Singapore- Essay

Only available on StudyMode
  • Topic: Singapore, Cabinet of Singapore, Government of Singapore
  • Pages : 22 (6459 words )
  • Download(s) : 294
  • Published : April 25, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
SINGAPORE

Table of Contents
Introduction3-4
The Education in Singapore5
School grades6
Top Universities 7
Scholarship 8
Government Scholarship9
Private funds9
The government of Singapore10-11
Ministries and responsibilities of ministers12
Culture and truism 13-15
language16
religion16-19
art20-21
The economy in Singapore21-22
budgeting and planning22
Labor23
Foreign labor23
Trading partner24
Currency, trade and investment regulation 25
Financial Center Development25
Singapore’s GDP and import and export 26-28
The Environment of Singapore 28
Climate overview28-29
Singapore’s Geography29
Conclusion30
References31

Introduction
Republic of Singapore is a Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. In Sanskrit, the name of the country means "Lion City". It is made up of made up of 63 islands which has land area of 693 sq. kilometres. The country is highly urbanised with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation.Singapore is the world's fourth leading financial centre, and its port is one of the five busiest ports in the world.

The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824 and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese in World War II, Singapore declared independence, uniting with other former British territories to form Malaysia in 1963, although it was separated from Malaysia two years later, Since then it has had a massive increase in wealth, and is one of the Four Asian Tigers. Singapore is one of the five founding members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN); the country is also the host of the APEC Secretariat, and a member of the East Asia Summit, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Commonwealth. The population is highly diverse; the majority are Chinese with almost 75% of the total population, while Malays and Indians forming significant minorities.As of 2011, the population of Singapore is 5.18 million people, of whom 3.25 million (63%) are citizens while the rest (37%) are permanent residents or foreign workers. Twenty-three percent of Singaporean citizens were born outside Singapore. The total fertility rate is estimated to be 0.78 children per woman in 2012, the lowest in the world. Overcome this problem, the Singapore government has been encouraging foreigners to immigrate to Singapore for the past few decades. The large number of immigrants has kept Singapore's population from declining. Reflecting this diversity, the country has four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil.

Native Languages of Singaporeans|
Language | % of first language speakers |
Chinese| 49.9%|
English | 32.3%|
Malay| 12.2%|
Tamil | 3.3%|

The average household size is 3.5 persons. Due to scarcity of land, four out of five Singaporeans live in subsidised, high-rise, public housing apartments known as Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats, after the board responsible for public housing in the country. Currency of Singapore is Dollars (SGD). Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 23 to 32 °C. April and May are the hottest months, with the wetter monsoon season from November to January.From July to October, there is often haze caused by bush fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

The Education in Singapore
Education in Singapore is managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE),[3] which controls the development and administration of state schools receiving government funding, but also has an advisory and supervisory role in respect of private schools. For both private and state schools, there are variations in the extent of independence in their program, scope of government aid and funding, tuition burden on the students, and admission...
tracking img