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Worldworx Travel Features: Singapore

Singapore: Republic of Singapore
Singapore: Republic of Singapore
Capital
: Singapore
Population: 4,452,732
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
Languages: Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official), English (official)
Religions: Buddhist (Chinese), Muslim (Malays), Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Taoist, Confucianist
Borders: 0 km

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Singapore is an Island and is situated at the foot of Peninsula Malaysia. One of the things that impresses most visitors to Singapore is its cleanliness and above all, its law and order. It is hardly surprising to know that there are fines for all sorts of crimes and Singapore is often referred to as the �Fine City�. The streets are very clean, as is the public transport system (buses, MRT � Mass Rapid Transport & LRT � Light Rapid Transport). The MRT is a metro and the LRT is a skyrail, connecting the suburbs to the main city of Singapore. Singapore is another of the great affluent economic city-states of Asia and Singaporeans are very proud of this fact and it shows. The island is very small and comprises only 692.7 sq km and this makes access to all of Singapore�s main tourist attractions very easy.

There is a diverse amount of different cultures in Singapore and with those people come religion and temples. As with Georgetown, Penang, one can find Hindu temples, Mosques and Chinese temples in just about any part of Singapore. The diversity in the temples perhaps pays testament to the fact that Singapore really is s nation of mixed nationalities and like Malaysia, each unique culture seems to blend into harmony with the next. The British once ruled here and Colonial Singapore still exists in the shape of typically British buildings that stick out amidst a rapidly growing new commercial centre.

Singapore is one of the most successful economic tigers in the whole of Asia. Much of the economy is represented by banking, insurance and manufacturing. Farming is non-existent due to the island's size. The industries of Singapore include electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products and ship repair. Singapore's largest export partner is Malaysia. The national unit of currency is the Singapore Dollar.

The climate is tropical, hot and humid year-round with an average annual daily temperature of 30�C. The northeast monsoon lasts from December to March and the southwest monsoon runs from June to September. 

 
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