Singapore is a city-state in South Asia. It consists of one main island and 54 smaller islands south of Peninsular Malaysia. The water surrounding the islands helps to moderate the temperature.


Population: 5.4 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Chinese (74.2%), Malay (13.3%), Indian (9.2%), other (3.3%)
Languages: Mandarin (official) (36.3%), English (official) (29.8%), Malay (official) (11.9%), Hokkien (8.1%), Tamil (official) (4.4%), Cantonese (4.1%), Teochew (3.2%), other Indian languages (1.2%), other Chinese dialects (1.1%), other (1.1%)
Religions: Buddhist (33.3%), Muslim (14.7%), Taoist (10.9%), Catholic (7.1%), Hindu (5.1%), other Christian (11%), other (0.7%), none (17%) (2010 est.)


Singaporean Population:
In Canada: 1,390
In the GTA: 510
In the City of Toronto: 210

Singapore, which became independent in 1965, is known as the cleanest and greenest city in Asia. Its strategic position, large port, and export-dependent economy has made it one of the world's great commercial centres. Its booming economy has led to a higher standard of living for its citizens, but also a rise in materialism. There is freedom of religion in Singapore. Religious harmony is one of the government's priorities, as there are people of many different religious backgrounds living in Singapore.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


Churches in the GTA

The Peoples Church
374 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M2N 3B6

Phone: 416-222-3241


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