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Welcome to my first lilyhandmade’s blog! Before going further to other topics, I would like to introduce about the country which I live since I was born.

Singapore is officially called the Republic of Singapore, an inland city state, that at the Southern end that of the Malay peninsula, south of the Malay state of Johor and the north of Indonesia’ s Riau islands. At 710,2 km2 (274,2 sq mi), Singapore, the smallest nation in South-East Asia, is  larger than the city of Monaco and of Vatikaan. By European settlement, the island that was now if Singapore is confessed the place of a Malay fishery village at the mouth of the river of Singapore.

In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles had founded Singapore and it became one of the most important commercial and military centres of the British empire, and the hub of British power in South-East Asia. During the second world war , the British colony was occupied by the Japaneses , after the battle,   in 1965), Singapore became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Nations on 9 august, 1965. Singapore was allowed to the United Nations on 21 September of that year. Since independence, Singapore’ s standard of living has dramatically increased.  Singapore is the 5th richest country in the world in terms of GDP (purchasing power parities) . In 2009, the entity of the intelligence of The Economist the tenth most expensive city in the world.

The population of Singapore is approximately 4.86 millions. Singapore is highest cosmopolitan and several with Chinese people an ethnic majority with large population of Malay, Indian and other races. English,  Malay, Tamil, and Mandarin  are  their main  languages. Singapore is a parliamentary republic, and the constitution of Singapore establishes representative democracy as nation’ s political system. People’ s Action Party(PAP) predominated the political process and control of the parliament won in each election since  1959.

That’s it folk for the  short history class! I hope you will not find it boring reading my country’s history. However, thank in-advance for your patience and time.  .^_^.

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