Singapore is comprised of a single island located in the southern end of Malaysia. It is considered one of the largest and most important financial centers in Southeast Asia and generally the world. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, made up of the mega-city of Singapore and some additional outlying residual vegetation left from the original rainforests of the island. The population is very heterogeneous, including natives and workers from many different origins, although the large majority is either Chinese or Malay. The official languages are English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.
The climate is typified by tropical rainforest weather reaching high temperatures throughout the year, with high humidity levels and torrential amounts of rain – so no need to pack warm clothes.
The night life in Singapore is vibrant and very diverse, including restaurants, bars, museums and other attractions. The Singapore Botanical gardens cover hundreds of acres, including exhibits of rare plant varieties of the Southeast Asian rainforests. The Singapore Zoo covers 280 acres and is considered the best in the world with 20% of its inhabitants endangered animals.
Development of the island began after the British signed an agreement with the natives and began building a port there is 1819. Five years later it became an official UK territory after it was bought from a local sultan. After the 1959 elections it gained its independence and became a sovereign state within the British Commonwealth. Today it is a unitary parliamentary republic, meaning it functions as a free democracy but still retains some totalitarian elements that are strictly defined in regards to law making and civil rights. It is subject to some criticism as these are usually traits associated with weak countries. Surprisingly, the citizens are reasonably happy, its economy is booming, and its legal system fair and generally uncorrupted.For Viewing Singapore in Google Maps - Click Here
Since gaining its independence from the UK, Singapore has underwent a massive and rapid economic overhaul. Today it has a developed, competitive and innovative market and boasts a huge scope of trade. Its port is ranked one of the five largest and busiest in the world, and this miniscule state is ranked 14th in export and 15th in import. Also, its economy relies greatly on large international conglomerates that have local offices and are active there. There is also extensive tourism and a financial industry that is clearly evident in the number of international banks, investment funds, foreign investments and excellent business environment thanks to its location, low taxes, advanced infrastructure, little corruption and skilled work.
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