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Facts at a Glance  

Head of State: President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam
more info on the presidency of Singapore

Head of Government: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

National Holiday: 9th August (Independence Day)

Area: 719.1 square kilometres (2015)

Languages: English (administrative language)
                  Malay (national language)
                  Chinese (mandarin)

National Flower: Orchid, Vanda Miss Joaquim
more info about Singapore's National Flower

Currency: Singapore dollars and cents
                Notes comes in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 1,000 and 10,000 dollars
                The coins comes in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 dollar.

Utilities: The consumption of water from the tap is safe in Singapore.

Total Population: 5,535,000 (2015 est.)

Resident Population (citizen & PR): 3.902 million (2015)

Population Density: 7,697 per square kilometres (2015)

Population by Race: Chinese    76.2%
                                  Malay    15.0%
                                  Indian      7.4%
                                  Others     1.4%

Laws in Singapore: No eating of chewing gum.
                             : Trafficking, manufacturing, importing or exporting more than 15g
                               of heroin, 30g of morphine, 30g of cocaine, 500g of cannabis, 200g of
                               cannabis resin and 1.2 kg of opium carries the death penalty if
                             : Keeping, possessing, having under his control, discharging or letting off
                               dangerous fireworks (including firecrackers, rocket fireworks, sand
                               crackers and such other fireworks) is liable to a fine not exceeding SGD
                               5,000 or imprisonment for up to 2 years or both.
                             : Charity draws, Toto and Singapore Sweep lotteries, and on-course
                               betting at the Singapore Turf Club on horse races are the only authorised
                               forms of gambling in Singapore. All other gambling activities are illegal
                               in Singapore.
                             : Pedestrians crossing a road within 50 metres of a pedestrian crossing risk
                               a SGD 50 fine.
                             : Any person convicted of littering faces a fine of up to SGD 1,000 for the
                               first offence. Repeat offenders may be fined SGD 2,000 including a stint
                               of a corrective work order cleaning public places.

Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, People's Defense Force, Police Force

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