Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Singapore

Key facts:

POPULATION: (2010 Census)1: 5,076,700
AREA2: 710 sq km
CAPITAL: Singapore
CURRENCY: Singapore dollar (SGD)
HEAD OF STATE: President Tony Tan
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: democratic parliamentary republic
PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM: unicameral
STATE STRUCTURE: city state
LANGUAGES: English (official), Malay (national language), Mandarin and Tamil (recognised)
NATIONAL ELECTIONS:
general: last: 2011 turnout: na next: 2016
presidential: last: 2011 turnout: na next: 2017
LOCAL ELECTIONS: there is no elected local government
WOMEN COUNCILLORS: na
LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE (as a percentage of total government expenditure 2013/14): na

Summary

Singapore is a democratic parliamentary republic with no local government.

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CLGF activities in Singapore

Singapore hosted the first Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Meeting in 2015

 

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Asia regional office

Regional office

CLGF's regional office in South Asia is based in Mumbai, India

 

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Board Members

Board members representing Asia

Mayor S Ali Zahir Moulana
Hon Datuk Abdul Tahman Dahlan

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