Today, Singapore has built a strong and diverse manufacturing base, with leadership positions in sectors such as aerospace, electronics, biomedical sciences and precision engineering. Manufacturing remains a significant contributor to Singapore’s economy, contributing about 20 per cent to its GDP.
Is Singapore a manufacturing hub?
Leading firms across industrial sectors such as Shell, Micron, and Merck have chosen Singapore as a strategic manufacturing hub. We are the world’s 4th largest global exporter of high-tech goods – Singapore produces 5 of the world’s top 10 drugs, and is the 5th largest producer of refined oil.
What type of industries are there in Singapore?
Important industries: electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade.
What country owns Singapore?
Singapore became part of Malaysia on 16 September 1963 following a merger with Malaya, Sabah, and Sarawak. The merger was thought to benefit the economy by creating a common, free market, and to improve Singapore’s internal security. However, it was an uneasy union.
Why is Singapore so small?
The rapid increase in population with ineffectual governance from the administration had turned Singapore into a “small island full of the very dreg of the population of south eastern Asia”. It was this situation that had prompted the British to establish the Straits Settlements as a separate Crown Colony in 1867.
What is the capital of Singapore?
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Why did the British chose Singapore as a trading port?
Due to Singapore’s central location in the region, British trading ships could stop at Singapore to conveniently trade, rest and replenish food and water. This allowed the British trading ships to carry more trading goods rather than supplies and thus generate more trade profit.