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 to transform into a "City in Nature", where a high-density, green urban living model is promoted, bringing nature and biodiversity closer to people. Singapore places key importance on dynamic urban governance and the use of integrated master planning, to build a competivive economy, sustainable environment and high quality of life for its citizens. Internationally, Singapore has wide links to many countries, and is recognised as a leading hub in Asia.  


  • 5.61 million (as at end-June 2016: Dept of Statistics)

Number of Households

  • 1,225,300 resident households (2015: Dept of Statistics)

Land Area

  • 719 km2 (2016: Dept of Statistics)

Population Density

  • 7,797/km2 (2016: Dept of Statistics)

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

  • Per capita GDP: S$73,167 (2016:Dept of Statistics)

Major Industries and Products

    • 1) Services Producing Industries (69.4% nominal value-add to economy),  including Business Services, Wholesale and Retail trade
    • 2) Goods Producing Industries (26.2% nominal value-add to economy): including Manufacturing and Construction
    • 2016 (Ministry of Trade and Industry)

Major Policies

    • 1) Safeguarding land for sustainable economic growth and city expansion
    • 2) Enhancing Singapore's living environment through building and maintaining new towns, and rejuvenating mature towns 
    • 3) Strengthening Singapore's position as a distinctive global business hub, through the planning and development of infrastructure and amenities, and decentralisation of commercial centres
    • 4) Providing more attractive recreational facilities and activities, for high quality of life and unique leisure experiences 
    • 5) Enahncing cultural development efforts by strengthening conservation of built heritage, to strike a balance between continued city development needs and protection of Singapore's identity and history.

Revenue of the city budget

  • Total operating revenue: est. $68.44 billion (2016: Ministry of Finance, Budget 2016)

Number of City Employees

  • Employment level: 3,673,100 (2016: Ministry of Manpower)

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

    • ○Inter-city Networks
    • (Member of international organisations and initiatives as a city-state) 
    • E.g. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), World Trade Organisation (WTO), United Nations (UN) e.g. Creative Cities Network under UNESCO 


    • [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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