|Currency||Singapore dollar (SGD)|
|Area||712.4 sq km|
|Population||5,076,600 (2010 mid-year est.)|
|Language||English (official), Mandarin Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official)|
|Religion||Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism|
|Electricity||230V/50Hz (British plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC/GMT +8|
Singapore (新加坡) is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.