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Singapore: Political System

Singapore is a parliamentary democracy. At the head of the state is a prime minister who is elected every 5 years. You can be re-elected as often as you like. Parliament is a unicameral system with 84 seats that is elected every five years. Since 1990, Parliament has been able to appoint additional new members. In reality, however, Parliament does not have a major control function. The voting age is 21 years.

Singapore: Political System

In the city-state there is the death penalty and a caning sentence, which is expressed in beatings with the cane. The number of blows with the stick depends on the offense.

According to Digopaul.com, the official name of the country is

Republic of Singapore

National anthem

Enric Zubir Sahid composed the national anthem of Singapore "Majula Singapura" (Forward Singapore) in 1956/57.

The anthem has been the country's national anthem since 1965 - the year of independence.

In the original Malay text In the English translation
Mari kita rakyat Singapura

Sama-sama menuju bahagia

Cita-cita kita yang mulia

Berjaya SingapuraMarilah kita bersatu

Dengan semangat yang baru

Semua kita berseru

Majulah Singapura

Majulah Singapura

We, the people of Singapore,

march to happiness together.

Our noble endeavor is to make

Singapore a success.Let us unite

in a new spirit.

Together we announce:

Forward Singapore

Forward Singapore

National flag

The national flag of Singapore was hoisted for the first time on an official occasion on December 3, 1959. Based on flag descriptions by Countryaah.com, the colors and symbols of the flag are interpreted as follows:

- Red symbolizes the universal brotherhood and equality of the people

- White the purity and virtue

- The crescent moon in the upper left corner stands for a young, rising nation

- The five stars for democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality

Singapore flag and coat of arms

Singapore: Known People

Architects and builders

  • George Coleman, the Irish architect built a large number of Palladian-style buildings for the East India Trading Company
  • Ieo Ming Pei (born 1917), the American architect of Chinese descent built Raffles City. In 1983 he was awarded the most important architecture prize, the Pritzker Prize.

Politicians and rulers

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826)

Raffles was the founder of Singapore in 1819. He founded the city as the main base of the East Indian trading company in Southeast Asia. Previously only a few fishing families lived there, and the place was also considered a refuge for pirates.

 

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