Country Profile: Singapore

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Republic of Singapore Quick Facts... Region: Southeast Asia, Climate: Tropical, Language: Multiple, Capital: Singapore, Life Expectancy: 83, Population: 5.7 million, Currency: Singapore dollar

Singapore is a prosperous city-state made up of islands near Malaysia. Top industries include manufacturing, banking and oil refining. It's known as a very clean place and has even banned chewing gum. Singapore has a rather high cost of living, but residents benefit from low rates of unemployment, crime and corruption.

Helpful resources: Singapore discussion forum for expats | Becoming a permanent resident | More facts from the BBC

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