Singapore

Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population.

Singapore is a thriving global financial hub and described as one of Asia's economic "tigers". It is also renowned for its conservatism and strict local laws and the country prides itself on its stability and security.

About Singapore

Country flag
Short Name
SGP
Capital
Singapore
Language
English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Population
4,608,167
Area
707.1 km²
Calling Code
+65

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Singapore National Olympic Council
NOC President
Recognition Year
1948
Address
3 Stadium Drive, #01-02, Singapore 397630

Sports

Singaporeans participate in a wide variety of sports for recreation as well as for competition.

Popular sports include football, basketball, cricket, rugby union, swimming, badminton, and cycling.

Public residential areas usually provide amenities like swimming pools, outdoor spaces (football, basketball courts, running tracks) and indoor sport centres, with facilities for badminton, squash, table tennis, gymnastics, indoor basketball and volleyball. 

Joseph Isaac Schooling won Singapore first gold medal in the 100m butterfly at the 2016 Olympics, attaining Singapore's first-ever Olympic medal in swimming.His winning time of 50.39 seconds is a National, Southeast Asian, Asian and Olympic record.

Climate

Having a tropical rainforest climate means that Singapore has little to distinguish its seasons, although June and July are the hottest months with the monsoon season occurring in November and December.

The country sees high humidity (90% in the morning and 60% in the afternoon), plentiful rain and temperatures range from 22 °C to 34 °C throughout the year.

It has been known for the humidity levels to reach 100% during the heavier, more prolonged rains.

Religion

Buddhist, Muslim, Christians and others

Culture

The culture of Singapore is a combination of Asian and European cultures. Influenced by Malay, South Asian, East Asian, and Eurasian cultures, Singaporehas been dubbed as a country where "East meets West", "Easy Asia" and "Garden city".

Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interaction among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island.

The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.

 

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