Singapore’s current political system is a democratic society. On paper, it ticks all the boxes of what makes a democratic system. It gives citizens the right to vote for the person they feel will best represent the voice of the people and address their needs. It also ensures that people have the freedom of speech and expression as stated in Article 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. However, things do not appear to be so straightforward, there definitely is more than meets the eye.
According to the many international surveys, Singapore is the most liveable cities in the world. Along with the liveability Singapore is also counted in the one of the leading commercial hub with the fourth-biggest financial centre and one of the busiest port in all over the world. It has developed rapidly from the third world to first world country in just over 50 years with the aim to developing a competitive economy and achieving environmental sustainability. In previous years the government of Singapore already proven his legacy by its sound planning, inter-department coordination and most important its timely implementation capability. It has been almost two years, ministry of national development, released his land use plan-2030 with
As a result of many cultures that Singapore has obtained the country was divided into several ethnic areas such as Kampong Glam, Little India, and Chinatown. People in Singapore have a diverse religion depending on their own backgrounds and beliefs. The religions in Singapore are Buddhist, Christians, Catholics, Muslim, Hindus and some are Atheist/free-thinkers. The country does not have an official religion but they maintain the values of Confucianism. Singapore was known as one of the global food capital because of the delicious food that the country has to offer especially in terms of sea foods.
In July 1947, the British had re-established the laws and elections were introduced for the first time. They allowed some locals to be elected in the Legislative Council and the poll was scheduled in the following year. This was an important feature of democracy and movement towards independence as more Singaporeans could be elected as members of Legislative Council. On 25 August 1947, the first political party in Singapore, which is the Singapore Progressive Party, was formed by three London University educated lawyers: Tan Chye Cheng (C.C.Tan), John Laycock and N.A.Mallal. This party believed in gradual self-government, consisted of English-speaking upper-class professionals and took part in the election in the following
Moreover, they show high a per capita GDP. Singapore is in 7th position in the world. ・Political Singapore is officially a republic. In Singapore, the Prime Minister has the executive power. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President, who is the head of state and ceremonial as the function.
Introduction Singapore is widely regarded by the global community as a developed nation. As a city-state with no natural resources and humble beginnings as a small fishing village, it may seem nothing short of a miracle that Singapore is where it is today, as these circumstances have not stopped Singapore from achieving high economic growth, boasting one of the world’s highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. These accomplishments can be accounted to several key milestones in Singapore’s past that have influenced the country’s policy-making decisions, such as the introduction of free trade in Singapore, as well as principles of governance left from its colonial days under the British. Free Trade in Singapore One of the most important
Introduction The Economy of Singapore Singapore is a small city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. Generally, the economy in Singapore is very well condition. Since the economy of Singapore is dependent on export and import, it always has been affected by related international crises. Country of Singapore lacks land and natural resources, like fuels, metals, or minerals. The primary sector does not make any significant contribution to the GDP.
As Richards (1983) states, Singapore English differs a bit from the Standard British English in grammar and vocabulary, and more noticeably in phonology. To understand the situation, we should know that Singapore was under British colonial rule from 1819 until 1965. Before 1965, the standard form of English in Singapore had always been British English and "Received Pronunciation", which was brought to the island. As Bao (2001) indicates, education in the English language only took place after Singapore gained its independence in 1965, therefore, English in Singapore began to take a life of its own, which led to the development of the now known as Standard Singapore English. Singapore is considered nowadays a cosmopolitan melting pot of ethniticies.
In terms of private banking, asset management and even international arbitration, Singapore has set itself apart from it’s neighbours. These aspects were put in place by Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. His disciplined leadership style translated into a modern one-party state, albeit an effective one. Although efficient, Singapore cannot afford to rest on it’s laurels as it faces two unprecedented challenges: (1) a lack of political dialogue
The people elect representatives to lead the nation. Since_its independence, Singapore have been relative political stability. The stability has translated to peace and a better standard of living and business opportunities for Singapore. Economical Economy of Singapore is based on its role primarily and neighbor countries. The main reason is its strategic geographic location to