Singapore

 
 
 

Singapore is an island nation and city-state located off the southern tip of Peninsula Malaysia. The city-state is the most economically vibrant and modern in Southeast Asia yet its Asian culture remains intact. Singapore has a wholesome appeal and well-known for its shopping, top-notch hotels, architectural sights, vibrant nightlife and great food. Beyond the urban confinements there are still tracts of forests and opportunities for outdoor activities.

Singapore travel guide
Guide and information to Singapore's popular travel destinations including getting in and around, attractions, things to do and eating out.

Country Guide
A small yet prosperous island nation and a fine example of a well-planned modern city.
>> Singapore country guide

Chinatown
An ethnic neighborhood and the traditional heart of Singapore's Chinese community.
>> Chinatown guide

Little India
The heart of the Indian community in Singapore and with a distinct Tamil character.
>> Little India guide

Orchard Road
A premier district with its upmarket shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and centre for nightlife.
>> Orchard Road guide

Sentosa Island
A small island resort off the mainland with its beaches, golf courses, theme park and hotels.
>> Sentosa Island guide

More Singapore destinations 

Singapore travel articles
Travel articles on Singapore including destinations, tourism, guide and activities by various authors.

Reasons to Visit Singapore
by Khal Rasdam

Singapore Travel Tips
by Alec Chan

What to do in Singapore
by S Vandelogt

More Singapore articles

Photos of Singapore
 
 
 
 
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Singapore in Brief

Area
710 sq km
275 sq miles

Geography
Comprises of 63 islands with Singapore Island being the largest and most populated island.

Population (2011)
5.2 million

Capital
No capital since it is a city-state.

Government
Republic with the President as the Chief of State and Prime Minister as Head of Government.

Legislature
Unicameral parliament with representatives elected by popular vote.

Ethnic Groups
Chinese: 77%
Malays: 14%
Indians: 8%
Others: 1%

Languages
English (widely used), Chinese (Mandarin and other Chinese dialects), Malay and Tamil.

Religions
Buddhist/Taoist: 51%
Islam: 15%
Christians: 15%
Hindus: 4%
Others: <1%
None: 15%

GDP (2011 in PPP)
Total: $319 billion
Per capita: $60,500
Growth: 4.9%

Major Industries
Electronics, chemical, petroleum refining, biomedical, financial services, entrepot trade, ship repair, retail and tourism.

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