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  Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Singapore, formally the Republic of Singapore (Malay: Republik Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡共和国, Pinyin: Xīnjiāpō Gònghéguó; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு, Ciŋkappūr Kudiyarasu), is an island city-state and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.
Singapore was expelled from the federation on 7 August 1965 after heated ideological conflict developed between the state government formed by PAP and the Federal government in Kuala Lumpur.
The taxable GST was increased to 4% in 2003 and to 5% in 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singapore   (5953 words)

 Singapore - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is separated from Indonesia to the south by the Singapore Strait and from Malaysia to the north by the Johore Strait.
Singapore has remained in the Commonwealth of Nations, and it joined the United Nations in 1965; it was one of the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1967.
Singapore experienced steady economic growth and diversification during his tenure, but the country was criticized internationally during the 1980s and 1990s for severe treatment of political dissidents and a harsh system of justice.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Singapor.asp   (1853 words)

 Singapore History: from the early beginnings to the colonial era
Thus the Lion City was born, and today the symbol of the merlion - a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish - is a reminder of Singapore's early connections to this legend and the seas.
Later, Singapore became a trading outpost of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Srivijaya, which had its centre in Palembang, Sumatra, and influenced the region from the 7th to the 10th centuries.
In the 13th century, Srivijaya was overshadowed by the rise of Islam, and Singapore came under the influence of the Muslim empire of Malacca.
www-singapore.com /singaporehistory   (871 words)

 Singapore (09/05)
Singapore is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Although Singapore's history dates from the 11th century, the island was little known to the West until the 19th century, when in 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles arrived as an agent of the British East India Company.
Singapore's efforts to maintain economic growth and political stability and its support for regional cooperation harmonize with U.S. policy in the region and form a solid basis for amicable relations between the two countries.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2798.htm   (3481 words)

 Singapore Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Singapore is located in south-east Asia at the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula, between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Singapore is an island with 193 km of coastline.
The Singapore flag consists of two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; near the hoist side of the red band, there is a vertical, white crescent (closed portion is toward the hoist side) partially enclosing five white five-pointed stars arranged in a circle.
sunsite.nus.sg /SEAlinks/singapore-info.html   (671 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Singapore
Singapore's fiscal burden of government score is 0.4 point better this year.
In 2004, based on data from the Singapore Department of Statistics, government expenditures as a share of GDP decreased by 1.2 percentage points to 15.7 percent, compared to a 0.2 percentage point decrease in 2003.
Singapore's financial system is sound and well-regulated, but barriers to foreign banks and bank ownership persist.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Singapore   (1135 words)

Remember that Singapore with its 80% Chinese majority has always been aware of its sensitive positioning with the 15 million Muslims of Malaysia just a few kilometres North and with the 170(?) million of Muslim Indonesians just South.
For mathematics and science weenies see The Mathematics and Astronomy of the Singapore Flag for an analysis on the crescents on the Singapore flag and arms, and on the pentagram formed by the stars.
I presume that the Singapore flag (adopted in 1959) was retained as the flag of the federal unit, but the Malaysian flag was used as the national flag.
flagspot.net /flags/sg.html   (1562 words)

 Singapore hotels and accommodation for Singapore city
Singapore is a tourist playground with a host of spectacular attractions, exotic dining and luxury hotels.
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore is situated in the heart of the civic, cultural and commercial district.
It has been said that the national sport of Singapore is shopping, but there certainly is far more to do downtown than spend money on souvenirs.
www-singapore.com   (538 words)

 Singapore Travel & Hotels Provided By Asia Travel
Singapore's clean and green image is the result of more than two decades of public education campaigns and strict laws against littering.
Singapore's medical facilities are among the finest in the world, with well-qualified doctors and dentists.
Singapore has a warm and humid climate throughout the year with a daily average temperature range of 24oC to 32oC.
asiatravel.com /singinfo.html   (1801 words)

 Holland Village, Singapore Encyclopedia Article @ StardustMemories.com (Stardust Memories)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Many food chains in Singapore, such as Crystal Jade, BreadTalk, The Coffee Bean, Burger King, Subway, Indochine and Häagen-Dazs, are located in Holland Village.
As part of Singapore's plan to prevent terrorist attacks, especially since the area is frequented by many expatriates, barricades are imposed at various Holland Village roads and closes such to traffic from 6pm till 6am.
Within Singapore's transport system, Holland Village is usually reached from other parts of Singapore either by bus or taxi, and is linked to Orchard Road via the road it lies on, Holland Road.
www.stardustmemories.com /encyclopedia/Holland_Village,_Singapore   (632 words)

 Singapore Hotel Specials. Cheap & Budget Hotels in Singapore. Explore the Best Hotels in Singapore.
Located in Singapore's new business and commercial center, the hotel is a five-minute walk from the MRT and a 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport.
The Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore's newest hotel is perfectly located near to the island city's commercial, cultural and entertainment districts.
Grand Hyatt Singapore hotel is an oasis for business and leisure travelers who want the comforts of home.
singapore.nbportal.com   (212 words)

 Welcome to Singapore Department of Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Singapore welcomed 913,000 visitors in Jul 2006, registering a 4.0% growth over Jul 2005.
Report on Foreign Equity Investment in Singapore for 2004 released.
Singapore Total Population was 4.35 million in Jun 2005
www.singstat.gov.sg   (195 words)

