Climate, Economy, Demographics in Singapore | All you need to know!

Written By Apac Relocation

September 20, 2020

Climate

By virtue of its location, quite close to the equator (137 kms North), it enjoys a tropical climate with almost no demarcation of seasons. The temperature remains high round the year with high humidity and large amounts of rainfall.

Temperatures usually range from 22 °C-34 °C (72°-93 °F). Humidity increases with rainfall, often reaching 100%. The hottest months are June and July, while its monsoon season is in November and December. Though short torrential rain can be expected any time during the year.

Economy

Singapore’s GDP is expected to reach 340 USD Billion by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analyst’s expectations, though Covid19 has impacted the economy here too. In the long-term, the Singapore GDP is projected to trend around 390 USD Billion in 2021 and 425 USD Billion in 2022.

Singapore’s economy has been one of the most stable in the world, with no foreign debt, high government revenue and a consistently positive surplus. It is majorly driven by exports in electronics manufacturing and machinery, IT, financial services, tourism, and the world’s busiest cargo seaport.

Location

The city-state is located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, about 85 miles (137 kilometres) north of the Equator. Singapore Island is diamond-shaped and consists of some 60 small islets; the main island occupies all but about 18 square miles of this combined area. The main island is separated from Peninsular Malaysia to the north by Johor Strait, a narrow channel crossed by a road and rail causeway that is more than half a mile long. The southern limits of the state-run through Singapore Strait, where outliers of the Riau-Lingga Archipelago, which forms a part of Indonesia and extend to within 10 miles of the main island.

Language

English is the most common language and is also the language of business and trade, the lingua franka of Singapore. Many Singaporeans speak a language known as Singlish, which is a mixture of English and other languages.   But if you speak English, you will have no problem in communicating with people here. There are four official languages in Singapore — Malay, English, Mandarin and Tamil. Malay is the national language; while English is the main working language. Education in Singapore is bilingual whereby English is the main medium of instruction and students are also taught a second language which may be Malay, Mandarin, or Tamil.

Demographics 

Singapore has a population of 5.70 million. Non- Residents make for a large percentage of its population, 4.03 million are residents (citizens & permanent residents), and 1.68 million non-residents. It is the second-densest sovereign state in the world, after the microstate Monaco.

Singapore is a multiracial and multicultural country with ethnic Chinese (76.2% of the citizen population), Malays (15.0%), and ethnic Indians (7.4%). Chinese

Singaporeans make up the majority of the population. Eurasians also live in Singapore. The Malays are recognized as the indigenous community, since independence, the demographics of Singapore have been broadly organized under the CMIO (Chinese-Malay-Indian-Other) system of categorization.

 

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