Singapore Fast Facts

Singapore

Population: 5,460,302

Capital City: Singapore

Climate: Hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon (December to March) and Southwestern monsoon (June to September); inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms

Time Zone: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Language: English, Malay, Tamil, Standard Mandarin

Singapore is located in Southeast Asia, between Malaysia and Indonesia.

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From the Archives of Singapore Articles

How Taking the Overseas Plunge Turned Doubters to Supporters

How Taking the Overseas Plunge Turned Doubters to Supporters

Daily Postcard
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September 23, 2018

Exactly what do you hope to accomplish from this?” asked my mother-in-law, when we told her our plans to take off overseas. The simple truth was, we had no idea what—if anything—we hoped to accomplish. What we did know was that, for us, it was time to follow our dreams of leaving our traditional jobs and the rat race far behind...

Four Days on the Eastern and Oriental Express, Out of Bangkok

Four Days on the Eastern and Oriental Express, Out of Bangkok

If your idea of a dream vacation is traveling by train in absolute luxury, through some of the most romantic, historic and visually exciting cities in Asia, sampling the best local food along the way, then the Eastern & Oriental Express may be just the ticket.

Foreign Bank Accounts (and More) in the “New Switzerland”

Foreign Bank Accounts (and More) in the “New Switzerland”

Expat-Advice
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January 2, 2013

In 2005, Singapore began adopting laws patterned after Switzerland’s. Laws that tightened its bank secrecy. But unlike land-locked Switzerland, Singapore sits at the center of Asia’s booming demand for raw materials, close to many key physical markets. It also beats Switzerland on taxes. Official corporate tax rates in Singapore have fallen by 3% to 17% over the past five years...