Singapore overview

Singapore (/ˈsiːŋ(ɡ)əpɔːr/ (About this soundlisten)), officially the Republic of Singapore (Malay: Republik Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡共和国; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு), is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. 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 square kilometres or 50 square miles). The nation is known for its transition from a developing to a developed country in a single generation under the leadership of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.[8]

In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore as a trading post of the British East India Company. After the company's collapse in 1858, the islands were ceded to the British Raj as a crown colony. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan. It gained independence from the British Empire in 1963 by joining Malaysia along with other former British territories (Sabah and Sarawak), but separated two years later over ideological differences, becoming a sovereign state in 1965. After early years of turbulence and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed rapidly as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its workforce.

Singapore is a global hub for education,[9] entertainment,[10] finance, healthcare,[11] human capital,[12] innovation,[13] logistics,[14] manufacturing,[15] technology,[16] tourism,[17] trade, and transport.[18] The city ranks highly in numerous international rankings, and has been recognised as the most "technology-ready" nation (WEF), top International-meetings city (UIA),[19][20] city with "best investment potential" (BERI), world's smartest city,[21] world's safest country,[22][23] world's most competitive economy.[24][25] third least-corrupt country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, fifth-most innovative country, and the second-busiest container port.[26] The Economist has ranked Singapore as the most expensive city to live in, since 2013.[27] It is identified as a tax haven. Singapore is the only country in Asia with an AAA sovereign rating from all major rating agencies, and one of 11 worldwide. Globally, the Port of Singapore and Changi Airport have held the titles of leading "Maritime Capital" and "Best Airport" respectively for consecutive years, while Singapore Airlines is the 2018 "World's Best Airline".[28][29] Singapore ranks 9th on the UN Human Development Index with the 3rd highest GDP per capita. It is placed highly in key social indicators: education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety and housing. Although income inequality is high, 90% of homes are owner-occupied. According to the Democracy Index, the country is described as a "flawed democracy".

The city-state is home to 5.6 million residents, 39% of whom are foreign nationals, including permanent residents. There are four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil; most Singaporeans are bilingual and English serves as the nation's lingua franca, while Malay is the national language. Its cultural diversity is reflected in its extensive ethnic cuisine and major festivals. Pew Research has found that Singapore has the highest religious diversity in any country. Multiracialism has been enshrined in its constitution since independence, and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, politics, among others.

Singapore is a unitary parliamentary republic with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government. The People's Action Party has won every election since self-government began in 1959. As one of the five founding members of ASEAN, Singapore is the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Secretariat,[30] as well as many international conferences and events. It is also a member of the East Asia Summit, Non-Aligned Movement and the Commonwealth of Nations.[31]

Best Singapore Dollar exchange rates at POSB in Singapore

POSB
POSB
Singapore

Making Banking Joyful

We seek to "Make Banking Joyful" - by leveraging digital technologies and embedding ourselves seamlessly into your lives ot deliver simple, fast and contextual banking solutions and experiences. We are here for the long term, with a view to enrich lives, transform businesses and drive sustainable outcomes.
A purpose-driven bank

Being purpose-driven is part of our DNA. From the time of DBS’ and POSB’s founding as the Development Bank of Singapore and “People’s Bank” respectively, we have believed in the importance of good citizenship. Building on this illustrious heritage, DBS has continued to reinvent ourselves over the years with a view to creating a more sustainable bank.

We are focused on three sustainability pillars: (i) Responsible banking (ii) Responsible business practices and (iii) Creating social impact.

We use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for guiding our areas of focus, including

SDG 5 – Gender Equality
SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13 – Climate Action

We seek to “Make Banking Joyful” – by leveraging digital technologies and embedding ourselves seamlessly into your lives to deliver simple, fast and contextual banking solutions and experiences. We are here for the long term, with a view to enrich lives, transform businesses and drive sustainable outcomes.

