Singapore at a Glance

Area: 710.3 sq km

Climate: Tropical. Average maximum of 31 degrees Celcius and a minimum of 23 degrees Celcius

Government: Parliamentary republic

Labour Force: 3.2 million as at June 2011

Population: 5.18 million as of 2011

Median Age: 38 years

Life Expectancy: 81.48 years

Population Growth Rate: 2.1%

Ethnic Groups: Chinese 74.2%, Malay 13.4%, Indian 9.2%, Other races 3.2%

Language: English is the language of business and instruction. Malay is the official language.    

International Rankings

Singapore was the 3rd most popular place to relocate to worldwide over the last five years

Source: The top 10 Cartus’ Rankings of Top 25 Relocation Destination last year (2011)

Country Ranking
United States 1
United Kingdom 2
Singapore 3
China 4
Switzerland 5
India 5
Germany 7
Hong Kong 8
Japan 9
Canada 10

 Singapore has the best quality of living in Asia

Source: Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2010

City Ranking
Singapore 28
Tokyo 40
kobe 41
Yokohama 41

Foreign talent rank Singapore as Asia’s best country to work in

Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010

Most attractive environment for highly skilled foreigners

Country Ranking Score
Switzerland 1 9.12
Singapore 2 8.13
United States 3 8.08
Hong Kong 4 7.76
Luxembourg 5 7.40
Qatar 6 7.40
Australia 7 7.40
United Kingdom 8 7.15
Canada 9 7.12
Kazakhstan 10 6.91
Chile 11 6.80
Netherlands 12 6.71
Malaysia 13 6.59
Ireland 14 6.36
France 15 6.08

Singapore is ranked 4th overall and 1st in income in world’s largest expat survey

Source: HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2010

Overall
Countries are ranked in terms of key economic elements, income, disposable income and luxuries

Country
Ranking
Russia Federation
1
Saudi Arabia
2
Bahrain
3
Singapore
4
United Arab Emirates
4
Bermuda
4

Income
Nearly 45% of expats earn over US$200,000 per annum compared to the worldwide average of 21%

Country
Ranking
Singapore
1
Russia Federation
2
Bermuda
3

Singapore is the world’s easiest place to do business

Source: Doing Business 2010 Report, World Bank

Economy Ranking
Singapore 1
New Zealand 2
Hong Kong, China 3
United States 4
United Kingdom 5
Denmark 6
Ireland 7
Canada 8
Australia 9
Norway 10

Attraction

Merlion Park  (CN鱼尾狮公园) 

Marina Bay Sands (CN 滨海湾金沙)

Marina Bay Sands is a magnificent destination for entertainment, business and shopping, delivering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This landmark building is situated in the heart of Singapore’s central business district. With a luxury hotel, state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, theatres, and some of the best shopping and dining in the region,  Marina Bay Sands is an experience that indulges your every fancy

Resorts World Sentosa  (CN圣淘沙)

Resorts Worl Sentosa is the first ever integrated resort on Sentosa island, bringing with it highly anticipated and exciting new attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore and Voyage de la Vie™, FestiveWalk, and the yet to open Marine Life Park

Singapore Zoo/ Night Safari

ADDRESS  80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826

Singapore is home to the world’s first wildlife night park, and with over 1,000 nocturnal animals, it’s an experience not to be missed.

Under the Sea

ADDRESS  80 Siloso Road Sentosa Island Singapore 098969

Restaurant

The Nautilus Project

The freshest seafood place in town

Located at the top of one of Orchard Road’s newest shopping mall, the Nautilus Project is a refreshing getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. This ocean-themed bistro cum seafood bar serves up one of the freshest seafood in town.

While quiet, the place exudes a certain element of character, with a blue and white colour scheme that subtly brings out the vastness of its space. Feast to a sumptuous array of seafood dishes which are sure to please your tastebuds, and if you’re in the mood for their specialty dishes, try the raw oysters served with crushed ice and ponzu sauce or the seafood plate off the icebar menu.

For other lip smacking dishes, choose from its extensive menu that includes Mediterranean, Carnivore and Oceanic platters. There are even some gluten-free choices for the diet-conscious. To put it quite simply, there’s no better place in town for seafood, and good food.

This establishment is participating in the World Gourmet Summit 2010.

#04-49 2 Orchard Turn  ION Orchard Singapore 238801   (65) 6509-1033

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is a gorgeous restaurant with stunning view of the waterfront and a warm interior, delivering superbly on all fronts, be it service or quality dining.

Chef de Cuisine Diego Martinelli has produced a stellar menu that’s sure to take your breath away. Choose from the winning wagyu beef carpaccio, tagliolini with truffles, risotto with foie gras or grilled pork cheek, all of which will delight your tastebuds and leave you wanting more. To end off the dining experience, sink your teeth into the limoncello, a dessert made by Chef Martinelli himself which consists of flavours such as coffee and basil.

Enjoy this exquisite dining experience which begins from the moment you step in, all the way till you leave. With an ambience that enchants like no other, the Lighthouse will have you wining and dining to a whole new experience, and a memorable one.

This establishment is participating in the World Gourmet Summit 2010.

1 Fullerton Square

Level 8 Fullerton Hotel Singapore 049178  (65) 6877-8933

Signature Dishes

Chilli Crab

Chilli Crab is one of Singapore’s signature dishes and is made by frying crabs with a fragrant red sauce.

Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh,meaning “meat bone tea”, is a soup made with pork ribs and spices.

Ayam Buah Keluak (CN 黑果鸡)

A staple Peranakan dish, Ayam Buah Keluak is made with chicken and Keluak nuts.

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling is a cocktail created at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, and is Singapore’s national drink. 

Bee Cheng Hiang Barbecue Meat (CN美珍香肉干)

Address: China Town

Lim Chee Guan Barbecue Meat(CN林志源肉干)

Address: China Town

Durian / Durian dried ( CN榴莲/榴莲干)

Address: China Town

http://www.contactsingapore.org.sg/     http://www.yoursingapore.com
For more information, please visit http://www.iesingapore.com, http://www.spring.gov.sg, http://www.stb.gov.sg
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