TheIRES | Committee

TheIRES | Committee

Prof. (Dr.) Manmath Padhy Vice-Chancellor Khallikote University Berhampur, Odisha, India
DR. ACHINTYA MAHAPATRA Senior Lecturer in Management (Marketing) Department of Business Studies Royal University of Bhutan, (GCBS) At / Po: Gedu, Bhutan

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  • Official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil, with over 75% of the population fluent in English.
  • Made up of over 60 islands, of which the biggest is Singapore Island, also known as Pulau Ujong.
  • Population: about 5.5 million, of which 62% are citizens and 38% are permanent residents or foreign workers and students.
  • Vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • International dialing code: +65
  • Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD/S$)
  • Time zone: Singapore Standard Time (UTC +8)
  • Singapore was founded by Britain in 1819, gained independence in 1963, became part of Malaysia the same year and finally separated into an independent state in 1965.
  • Parliamentary republic with unicameral legislature, meaning just one legislative chamber.
  • The People‚Äôs Action Party has won every election since self-governance was granted in 1959.
  • Head of state is the President, a largely ceremonial role.
  • Leader of government is the Prime Minister.
  • Around the same size as Fresno, California, but has a population of approximately 10 times larger.