Exchange Singapore Dollar POSB Buy POSB Sell
Exchange US Dollar Sell US Dollar at POSB in Singapore Buy US Dollar at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Euro Sell Euro at POSB in Singapore Buy Euro at POSB in Singapore
Exchange British Pound Sell British Pound at POSB in Singapore Buy British Pound at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Australian Dollar Sell Australian Dollar at POSB in Singapore Buy Australian Dollar at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Canadian Dollar Sell Canadian Dollar at POSB in Singapore Buy Canadian Dollar at POSB in Singapore
Exchange New Zealand Dollar Sell New Zealand Dollar at POSB in Singapore Buy New Zealand Dollar at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Danish Krone Sell Danish Krone at POSB in Singapore Buy Danish Krone at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Hong Kong Dollar Sell Hong Kong Dollar at POSB in Singapore Buy Hong Kong Dollar at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Norwegian Krone Sell Norwegian Krone at POSB in Singapore Buy Norwegian Krone at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Swedish Krona Sell Swedish Krona at POSB in Singapore Buy Swedish Krona at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Swiss Franc Sell Swiss Franc at POSB in Singapore Buy Swiss Franc at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Emirati Dirham Sell Emirati Dirham at POSB in Singapore Buy Emirati Dirham at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Turkish Lira Sell Turkish Lira at POSB in Singapore Buy Turkish Lira at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Japanese Yen Sell Japanese Yen at POSB in Singapore Buy Japanese Yen at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Thai Baht Sell Thai Baht at POSB in Singapore Buy Thai Baht at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Indonesian Rupiah Sell Indonesian Rupiah at POSB in Singapore Buy Indonesian Rupiah at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Russian Ruble Sell Russian Ruble at POSB in Singapore Buy Russian Ruble at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Mexican Peso Sell Mexican Peso at POSB in Singapore Buy Mexican Peso at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Bruneian Dollar Sell Bruneian Dollar at POSB in Singapore Buy Bruneian Dollar at POSB in Singapore
Exchange South African Rand Sell South African Rand at POSB in Singapore Buy South African Rand at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Chinese Yuan Renminbi Sell Chinese Yuan Renminbi at POSB in Singapore Buy Chinese Yuan Renminbi at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Indian Rupee Sell Indian Rupee at POSB in Singapore Buy Indian Rupee at POSB in Singapore
Exchange South Korean Won Sell South Korean Won at POSB in Singapore Buy South Korean Won at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Sri Lankan Rupee Sell Sri Lankan Rupee at POSB in Singapore Buy Sri Lankan Rupee at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Philippine Peso Sell Philippine Peso at POSB in Singapore Buy Philippine Peso at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Taiwan New Dollar Sell Taiwan New Dollar at POSB in Singapore Buy Taiwan New Dollar at POSB in Singapore
Exchange Saudi Arabian Riyal Sell Saudi Arabian Riyal at POSB in Singapore Buy Saudi Arabian Riyal at POSB in Singapore

POSB buy rate – this is the rate at which POSB buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD). For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

POSB sell rate – this is the rate at which POSB sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD). For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Singapore news tweets

Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:12:05 UTC
RT @Rob_Kimbell: If we leave the EU either with a bilateral Free Trade Agreement such as 'Canada +++' or on WTO terms, the UK can ta… https://t.co/Lm1bvNESRT
Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:12:04 UTC
RT @Reuters: Researchers in Singapore have invented 'smart' clothing they say can boost signals and save battery life on wireles… https://t.co/jbobLeC3P5
Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:11:58 UTC
Safety for my Mama and Nanay and all other relatives traveling to Singapore today! 😍
Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:11:55 UTC
@TheCashManWins My answer is a heck of a lot cheaper than in Singapore!🤣
Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:11:49 UTC
RT @DimanJapar: Ugh Singapore gangs are so well educated and well mannered. Y'all better stan. Nothing but respect for my gang gang. https://t.co/6URO7pEozX
Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:11:47 UTC
Just someone casually feather-dusting a car @ChangiAirport. #singapore #nightout #ipoppedoverfordinner https://t.co/0yVTqEfYwK
Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:11:44 UTC
RT @laherajessie1: waaa sweet morning night na from Singapore . #HNKPagpapatawad @Barber_Edward_ @maymayentrata07 https://t.co/Y1Fzrb1sap
Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:11:43 UTC
再给我两分钟. @ The Axis Auditorium (Hope Church Singapore) https://t.co/v4Jm2G9GXp
Singapore added 1 tweet
2019-08-25 01:11:31 UTC
@mjjennisa Hi there, you may wish to contact your nearest Singapore Airlines office for assistance: https://t.co/kVKOozOap1. Thank you.

Singapore news media

Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-24T05:43:49+02:00
Flawsome 💕 . . . #asian #pinoytravel #travellingpinoys #happiness #singapore #livewithlove #chinoy #filchi
Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-24T05:41:54+02:00
Thank you to Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and Malik Mazlan @zen_emptiness for their invite to work on their Mid Autumn Festival email banner. Super honoured to collaborate with Malik on this fun project. We used Chinese calligraphy and manipulated them to images associated with Chinese Culture. (Malik did all the amazing Chinese calligraphy!!)
Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-24T05:41:13+02:00
BETUL KE BOLEH PANJANG? JANGAN TIPU . Maaf bang, kalau nak panjang sahaja saya tak boleh jamin. Sebab kalau abang guna produk Lintah Gunung Belacak Oil ni. . Bukan dapat panjang je, berurat, kencing lawas, tahan lama semua abang dapat dalam 1 produk. Dan paling penting kesan perubahan ni adalah kesan semulajadi yang sihat. . Kalau abang tak kisah nak jadi lagi power, biar bini surprise dengan perubahan abang lepas bersama, boleh guna produk ni. Tapi saya beri amaran sebab bini konfem akan merayu untuk abang stop . . #jual #jualanmurah #jualansis #jualankaka #murah #bazaarpaknil #sayajualonline #awek #awekmelayu #lawak #sayajualmurah #senyum #singapore #bazaaronline #minyaklintah #onlineshop #isteripuas #sayajual #belacak #lintah#ipreview #produksuamiisteri
Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-24T05:40:02+02:00
Spot the umbrella.
Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-24T05:39:56+02:00
👉🏽 Ordering Office Star Curves Button Chair Custom. 👉🏽PRODUK FURNITURE AMAN&TERPERCAYA👇 🛒Untuk Pemesanan Kami Menyediakan 💻design pengisihan rumah 🏙Project, apartemen, property. 👉🏽Banyak Varian 🕎Meja makan resin 🏠Kursi tamu Bellagio 🏘kursi syahrini 🏠meja mkn 🏘kursi tamu ukir 🛋sofa bed, luxury ↕️ ↕️ ↕️ /ANZBJNaDAQCCmm4JAAAAAA== HARGA BELUM TERMASUK ONGKIR ✔ ⬇️ 👉KETERANGAN : - Mohon Diskusi Sebelum untuk Check Ketersedian Stock, Detail Specsifikasi Produk,  Waktu Pengerjaan Barang dan Biaya Ongkos Kirim Sebelum Melakukan Check out Order ✔ ↕️ 👉HARAP HUBUNGI ADMIN SEBELUM BERTRANSAKSI *TERIMAKASIH ATAS KUNJUNGAN ANDA #UTAMAKAN KUALITAS JANGAN TERTIPU HARGA MURAH. ☎️https://wa.me/6281326006640 👉DM @dariyonojepara123 👉FOLLOW @dariyonojepara123 #resin #hiasanlampu #furniture #design #interior #mejamakan #kursitamu #kitchenset #decorasiruangtamu #luxury #sofabedcover #sofa #depok #dubai #singapore #australia #malaysia #batam #jakarta #bengkulu #sidoarjo #yogyakarta #semarang #sulawesi #pontianak #kalimantan
Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-25T05:42:09+02:00
Just awful tshirts ' Young Wild and Free ' LA, Texas, Newyork, Singapore, Vietnam ... 해외에서 더 큰 사랑 받고있습니다! 전 세계인의 이노무시키 남녀노소 어린아이부터 어른아이까지 좋아하는 이노무시키 야! 너두 인싸 될 수 있어 ! Lets get it !! hit the link in my bio ! https://inomusiki.threadless.com/designs/inomusiki-signiture/mens/zip-up-hoody/french-terry?color=heather_oatmeal #INOMUSIKI #ootd #dailyfashion #westside #halloween #fashion #styling #style #icon #La #newyork #texas #singapore #seoul #paradox #hautecoture #dailyoutfit #pictureofaday #소통 #핵간지 #오오티디 #패션 #스타일링 #티셔츠는이노무시키
Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-25T05:42:02+02:00
🍁@Tiens_spektakuler🍁 Mau tau caranya cantik alami ?? 👉Mau bebas jerawat ? 👉Mau wajah lebih cerah ? 👉Mau wajah lebih halus ? 👉Mau wajah bebas flek ? 👉Mau wajah lebih kencang ? Tapiii takut ga cocok dengan perawatan wajah ? 😨 takut resiko kena bahan kimia berbahaya ?? 😱 🍀Kalau gitu kamu harus pakai nih masker wajah spirulina..😍 . 🍁Herbal. 🍁Halal. 🍁Aman. 🍁Penghargaan Nasional & Internasional. 🍁Bisa digunakan semua usia. 🍁Bisa digunakan Pria/Wanita. 🍁Bisa digunakan Ibu hamil. 🍁Tidak ketergantungan & Tanpa efek samping. Mumpung ada PROMOO..!! Chat Yaaaa WA : 081267013401 LINE :@wsl7557n #masker #maskerherbal #maskerspirulina #aceh #medan #padang #bengkulu #riau #jambi #palembang #lampung #bangkabelitung #jakarta #bandung #yogyakarta #bekasi #bali #denpasar #kalimantan #makasar #palu #jayapura #singapore #malaysia #sabah #hongkong #taiwan #korsel #indonesia
Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-25T05:39:53+02:00
🍁@Tiens_spektakuler🍁 Mau tau caranya cantik alami ?? 👉Mau bebas jerawat ? 👉Mau wajah lebih cerah ? 👉Mau wajah lebih halus ? 👉Mau wajah bebas flek ? 👉Mau wajah lebih kencang ? Tapiii takut ga cocok dengan perawatan wajah ? 😨 takut resiko kena bahan kimia berbahaya ?? 😱 🍀Kalau gitu kamu harus pakai nih masker wajah spirulina..😍 . 🍁Herbal. 🍁Halal. 🍁Aman. 🍁Penghargaan Nasional & Internasional. 🍁Bisa digunakan semua usia. 🍁Bisa digunakan Pria/Wanita. 🍁Bisa digunakan Ibu hamil. 🍁Tidak ketergantungan & Tanpa efek samping. Mumpung ada PROMOO..!! Chat Yaaaa WA : 081267013401 LINE :@wsl7557n #masker #maskerherbal #maskerspirulina #aceh #medan #padang #bengkulu #riau #jambi #palembang #lampung #bangkabelitung #jakarta #bandung #yogyakarta #bekasi #bali #denpasar #kalimantan #makasar #palu #jayapura #singapore #malaysia #sabah #hongkong #taiwan #korsel #indonesia
Singapore added 1 medium
2019-08-25T05:35:57+02:00
Boleh lahhhh...😘😘 #singapore#merlion#jalanjalansore#happy#metime#barbarasholiday

