Singapore

Merlion Park

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Education
Liaison Officer Ms. Cindy Eu
Deputy Director
International Cooperation
Planning Division
Ministry of Education
1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675
Recent Programs Held
2019: Regional Program on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET): The Singapore Experience (May 13-17)

2018: Regional Program on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET): The Singapore Experience (Mar 5-9)

2017: Regional Program on Role of TVET in Social and Economic Development (May 15-19)

2016: Regional Program on Leaders in Technical Vocational Education and Training (May 9-13)

2015: Regional Program on TVET Programme for Principals and Leaders (Apr 13-17)

2014: Regional Program on TVET Program for Principals and Administrators (Feb 24-28)

2012: Regional Program on TVET Program for Principals and Administrators (Dec 3-7)
Ambassador H.E. Gerard Ho Wei Hong
Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila No. 505 Rizal Drive
Bonifacio Global City
1634 Taguig City, Philippines

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Official Name Republic of Singapore
Land Area 719.1 km2 (277.6 sq mi) (176th)
Population 5,610,000 (113th)
Capital N/A (city-state)
Largest Cities N/A (city-state)
Country Borders Malaysia (north), Indonesia (west)
Religion(s) Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism
Major Languages English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Demonym Singaporean
National Holidays 9 August 1965 (Separation from the Federation of Malaya)

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GDP (billions) $296, 642 billion (Nominal: 40th, 2016 est.)
GDP Per Capita $52,888 (nominal; 2016)
Currency Singaporean Dollar (SGD) = 100 cents
Major Exports Machinery and Equipment, Electronics and Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals
Major Imports Machinery and Equipment, Mineral Fuels, Chemicals, Foodstuffs, Consumer Goods
Major Industries Financial Services, Electronics, Chemicals, Oil Drilling Equipment, Petroleum Refining, Rubber Processing and Products, Processed Food and Beverages
Major Export Partners Malaysia 12.2%, China 11.8%, Hong Kong 11.2%, Indonesia 9.9%, United States 5.8%, Japan 4.3%, South Korea 4.1%, Canada 3.7% (2013 est.)
Major Import Partners China 11.7%, Malaysia 10.9%, United States 10.4%, South Korea 6.4%, Japan 5.5%, Indonesia 5.2%, United Arab Emirates 4.4% (2013 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $251.6 Billion
Inflation 1.0%
Gini Coefficient 46.4% (2015)
Competitiveness Rank 2nd
Ease of Doing Business Rank 2nd (out of 190)
Employment Rate 98.0% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 2.0% (2016, est.)

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Type of Government Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Head of State Tony Tan (President)
Head of Government Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies Singapore Parliament

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Time zone UTC +8:00
Human Development Index 0.912 (very high, 11th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 96.8% (men, 98.7%; women, 95.1%)
% of people with internet access 82.10% (4,600,670)
Life Expectancy 83.10 years (Males: 80.0, Females: 86.1)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +65
ISO 3166 code SG
Internet TLD .sg