Introduction to Singapore

The island city of Singapore or officially the Republic of Singapore is a wealth nation located in Southeast Asia just off of the coast of the Malay Penisula. Despite the country being mostly dominated by the capital city of Singapore the nation is in actual fact comprised of 63 separate small islands.

The majority of the country’s population is comprised of expats due to the high demand for skilled workers and high wages.

Due to the small size of the country and its heavy urbanisation there is very little remaining rainforest. Singapore is the 14th largest exporter and 15th largest importer in the world. For its size the country has a huge influence on the global economy and is a very popular destination for expats looking for work.

Singapore is a world leader in several economic areas: it is the world’s second-biggest casino gambling market, one of the world’s top three oil refining centres, the world’s largest oil-rig producer, and a major ship-repairer. Singapore is the world’s fourth-leading financial centre and the port of Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world.

The World Bank has named Singapore as the easiest place in the world to do businessand ranks Singapore the world’s top logistics hub. It is also the world’s fourth largest foreign-exchange trading centre after London, New York and Tokyo.