 Singapore News
Singapore topped an annual global ranking of business- friendly economies, according to a World Bank report released Wednesday that also named China as the best reformer in Asia over the past...
Singapore, a city-state with gross domestic product one 40th that of Japan, is poised to overtake Tokyo as Asia's biggest currency trading center, fueled by investor...
Singapore Tourism Board on Tuesday launched its 10-day long roadshow titled "Singapore: Where Great Things Happen" in Chennai covering four cities in India to attract the...
www.singaporenews.com   (685 words)

 Stinky Artists
Singapore Sling’s music also reverberates with the postpunk manifestos of Suicide, the Stooges and The Velvet Underground, all among the band’s chief musical heroes.
Singapore Sling formed in Spring of 2000 and garnered critical plaudits and attention for their appearances at the 2001 and 2002 Iceland Airwaves Festivals.
Singapore Sling have toured North America extensively, including a headline appearance at New York’s Central Park Summerstage Festival, supporting duties on The Raveonettes’ West Coast Summer 2003 tour, and sold-out appearances as part of Stinky Records’ showcases at the 2003 and 2004 CMJ Music Festivals and at the 2004 South By Southwest Music Festival.
www.stinkyrecords.com /stinky_artists/singapore_sling.html   (742 words)

The Republic of Singapore consists of the main island of Singapore, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, and 58 nearby islands.
Singapore attained full internal self-government in 1959, and Lee Kwan Yew, an economic visionary with an authoritarian streak, took the helm as prime minister.
However, Singapore's strict rules of civil obedience also drew criticism from those who said the nation's prosperity was achieved at the expense of individual freedoms.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107963.html   (673 words)

 Singapore Academy of Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On 11 April 2006, the Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong was sworn in as the third Chief Justice of the Republic of Singapore.
In the early 1990s Singapore and Australian law on medical malpractice began to diverge, Australia adopting a patient centred standard in relation to certain duties owed by doctors to their patients.
The Singapore Academy of Law and the Law Society of Singapore are proud to present an evening seminar on ICSID arbitration featuring Ms Margrete Stevens, Acting Lead Counsel of the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
www.sal.org.sg   (887 words)

 Singapore Math
Singapore students were in first place in the 1995, 1999 and 2003 TIMSS.
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is designed to measure trends in students’ mathematics and science achievement in four-year cycles.
Singapore students who took TIMSS in 1995, 1999 and 2003 were using the Primary Mathematics series.
www.singaporemath.com   (329 words)

 Singapore Buskers' Festival 2004 :: 13 - 21 November 2004 :: Produced by Gwyndara International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 8th Singapore Buskers' Festival™ is a FREE festival for the entire family.
Together with the Singapore Buskers' Festival 2004 Orchard Road will be magically transformed into a tropical Christmas wonderland of twinkling lights and fun filled entertainment brought on by a talented cast of international Buskers.
Singapore is an awesome city and there's just so much to do and see while you are in Singapore.
www.singapore-buskers.com   (294 words)

 Singapore International Foundation (SIF)
SIF is funded by contributions from both the public and private sectors of Singapore.
Through giving and sharing, Singapore International Foundation volunteers have learnt not to take for granted what they have—a roof over their heads, food on the table, access to basic health and education services, and life skills to sustain daily needs.
Since the Foundation’s inception in 1991, our volunteers have been committing their skills and efforts to improving lives, in areas as diverse as early childhood and maternal education, IT and language training, nutrition programmes, public hygiene initiatives, community healthcare and rehabilitation of disadvantaged children and the disabled.
www.sif.org.sg   (211 words)

 Singapore Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Rising up like a mini-city beside the Singapore River are the expansive terraces of the Merchant Court, its walls ringed with balconies and crowned by...
Singapore has traded in its rough-and-ready opium dens and pearl luggers for towers of concrete and glass, and its steamy rickshaw image for hi-tech wizardry, but you can still recapture the colonial era with a gin sling under the languorous ceiling fans at Raffles Hotel.
All around Singapore you will see the country's fantastical mascot, the Merlion: a half lion, half fish.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/south_east_asia/singapore   (279 words)

 Singapore Hotels. Cheap Hotels in Singapore, Singapore with Online Booking.
The Robertson Quay Hotel is a newly established 3 star business class hotel strategically positioned along the Singapore River and in the heart of Robertson Quay area.
Designed by world-famous designer John Portman; Pan Pacific Singapore's distinctive looks; with a soaring 35-storey hotel atrium (one of the tallest in Asia); and its warm cosmopolitan ambience will appeal to all.
The Raffles The Plaza; Singapore; Singapore is a 5 star hotel.
www.special-singapore-hotels.com   (424 words)

 Metroblogging Singapore
We all know how commercialised public space in Singapore can be, but the latest travesty along Orchard Road is really a madcap leap into a whole new world of abject silliness.
This is indeed a rising concern in Asia and Singapore is definitely not spared from the exotic food industry whether legal or not.
I guess living in the gastronomical hodge-podge that is Singapore gives us the opportunity to sample a huge range of food from different cultures, which possibly makes us a lot more adventurous than some of our counterparts.
singapore.metblogs.com   (1826 words)

 singapore :: free image gallery written in php which is open source, multilingual and template-driven
A cross-site scripting vulnerability has been discovered in singapore that affects versions 0.9.10, 0.9.11 and all 0.10.0 previews.
The fix is very simple and pre-patched version of the affected file is provided in the patch.
Do you want to help make singapore even better than it already is? You don't need to know how to code or even know much about computers.
singapore.sourceforge.net   (267 words)

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