Singapore is the larger island of a small group of islands situated near the southern tip of Malaysia. It has enjoyed significant prosperity since achieving independence in 1965, proving itself to be one of the most wealthy and efficient economies in the world.
Singapore is also a multi-racial and multi-lingual society that incorporates Chinese, Malay, Indian, Filipino, Thai, Japanese, Sri Lankan, Indonesian and Korean people groups, creating a rich and diverse Asian culture. Freedom of religion is allowed, although public proclamation of religious belief is not permitted by law.
The Singapore Church is mission-minded, sending out almost twice as many missionaries as they welcome, and establishing a presence in 47 countries.
- Region: South East Asia
- Capital: Singapore
- Population: 5.7 million
- Area: 719.2 km2
- Religions: : Buddhist 40.9%, no religion 18.6%, Muslim 12.8%, ethnic religions 7.9%, Hindu 5%, Roman Catholic 4.9%, independent Christian 4.4%
- Languages: Mandarin, English, Malay and Tamil (all official though English is the most widely spoken)