Click to see country in continent: Singapore
Capital: Singapore Population: 5,4 mln Surface: 693 sq km Languages:
Malay, Mandarin, English, Hokkien, Cantonese, local dialects
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The Raffles Hotel in Singapore is one of the most famous hotels in the world. The Singapore Sling, a cocktail containing gin and brandy was first made by a barman at the Raffles Hotel. Legend has it that the last tiger to be killed in Singapore was shot in 1902 in the billiards room at the hotel; other sources, however, state that it was shot in the Choa Chu Kang district in 1930
Exact population: 5,353,494 (July 2011 est.) Literacy: Total population: 92.5%; male: 96.6%; female: 88.6% Ethnicities: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4% (2000 census) Land boundaries: 0 km Terrain: Lowland; gently undulating central plateau contains water catchment area and nature preserve Extremes: Lowest point: Singapore Strait 0 m; highest point: Bukit Timah 166 m Imports: Malaysia 15.3%, US 12.7%, Japan 11.7%, China 9.9%, Taiwan 5.7%, South Korea 4.3%, Thailand 4.1% (2004) Exports: Malaysia 15.2%, US 13%, Hong Kong 9.8%, China 8.6%, Japan 6.4%, Taiwan 4.6%, Thailand 4.3%, South Korea 4.1% (2004) Industries: Electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade