- It is the second most densely populated country, yet about half of it is comprised of parks.
- It has four official languages – English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil
- It became an independent country in 1965
- It is wedged between mainland Malaysia and Indonesia.
- You can go there this Fall semester to study at the Nanyang Technological Institute...
For a thorough background on Singapore, check out the State Department's two sites, one that'll answer your practical questions and one on the country's history, economics, culture, and more. You could also take a look at the CIA's World Fact Book.
This Singaporean site, meanwhile, will take you to loads of info on what to see and do in Singapore.
If you're looking for a neat and compact list, then you need to check out Time's list of 10 things to do in Singapore.
This site has a ton of useful links for people living in Singapore, and if you're doing some serious research, this site is a must.
Finally, this New York Times article tells us about the arts scene in Singapore, while this one tells us about the "hawker" food culture in Singapore. Don't know what that is? Click the link...
And, as for all our Fall 2012 exchange programs, the deadline to apply is April 5. For details about the program in Singapore (dates, cost, etc.) click here, and for info on how to apply, click here.
by Fedor Zarkhin