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is an island state covering an area of 648 km2. It is strategically located at the tip of the Malayan peninsular for communication and trade. Citizens and permanent residents numbered 3,263,200 in mid-2000, consisting of 76.8% Chinese, 13.9% Malays, 7.9% Indians, and 1.4% others. Adding migrant workers brings the total population to over 4 million. The official languages are English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay and Tamil, but education is in English. Islam first came in the 13th century and re…

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Yung, Hwa, “Singapore”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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