Dating agencies on the rise in singapore
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.
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).
Historical sources also indicate that around the end of the 14th century, its ruler Parameswara was attacked by either the Majapahit or the Siamese, forcing him to move on to Melaka where he founded the Sultanate of Malacca.
However, the Sultanate was weakened by factional division; the Temenggong (or Chief Minister) Tengku Abdu'r Rahman and his officials were loyal to Tengku Rahman's elder brother Tengku Long who was living in exile in Riau.
However, it is unlikely that lions ever lived on the island; Sang Nila Utama, the Srivijayan prince said to have founded and named the island Singapura, perhaps saw a Malayan tiger.
There are however other suggestions for the origin of the name and scholars do not believe that the origin of the name is firmly established.
The People's Action Party has won every election since self-government began in 1959.
According to the Democracy Index in 2018, the country is described as a "flawed democracy".: Siṃhapura; siṃha is "lion", pura is "town" or "city"), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City, and its inclusion in many of the nation's symbols (e.g., its coat of arms, Merlion emblem).