Capital City: Singapore
Population: 5,460,302 (as of 2014)
The highest point on Singapore is the Central Plateau, which reaches 538 ft.
East: Malaysia, Indonesia
- 1867: Great Britain officially takes control of Singapore
- 1942: The Japanese begin occupation of Singapore during World War 2, renaming it Syonan
- 1987: The MRT ( Mass Rapid Transit- the underground metro ) opens
- 2003: Singapore becomes the first Asian nation to sign a free- trade deal with the United States
People and Places
- Malay, Chinese, Tamil, and English are all official state languages.
- Almost 50% of Singapore is Buddhist
- Other religions include Muslim, Taoism, Catholic and HIndu
- There are more than 18,000 people per square mile in Singapore!
- During the Chinese New Year, Singaporeans clean their homes from top to bottom.
- A common Singaporean dinner is fish head curry in a sauce with tomatoes, pineapple, and green onions.
- Education is very important to Singaporeans, almost every child goes to at least 6 years of school.
- Kids in Singapore usually have one other sibling, or none at all.
- Although Singapore has an elected president, it is actually the prime minister who runs the government.
- Most people in Singapore work at factories making electronic products.
- Singapore buys most of its products from other countries, usually Malaysia.
- Because SIngapore is so crowded the government limits the number of cars.
- Since Singapore is a city, state, and country of its own, the capital of Singapore is, Singapore.
- At the Singapore Zoological Gardens, you can have breakfast with an orangutan.
- Until 2004, it was against the law to chew gum in Singapore because the government didn't like cleaning up chewed gum.
"Singapore." CultureGrams Kids Edition. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 3 Apr 2014.