Country: Singapore

Population: 4,553,009

Capital: Singapore

Time Zone: UTC+8

Currency Name: Singapore dollar (SGD)

Government Type: parliamentary republic

Languages: Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9%

Ethnic Breakdown: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4%

Religion: Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8%

Major Cities: Singapore

Phone Country Code: 65

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.visitsingapore.com/

High Travel Season: no peak season

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: g

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Chinese New Year, Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), Vesak Day, August 9 (National Day), Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali, Hari Raya Haji, December 25 (Christmas Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Singapore is one of the 20 smallest countries in the world by area.