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(clockwise from top) Merlion Park, Chinese Garden, Suntec City

Singapore is made up of not just one island but a main island with 63 surrounding islets. The main island has a total land area of 682 square km. Located at one of the crossroads of the world, Singapore's strategic position has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. Its geographical location is 136.8 km north of the equator, between longitudes 103 degrees 38' E and 104 degrees 06' E.

Singapore's population of almost four million comprises 77% Chinese, 14% Malays, 8% Indians and 1% Eurasians and people of other descent. With its ethnic mix also comes its diverse set of religions. Singapore's skyline boasts the distinctive minarets of mosques, spires of gothic cathedrals, intricate figurines of Hindu temple gods and distinctive roof architecture of Chinese temples. The main religions are Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism.

(from left to right) Underwater World, Thaipusam festival, Vanda Miss Joaquim

If there is one word that best captures Singapore, it is "unique". A dynamic city rich in contrast and colour, you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture here. Brimming with unbridled energy, this little dynamo in Southeast Asia embodies the finest of both East and West.


To know more about Singapore, please visit the official website at


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IALP 2009 is jointly organized by the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS) and IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter (IEEE Singapore CC)

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