General Information








Singapore (officially the Republic of Singapore) is an island and city-state. It is strategically located at a central point on the most important inter-Asian trade lanes; between Japan, China and Korea to the East, Australia to the South and India, as well as the Middle East and all of Europe (through the Suez Canal) to the West.
The country is highly urbanized. The function of a maritime crossroad between important economic blocs is central to the wealth of Singapore.













The population of Singapore is 5,184 million (2011).

Success features: educated and motivated workforce, and well-established legal and financial business frameworks. Port and maritime R&D and technology is one of the key driving forces for Singapore's growth.

As a city-state with limited raw resources, Singapore has created and maintained strong linkages to support its economic viability and its service sector.