Singapore: General Information

General Information

Country studies
It is the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Information about history, society, environment, economy, government, politics, and national security can be found.

Embassy of Singapore, Washington, DC
This is the official website of the Embassy of Singapore in the United States of America. It provides general information and facts of Singapore, including traveling, economy, constitutions, visa issues and daily news from Singapore.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: Singapore Maps
This is the website of The University of Texas at Austin. It contains Singapore maps.

Singapore flag and anthem by the World Statesmen
This site shows flag, anthem and genealogy of rulers of Singapore.

Singapore Infomap
This website provides information and directory of Singapore.

Singapore Statutes Online
This site provides up-to-date acts and constitutional documents of the Republic of Singapore.

Statistics Singapore
This site provides national statistical information and a publication of census.

The World Fact Book about Singapore-CIA 
This site provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications and statistic information.


Government Institutions

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
The Maritime and Port authority of Singapore is in charge of overseeing port development, industry and man power development, safety and environment, maritime and port security, and provides circular and notices. Very comprehensive site, including complete PDF documents.

Ministry of Communications and Information
Mission: To Develop Singapore as a Global City for Information, Communications and the Arts, so as to Build a Creative Economy, Gracious Community and Connected Society with a Singaporean Identity rooted in our Multicultural Heritage. Page offers information and opportunities in the arts including jobs, competitions, festivals, etc. As well as links to different websites regarding the arts.

Ministry of Defense
Comprehensive website including information on Army, Navy, and the Air Force. The site contains information for new recruits, services for the community, and news regarding military personnel.

Ministry of Education
The Ministry Of Education directs the formulation and implementation of education policies. It has control of the development and administration of the Government and Government-aided primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges, and a centralised institute. It also registers private schools. Comprehensive site including information on services, schedules, school information, etc.

Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
MEWR aims to move from maintaining good environmental performance in the short term to achieving environmental sustainability in the long term. Together with its two statutory boards, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Public Utilities Board (PUB), this can be accomplished through continued innovation in managing Singapore's limited resources, and vibrant partnerships and co-operations across the 3P sectors - private, public and people - crucial in meeting Singapore's environmental sustainability challenges.

Ministry of Finance
Site including information on budget, taxation, services to businesses and individuals. The site also includes recent speeches regarding finances.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MFA's mission is to advance and safeguard the interests of Singapore and Singaporeans through effective diplomacy. MFA strives to be a Foreign Service that excels and is effective and efficient in: a) Advancing Singapore's strategic, political, economic and other interests; and b) Providing worldwide consular assistance and protection for Singaporeans abroad. Site contains consular information, Singapore missions worldwide, and foreign missions accredited to Singapore in addition to recent news regarding MFA.

Ministry of Health
Website for the Ministry of Health in Singapore.  Includes information about their healthcare system, disease prevention, healthcare resources and statistics, and a healthcare locator among other things.

Ministry of Home Affairs
Contains information links to safety and security, civil defense, drug abuse, rehabilitation, and immigration. These links in turn deal with laws regarding different government acts such as the death penalty, and immigration laws. The site also offers news regarding MHA from June up to date.

Ministry of Law
The Ministry of Law is in charge of implementing sound, transparent, and pro-business legal policies. MOL services include: dispute resolution, legal aid, trustee services, intellectual property rights, and land administration. All links available.

Ministry of Manpower
Information regarding employment: employees, workplace relations and standards. Workplace relations and standards; workplace safety and health.

Ministry of National Development
The Mission of MND is to: - Develop world-class infrastructure - Create a vibrant and sustainable living environment - Build rooted and cohesive communities. Site contains information regarding: Business objectives, news and events, MND publications, useful links, and job opportunities.

Ministry of Social and Family Development
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Ministry of Trade and Industry
Website dealing with Singapore's economy, trade, industries, and enterprise. Our vision is for Singapore to be by 2018: a globalised economy where Singapore is the key node in the global network, linked to all the major economies; a creative and entrepreneurial nation willing to take risks to create fresh businesses and blaze new paths to success; and a diversified economy powered by the twin engines of manufacturing and services, where vibrant Singapore companies complement MNCs, and new startups co-exist with traditional businesses exploiting new and innovative ideas.

Ministry of Transport
Website contains information regarding air, land, and sea transport, as well as notification of serious accidents. It also offers links to transportation publications, Such as the journal "Motivate" and links for career opportunities, and help. The main focus of the ministry is to bring about efficient and cost-effective transportation to enhance our economic competitiveness and quality of life. It strives to make Singapore an international civil aviation and maritime centre for the region.

Parliament of Singapore
Site contains information regarding Parliamentary government system, including laws, and election information. There are several useful links including one that helps you find government leaders in your area.

Prime Minister’s Office
Site offers information regarding the Prime minister, his cabinet, and the duties of this cabinet. Site limited but informative.


History, Culture and Religion

Asian Civilization Museum
This site provides overview and information about exhibitions and collections in the Asian Civilization Museum of Singapore.

National Arts Council
This site offers information about performances, art events, both in Singapore and the international scent.

National Heritage Board (NHB)
NHB works to present, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Singapore. It provides links to museums and other institutions that feature information on the preservation of Asian artifacts.

National Museum of Singapore
Its website provides online information about the museum and the contemporary exhibition information.

Singapore Arts Museum
This site provides information about exhibition in the Singapore Arts Museum and overview of collections in the museum.


Political and Social Issues

Asia-Pacific Center for Environment Law (APCEL)
APCEL is a center to promote the environment law and practice in Singapore and in Southeast Asia region. This website contains annual reports, environment-related-publications, law on environment and information of workshops.

Human Rights Watch
This website contains news, reports, and publications related to human rights in Singapore.

Singapore Law Online
This site provides online legal resources employed in public and private sectors in Singapore.



This website provides online local and international (Malaysia, Asia, World) news in English. News in Singapore, Malaysia, Asia, and world can be found after connecting to the news link.

Channel News Asia
It contains news and media on Singapore in English, Chinese and Malay.

New York Times-World-Asia Pacific
This website provides online news from the Asia Pacific region.

Singapore News
This site provides the latest news from Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries.

Tamil Murasu
It provides online news on Singapore in Tamil language.

The Business Times
It offers business news in Singapore and the world news.

The Straits Times
This is a Singapore-based newspaper, published news on Singapore and Southeast Asia region everyday.

This website provides online international and local news in English.

Zaobao News
This site provides daily news on Singapore in Chinese.


Research Institutions

Asia Foundation for Singapore
This is a website of the Asia Foundation, specifically for Singapore. It contains information of the Asia Foundation’s projects related to economic reform, land management, law and justice, and governance.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
This website provides online reports and programs that Singapore and other members of APEC work to promote trade and investment liberalization, business facility, and economy and technical cooperation.

Asia Research Institute-ARI (National University of Singapore)
This site provides a wide range of research topic about Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN)
This websites contains information about Singapore government activities with other ASEAN countries and region.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, (Northern Illinois University)
This website contains a photograph collection and research information related to Singapore and countries in Southeast Asia.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Southeast Asia 
CSIS is an organization that provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. This website provides information regarding programs of CSIS in Southeast Asia, interviews, publications, events, and news.

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST Asia (ERIA)
ERIA is an international organization that supports the ASEAN Secretariat by making policy recommendations at regional governmental meetings. This website contains the information about the latest news, activities, research and publications.

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies-ISEAS, Singapore
This site contains research articles and working papers on Singapore and other Southeast Asia countries. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

International Institute of Asian Studies-IIAS, Netherlands
This site contains free newsletters about Singapore and other countries in Asia.

International Monetary Fund, Singapore
This provides online working papers and reports of the IMF in Singapore.

Monetary Authority of Singapore
This is the government website providing monetary information and publication related to investment in Singapore. It contains reports, papers, reviews and bulletins for students, researchers, analysts and financial institutions.

The Economist, Singapore
This website provides online article covering analyzes of economy, statistic information, and facts of the government in Singapore.

The Southeast Asian Research Center, University of Hong Kong
This website contains free download publications of working paper since 2001 on Singapore and countries in Southeast Asia and a full database of labor law of Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Hong Kong.

The United Nations in Singapore
This website provides information of projects run by the United Nations in Singapore.

The World Bank, Singapore
This is the World Bank website, specifically for projects in Singapore. It contains data and statistic, publications, reports and updated news about the World Bank projects in Singapore and other countries in the world.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
This site provides online research articles about the socio-political issues of Singapore and other countries in the world. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.


Travel Information

Lonely Planet, Singapore
The information of tourist attractions and traveling guides in Singapore can be found in this site.

Singapore Tourism
This site features tour information for destinations in Singapore



National Bureau of Asian Research
The National Bureau of Asian Research is committed to advanced independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.