Singapore has a population of 5.5 million, of which 3.9 million are local residents of Chinese, Malay, Indian or European origin. They make up a collage of races, languages, religions and communities that contribute to Singapore’s diversity of culture and heritage. The diversity makes Singapore an attractive place to exchange ideas and to network.
Being densely-populated, Singapore’s urban design incorporates smart solutions to meet the people’s needs for housing, healthcare, education and transportation. As a multi-racial and multi-religious society, Singapore also recognises the importance of fostering racial harmony, whilst improving the city’s liveability. Public housing policies are designed to discourage ethnic enclaves, whilst creating common meeting spaces for interaction, to engender harmonious relationship between ethnic groups.
Since independence, Singapore has prospered through an investment-led economy focused on the manufacturing and the service industry. Singapore is now striving to become a creative, innovation-based economy.