Expatriation and Immigration in Singapore

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Singapore


Total Population: 4,987,600
Annual Growth Rate: 3.0%
Density: 6,943 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 100.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Singapore is a single city State. (-).
Ethnic Origins: Chinese 75%, Malays 13,7%, Indians 8,7%, Others 2,6% (Year 2007)
Official Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil.
Other Languages Spoken: Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, Other Chinese dialects.
Business Language(s): English is the most common language used and is the language which unites the different ethnic groups and business together.
Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity and others like Jews, Sikhs, Jains, etc.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Singapour

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Country Overview

Area: 700 km²
Type of State: Singapore is a republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
South-east Asia's hi-tech and wealthy city-state. Based on banking and financial services; shipyards and oil refining; leading world port in tonnes of goods transported.
HDI*: 0.846/1
HDI (World Rank): 27/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Singapore, Dial 001
To Make a Call to Singapore, Dial +65
Internet Suffix: .sg
Computers: 74.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 40.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 69.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 238,710 263,155 319,780 245,785 310,791
Exports of Goods (million USD) 271,807 299,308 338,176 269,833 351,867
Imports of Services (million USD) 64,938 74,405 87,202 79,117 96,067
Exports of Services (million USD) 66,078 84,824 99,002 93,245 111,736

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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