Download
country in a powerpoint singapore n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Country in a PowerPoint: Singapore PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Country in a PowerPoint: Singapore

Country in a PowerPoint: Singapore

287 Vues Download Presentation
Télécharger la présentation

Country in a PowerPoint: Singapore

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Country in a PowerPoint: Singapore Meredith Teeter Evan Greenwood

  2. The country’s flag • Adopted in 1959 • Symbolizes • Young ascendant nation • Universal brotherhood • National Equality • National Ideals

  3. Economy • Market based economy • 14th largest exporter • 15th largest importer • 44% of workforce is Non-Singaporese • 15.5% of population is millionaires in US dollars • Relays heavily on exporting and refining imported goods • Most Singaporese work in the service sector

  4. Geography • Made up of 63 islands • Main island is Pulua Ujong • 50% of the country is covered in forest • Called the “Garden City” • Tropical Rainforest Climate T • Temperatures between 73 and 90 degrees • Highest point is only 545 feet • 23% of country is nature reserves

  5. Religion 33.3% is Buddhist 18.3% is Christian 17.0% practices no religion

  6. Clothing Materials range from cotton, to high quality silk Influenced by Chinese and Indian clothing Whole body is usually covered

  7. Government Parliamentary Republic One of least corrupted countries in the world Trial by jury was completed eliminated in 1970 Ran by the elected Parliament Prime Minister is mainly a figurehead

  8. Music/Video • Has urban music scene • Based on rock and pop music • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvdUdn3ZVJk • Folk music is Chinese, Malay, and Tamil • Video industry has declined since independence • “Money No Enough” is most successful film

  9. Food National fruit is the Durian Main dishes are closely related to the Indian and Chinese cuisine. Singapore hosts a National Food Festival every year, which attracts many tourists and provides a good portion of income for the locals

  10. History • Founded in 1819 as a trading post for British East India Company • By 1869 100,000 people move to live there working in tin mines and rubber industry • Their descendents make up most of Chinese majority now • In 1942, invaded by Japanese and held onto until end of the WWII • First general elections take place in 1959 • Indpendance declared in 1963 • Joins Malaysia fearing British retaliation • After differences, Singapore is expelled in 1965 • Joined Association of Southeast Asian Countries in 1967

  11. Art/Literature Performing arts have been on an all-time rise Comedy, orchestras, and ballet has been recently becoming popular Literature in Singapore includes poems, dramas, children’s stories, and fictional works Most literature is easily translated into English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil

  12. Currency Currency is called the Singapore Dollar, SGD. The symbol equivalent to our “$” is S$ 1 S$ = .79 US Dollar The dollar can be divided into 100 cents