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]

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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.

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2 Orchard Link #02-07/08, Scape Building
Singapore 237978
Account Services Centre (For Work Permit Holders)
7 Kaki Bukit Avenue 3 #01-08/09/10/11/12 Kaki Bukit Recreation Centre
Singapore 415814
Ang Mo Kio Central Branch
Blk 712A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 #01-4066
Singapore 560712
Ang Mo Kio North
Blk 629 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 #01-1018
Singapore 560629
Aperia
12 Kallang Avenue #01-53A
Singapore 339511
Bedok Central Branch
Blk 213 Bedok North Street 1 #01-103
Singapore 460213
Bedok North
Blk 539 Bedok North Street 3 #01-647
Singapore 460539
Boon Lay
10 Boon Lay Place #01-06, Boon Lay Community Club
Singapore 649882
Bukit Batok Central Branch
Blk 636 Bukit Batok Central #01-02/04
Singapore 650636
Bukit Batok West
Blk 153 Bukit Batok West Street 11 #01-290/292
Singapore 650153
Bukit Panjang Branch
Blk 260 Bangkit Road #01-15
Singapore 670260
Buona Vista Branch
Blk 43 Holland Drive #01-59
Singapore 270043
Canberra
2 Sembawang Crescent #01-02, Canberra Community Club
Singapore 757632
CentrePoint Branch
176 Orchard Road #01-27 CentrePoint
Singapore 238843
Clementi Central Branch
Blk 449 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-243
Singapore 120449
Compass One Branch
1 Sengkang Square #02-05/06 Compass One Mall
Singapore 545078
Eastpoint Branch
3 Simei Street 6 #01-24/25/29 Eastpoint Mall
Singapore 528833
Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade #01-126, Great World City
Singapore 237994
Hougang Central Branch
Blk 805 Hougang Central #01-102/104
Singapore 530805
ITE College Central
2 Ang Mo Kio Drive Blk A #01-10
Singapore 567720
Jurong East Central Branch
21 Jurong Gateway Road #01-03 CPF Jurong Building
Singapore 608546
Jurong Point Branch
1 Jurong West Central 2 #B1-20 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Singapore 648886
Jurong West Branch
Blk 501 Jurong West Street 51 #01-279/281
Singapore 640501
Kampong Ubi
Blk 301 Ubi Avenue 1 #01-257
Singapore 400301
Kampung Admiralty Branch
Block 676 Woodlands Drive 71, Kampung Admiralty, #B1-01
Singapore 730676
Kovan Branch
Blk 204 Hougang Street 21 #01-107/111
Singapore 530204
MacPherson
400 Paya Lebar Way #01-05, MacPherson Community Club
Singapore 379131
Marine Parade Branch
Blk 83 Marine Parade #01-584/586
Singapore 440083
Nanyang Estate
Blk 960 Jurong West Street 92 #01-174
Singapore 640960
Nee Soon South
30 Yishun Street 81 #01-04, Nee Soon South Community Club
Singapore 768455
Newton Branch
135 Bukit Timah Road Newton Building
Singapore 229837
Ngee Ann City Branch
391 Orchard Road #04-15 Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
Our Tampines Hub
51 Tampines Ave 4 #B1-20
Singapore 529684
Pasir Ris East Branch
Block 442 Pasir Ris Drive 6 #01-32/34
Singapore 510442
Paya Lebar Branch
10 Eunos Road 8, Singapore Post Centre, #01-106/107/108
Singapore 408600
Potong Pasir
6 Potong Pasir Ave 2, Potong Pasir Community Centre
Singapore 358361
Rivervale
Blk 118 Rivervale Drive #01-21, Rivervale Plaza
Singapore 540118
Seletar Mall Branch
33 Sengkang West Avenue #01-49/50/51/52/53 Seletar Mall
Singapore 797653
Serangoon Central Branch
Blk 254 Serangoon Central Drive #01-203
Singapore 550254
Square 2 Branch
10 Sinaran Drive #02-19/20 Square 2
Singapore 307506
SUTD
8 Somapah Road #01-103
Singapore 487372
Taman Jurong
1 Yung Sheng Road #01-03, Taman Jurong Community Club
Singapore 618495
Tampines Central Branch
Blk 513 Tampines Central #01-160
Singapore 520513
Tampines East Branch
Blk 201A Tampines Street 21 #01-1051
Singapore 521201
Tanjong Pagar Branch
Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar #01-41/44 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Singapore 082001
Tiong Bahru Branch
302 Tiong Bahru Road, Tiong Bahru Plaza #01-123/124
Singapore 168732
Toa Payoh Central Branch
480 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #01-09 Hdb Hub
Singapore 310480
Toa Payoh North
Blk 107 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-266
Singapore 310107
West Coast
2 Clementi West Street 2 #01-07, West Coast Community Centre
Singapore 129605
White Sands Branch
1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3 #03-05
Singapore 518457
Woodlands West Branch
Blk 303 Woodlands Street 31 #01-191
Singapore 730303
Yew Tee Branch
61 Choa Chu Kang Drive #01-04 Yew Tee MRT Station
Singapore 689715
Yishun Central Branch
Blk 926 Yishun Central 1 #01-183
Singapore 760926
Yishun North
Blk 290 Yishun Street 22 #01-401
Singapore 760290
Yishun West Branch
Blk 101 Yishun Avenue 5 #01-05
Singapore 760101
Zhenghua
1 Segar Road #01-06, Zhenghua Community Club
Singapore 677738
​Waterway Point Branch
83 Punggol Central #01-15
Singapore 828761

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