Singapore

English is the language of instruction in all Singaporean schools. Because of this, the term “Mother Tongue” in Singapore means the second or other language other than English.

Source: CIA World Factbook

Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world’s most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world’s busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe. – CIA World Factbook

Books Films   Music   Talks   Videos 

Educational Resources   Area Specialists

Most recent Singapore Posts:

Looking for a new book to read while relaxing at the beach this Spring Break? Check out our list of popular fiction and memoirs on Southeast Asia.

In honor of International Women’s Day, held on March 8, this week we spotlight books on women in Southeast Asia.

The Center for Asian American Media presents films SEA films in their upcoming festival from March 12-22 in San Francisco.


whiteborder

Visit Specific Country Pages Below:

bruneiflag-small

Brunei

cambodiaflag-small

Cambodia

Indonesiaflag-small

Indonesia

laosflag-small

Laos

malaysiaflag-small

Malaysia

myanmarflag-small

Myanmar

philippinesflag-small

Philippines

singaporeflag-small

Singapore

thailandflag-small

Thailand

timorlesteflag-small

Timor- Leste

vietnamflag-small

Viet Nam

aseanflag-small

ASEAN