Singapore 2007

Yearbook 2007

Singapore. In April, Singapore and Indonesia signed a long-awaited extradition agreement from Indonesia. According to CountryAAH, Singapore is the capital city of Singapore. Indonesia had wanted since the Asian crisis in 1997 that Singapore could extradite corruption-suspected Indonesian businessmen who have taken refuge in the neighboring country.

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On April 13, the country’s government banned seven members of the European Parliament, a Cambodian parliamentarian and a Philippine congresswoman from speaking at a democracy forum organized by the Singaporean opposition party SDP. According to the government, the speakers’ comments were not of “public interest”.

The world’s largest passenger aircraft, the newly built Airbus A380, made its first commercial flight from Singapore to Sydney in October. The plane was owned by Singapore Airlines, which, after heavy delays, had the so-called Superjumbon delivered just over a week earlier. The airline tickets were sold through a charity auction on the Internet. The most expensive tickets went for over US $ 100,000. On board the Superjumbon, there is room for 850 passengers.

  • According to abbreviationfinder: SG is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Singapore.

Country data

Area: 719 km2 (world ranking: 177)

Residents: 5,612,000

Population density: 7805 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 114)

Capital: Singapore (Singapore)

Official languages: Malay, Chinese, Tamil, English

Gross domestic product: 323.9 billion US $; Real growth: 3.6%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 54,530 US$

Currency: 1 Singapore dollar (S $) = 100 cents

Embassy

Vossstr. 17, 10117 Berlin
Telephone 030 2263430,
Fax 030 22634375
www.mfa.gov.sg/berlin

Government
Head of State: Halimah Yacob, Head of Government: Lee Hsien Loong, Exterior: Vivian Balakrishnan

National holiday: 9.8.

Administrative division
5 districts

State and form of government
Constitution of 1965
Republic (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament with 89 votes.. Mitgl (in addition to up to 9 deputies and until appointed nine losing opposition candidates, the non-voting), elections every 5 years
direct election of the head of state every 6 J.
elective from 21 J.

Population: Singaporeans
last 2010 census: 5,076,700 Pop.
74.1% Chinese, 13.4% Malay, 9.2% Indian, 3.3% Pakistani, Sri Lankan and other

cities (with population)

Religions: 33% Buddhists, 19% Christians, 14% Muslims, 10% Daoists, 5% Hindus and others; 18% without religion (as of 2006)

Languages: 49% Chinese (Mandarin) and Chinese dialects, 32% English, 12% Malay, 3% Tamil and others

Employed by economic sector: Agriculture. 0%, industry 16%, business 84% (2017)

Unemployment (in% of all labor force): 2017: 2.0%

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 0.6%

Foreign trade: import: 327.7 billion US$ (2017); Export: US $ 373.2 billion (2017)

HISTORY

In the early 21st century, the People’s Action Party (PAP), in power since 1959, continued to remain the undisputed arbiter of political life and firmly maintain control of the entire bureaucratic and administrative apparatus of the state. The stability of the executive was guaranteed both by its paternalistic-authoritarian policy, which was expressed among other things by a rigid control of information, and by the division of the opposition forces, unable to find an agreement to jointly oppose the ruling party.

In favor of the PAP also played the capacity shown by its leaders in transforming the small tropical island into a developed nation, with high rates of economic growth. The crisis that hit the Asian economies at the end of the nineties and that also involved Singapore had not undermined this confidence, on the contrary increasing fears about possible political changes.

In view of the legislative elections, scheduled for November 2001, some opposition parties ( Singapore People’s Party , Singapore Justice Party , Singapore Malay National Organization , National Solidarity Party ) coalesced (July) and formed the Singapore Democratic Alliance . The new political bloc, however, did not manage to undermine the pre-eminence of the ruling party and obtained only 11.8 % of the consensus against the 75.3 % obtained by the PAP, an increase compared to previous consultations (in 1997 it had stopped at 65 % of votes). The Workers’ Party He won the 3 % and the Social Democratic Party ‘s 8 %.

In the following years the government was mainly engaged on economic issues and launched a series of measures aimed at relaunching and diversifying production. Furthermore, the executive, which had ensured full support for the United States-led international coalition against terrorism, formed after the attacks in New York on 11 September 2001, carried out numerous arrests among alleged members of Islamic terrorist groups and tightened controls on the Muslim community, which denounced increasing discrimination against itself.

In August 2004, Lee Hsien Loong, son of Lee Kuan Yew (historical leader of the PAP and prime minister from 1959 to 1990) was appointed prime minister, replacing the resigning Goh Chok Tong, who had been in office since 1990. In August 2005, the electoral commission, deeming elections superfluous due to the admission of a single candidate, reconfirmed Sellapan Ramanathan (known as SR Nathan) as President of the Republic. The political elections of May 2006 marked a setback for the ruling party which, while still obtaining an absolute majority of the seats, dropped to 66.6 % of the votes; the Workers’ Party conquered the 16.3 % of the votes, the Singapore Democratic Alliance on 13 %, while the Social Democratic Party on 4.1 %.

In foreign policy, the country intensified relations with the United States and collaborated with Malaysia to resolve the still open territorial disputes.

Singapore weather in March, April and May

Daily temperatures averaging 31 to 32 ° C are to be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.

Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May at about 28 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.

In the period from March to May, the sun shines an average of 6 hours a day.