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  Study in Singapore:

 

 
  About the country:  
     
 

Capital

Singapore

Official Languages

English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil

Area (Total)

710 km2

Population (2011 estimate)

5,183,700

Currency

Singapore dollar (SGD)

GDP-Per capita

$59,711

Time Difference

SST (UTC+8), 2:30 hours plus IST

 International dialling code:

 +65


Geography

Singapore is  a southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, an island country approximately 137 kilometres north of the equator. It is made up of 63 islands. The main island has a total land area of 682 square km.

Climate

Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 23 to 32 °C (73 to 90 °F).

April and May are the hottest months, with the wetter monsoon season from November to January. From July to October, there is often haze caused by bush fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

Economy

Today, Singapore has a highly developed market-based economy, based historically on extended entrecote trade. Along with Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, Singapore is one of the original Four Asian Tigers. The Singaporean economy is known as one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive, and most business-friendly.  The 2011 Index of Economic Freedom ranks Singapore as the second freest economy in the world, behind Hong Kong. According to the Corruption Perceptions Index, Singapore is consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt countries in the world, along with New Zealand and the Scandinavian countries. Singapore is the 14th largest exporter and the 15th largest importer in the world. The country has the highest trade-to-GDP ratio in the world at 407.9 percent, signifying the importance of trade to its economy. The country is currently the only Asian country to have AAA credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies


 Food:

Owing to its huge immigrant population America has a very varied cuisine from anywhere to , fried chicken, pizzas, hamburgers, hot dogs, apple pie to Indian cuisine from all over India to Chinese foods. Americans usually prefer pastas and fast foods, many fast foods joints Strabucks , Mcdonalds , Subway , KFC all originated from US.

Culture:

Nearly 40% of the US population is immigrants making it extremely diverse and complex therefore it becomes difficult to categorize American culture. Students choosing to go there will come across rich and diverse cultures influenced by cultures all across the world and in turn effecting cultures all across the world. The nation has a multi-racial society that merges new immigrants despite of the country from which they come from. The expansion of American culture was apparent in many aspects like, music, dance, movies, sports, architecture, literature, poetry, cuisine and visual arts, which are highly followed by all around the world

Economy:

United States is the most powerful; the most advanced and technologically sophisticated country with a per capita GDP of $46000 in 2007 and with 12% below poverty line. It’s a market oriented economy where most of the decisions are made by individuals and business firms as a result they enjoy more freedom then their counterparts in western Europe and Japan in business decisions such as investments, introduction of new products and lay offs. Many companies in USA are ahead in technological advances, specifically in computers, aerospace, medical, and in military equipment

Culture

Singapore is a very diverse and young country. It has many languages, cultures and religions for a country its size. Due to the many different languages and cultures in the country, there is no single set of culturally acceptable behaviours. Foreigners also make up 42% of the population and have a strong influence on Singaporean culture. A.T. Kearney named Singapore the most globalised country in the world in 2006 in its Globalization Index.  The Economist Intelligence Unit in its "Quality-of-Life Index" ranks Singapore as having the best quality of life in Asia and eleventh overall in the world.


Food

The diversity of food is touted as a reason to visit the country, and the variety of food representing different ethnicities is seen by the government as a symbol of its multiculturalism.  The "national fruit" of Singapore is the durian.  In popular culture, food items belong to a particular ethnicity, with Chinese, Indian, and Malay food clearly defined. The diversity of cuisine has been increased further by the "hybridization" of different styles.



 
 
 
 
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