Official English Name: Republic of Singapore
Official Local Name(s): 新加坡共和国 (Mandarin)
Republik Singapura (Malay)
சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (Tamil)
Common English Name: Singapore
Capital: Singapore

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Official Language(s)

Mandarin, English, Malay, Tamil
Secondary Languages: Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew

Resources

Fish, Deepwater ports

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Chinese (74.3%), Malay (13.4%), Indian (9.1%)

People

Est. Population:

5,607,283

Demonym:

Singaporean

Religions:

Buddhist (40.9%)
Atheist (18.6%)
Christian (13.5%)
Muslim (12.8%)
Taosim (7.9%)

Largest City:

Singapore (5,607,283)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Asia

Bodies of Water:

Singapore Strait (South)
Johore Strait (North)

Total Area:

697 km2 (98.6% land, 1.4% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

193 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Lowland
Generally undulating central plateau

Highest Point

Bukit Timah (166 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Government

Type:

Parliamentary Republic

Heads of State:

President Halimah Yacob

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Independence:

9 August 1965 (from Malaysia)

Nat'l Symbol:

Merlion

Nat'l Anthem:

Majulah Singapura

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$85,300 (USD)

Currency

$ (Singapore Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Singapore Dollar)1.36

Communication

Internet Code

.sg

Telephone Code

+65

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 73 - Singapore
Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018

Cultural Notes

By many standards, Singapore is considered a Utopian society with everything being orderly and strict.
Laws in Singapore are very harsh for crimes one wouldn’t normally think of being a crime, such as selling chewing gum or eating and drinking on public transportation. Be wary of your actions.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sn.html (Majority of information)
http://bit.ly/2fMBFtB (Ethnic and national population data)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/SN (Religious data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 30 November 2016