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SINGAPORE is a small island republic located just off the Malay Peninsula’s southern tip in Southeast Asia. It became a British Crown Colors in 1867 and attained full independence in 1965 when it separated from Malaysia.
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One of the world’s smallest yet most prosperous countries is the larger Singapore Island, much of which is occupied by the city of Singapore, and 58 islets.
Singapore Island is mainly low-lying and flat but with small central hills rising to 176 meters or 577 feet. The natural tropical jungle and swamp vegetation have all cleared apart from a tiny, hilly region, and a considerable area of marshland drained and reclaimed. Singapore has a hot, humid, tropical climate with plenty of rainfall all year, especially between November and January.
A modern, vibrant and wealthy kingdom, Singapore’s economy is based on trade, carried out through Singapore’s city – one of the most important port cities in the world.
Only 1.6 percent of the land area used for agriculture and most food imported. The country’s flourishing manufacturing industry also relies heavily on imports. Products traded in Singapore include machinery and appliances, petroleum, food and beverages, chemicals, transport equipment, clothes, paper products, and printing. Shipbuilding, international banking, and tourism are also relevant sources of foreign revenue.
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The main island has three major geographic divisions: an elevated, hilly area in the center; a section of lower, rolling land to the west; and flatlands to the east. Singapore’s smaller islands are low-lying with coastal beaches.
Singapore is located between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. The coastal waters surrounding Singapore are generally less than 30 meters (100 feet) deep. Singapore is bordered on the north by the Johore Strait, which separates it from the Malay Peninsula, on the southeast by the Singapore Strait, and southwest by the Strait of Malacca.
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