Singapore is a south-east Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 85 miles north of the equator. It is an island country made up of 63 islands.

Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons. The temperature rarely falls below 20°C.

English is the language of instruction in all public schools, and all subjects are taught and examined in English (except other languages). Singaporean students consistently rank in the top five in the world in the two major international assessments of mathematics and science knowledge.

Since being separated from Malaysia in 1965 it has had a massive increase in wealth, and is one of the Four Asian Tigers. Singapore is the world's fourth leading financial centre, and its port is one of the five busiest ports in the world.

Singapore is a very diverse and young country. It has many languages, cultures and religions for a country its size. Dining is said to be one of the country's national pastime. The diversity of food is remarkable, and is seen by the government as a symbol of its multiculturalism. Singapore aims to be a centre for arts and culture, transforming the country into a cosmopolitan "gateway between the East and West". *

With a relationship that goes back to 2005, Cardiff Metropolitan University has strong links with the East Asia Institute of Management, Singapore. This relationship gives staff and students of Cardiff Met the opportunity to undertake outward mobility at this East-Asian partner. The programmes available are numerous, with subjects including Accountancy, International Hospitality Management, Banking and Finance, Psychological Studies and more on offer. For more information contact

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* Source: Wikipedia