

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