Singapore news texts

Asia Sentinel: Singapore Could Get its First Real Election – The Independent News

Latest Singapore News and Headlines, Top Stories and Alternative Perspectives.

14 days conditional positive
Singaporean teen pleads with Australia not to deport her family due to father’s medical condition – The Independent News

Latest Singapore News and Headlines, Top Stories and Alternative Perspectives.

14 days conditional negative
“Singapore is the best place in the world to test out things”—vlogger Nas Daily – The Independent News

Latest Singapore News and Headlines, Top Stories and Alternative Perspectives.

14 days indicative positive
George Clooney’s sister-in-law charged with second drink-driving offence in Singapore – The Independent News

Latest Singapore News and Headlines, Top Stories and Alternative Perspectives.

6 days indicative negative

Singapore currency converter

Singapore exchange rates

50 UAH to EUR
Kiev, Ukraine.
100 EUR to RUB
Dublin, Ireland.
1 QAR to INR
Doha, State of Qatar.
50 USD to HRK
New York City, United States.
3000 CNY to CHF
Zürich, Switzerland.
7000 THB to EUR
Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand.
7000 THB to EUR
Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand.
1000 HKD to SEK
Älmhult, Kingdom of Sweden.
1000 SEK to HKD
Älmhult, Kingdom of Sweden.
1 EUR to DKK
Århus, Kingdom of Denmark.
1 DKK to EUR
Århus, Kingdom of Denmark.
20 EUR to SEK
Lund, Kingdom of Sweden.
515 USD to CAD
Toronto, Canada.
1000 CAD to XPF
Toronto, Canada.
1 USD to UZS
Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan.
1 KZT to UZS
Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan.
1 AED to BGN
Karaisen, Republic of Bulgaria.
500 EUR to HRK
Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands.
3000 HRK to EUR
Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands.