It is a sovereign city-state and island country in
The capital is Downtown Core
The density is about 697 km²
Population are over 5,353,494 millon of habitants
Main cities:Singapure consist of 63 islands.
Monetary unit:Singapore Dollar.
Government: Unitary parliamentary, constitutional
- PresidentTony Tan Keng Yam
- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
- Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob
- Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Origins and history:Singapore
is a small, but important island
nation located just south of Malaysia. In the 2nd century AD the first
settlement was established at Singapore by the Sumatran Srivijaya
Empire. Later between the 16th and the 19th centuries the area was
controlled by the Sultanate of Johor.In 1963, Singapore separated from
Britain and joined the independent country of Malaysia. However, this
did not work and in 1965, Singapore became a fully independent
consists of 63 islands, including the main island,
widely known as Singapore Island but also as Pulau Ujong. There are two manmade connections to Johor, Malaysia: the Johor–Singapore Causeway in the
north, and the Tuas Second Link in the west. Jurong Island, Pulau Tekong, Pulau
Ubin and Sentosa are the largest of Singapore's smaller islands. The highest
natural point is Bukit Timah Hill at 166 m.
Traditions:Most of the people of Singapore are descendants of immigrants
from the Malay Peninsula, China, the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka. While
they have gradually acquired a distinct identity as Singaporeans, many still
retain their customs, practices and festivals in a mix of the modern and the
Traditional food:Singaporean cuisine is indicative of the ethnic diversity
of the culture of Singapore which originated from Malaysia, as a product of
centuries of cultural interaction owing to Singapore's strategic location. The
food is influenced by the native Malay, the predominant Chinese, Indonesian,
Indian, Peranakan, and Western traditions (particularly English and some
Portuguese-influenced Eurasian, known as Kristang) since the founding of
Singapore by the British in the nineteenth century.
POPULAR SPORTS: sports include football, basketball, cricket,
swimming, sailing, table tennis and badminton.
Interesting places to visit:The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor race
on the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The event takes
place in Singapore on the Marina Bay Street Circuit and was the inaugural F1
night race and the first street circuit in Asia. Spaniard Fernando Alonso won the
first edition of the grand prix, driving for the Renault F1 team.