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Capital: Singapore City
Languages: Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English
Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Taoism
Currency: Singapore Dollar


Singapore is one of the smallest, most density populated and most prosperous countries in the world. Most of the population lives on Singapore Island; the rest inhabit 54 neighbouring islets.

Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles of the British East India Company, and later became a British crown colony. It was incorporated into the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, but an independent Republic. The population of Singapore is composite. The Chinese comprise 77%, Malays 15% and Indian 6%. Lee Kuan Yew was PM for 31 years (1959-90), S.R. Nathan, a Singaporean Indian ethnicity was elected unopposed as the country’s sixth president in August 1999.

The country is an entrepot for Malaysia and other Southeast Asian states. It is one of the world’s largest ports. The chief exports are rubber and tin. Industries include tin smelting, rubber, lumber ship-building, textiles and oil refining (Singapore is the largest oil refining centre in Asia), machinery, chemical products, food, tourism (7.52 m tourists in 2001) and banking, Standards in health, education and housing are high. Only about 1.7% of the total area is used for farming. Most food is imported.

On January 1, 1996, Singapore was graduated to the status of a ‘developed country’ by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In May ’97, the four Asian ‘tigers’ (Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea) were added to the industrialized countries by IMF.

Mission to India:

Singapore High Commission
E-6, Chandragupta Marg,
Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110 021
Tel: 011 - 26885659, 26886506
Fax: 011 – 26886798
Email: singhnd@giasd101.vsnl.net.in
Web:www.mfa.gov.sg/newdelhi

Indian Mission in Singapore:

High Commission of India
“India House”, 31, Grange Road
P.O. Box No 92
Singapore – 912 304
Tel: 00 – 65 – 7376777
Fax: 00 – 65 – 7326909
Email: indiahc@pacific.net.sg
Web: www.embassyofindia.com

Essential Information for Indian Travellers 

Singapore Tourism - Other Tourist Places in Singapore

Family Experiences:
Singapore Flyer  | Singapore Zoo | Night Safari | Jurong Bird Park | Hippo Tours | Duck Tours | Downtown East | Snow City | Singapore River Cruise  Resorts World - SENTOSA Singapore 

Fun Never Ends at Sentosa:
Unique Experiences at Sentosa | Sentosa Luge | Songs of the Sea | Underwater World | Dolphin Lagoon | Fish Reflexology | Sentosa 4D Magix | Images of Singapore | CineBlast 

Enriching Edutainment Activities:
Singapore Discovery Centre | Singapore Science Centre 

Shopping:
Shopping | Global Refund GST Scheme | Premier Tax Free GST Scheme 

Dining:
Dining | Clarke Quay | Tanglin Village and Dempsey Hill | Holland Village | Rochester Park | Chijmes 

Partying:
Partying | Ministry of Sound 

Spas:
Estheva Spa | Spa Botanica | Red, White & Pure 

Events and Festivals:
Events and Festivals 

Other Places

* Ion Orchard - http://www.ionorchard.com
* National Museum Of Singapore - http://www.nationalmuseum.sg
* Singapore Flyer - http://www.singaporeflyer.com
* Bukit Timah Nature Reserve - http://www.visitsingapore.com
* Makansutra Gluttons bay - http://www.makansutra.com
* Resorts World - SENTOSA Singapore - http://www.rwsentosa.com





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