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About Singapore
A dynamic and multi-cultural city rich in contrast and colour with strategic location, excellent infrastructure and great attractions, Singapore is a leading destination, not only for business and leisure, but also for world-class, affordable and safe healthcare. 
Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city populated by a melting pot of different cultures & nationalities all living together in perfect harmony in this tropical Southeast Asian country.
The Republic of Singapore consists of the main island of Singapore, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, and 58 nearby islands.
Singapore lies at the tip of the Malay peninsula. It borders Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. Its area is 248 square miles (642 square kilometers), including the main island and some sixty islets.
The main island is flat with a hilly region in the middle. The highest point is Bukit Timah, feet (206 meters) above sea level. The main island is fully urbanized with a dense commercial city center to the south. Around the city center are new townships that house about 86 percent of the population.
 
The townships are self-contained and have high-rise apartment blocks, shops, medical and social service buildings, religious buildings, and schools; they are well connected by the Mass Rapid Transport System (MRT), which circles the island.
Singapore has a population of about three million, 2.7 million of whom are citizens and permanent residents. The other three hundred thousand are mainly foreign workers. The Chinese constitute about 78 percent, the Malays 14 percent, the Indians 7 percent, and others 1 percent of the population. The ethnic composition of the population has been relatively stable.
Culture of Singapore
The culture of Singapore has evolved down the years since the island country itself represents a wonderful blend of cultures as diverse as Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European. Naturally, Singapore, which was once a fishing village under the British Empire, is a composite and cohesive portrait of various cultures.
The most striking part of Singapore culture is its rich ethnic multiplicity that has brought about a seamless diffusion in the way Singaporeans go about their everyday lives. As a result of the variegated backgrounds of Singaporeans, the country was originally divided into several ethnic areas such as Kampong Glam, Little India, and Chinatown. Now, however, these divisions no longer exist but traces of each individual culture remain in specific areas of Singapore. 
The culture of Singapore is one of the richest in the world - a fact that becomes even more impressive and fascinating when one considers the recent history and small size of the country. The National Day Parade in Singapore encapsulates its entire culture and portrays the tremendous success that the nation has been able to attain, while retaining its essence. 
 
Singapore Religion
Residents of Singapore practice a whole range of religions, depending on their background or individual choice. The Chinese population in Singapore has a good number of Buddhists, Christians, and Catholics. The Malay population is predominantly Muslim, while the Indians in Singapore are largely Hindus. There are also a number of free-thinkers/atheists in Singapore and the country does not propagate any official religion. However, the country does uphold the values and ethical standards of Confucianism. 
 
Singapore Languages
English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil are the official languages in Singapore, though English remains the most widely spoken since the various ethnic groups find it easier to communicate with each other in English. However, the dialect popularity known as 'Singlish' (a fascinating mix of English with dialects of Singapore thrown in for good measure) is being widely used in Singapore. Interestingly the colloquial English spoken in Singapore borrows heavily on Malay words! 
 
 
 
 
   
   
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