SINGAPORE


SINGAPORE - Its official name is the Republic of Singapore Singapore, is an island nation off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) North of the equator in South East Asia. The country is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the North, and from the Riau Islands, Indonesia by the Singapore Strait in the South. Singapore is the fourth leading financial centre in the world and a cosmopolitan world city which plays an important role in trade and international finance. The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world.

Singapore has a long history of immigration. A diverse population numbered 5 million, made up of Chinese, Malay, India, a variety of Asian descent, and Kaukasoid. 42% of residents of Singapore are foreigners who work and study there. Foreign workers make up the 50% of the service sector. The country is the second most populous in the world after Monaco. A.t. Kearney call Singapore as the most terglobalisasi in the world in the 2006 Globalization Index.

Before independence in 1965, Singapore was a trading port that varied with the GDP per capita of $ 511, third highest in East Asia at the time. After independence, foreign direct investment and Government efforts to industrialization based on plans of the former Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee Dr. formed the Singapore economy at this time.

Economist Intelligence Unit in its "quality of life Index" put Singapore on the ranking of one the best quality of life in Asia and eleventh in the world. Singapore has foreign exchange reserves of the ninth-largest in the world. The country also has an advanced armed forces.

After its GDP decreases-6.8% in the 4th quarter of 2009, Singapore holds the world's fastest growing economies, with GDP growth of 17.9% in the first half of 2010.

There are some great places to visit in Singapore created, namely:
  • Merlion Statue

Merlion statue is the symbol of the State of Singapore and also became an icon of Singapore. The majority of tourists visiting Singapore many who take photos of those who are on this place as a memento and can also be proof that it's never been to Singapore.

  • China Town

This place can become a shopping paradise for anyone who wants to buy some. This place is also called Glodoknya Singapore market. There are famous places in Chinatown area one is the people's Park and here there is a shopping centre with a very cheap price. It is located in an area that is restricted the way New Bridge Road, Upper Pickering Street, Cantonment Road and South Bridge Road. Interesting places that you can visit is the Smith Street Wet Market, the Temple of Thian Hock Keng, Food Street, and Sri Mariamman Temple.
  • Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island location near Batam. It is a center of various types of entertainment, such as Garden Jaya Ancol Dream when in Jakarta. You can see a wide variety of attractions, entertainment, cuisine, and also a beautiful beach. When the holidays have arrived, many tourists outside or local tourists, as well as locals who come to visit the beaches clean and comfortable that exist on the island. If you want to get around to all of the island's attractions will take that not enough 1 day only.

  • Arab/Kampong Glam

Is a Muslim community centre, which was formerly a place this is just the place for the Quran, the holy book seller songkok, a prayer mat, and textiles. Now that became the main pride of belonging to the Arab Street and Kampong Glam is textiles. You can see the Bal-bal chiffon fabric, silk georgette, cotton and other luxurious fabrics are offered along the sidewalk with a whole range of colour schemes like the Rainbow. This area is also famous for its batik originated from Indonesia and Malaysia. Its location in North Bridge Road. Terdapa is also a Mosque of Sultan (Sultan Mosque) and the Malay Heritage Centre.
  • Haw Par Villa

Is a park which contains multitudes of statues, and there are a lot of Chinese culture. Here you can see a smiling Buddha statue (Laughing Buddha), the Goddest of Mercy (the God of Compassion), and the Ten Courts of Hell. Its location in Pasir Panjang Road.
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