Singapore Passport Ranking
The Singaporean passport currently ranks on the 2nd place according to the Guide visa index. It provides visa-free access to 188 countries. It is therefore considered one of the most desirable passports in the world with almost the highest mobility score. Singaporean passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to destinations such as Brazil, the European Union, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States allowing instant travel worldwide. Singaporean passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 41 destinations in the world. Some countries where a visa is required are Cameroon, Oman and Russia.
The island nation of Singapore is divided into 5 districts. The country consists of several islands and is located in Southeastern Asia, between Indonesia and Malaysia. The most important districts are Central, North-East and West. Singapore has a surface area of 725.7 square kilometers. This makes it the 2nd smallest nation in Asia. Its climate is tropical hot and humid with distinct monsoon seasons. The terrain is dominated by a low-lying central plateau.
The overall population is over 5.7 million people. The capital of the country is Singapore, which is also the most populous and only city. The largest airport is Changi Airport (SIN) with more than 68 million yearly passengers. Changi Airport is the 18th busiest airport in the world and provides access to all continents. It is also regularly named as one of the best airports in the world.
Singaporean culture is a blend of different Asian cultures. The main religions of the country are Buddhism and Christianity. The official languages are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. The legal system is the English common law. The government type is a parliamentary republic. The elected chief of state is President Halimah Yacob. The head of government is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Elections take place every 6 years and the president is elected by simple popular vote.
The official currency of the country is the Singapore dollar (SGD) with the current exchange rate being SGD 1.33 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $615 billion, making it the 6th largest economy South East Asia. Its citizens have a per capita income of $107,604. The GDP is mostly made up of services and the industry sector. Its main goods of export are electronics, chemicals, oil drilling equipment, petroleum, vegetables and poultry. The nation is amongst the world leaders in technology and production techniques mostly due to a very skilled and diverse labor force of foreigners.
Singapore is filled with a variety of urban, cultural and nature tourism destinations and attractions. It is especially known for its culture, historic city and beautiful landscapes, attracting tourists during winter and summer. It has one UNESCO world heritage site. Some of the major attractions include the Marina Bay Sands, the Garden by the Bay, the Botanic Gardens, the Singapore Zoo, Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Merlion Park. The nation has a total of approximately 18.5 million tourists visiting every year. The majority of tourists are originating from Asia and Australia.