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Country Name

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore.


Singapore is located in southeastern Asia.

Singapore is bordered by Malaysia to the north,

and the Singapore Strait.




The reason for naming the country

The name of Singapore comes of the native Malay name for the country, Singapura, which was in turn derived from the Sanskrit word for lion city "Siṃhapura" literally  means "lion city"; siṃha means "lion", Pura means "city" or "fortress".


The Flag of Singapore was adopted on 3 December 1959.

The flag consists of two horizontal stripes with red & white colors,

on the left side of the upper red stripe a symbol of a crescent facing the

fly and a pentagon of five stars.

The red color represents unity, equality, and a sense of brotherhood

among all citizens of Singapore

The white color represents virtue and purity,

the crescent represents the young nation of Singapore on the rise & Islam

The five stars represents  the ideals of equality, democracy, progress, peace, and justice



Singapore is a multi-ethnic nation with no religion claiming an absolute majority.

Buddhism is the most widely practised religion in Singapore,

The next-most practised religion is Christianity, followed by Islam, Taoism, and Hinduism.


Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil.

English is the lingua franca and the main language used in business, government, law, and education.

Malay was designated as a national language by the Singaporean government after independence from Britain in the 1960s to avoid friction with Singapore's Malay-speaking neighbors of Malaysia and Indonesia.

Mandarin is one of the major languages spoken in Singapore, It is important to note that most of people who speak Mandarin are the Chinese Singaporeans.

Tamil language is written using the Tamil Script, and is widely used by the Indians who live in Singapore. 


Singapore dollar (S$) (SGD)

Time Zone

+08:00 GMT. 

Singapore dollar

Government Regime

Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic


The climate in Singapore is equatorial, hot, humid, and rainy throughout the year.
The temperature in Singapore is quite similar since it only varies by a few degrees between the coolest and the warmest months. The minimum temperature ranges from 23 °C (73 °F) in December and January to 25 °C (77 °F) in May and June, while the maximum ranges from 30 °C (86 °F) in December and January to 32 °C (90 °F) in April and May.
The best time to visit Singapore in January, February, June, July & August:

February is the sunniest, and there are "only" 12 days with rain on average. 

January and February, are less rainy and are not muggy.

After the hot period from March to early June, July and August are also fine.

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