Get to know Singapore

Singapore Information

Singapore Information

Country Name: Republic of Singapore

Location: An island and islets in the heart of Southeast Asia, between Malaysia and Indonesia

Area: 710.3 sq km

Climate: Tropical. Average maximum of 31 degrees Celcius and a minimum of 23 degrees Celcius

Major Industries: Electronics, chemicals, financial services, IT and professional services, biomedical sciences & research, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade

Currency: Singapore Dollar

Population: 5.18 million as of 2011

Ethnic Groups: Chinese 74.2%, Malay 13.4%, Indian 9.2%, other ethnicities 3.2%

Language: English is the language of business and instruction. Malay is the official language. Most Singaporeans are bilingual in English and a second language, commonly Mandarin, Tamil or Malay.

Religions: Main religions are Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Taoism and Hinduism.

International country code: +65

Internet Country Code: .sg

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To Do and See

Arts & Entertainment

Museums and galleries
Performing arts

Culture & Heritage

Heritage sites
Places of worship
Cultural festivals
Cultural precincts

Nature & Wildlife

Parks and gardens
Wildlife parks
Off the beaten track

Sports & Recreation

Water sports
Themed attractions
Recreational spaces
Out in the sun

Family Fun

Theme parks
Science and discovery
Young explorers
Wholesome fun

Hands-On Activities

Arts and crafts lessons
Cooking lessons

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