Singapore is both a country and a city with 4.5 million people and four official languages: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English. Malay is the national language and English is the language of business. The standard of living in Singapore is among the highest in Asia, with state-of-the-art facilities for education, shopping, sports, and recreation. It has a diverse population of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasian, and other ethnic groups. One cannot help but notice how clean and green the country is and how friendly the locals are to visitors. These observations may be attributed to social campaigns like the Courtesy Campaign, Keep Singapore Clean, and Keep Singapore Green.
With no natural resources of its own, Singapore has leveraged its strategic location as a trading hub, adhered to an open market economy, and focused on manufacturing while investing heavily in education. By the 1990s, the country had become one of the world’s most prosperous nations with the highest per capita gross domestic product in Asia outside of Japan. The Port of Singapore is the busiest in the world, surpassing Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Why Study Abroad in Singapore?
With no natural resources to draw from, Singapore has invested heavily in all levels of education to drive its successful economy.
such as Little India, Chinatown, and Malay Village give a flavor of the culture, diversity, and history of Singapore.
English is an official language, making it easy to get around and live in Singapore.
Singapore enjoys a strategic location that serves as a hub for exploring the Southeast Asia.
With a thriving arts and cultural scene, Singapore features top artists from all over the world.
Quick Facts about Singapore:
Population: 4.5 million
Area: 255 square miles (660 sq km)
Currency: The unit of currency is Singapore Dollar (SGD). USD $1 is roughly equivalent to $1.5 SGD.
Distance to Singapore: New York to Singapore: 9,525 miles (15,320 km); Los Angeles to Singapore: 8,774 miles (14,120 km)
Language: Malay is the national language and English is the language of business and administration.
Economic profile: Main industries include: electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade.
Learn more about why Singapore is a great destination for study abroad at Uniquely Singapore.
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