Download This Sample
This sample is exclusively for KidsKonnect members!
To download this worksheet, click the button below to signup for free (it only takes a minute) and you'll be brought right back to this page to start the download!
Sign Me Up
Table of Contents
Singapore is officially known as the Republic of Singapore, an island-state in Southeast Asia. Singapore lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of Malay Peninsula. It consists overall of one mainland and sixty-two (62) islets. The nation of Singapore is known for its transition from a developing to a developed country.
See the fact file below for more information on Singapore or alternatively, you can download our 23-page Singapore worksheet pack to utilize within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- Singapore’s capital is Singapore (city-state).
- Singapore’s official languages are English, Malay, Tamil, and Chinese.
- The recognized national language of Singapore is Malay.
- The people in Singapore are called Singaporeans.
- As of 2015, 74.3% of Singapore’s population was Chinese.
- Buddhism is the leading religion in Singapore, as 33.2% of its population practice it.
- Singapore’s government is formed by the President, the Parliament, and the Cabinet of Singapore.
- Singapore’s monetary unit is the Singaporean Dollar (SGD).
- The term Singapore is in fact an anglicized version of its Malay counterpart, Singapura, which was derived from Sanskrit, Simhapura.
- Simha means lion, and pura means town or city, hence its symbol and its popularity as the Lion City.
- Ironically, lions are unlikely to be seen in Singapore.
- The Srivijayan prince is said to have founded and named the island Singapura, and probably saw a Malayan Tiger.
- Singapore is also known as the “Garden City” for its tree-lined streets and visible vegetation which has been a project since its independence.
- Singapore is also referred to as the Little Red Dot in Asia and is how the island-nation is commonly depicted in several maps – as a red dot.
- In 2017, Singapore was referred to as the “Switzerland of Asia” for being neutral on international and regional issues.
- Colonial Singapore was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the British East India Company in 1819.
- In 1858, the company collapsed.
- The islands were then handed to the British Raj as a crown colony.
- Singapore was occupied by Japan during the Second World War.
- On September 16, 1963, by being a part of Malaysia along with other former British Territories, such as Sabah and Sarawak, Singapore gained independence from the clutches of the British Empire.
- The merging of Singapore and Malaysia were thought to benefit the economy by creating a common, free market, and to improve Singapore’s internal security.
- Two years later, on August 9, 1965, Singapore separated from Malaysia due to ideological differences.
- A commotion was bred and the dispute was born between the state government of Singapore and the federal government, especially when special privileges were granted to Malays.
- Lee Kuan Yew, the Prime Minister at that time, along with other political leaders advocated the equal treatment of all races in Malaysia.
- Racial tensions between Chinese and Malays occurred in 1964.
- United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) also detested Yew’s cry for equality.
- The dominance of Singapore would steer away power from Kuala Lumpur.
- Singapore refused to provide Sabah and Sarawak the full extent of the loans previously agreed to for the economic development of the two eastern states as a form of retaliation.
- UMNO called for the arrest of Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman moved to remove Singapore from the federation.
- In 1965, Singapore became a sovereign state.
- Lee Kuan Yew was teary-eyed on television that day.
- Lee Kuan Yew became Singapore’s prime minister from 1959 to 1990.
- Yew’s administration gave birth to many jobs, reducing unemployment.
- As a result, the standard of living raised.
- Singapore’s economy was then considered a Tiger Economy, which means an economy that has industrialized rapidly, and maintained exceptionally high growth rates. Singapore, along with Hong Kong, was considered a financial center in Asia.
- Singapore is a diverse country in terms of languages, religions, and cultures.
- English is the first language of Singapore. However, according to a 2010 census, 20% of Singaporeans were illiterate in English.
- This was a significant improvement from the 1990 census, where 40% of Singaporeans were illiterate in English.
- Singapore has been subject to many influences as it was colonized by Britain and has been a part of Malaysia.
- In spite of Singapore’s diversity, racial and religious harmony is regarded as a crucial part of Singapore’s success.
- The Marina Bay Sands is famous for being a spot where you can see the whole city.
- The Singapore Flyer is the largest observation wheel worldwide.
- Gardens by the Bay is a popular nature park where you can enjoy the views of the Bay East Garden, the man-made Supertree Grove, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall in the Cloud Forest Dome.
- The Merlion is a symbol of the city’s beginnings as a fishing village.
- For shopping, Orchard Road is the place to go.
- The Universal Studios Singapore and Night Safari Singapore are known as Singapore’s top entertainment tourist attractions.
This is a fantastic bundle that includes everything you need to know about Singapore across 23 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Singapore worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Singapore which is officially known as the Republic of Singapore, an island-state in Southeast Asia. Singapore lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It consists overall of one mainland and sixty-two (62) islets. The nation of Singapore is known for its transition from a developing to a developed country.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Singapore Facts
- Right and Wrong
- Then to Now
- Fill in the Blanks
- Landmark Match
- Sir Stamford Raffles
- Leader Lee Kuan Yew
- Drawing Attractions
- Map of Singapore
- What’s New?
- Seeing Singapore
Link/cite this page
If you reference any of the content on this page on your own website, please use the code below to cite this page as the original source.
Link will appear as Singapore Facts & Worksheets: https://kidskonnect.com - KidsKonnect, August 4, 2019
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.