Singapore

What is Singapore known for?


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; The Empire State Building is struck by lightning on average 23 times each year, and was once struck 8 times in 24 minutes. Uman (1986), chapter 6, page 47 Some political parties use lightning flashes as a symbol of power, such as the People's Action Party in Singapore and the British Union of Fascists during the 1930s. The Schutzstaffel, the secret police of the Nazi Party, used the Sig (rune) Sig rune

by a Short Historical and Statistical Account of Hok-Këèn; a Treatise on the Orthography of the ... Dialect, etc. location Macao publisher Printed at the Honorable East India Company's Press by G.J. Steyn and Brother year 1832 page 481, col. 1 quote and is used in Malaysia and Singapore to refer to white people. The epithet is sometimes rendered as ''ang mo kui

The Straits Times (Life!) date 5 November 2004 page 5 quote As an 'ang moh' who has lived here for over six years, I hope more people will realise just how offensive the term is. postscript Others, however, maintain it is acceptable. For instance,


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percent Buddhist (Buddhism in Singapore) orange 34 Buddhism (Buddhism in Singapore) is the most widely practised religion

;method part&segid 931158659-000167#931158659-000174 accessdate 22 April 2006 and it is a codified constitution. The '''telecommunication infrastructure of Singapore''' spans the entire city-state. Its development level is high, with close accessibility to the infrastructure from nearly all inhabited parts of the island and for all of the population, with exceptions. As of 1998, there were almost 55 million phone lines in Singapore, close to 47 million of which

; Penang with 650,000 (2005), Jakarta with 528,300 (2010 census), the New York City Metropolitan Area (New York metropolitan area) with 665,714 and the San Francisco Bay Area with 562,355 (2009),


water theme

: www.wildwildwet.com Wild Wild Wet ''' water theme park or the '''Adventure Cove Waterpark (Singapore Sentosa#Resorts World Sentosa)''' and get yourself wet with various exciting water slides and tidal wave pools. For those who don't like pools, head out to the beaches. The '''East Coast Park (Singapore East Coast)''' has a scenic coastline that stretches over 15 km. It's a popular getaway spot for Singaporeans to swim, cycle, barbeque and engage in various other sports and activities. '''Sentosa island (Singapore Sentosa)''' also has three white, sandy beaches - Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach - each with its own distinct characteristics, and also very popular with locals. Water sports Besides more regular water sports such as water skiing, wake boarding, windsurfing and canoeing, Singapore also offers water sports fans trendy activities such as cable-skiing and wave surfing in specially created environments. Snow sports While obviously not the best place on earth for skiing, sunny Singapore still has a permanent indoor snow centre. Snow City offers visitors a chance to experience winter. Visitors can escape from the hot and humid tropical weather to play in snow or even learn to ski and snowboard with certified professional instructors. Buy Currency The Singaporean currency is the '''Singapore dollar''', abbreviated '''SGD''', '''S$''' or just '''$''' (as used throughout this guide), divided into 100 cents. There are coins of $0.05 (gold), $0.10 (silver), $0.20 (silver), $0.50 (silver) and $1 (gold), plus notes of $2 (purple), $5 (green), $10 (red), $50 (blue), $100 (orange), $1,000 (purple) and $10,000 (gold). Along with its Brunei counterpart, the SGD10,000 banknote has the largest intrinsic value of any banknote in current circulation (valued at USD7,840 in September 2014). Although Singapore itself is squeaky clean, it will cease to be printed in October 2014 because it facilitates bribery and corruption in neighbouring countries such as Indonesia. The Brunei dollar is pegged at par with the Singapore dollar and the two currencies can be used interchangeably in both countries, so don't be too surprised if you get a Brunei note as change. You can safely assume that the "$" sign used in the island-nation refers to SGD unless it includes other initials (e.g., US$ or USD to stand for US dollar). '''Currency exchange''' booths can be found in every shopping mall and usually offer better rates, better opening hours, and much faster service than banks. The huge 24 hr operation at Mustafa in Little India (Singapore Little India) accepts almost any currency at very good rates, as do the fiercely competitive small shops at the aptly named Change Alley next to Raffles Place MRT. For large amounts, ask for a quote, as it will often get you a better rate than displayed on the board. Rates at the airport are not as good as in the city, and while many department stores accept major foreign currencies, their rates are often terrible. Banking Singapore is one of the largest financial centres in the region, so there are numerous banks to choose from. Partly due to strong banking secrecy laws and the fact that interest paid on bank deposits is not taxable in Singapore, Singaporean banks are increasingly seen as an alternative to Swiss (Switzerland) banks for the world's richest people to stash their assets. Opening a bank account is a straightforward process and there are no restrictions on foreigners owning a bank account in Singapore. The largest local banks in Singapore are '''United Overseas Bank (UOB)''', '''DBS Bank''' and '''Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC Bank)'''. Major foreign banks that have a large presence in Singapore include '''HSBC''', '''Standard Chartered Bank''' and '''Citibank'''. '''ATMs''' are ubiquitous in Singapore and '''credit cards''' are widely accepted. The most widely accepted credit cards in Singapore are Visa and MasterCard, and many shops also accept American Express. Discover, JCB and China UnionPay cards are also accepted in most shops that primarily cater to tourists, though they are typically not accepted in shops catering to a more local clientele. Although credit card surcharges are not allowed in Singapore, many merchants get around this rule by offering discounts over the listed price if you pay in cash. Travellers cheques are generally ''not'' accepted by retailers, but can be cashed at most exchange booths and banks. eZ-Link and Nets Flash Pay cards are accepted in some convenience stores and fast food chains. Tipping Tipping is generally ''not'' practised in Singapore, and is officially frowned upon by the government; however, it is common for restaurants to levy a 10% service charge before GST, the local goods and services tax. Restaurants often display prices like $19.99++, which means that service charge (10%) and sales tax (7%) are not included and will be added to your bill; in most restaurants the employees never actually receive this service charge. When you see NETT, it means it includes all taxes and service charges. Bellhops still expect $2 or so per bag. Taxis will usually return your change to the last cent, or round in your favour if they can't be bothered to dig for change; congestion or Electronic Road Pricing charges are often already included in the final fare. All taxis must advertise a hotline to call if the customer feels dissatisfied. Tipping is prohibited at the airport. Costs Singapore is expensive by Asian standards, but affordable compared with OECD countries: $50 is a perfectly serviceable daily backpacker budget if you are willing to cut some corners, though you would probably wish to double that for comfort. Food in particular is a steal, with excellent hawker food available for under $5 for a generous serving. Accommodation is a little pricier, but a bed in a hostel can cost less than $20, an average mid-range hotel in the city centre would typically cost anywhere from $100–300 per night for a basic room, and the most luxurious hotels on the island (except maybe the Raffles) can cost $300 after discounts during the off-peak season. As rough rules of thumb, prices in Singapore are about twice as high as in Malaysia and Thailand and 3-5 times as high as in Indonesia and the Philippines. Shopping Commons:Category:Singapore Wikipedia:Singapore Dmoz:Regional Asia Singapore


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composed by A. R. Rahman and lyrics penned by Vairamuthu. The song "Shakalaka Baby" was re-edited by A. R. Rahman and featured on the hit international musical production ''Bombay Dreams'', which ran in Europe and North America from 2002 to 2005. This version was also released as a single. A Mandarin Chinese (Mandarin language) remix of the track sung by Singaporean singer Kelly Poon was featured in her album ''In the Heart of the World'' (2007


low light

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offering traditional

, prices aren't as rock-bottom as in neighbours Indonesia and Thailand, and you'll generally be looking at upwards of $50 even for a plain one-hour massage. Premium spas can be found in most 5 star hotels and on Orchard (Singapore Orchard), and Sentosa (Singapore Sentosa)'s Spa Botanica also has a good reputation. There are also numerous shops offering traditional Chinese massage, which are mostly legitimate. The less legitimate "health centres" have been shut down. Traditional Asian


classical written

, in contrast to Classical Chinese, the written standard (written language) used from the Spring and Autumn Period to the early twentieth century. "The centuries-old three-way opposition between classical written Chinese, vernacular written Chinese, and vernacular spoken Chinese represents an instance of diglossia." (Jacob Mey, ''Concise encyclopedia of pragmatics'', Elsevier, 1998:221. ISBN 978-0-08-042992-2.) A written vernacular based on Mandarin


gold abundance

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; The Empire State Building is struck by lightning on average 23 times each year, and was once struck 8 times in 24 minutes. Uman (1986), chapter 6, page 47 Some political parties use lightning flashes as a symbol of power, such as the People's Action Party in Singapore and the British Union of Fascists during the 1930s. The Schutzstaffel, the secret police of the Nazi Party, used the Sig (rune) Sig rune

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Singapore

'''Singapore''' ( Singapore is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to the south. The country is highly urbanised, and little of the original vegetation remains. The country's territory has consistently expanded through land reclamation.

The islands were settled in the second century AD and subsequently belonged to a series of local empires. Modern Singapore was founded (Founding of modern Singapore) in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the East India Company with permission from the Johor Sultanate. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824, and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese (Japanese occupation of Singapore) during World War II, Singapore became independent from the United Kingdom in 1963 and united with other former British territories to form Malaysia, from which it was expelled two years later through a unanimous act of parliament. Since then, Singapore has developed rapidly, earning recognition as one of the Four Asian Tigers.

Singapore is one of the world's major commercial hubs, with the fourth-biggest financial centre and one of the five busiest ports (World's busiest port). Its globalised and diversified economy depends heavily on trade, especially manufacturing, which represented 26 percent of Singapore's GDP in 2005. In terms of purchasing power parity, Singapore has the third-highest per capita income (List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita) in the world but high income inequality (List of countries by income equality). It places highly in international rankings (International rankings of Singapore) with regard to education, healthcare, and economic competitiveness. Approximately 5.4 million people live in Singapore (June 2013), of which approximately two million are foreign-born. While Singapore is diverse, ethnic Asians predominate: 75 percent of the population is Chinese (Chinese Singaporean), with significant minorities of Malays (Malays in Singapore), Indians (Indians in Singapore), and Eurasians (Eurasians in Singapore). There are four official languages, English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil, and the country promotes multiculturalism through a range of official policies.

Singapore is a unitary multiparty parliamentary republic, with a Westminster system of unicameral (Unicameralism) parliamentary government. The People's Action Party has won every election since self-government began in 1959. The dominance of the PAP, coupled with a low level of press freedom (Press Freedom Index) and suppressed civil liberties and political rights (Freedom in the World), has led to Singapore being classified as a semi-authoritarian regime (Democracy Index). One of the five founding members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore is also the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat, and a member of the East Asia Summit, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations). Singapore's rapid development has given it significant influence in global affairs, leading some analysts to identify it as a middle power. Loo BF (2005) Transforming Singapore's Military Security Landscape: Problems and Prospects, ''allacademic'' Tan ATH (1999) Singapore's Defence: Capabilities, Trends, and Implications, ''questia''

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