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History:


Although Singapore's history goes as far back as the 14th century, the Singapore we know from today to take shape after Sir Stamford Raffles landed here on January 29, 1819. On behalf of the East India Company, Sir Raffles authorised a treaty with Sultan Hussein Shah to develop the southern part of Singapore. Thereafter Singapore came under British rule in 1926 when another treaty was signed with the Sultan. In 1869 the Suez Canal was opened year, Singapore became a significant port of call for ships traveling between Europe and East Asia leading to greater prosperity.


As fallout from World War II, Singapore fell into the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army in 1942. The Japanese occupation lasted until 1945, when they went to the Allies. After their surrender, the British again took control of Singapore. In 1959, Singapore held its first election. In 1963, Singapore merged with the Federation of Malaya, Sarawak and North Borneo to form Malaysia. However, this merger was short-lived and Singapore became an independent, sovereign and democratic nation on August 9, 1965. The December 22, 1965, Singapore became an independent republic.


Climate


Singapore has an equatorial climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures range from 22 to 34 ° C (71.6 to 93.2 ° F).


May and June are the hottest months, while November and December are the wet monsoon season. However, there is rainfall throughout the year. From August to October, it is often haze, sometimes severe enough to prompt public health warnings, due to bushfires in neighboring Indonesia.


Culture


Because of its diverse immigrant population and, background, Singaporean culture has often been described as a mix of cultures - British, Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan. Foreigners also represent 42% of the population in Singapore and they play an important role in influencing Singaporean culture.


Population


Singapore is home to millions of Chinese people, Malaysian and Indians. The country has a multiracial society with the current population of about Census 201 5.183.700 (3,257,000 of which are citizens of Singapore). Home to the busiest port in the world and the 3rd largest financial trading center in Singapore was ranked as the most preferred destination in terms of quality of life.


Singapore was ranked as the most preferred destination for Asian expatriates in terms of quality of life.

Some Facts


CAPITAL: Singapore 
CURRENCY: Singapore dollar ($) (SGD)
 
LANGUAGE: Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), Tamil and English
 
TIME DIFFERENCE: 2 hours 30 minutes ahead of ISI
CALLING CODE: +65

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