7th Period By: Kaitlyn O.

Intro To Singapore

Yes Singapore is a small country in Southeast Asia but, it is very rich. It is located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore is one big island and more than 50 small countries. The majority of people in Singapore are Chinese but, that is just most.

Slogan: Uniquely Singapore


A small, diamond shaped island, in Southeast Asia. It is about 137 km north of the equator. The size of Singapore is 42 km long and 23 km wide. The highest point of Singapore is Bukit Timah, with a height of 165 m (538 ft) and made up of igneous rock, and granite.
Usually the climate is tropical and humid. The temperature rarely drops below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. In the daytime it usually rises to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity level is an average of 80-85 percent. Singapore has a lot of rainfall. It is a very wet country. There are 4 different seasons in Singapore. They are North-East Monsoon Season (December to March), Pre South-West Monsoon (April to May), South-West Monsoon Season (June to September), and Pre North-East Monsoon (October to November).
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Singapore Beaches

Most of the beaches in Singapore are man-made. One of the oldest naturally existing stretches of beach is at the northern end of Changi Beach.
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Sigapore the Island

Singapore is slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington DC. Singapore has no natural lakes.
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Climate of Singapore

Singapore has a hot and humid climate. Rainfall is almost an everyday thing.

People and Culture

The people born in Singapore are called Singaporeans. There are slightly over 5 million people in Singapore. There are about 77.3% Chinese, 14.1% Malays, 7.3% Indians, and 1.3% people of other descent.It is a country where the three main races are Chinese, Malay, and Indian.
Singaporean culture is best described as a melting pot of mainly Chinese, Indian, British, and Malay cultures, a reflection of its immigrant history. Many Singaporeans though not all, are bilingual Most speak English and another language, most commonly Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil, or Singapore Colloquial English (Singlish).
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One Language of Singapore Chinese Mandarin

The English word "mandarin" originally meant an official of the Chinese empire. There is a question to whether Mandarin is a language or a dialect.
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Chinese Person

About 77% of Singapore's population is Chinese. Chinese Singaporeans are the largest ethnic group in Singapore.
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The Language Malay

Malay originated in Sumatra. It is the national language of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei.
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Malay Girl

About 14% of Singapore's population is Malays. Most Malays in Singapore are immigrants from Indonesia and Malaysia.
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The Tamil Language

Tamil is a national language of Sri Lanka. It is also one of the longest surviving languages.
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Indian Lady

About 7% of Singapore's population is indians. Singapore has one of the largest overseas population of Indians.

Government and Citizenship

There is president but, he/she's role is mainly ceremonial. The cabinet including the prime minister, and other ministers generally directs and controls the government. There are 3 branches of government executive, legislative, and judicial.

You become a citizen of Singapore one of three ways. First is being born in Singapore with at least one Singaporean parent, and second way is being born outside of Singapore to a parent that is a Singaporean citizen, the third is a person can apply for registration as a Singaporean citizen if they have been a permanent resident for 2 years.

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Singapore Government

There is a president who's role is mainly ceremonial. The cabinet (prime minister and ministers) controls the government.
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President of Singapore: Tan Keng Yam Tony

He is a more ceremonial position. The president does not make the decisions.
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Registering for Citizenship

You can apply to be a citizen. Or you can be born in Singapore and have one parent that is a citizen.


Singapore's economy is best described as a mixed economy that strongly supports free market policies however, government involvement is clear and major factors of production such as land, labor, and capital resources. Singapore is the only Asian country to have AAA credit ratings from the 3 major credit rating agency's (as of 2011).
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Singapore's Exports

Singapore's electronic exports rose by 23.3% in February 2012 compared to the same time in 2011 and pharmaceutical exports increased by 44.5% in February 2012 compared to January 2012.
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Great Place to Start a New Economy

Singapore's strong economy continues to increase it's attractiveness as a place to do business. Singapore's economy explained by 10% in the first 3 months of 2012, and it's growth averaged more than 6% for the last 5 years.
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Gambling in Singapore

Singapore is Asia's second largest gaming hub. Singapore has challenged Las Vegas strip for the title of the worlds second biggest gaming center,when revenues hit $5.9 billion in 2011, compared to $6.1 billion for its American counterpart, according to Citigroup.