Population: 5,488,366 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Official Languages: English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil

Unofficial Languages: Hokkien, Cantonese, other Indian and Chinese dialects

Main Religions: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Chinese, Malay, Indian, and other minorities

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Rugby, Cricket

Political System: Parliamentary Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Chinese New Year (February 8-9)

Good Friday (March 25)

Labour Day (May 1-2)

Vesak Day (May 21)

Hari Raya Puasa (July 6)

National Day (August 9)

Hari Raya Haji (September 12)

Deepavali (October 29)

Christmas (December 25)

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