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 Singapore is small heavily urbanised island, city state in South East Asia with land area 276.5sq miles (716.1) km. It is located at the end of Malayan peninsula between Malaysia and Indonesia. The mainland of Singapore measures 50 kilometres (31mi) from east to west and26 kilometres (16mi) from north to south with 193 kilometres (120mi) of coastline. Singapore is separated from Indonesia by the Singapore Strait and from Malaysia by the Strait of Johor Singapore’s economy is one of the most open and thus competitive, markets in the world. Singapore dates back to the third century.
The Singapore name is from the Malay language Singapura, and otherwise known as the Lion City in English. Most citizens living in Singapore drive over the Malaysian boarder everyday just to go to work, that is how close the two countries are. The climate in Singapore the tropical rain forest type and barely has a difference in seasons due to the island being only 100 kilometres from the equator the tempretures usually consist of high humidity and extreme rainfall with the average temperature of 20 to 40 degrees Celsius. April and May are the hottest months of the year and from November to January are the wetter months of the year, this type of climate suites business and leisure all year
It was small and underdeveloped country with limited natural resources. The only resource is a population of immigrants. A resource-poor country would be more constrained in its ability to diversify and develop than a resource-rich country. Singapore has very limited non-renewable resources such as coal, oil or natural gas. It takes millions of years to form naturally and cannot be replaced once it has been consumed.
3.4 Singapore: The challenges today are vastly different from 1960’s. However, the priorities vastly are same. Originally, it all began in 1960’s when population in Singa-pore grew and it was forced to import water from Malaysia. Building on vi-sionary ‘1972 water master plan’ a bold vision for Singapore was launched to become World’s foremost knowledge and practicing city centre for green in-frastructure, mart city water management technologies and waste water re-use. Singapore’s water savvy is the engineered surface of its city and much of it designed or retrofitted in green infrastructure.
Part A: Question 2 1.0. Introduction Based on the agreement between Malaysia and Singapore on July 9, 1963, Singapore unionized with the Federation of Malaysia which is also consisting of Sabah and Sarawak. Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman and Singapore’s former chief, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew were agreed on the Singapore’s autonomy, political representation in Malaysia , the citizenship of Singaporeans, and the income contribution of Singapore to Malaysia in London on July 9, 1963 (Turnbull, 2009). Throughout the union-ship, Singapore encountered various constraints for developing its nation and economy as Singapore does not acquired the pioneer position and common market from the federal government for its industries. Due to the difficult political environment in the federal government and Malaya leaders’ frustration toward Singapore leaders’ disparity on maximizing the revenue contribution in order to overcome the Indonesian Confrontation and financing Sabah and Sarawak for its development, the Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew were agreed for the separation of Singapore from the Federation of Malaysia (Turnbull, 2009).
It shows statistics on different aspects of lives of expatriates living in Singapore, including the main demographic of expatriates living here, and the level of satisfaction living here. The numbers are from a survey conducted by InterNations for expatriates, by expatriates.The point of view presented are of expatriates of different nationalities, and the intended audience is people planning on residing in Singapore. It mainly includes vital statistics on Singapore, such as the ranking of Singapore in the world for family life, quality of life and overall rank etc. Evidences that the writer uses to support his points are mainly statistics. For example, the demographic of the people the survey was conducted on is clearly shown (52% are female, and the average age is 39.3 years old, mostly moved here because sent by employers).
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.
The expulsion of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965 thrust it into an unwanted independence. Tiny and underdeveloped, Singapore was the typical Third World country; lacking natural resources, sanitation, proper infrastructure, and adequate water supply. Much of the city-state's then three million people were unemployed. Slums and squatter settlements on the outskirts of the city were home to more than two-thirds of its population. Wanting to stimulate development, the founding prime minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew had sought international assistance, but his pleas remained unresolved, leaving Singapore to fend for itself.