Description about Map :-Singapore is spread over total area of 683 sq km. The map of Singapore clearly defines the geographical and political contours of the country. Apart from indicating the climatic condition, the Singapore map provides detailed information on major places of tourist destinations and prominent cities of the country. The Republic of Singapore holds a population of 4,430,000. The Singapore travel guide provides the tourists with a comprehensive list of notable places of tourist attractions. Chinese and Japanese Garden, Mandai Orchid Gardens, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Fort Canning Park and Singapore Botanic Gardens are some of the major tourist attractions of the Country.
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English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil serve as the official languages of Singapore.
Independence, Republic and Government
Singapore was originally a part of the Sumatran Srivijaya Empire. Later, Sultanate of Johor, Portuguese and Dutch powers established their dominance here. In the 19th century, it came under British rule. It gained independence on 31 August 1963 and merged with Malaysia, the following month. In 1965 Singapore broke away from Malaysian Federation and soon became a republic.
Prime Minister is the leader of the government of Singapore. The President is the ceremonial Head of the State. General suffrage decides the fate of the Presidential candidates. People's Action Party (PAP) is the main political party of Singapore. Parliament of Singapore is the legislative wing of the country. The maximum number of seats in Parliament is 96. The Supreme Court is the highest judicial bench of Singapore. Current President of Singapore is S.R. Nathan, while the Prime Minister is Lee Hsien Loong.
Top Cities of Singapore
Singapore is a city state, with Singapore being the sole city as well as the country. Let's have a look at it.
- City of Singapore: City of Singapore is the capital of the city-state. It has a world-famous sea-port. Singapore is also known as the 'Lion city' and the 'Garden city'. It houses a substantial number of foreign entrepreneurs. Electronics, refined petroleum, chemical products, machines and medicines are some major productions of this city. City of Singapore is famous for wafer production. It is a world-famous tourism center.
Culture and Heritage
Culture and heritage of Singapore is a collage of several countries' essence. The amalgamation of Chinese, Indian, Malayan and European colors can be perceived here. Chinese New Year, Buddhist Vesak Day, Muslim Eid ul-Fitr, and Hindu Diwali paint eventful calendar of Singapore. The folk traditions have formed the ethnic musical world of Singapore. Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is the main bastion of performing arts. It hosts the National Day Parade to commemorate independence.
Singapore is an attractive land of both natural treasures and modern wonders. The Merlion (statue with head of a lion and body of a fish) is the emblem of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Apart from this statue, some other major attractions of the tourism of Singapore include:
Facts about Singapore
Official Name:Republic of Singapore
Capital & Largest City:Singapore
Area:697 sq km
Population:5,353,494 (2012 Est.)
Form of Government:Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
Head of State:President Tony Tan Keng Yam
Head of Government:Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
National Day:9 August (Independence from Malaysian Federation in 1965)
Currency:Singapore dollar (SGD)
GDP (PPP):$314.9 billion (2011 Est.)
Official languages:English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil