What do you think a day in Singapore is like? Do some research then try to write about a typical day in the diary.
Join us for a quick tour of Singapore: learn some interesting facts and print out the flag in all sorts of shapes and sizes - including bookmarks, jigsaw and colouring page!
The urban landscape of Singapore - Singapore skyline
A Little Geography...
- The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia, lying at the tip of the Malay Peninsula. There is the main island (Singapore Island) and 60 much smaller islets.
- Singapore is very urban, with very little of its original green landscape - although efforts are being made to "green" the city with new parks such as the Garden by the Bay built recently on reclaimed land. The island has been expanded considerably by reclamation.
- The island is one of the world's largest financial centres and also has one of the top five busiest ports.
- Singapore has a population of just over 5m, 75% are Chinese with significant minorities of Malays, Indians and Eurasians.
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore - 101 hectares of reclaimed land
A Little History...
- Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 as an outpost of the East India Company by Sir Stamford Raffles. The island was claimed for Britain in 1824.
- During the Second World War, the island fell quickly to Japanese troops and was occupied for the duration of the war.
- Singapore became independent in 1963.
And Some Interesting Facts...
- Singapore has no less than four official languages: English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.
- Singapore is the second most densely populated country in the world, after Monaco.
- The country has low tax rates and has therefore become an increasingly popular tax haven for the very wealthy - including Facebook's co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Singapore has the world's highest percentage of millionaires!
- Private car ownership is restricted and very expensive! Only 1 in 10 Singaporeans owns a car.
- The world famous Raffles Hotel opened in 1887 and is still a popular tourist destination. The popular cocktail, the Singapore Sling, was first served in its bar in 1915!
The Singapore Flag
The Flag of Singapore has two horizontal bands of red and white. There is a white crescent moon and five white stars form a circle in the top left corner. The five stars represent democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. The flag was adopted on the 3rd of December 1959.
Our Singapore Resources
What's the weather doing in Singapore today? Find out if you can, then fill in the weather app on the phone template.
Singapore has been described as a place where "East meets West". Find out more about the culture here and write or add pictures into the boxes.
Do some research into Singapore, then design your own eye-catching poster encouraging tourists to visit there...
Laska is one of the most popular dishes in Singapore. Can you find out more about the food eaten in Singapore and describe it (and draw a meal) on this worksheet?
Choose from two worksheets all about the Singapore Coat of Arms: the first asks you to describe the Coat of Arms, and the second asks you to design your own, too!
A Venn diagram is a great way to show the relationship between a group of different things in a visual way. Use the diagram to compare and contrast your life with someone living in Singapore.
This worksheet focuses on comparing Singapore where you live - you might need to do a little research first.
We hope you'll colouring in the pretty national flower for Singapore, the curiously named Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid!
Do some research on Singapore, then draw (or cut and paste) five pictures into this printable gallery. The end result will look great for a display!
Singapore ranks 12th in the world for the number of skyscrapers in a city, and you can see plenty of them on this postcard! Perfect for some address writing practise...
Can the kids send a postcard from Singapore to a friend or family member? They can think about the person they are sending the postcard to and draw a picture they think that person would like...
There are some impressively tall buildings in Singapore, and you can see them on this stunning poster of the city skyline...
There's something inspiring about city skylines, and this story paper for Singapore is bound to spark imaginations...
The kids can pretend they're writing a tourist leaflet with this fun printable. Print, fold into three then fill with useful information about Singapore.
Here's a fun worksheet to combine some persuasive writing with research into Singapore. Can the children write some content for a travel brochure encouraging people to visit there?
This worksheet is ideal for younger children studying Singapore as a topic, as it's a little easier to complete than our other Singapore worksheet.