Top tip: Careful what you drop on the floor
Singapore consists of 63 islands at the Southern tip of the Malaysian peninsular. The main island is widely known as Singapore Island but also as Pulau Ujong. There are ongoing land reclamation projects, which have so far increased Singapore’s land area by over 125 square kilometres.
Singapore enjoys warm and fairly humid summer temperatures throughout the year (approximately 30°C/ 86°F during the day and 23°C/ 74°F in the evening). There is no distinct wet/dry season. Most rain falls during the northeast monsoon (November to January) and showers are usually sudden and heavy.
Facts and Figures
|Area||659.9 sq km (254.8 sq miles).|
|Population||5,076,700 (2011 estimate)|
|Language||The four official languages are Malay (the national language), English, Chinese (Mandarin) and Tamil. Most Singaporeans are bilingual and speak English, which is used for business and administration.|
|Religion||Taoist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim.|
|Time||GMT + 8|
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