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Home Country: Singapore


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Home Country: Singapore

  1. 1. Singapore Melissa Tan Humanities Yellow Grade 6
  2. 2. History of Singapore <ul><li>In 1918, Singapore was founded as a British Trading Colony. </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore was under the Japanese occupation for 3 and a half years starting from 1942. </li></ul><ul><li>When World War II ended in August 1945, British forces returned but ceased in 1946. </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore became part of the Federation of Malaya in 1948. </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia was formed in 1963 and comprised the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah. </li></ul><ul><li>On 9 August 1965, Singapore separated from Malaysia. Singapore became a democratic and independent nation, lead by the 1st Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew under the People’s Action Party. </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore was admitted to the United Nations on 21 September 1965. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Environmental Factors <ul><li>The climate in Singapore is tropical hot, humid and rainy. </li></ul><ul><li>There were two distinctive monsoon seasons: North-eastern Monsoon (Dec - Mar) and South-western Monson (Jun - Sep) </li></ul><ul><li>Inter monsoon happens frequently in the afternoon and early evening with thunderstorms and rain. </li></ul><ul><li>Currents Issues -(i) Industrial Pollution; (ii) Limited Natural Fresh Water Resources; (iii) Smoke and Haze caused from forest fires in Indonesia </li></ul>
  4. 4. Statistic Factors <ul><li>Population: 4,657,542 (estimated in 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Median Age Total : 39 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Median Age Female: 39.4Year </li></ul><ul><li>Median Age Male: 38.5 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Spoken Languages: Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%,Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8% and other languages 0.9% (year 2000 census) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Maps of Singapore <ul><li>Map of Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore in the World </li></ul>
  6. 6. Graphics of Singapore The Singapore Flag The Merlion (Singapore’s Icon) Singapore’s National Flower (Orchid) The Singapore Flyer
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