Singapore (Singapore)

Singapore has earned the name of Garden City through decades of careful planning and is well poised in its growth as a liveable and sustainable city. Moving forward, Singapore's vision is for the city to be transformed into a "City in a Garden", where a high-density, green urban living model is promoted. To overcome challenges of land scarcity and a lack of natural resources, Singapore places key importance on dynamic urban governance and the use of integrated master planning, so as to build a competitive economy, a sustainable environment and high quality of life for its citizens. Internationally, Singapore has wide links to many countries, and is recognized as a leading business hub in Asia. 


  • 5,312,400 persons (2012)

Number of Households

  • 1,146,200 households (2011)

Land Area

  • 714.3 km2 (2011)

Population Density

  • 7,257 persons/km2 (2011)

Gross City Product per Industry

    • Primary Industry: 3,304.7 million US dollars
    •                                (agriculture, fishing, quarrying, utilities and sewage & waste management)
    • Secondary Industry: 56,524 million US dollars
    • Tertiary Industry: 145,959 million US dollars
    • (Department of Statistics: 2010) 

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Number of Employees per Industry
    •  Primary Industry: 186,354
    •                               (agriculture, fishing, quarrying, utilities and sewage & waste management)
    •  Secondary Industry: 931,770
    •  Tertiary Industry: 2,155,494.6
    •   (Ministry of Manpower: 2010) 

Annual Income per Capita

  • S$61,692 (2011)

Major Industries and Products

    • Community, Social & Personal Services, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Accommodation & Food Services, Administrative & Support Services, Transportation & Storage
    • (Department of Statistics: 2011) 

Major Policies

    • (1) Safeguarding land for growth to ensure the support of sustainable economic growth and seamless expansion of the city.
    • (2) Continue to enhance Singapore as a liveable city with quality living environments. (Building of new towns and rejuvenation of mature towns)
    • (3) Strengthen Singapore’s footing as a distinctive global business hub by building amenities and infrastructure, and also through the decentralization of commercial hubs.
    • (4) Creating a new leisure experience for Singaporeans through providing more unique recreational facilities and activities.
    • (5) Strengthen conservation efforts towards built heritage so as to strike a balance between continued city development needs and protection of Singapore’s identity and heritage. 

Revenue of the city budget

  • S$79,080.8 million (Government Finance: Total Revenue & Grants: 2011)

Number of City Employees

  • 3,313,600 persons (Ministry of Manpower: September 2012)

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

    • [Member in international organizations and initiatives]
    • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), The Commonwealth, United Nations (UN), World Trade Organization (WTO) 


    • [Annual Airport Passengers (enter/leave)]
    •    51,200,000 (Changi Airport Group: 2012) 
    • [National Logo/ Emblem]
    •   The Lion Head Symbol 
    •   The Lion Head is a distinctive and easily recognisable National Symbol of Singapore. Less formal than the other symbols such as the National Flag and the State Crest, the Lion Head symbol can be freely used by individuals, organisations and corporations to promote a sense of national identity.
    •   (National Heritage Board: 2013) 
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    • [National Flower]
    •  Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen as Singapore's national flower in 1981. The designation of a national flower was part of an overall effort to foster national pride and identity.
    •  Singapore has the unique distinction of being the only nation to have a hybrid as its national flower.
    •  The choice of an orchid as Singapore's national flower is most appropriate because orchids have long been identified with Singapore.
    •  No orchid is more worthy of being Singapore's national flower than Vanda Miss Joaquim as it is the first registered plant hybrid from Singapore.
    • (National Parks) (2013)
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