A city and a State with a major harbour and airport. In 2004 with 3.496 skyscrapers the city had the third largest number of skyscrapers in the world, after Hong Kong and New York.
Industry has grown rapidly since the 1960s, and Singapore now produces a diversity of goods, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronic items, clothing, plastics, rubber products, steel pipes, plywood, and processed foods. Shipbuilding and petroleum refining are also important. The leading industrial area is the Jurong Industrial Estate.
Government of Singapore - trade development board - american chamber of commerce
The population (1992 estimate) was 2,818,200. The population is ethnically diverse and consists principally of Chinese (about 78 percent), Malays (14 percent), and Indians (7 percent). The country has four official languagesEnglish, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. English is the language of administration.
national university of Singapore - radio Singapore international
Tourism and international banking are important sources of foreign exchange revenue. The country has one of the largest international airports in Asia, and a 26-km (16-mi) rail line that crosses Johore Strait and links with the Malaysian railroad system.
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