Head of State: President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam
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Head of Government: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
National Holiday: 9th August (Independence Day)
Area: 719.1 square kilometres (2015)
Languages: English (administrative language)
National Flower: Orchid, Vanda Miss Joaquim
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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
Population Density: 7,697 per square kilometres (2015)
Population by Race: Chinese 76.2%
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,
crackers and such other fireworks) is liable to a fine not exceeding SGD
imprisonment for up to 2
years or both.
: Charity draws, Toto and Singapore Sweep lotteries,
betting at the Singapore Turf Club on horse races are the only authorised
gambling in Singapore. All other gambling activities are
: 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
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