Culture – Singapore is a small island
country and has a multi racial population. Below are
some details about Singapore. Singapore is located
in South East Asia, at the southern most tip of Malaysia
Peninsula. It is situated one degree north of Equator.
The population of Singapore is about 4 millions.
The make-up of the population is about 77% Chinese,
14% Malay and 8% Indian. The remainder includes a
number of other ethnic groups. English, Mandarin,
Malay and Tamil are languages widely
spoken and there is an 80% literacy rate on the island.
About 43% are Buddist and there are equal numbers
of Islamists and Christians (at about 15%).
The various population strands all retain their Cultural
Influences and it could be said that there
is no unique Singapore culture as such. However, many
consider Singapore the cuisine capital of Asia and
there is a very wide range of European, Chinese, Indian,
Indonesian and Westerns dishes on offer.
The Chinese New Year is a major celebration and the Lion Dance is performed during the street parties. Chinese opera is also popular.
To most visitors, Singapore immediately
comes across as a very well run country and rules
and laws are adhered to all the time.