Introduction• Location: Off Southern tip of Malay Peninsular• Singapore is an island country made up by 63 islands• The area is 710 km2 (a little bit more than Jakarta, 661.5 km2)• Population 5.18 million people (half of Jakarta population)• Singapore was previously part of Malaysia before separated on 9 August 1965• Currency: SGD (Singapore Dollar)• Language: English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil• Religion: Buddhism, Christian, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism
What do they do for living?Singapore is very small for a country. No forest, no oils, nomines. Unlike Indonesia who has everything.But, Singaporeans have more diverse in economy andachieve more success than Indonesia.HOW?• Manufacturing• Export and importing / trading• Tourism• Meeting Incentive Convention Exhibition (MICE)• Medical TourismThe key is to deliver the best with best quality and bestservice!
The Red Dot• Even though Singapore is a small country, but it becomes a very important port and act as busiest business hub in Asia Pacific region• Singapore is a world leader in several economic areas: o The country is the worlds fourth leading financial center o The worlds second-biggest casino gambling market o One of the worlds top three oil refining centers o The worlds largest oil-rig producer, and a major ship-repairer o The port is one of the five busiest ports in the world o The easiest place in the world to do business (given by the World Bank) o The worlds top logistics hub o The worlds fourth largest foreign-exchange trading centre after London, New York and Tokyo.
The busy Singapore port• Singapore relies on export and import• Singapore port is currently the world busiest port in the world, competing with Hong Kong & Shanghai, China• The port is a necessity because Singapore lacks on land and natural resources• The port is considered as Mega-structure by National Geographic• More than 10,000 people work in Singapore port today
Education in Singapore• English is the language of instruction in all public schools and all subjects are taught and examined in English• Education takes place in three stages: o Primary education (compulsory – 6 years) o Secondary education (4 – 5 years) o Pre-university education / junior college(2 – 3 years)• There are four standard subjects taught to all students: o English o The mother tongue o Mathematics o Science• Singaporeans students are consistently the top five students in the world• Singapore government offers many scholarships for bright students in South East Asia region & also China mainland
Do You Know?• You can easily go to Singapore from Batam by Ferry, 50 minutes ride that costs USD 43 per person• Singapore is one of Four Asian Tigers, along with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea• Singaporean considered as very rich. It has the biggest percentage of millionaires in the world. 1 out of six people in Singapore has 1 million dollar or more• Although English is the official working language and the most widely used language in Singapore, the national anthem ‘Majulah Singapura‘ is actually sung in Malay.• Sing-lish, a Singaporean patois mixing English with the odd phrase of Chinese, Malay and even Tamil, has two entries – lah and sinseh• Every Singaporean boy has to go for Military draft when they reach 18 years of age and re-service before reach 40 years of age• 37% of Singaporeans are not Singaporeans! They are foreign workers or permanent resident from other countries
Singapore LandmarksMerlion ParkLocation: Fullerton RoadIt is a statue of half lion, half fish.The park is a tourism spot where tourists liketo take picture there Esplanade Location: Esplanade Theater The building looks like durian, Singaporeans love it! It is a theater, and an art exhibition
Singapore FlyerLocation: Marina bayThe world’s largest observation wheelYou can see 3 countries:Singapore, Indonesia & Malaysia Helix Bridge Location: Marina Bay Pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre and Marina South Worlds Best Transport Building award at the World Architecture Festival Awards Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue Comprises three 55-storey towers, connected to the 200-metre-high SkyPark