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.

Resources

From the Archives of Singapore Articles

Live a Low-Cost Lifestyle in Welcoming Southeast Asia

Live a Low-Cost Lifestyle in Welcoming Southeast Asia

Travel
By |
May 27, 2016

Southeast Asia is a prime destination for foreigners from all over the world. From pristine beaches to towering mountains, ancient temples to super-modern cities, there is something for everybody here. It’s possible to live quite comfortably in Southeast Asia for a fraction of what it costs to live a comparable lifestyle in the U.S.. Housing, groceries, utilities, dining out, transportation, and dental care are just a few of the major bargains. Costs aren’t less because the quality is less either. Your money goes a lot farther than you would expect.

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
By |
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...

Living Internationally: How to Enjoy a Roving Retirement

Living Internationally: How to Enjoy a Roving Retirement

Countries
By |
September 25, 2017

Advances in technology have opened up the world. Planes, trains and the Internet are all getting faster and—if you know where to look—you can embrace these changes and make your dream of exploring dozens of overseas destinations come true. Right now, living internationally...

Living Internationally: How to Enjoy a Roving Retirement

Living Internationally: How to Enjoy a Roving Retirement

Countries
By |
September 25, 2017

Advances in technology have opened up the world. Planes, trains and the Internet are all getting faster and—if you know where to look—you can embrace these changes and make your dream of exploring dozens of overseas destinations come true. Right now, living internationally...

Artboard 1Artboard 14Artboard 1Artboard 1down-arrowdown-arrowArtboard 1facebook-roundfacebook-squareArtboard 12Artboard 1googleplus-roundgoogle-squareheadphoneshealthcarehousehouseArtboard 2Artboard 1Artboard 1locksearch-mag3Artboard 1Artboard 15Artboard 1next-largenextArtboard 1plusprev-largeprevread-more-arrowread-more-arrowsearch-magSlider Arrowto-toptwitter-roundtwitter-squareyoutube-roundyoutube-square