KNOWLEDGE BASE Facts About Singapore

 

Map of Singapore

Singapore Quick Facts

 

You'd probably like some quick stats about Singapore. On this page we've gathered key Singapore information to help you get started on going global,  and we'll continue to add to it based on your needs. Send us your question in Ask Globig or use the Support button to let us know if something is missing. We'll let you know when we've added it. 

Conventional long form name: Republic of Singapore
Conventional short form name: Singapore
Internet Country Code: .sg
Official Languages: Mandarin, English, Malay, Tamil
Population: 5.535 Million (2015)
Urban Population: 100%
Time Zone: Singapore Standard Time (SGT or SST), UTC +8, Daylight Savings Time not observed
Phone Number Country Code: 65
Landline Phone Number Format: 8 digits, first digit is 3 or 6 (3XXX XXXX or 6XXX XXXX)
Cell Phone Number Format: 8 digits, first digit is either an 8 or a 9 (8XXX XXXX or 9XXX XXXX)
Calling to Singapore from the United States or Canada: 011 65 XXXX XXXX
Clock: Government sites and banks use AM/PM to designate time. Stores may list their open hours in 12 or 24-hour time
Dates: DD/MM/YYYY (when presented in English)
Currency: Singapore Dollar; currency code is SGD; symbol is $, or S$
Thousands Separator (comma) and Decimal Mark (dot): 1,234,567.89 
Standard Work Week: 44 hours
Annual Leave: Eligible after 3 months and are covered under the Employment Act; Earn 7 days after one year and up from there; prorated for portions of years. Due to competition for good workers, you may need to offer more than the legal minimum
Voting Age: 21 and compulsory
Drinking Age: 18

 

Globig Resources

World Factbook

Britannica

Singapore Population in Brief 2016

Singapore Department of Statistics

The World Bank

Singapore in Figures 2016

Singapore Ministry of Manpower

Singapore Ministry of Manpower - Hours of Work, Overtime, and Rest

Singapore Ministry of Manpower - Annual Leave

Singapore Ministry of Manpower - Employment Act Coverage

 

KNOWLEDGE BASE Facts About Singapore