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Singapore is a very small country. Singapore is made up of 63 islands. Modern Singapore was founded in 1965. Singapore's capitol is Singapore. It is located near the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula near the meeting of the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. The country is highly urbanized with very little rain forests left in the country. It has one of the busiest harbors in the world and a free port. That means that goods can loaded, stored and taken off for no price.
Singaporean National Anthem - "Majulah Singapura" (MS/EN)

Singapore"Land of Trade"

Geography/Climate of Singapore

Singapore is an island located in the Southeast Asia. We is located at the Southern tip of the Malay Peninsula near the meeting of the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. Singapore is about 250 miles of land. Singapore is about 3.5 the size of Washington D.C. The terrain of Singapore is a lowland and like a plateau. The natural resources are fish and deep water ports. The climate of Singapore is mainly tropical and has two monsoon seasons from December to March, and June to September.

People & Culture

There are many different types of people and culture here. The population of Singapore is 5,353,494 people. The main Ethnic Groups are Chinese (76.8%) and Malay(13.9%). There is also a large ethnic Indian population (7.9%). This leads a diverse range of many foods, people, and culture.

There are many different languages the people speak here. Some of them are Mandarin(35%), English(23%) and Malay(14.1%). People also speak Tamil(3.2%). English is spoken because the British once ruled over Singapore. They ruled from 1600s to the 1960s.

There are also many religions here in Singapore. The main ones of Singapore are Buddhist(42.5%), Islam(14.9%), Taoist(8.5%), and Hindu(4.8%). As you can see no one group has over 50%. Unlike some countries Singapore has no religious problems.

Government & Citizenship

Our Government is like the U.S. Government but not all the same. The type of Government Singapore has is a Parliamentary Republic. That means our Government is run under a Parliament system like England. The national symbol is a lion in the picture shown below. Those were the differences from the U.S. Government and the Singapore Government.

There are many similarities between the U.S. government and the Singapore Government. One is that they both have two main Political Parties. They both also have three branches. These branches are the Judicial, Legislative, and Executive branches. Some other Similarities are that they both have a leader that rules the country. Those are some of the Similarities that we have to the U.S. Government.

The people have a right to vote if they get privileged. The people need to be over 21 to be privileged to vote. We have many human rights but our Government limits us just for the good of the country. The education in Singapore is controlled by the Ministry of Education which controls the developing of the schools. The full power of the justice system of Singapore is rested in the Supreme Court's decisions for us.


We have a highly developed and successful Free-Market Economy. Because of this many companies invest in Singapore. Free Market economy makes Singapore open to lots of trading. Our unemployment is 2% which very low. That is one of the reasons our economy is good.

Some of the things we import in the ports are machinery and equipment. Some other things are basic consumer goods. Some things we exports are petroleum products and other consumer goods. Some of the partners are Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, U.S, and Japan.