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2 PowerPoint styles presentation templates Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

3 The metamorphosis The island's transformation from a tiny colonial outpost to thriving metropolis was the mastermind effort of our forefathers and our current Mentor Minister Lee Kuan Yew who swept to power on a wave of anti- colonial sentiments in 1959

4 In a nutshell Singapore, with a population of 4.5 million, is made up of the main island of Singapore and sixty smaller islets. This thriving metropolis has emerged as an important regional center for trade, tourism, communications, and banking. Singapore is rich in cultural diversity as Chinese, Indian, and Malay people represent the country's ethnic variety. There are four official languages – English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil. Malay is the national language, and English is the language of instruction in educational institutions

5 Our National Flag Red symbolizes the "universal brotherhood and equality of man" White symbolizes the "pervading and everlasting purity and virtue". The waxing crescent moon "represents a young nation on the ascendant". Finally, the five stars "stand for the nation's ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality".

6 Our National Anthem ONWARD SINGAPORE We, the people of Singapore Together march towards happiness Our noble aspiration To make Singapore a success Let us all unite In a new spirit Together we proclaim Onward Singapore MAJULAH SINGAPURA Mari kita rakyat Singapura Sama-sama menuju bahagia Cita-cita kita yang mulia Berjaya Singapura Marilah kita bersatu Dengan semangat yang baru Semua kita berseru Majulah Singapura

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8 Our Pledge

9 Food in Singapore Being a multi racial and religious nation, Singapore has a wide variety of food catering to all races. Singapore is well-known as a gourmet centre. The wide variety of food ranging from mouth-savouring local dishes (e.g. satay and chilli crabs ) to international cuisine (e.g. French and Mexican food). Tourists usually indulge themselves in a wide array of places to dine. Just to mention a few would be in open air or air conditioned hawker stalls, coffee shops and world-class restaurants.

10 An example of a Chinese food, Wanton mee. The dish is usually served in hot soup, garnished with leafy vegetables, and wonton (a type of dumpling). Satay is a dish consisting of chunks meat (chicken, goat, mutton, beef, fish, etc.) on bamboo skewers. These are barbecued over a charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings. Consumption of pork is against the laws based on the Islamic holy scripture, the Quran. Biryani is made from a variety of Indian spices that is used to marinate the meat, usually chicken or mutton. Consumption of beef is against the Hindu religion. Food in Singapore

11 Composition of Races The composition of people in Singapore consists of Chinese, being the largest, and subsequently the Malays, Indians and the Eurasians comprising a significant 1% of the population.

12 LANGUAGES SPOKEN The national language of Singapore is Malay. Because of its multiracial makeup, Singapore recognizes four official languages: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil respectively{picture}. English is the language of administration. Malay is the language in which the National Anthem in sung. In schools, children usually take English as the first language and one of the other 3 as a second language. For all intents and purposes, most conversations and business in Singapore are conducted in either English or Mandarin.English

13 The Chinese form about three-quarters (76%) of Singaporeans Their culture can be seen in Chinatown, notable for their are traditional shophouses, temples,and craftsmen at work. The Malays, form about one-seventh (15%) of the population, Arab Street provides a peek into the Muslim way of life. There, you will find the impressive Sultan Mosque, colourful silks and fabrics, jewellery, perfumes and many others. The Indians, Form one-fifteenth (6.5%) of the population, are Little India is a fine place to learn about the Indian community. It prides itself of Temples and small shops selling silks, garlands, jewellery and spices.

14 Chinatown (Chinese ) Singapore’s Chinatown is an ethnic neighbourhood featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements and a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population. It evolved around 1821 when the first Chinese junk arrived from China. The local name – 牛 车水 (Bullock Cart Water) arose from the fact each household at that time had to collect fresh water from the wells, using bullock-drawn carts.

15 Little India (Indians) Little India is the focal point of Singapore's Indian community. It is packed with interesting things to discover! During Deepavali (usually between Oct/Nov), the Indian Festival of Lights, Little India is transformed into a fairyland of gaily decorated, brightly lit streets bustling with shoppers.

16 Named after the Gelam tree which used to grow in the area, Kampong Glam was the historic seat of Malay royalty in Singapore. Today, the former Istana Kampong Glam (Sultan’s palace) has been converted into a heritage museum, to showcase the rich history and culture of Singapore’s Malay community. The Sultan Mosque(right) remains a major landmark and congregation point for Singapore Muslims. Kampong Glam(Malays)

17 EDUCATION SYSTEM Primary education comprises a four-year foundation stage from Primary 1 to 4 and a two-year orientation stage from Primary 5 to 6. Secondary schools in Singapore can be government funded, government aided or independent. Students attend four or five years of secondary education under the Special, Express or Normal Course. Upon completion of the GCE 'O' Level examination, students may apply for entry to a junior college for a two-year pre-university course or a centralised institute for a three-year pre-university course. Junior colleges and centralised institutes prepare students for their entry to the university and lay the foundation for tertiary education. The three local universities in Singapore are National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU).NUSNTU

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19 Places Of Interests

20 A themed attraction, tropical resort, nature park and heritage centre all rolled into one! Especially frequent by tourists and young people who loves the sea, sand and sun! Underwater World Siloso Beach Sky Ride Sentosa has a stretch of sheltered beach, six hotels and resorts, variety of attractions, museums and other facilities to provide recreation and entertainment! Sentosa Luge Ride

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22 Esplanade By Day; By Night; Also known as- Theatres on the Bay. Singapore’s busiest performing arts centre. The architectural and cultural icon, with its striking twin shells, sits on six hectares of prime waterfront land by Marina Bay, part of Singapore's civic district comprising other heritage, arts and entertainment facilities. The Esplanade houses world-class performance spaces, of genres to encompass music, dance, theatre and visual arts, with a special emphasis on Asian culture. Nicknamed as The 600 million(cost of development) DURIAN since the structure of the building resembles the fruit itself which is very much loved by locals!

23 The Interior of the Esplanade Concert Hall (left) Mosaic Club (right) THE STUDIO OUT- DOOR THEATRE

24 Thank You We hope you find our homeland an interesting place to visit in future!


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