General Info About Singapore

Flag of Singapore


Motto:

Majulah Singapura (Malay)
(English: "Onward, Singapore")


Anthem:

Majulah Singapura
(English: "Onward, Singapore")


Coat of Arms of Singapore

(National Seal of Singapore)


Official languages

English | Malay | Mandarin | Tamil


Government

President

Mdm Halimah Yacob


Prime Minister


Mr Lee Hsien Loong


Area

725.7 km2 (280.2 sq mi)
Land 98.57% | Water 1.43%
Coastline 193 km (120 mi)

Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor and from Indonesia by the Singapore Strait.


Population

2019 estimate: 5,703,600
Density 7,804/km 2(20,212.3/sq mi)


Currency

Singapore Dollar (SGD | S$)

Coins: $1 | 50 cent | 20 cent | 10 cent | 5 cent | 1 cent
Banknotes: $1 | $2 | $5 | $10 | $50 | $100 | $500 | $1,000 | $10,000


Time Zone

UTC+8 (Singapore Standard Time)


Date Format

dd/mm/yyyy


Mains Electricity

230 V–50 Hz


Driving Side

left

FIND MORE DETAILS ABOUT DRIVING IN SINGAPORE


Calling code

+65


Internet TLD

.sg


ISO 3166 code

SG


Islands

63 islands

Check out a complete list of Islands in Singapore


Coordinates

1°17′N 103°50′E


Climate

Tropical rainforest climate | 23 to 32 °C (73 to 90 °F)
Monsoon season from November to February


Districts of Singapore

Singapore has 28 districts which are divided into 5 regions:

Find more details on Districts of Singapore


Foreign relations

Singapore maintains diplomatic relations with 189 countries, although it does not maintain a high commission or embassy in many of those countries. It is a member of :

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)


The Commonwealth


The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA)


The Non-Aligned Movement


The United Nations


Military

The Singaporean military, arguably the most technologically advanced in Southeast Asia. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has three services:

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)

SAF Careers Centre, CMPB, 3 Depot Road, Singapore 109680

The Singapore Army

3 Depot Road, #01-66, Singapore 109680


Airports

Public Airports:

Singapore Changi Airport

Airport Blvd, Singapore 018956

Check out Changi Airport AIRLINE INFORMATION

Seletar Airport

21 Seletar Aerospace Road 1, Singapore 797405


Military Air Bases

Changi Air Base (East)

317 Tanah Merah Coast Rd, Singapore 498820

Changi Air Base (West)

508 Cranwell Road, Singapore 509863

Paya Lebar Air Base

Paya Lebar, Singapore

Sembawang Air Base (helicopter base)

Sembawang Road, Singapore 758534

Tengah Air Base

Western Water Catchment, 760 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 699806


Military airstrips

Pulau Sudong Airport (island airport)

Pulau Sudong, Singapore


Former Airports:

Kallang Airport (Closed 1955)

9 Kallang Airport Way, Singapore 397750

Check out more details about all 9 Airports of Singapore


Seaports:

Changi Ferry Terminal

30 Changi Ferry Rd, Singapore 499675

Changi Point Ferry Terminal

51 Lor Bekukong, Singapura 499172

Harbourfront Centre

1 Maritime Square, Singapore 099253

Jurong Fishery Port

Fishery Port Rd, Singapore 619742

Keppel Harbour

Keppel Island

Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore

61 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018947

Marina South Pier

1 Marina Coastal Dr, Singapore 018988

Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal

55 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118810

Serangoon Harbour

Between Singapore and Pulau Ubin

Singapore Cruise Centre

1 Maritime Square, Singapore 099253

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

50 Tanah Merah Ferry Rd, Singapore 498833


Ferries to Singapore:

Batam Fast

Bintan Resort Ferries

Horizon Ferry

Indo Falcon Shipping & Travel

Majestic Fast Ferry

Sindo Ferry


Public Transport

MRT & LRT

As of January 2020, the MRT network encompasses 203 kilometres of route on standard gauge, with 122 stations in operation, spread across six lines set in a circle-radial topolog and with an average daily ridership of 3.384 million in 2019.

The network is expected to double to a total length of almost 400 kilometres by 2040 as a result of ongoing expansion works to its six existing lines and the construction of three new lines.

The network is complemented by a small number of local Light Rail Transit (LRT) networks in the suburban towns of Bukit Panjang, Sengkang, and Punggol that link MRT stations with HDB public housing estates, bringing the combined length of the domestic heavy and light rail network to 231.6 kilometres, with a total of 159 stations in operation.

CHECK OUT A DETAILED LIST INCLUDING ALL MRT & LRT STATIONS 


Bus system

Public bus services are operated by four operators under LTA’s Bus Contracting Model. LTA issues licenses to both public and private bus operators to operate bus services and regulates bus advertising.

Public buses form a significant part of public transport in Singapore, with over 4.0 million rides taken per day on average as of 2018. There are more than 370 scheduled bus services, operated by SBS Transit, SMRT Buses, Tower Transit Singapore, and Go-Ahead Singapore. The newest bus operator, Go-Ahead Singapore started operation on 4 September 2016. There are also around 5,800 buses currently in operation.

FIND MORE DETAILS ON PUBLIC BUSES IN SINGAPORE


Taxi

Taxis or private hire cars offer all-hours convenience and door-to-door comfort.

In Singapore, you can flag a taxi along the street or at designated taxi stands, or book a ride anytime via mobile apps.

FIND OUT ALL ABOUT GETTING A RIDE, FARES & PAYMENT METHODS, TAXI OPERATORS AND LIST OF APPS ON  TAXIS & PRIVATE HIRE IN SINGAPORE


Bicycle

Singapore boasts a well-connected network of cycling paths, and you can rent shared bicycles from licensed operators.

Guidelines for cycling in Singapore here.

Cycling Path Map


APPS

Use of applications has become mainstream, from calling a taxi,  other public transportation apps and apps to find a job.

If you wish to live in Singapore, we recommend that you install this handy application for added convenience and reliability. Find out about the Apps on:

Bus

Job Platform apps

MRT Apps

Taxi Operator


Tourism

Find more details about tourism in Singapore

General Info and Lists of everything in Singapore

LIST OF VISITOR CENTRES IN SINGAPORE

List of Parks in Singapore

Marina Bay Singapore

Sentosa

Tourism Calender in Singapore


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