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This is a presentation about Singapore.

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  1. 1. SINGAPOREA whole country to learn.
  2. 2. AboutSingapore is a wonderful place.Her birthday is on the 9 of August and gainindependence in the 1965.Even though Singapore is a small country, she hasovercomed a lot of challenges along with her people.Enjoy this presentation as we walk around thisSingapore 
  3. 3. LanguagesSingapore has four official languages:English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. English is the commonlanguage of the nation and is the language ofbusiness, government and medium of instruction inschools.Public bodies in Singapore conduct theirbusinesses in English, and official documents written in anon-English official language such as Chinese, Malay orTamil typically have to be translated into English to beaccepted for submission. The Singapore Constitution andall laws are written in English, and translators are alsorequired if one wishes to address the Singapore Courts ina language other than English. However, English is thenative tongue for only one-third of all Singaporeans, withroughly a third of all Singaporean Chinese, a quarter of allSingaporean Malays and half of all Singaporean Indiansspeaking it as their native tongue. Twenty percent ofSingaporeans, or one out of every five, is unable to read orwrite in English.
  4. 4. Popular places in SingaporeThe popular places are Orchard Road, BugisJunction, Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer and alsoVivo City.THERE’S A LOT!
  5. 5. ArtsSince the 1990s, the government has been promotingSingapore as a centre for arts and culture, inparticular the performing arts, and to transform thecountry into a cosmopolitan "gateway between theEast and West”. One highlight was theconstruction, Esplanade – Theaters on the bay, aperforming arts centre opened in October 2002. Thenational orchestra, Singapore SymphonyOrchestra, plays at the Esplanade. The annualSingapore Arts Festival is organised by the NationalArts Council. The stand-up comedy scene has beengrowing, with a weekly open mic. Singapore hostedthe 2009 Genee International Ballet Competition, aclassical ballet competition promoted by LondonsRoyal Academy of Dance.
  6. 6. Fashion(I don’t know much about fashion but if uknow, please comment below )
  7. 7. HistoryThe earliest known settlement on Singapore was in the secondcentury AD. It was an outpost of the Sumatran Srivijayaempire, named Temasek (sea town). Between the 16th andearly 19th centuries, it was part of the Sultanate of Johor. In1613, Portuguese raiders burnt down the settlement and theisland sank into obscurity for the next two centuries. Singaporegained independence as the Republic of Singapore (remainingwithin the British Commonwealth) on 9 August 1965with Yusofbin Ishak as president and Lee Kuan Yew as prime minister.Every one who was present in Singapore on the date ofindependence was offered Singapore citizenship. In 1967, ithelped found the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and in1970 it joined the Non-aligned movement. In 1990, Goh ChokTong succeeded Lee as prime minister. During his tenure thecountry faced the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, the 2003 SARSoutbreak and terrorist threats posed by Jemaah Islamiyah. In2004, Lee Hsien Loong, the eldest son of Lee Kuan Yew, becamethe countrys third prime minister.
  9. 9. CUISINE!!!!Singapore is very famous of this very type of food.SATAY!!Dining, is said to be the countrys national pastime. Thediversity of food is touted as a reason to visit thecountry, and the variety of food representing differentethnicities is seen by the government as a symbol of itsmulticulturalism. The "national fruit" of Singapore is thedurian. In popular culture, food items belong to aparticular ethnicity, with Chinese, Indian, and Malay foodclearly defined. The diversity of cuisine has been increasedfurther by the "hybridization" of different styles, e.g. thePeranakan style, a mix of Chinese and Malay cuisine.
  10. 10. ThanksI would like to thank you for spending your timeseeing my presentation. I hope you can show yourother friends and spread the word about Singapore.