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Singapore, Asia

OVERVIEW
- Singapore is unique. Perched on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, just one degree south of the Equator, Singapore’s very existence is based upon its location. This has shaped the city’s growth; its relationship with the environment; its politics and its people.

Singapore is vibrant and alive. This melting pot is a great example for the rest of the world. Cultural diversity is celebrated while there’s also a strong sense of identity and vision. This is good considering Singapore is the second most densely populated city in the world. It is clean, cultured and very cosmopolitan.  And of course it has some of the best shopping in the world. 

POPULATION
- 4,000,000
Land Area: 264  square miles

LANGUAGES
- English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil

RELIGION
- Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Taoist, Hindu

CURRENCY
- Singapore Dollar (S$)
Notes come in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000 and 10,000. Coins come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and SGD 1.

Money can be changed wherever a “Licensed Money Changer” sign is displayed. They can be found in most shopping centers, and do not charge service fees. Most shops accept foreign cash and travellers cheques with rates. Most banks handle travelers cheques and change foreign currencies. Exchange rates at banks tend to vary and some will charge a service fee on each exchange transaction.


ELECTRICITY
- 230V 50HzHz, plug with three-pin,
square-shaped type


WEATHER -
Average annual temperature: 31°C (88°F) to 23°C (75°F) November to January are the wettest months.