Doing Business in Singapur
Commonwealth of Singapore
Official languages: English (main language), Malay, Chinese, Tamil.
• Prime Minister
Lee Hsien Loong
• Parliament Speaker
• Chief Justice
Currency: Singapore dollar (S$) (SGD)
Time zone: UTC+8 (Singapore Standard Time)
Calling code: +65
Hymne: Majulah Singapura
Major Cities and Serving Airports
To the east of the city-state is Changi Airport, one of the most important airports in Southeast Asia. He is served by over 100 international airlines. Part of the civil flights consists of transit traffic, which only stops in Singapore - especially on the Kangaroo route. The five most frequently served destinations are Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Manila (in that order, as of 2017). The airport consists of four terminals. A connection of the terminals is ensured with a monorail (Skytrain). Between Terminal 2 and 3 there is the MRT station, with which you can get to the city center cheaply.
Another airport in Seletar is of minor importance for civil aviation.
Republic of Singapore (englisch)
Republik Singapura (malaiisch)
சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (Tamil)
Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Official languages English (main language), Malay, Chinese, Tamil.
Singapore (official Republic of Singapore, English Republic of Singapore, Malay republic Singapura, Chinese 新加坡 共和国, Pinyin Xīnjiāpō Gònghéguó, Tamil சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு Ciṅkappūr Kudiyarasu) is an island and city state and the smallest in terms of area of Southeast Asia.
Within just a few decades, Singapore, as one of the so-called tiger states, made the leap from an emerging country to an industrial state or a primarily service-oriented economy. The construction of the economy began in colonial times. Already in the 19th century, when Singapore became a British colony, it was with its very favorable water traffic situation between China and Europe as a large goods handling place. As a result, commercial and industrial areas are mainly located on the coasts. Many products are merely processed or refined in Singapore, some of which include Food, petroleum, rubber, steel and machinery.
Singapore's trading partners are the US, UK, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. Despite its small size and small population, Singapore was the world's eleventh largest export nation in 2016, with exports of goods and services worth $ 511 billion. Singapore was also one of the few nations in the world where the value of exports exceeded that of gross domestic product, demonstrating Singapore's close ties to world trade. In the Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum, Singapore occupies second place behind the USA in 2018.
Singapore is one of the most deregulated and privatized economies in the world. In the Index for Economic Freedom in 2017, it took second place behind Hong Kong. Singapore is one of the most liberal economies in the world. Singapore is of particular importance as an international financial center and in wealth management. H. as a tax haven. Singapore was ranked number 4 on the list of the 17 largest tax havens in the world in 2017 by Global Citizens.
Tourism is promoted by the government with marketing campaigns targeted and brings every year billions in revenue. Singaporeans are free to travel visa-free to 159 countries, giving Singapore residents the most powerful passport in the world, as Paraguay lifted Singapore's VISA restrictions on 24 October 2017, putting Germany in second place with 158 states.
Gross domestic product (2016): 296.6 billion euros; Shares (2016): 26.6 percent industry and 73.4 percent services
Singaporeans are among the wealthiest in the world.
GDP per capita (PPP) (2016): 87,855 dollars
GDP / head (2016): 52,961 dollars
Employees (2004): services 67.4 percent, industry 32.6 percent, agriculture is almost nonexistent,
Unemployment (2016): 2.1 percent
Foreign trade (2016): 283.0 billion euros (thereof from Germany: 6.7) Import and 329.9 billion euros (thereof to Germany: 5.3) Export
Singapore is a member of APEC and is a member of the P4 Agreement, a free trade agreement that includes Brunei, Chile and New Zealand. A free trade agreement with the European Union was finalized in October 2014, on 19 October 2018, the EU signed a free trade and investment agreement with Singapore under the auspices of the ASEM summit.
- The city center with the shopping street Orchard Road
- The Marina Bay area with the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Marina Bay Street Circuit, the Singapore Flyer and the Gardens by the Bay
- The Arab quarter Kampong Glam, where you can find the Sultan Mosque and Arab Street
- The Indian district of Little India, where the Sri Veeramakaliamman temple can be found
- Mohamed Sultan Road, a street known for its nightlife
- Geylang District, one of the four red light districts of Singapore where legal prostitution can be pursued
- The entertainment districts of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay on the Singapore River with a variety of restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs
- The Colonial area with Fort Canning, Old Parliament, Victoria Theater and Concert Hall and Cricket Club
- The tourist island of Sentosa with a variety of attractions is especially popular with families on weekends. Worth seeing are u. a. a walk-in aquarium, Fort Siloso, Orchard Garden, Butterfly Park and Vulcanoland theme park
- The Chinese Quarter Chinatown
- The nightlife district Holland Village is popular with expats.