Singapore on a small island at the tip of the Malacca Peninsula, 137 kilometers north of the equator. Singapore is known for its shops and food culture.
Official language: English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil
Currency: Singapore Dollar
Passport and visa: Finns do not need to obtain a visa to Singapore in advance. A Finnish citizen can stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days in a six-month period without a visa.
Time difference to Finland +6
Daylight saving time is not used
Agriculture and fishing
Agriculture has never had a major impact on Singapore’s economy. Together with fishing and mining, it accounts for less than one per thousand of GDP.
- CountryAAH: Comprehensive import regulations of Singapore. Covers import prohibitions and special documentation requirements for a list of prohibited items.
There is some cultivation of fruits and vegetables, as well as production of chickens and eggs for the domestic market. However, most of the food needs are covered by imports. Flowers, especially orchids, are grown for export. There are two fishing harbors and several fish farms, but production accounts for only a fraction of the consumption. However, Singapore is one of the world’s largest producers of aquarium fish. For Singapore defense and foreign policy, please check recipesinthebox.
FACTS – AGRICULTURE
Agriculture’s share of GDP
0.0 percent (2018)
Percentage of land used for agriculture
0.9 percent (2016)
- Abbreviationfinder.org: Offers how the 3-letter acronym of SGP stands for the state of Singapore in geography.