“Singapore, A child of my own.” - Sir Stamford Raffles
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, sometimes referred to as the "Lion City", the "Garden City" or the "Little Red Dot", is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2) and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens.
An independent city-state on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is comprised of one major island—Singapore Island—and more than 50 adjacent islets. The narrow Johore Strait separates Singapore Island from Malaysia on the north. On the south, Singapore Strait, an important shipping channel, separates the island from the Riau Islands of Indonesia.
648 square kilometres (250 square miles)
About one-ninth the size of Brunei Darrulsalam.
- Background image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1_singapore_city_skyline_dusk_panorama_2011.jpg
- Singapore Map: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/singapore.html
- Location Map: http://www.singaporetravelhub.com/information/map/
- Land Area Map: https://wildshores.blogspot.ca/2008/12/is-more-reclamation-in-singapore.html?m=1